Aha. Somebody in Hollywood has discovered that the internet is a way to find talent and creativity, not just distribution and “interactivity.” NBC has signed a show whose pilot was rejected by Warner Brothers but is a hit on YouTube. This came from Hollywood pros, including people behind Scrubs. So they’re not exactly citizen programmers. But that cannot be far behind. First, the internet is a way to find your audience. Next, it will be the way to find talent. Here’s the show: click on the guy’s nose, below. The 600-calorie irony: This is how the show starts…
This is a message for all you TV networks. Lately, your sitcoms suck.
I mean, come on: According to Jim? Good Morning, Miami? . . .
What happened to all the good shows? Where’s the new Seinfeld? Cheers? Mary Tyler Moore? All in the Family? M*A*S*H? Frasier? Roseanne?. . . .
: LATER: The Times has much more on Hollywood discovering talent on YouTube.