Evil TV Execs

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on May 18, 2007

TV Network The CW doesn't have much of a following. It's got one cult hit that has been steadily growing through word-of-mouth, but the TV execs have decided they'd rather kill it than cultivate it. Veronica Mars got the ax. Instead, the CW will give us more "Who wants to be a scantily clad pole dancer Pussycat Doll" and "Anorexic women behaving badly America's Next Top Model."

There's only a handful of TV shows in recent years that I've been hooked on:

  • "Firefly": This was a great show, but I only got hooked on it after the morons at Fox had canceled the thing. The word-of-mouth got to me too late.
  • "Heroes": The season finale for this show airs Monday on NBC. I know the show is already shot, but the only way these guys can lose me is if they have a huge cliffhanger to end the season. This is not a good idea. The main plot points need to be resolved one way or another. A "little" cliffhanger is fine, but if the season finale is just a set-up for next season's premiere, then prepare for the backlash.
  • "Cupid": This show was on ABC for half a season in 1999. Ironically, it was also written by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas. You don't even want to know how much money I spent to get poor-quality videotape copies of the entire series in the days before Ebay. If you thought Veronica Mars was well-written, you should've seen Jeremy Piven's character of Cupid.

And, of course, there's Veronica Mars. The show was great, with well-written with three-dimensional characters. And then there was Kristen Bell.

Hubba, hubba.

0 comments on “Evil TV Execs”

  1. No worries on Heroes having a cliffhanger. I just read an interview in Wired with Tim Kring, the creator. He says he wants and intends each season to be a complete story, with resolution. I guess we'll see.

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