I’ve had it with TV programming executives. They have absolutely no idea what they’re doing. Just review any thread about any beloved series that’s on the brink of cancellation, and you’ll find a list of grievances against the way the show was handled that’s as long as your arm. Or both arms. Or both arms of several really long-armed people.
It seems like TV writers and directors and producers are dying to make quality television, and some incompetent suits with MBAs and a suspicious resemblance to Yahoo Serious are beating them down until all anyone ends up turning out is the equivalent of late-run episodes of Full House. A band of rabid orangutans could do better.
And we’re better than a band of rabid orangutans. Mostly.
So, let’s do it. Let’s make a network that will make our hearts swell and burst. Let’s talk about what we want to see on prime time, on late night, on daytime, on insomniac time. How do we program weekends? What reruns do we buy? What original programming will we develop, and most importantly, how will we deal with the development process? And how will we treat the shows once they’re on the air, so they get the fair shake they deserve?
There must be a better way to do things. You know this if you’ve watched a half hour of network TV lately. And if anyone can figure out how it should be done, it’s us.
What do you think, sirs?