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An Open Letter to TV Land

Dear TV Land,

When I go to your website’s “Online Switchboard” page, I’m immediately asked for my name and email address and the reason for contacting you.  When I enter that information and then select, “Comment about a current TV Land show,” I’m then asked to select which show I’m commenting about.

The one I just commented on, Roseanne, doesn’t even appear on your list.

Maybe that was wishful thinking on the part of your webmaster.  Maybe he feels the same way I do about the show.

I just checked my good old Tivo schedule, and I find that you are inexplicably running seven hours of this show tonight.  For the past few weeks, you’ve run marathons of this stupid program, night after night, for hours at a time.

You have plenty of classic television shows that I’d love to see.  Roseanne wasn’t a great show to begin with, and it isn’t funnier with age.  I might actually sit through an episode if I know that I’ll only have to sit through one.  When I know that’s all you have on the schedule on a given night, I’m done with you for the evening.

Please run something else.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.