Jul 11, 2012 6:14AM
The worst thing to have ever happened to tv has been the idiotic reality tv phenomenon. Because of it and syndication, the main networks rarely spend their summers letting new comedies or dramas get a chance to develop and find an audience because the reality garbage is easier and cheaper to produce, and because of reality tv and syndication cable networks like A&E, the History Channel, and even more and more ones like Bravo just buy syndicated reruns of CSIs or NCISs or comedies like How I Met Your Mother or do reality like The Real Housewives of (pick a city) or, in the case of A&E and the History Channel, programming like Hard Core Pawn or Pawn Wars and Swamp People, shows that have nothing to do with original arts or quality programming or anything to do with history. And I know CBS isn't the only network to do it (Gray's Anatomy being an example of other network shows that do this) but if it keeps doing the cliffhangers with shows like NCIS and Hawaii 5-O and then resolving them during the fall season by shaking up the teams, creating drama like addictions or bosses trying to get rid of the team people or a member supposedly going bad instead of just creating decent stories with action I'll do like I did with CSI Miami and way back Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere when people started falling down elevator shafts: stop watching. Kill the reality programming.
Jul 11, 2012 7:37AM
This show was renewed because the companies/bosses pay for it. It's basically a one hour infomercial for the companies.
Jul 10, 2012 6:11PM
UNDERCOVER BOSS: Glad it was renewed. It is really needed--for bosses to get the real scoop on their policies and who their good workers are.
Jul 11, 2012 10:08AM
Am I surprised "Missing" was cancelled? I shouldn't be considering it was a thinking-person's drama with an ongoing plotline, a strong female lead and horror . . . mostly middle-aged characters. Since it didn't fit into the mold of catering to people who have the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel, it was doomed to fail. My husband told me during the writer's strike in Hollywood years ago that reality shows would flourish and he was right - thank you to the now out-of-work script writers for creating this fresh hell. I was disappointed about "Harry's Law", but it was getting tedious, unhappy about "Terra Nova", surprised about "Unforgettable", but glad to see "Body of Proof" and "The Big Bang Theory" made the cut.
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