Tech Billionaire Elon Musk Takes TV Programming into his Own Hands, Canceling Show Mid-Season and Forgetting to Notify the Cast.
In a bold move that left many scratching their heads, tech billionaire Elon Musk has taken it upon himself to cancel ABC’s hit sitcom “The Conners” midway through its latest season – without bothering to inform the show’s cast and crew.
Sources close to Musk say that he was simply browsing through his TV guide when he stumbled upon an episode of “The Conners”, and was so offended by the show’s “lack of innovation and originality” that he immediately picked up the phone and called ABC executives.
“I told them, ‘Guys, this show is terrible. It’s not doing anything new or interesting,’” Musk reportedly said. “And they were like, ‘Uh, sir, we’re in the middle of airing the season. We can’t just cancel it.’”
But according to those same sources, Musk wasn’t going to take no for an answer. He reportedly went on a lengthy tirade about the importance of pushing boundaries and taking risks, and how “The Conners” was failing to do either.
“I mean, come on. They’re just recycling the same old jokes and storylines,” Musk is said to have ranted. “There’s no imagination there. No innovation. It’s just lazy.”
Despite ABC’s protests, Musk eventually got his way – and “The Conners” was pulled from the airwaves, leaving the cast and crew completely in the dark.
“I don’t understand what happened,” said actor John Goodman, who plays Dan Conner on the show. “One minute we’re filming an episode, and the next minute we hear that the show’s been canceled? I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to my trailer.”
Some have criticized Musk’s decision, calling it an abuse of power and a disrespectful move toward the hardworking individuals who make up the show’s production team. But for Musk, it’s all about the bigger picture.
“We can’t just settle for mediocrity,” he said in a statement. “We need to constantly be pushing ourselves to do better, to be better. And if that means canceling a popular TV show midway through its season, then so be it.”