I really think this seems about right.
- Jan 13 2013, 02:41 AM
I think some of the power struggle has to do with the reboot. Both Corday and Meng pushed hard for that and they went out on a limb to get the changes made to get there (new sets, new writers, new returns, new marketing, etc.). The network went along with them at first, but really didn't give it the time or the backing to work. When it was perceived to be not working, Corday and Meng were discredited, and they were forced to take a back seat as the network brought back Tomlin and started letting him call the shots. Tomlin has had the network's backing, so Corday and Meng have had to stand aside while TomSell get relatively free reign.
It's been said many times that Tomlin is perceived to save the network money and keep things under budget. They seem to value that above all other things, including quality, integrity, and even ratings.
Then again, the power pendulum could eventually swing back the other way if ratings stay in the basement. Corday and Meng could get their mojo and their power back (relatively speaking) and then they might be able to give TomSell the boot.
ETA: This is only my take on things, of course.