Lowry Live: Edgy and provacative, but no nudity

Lowry_brian_150 Our friend, colleague and to-the-death blog rival Brian Lowry was the star attraction of the first live online chat held by the Variety TV Team. (We know what you’re saying: “Better never than late.”  Not true!) 

Here are some highlights, provided by Lowry’s next-desk neighbor:


[From TuffT47:]
Do you think “American Idol” will survive next year without Simon?


BLowry:
It will survive, but I certainly think it will be hurt. On the plus side, changing the chemistry can be helpful after a show’s been around for a while. But I find him so fundamentally essential to the show that I can’t imagine it won’t be at least a temporary setback.

[From Luke:] what are you hearing about the ‘star wars’ comedy? are they serious?

BLowry: 
That did surprise me. Though I must say that “Clone Wars” has been a very pleasant surprise. Looks great — and it’s amazing how a 22-minute format covers up the bad writing that plagued the most recent trilogy.

[From Bkrav:] will networks ever do ‘edgy’ type shows that are currently on cable, or are they hampered by the FCC?

BLowry:
I think the limitation is more about advertisers than the FCC. That said, “Sons of Anarchy” and “Nip/Tuck” and “Breaking Bad” can be pretty rough, and those are on ad-supported networks. Partially it’s weighing the headaches vs. the benefits.

[From Jason Stackhouse:]
hey Brian. If Tiger Woods has a 68 going into his final putt on Thursday’s Masters, do you think he’ll miss it on purpose to avoid shooting a 69?

BLowry:
I only published this to prove that there’s someone out there whose sense of humor is even more immature than mine. So many thanks for that.

Be sure to check out the entire conversation, and keep an eye out for more Team TV chats. Fun, informative — and almost undoubtedly hygienically safe!

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