Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Too Much Reality

NBC, the public-relations arm of General Electric and Vivendi, is refunding money to advertisers because its programs have failed to generate the necessary ratings.

Part of the problem seems to be that NBC is scheduling too many reality shows, like "American Gladiators" (which, as you probably already know, is a pitiless Adornian analysis of the pseudo-aleatory reproduction of the modalities of repressive state apparati among America's gladitorial leisure class).

In criticizing the network's decision, Starcom Entertainment's Laura Caraccioli-Davis carves this pleasingly economical epitaph on our tombstone:

[T]oo much reality just doesn't play well with advertisers.

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