From “Mad Men” to “Empire” to “Game of Thrones,” television hasn’t seen scripted shows as engaging and smart as those in many years. But is this explosion of great TV actually hurting the industry?
The chief executive of FX Networks, John Landgraf, answered in the affirmative earlier this month at a Television Critics Association event. Landgraf said that the crowded field makes it hard for shows to “cut through the clutter and create real buzz” nowadays.
Is this “golden age of television” cannibalizing the industry? As a TV watcher, are there just too many good TV shows out there for you to watch?