I've been getting a lot of email about the lack of re-runs for The Screen Savers. There's nothing I can do about it, folks. Management already knows what I think. You need to let them know what you think. Sign Mike Demers's online petition and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TechTV's programmers don't believe help shows like The Screen Savers and Call for Help belong in prime time. I guess we've become the public affairs programming of TechTV: the shows they have to do but don't really like. It's part of the general sea change at the channel. They tell me it's necessary as the network matures.
I can understand the need to turn a profit. And supposedly the new sexier, edgier programming is aimed at a younger demographic that's more appealing to advertisers. It does make me feel like a little bit of an old shoe, however. Well, I'm going to just keep on doing what I do for as long as someone will watch. I may not be edgy, sexy, and youthful, but I do look good in a kilt. Wait a minute. That's Patrick. Never mind.