Friday, December 21, 2007

Opportunism Defined: Nickelodeon to Air Teen Pregnancy Special?

We all know that 16-year-old Jamie-Lynn Spears, younger sister to Britney Spears, has admitted her pregnancy. In what has to be opportunism at its best, Nickelodeon has confirmed it is considering a teen pregnancy special.

A spokesman for Nick has confirmed they are considering the special, and also that they are talking to Linda Ellerbee, who has previously hosted news shows on Nick. "I think it’s important that something be done," said Ellerbee. "But I think it’s important that it be done in a measured way, and not just to feed the beast of news stories."

While a teen pregnancy show would be a good idea, particularly since the revelations over Spears have caused problems for parents, who perceived Jamie-Lynn as a clean-cut, sensible role model on her show Zoey 101, it's also, as I said, pretty opportunistic.

Spears' show has already filmed its fourth and final season, but Nickelodeon has not confirmed whether, with all the fallout, the season will be shown or not.

2 comments:

memory stick said...

I think it is important that this be done so in a measure, not only to feed the beast of news..

Senior Facility said...

I think it’s important that it be done in a measured way, and not just to feed the beast of news stories.