Ben Silverman loves Friday Night Lights (but it's about to get canceled)
Yeah, I know, we already had a Ben Silverman-centric post today, but this is going to be interesting for fans of Friday Night lights.
Radar ran into the NBC Entertainment President Ben Silverman at a party for Lipstick Jungle (I'm sure it was a great party, but that show doesn't have a chance), and they asked him if the high school football drama was going to be saved even though it doesn't get good ratings, and Silverman responded in typical Silvermanian (?) fashion.
"I love it. You love it. Unfortunately, no one watches it. That's the thing with shows. People have to watch them. We're NBC, we have a reputation to uphold. And, man, with this writers' strike ... well, we'll see what we can do. But start watching 30 Rock."
It's funny that Silverman not only tells the writer to start watching 30 Rock because "it's the best show on TV," he says it three times. In fact, he sort of dodges the FNL question twice, pushing the merits of 30 Rock instead, and then decides to answer by saying that NBC "has a reputation to uphold." Not really sure if this means that he wants to give quality shows time to get an audience or he wants to replace it with another episode of 1 vs. 100, but it's really great to see him behind 30 Rock so much.
[via Pop Candy]