Saturday, July 30, 2011
TCA: 'Raymond' Creator Jams TNT For Axing Ray Romano's 'Men', 'Jackie' Air Discusses Pitching To 'Roomful Of Fear'
Ray Richmond is adding to Deadline's TCA coverage. On a lively and colorful mid-day TCA panel marketing the autumn PBS four-hour series America in Primetime, Everyone Lives Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal blasted TNT because of its recent decision to cancel Raymond star Ray Romano's latest series, dramedy Males of the Certain Age. "Individuals idiots put six episodes on in November after which anxiously waited until This summer to schedule the following six as though these were attempting to make certain the audience did not connect into it,Inch Rosenthal stated. "They cancel if since the audience does not connect with it. This is exactly why I only say the only real factor I dispise relating to this clients are the business part." Rosenthal's zingers frequently punctuated the discussion, by which he, Nurse Jackie co-designers Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem, Desperate Average women star Felicity Huffman and PBS series' professional producer Tom Yellin delved into why is primetime tick. The concept behind the PBS series would be to promote the concept that primetime scripted entertainment is made about the first step toward all implies that came before it. Within the series, Yellin notes that Murphy Brown creator Diane British initially received an email from CBS the title character should not be considered a recuperating alcoholic in her own 40s but a 30-year-old lady being released of the health spa. "I acquired exactly the same note on Raymond," Rosenthal quipped, "that he be considered a 30-year-old lady being released of the health spa." More seriously, Wallem made the reality that "the secret of promoting a show nowadays isn't just selling a concept you're speaking to some roomful of fear. Plus they bring issues about family, women, males, substances, everything. You are always needing to cope with that fear." She later added, "What's exciting now's seeing someone like Bob Greenblatt (who bought dark comedy Nurse Jackie at Showtime) getting hired to mind NBC to shake some misconception a little. I am excited to determine him bring that harmful, courageous vibe of the items he did at Showtime to some broadcast network." Requested concerning the glut of reality shows in primetime, Rosenthal responded, "It might signal something bigger than simply a trend, which may be the finish of civilization."