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Bethany McHugh
Bethany McHugh is currently enrolled in the Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University, with an emphasis in writing for Television. She also writes for the Washington Square News, NYU's newspaper, as a television reviewer & blogger.

Blog Entries by Bethany McHugh

Dear HBO: An Open Letter

(20) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:24 PM

Hello, friend.

As you know, I watch a lot of your shows. I mean, a lot. Veep, Girls, True Blood, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Ricky Gervais Show... I'm super excited about The Newsroom next week, too. I didn't watch Game of Thrones until recently because, well, we're...

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Nielsen in the New Age

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 12:53 PM

There is no mass audience anymore. As soon as we stop placing importance on this, the better chance networks have at surviving in the post-internet age. It's certainly plausible to break down an audience into different sized demographics and target a show towards it, but we no longer live in...

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Television Versus the Computer

(6) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 11:59 AM

Accessing television shows has never been easier, but this blessing has a lot of consequences. Now that TV-watchers are no longer confined to viewings during prime-time hours with the onslaught of DVR and VoD -- not to mention the hundreds of other new media outlets -- the question isn't when...

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The Exit Strategy

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Networks need an exit strategy. And right now, NBC just doesn't have one.
It's been a play practiced to precision at NBC. As shows ends, new ones-for NBC, hit ones-need to take its place. The network has always been the face of television: Its history alone speaks for itself....

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