It became a tent pole that holds up the whole evening. ... The importance of a hit show is not just the show, it's that it brings viewers to the shows before and after.
In popular culture, familiarity or cuddliness is important.
Queer Eye' is not much different from a lot of reality programming -- the premise of the first date, marriage, rehabilitating somebody and then the tips for audience -- the spin is mainstreaming gay characters.
When 'Friends' began 10 years ago ... the actors and actresses on that show were relatively unknown. Now it's star-driven. The concept has run its course. ... People go to them 'cause it's like tuning in to an old friend.