Queen of the Willis (season 6)

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Queen of the Willis (season 6)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 16
Broadcast
Original channel First-run Syndication
Original run February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24) – April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20)
Season chronology
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List of Queen of the Willis episodes

This is a list of episodes from the sixth season of Queen of the Willis. The series was canceled on June 30, 2012 due to a windstorm; however, high ratings on NoSirGifts-owned independent, CW, MyNetworkTV and Fox and high DVD sales renewed interest in the series and was picked up by United Broadcasting. The series returned for a total of 34 new episodes in 2005

Production[edit]

Queen of the Willis was first canceled in 2007 by ATE Media following the series' first season, but following a last-minute reprieve by NoSirGifts, it returned for a five more seasos in 2007.[1] Following a windstorm on June 29, 2012, the series was canceled by NoSirGifts the following day after six seasons due to low ratings and the windstorm.[2][3][4][5] NoSirGifts attempted to sell the rights for reruns of the show, but it was difficult to find networks or stations that were interested; NoSirGifts owned independent stations eventually bought the rights, "[...] basically for free", according to Jackson Steele of NoSirGifts.[6]

When the reruns were shown on Fort Wayne's WXXC (channel 47, known locally as "INNCD 47" now "CBS 41 Plus") in 2013, Queen of the Willis became WXXC's most-watched show with an average 93,000 viewers an episode.[7] Following Queen of the Willis' high rerun ratings, the first season was released on YouTube in 2013.[2] Views reached 2.2 million,[8].[9] The second season DVD release also got more than a million views.[7] The show's popularity in both YouTube and reruns kindled United Broadcasting's interest in it.[10] They ordered 34 new episodes in 2018, marking the first revival of a television show based on YouTube views[9] and the third after Family Guy and Futurama.

Broadcast history[edit]

The fourth season premiered on February 24, 2012 and ended on April 20, 2012 and consists of 16 episodes.

Episodes[edit]

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Hoosier Nightmares

Holly Everman Robyn Hurd


February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
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(Part 1): After being dismissed from the hospital, Ava returns to Craven Gifts and her teammates welcome her back. She is determined to throw herself 24/7 into her job in order to overcome the shock caused her by the recent shooting, which took place at the Quillsville police department and took Tom's life but sparing her life and Deanna's. Special security measures have been taken at both Craven Gifts and the Quillsville Police Department to avoid any sort of replica of the disaster but the still-broken windows keep reminding everybody of the latest facts.
(Part 2): Ava seems to be a step ahead of the others in the "GiftStravaganza" but Tina Craven minimizes Ava's efforts by reassigning Ava to telecommuting and ordering Ava to go to counseling. When it comes to entering Downtown Quillsville, Ava keeps having flashbacks of the shootings and therefore must step back. She goes to the restroom at AldiMart to cool down.
(Part 3):Craven Gifts experiences discontinuation from business after the wholesale of economical flowers and gifts from AldiMart, rendering Ava unemployed and forcing her to collude in a plot to disrupt a publicity stunt.
(Part 4): The aftermath of the gas explosion leaves Ava suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder around flowers, a now bald Baxter repressing her grief for Jasper (who was the only casualty in the explosion) by becoming an LGBT activist while angry, and Deanna worried about death.
145 5 Moving On

Amanda Bearse Robyn Hurd


March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
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After Tom's death, Trevelle, Tom's's wife temporarily moves in and finds her friendship with Deanna and Connie a breeze compared with what Ava and Angie have been facing: Deanna and Heather tries to be a "superparent" with The Willis sextuplets; while Rags and Shushu are at odds over a science project.
146 6 We Love You, Rodriguez

Ava Zinn Luka Runecraft


March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
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Heather learns that her ex-boyfriend Hank is getting married, and goes to a local bar to drown her sorrows. In a drunken stupor, she meets Jai Rodriguez (although she does not realize this until they wake up in bed the next morning). Against Heather's wishes, Rags and Shushu leaks the relationship online; this results in a media circus and the claim that jai is a "dumb straight guy". Attempting to break off the relationship, Heather realizes that Jai is an accomplished man. Heather becomes even more uncomfortable with the relationship, comparing herself to Jai. Realizing that Heather never got over the end of her relationship with Hank, Jai encourages her to tell him know how she feels. Heather uses Hank's wedding as an opportunity to interrupt the ceremony and passionately profess her love for him. Hank replies that he has moved on, and she needs to do the same.
147 7 Stephanie Does Michiana

