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Television is a crazy medium, even moreso than film. It’s a medium where all the big TV studios can tout a new show as groundbreaking, edgy and any other buzzwords that they have in their wheelhouse at that time. Then, with a swift blade, they cut it down. And after that death, it languishes in a field of dead cult television. Why kill a great show? The short answer is … money. The longer answer is more complex and requires a series of Venn diagrams, and frankly I don’t have the budget for that. See, the funny thing is, ratings will kill a blossoming show. Period. It doesn’t matter if the biggest world renowned critic or your mother love it, if people aren’t watching then no one should. The sad thing is, so many good shows burn out and fade away because the show is too high-concept or edgy. »

- Nathan Smith

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