Learning About Laughter, at the TCA Tour

Umstead, R. Thomas
January 2006
Multichannel News;1/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p18
The article reflects on the advantages of broadcasting television comedies in cable television networks in the U.S. It cites the lessons learned by the author during the annual Television Critics Association tour held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. Cable programmers such as USA Network and Oxygen intend to amuse viewers through originally scripted comedy and dramedy programming. There is a possibility that lighter-fare programming could mitigate the debate over indecency on cable.


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