Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Guesses and Revelations
From: dawson@apollo.HP.COM (Keith Dawson)
Date: 1990-04-29, 08:16
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <13137@venera.isi.edu> raveling@isi.edu (Paul Raveling) writes:
> >
> >	If Twin Peaks' 1st season is accepted well enough, it could provide
> >	a foot in the door for a higher standard in network TV.  My main
> >	fear is that ABC could drop it if the couch potatos who vegetate
> >	on mindless mundane shows tune out.

I can't see TP enduring beyond 8 episodes. Network TV would be considerably 
broadened if ABC adopted a programming approach like that of PBS's "Mystery!"
Call it "Soap!" Get weird and wonderful directors/writers to work on stories
that might last 4 weeks, or 6, or 8, or 12. Think of the talent you could 
attract by dangling that sort of format in front of Hollywood's (and independ-
entdom's) best directors. Who knows, maybe that's what ABC's new creative dir-
ector (whose name someone posted) is in fact doing. 

--Keith Dawson
dawson@apollo.hp.com


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