ChaCha Users Show Crowds Wiser Than TV ExecsOctober 13, 2011
In answer to a question prompted by the cancellation of The Playboy Club as to which new series for the autumn season would be the next to go 275 voted for Charlie’s Angels, 35% for Pan Am and 36% for How to Be a Gentleman.
How to Be a Gentleman was duly closed three days ago. The poll also chimes with dismal reviews for the series PanAm which, like The Playboy Club, is a period drama overwhelmed by its efforts to evoke the early 60s and cash in on the success of MadMen.
Critics panned PanAm’s scriptwriters for having been plagued by engine failure. The series hasn’t taken off and if ChaCha’s poll is anything to go by the announcement ‘I’m sorry your flight has been cancelled’ is likely to be tannoyed shortly.
Television executives looking for feedback on other ideas in the pipeline might take note of ChaCha’s poll on CSI spinoffs. Sixty seven per cent thought there were enough already, 14% could handle one or two more and a shocking 18% would go on watching CSI eyen when the cast and writers had given up watching it themselves.
Meanwhile ChaCha’s entertainment and celebrity loving audience seem to have already reached a verdict in the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, with 60% vs. 39% leaning towards acquittal, which only goes to show what a good idea it is to force a jury to listen to all the evidence and to arguments from both sides before making up their minds.