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24. "RE: Pirate Master Canceled?"
The reality TV craze reminds me of the hoopla around Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. That show was a breakout hit when first aired by ABC and Regis Philbin's "Is that your final answer?" became part of everyday slang. ABC was seduced by big ratings and overdid it on the show, running it as often as five nights per week, and eventually burned it out. But before it disappeared, the other networks created a handful of poorly-thought-out knockoffs which nobody watched.

It seems like reality TV is following the same script. Start with big winners in Survivor and Big Brother and throw in a surprise Emmy-winner in Amazing Race. Then create dozens of forgettable knockoffs and bemoan the fact that nobody watches them.

They're killing the goose that lays golden eggs. Again.


RIP Pirate Master. At least you were moderately fun.

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 Pirate Master Canceled?   HobbsofMI     07-23-07       
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Spanky68     07-23-07     1  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     2  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     3  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     4  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     6  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     9  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     12  
                         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     13  
                             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   qwertypie     07-25-07     40  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   observe     07-27-07     48  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Sonicbluebird     07-23-07     5  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     8  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     7  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Sunny_Bunny     07-23-07     10  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     11  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   dragonflies     07-24-07     23  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   mysticwolf     07-24-07     37  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     14  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     15  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   nazpink     07-23-07     16  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     17  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     18  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-24-07     19  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     21  
                         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   foonermints     07-25-07     41  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cahaya     07-24-07     20  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-24-07     22  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Max Headroom     07-24-07     24  
                         :o   foonermints     07-25-07     43  
         Bones!   RudyRules     07-24-07     32  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     25  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Bravehart     07-24-07     26  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     27  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     28  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     29  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     31  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Bravehart     07-24-07     35  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cycles2k     07-24-07     39  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   jbug     07-24-07     30  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   RudyRules     07-24-07     33  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Max Headroom     07-24-07     34  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cahaya     07-24-07     36  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   agman     07-25-07     45  
   And 1 Hr. ago   mysticwolf     07-24-07     38  
     Episode nine summary - for those wh...   bdemoney     07-25-07     42  
   Could Burnett's ego be behind the c...   michel     07-25-07     44  
   Petition to bring it back!   Wallflower66     07-26-07     46  
   For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-26-07     47  
     RE: For those having trouble   observe     07-27-07     49  
     RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     50  
         RE: For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-27-07     51  
             RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     52  
                 RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     53  
                     RE: For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-27-07     54  
                         RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     55  
                             RE: For those having trouble   michel     07-27-07     56  
                                 RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     57  
     RE: For those having trouble   buckeyegirl     07-29-07     58  

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