Evolve or die: what’s working and what isn’t in TV drama

Television is a constantly evolving medium, and with increased competition from the internets, television needs to evolve even faster or go the way of the dodo.  Fortunately, I attended a panel discussion last year with a number of TV illuminati who addressed just this issue.  Here are just a few points of view on TV drama and what’s working in today’s market:

  • HBO believes in trying something out rather than sitting in a room and convincing yourself why it won’t work.
  • Kevin Williamson (VAMPIRE DIARIES) was only half joking when he said that the 6-act structure has ruined one-hour drama.
  • Jeff Wachtel, head of USA, believes now, more than ever, an original voice is what makes good television.

What’s your take?

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