DCRTV.com covers DC (and Baltimore) area TV and radio and they're usually 99% spot on with their rumors. I really home this one doesn't pan out.
I can see the trend with more destruction shows that have things explode. Mythbusters sorta started that trend that Smash Lab, Time Warp, and others have kept going. Boom TV? Really? Sigh.
Rant - 1/8 - DCRTV hears that Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications plans to rename its flagship Discovery Channel "Boom TV" come March. "We've done an extensive study of our largely male audience, and they want to watch things blow up," a Discovery honcho tells DCRTV. "We've found that dumbing-down our programming increases our ratings and makes our networks more attractive to advertisers," we're told. Look for more shows like "Time Warp," which shows high-speed photography of exploding small objects like soda bottles, to more episodes of "Destroyed In Seconds," which features everything from exploding tanker trucks to fireworks factories, as well as "Explosions Gone Wrong." DCRTV hears that Discovery is also planning to stage separate stand-alone specials that will feature the explosions of a 747, a series of SUVs, a barnyard of dead animals, an office building already slated for destruction, more shows where meteors and comets hit Earth and cause horrific destruction, exploding volcanos, and even a "game show" in which losers will have their homes blown up. Also look for "Cash Cab Hit-And-Run," where pedestrians are mowed-down and other vehicles are hit, and, you guessed it, explode.
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Originally posted by Zeruel quoting the article...specials that will feature the explosions of...a barnyard of dead animals...shows where meteors and comets hit Earth and cause horrific destruction...a "game show" in which losers will have their homes blown up. Also look for "Cash Cab Hit-And-Run," where pedestrians are mowed-down....
Me too. Tintin, as cool as the original stories are, has always failed whenever someone has tried to update, adapt, or modernize him. And "boy adventurer and his dog" is not a genre that seems like it would resonate with modern audiences.