Well, here we are. After nearly two months, I'm finally getting around to the conclusion section of my broadcast innovations research, at least for now. So now I'm left wondering, did we learn anything from all this?Obviously, I'm not so naive that I think any research I've done is reinventing even the smallest of wheels, … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — Conclusions
Curious as to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. Again, this whole "project" has gone on too long, but with classes finally wrapping up, I should be able to bash out the final post here in a few days. But first: America's favorite network, NBC! Did things really go as … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — NBC
I've talked a lot about serialization here on the blog, and it's just as popular elsewhere (check out a nice post from Myles McNutt on Justified), partially because it's the end of two major serial powerhouses in Lost and 24 and also because I think people just love talking about it. So why not continue … Continue reading What’s the future of serialization on broadcast TV?
Curious to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. We tend to think that CBS has had the best run of success in the last handful of years, but after my research did my mind get blown? Not really. CBS has aired the least amount of new series in the last … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — CBS
Curious as to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. Of all the networks I researched for this project, I think ABC's results surprised me the most. And that's not a good thing. So what is the format of these posts? I'm not exactly sure. I'll play ABC this way and … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — ABC
Well, I guess that headline is partially dumb and misleading, because obviously the major broadcast networks will air a miniseries at least one more time in the future. I think. But what I meant by that headline is can the broadcast networks actually air a quality miniseries? Based on my in-depth (read: mostly from Wikipedia … Continue reading Broadcast networks and miniseries — Will it ever happen again?
I hate to keep writing about Lost, but over the past few weeks, its return has been the best story that is being covered from all angles. Last time I discussed the end of Lost meaning the end of well-respected serialization on broadcast network television. Today, let's look at another reason why serialization, especially heavy … Continue reading ‘Lost’ burnout and the frustrations of serialization
Today, the publication that I edit WEEKEND ran a Lost-centric issue, most of which I penned. You can check out everything here, but I wanted to re-post the piece I thought was most important to a discussion about television formats and genres moving forward. Here it is. With Lost at the beginning of the end, … Continue reading ‘Lost’ signifies the end of an era