We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season… Its impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.
A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think its tougher for the younger networks so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?
I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what its really like and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me I think the second one is what I would prefer.
Nowadays people always say how come hes doing such young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad. I was very proud of that show. Its the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl.
One thing my wife says is bad about me is that I still care too much.
But I dont know the violence I cant even talk about. We dont do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television breaking a pencil was a violent act.
I must tell you I havent done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. Its a hard show to do but I think its going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it its a pretty strong show.
Right now Im doing four shows at a time trying to read four outlines every week four scripts every week and watching four rough cuts its a lot of good work. Its fun to do it but it does wear you out.
You know what shows today are missing? Stars.
You cant predict a show that is the damndest thing you cant predict if a show is going to work or not until its on the air.
I dont remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple could be married but still love each other very much spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon be sensuous and have fun together.
Now Ive even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house so I can talk to the people. I think Im trying to gather fans frankly. Theyre very very nice people – they really understand. Its fun talking to them.
Its OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle but you cant kiss another person because hes a different color? Give me a break. And you have to remember Im from Dallas Texas.
There are a couple of things that Im sure people dont think are important but I do. I dont like hair changes unless theres a reason for it. Clothing – I dont like to see an outfit worn more than one time in an hour – you can wear it again a few weeks later.
I love my wife she deserves anything and everything.
When we did Dynasty it was the clothes. I think the clothes affected every woman around the world. I got so many letters I think we made the designer a millionaire!
Ill tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do more than anything is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We dont have any anthologies anymore do we?
Its been a straight strip I must tell you Ive enjoyed it all the way. If Im saying things to make it sound like its hard hard work its not. Its beautiful work. Its fun work. Its everything youd ever want to do.
But its true when you see some television you carry it with you. Its like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then… We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.