NBC makes bad decisions. I’ll start with how this affects us in a positive way. Look at this promo for Conan O’brien’s new show on TBS.
Short but sweet. Python-esque. I’ve seen it about 8 times already and I still want to see it more. A beautiful advertisement for something that I am extremely excited about.
It will be great. NBC makes bad decisions.
But hark, there is more. I say hark to hearken back to a simpler time. The time of pilgrims. It would be pretty bad to make a sitcom about pilgrims. We all learned our lesson from Cavemen. So let’s just set it in a Pilgrim village “living museum.” Modern people + butter churns = Laughs for the whole family? Brave New World will be produced by Peter Tolan, last known for creating Rescue Me. Really? I thought Denis Leary cobbled that together from second-hand accounts, fever dreams and material stolen from better comedians. (But honestly, my firefighter father likes the show. Except it’s much harder to see in a burning building. That’s his big complaint.)
Does anyone think this gimmick would fit in with the beautiful little Thursday night line-up that NBC has made? I guess the idea is that they need something good for after Steve Carell leaves The Office. And Community might get squashed by The Big Bang Theory. I’ll miss it. NBC makes bad decisions.
One more — The show Outsourced is reason enough to say NBC makes bad decisions.
(Had to add that. Comedy Rule of Three.)
(And thanks for the heads-up, Jay)