NBC has not shown good judgment in its programming. The latest gaff is the new Jay Leno show. Prime time it is not. And to have killed off 5 or more other shows to fit in this turkey shows a mindless greed and lack of respect for the audience.
But why should the audience matter to the networks?
Already, they pummel us with video vandalism, slapping animations, pop-ups, and scrawls that mar the artistic product presented.
Jay's late night menu doesn't translate to primetime. Smothers Brothers he is not. The comedy, music, and guest interviews do not rise to that level. And with the whollyweird mindset of the left coast, it doesn't mesh well with the dark reality facing the unemployed folks in the upper midwest, rusting northeast, and the foreclosure wracked sunbelt.
Escapist entertainment is what is needed. Not a smirking poke in the eye, at bargain basement prices.