I had high hopes and expectations for this series. A respected producer, a very good cast, and an interesting premise.
But I just watched a promo excerpt at tv.yahoo.com and now I’m a little worried. The potential problem is that it seems to be taking an even more serious tone that The West Wing did. And while I can accept a certain amount of self-involved over-earnestness from characters who are supposedly running the United States government, it’s not going to go over as well with characters who are supposedly producing a late night comedy TV show. The last thing I want to do is see is a television show that takes television itself way too seriously.
Admittedly it was only one clip, so I may be over-reacting. And there’s always 30 Rock on the other channel.