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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

by The Editors September 17, 2007
TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

Network owner: Wing Chun
Network name: Taramundo

$300 million sounds like a lot of money -- until you look at the show prices, and G-D House is already $116 million. Does that thing ever even win its time slot? It's on Fox! And isn't baseball or American Idol! Anyway, once I realized that I wasn't actually going to be able to build my network -- which I'm calling Taramundo -- into a rough approximation of what I would actually program if I were given the opportunity (which...sitting by the phone, TV industry), I set myself a new challenge: getting my slate to work out to exactly $300 million.

One Big Splurge I'm Hoping Will Pay Off In The Long Term: C.S.I. It's the #1 drama on TV. Since I can't pick Idol right now, it's a no-brainer.

Super-Cynical Hold-My-Nose Pick: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? I've never seen a minute of this show, but I understand people like it (or often have it on, at least), and I was trying to spread my picks around multiple networks.

Sentimental favorite: Friday Night Lights. It should be a winner! And maybe it really has picked up viewers over the summer, what with reruns and DVDs. Furthermore, now that it's actually airing on Friday nights, it may have less time-slot competition.

New Show That Might Have A Chance: Reaper. It has a decent pedigree (Kevin Smith), is getting good buzz (particularly for a CW show), and looks sufficiently cute that I might actually watch it.

Series Set Where I Work: 30 Rock. When there's a slight chance I might someday be in an external shot, show, I can't not add you to my network.

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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

by The Editors September 17, 2007
TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

Network owner: Wing Chun
Network name: Taramundo

$300 million sounds like a lot of money -- until you look at the show prices, and G-D House is already $116 million. Does that thing ever even win its time slot? It's on Fox! And isn't baseball or American Idol! Anyway, once I realized that I wasn't actually going to be able to build my network -- which I'm calling Taramundo -- into a rough approximation of what I would actually program if I were given the opportunity (which...sitting by the phone, TV industry), I set myself a new challenge: getting my slate to work out to exactly $300 million.

One Big Splurge I'm Hoping Will Pay Off In The Long Term: C.S.I. It's the #1 drama on TV. Since I can't pick Idol right now, it's a no-brainer.

Super-Cynical Hold-My-Nose Pick: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? I've never seen a minute of this show, but I understand people like it (or often have it on, at least), and I was trying to spread my picks around multiple networks.

Sentimental favorite: Friday Night Lights. It should be a winner! And maybe it really has picked up viewers over the summer, what with reruns and DVDs. Furthermore, now that it's actually airing on Friday nights, it may have less time-slot competition.

New Show That Might Have A Chance: Reaper. It has a decent pedigree (Kevin Smith), is getting good buzz (particularly for a CW show), and looks sufficiently cute that I might actually watch it.

Series Set Where I Work: 30 Rock. When there's a slight chance I might someday be in an external shot, show, I can't not add you to my network.

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