There's a 'Catch-22' in TV drama development
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Mittell had other things to do last month when ABC aired a two-hour debut of the drama “Red Widow,” so he set his digital video recorder to capture it.
Then the Middlebury College professor and Just TV blogger saw the show's disappointing ratings the next day. He deleted the DVR file. If the show already appears to be on thin ice, why bother watching?
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