New Realities – The Changing Face Of TV

“The success of shows like ‘American Idol,’ ‘The Bachelorette’ on ABC and ‘Joe Millionaire’ on Fox was so impressive that numerous executives said they were now ready to embrace plans for a radical restructuring of the network business, which previously had been talked about only as dimly possible, long-term adjustments. Not only will reality shows continue to flood network’s schedules next fall, but television executives are also predicting such developments as an end to the traditional television season.”