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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

by admin September 17, 2007
TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

The new fall season brings with it not only new shows but new ways for those shows to end up making you a fat lot of cash. Intrigued? Take a look over at TV Bigshot and see what we're talking about. Never ones to shy away from competition, the staff here at TWoP decided to pick our own teams and see how well we'd stack up against John and Jane Q. Public, not to mention each other. Who'd we pick? What were our strategies? How many of us talked ourselves into the heartbreak of a Friday Night Lights ratings-watch? Read on...

Network owner: Joe R
Network name: Joetime

In selecting shows for my sure-to-be-unbeatable Joetime network, there's a chance I went a little overboard on strategy. Much like the Suvivor contestant who shows up on the island saying he's a grade school teacher rather than an architect because it's just sneakier that way, I too may be wheeling and dealing just for the sake of wheeling and dealing. However, my strategy is this: buy all new shows. New shows, while certainly risky, offer the biggest upside at the beginning of the season. If a new show can significantly improve upon the network-average rating, there's some definite buy-low-sell-high potential there.

Premiering on the Joetime Network this fall:

Private Practice: Even if you feel like the Grey's Anatomy spinoff is going to eventually pull up lame before the season is over -- and I do -- I still think the curiosity factor will provide enough of a bump to make its first couple airings profitable.

Kid Nation: This I may end up holding onto for a while. I mean...people like kids, right? The CBS viewers have proven that they'll tune in for forensic science, missing persons, an endless string of Naval officers, and Charlie Sheen, so who's to say they won't go apeshit over a bunch of kids running a town on their own? For a lot of the CBS viewership, it'll be like when they were twelve years old themselves and had to work for a living -- it'll be a smash!

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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

by admin September 17, 2007
TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

The new fall season brings with it not only new shows but new ways for those shows to end up making you a fat lot of cash. Intrigued? Take a look over at TV Bigshot and see what we're talking about. Never ones to shy away from competition, the staff here at TWoP decided to pick our own teams and see how well we'd stack up against John and Jane Q. Public, not to mention each other. Who'd we pick? What were our strategies? How many of us talked ourselves into the heartbreak of a Friday Night Lights ratings-watch? Read on...

Network owner: Joe R
Network name: Joetime

In selecting shows for my sure-to-be-unbeatable Joetime network, there's a chance I went a little overboard on strategy. Much like the Suvivor contestant who shows up on the island saying he's a grade school teacher rather than an architect because it's just sneakier that way, I too may be wheeling and dealing just for the sake of wheeling and dealing. However, my strategy is this: buy all new shows. New shows, while certainly risky, offer the biggest upside at the beginning of the season. If a new show can significantly improve upon the network-average rating, there's some definite buy-low-sell-high potential there.

Premiering on the Joetime Network this fall:

Private Practice: Even if you feel like the Grey's Anatomy spinoff is going to eventually pull up lame before the season is over -- and I do -- I still think the curiosity factor will provide enough of a bump to make its first couple airings profitable.

Kid Nation: This I may end up holding onto for a while. I mean...people like kids, right? The CBS viewers have proven that they'll tune in for forensic science, missing persons, an endless string of Naval officers, and Charlie Sheen, so who's to say they won't go apeshit over a bunch of kids running a town on their own? For a lot of the CBS viewership, it'll be like when they were twelve years old themselves and had to work for a living -- it'll be a smash!

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