Friday, October 30, 2009


I guess it's true what they say in the tv world, when your ratings start to slip, get some black shows to help boost them back up. Judging by the fact that Fox and The CW built their networks using black sitcoms as the anchor, it should really be no surprise that NBC seems to be looking to finally add some color to their network.

The latest addition to this equation is Idris Elba who is said to be executive producing a new drama for the network. The new show will feature a lawyer who goes to the limits to save his clients from a corrupt system. This show comes on the heels of news of NBC's interest in scribe Kenya Barris' sitcom "Ordinary."

Let's hope they take these shows seriously and are not ready to drop them the minute their ratings get a boost.