Re: 'Studio 60’ Cancellation Iminent
I saw the first 3 episodes and it was a good show but not as great as the hype surrounding it. I think the difference between Studio 60 (and Sports Night, perhaps) and The West Wing is that on TWW, these people were rnning the country and doing something important. We wanted them to do well. The behind the scenes working of a late night comedy show (or a sports highlight show) isn't that important. Nobody cares if they fail cause if they do, they will just put on a show the next week - or day.
It seems that these days, some shows aren't cancelled cause they are bad. They are cancelled because they don't get the ratings out the gate. I can't blame NBC too much. They hyped the show to the stars and it was expensive. If it paid for itself, great. If not, then it gets cancelled. I'd still rather watch a mediocre Studio 60 over a reality show any day of the week.
I also thought it was a little tough on Christians but I think it was somewhat balanced out by having a person on the show that was a Christian and who was not a stereotype. I think that writer was a little too gleeful about the cancellation. It wasn't exactly TWW puts on a talent show. Only Brad Whitford was a regular in both casts.