Sympathy for the Show Stackers
A story on Newslab's web site cites a study that found 20% of producers are experiencing burnout, and that "almost half of the producers surveyed scored high on exhaustion and almost two-thirds of participating producers scored high on cynicism, both factors indicating potential future burnout problems." Could this be a symptom of the monotony of tightly formatted shows that never change ---or is it the other way around?
In the old west, if your horse got exhausted or burned out you could eat it. I'm not sure if the cynical horses tasted good.