The golden age of streaming television where every show got at least two seasons is long gone. Everyone wants the next hit show, and we're seeing that play out in some recent programming decisions at Amazon. Last week, the streamer canceled two shows: Z and The Last Tycoon. The latter was something of a surprise cancellation, and Z had been canceled, then un-cancelled and renewed, before being canceled again. While Amazon made waves early on with Transparent, it hasn't been able to deliver another much talked-about show. However, it's got plenty of funds, so it'll be interesting to see where it go from here, especially as more competitors like Apple get into the game.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Screengrab
At winter press tour, lots of Disney/Fox questions, but few answers TV critics and reporters are gathered in Pasadena for several days of presentations from cable and broadcast networks. Everyone wants to know what the Fox broadcast network will look like following its purchase by Disney, but at the moment, execs don't have the answers.
What Disney's acquisition of most of Fox means for TV The $52.4 billion deal was announced last week and has huge implications in the film world, but also in television as well. The move is largely seen as a way for Disney to get more content directly to consumers, and part of that means bulking up a forthcoming streaming service.