Since the news broke that NBC-Universal was shutting down Television Without Pity, fans and former recappers have been mourning its imminent demise, especially the loss of its vast archives. Vulture’s Margaret Lyons called the removal of the archive “a weird spiritual crime against pop culture”; NPR’s Linda Holmes recalled keeping tabs on “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother”; and many others clustered in this thread in the few days before they were closed to new postings.
The site is still shutting down on Friday, but evidently the outcry was loud enough to be heard in the corridors of 30 Rock:
Bad news for producers of the past decade and a half’s worst shows; good news for our fans: TWoP’s archives will stay up.
— TVWithoutPity (@TVWithoutPity) April 2, 2014
Re/Code confirmed that the archives would stay open but offered no further info, so for now all we can say is: Take that, Aaron Sorkin.