Here’s three things about procedurals on network television:
1. They are not going away. So there’s no avoiding them.
2. Would you rather have another CSI or another Law & Orderor something just different enough to keep you interested? If you voted for CSI or L&O then you’ve just given up on television as a medium to deliver something interesting or challenging.
3. Good open-ended, serialized dramas from creative executive producers live very precarious lives on network television. Would you settle for a close-ended story-of-the-week if the storyteller was top notch and the network that aired the show could possibly offer a long, long run? Read More...