Most people I know hate moving. Sometimes, the hassle and trouble just make you want to scream! It seems that TV show producers are not afraid of moving, though. This past year, we have seen so many TV shows move from one home to a new one. Reuters has this report:
However, you couldn’t say the same about TV shows. Several series switched homes this year, including “Project Runway,” “Scrubs,” “Beauty and the Geek,” “Inside the NFL,” “Nashville Star” and Tyra Banks’ talk show.
And after years of promise, the Internet-to-TV series pipeline finally started to produce (albeit mixed) results with transplants “quarterlife,” “Sanctuary” and “In the Motherhood.”
The biggest headline-grabber was the shocking April announcement of the move of Bravo flagship series “Project Runway” to Lifetime. Eight months and several lawsuits later, the shift has been put on hold by the courts, with the fate of the completed sixth season of the hit fashion series up in the air after Bravo’s parent NBC Universal won an injunction barring Lifetime from airing it.
Another cable staple, “Inside the NFL,” made a less acrimonious switch between pay cable rivals HBO and Showtime. Following HBO’s decision to drop the longest-running cable show after 31 years and after four months as a free agent, “Inside the NFL” signed in June with Showtime.
And that is only the tip of the iceberg! The article contains more dish on these TV shows. My question is – which TV shows are moving homes in the coming year? More so, how will the moves affect their ratings AND staying power? I don’t want to see a good show turn sucky just because they moved, do you?