Sunday, August 10, 2008

What talent...

You've got to love a country like Canada, where a broadcast executive's success is measured in her ability to buy US TV shows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, give her (and the idiots who run CTV and CITY-TV) credit: when you buy that much crappy TV, the skill comes in forcing it all somehow onto the schedule. A pliant CRTC can only help so much.

Oh, I mean, you could cheat and do what CTV did: just pull the plug on the first season of "Mad Men", and tell everyone to go online to watch it. So I did: I downloaded it from a torrent site and watched it as my leisure. Probably not what they meant, but as with the Sopranos (CTV ran out of spaces, and actually ran an episode at 7PM on a Friday night).

And they wonder why the MSM is losing money hand over fist...