Originally Posted by carld
If our only measuring stick is hitting the 5-year mark then .... [insert smilie face throwing up his hands.]
I'm not saying it's good or right, mind you... just that these shows are produced by people who want to make money, and who know that once they've invested about 5 years of serious money into a show, they can then put it into syndication/DVDs and keep making money while spending no more on weekly show production, and a lesser amount on royalties to those smart enough to have included it into their contract.
That's the reality of TV, like it or not. You can't blame a bear for not being a fox. And when given an absence of foxes, ya gotta learn to deal with bears.