Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Meredith Vieira Doing "Mainstream Duty" On The SyFy Channel

She is television's all purpose media personality. She fills slots where she is needed. Meredith Vieira has hosted "The Today Show", "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and heck...I think I even saw her in a television movie with Gail O'Grady. In a move that surprises no one, the mainstream, non-Science Fiction channel known as the "SyFy Channel" has recruited Meredith Vieira to help hunt ghosts on their "Ghost Hunters" show. What the heck, right? I think Meredith Vieira was a dream hire for Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern. She is generic...all purpose television. She perpetuates the SyFy Channel's dream of not having a discernable on-air identity. Her mere presence assists the SyFy Channel in being indistinguishable (content wise) from ABC-TV, NBC-TV, and all other manifestations of generic television.
So quite logically, the SyFy Channel hired her to strap on a "Proton Pack" in order to assist their "Ghost Hunters" show.

I think Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern want the SyFy Channel to be a cozy off-shoot of ABC-TV, NBC-TV and everywhere else Meredith Vieira has been. A cozy off-shoot where Meredith Vieira will eventually show up. I can see it now. The SyFy Channel eventually hiring Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa to appear in "Scare Tactics." Hiring Richard Karn to appear on "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen." Hiring Wayne Brady to referee "WWF Wrestling." Hiring Drew Carey to appear in a weekly monster movie.

The comfy...cozy...SyFy Channel. Where you can always count on predictable and boring mainstream blandness, and crossover filler from the other mainstream networks.

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