TV Rediscovers Long Stories

America’s TV networks have rediscovered the serial drama with stories played out over weeks. “The change is as surprising as it is welcome. After all, viewers have been conditioned for years to expect less and less from TVWith these half-dozen additions to the fall’s prime-time lineup, the networks are acknowledging that, just maybe, audiences are hungering for more drawn-out, more intriguing and, ultimately, more humane storylines.”