Josef Adalian of NY Magazine on TV network AMC:
AMC has built its identity on a tricky proposition. “They’re trying to do HBO-quality shows at USA [Network] prices,” explains David Madden, president of Fox TV Studios (The Killing). While AMC seems to have gotten the first part of the equation right — Emmys and critical acclaim have deemed [Mad Men] and [Breaking Bad] among the best shows on TV — keeping prices in the same league as USA shows has proven trickier.
AMC has created three hits (Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), one miss (Rubicon) and one middling show (The Killing). While that’s a pretty good success rate, this piece by Adalian shows why AMC might struggle to have long-term success.
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