Re: NBC Reportedly Won't Boot Leno In 2009
- From: MUGSY© <owntwofeet@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 05:48:36 -0400
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:28:10 -0400, "Bill Kawalec"
"MUGSY©" <owntwofeet@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:47:36 -0400, Traci <hoosiergirl47@xxxxxxxxx>
Does anyone not see what went on here?
The very day after the announcement that Conan would inherit the TS,
better classes of guests started showing up on Conan because he was
going to be the heir apparent, seemingly.
Not a dumb move by NBC at all.
Cancelling Studio 60, now THAT was a dumb move, unless you believe
there wasn't enough smart people to actually generate advertising
dollars from something that doesn't pander to the underclass a la
Springer, Maury (how does Connie Chung sleep at night, incidently?),
eh what?!? Studio 60 was so bad, one could not even figure out WHAT it was.
I watched, but it was that train wreck factor. And, no, as a matter of fact,
cancelling a show with that small an audience is NOT a dumb move for
commercial network television.
Actually, since posting this originally, I went on wikipedia and saw
the remaining synopses of the episodes.
I'm beginning to think that some of the subject matter was off the
charts to the networks.
I won't argue about how bad you thought it was, as we're not here to
babysit each other's frame of reference, but I'm sure that the
rapidfire delivery of each plotline unfolding into some other
circumstance that was at the end tied into a neat little bow, appealed
Small audience, yes. Hope for development of things to garner a larger
audience? Considering the direction of the overall plot...? Your guess
is as good as mine. Remember some of the series' that had exactly this
situation, some taken on by another network even, right from death to
become a hit?
In the end, it's just a bunch of work for actors and writers to build
something to waste the time of the public in hopes that they will buy
THAT car, or use THAT mouthwash.
"I guess we should all just get a life" is a good tagline, no?
I must curtail my contempt for those that steal my life away via the
Tom W says...
NBC knew that Conan was eventually going to get an 11:35 slot, whether
or another network. When they signed the contract with Conan that said
the Tonight Show, there is a clause in there saying Conan will get a ton
money if NBC backs out of the arrangement. NBC isn't going to watch a 45
old host walk away to the competition just to keep a 60 year old host,
especially with the financial hit they'd have to take to do so.
Remember this *is* NBC we're talking about. They have done dumber
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