Every week, Jimmy Fallon tweets a prompt for The Tonight Show's hashtag game, where the funniest responses to #MomTexts, #MyFamilyIsWeird, #WhyDidISayThat, or other relatable hashtags are collected and read by Fallon on the air. Most responses stay pretty on point. When Fallon sent out this week's prompt, however, he wasn't expecting the incredibly dedicated fanbase of the recently cancelled Freeform show Shadowhunters to step in and hijack it.
This week's prompt was #IfIWonTheLottery, and you can guess what Shadowhunters fans would do with that money.
It’s Hashtags time! Tweet out a funny or weird thing that you would do if you won the lottery, and tag it with… https://t.co/nWuzBCInzM— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon)1540310231.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy the rights to #Shadowhunters and save it from its unnecessary demise. Or… https://t.co/9spHmku137— Tasha Adamski (@Tasha Adamski)1540313052.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery i'd use it all to #SaveShadowhunters! :) https://t.co/PMotaf1okP— hannah ✨ (@hannah ✨)1540314319.0
@TashaAdamski @MariaJose3108 @jimmyfallon Same here #IfIWonTheLottery I would #SaveShadowhunters— MagnusBane2927 (@MagnusBane2927)1540314352.0
@jimmyfallon Hmmm #IfIWonTheLottery I’d #SaveShadowhunters https://t.co/A21UQRI5dU— Chocolatelime13 (@Chocolatelime13)1540315599.0
@ChocLime @SmudleyKAM4SH @jimmyfallon Absolutely 💪👍 #SaveShadowhunters— Linda (@Linda)1540316416.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy @FreeformTV and SHUT THEM DOWN! Then resurrect @ShadowhuntersTV which th… https://t.co/NxoKZdjSZr— Tasha Adamski (@Tasha Adamski)1540313858.0
@Sweetheart8302 @TashaAdamski @jimmyfallon @FreeformTV @ShadowhuntersTV #SaveShadowhunters 👍— nicolevanderheide (@nicolevanderheide)1540319469.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy the rights to #Shadowhunters this show means the world, to so many peopl… https://t.co/i4pvtQvpIz— Goth Spice of #TeamEdom ➰🇬🇧➰ (@Goth Spice of #TeamEdom ➰🇬🇧➰)1540314584.0
@LexioftheDSC @jimmyfallon Definitely. Its horrid the way we have been treated. #SaveShadowhunters #Free3B https://t.co/DiVgpebw2Q— Tasha Adamski (@Tasha Adamski)1540316218.0
If this is the first time you've heard of Shadowhunters, which was cancelled in June after completing its third season, you're in good company. The show, based on The Mortal Instruments series of books by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters "told the story of Clary Fray, a young woman who finds out on her 18th birthday that she's a Shadowhunter ― a human-angel hybrid who feels compelled to...hunt demons." Freeform has plans to air a conclusion to the series in early 2019, but that's not enough for many fans, who feel the series (whose finale was watched live by about 310,000 people) deserves to continue.
They're making their feelings VERY clear to Jimmy Fallon:
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I'd renew Shadowhunters for more seasons, Sue @FreeformTV for mental damages and ta… https://t.co/7rkCjr9ndw— Emma 💘 #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS (@Emma 💘 #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS)1540318324.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy the rights to #Shadowhunters and continue it with the same cast & crew f… https://t.co/tQgcK4JW5h— Vicky ➰ (@Vicky ➰)1540313607.0
This is the most coordinated Twitter effort from Shadowhunters fans to date, though they've tweeted at Fallon in the past, calling for the show's renewal. In the non-digital world, fans have also taken steps some would call overzealous, including "starting a Change.org petition, renting billboards in Times Square and even reportedly hiring a plane to circle Netflix's LA headquarters with a pro-Shadowhunters banner."
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery of course I'd #SaveShadowhunters! I'd also rent a huge Stadium, bring all my Shadow… https://t.co/QJjICZAeMl— Elodie 🇫🇷 #SaveShadowhunters (@Elodie 🇫🇷 #SaveShadowhunters)1540320367.0
@jimmyfallon Buy out Freeform close it down and tell the staff they’re now unemployed via social media then… https://t.co/yTXfRjGhHM— janbo baggins (@janbo baggins)1540321465.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would definitely #SaveShadowhunters https://t.co/aHXFL9T1yy— Melissa Fant (@Melissa Fant)1540316753.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy 3B from @FreeformTV so we can watch the Halloween episode of @ShadowhuntersTV #SaveShadowhunters— Lillian loves Dom #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS (@Lillian loves Dom #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS)1540321883.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy the rights to @ShadowhuntersTV and give our cast their jobs back because… https://t.co/DLWuAtqGIi— Lillian loves Dom #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS (@Lillian loves Dom #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS)1540321775.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy @FreeformTV and the rights to #Shadowhunters !!! And #SaveShadowhunters— amvar27🇦🇷❤️➰ (@amvar27🇦🇷❤️➰)1540320516.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would save our show first obviously @ShadowhuntersTV hire Morgan Freeman to read m… https://t.co/SFqnlFMlfA— Emma 💘 #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS (@Emma 💘 #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS)1540318771.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would make fans all over the world happy and #SaveShadowhunters 🤗❤️ https://t.co/vyE4gyCQ4Y— Simona 💐 (@Simona 💐)1540317197.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would #SaveShadowhunters, a show that never should have been cancelled.— C.B. Wentworth (@C.B. Wentworth)1540315873.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I'd definitely #saveshadowhunters— Mel- Leo(notDicaprio)'s mom (@Mel- Leo(notDicaprio)'s mom)1540313387.0
@jimmyfallon Also #SaveShadowhunters because the epic series with an awesome cast and crew make so many people arou… https://t.co/AFr2hSWFvO— shadowhunters_austria🇦🇹 🇪🇺 (@shadowhunters_austria🇦🇹 🇪🇺)1540313426.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would probably use it to #SaveShadowHunters— Hollie ❥ (@Hollie ❥)1540313405.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would #SaveShadowhunters & would make a #ShadowhuntersCon on every continent cost… https://t.co/N5JqPH5EdK— Simona Seidler (@Simona Seidler)1540319344.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would definitely buy the rights to Shadowhunters #SaveShadowhunters— 🎃Kiki #SaveShadowhunters🎃 (@🎃Kiki #SaveShadowhunters🎃)1540314984.0
@jimmyfallon well #IfIWonTheLottery I would hire someone to free season 3B of #Shadowhunters from abc family becaus… https://t.co/1zjIZwgBMT— lui 🍁 | #SaveShadowhunters (@lui 🍁 | #SaveShadowhunters)1540320938.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery i would do everything to #SaveShadowhunters— Trisha ➰ 🇲🇺 (@Trisha ➰ 🇲🇺)1540315392.0
@jimmyfallon I'd buy Shadowhunters to #saveshadowhunters for ten more seasons— Jess🍃#SaveSH!🍂LY Tour Berlin🖤💛 (@Jess🍃#SaveSH!🍂LY Tour Berlin🖤💛)1540323947.0
@jimmyfallon #IfIWonTheLottery I would buy the rights for #Shadowhunters so I can #SaveShadowhunters ❤️ ❤️ ❤️— Lyra 🐿️ (@Lyra 🐿️)1540322881.0
Here's to you, Shadowhunters fans! Tweeting at Jimmy Fallon may not have any effect on whether your show gets brought back, but it's certainly put Shadowhunters on the public's radar. If only this many people knew about it back when it was still on the air...