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Technology the ‘Catch-22’ for new television dramas

Anthony Edwards plays Hank Galliston, a magazine publisher who descends into an historical mystery after his wife is kidnapped in “Zero Hour.” (Phillippe Bosse/ABC)
Anthony Edwards plays Hank Galliston, a magazine publisher who descends into an historical mystery after his wife is kidnapped in “Zero Hour.” (Phillippe Bosse/ABC)
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Jason Mittell had other things to do last month when ABC aired a two-hour debut of the drama “Red Widow,” so he set his digital video recorder to capture it. Then the Middlebury College professor and Just TV blogger saw the show’s disappointing ratings the next day. He deleted the DVR file. If the show already appears to be on thin ice, why bother watching? Skittish viewers who guard their time are making the already ...


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rsmall803
April 3, 2013
12:03 p.m.

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only better actors and a better script can save zero hours.

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