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But what about Grandpa Simpson?

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 17th 2005 12:20PM

Noel Holston writes in Newsday about the lack of elderly people on the television landscape, a trend he doesn't see abating even as the baby boomers continue the grueling march to Oldsville. I think he makes a good point, as shows which I would categorize as "Things My Grandma Would Enjoy" have become harder and harder to find. Networks don't target older people specifically like they did back in the days of Golden Girls. And let us also not forget Matlock, a show which no one under the age of sixty has ever seen. I think trends tend to swing one way and then snap back, so I don't see television's youth fixation as permanent.

 

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