Weeds creator loves illegal downloads of show
Well, here's a rarity: a TV producer who wants you to watch a show illegally!
At least she's the only one who is admitting in public, that is. Weeds creator Jenji Kohan actually loves the fact that episodes of the new season are available online. In fact, she wishes that the entire season was online already:
"Revenue aside, I don't expect to get rich on 'Weeds.' I'm excited it's out there. Showtime is great, but it's a limited audience...if I had my druthers, the whole thing would be available right now."
This brings up something, though. At what point does a free copy of a TV show become harmful to a network instead of just free publicity? Unlike the other networks, Showtime doesn't have commercials and can probably manage something like this a lot better. The networks have been upset that their new pilots have gotten around, though some are wondering if the networks themselves are doing a lot of it to create buzz about the shows and see what fans think of them.
[via TV Tattle]