...We get so many shows that are cancelled every year that nobody remembers them the next year. Or even the day after their first episode was broadcast. So I'm not even sure many of todays shows are really that professional.
That's a very strange conclusion. Shows are cancelled for not attracting a large enough audience, but that audience is surely multiple times what any fan film gets, ever, and yet it's not enough because on commercial TV it's about eyeballs on ads. Just because a show is yanked for low numbers doesn't make it "not really that professional."