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MAY
20
3 YEARS

Why Firing Dan Harmon From 'Community' Was Stupid and Very NBC (Analysis)

Why Firing Dan Harmon From 'Community' Was Stupid and Very NBC (Analysis)

If NBC wanted to send a message to the creative community that writing and running your own show is a job without security, then by all means, congratulations on the impressive chilling effect.

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SEP
19
3 YEARS

The 2011 Emmys: Failure Analysis

The 2011 Emmys: Failure Analysis

Since the list of what last night’s Emmy telecast got right is relatively short, let’s get to it right away:

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SEP
1
3 YEARS

5 Not Very Good Ideas in TV Right Now (Opinion)

5 Not Very Good Ideas in TV Right Now (Opinion)

Sometimes, you just don't want to see the headline. Or open up the email announcement. Because if part of what you do is failure analysis -- or maybe most of what you do -- then you know what's coming next.

A big bowl of wrong. (And there's no mention of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, even though, in an eerie coincidence, a Canadian reality series called Battle of the Blades had a contestant and former NHL hockey player commit suicide yesterday, ahead of the September premiere).

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JUL
15
3 YEARS

Emmys Failure Analysis: Lead Actor In A Drama

Emmys Failure Analysis: Lead Actor In A Drama

The nominees:

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights 
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, House
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Justified
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men 

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JUL
14
3 YEARS

Emmys Failure Analysis: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmys Failure Analysis: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees:

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men

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JUL
14
3 YEARS

Emmys Failure Analysis: Lead Actress in a Drama

Emmys Failure Analysis: Lead Actress in a Drama

Nominees

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MAY
6
4 YEARS

Five Not Very Good Ideas in Television

Five Not Very Good Ideas in Television

There are always bad ideas in television. There are always lessons that go unlearned. That's why the bulk of my job is focused on "failure analysis." Recently, a handful of bad ideas that I thought might be reconsidered have not been. In fact, they are heating up. So let's dip our toes in the milk of human dumbness.

1. Trying to reboot Two and a Half Men Without Charlie Sheen.

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