Finale Footage Not Found: Inside TV’s New Normal — TV Podcast
Published on Mar 27, 2020
On the surface, it looked like a typical Tuesday night on Twitter. There was less sports chat, of course, and the political conversations were more single-minded than usual, but for the most part, things proceeded apace. Which is to say, the Season 4 finale of NBC’s celebrated weepie “This Is Us” remained top of mind for many a TV fan, all of whom seemed to have a take on elements of the episode. Whether it was raging about a big fight or marveling over a character reveal, for a moment all was right with the world.
But soon enough the bubble burst and things returned to the still tentative new normal of the last few weeks. Too soon, both broadcast and cable TV will have to deal with the very real fallout of an industry shutdown: a lack of new material.
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Author: Libby Hill