Emmys: There's Officially Too Much TV

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

FX president John Landgraf’s recent big claim that, with more than 400 original scripted TV shows in production for 2015, there’s now “simply too much television,” has now found a cosigner in the Emmys host Andy Samberg. His surprisingly funny ceremony-opening skit stole Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s bunker to communicate the anxiety of any viewer who feels drowned by TV’s so-called Golden Age:

It also gave us this lovely image of our TV future in which every type of wife gets her own show —

More Emmys coverage to come. For now, some discussion of “peak TV” here.