Cubs Won't Win World Series in Fiction, Either

Revolution airs Mondays at 9 p.m. CT on NBC

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 12:13 AM CDT
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Cubs Won't Win World Series in Fiction, Either

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Sorry, Cubs fans. It looks like your favorite Boys of Summer won't be winning the 2012 World Series.

We knew it wouldn't happen in real life, but it also won't happen in fictional TV.

Back in May, a teaser trailer for one of NBC's fall TV shows -- Revolution -- included a scene with characters walking past Wrigley Field where the marquee touted the news.

That footage apparently found its way to the editing floor.

"I can’t comment too much on it, only to say that the administration of the Cubs felt strongly that that shouldn’t be there," TV writer Eric Kripke told TVLine.com.

"Revolution" portrays life 15 years from now when all electricity fails, sending the world back into the dark ages. Parts of the show take place in Chicago, offering an overgrown, jungle-like view of some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

"I’m from the Midwest, and it was not meant as a dig," said Kripke. "It was meant as a ‘Wouldn’t that be tragic irony, that I’m rooting for the Cubs and they finally won the year the world ended?’ It was about rooting for a team I have great affection for, but they didn’t see it that way. It’s their team, and I get it."

So, north siders, watch the teaser video as it was released earlier this year to get a glimpse of what could have been:


Revolution airs Mondays at 9 p.m. CT on NBC.

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