How do you know what TV networks buy and which outlet might buy your show? Well…
Remember Lesson #1!
If you listened to our very first podcast episode, Joke gave some specific homework.
That’s an excellent start.
That said, this week we give away some secrets that even a lot of working producers don’t seem to know…some key ways to determine what shows are right for which networks.
Press the giant “play” button above, and you will understand what TV networks buy — and why.
What TV Networks Buy? How is Each Network Different?
The most disheartening email we get (over and over) is one that goes something like this:
Hi — I’ve got a great idea that I think could play equally well at Bravo, Spike, TLC, Nickelodeon, MTV, Lifetime, and Tru TV.
Please…don’t be that person. Why?
In today’s episode we answer that question and cover:
- Which networks are more “male”, which are more “female” and why that matters.
- Who really controls the remote control and how that affects what you pitch.
- Whether you can have male stars on a female network and vice versa.
- How what TV networks buy should influence your pitch.
Transcript coming soon!
Read our in-depth page about how to pitch us a show. It also talks about what it’s really like to work in our business, the unscripted TV and film industry.