Life in Hollywood, below-the-line

Life in Hollywood, below-the-line
Work gloves at the end of the 2006/2007 television season (photo by Richard Blair)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stop Me Before I Kill Again...

Hollywood Grave Robbers Gone Wild!

For anyone who follows the world of television – whether from inside the Hollywood machine or simply as a viewer – Tim Goodman (of the San Francisco Chronicle) is always worth reading. In a column this week, Tim wields his pointed wit to dissect the disturbing, disheartening, and utterly brain-dead trend towards remakes on broadcast television.

And guess who's leading the charge to exhume and reanimate the past? That's right, Jeff Zucker -- as current captain of the Titanic, er, NBC, a one-man wrecking crew and poster-child for Really Bad Ideas in television programming. The man is a living, breathing example of the Peter Principle in action.

Seriously -- his idea of a creating fresh new show to capture the imagination of America is to remake "The Rockford Files."

Unbelievable. What a maroon...

1 comment:

BoskoLives said...

If Zucker does really replicate "Rockford Files", will he also, to keep it consistent, steal from the lead actor's earnings?
I seem to recall that James Garner was in that number one rated nationally televised show for several years, one that Universal claimed was operating at a loss so there would be no producer profit points for the star. Only time (and subsequent law suits) will tell.