Dear NBC:

I really don’t like your usage of the word “live” during promos. “Watch ‘Revolution’ live. Next.” “Watch ‘Ready for Love’ live. Next on NBC.” Um, no. I was a little confused at first, but then I realized your definition of the word. Watch NBC shows as regularly scheduled instead of DVR or whatever options people have these days (which includes fast forwarding through the commercials). You don’t want people to watch the show days later or on the web, you want people to watch the show NOW as scheduled.

I get it, but I still don’t like your usage of the word. I understand your ratings are tanking and doing everything possible to return to the glory days of being on top. I may not know much about how to run a network, but I know that sometimes you have to take a chance and not rely on the same old schtick. Honestly, you were complete tools to “Scrubs,” changing its time slots anytime anyone farted. And what the poop are you doing with “Community”? Are you bringing it back next season? If so, bring back the creator, Dan Harmon.

I could go on and on and on and on about the terrible decisions you’ve made, but I won’t. The likelihood that someone from NBC is actually reading my amazing blog rant is very slim to none (I’m leaning toward none). And I’m fine with that because I just wanted to air my little pet peeve about using the word “live.” Even though I understand the usage, I still don’t like it.

Categories: Jennifer Elliott

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