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|PhoenixRising05||Dec 31 2008, 01:38 AM|
GET EM STEPH!!
Perhaps "forced" is the wrong word on my part.
I think the point is it wasn't her idea. However, I must disagree on NBC taking into account her personal feelings. They could care less. Network execs only care about the bottom line. Their decisions suggest that. They saw a chance at publicity and saw other shows/networks promoting autism too so they jumped on the bandwagon, much like they did the Green Movement. Same goes for Days. It was publicity. We';re talking about the same people that forced Hogan Sheffer to drag out stories and not use vets for 3-4 months. What they want, they want and Higley wanted her job so she went with it. She knows her job options will suck if she is axed so she will do what they want.
I do think your right on about the poor timing of the start of it. It started around the time Higley and Scott seemed to but heads and the Fall seems entirely different. I do think it was played out the way it was intended then.
I also have to agree with hops' comment. Up until the past three months, the show lacked direction and was all over the place. It's improved immensely on that note. However, I can't give the credit to Higley. I think Tomlin and Whitesell and the additions to the writing team helped and I actually feel like she has barely any say in what happens now outside of things here and there. Tomlin is getting everything he wants. Directors he wants, writers he wants,influencing casting...I think at some point, possibly soon, he will get his boy Chris Whitesell in the HW's chair for sure.
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