The Strikes Victims – NBC Thursday Night TV Fans
November 20, 2007 by Kath Skerry
Here’s some news that just ticked me off. With the strike in full swing, NBC has announced that the next installment of Donald Trump’s tired reality show, The Apprentice, will be airing in the Thursday 9pm time slot come January. Interesting, I thought THE OFFICE was on at Thursday nights at 9pm. Does this mean that Ben Silverman and his cohorts at NBC have no faith that the strike will be over by then? What if things go well at the next WGA/AMPTP meeting scheduled for November 26th. Will THE OFFICE and SCRUBS still be bumped from the air in favor of the once dead Apprentice? NBC has supposedly said that if the strike is resolved quickly it’s “possible” that The Apprentice will be moved. Possible?!
Shame on you Ben Silverman. You are the one that brought back this sorry excuse for a reality show back from the grave promising a “celebrity” edition. You even tried to ruin the careers of some OFFICE actors by publicly saying that you hoped they would be involved. Your “celebrity” version of this show is more like The Surreal Life in a boardroom. Shame on you for thinking this is what the viewing audience wants to be seeing. You brought us THE OFFICE and UGLY BETTY…you know better!! And shame on you for bastardizing the branding of “Comedy Night Done Right”. Are you really so out of touch with things that you think that people want more Donald Trump?
As you may have guessed we won’t be promoting this season of The Apprentice much around here.
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