Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Now You NBC It, Now You Don't

January 29, 2013

What is NBC's thought-process with its new show, Deception? Is it trying to give it a fair shake, or run it off the air? This is what I hear about it: 

Person A: Does either of you watch “Deception?”

Person B: No, it sounds too much like other shows: Somebody’s looking for the person who killed somebody they care about, and it drags on forever…

Person C: Are you talking about The Mentalist and Red John?

Person A: No, oddly enough. And we’re not talking about Hawaii Five-O or Castle or Elementary or…

Person B: See? That’s the problem! All the shows are doing that!

The other weird thing about this show is that it’s going up against Hawaii Five-O and Castle. If you want to doom a show from the start, that would be my vote on how to do it. 

Maybe they do. Maybe the programmers at NBC are as tired of this premise as the rest of us.

(NBC also put "1600 Penn" on at the same time as Grey's Anatomy and Glee. Same question: What were they thinking?)

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