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Old August 27 2013, 12:47 AM   #29
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Re: Making a Star Trek series that fits in with today's TV landscape

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A show cannot revolve around the needs of one or two fans, it has to reach a wide audience and I think today's audience likes shows with ongoing stories.
Actually today's audience likes either shows with ongoing stories or shows with single-episode stories. It's definitely not a case of the former being more popular than the latter since the latter is actually more prevalent on U.S. television. Don't get me wrong, there are indeed very successful shows with ongoing story/soap opera formats, but they are not the only kind of shows that are successful, and they do appeal a wide audience today.
Perhaps, but I would say those are the type of shows getting the most attention and critical praise.

I would say people care more about Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones rather then Law and Order and NCIS. An ongoing story with various twists and turns creates more buzz then an episodic show does.

Critical praise and internet chatter sure, but ratings still favor CSI, ncis, and standalone comedies.
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