Originally Posted by rolltide1017
I disagree, people are tired of getting burned by the networks. The networks can too many of these serialized dramas way to quickly, causing audiences to hesitate watching the next one that comes along, which causes ratings to drop and the network to can the show... which causes audiences to hesitate watching the next one that comes along... and on and on we go. This would be like Hollywood cutting movies off after 15 minutes and then wondering why people stopped going to the movies. No one wants to waste there time with these season long stories when you know there is little chance that the networks will let them play out. I guess I was one of the few who was enjoying Zero Hour which is why it was probably canceled, every network show I tend to like during the past few seasons seems to get canned. I was all set to give Red Widow a go but not now, I'll wait for it to show up on Netflix if it survives long enough. There is plenty of stuff to watch on cable that is far better then anything the networks are crapping out these days.
I'm just tired of the networks, they seem so out of touch with audiences and they don't even seem to care. I honestly wouldn't mind if they all just disappeared into television history.
Well, I'd say sometimes they should let a show ride and see if it develops any legs .. there have been shows that took a while to garner viewership ..
However, it is a money based choice .. if they think something will draw a bigger audience, and thus more ad dollars .. that is, after all, what pays for these things ..
A show that is not a innuendo based sit com, a police drama or some such, seems almost doomed from the start these days ..