Monday, October 01, 2007
FSN is apparently looking to make some changes which sadly (not really) includes ridding themselves of The Best Damn Sports Show Period. The plan is to focus on stronger stories and more substantial National Stories.....
When Mike Feller left his job as Fox Sports Nets vice president of programming earlier this summer, it seemed that FSN was going to ditch its national nonevent programming for good.Sussin also goes on to say that they have to keep the audiences that watch FSN's game around after the contests are over. The first program which seems to highlight this line of thinking is Sports Science which on the surface looks awesome. Everyone give a golf clap to FSN for getting rid of the drivel that has infested Sports Television over the past few years. This seems like the opposite direction that ESPN is going and I couldn't be happier someone is taking a chance on this.
The final two national shows left on FSNs schedule were the documentary series Beyond the Glory, which was in repeats, and the nightly news-and-entertainment show Best Damn Sports Show Period, which internal sources say is not likely to last through next summer.
But David Sussin was promoted to Fellers post, and Sussin is recommitting the network to a hefty schedule of national programming. FSN plans to roll out three new shows by next spring and has eight others in the development pipeline.
There is a need for strong sports entertainment programming that appeals to a national audience, Sussin said. Weve gotten a lot more aggressive at looking for strong stories. Were not looking for gimmicks. (SBJ)
Now if I could only find FSN on my TV.......
FSN recommits to national shows (SBJ)
P.S.- I had about 14 different headlines for that one, but finally settled on the one above. It was a ton of fun and I urge you to try and come up with a few on your own.
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:33 AM