- Imagine Fred Dryer and Julia Duffy, or William Devane and Lisa Eichhorn, instead of Ted Danson and Shelly, playing Sam and Diane on Cheers
- Imagine Steve Vinovich as Kramer, Larry Miller as George, and Megan Mullally as Elaine, instead of Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld
- Imagine Teri Hatcher instead of Helen Hunt on Mad About You
- Imagine Lisa Kudrow as Roz instead of Peri Gilpin on Frasier
- Imagine Eric McCormack as Ross instead of David Schwimmer on Friends
- Imagine Nicollette Sheridan as Grace instead of Debra Messing on Will & Grace
Littlefield often called Thursday night, "the Night of Bests." The phrase "Must See TV" was coined at random from a guy who worked at NBC named Dan Holm. No research. No focus groups.
Reading it, William Goldman's famous rule about Hollywood came to mind - NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING. They definitely don't now. It's run by MBAs and not the creative people. I know they have to make a profit since networks are businesses, but couldn't they have better programs and keep some that don't appeal to the lowest common denominator?