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Old 01-14-2010, 11:27 PM   #16
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NBC should create a new sitcom called the Jeff Zucker Show. I'm sure Jay and Conan could help the writers. I think everybody here could run NBC better than he has. What a joke.
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I liked Schwartz, lol
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So did my brother-in-law. I never saw it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:16 AM   #19
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NBC should create a new sitcom called the Jeff Zucker Show. I'm sure Jay and Conan could help the writers. I think everybody here could run NBC better than he has. What a joke.

Jeff Zucker makes Dawn Ostroff over at the CW look like Brandon Tartikoff (who actually did make a difference for the better at NBC unlike Mother Zucker).
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #20
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They forget the biggest disaster of all... Leno's 10pm show.

Seriously, I can't even remember the last NBC show I watched regularly. It's been years.
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Although this is about the most recent NBC shows, I thought back to Fred Silverman's infamous reign (1978-1981) as he brought us such ratings dogs as Supertrain, Pink Lady And Jeff and Hello, Larry.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:31 AM   #22
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Although this is about the most recent NBC shows, I thought back to Fred Silverman's infamous reign (1978-1981) as he brought us such ratings dogs as Supertrain, Pink Lady And Jeff and Hello, Larry.
Don't forget David Cassidy: Man Undercover. I'm surprised no one mentioned Manimal, although that was in 1983.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:49 AM   #23
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Don't forget David Cassidy: Man Undercover. I'm surprised no one mentioned Manimal, although that was in 1983.

I forgot those, Monika, you're right.

Silverman is an interesting case: At CBS and ABC, he was responsible for mega-hits like Charlie's Angels and Laverne & Shirley, shows that propelled the networks to top ratings.

Yet, he goes over to NBC and does a 180! He produces a series of gargantuan flops. SNL used to have John Belushi occasionally appear in sketches as Silverman. Funny stuff.

In fact, Belushi was supposed to make a guest appearance on SNL in 1981 to play Silverman in a sketch called "The Last Days Of Silverman's Bunker." It was going to be analagous to Hitler, with NBC known as the Nazional Broadcasting Company and one of the lines from Silverman was "How many pilots have we lost?"

But the sketch never aired, primarily due to legal concerns. It was thought that likening Silverman to Hitler would put them in a position for a libel suit and the sketch was never done. It would have been a long and elaborate sketch, written by the late Michael O' Donoghue (aka "Mr. Mike.").
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As far as scripted shows I think LAX was the worst show ever on NBC.
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Jeff Zucker makes Dawn Ostroff over at the CW look like Brandon Tartikoff (who actually did make a difference for the better at NBC unlike Mother Zucker).

lol totally agree with you on that. Dawn Ostroff has managed the CW a lot better than Jeff Zucker has managed NBC. The only thing that made me mad about Ostroff is that she let 7th Heaven have an 11th season on the CW and canceled Everwood as a result.
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Has anyone mentioned the XFL yet??
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Andy Barker, P.I. was a great show which never got a chance to get good ratings. After airing the first 4 episodes at 9:30 pm on Thursdays, NBC decided to air the last 2 episodes on a Saturday night. They never had any faith in the show to begin with. The other shows mentioned, for the most part, sucked. LAX was terrible. I watched it because Heather Locklear was on it. Even she couldn't make that show watchable.
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Andy Barker, P.I. was a great show which never got a chance to get good ratings. After airing the first 4 episodes at 9:30 pm on Thursdays, NBC decided to air the last 2 episodes on a Saturday night. They never had any faith in the show to begin with. The other shows mentioned, for the most part, sucked. LAX was terrible. I watched it because Heather Locklear was on it. Even she couldn't make that show watchable.
Wasn't Blair Underwood also in LAX?
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Wasn't Blair Underwood also in LAX?
Yes, he was.
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Yes, he was.
Thanks - I thought it was either him or David Alan Grier.
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