I was hoping my first blog here was going to feature cover art from my upcoming sci-fi romance release from Carina Press, but such was not to be 😦
Anyone watch Fringe? I have to admit, I didn’t really get into it at first. Past the first couple of episodes, I just wasn’t interested. But hubby liked it, so he’d watch while I did other things (write, email, etc.) and eventually I got sucked back in. Even though I haven’t been a big fan of the two Olivias storyline, I’ve watched faithfully.
Now, I’ve heard they’re moving Fringe to the Friday Night Death Slot. It’s where TV goes to die a slow and painful death. I’ve already watched The Good Guys expire in their ‘new’ Friday night spot. Dollhouse was another recent victim of FNDS. I’m pretty sure Stargate: Atlantis was banished to Friday night, too. And, I think Firefly and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. started in the FNDS. Clearly the networks were optimistic about them!
What I’d like to know is… if they know the show’s going to die, why don’t they just kill it? Why torture us with hope? They should just put something else in the FNDS.
See, now, what about this? (And take it as a given I have no idea how syndication or residuals work.) Let’s take January 14 as an example. Pick random year and rebroadcast something else that aired on January 14 in say… 1985. Or 1997. Or 2001. It could be a soap opera, or a sit com, or a drama. It would be a complete surprise. They couldn’t call it Mystery Theatre (I’m pretty sure PBS has dibs on that) but they could find a similar name. That would be fun, wouldn’t it? And certainly less depressing than watching the death throes of favourite show as it slides into obscurity.