On the latest edition of KCRW's The Spin-Off, Joe and I sit down with Variety's Debra Birnbaum (my former TV Guide Magazine boss!) to talk about TV awards season and more:
It's officially June, which means this year's TV season is over, the upfronts are done and summer programming is upon us. Now that we know which new shows will make it to air this fall, it's time to crank up those Emmy campaigns. In reality, Emmy campaigning has been underway for months already. If that notion seems ridiculous to you -- you're not alone. We talk about the role Emmys and other awards shows play within the TV ecosystem and look at where we are now, compared to years past.
Meanwhile, NBC is the first of the broadcast networks to get into the binging game with Aquarius, the new David Duchovny drama. Wise move or...what were they thinking?
With so much content all available at once, there have been several calls for a return to the days of just releasing one new episode a week, instead of an all at once show dump. Even Netflix, the king of the binge-style delivery, may test out a more traditional model with some upcoming shows.