This is the first year I’ve paid attention to the new TV shows in the mix, and am subsequently sad to see certain shows not picked up / not picked up for a second season. First and foremost, MTV is not doing a second Pants season, which in my opinion, is really lamentable. My ENTIRELY unbiased opinion is that the product was stellar. But I also acknowledge that there are about 700 things that go into a company deciding whether or not to do a show that I can’t even begin to understand. HUMPH.
As for the network pilots: I really got attached to a few of them, talking about them in meetings, making friends with the idea of them and am sad to see them just – go away. In particular I really loved this CW pilot called ‘Shelter’ that CW was developing with Bad Robot, about a group of employees working at a fancy inn in Maine. It reminded me so much of my corporate housing days. Also to be mentioned is the Selection, another CW show, which was this insane mash-up of like the Bachelor meets Hunger Games. Roll your eyes if you will. Go ahead, do it. But, I celebrate Nashville and Revolution and the Mindy Kaling Show and the Carrie Diaries and How to Live with your Parents, and others. Onward! But for real, do I now have to get really excited and then really sad, each year? Is this now my life? WHAT IS MY LIFE.