Have you ever thought about what shows you wish were still on? Ever thought that you could do better putting together a network schedule than the big TV network honchos do? Do you think about what shows would go together nicely on a given night? Well, we kind of tossed those ideas in a blender for this week's topic, “Perfect Primetime,” after we got the following email from listener Mark Tilford, who wrote in on April 14th, 2009 to say:
Great podcast. Keep up the good work.
As a potential topic for a future show. How about programming your perfect night of primetime TV. Any shows from any year or network. A 3-hour programming block.
Mine would be.
7:30-8 Sports Night
8-9 Gilmore Girls
9-10 West Wing (seasons 1-4, the Sorkin years)
We thought that was a great idea for a topic. So much so that we expanded it to seven days and programmed our perfect week of TV. That's 22 hours to fill with any TV show, past or present. We started with a four-hour block on Sundays and moved through the rest of the week with a three-hour block for each night. Even after thinking about it for a week, we all still heard one of the others mention a show we'd forgotten to include.
Before we dove into the topic, we briefly mentioned some recent TV related news about The Beast, Burn Notice, and Royal Pains.
After covering our perfect primetimes, we covered Primeval, Greek, So You Think You Can Dance, Burn Notice season three premiere, Royal Pains series premiere, tosh.0 series premiere, The Listnener series premiere, and Conan's first week taking over The Tonight Show.
So, what would your perfect night or week of primetime TV be? What shows did we miss that you would've included? Let us know in the comments.
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