Monday, December 15, 2008

The Top 4 Television Channels that are Running Out of New Content

So have you people ever flipped on the tube and found that there is nothing on? You start surfing the waves and run across the following channels and you realize that you have seen all of these shows, like, five million times? Well, it is because these channels play their same damn shows over and over and over. It is unbelievable. So here they are... 

4. The History Channel
I checked this week's schedule and here is a complete list of the shows they are playing from Dec. 15 - Dec. 21:
Modern Marvels, Cities of the Underworld, The Universe, MonsterQuest, Gangland, Ancient Discoveries, Extreme Trains, UFO Hunters, Shadow Force, Beyond The Da Vinci Code, Banned from The Bible, Christmans Unwrapped, Sex in the Real West, Roman Vice, The Recruit, and Decoding The Past.
Okay, so they have quite a few television shows, but in all honesty, this is the list of shows they are playing in a WEEK!? They are only showing 16 different shows in a week's span, and most of these shows suck! Since I am really into Astronomy, I like The Universe. I also enjoy Shadow Force and I can probably sit through Decoding The Past and Cities of the Underworld. Is there anything else worth watching? Not really...

3. Comedy Central
Okay, so this channel is pretty funny. I mean, they have real gems in The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and South Park (which gets old fast --- see Family Guy blog) and other shows like Chocolate News are enjoyable to watch. But The Sarah Silverman Program is complete and utter crap! It is horrible! It took me three full episodes of this show before I smirked... once. There is very little new content on Comedy Central and NO new content until 8pm at night on any given day. They play shitty T.V. shows all day (MadTV) and pretty old movies on the weekends. I don't know... I really like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, but get a different channel already!

2. TBS
The mottoe for this channel: Let's take all the old tv shows that have been huge successes on their original channels and have nobody watch them all day long. 
Did you know that TBS actually airs all of the following:
Married With Children, Saved By The Bell, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Home Improvement, Just Shoot Me, Yes Dear, The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, Seinfeld, Family Guy, My Name is Earl, Sex And The City, The Office, and The Steve Harvey Show.

And their new content?
Frank TV, Tyler Perry's House of Payne... and coming up soon The Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O'Donnald repective sketch comedy shows!? Oh, doesn't Frank suck enough!?!?!?

1. G4
Not only do they lack in content... they have an overall bad lineup of shows. I will let the list of shows do the talking for me: 
Attack of the Show, X-Play, Ninja Warrior, Human Wrecking Balls, Arrested Devopment, The Block, Cheat!, Cheaters, Code Monkeys, COPS, Heroes, Lost, Spaceballs: The Animated Series, Super Big Product Fun Show, Totally Outrageous Behavior, Trigger Happy TV, Unbeatable Banzuke, Whacked Out Videos, Wired for Sex, and G4 Specials (Comic-Con, E3 coverage, etc.)

The only good stuff here is the G4 Specials. (I like Heroes too, but these are repeats.)

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