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The final ratings tallies are in for the 2011-12 television season are in, and things are not looking good for the broadcast networks … again. Once again the number of people watching network television is on the decline, and it’s especially bad news amongst the 18 – 49 demographic.  The median age of TV viewers… read more

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The Golden Globe winners for 2012 have been announced. The Golden Globes is one of the few awards that acknowledges excellence in both television and film, and tends to be more relaxed than the Academy Awards. However, even in the relaxed attitude, the awards are considered a precursor to some of the things we will… read more

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The list of potential remakes … excuse me, “reimaginings” … coming to our TV screens in the fall is truly frightening. It seems that the television networks have decided to abandon anything close to resembling an original idea as they prepare for the next TV season. Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the shows… read more

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In an effort to fill the hole left by the end of Smallville, The CW is working on developing a series based on the DC Comics character Deadman. According to Deadline, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is currently readying a development treatment for a Deadman series that will follow the original stories from DC Comics.  For those… read more

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The final ratings tallies are in for the 2010-11 television season are in, and things are not looking good for the broadcast networks. It would seem that young folks are fleeing the television networks in bigger numbers each year, and things are getting a bit worrisome for good old commercial television.  The only channel showing… read more

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Yesterday I started writing up what I think is wrong with American television.  To be honest, when I started I figured it would be one post, and all done.  As I continued to write I realized there is so much wrong with our system that there was no way it could be restricted to just… read more

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I’ve been discussing this week why I’ve quit various shows such as How I Met Your Mother and The Celebrity Apprentice.  While I had specific reasons for quitting this two shows in particular, in general I am becoming very disenchanted with the current offerings on television, and I think there are some very specific trends that are… read more

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There is a certain point where reality shows run their course, and The Celebrity Apprentice has definitely reached that point. As with my story of quitting How I Met Your Mother, I have just reached  point with the entire Apprentice franchise where I just can’t stomach it any more.  Having watched everything up to this… read more

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BBC America, once a bastion of British programming, seems to have completely lost track of its original intended purpose. Last year I complained when it was announced that BBC America was going to start showing Star Trek: The Next Generation.  While I could somewhat grasp the concept as Patrick Stewart is a well respected British… read more

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ThunderCats, the cult classic cartoon from the 1980’s is officially on its way back to the small screen. ThunderCats – Ho! The 1980’s were inundated with cartoons that served as half-hour long commercials for toy lines.  While there were varying degrees of quality, one of the true standouts of the time period was ThunderCats. You can… read more

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The Golden Globe winners for 2010 have been announce. The Golden Globes is one of the few awards that acknowledges excellence in both television and film, and tends to be more relaxed than the Academy Awards. However, even in the relaxed attitude, the awards are considered a precursor to some of the things we will… read more

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The day I have wondered for ages if it would ever happen has finally comes to pass, and Jeff Zucker is finally leaving his role as head of NBC television. NBC is currently in the process of being bought by Comcast, and apparently one of the conditions of the buyout is that Jeff Zucker, the… read more

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