Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (Farpoint Media Exec. News Dir.)
In a totally Fox-like and unsurprising move Fox has delayed the debut of its new SF show titled “New Amsterdam,” one of the most promising new programs on the network’s new Fall schedule.
Executives over at that clueless network still, after all these years, after their terrible mis-step with “Firefly,” “Drive” and so many other great and promising shows, just doesn’t get it — and, I have come to the conclusion that, as long as current management remains in place — they never will!
They are reporting that the show hasn’t been totally side-railed but will debut in January 2008…Yeah! Like we in the SF community are going to buy that one. They’re simply hoping that we have short memories and will have totally forgotten about it by then…not a chance.
One of the reasons given for the decision was Fox’s history of languishing in the ratings during its early Fall season. Hello! Wake Up! You languish because your programming sucks. The only two things you got going for you are “American Idol” and “24” and once the public finally grows tired of that formula, you will find your Foxing network in the total basement where it belongs. Perhaps it’s time you decision making guys and gals stop eating the mushrooms you are sitting under and give SF a chance. Hasn’t anyone told you yet that the genre is now the new money train? You already own the ratings in January with AI. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Fall hit as well? “New Amsterdam” could have been that hit show you were looking for, but now you will never know.
The symbol for the fox use to mean a person or thing that was wiley, slick and cunning…but, this network has sadly changed all that. Now when I think of Fox, I only invision a toothless, head-scratching moron in search of a useless idea.
That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it!