FX Chief Landgraf: FX Would Be ‘Crazy’ to Make Show Like ‘Damages’ Today, Despite the Fact that It’s One of the Best Shows on TV

Feb 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

FX chief John Landgraf said at a luncheon event on Wednesday that he wouldn’t consider greenlighting a drama like "Damages" today, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

According to the article,   Landgraf told an audience gathered for The Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s cable chiefs newsmaker luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 that " ‘You’d be crazy to make [a show like ‘Damages’].’ It was not a knock on quality, he noted, but rather a commentary on the challenges that technology has presented for the television business. A complex, heavily serialized show like ‘Damages’ is often better-suited for pirated or DVR viewing, which makes it a struggle to fully monetize."

Despite much critical acclaim, ‘Damages’ has struggled in the ratings.

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