Signs of the Apocalypse on Cable TV
January 9, 2013 - 11:53 am
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Halloween special drew a large audience by cable standards. It was the second-rated show on all of cable that night. It also dominated Twitter.
So Honey Boo Boo is now a comic book.
TLC’s hit show has other cable nets scrambling for weapons in the reality TV arms race. Oxygen TV has greenlit three new edifying programs: Fat Girl Revenge, Find Me My Man, and Too Young to Marry? If you have to ask that question…
Oxygen has begun to distance itself from All My Babies’ Mamas, a show already greenlit which is about a man who has fathered 11 children with 10 different women.
The Discovery Channel is thisclose to abandoning all pretense of caring about science.
Sweet Meteor of Death, or cable/satellite a la carte. I’m not picky.
More: Signs of the apocalypse on network TV, or, why NBC’s Today Show is a popular train wreck.