Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memo to NBC

So you've ousted your chief programming executive Kevin Reilly only three months after giving him a new three-year contract. Smooth move. That will sure engender a feeling of confidence to the ol' Peacock Network.

I'm also not sure that it is the greatest of ideas to put in charge a guy whose claim to fame is that he takes British shows and turns them into American shows, sometimes horrible American shows. We shall see.

If you want to get people back to watching NBC I have an idea. Right now, order full seasons of every new show on the network. That's right, all of them. Show people that you actually believe in what you are putting on the air and that you have confidence that if a show doesn't find an audience in the first few weeks that eventually it will because what you put on the air are the best shows on TV.

If you don't feel that a particular show is one of the best shows on TV, order zero episodes and save us all the trouble.

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