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Poll: Are there too many TV shows?




Circa 1958: A man sits in front of the television set he turned into a fish-tank, while his cat looks on, tempted by the tropical fish swimming behind the screen.
Circa 1958: A man sits in front of the television set he turned into a fish-tank, while his cat looks on, tempted by the tropical fish swimming behind the screen.
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The TV business is radically changing. As consumers, we've got an overwhelming amount of quality shows to choose from. But how much is too much? 

This summer, FX chief John Landgraf sparked debate with his comment that "there is simply too much television." And on The Frame, he stood by the controversial statement: "I think there's a lot of anxiety in the television business that what I've said has some merit or some truth."

Not all TV execs are on the same page. This week, Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix said: “There’s no such thing as too much TV.” And on The Frame, David Nevins, the President of Showtime Networks told us: "I really don't buy in. There may be too much good TV for one person to watch but there’s never enough great TV."

That's why we're launching a series of interviews with TV CEOS to dive deep into the changing television industry, how TV networks are adapting to the way people are tuning in and how they're addressing issues of diversity.

And that's where you come in. We're crowdsourcing questions for our guests. As we continue to sit down with network chiefs, send us your questions. If you work in the TV business, what do you make of this debate? If you're a consumer, let us know: Do you welcome the abundance of TV or is it just too much? Vote in our poll, and tell us your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook or in comments. 

 

 

 



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