Hmm, so it seems Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is being canned.
It's a shame that people equate using several words longer than 3 syllables in a row with being pretentious.
Perhaps NBC should just institute an ideas-per-minute quota so that they don't fall into the trap of trying to make an audience member think about more than two different concepts in any given 60-second period?
Reality TV has just deadened people to the idea of heightened or stylized language. It's left the American viewing public only able to absorb the trite self-help monologuing of an over-hyped karaoke game show contestant competing to run Donald Trump's holdings on a deserted tropical island while learning to do the samba.
Larger than life characters? Too unbelievable. Please, give us the recycled pablum of a modern day Mary Tyler Moore facing the trials and tribulations of a boys club work place! And wacky co-workers... Please, PLEASE... WE CLEARLY NEED SOME WACKY CO-WORKERS! What's that? Dating is hard for single women in their 30's? REAAAALLLY?! What a REVELATION!