You may have noticed that the major networks have recently started their promotional push to remind fans that scripted sitcoms and dramas are returning soon. Said CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tasler in today’s USA TODAY, “I can’t underestimate the importance of telling people you’re back.” Added NBC marketing chief John Miller, “We do have a job to get people back.”
And while it’s nice that the networks recognize the need to let fans know the shows so near and dear to our hearts are returning. This TV Addict can’t help but think that fans are owed a little more for having to endure over three months of reruns and reality TV. Not to mention CROWNED, CLASH OF THE CHOIRS and the glorified two hour car commercial that was KNIGHT RIDER.
Now obviously I’m not expecting NBC to have Tina Fey knock on my door and personally invite me over to watch 30 ROCK [The TV Addict’s address just in case!]. But as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
So with that in mind, this TV Addict thought he’d throw out a few ideas that the networks may wish to pursue in order to put the past three months behind us. Seriously, no pressure….
1. Donald Trump must shave his head on THE APPRENTICE series finale.
2. GENUINE CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER featuring the following television stars: T.R. Knight, Isaiah Washington, Katherine Heigl, Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush, Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson.
3. Each network must automatically renew their most popular on-the-bubble show. Meaning HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, MOONLIGHT, JERICHO, CASHMERE MAFIA, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, JOURNEYMAN and REAPER should all get last minute reprieves. And yes, I realize CBS has a little more work to do than others.
4. SUPERNATURAL showrunner Eric Kripke must turn one Fan Fic into reality. And no, I’m not talking about that kind of Fan Fic. Seriously Winchester fans. Get your minds out of the gutter!
Got your own ideas as to how the networks can make up for lost time. Post away.