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Last night, NBC aired the final two episodes of their mystery-thriller series, Persons Unknown. The show revolves around a group of people who wake up in a small town and must figure out how to survive and escape. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Lee Purcell, Jason Wiles, Andy Greenfield, Daisy Betts, Tina Holmes, Alan Ruck, Kate Lang Johnson, Sean O'Bryan, and Gerald Kyd.
NBC waited until summer to air Persons Unknown; a time when fewer people watch television and their isn't much competition. On Monday nights, it got very poor ratings, even for a summer show, and was consequently sent to the TV graveyard known as Saturday nights.
Remi Aubuchon, one of the show's executive producers, has said that the show was originally envisioned to have self-contained seasons but could easily run for multiple years. Based on the ratings and their treatment of the »
The peacock network recently premiered a new mystery series for the summer called Persons Unknown. Will the series last? Will viewers get answers to their questions or be left hanging?
Persons Unknown revolves around a group of strangers who wake up in a strange hotel and find that they're in a ghost town and unable to leave. They see security cameras observing them and their unknown captors create mistrust among the group by offering freedom if they hurt the others. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Lee Purcell, Jason Wiles, Andy Greenfield, Daisy Betts, Tina Holmes, Alan Ruck, Kate Lang Johnson, Sean O'Bryan, and Gerald Kyd.
The NBC mystery series debuted on June 7th to very disappointing ratings. The premiere attracted a poor 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 4.38 million viewers. That represents a distant third place for the timeslot and is »
Traditionally, before the age of 500 channels, on-demand, Netflix and Hulu, broadcast networks used the summer months to rerun their hit programs' just-concluded seasons all over again. This made sense because 1) people like to enjoy the long days and beautiful weather during the summer and actually get off their couches for a couple months, and 2) even when people were watching TV, there wasn't much competition, so why not rerun something they've already seen. For the past few years, however, as competition has drastically increased and people are looking to save a little money by staying in a few nights a week, networks have begun to realize the potential of original summer programming. If someone is going to stay home on a Monday night in June, would they rather watch a new episode of whatever buzzed-about original program AMC is airing, or another rerun of Two and a Half Men (which wasn't »
- Michael Salerno
3 items from 2010
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