*Hellblazer* is a tremendous comic book, but I have real doubts that NBC is going to be able to put together a show that captures what makes that book so great. That said, (1) NBC has done a great job with *Hannibal*, and (2) this trailer is not completely terrible.
I have not watched a single episode, and everyone I know who has watched it says its very mediocre. Still, I am always pleased when a sci-fi show gets picked up by a network.
> On Monday night, during its not-at-all-live primetime coverage of the Olympics in London, NBC aired a promo for Tuesday’s Today that trumpeted 17-year-old U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin’s gold medal win in the 100-meter backstroke — just moments before the race itself was to be broadcast (on a tape delay).
At least they’ve been consistently bad in all of their TV coverage.
Opening Ceremonies Too Complex for Viewers
> [A[n emailed statement that the ceremonies “are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them.”
Because if anyone had the option to turn of Lauer and Vieira they would have.[^f1]
[^f1]: If the comments are Twitter were any indication, I am not alone in thinking that the commentary during the opening ceremonies was atrocious. Of course the reason they did not put the ceremonies online was because they wanted to get a huge ratings number for the event, and of course they are not going to come out and say that.