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Do No Harm

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    One reason is that NBC is flailing, grabbing for straws, and has been now for years. ABC was in that position, and Lloyd Braun brought in Lost and Desperate Housewives, which brought them back up above water. The only reason we are still seeing eps of 1600 Penn is because the cupboards are bare; they have no better product to put on if they cancel it. They are obviously in flop-sweat mode; they have pulled eps and reinstated eps for that show at least twice since the sweeps period began.

    DNH was a case of the cupboard being otherwise bare, which leads to the spaghetti scenario. This is also why a moderately successful show (cough! The Good Wife cough!) on a successful network (cough! CBS cough!) is in danger, which is that they have lots of young strong shows in the wings itching to be placed in front of an audience. That, or CSI:NY, or some other beloved show will have to go in May, maybe all of them. NBC would kill to have a show like TGW even with its marginal ratings.

    To get some contrast on just how far NBC has fallen, read Top of the Rock by former programming chief during Must See TV days, Warren Littlefield. The Conan/Leno fiasco is just the tip of the iceberg that brought them down. Most think Jeff Zucker single-handedly scuttled NBC. Being owned by a cable operator doesn't help, either.
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    At least NBC has Grimm, thank goodness for that...
  3. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Oh, that's right! I had some hope for that series. But....

    Last episode aired 11/16/12. Due back on 3/8/13. A 16 week hiatus. That should tank it since it didn't fail on its own.:nono:
  4. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    And now he's running CNN...
  5. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Yes, probably my favorite NBC drama. When the heck is that coming back, BTW? That Monroe character is off the hook.

    <edit> Oops--just noticed 3-18 in another post. I do not think the long hiatus will hurt it. The show has a loyal cult following.

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