With the nomination deadline fast approaching for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert thinks it’s time for an overhaul and suggests some new categories (and potential winners) that might better reflect the TV-watching experience.
Amid all the furor over the concept of “cord-cutting” and replacing traditional television with the Internet, studios and networks have quietly started offering early Internet release of shows online. Is this an attempt to get a jump on the world of tomorrow, or simply a sign of old television surrendering to new television?
Ahead of next week’s upfront presentations the networks announced the return of such shows as Once Upon a Time, Castle, Parenthood and Grimm.
Watching the pilot of NBC’s Smash earlier this week – which I enjoyed much more than I expected to, even if I suspect that it’s not going to hold up well in the ratings now that everyone’s had a taste – I found myself wondering about the statute of limitations when it came to bandwagon jumping. After all, Smash is pretty much “Glee for grown-ups” – but hasn’t the Golden Age of Glee been over for at least a year?