Except for the occasional "big" story, news channels expended most of their efforts in 2017 to reporting on Trump -- or more to the point, yakking incessantly about him.
Bet on this, and it will be the easiest money you ever made: TV in 2018 will bristle with guns. Or more to the point, TV in the new year will continue in its role as a kind of national showcase for violence in all its forms.
A new documentary coming to movie theaters in 2018 will hopefully bring at least a miniature revival of the memory of Fred Rogers, who was unique in the history of television.
In our TV past, a parade of immortals were seen by tens of millions on just three networks. When legends die, we remember them as if it were only yesterday.
Determining the top story in the TV business this year was a simple exercise: It was sex harassment.
Tom Hardy was the year's most mesmerizing actor in our pick for 2017's best show: "Taboo."
Words like "dreary," "unpleasant," "ugly," "depressing," and "meaningless" comprise a theme to much of this year's TV reviews, and are a reflection of how sad and violent TV has become.
There appears to be no holiday respite in the offing for sex-harassment stories and headlines in the media.
The deal, engineered principally by Rupert Murdoch to sell a slew of 21st Century Fox assets to Disney, would seem to be a bet on broadcasting.
This is what happens when you put reality-TV stars in the White House -- they can only be dragged out kicking and screaming.