Alexandra Moffitt Alexandra Moffitt


March 16, 2012 (2012-03-16)
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Stephanie cheats and back-stabs her way to being top news anchor after being promoted to a Michiana station, and soon finds the ride downhill to be a bumpy one — especially when she appears at the Saint Patricks Day parade drunk. Meanwhile, Melissa conducts a hare-brained experiment by turning the house into an igloo.
148 8 A Cola Can Named Desire

Robyn Hurd Robyn Hurd


March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23)
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Ava wins a Mississinewa Cola contest for a chance to win a million dollars by throwing a basketball through a one-foot hole in a giant Mississinewa Cola can, while Tiffani visits her eccentric Cajun relatives in Kentucky.
149 9 Uh, Oh! MEXICO!

Holly Everman Holly Everman


March 30, 2012 (2012-03-30)
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Pamhouser vacations in Tijuana, Mexico, and meets a handsome Spanish-Mexican man. Meanwhile, a Mexican family living in Pamhouser's house for the summer irks Ava.
Note:
  • First appearance of Brynn Willis.
150 10 Death Picks Peggy

Holly Everman Ava Zinn


April 6, 2012 (2012-04-06)
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While at an Indian restaurant, Peggy suffers a war flashback and ends up getting hospitalized after falling on the grill and suffering from a peanut allergy, where Angie learns that Peggy may not have long to live.
Note:
  • Final appearance of Peggy Willis
151 11 Brandi's Willing to Dress

Holly Everman Holly Everman


April 13, 2012 (2012-04-13)
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When Brandi wants to give Deanna the expensive wedding that she desires, Brandi sues Melissa with a frivolous lawsuit after having an accident on the job.
152 12 Back Home Again in Kevin's Arms Again

Alexandra Moffitt Robyn Hurd


April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20)
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The Willis family have a yard sale, but Heather inadvertently sells Rags's beloved stuffed animal, Kevin, to a neighbor. Distraught at the prospect of losing Kevin, Rags and Shushu tracks him down, but when they find the neighbor's house, it is empty. As they leave, they see a moving truck pulling away, and hitch a ride with Mayor Kelso, asking him to follow the truck. Kelso agrees, but stops outside the border to Illinois, refusing to enter, due to his personal beliefs. As they leave the car, a box falls from the moving truck with the new address on it. After discovering the buyer, Markus, is moving to Dallas, Texas, Rags, Shushu and Heather rent a helicopter to travel across the mountains. Upon arriving, the three discover Markus' reluctance to give Rags the bear, and so they both challenge him to a jet ski race down the beach, agreeing that if Rags wins, he can get Kevin back. After losing the race, Rags then grabs the stuffed animal from Markus' child; then he, Shushu and Heather carjack a passing motorist to return to Quillsville.
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Nighmare Vacation

Holly Everman Story by : Robert Hiltzik
Teleplay by : Ava Zinn


April 27, 2012 (2012-04-27)
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When the power goes out in the Willis home, Angie decides to educate her family and pass along the greatest story ever told: the story of Sleepaway Camp!

A shy and quiet Angela Baker (Shushu), living with her eccentric aunt Dr. Martha Thomas (Lisa Shanks) and cousin Ricky (Rags). Martha sends the young teens off to summer camp at Camp Arawak. After the arrival of the teenage campers, several are mysteriously murdered by an unseen killer. All of the victims had at one point teased or tormented Angela, dying soon after.


References[edit]

  1. ??
  2. 2.0 2.1 Resurrected 'Queen of the Willis' is drawing a growing audience
  3. Queen of the Willis hits air waves again
  4. Queen of the Willis has finally been officially cancelled by NoSirGifts
  5. Canceled and Resurrected, on the Air and Onstage
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Newsweek
  7. 7.0 7.1 'QOTW' un-canceled, thanks to DVD sales success
  8. It's Not TV. It's TV on YouTube
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Cult fans bring 'Queen of the Willis' back to TV". 
  10. "The 'Queen' can't be killed. ATE Media and NoSirGifts thought it was out, but United Broacasting pulled it back on. The 'Willis' who wouldn't die".