Coming Soon: Better TV Shows (Really!)

For years, TV critics have carped and moaned about the lack of “intelligent” drama on American TV, and fans of supposedly smart shows have mounted petition drives just to keep their favorite low-rated show on the air for a few more episodes. Apparently, Hollywood has been listening all this time. “Can it be? Programmers have heard the clamor for smarter, more literate television, and they have responded.” Of course, whether anyone will be watching is another matter.