It is a sad sad day for television…

…it is the day that they cancelled Farscape.

I found someone who has a much more incisive analysis then I want to write right now. So I’ll post that.

I Predicted This!(Score:3, Offtopic)
by Geckoman on Saturday September 07, @12:30PM (#4212451)

My theory for the past 10 years has been that there is an inevitable tendency for any given TV network or channel to become exactly like all the others. New, focused channels may pop up, or old ones may refocus, but those are momentary spikes, and the general direction will remain unchanged.

Remember when MTV actually had music? Or when VH1 did? Now they both mostly have crappy reality shows and cheesy documentaries.

Remember when TNN was The Nashville Network? Even if you weren’t a country fan, you had to respect the attention they gave to their target demographic, with “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Dallas” marathons, NASCAR, outdoor shows, and the Grand Ol’ Opry. The first bad sign was when they started showing Star Trek. Nashville? Huh? Now they’re the “National Network,” and last time I checked there were no fishing shows or overalls in sight.

CNN used to be all news; now it’s mostly talk shows that are vaguely news-related. Fox and WB used to be hip and edgy, and now they could give CBS a strong challenge for the snooze market most nights. Heck, even the Weather Channel has shows now!

And soon we’ll all pine for the days when Sci-Fi actually had science fiction. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that they’ll soon change their name to “SF,” then shortly thereafter start pretending that it stands for something completely different, like — I don’t know — “Serious Favorites: The Best Shows Everybody Likes!”

When we were told we’d have 500 channels of programming, nobody ever bothered to mention that they’d all be showing reruns of Law & Order and Friends.

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