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Title: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: TMC1982 on February 26, 2009, 12:22:19 PM
It could either be from the past or present, cable or broadcast. Which major TV executive was the most incompetent at the job, and did the most damage to their respective network's reputation and/or progress (for example, Fred Silverman during his time at NBC in the late 1970s-early 1980s)?
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: Darth Geek on February 26, 2009, 05:18:52 PM
Easy, the female Sci-Fi Channel exec who not only canceled MST3K, but also usshered in the crappy Sci-Fi original movies that are at the forefront of the reasons the channel is a joke nowadays.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: Nick on February 26, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: ebeth on February 26, 2009, 05:31:37 PM
Easy, the female Sci-Fi Channel exec who not only canceled MST3K, but also usshered in the crappy Sci-Fi original movies that are at the forefront of the reasons the channel is a joke nowadays.

While I agree with you there I would like to add that they did help feed and clothe me when my boyfriend worked on the special effects for Mammoth.  He hesitantly puts it on his resume because the movie was so horrible
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: Rattrap007 on February 26, 2009, 05:36:55 PM
Sci-Fi and G4...
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 26, 2009, 06:16:14 PM
Sci-Fi channel was always a joke, MST3k was their best show and they showed it at 10:30 at night on a saturday, and at 8:00 am on a sunday.  Thank Vishnu I had a VCR.  Them's drinking and hangover times.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: MSTJedi on February 26, 2009, 06:55:43 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

Is Attack of the Show still on? If not, then yeah, they just lost all their marbles. If they screwed with AotS to where it has nothing to do with games or electronics anymore, they still suck.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: TMC1982 on February 26, 2009, 07:47:56 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

You mean, Neal Tiles (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Fire_Neal_Tiles?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=1).
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: TMC1982 on February 26, 2009, 07:48:18 PM
Easy, the female Sci-Fi Channel exec who not only canceled MST3K, but also usshered in the crappy Sci-Fi original movies that are at the forefront of the reasons the channel is a joke nowadays.

Bonnie Hammer I presume!
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: MSTJedi on February 26, 2009, 08:41:23 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

You mean, Neal Tiles (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Fire_Neal_Tiles?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=1).

Just about everything that moron was quoted as saying in that article made me want to hurl.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: bratpop on February 27, 2009, 11:15:02 PM
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Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?
Um, they have two shows and the rest is filler. That's more than CBS can say.

Who cares if it "has to do with games"? They never said it had to. And to answer your question, yes. Which disqualifies you from commenting since you didn't know that.

Also, you're Hitler, whoever I'm quoting.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: MSTJedi on March 02, 2009, 06:34:18 AM
Actually, the original tagline was "Videogame TV", so yeah, it was supposed to do with games. Not that it stopped Tiles from pissing in gamers faces and creating yet another venue for lowest common denominator programming.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 02, 2009, 06:36:43 AM
I can remember when we had techtv,now that was good.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: Thrifty on March 02, 2009, 08:44:00 AM
I don't know any executives by name, but the idiots who kept shifting Freaks and Geeks around and throwing it in the worst conceivable time slots has my nomination.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: TMC1982 on March 02, 2009, 10:06:51 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

Perhaps predictably, I throw in a slight reference to Neal Tiles on the G4 forums, and certain people around there don't like it:
All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives (http://forums.g4tv.com/showthread.php?t=116580)    ???
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: ImOscardotcom on March 02, 2009, 10:13:17 PM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

Perhaps predictably, I throw in a slight reference to Neal Tiles on the G4 forums, and certain people around there don't like it:
All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives (http://forums.g4tv.com/showthread.php?t=116580)    ???

You mean you've been cheating on us with other forums?!

*slaps TMC1982*
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: TeamRAD on March 03, 2009, 08:24:00 AM
Whoever runs G4. Seriously, is there anything left on that channel that even has to do with games? Or is it all Cops reruns and Cheaters now?

I like that they show the movie, Real Genius, a ton. That's the only reason why I tune into G4.

Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: bratpop on March 05, 2009, 11:15:10 PM
They kept their two most popular shows, got rid of all the shitty, redundant ones with horrible talent that nobody watched or cared about, and they show reruns of programming that actually has gotten some viewers at one or another point in history. It's the only channel I watch EVERY DAY. So if they're doing something wrong, then my whole life must be wrong. And if that was true, then you all wouldn't love me so much.
Title: Re: All Time Worst Television Network/Channel Executives
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 06, 2009, 05:20:27 AM
They kept their two most popular shows, got rid of all the shitty, redundant ones with horrible talent that nobody watched or cared about, and they show reruns of programming that actually has gotten some viewers at one or another point in history. It's the only channel I watch EVERY DAY. So if they're doing something wrong, then my whole life must be wrong. And if that was true, then you all wouldn't love me so much.
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