The Law of Cable Media

I think we have enough evidence to generalize now: any genre cable channel will progress until it becomes a parody of its original mission. Whether it’s a Music Television station that plays no music, or an Arts and Entertainment channel with shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “Storage Wars,” any themed cable channel will eventually come to resemble a spoof of its original concept.

Consider:

(via James McGrath)

Or consider the Science Fiction channel, now SyFy for the same reason that people say Kentucky Fried Chicken became KFC.

Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a…shark! A supersized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the new Syfy Original Movie Sharknado, premiering Thursday, July 11 at 9PM (ET/PT).

In the movie, regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. Sharknado is a production of The Asylum.

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