The (dates and) times, they aren't a changin'

Richmond, Ray
September 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;9/9/2003, Vol. 380 Issue 17, p15
The article analyzes implications of merger of NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment on the U.S. entertainment industry. At the very least it could lead to some new Universal Studios Hollywood attractions. Soon Universal would not have to limit its theme parks to mere fun and entertainment. NBC new influence could allow attendees to get married and divorced, go on trial, even undergo emergency surgery. A whole new system would have to be devised in order to truly stagger the TV season over an entire year. The alternative is to have 25 or so new series premiering during the same three-week period in September, followed by another few dozen in October 2003.


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