Kiss Up Television

According to a column today in the New York Times, all the CBS dramas share an unusual similarity:

They showcase an omniscient, workaholic and male boss on the dark
side of 50 who is surrounded by young, eager-to-please acolytes.

The template is so unvarying that Bill Carter of The New York Times and
other television writers subscribe to a man-in-the-Moonves theory of
programming: Leslie Moonves,
the 57-year-old chief executive of CBS, has an Ozymandian hold on his
network that ensures that its top shows pay subliminal homage to his

(Thanks to Paul Levine for the heads-up)

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