The subject of this week’s ‘Blogger Beat Down’ are… the various TVLine.com staffers who insist on crafting headlines that leave readers with the incorrect impression that current shows may be “over” as a result of actors jumping on board new Fall Pilots.
Our Take: PERFECT COUPLES is not dead because star Kyle Bornheimer has agreed to join Fox’s COUNCIL OF DADS and neither is OFF THE MAP now that Rachelle Lefevre has been tapped as the female lead in NBC’s THE CROSSING. What’s more, you being highly respected journalists who have been covering this business we call show for years now, know it! Which is to say that you know full well that whether or not an actor has agreed to a new project has absolutely no bearing on the future of their current ones because their casting is completely contingent on the future of their current gig (Or, as it’s known in the biz, being in “second position.”) Which raises the slightly awkward albeit painfully obvious question: Why do you insist on continuing to insult your reader’s intelligence with these ridiculously misleading headlines? Particularly because if anything is going to ensure that PERFECT COUPLES and OFF THE MAP are “over,” it’s their lacklustre ratings. We’re just sayin’