Have we reached ‘peak TV?’

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Guests: Erik Adams, James Poniewozik

At a recent event, the CEO of FX networks stated “that 2015 or 2016 will represent peak TV in America,” and that there will be a need for networks to limit the amount of programming that they generate. In 2014, there were more than 400 original scripted series available for television watching audiences, and the 2015/2016 season is expected to bring even more shows popping up asking for our attention. Today, we discuss the CEO’s theory of “peak TV,” and how the networks, including newcomers Netflix and Amazon Prime, can expect audiences to sift through the overabundance of content. We’ll be joined by TV critics ERIK ADAMS of the AV Club, and JAMES PONIEWOZIK of The New York Times, who’ll give us their take, and they’ll help us comb through the current offerings by giving us some recommendations of shows that are worth watching.

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