They made it. There's $400K in the add-on kitty that isn't reflected in the Kickstarter total. Playing for the Holiday episode stretch goal.
It's at 5.7, seems like a good shot even for that. Wow. Wonder if this is technically the new high for Kickstarted TV/movie? Can Kickstarter count the non-kickstarter stuff for the total?
Edit to add: Just reached the final goal. 13 episodes. $6 million to $6.2 million total looks likely. Man.
I'd actually say this makes the longer term aspects of the show pretty possible too.
Also, Joel (and whoever helped him with all this) did a terrific job. The slow rollouts, leading questions, personalized videos and updates, celeb teases and reveals, use of social media, URL registration forward, telethon, it's text book how to run a campaign like this.
Another edit. It did break Veronica Mars record even without the addons, just barely. Also, the Kickstarter top line now says they're going make fourteen episodes. Guess the extra $200k+ on top of the $5.9 was enough to make an extra!