Why do we have television seasons anymore?

November 26th, 2007

At one point, viagra buy prescription it may have made a lot of sense to start the run of a television series in September and run reruns in the summer.At least, cialis it might have made sense in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s when there were only three television channels.

If you didn’t like reruns back then, tough luck. There was no where else for you to go.

But today, there are literally 100s of TV channels and limitless online options for entertainment.

When a show goes on hiatus nowadays it risks losing momentum…and fans.

Plus, the old excuse that people don’t watch television during the summer just doesn’t hold water anymore. TIVOs make it possible to time-shift their shows so they can watch them when they get back from vacation or the pool.

I think popular TV shows need to recognize the new dynamic and go into year-round production.

I don’t get to take three months off during the summer, why should the folks who make TV shows?

I mean, who do they think they are? Teachers? ;)

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  • 1. BobG  |  November 27th, 2007 at 10:48 am

    The executives running the networks are blithering idiots, as anyone can see. It is so mismanaged that it is a wonder that most of them don’t fail due to incompetence.

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