In the late 1950's there were three television networks providing about 50 scripted shows to a potential market of about 100 million Americans. Apparently according to this Hollywood Reporter article, "the number of scripted programs on broadcast networks, basic and pay cable networks and OTT services totaled 409 for 2015" available via (too many to count) broadcast networks, basic and pay cable, and OTT services to a potential market of over 300 million Americans. (These numbers exclude reality TV programming, made-for-TV movies, specials, news, sports, or daytime or children’s programming.) As explained in that article and this Deadline Hollywood article "FX continues to beat the too-much-TV drum to a mostly receptive audience of Reporters Who Cover Television." The article continued: Of course, TV critics are overwhelmed. I have to acknowledge that of the sixteen shows listed in critic Tim Goodman's Best Network Shows of 2015 I only watch five. Those are only broadcast network shows. What I find amusing about this is that the proponent of this "too many" point of view works for FX which recently spun off a new cable network FXX. If I had a "too many" viewpoint, I think it would be that there are too many "basic" cable channels. In fact, if we wanted to make a point, three TV channels in 1960 was pretty much it for 100 million folks. Today perhaps 9 or 10 would be fine. The nice folks at Fox could have ...Fox... no FX and no Landgraf to talk out his posterior. Sarcasm aside, truth would help. Landgraf's company FX Productions is a production company for "Wayward Pines." Consider the truth as listed on IMDb: Distributors Fox Network (2015) (USA) (TV) 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan (2015) (Japan) (DVD) 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2015-) (Germany) (DVD) (and Blu-ray) FOX (2015) (Netherlands) (TV) Fox (2015) (Finland) (TV) Fox (2015) (UK) (TV) Fox (2015) (Greece) (TV) Fox (2015) (Hungary) (TV) Fox (2015) (Japan) (TV) In other words, this idiot is distributing his TV shows to the 7.3 billion folks around the world. That's 73 times the number of people who could watch American produced shows in 1960. Really, 73 x 50 shows = 3,650 shows, compared to 409. Somehow I find it hard to believe anyone buys Landgraf's statistical claptrap, but apparently they do. Why does it bother me that it comes from a company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp?