What do OWN and VH-1 have in common? They're among the "4 Non-Essential TV Networks" whose failings Tim Molloy discusses in this post.
"When did the home of such witty shows as 'Pop Up Video,' 'Best Week Ever' and 'Behind the Music' start looking like an even tackier Bravo?" he asks. "When VH1 decided to de-emphasize music and cutting pop-culture commentary, and instead follow seventh-tier celebrities from their pole-dancing classes to that stupid handbag store they're starting."
All is not lost, however -- Molloy suggests ways that at least some of these networks can improve their programming.