Well, that’s what newly minted NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said last week while buttering up the press.
Hollywood Reporter.Com reports that Ms. Salke’s development philosophy goes something like this:
I think this is the most daunting time — about a month from now — where it settles in that you have this money to spend and this agenda to create hit television…To be in these jobs, you have to be a believer that it’s possible … that if you build it, they will come.
That’s all well and good – everybody says words to the above effect when the development season is just getting started, but here’s what she has to say about her real job, which is rebuilding NBC into a place that people will at least check out once in awhile:
We’re going to do things that are creatively adventurous… We’re open to anything — we should hear everything and be open to hear any kind of inspiration that comes in the door….
This is good news for all of us who turn to TVWriter™ for help and guidance. We dunno about you, but we’re having our people call her people ASAP so we can find out if Jennifer really will talk to “any kind of inspiration that comes in the door.” Piece of cake, right? NBC’s our oyster, yes? Well, we’re gonna see…and we suggest that you give it a try too.
Brace yourself, Ms. President of NBC Entertainment. It’s put up or shut up time.
(Heh. If this were being written by munchman it would’ve said, “put out or shut up time.” But we’re way cooler than that.)