This is well written and 100% accurate. Go checki it out. I've seen good show after good show die this way.
The prototypical network executive's time revolves not around nurturing talent for the benefit of all, but around making himself look competent. That means appearing responsible for every success and innocent of every failing that the network might have, irrespective of whether this was actually the case. Note that the people that the executive is really trying to convince are his fellow Execs that are, to a man, also having the exact same neurotic crisis day in and day out. Nevertheless, the need to keep their channels populated with new shows means that their commissioning bodies will keep putting forward all kinds of shows that may or may not appeal to the network executives' sensibilities." See the rest HERE