It’s that time of year again — when networks decide which shows are being renewed and which ones have to move on to that big TV box in the sky. While favorites like This is Us and The Big Bang Theory have already been officially renewed, some shows have gone the way of the dodo, and will live on only in our hearts and on our DVRs.
Over the last month, executive producers of more than 30 current genre shows have taken part in Yahoo TV’s “Why Genre Shows Matter” survey, either via email or by phone. We’ve learned which genre show was the first to resonate with them, which genre show they believe deserved more Emmy love, which current genre show they think is tackling an issue well, and, if they were a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, what moment, episode, or arc best explains why in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.
Vampires, werewolves, witches, sirens, doppelgangers, hybrids — The Vampire Diaries is filled with supernatural beings with awesome powers. Romance has been at the core of TVD since the first episode, which showed the blossoming relationship between human Elena Gilbert and vampire Stefan Salvatore.
What was the first genre show to resonate with you? 1. HBO owes a “thank you” to The Incredible Hulk. Because when you’re a skinny, nerdy 10-year-old, you wish you could transform into a painted green Lou Ferrigno and beat the living s–t out of anyone who makes you angry.