Brainwave: TV SHOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME. Don't have one TV season. Have four. Go to the thirteen-episode season model for dramas (I haven't cared about a sitcom since SLEDGE HAMMER! went off the air), and have four seasons with a few new shows in each. If the fates align, I could have one new hour of entertainment every week.
2010 is actually kind of close to that. It started off with SPARTACUS, which is, yeah, okay, *not good* but it is relentlessly entertaining and I am getting considerable mileage out of it. Now, with very slight overlap, it's DOCTOR WHO, for which I have high hopes. DOCTOR WHO will run until the summer months, which is when LEVERAGE (not a good show, but a passable timekiller) is back. In the fall... something? I don't know. Maybe something will come along. But the possibility of having a year pass like this is pretty remarkable.
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