NBC made one of the smartest moves that any network has in years when it decided to keep “America’s Got Talent” as a summer show that builds throughout July and August to several weeks of sensational semi-finals and finals in September – just in time to provide an invaluable promotional platform for its new fall shows, its returning series and anything else to which it wants to call attention at a time of year when there is very little to watch, at least on broadcast television. Now more than ever, it’s a good thing at least one broadcaster has something in place to support its fall season – not for traditional competitive reasons, but because all of the broadcast networks need all the help they can get simply to remind the American public that a new television season is about to begin. Let’s face facts: The "new" fall TV season is an antiquated concept or, to be more accurate, a non-concept to Millennials and, increasingly, the older folks who love them.
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