Lex Jurgen - May 28, 2015
A social media thumbs up from Miley Cyrus alone can get a TV show renewed. The AARP comedy Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two golden girls striking out together after their husbands run off with each other got approved for a second season seconds after Miley Cyrus got super baked and tweeted the show was crazy good. Through the magic of sharing her nipples on Instagram and the tens of millions of people who stay tuned to her y'all shoutouts, Miley now has the power to tank or greenlight a series. This only seems shitty when compared to the nerd revolts that have previously brought back shows like Community or Arrested Development to dot coms based on Irkutsk.
TV executives have forever lacked sac when it comes to making programming decisions. Supposing that a late night social media plug from a demographic that will never watch their show is reason to move forward with a series is par for the course. None of this should matter until the FCC takes control of the digital broadband and our two viewing options become West Wing re-runs and the Ellen Show. Senators talking about the antisocial statements in Game of Thrones are only step one in the future neutering. When tits are deemed against the public interest, you'll have about six months left to record the shit out of your favorite shows and store them in your bunker. Look to the Southern Skies. A lot more Grace and Frankie is coming.
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