At about this time every years, trade publications and websites are overrun with ads from various television shows asking for “your consideration” in regard to the Emmys. And this year, like a reoccurring herpes outbreak, they are right on cue. I’m sure that for people who are actually involved with nominating shows, these ads are somewhat flattering. But for me, being asked to “consider” Jay Leno‘s fat face day after day is nothing short of torture.
But if nothing else, seeing these ads made me wonder how the networks decide which shows to promote. With the abundance of crap on television, there must be quite a deliberation process. With that in mind, I set to work harassing my dozens of insider contacts, and was given access to the following rejected ‘For Your Emmy Consideration’ ads. I hope you find them as insightful as I have.