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Love, American Style: To Be a Televisionary You Must LOVE Your Shows and Showrunners. Except if You Are Mark Pedowitz, Who Runs The CW. It’s our Must-Read Item of the Day. We Love this Story!

Jan 19, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Today’s must-read story of the day is by our friend James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly.

It’s all about how top TV executives love both shows and showrunners.

For example, near the beginning of his piece Hibberd writes, “Take CBS: Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler told reporters she ‘fell in love’ with the pitch for the upcoming comic-book series ‘Supergirl’ and assured, ‘I love the superhero genre.’ She noted many critics ‘love’ their sitcom ‘Mom’ and confided ‘we love it too.’ For CBS’ upcoming comedy ‘The Odd Couple’, ‘I love what these guys are doing,’ while ‘Amazing Race’ is ‘one of our beloved unscripted franchises.’ As for canceled freshman comedy ‘The Millers,’ well … Tassler doesn’t quite love that show anymore, but ‘we still, as I said, love [producer Greg Garcia] and are looking to him to develop another big hit.’ (Just not that one).”

You have to read Hibberd’s entire piece as he goes network by network, executive by executive. It had us laughing out loud. You can find it if you click here.

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