If I had the chance to run the networks, “Happy Endings,” “Revolution” and “The Neighbors” would still be on the air – and I’d be out of a job.
There was a time when network executives could justify bottom-dwelling series such as “Cheers” and “Seinfeld,” in hopes that audiences would eventually come around.
But in these times of stiffer competition and a heightened struggle for advertising dollars, there’s no time for sentimentality.
That shouldn’t stop fans from continuing to root for the little guy. As networks get ready to announce their 2015-16 schedules to advertisers next month – and thereby ring the death knell for a number of shows on the bubble – it’s time to make one last plea for our favorites.
Not that those black-hearted suits are listening.
Chances of survival: 3-1. Star power (Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis) and a compelling murder case have given this limited series a fighting chance.
“STATE OF AFFAIRS” (NBC)