From The Onion:
Network Pushes The ‘Dumbing It Down’ Envelope
LOS ANGELES—Already home to Extreme Makeover, Trista & Ryan’s Wedding, and According To Jim, the ABC television network is now looking to develop some really, really, really dumb shows, network sources announced Monday. “With all the competition in television, we have to make the ABC brand stand out,” said Susan Lyne, president of ABC Entertainment. “That’s why we want a slate of projects that will out-dumb the dumb shows like Whoopi, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and The Next Joe Millionaire.” ABC’s pilot orders for Fall 2004 include The Naked Ladies, Extreme Explosions, and America’s Shiniest Objects.