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Published:August 4th, 2007 06:37 EST
SCIFI has closed The Dresden Files

SCIFI has closed The Dresden Files

By Garrett Godwin

Blessed and cursed by the opportunity to fight the forces of evil on the mean streets of Chicago, private-eye/wizard Harry Dresden didn't have enough magic to put a spell on viewers, as the SCIFI Channel cancelled The Dresden Files after one season. Based on the popular series of books from author Jim Butcher, the series follows the cases of Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), who doesn't teach magic and doesn't do parties.  Equal parts Jim Rockford and reluctant, tragic hero, Harry receives aid from his spiritual guide/mentor Bob (Terrence Mann) and his friend/potential love interest, Lt. Connie Murphy (Valerie Cruz) as he tackles the toughest cases, battling the forces of darkness, and saving the world while getting by with his wits and dry humor.

The Dresden Files aired on the SCIFI Channel on Sunday nights at 9pm, but audiences still couldn't resist the temptation ABC's Desperate Housewives.

But not to worry, because Paul Blackthrone will return on the small screen this fall, in a recurring role on the new ABC series Big Shots that stars Dylan McDermott (The Practice), Michael Vartan (Alias), and Christopher Titus (Titus)

SCIFI states the reason for the cancellation is due to production costs.  Though it wasn't a ratings blockbuster, The Dresden Files gains a loyal fan following.  Like fans being "Nuts" over Jericho at CBS, Dresden fans are setting out to bring their magic to SCIFI in an effort to resurrect their favorite wizard-detective back on television.

To campaign for the return of The Dresden Files, go to these websites:

"Save The Dresden Community" (

"Dresden City Renewal Community" (