It’s official. Or at least as official as it’s going to get. One more excellent show headed down the tubes, and for what? Another reality competition results show or, God help us, more According to Jim? Sweet. That’s good television. Who needs Sports Night and Firefly, or Arrested Development and Veronica Mars? Surely not me! What I really need is another hour of Deal or No Deal because FUCK! I love seeing bimbos opening briefcases!
But as easy as it would be to rage against the network execs here — and they certainly have a track record to consider — America is at fault, too. That may sound pretentious, but Pushing Daisies lost in its time slot to Knight Rider. KNIGHT RIDER. What is wrong with this country? Maybe we need an entertainment meltdown to get people’s heads on straight, to make them sit up and take notice of how shitty things have gotten — hey, it worked for politics.