Monday, December 08, 2008


Well, I have been reading more of the big bloodbath going on at NBC. You know, as bad as the news division is getting it, that's nothing compared to the absolute bloodbath going on in the entertainment division. It seems like everyone is getting fired except Ben Silverman. Read what Variety reported in the link.

Meanwhile, NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker was saying today how he was thinking of cutting prime time programming. This is what Variety reported:

"Can we continue to program 22 hours of primetime? Three of our competitors don't," Zucker said on the first day of a media conference in Gotham sponsored by investment bank UBS. "Can we continue to program seven nights a week? One of our competitors doesn't. All of these questions have to be on the table."

One should quietly remind Zucker that these three networks in question are FOX, the CW and MyNetworkTV -- and in the case of the latter two, no network in its right mind should try and emulate them. Those networks have lousy shows and bad ratings! And most of the lineup on FOX is just a joke these days. Even American Idol is a disgrace.

If what NBC wants to do is get rid of an hour of programming and try and ape these smaller networks they are in more trouble than anyone ever imagined.

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