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How to Fix TV: The Summer Season Situation

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 6th 2010 6:30PM
'Rookie Blue'Sometimes it takes someone outside of a situation to really see what's not working, and come up with ways to fix it. Since I'm not a television executive, I can objectively look at what they're doing each season as a fan, instead of someone who's getting paid way too much money to decide how long the 'American Idol' results show should be each week.

For the past few years, the networks have been trying to create a "summer season" of original programming. While they've found some success with reality shows like 'Wipeout' and 'So You Think You Can Dance,' true year-round programming still remains an elusive dream.

Programming a few reality shows, burning off failed fall entries and launching the occasional scripted series that aren't strong enough for your real season isn't the way to make it happen. You need to create a revolution!

But how to do it?

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