NBC announced today that, in addition to firing 750 people, they’re also eliminating comedies and dramas from the first hour of primetime every night, in favor of reality shows and game shows.
So, Howie Mandel has job security. But NBC would have been better off by vowing never to program another show based on what happens backstage at another one of their shows. “Studio 60” is on its last gasps of life support, and “30 Rock” would work only if Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey teamed up to kill Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski and make a workplace show Americans might want to see.
I wonder how many of those 750 people made the decision to put this dreck on the air in the first place.