Well sports fans, Bloody Thursday in the TV programming business wasn’t quite Black Friday when work on the AVRO Arrow came to a withering halt leaving thousands of human beings out of work.
Bloody Thursday resulted in all the major networks “deep sixing” some of their most watched, lucrative shows on the tube. Popular programs were slashed right, left and centre while a few not overly watched got the gong as well. As more viewers turn to Netflix with no commercials, TV comedy shows with their canned laughing and clapping are quickly becoming a thing of the past while reality TV is often one step or two away from porn.
Hold onto your hats, more Bloody Thursdays are destined to come with FOX News and CNN your make news networks no doubt feeling the heat if they don’t become more objective and less muck raking.
Fact remains available channels are being sliced up like grannie’s peach cobbler. Pick and pay is a farse…..no savings at all friends.
Listen couch potatoes, get out from underneath your clickers and go for more after supper exercises. Head down to the public library and pick up a book or three to read on your front door. Get a dog and go for a wander about downtown. Monday afternoon you can watch the “confusion show” at King and Elizabeth as drivers and pedestrians alike play “wipeout” with each other once the garbage bags come off the stop signs! Bloody Thursday? Great!