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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

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

Network owner: Lauren S
Network name: Lauren Broadcasting Company

The Lauren Broadcasting Company has very strict guidelines for choosing its programming -- all of the shows that air are picked based entirely on my (questionable) TV viewing tastes. So I took a look at the season passes on my DVR and got to work. The first problem cropped up immediately, however, when Grey's Anatomy and Heroes, my number 1 and 2 passes, respectively, nearly blew my entire $300 million budget. So I took out Grey's Anatomy, on account of the fact that Season Three was of questionable quality and that this network's lineup is based entirely on my enjoyment. Also, that decision cleared up nearly half of my budget. So, going down the list, after Heroes at $82M I've got Ugly Betty at $84M, America's Next Top Model at $60M (look, I admitted that my taste is questionable and besides, I actually have Project Runway in the list too but it's not eligible for this game) and How I Met Your Mother at $57M.

I've got a mere $17 million left to play with at this point and can't afford the final eligible show on my priority list, Friday Night Lights. So it's time to move into the Great Unknown and bet on a new show. Out of the shows whose pilots I plan to watch and which I can afford, I'm left with Gossip Girl and Reaper, both costing $16 million. I'm going to go with the latter for my fledgling network mainly because I enjoy how suavely creepy Ray Wise can be. Very scientific.

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TV Bigshot: TWoP Staff Picks

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

Network owner: Lauren S
Network name: Lauren Broadcasting Company

The Lauren Broadcasting Company has very strict guidelines for choosing its programming -- all of the shows that air are picked based entirely on my (questionable) TV viewing tastes. So I took a look at the season passes on my DVR and got to work. The first problem cropped up immediately, however, when Grey's Anatomy and Heroes, my number 1 and 2 passes, respectively, nearly blew my entire $300 million budget. So I took out Grey's Anatomy, on account of the fact that Season Three was of questionable quality and that this network's lineup is based entirely on my enjoyment. Also, that decision cleared up nearly half of my budget. So, going down the list, after Heroes at $82M I've got Ugly Betty at $84M, America's Next Top Model at $60M (look, I admitted that my taste is questionable and besides, I actually have Project Runway in the list too but it's not eligible for this game) and How I Met Your Mother at $57M.

I've got a mere $17 million left to play with at this point and can't afford the final eligible show on my priority list, Friday Night Lights. So it's time to move into the Great Unknown and bet on a new show. Out of the shows whose pilots I plan to watch and which I can afford, I'm left with Gossip Girl and Reaper, both costing $16 million. I'm going to go with the latter for my fledgling network mainly because I enjoy how suavely creepy Ray Wise can be. Very scientific.

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