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Could a show like "Twin Peaks' get airtime today?

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by mattCR, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. mattCR

    mattCR Executive Producer

    Oct 5, 2005
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    I've wondered this. TV is full of fairly formula programming. Some SciFi, but even that is geared more toward the action/adventure so that you get the action crowd.

    I'm reminded of so many series that I would consider truly odd.. but Twin Peaks comes to mind. Could a series like Twin Peaks even get on the air today without being a procedural?
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    On broadcast TV, absolutely not. Maybe a couple cable channels would go for it but that's it. The sad thing is that nearly all of the people who could even have an idea for a different show like Twin Peaks have all abandoned the networks for cable anyway. I think network TV drama is fairly terrible or bland and with more cable channels (and the inevitable internet TV channels) providing a less restrictive creative environment, the most talented people are never going to come back to the networks. There's still a few great network comedies though.

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