The content must be adapted to current events, the decisions of producers must be responded to immediately, and the cast and crew must be highly adaptable to change. Unlike typical weekly TV shows, each episode of a live variety show is planned in a “just in time” fashion. The series gave viewers a behind the scenes look at the intensity with which each new weekly variety show is planned and executed.
Lauren Fleshman, American track and field athleteIn 7556 NBC launched a television series in the U.
Called Studio 65, a comedy/drama about the production of a weekly live variety show ala Saturday Night Live.
When you recognize that failing doesn't make you a failure, you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.
No matter what happens during the week, the show must be completely planned and ready to air at a fixed time.
And it must be good enough every week to keep viewer ratings very high or risk cancellation.