Way back at the start of the television season, I tried to predict the success factor for all the new shows as to whether or not they were likely to get renewal for a second season. Let’s see how I did…
The first group were the ones I predicted renewal for, and there were 12.
ABC: The Good Doctor – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
ABC: The Mayor – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is CANCELLED — after watching one EP, it was pretty clear it would be cancelled though
ABC: Marvel’s Inhumans – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is CANCELLED — although watching the EPs, that’s not too surprising
CBS: Young Sheldon – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
CBS: S.W.A.T. – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
CW: Black Lightning – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
OX: The Gifted – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
FOX: The Orville – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
FOX: The Resident – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED
NBC: Champions – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is LIKELY CANCELLED
NBC: Rise – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is CANCELLED
NBC: Will and Grace – Predicted RENEWED and outcome is RENEWED.
I’ve written a lot about my experiences learning French, and there are days where I wanted to rip my hair out with some of the aspects.
I knew, from the get-go, that learning a new language is hard as an adult. That much is clear, as is the fact that the process of learning anything is often quite different for an adult learner. And I’ve blogged about my initial diagnostic test that said I would be fine for reading and writing but struggle with oral. I just didn’t have the ear for languages, it was clearly indicated on my test results.
And then I started at Asticou, at a very difficult time in my life emotionally, and with a horrible teacher. Where I struggled. A lot. I felt like the stupidest person on the planet, although it is hard to tell if that was because of the school, my emotional state, the teacher, or just the process of learning as an adult where I went from being competent at my job and getting praise to spending all day, every day, hearing nothing but corrections for my errors. » Read the rest
I subscribe to the daily feed from Higher Education Strategy Associates and I enjoy the main analyst’s take on things usually. He’s got one going this week on “Performance-Based Funding” that looks promising. Here’s an excerpt from today’s post:
At one level,PBF is simple: you pay for what comes out of universities rather than what goes in. […] Take graduation numbers, which happens to be the simplest and most common indicator used in PBFs. A government could literally pay a certain amount per graduate – or maybe “weighted graduate” to take account of different costs by field of study. It could pay each institution based on its share of total graduates or weighted graduates. It could give each institution a target number of graduates (based on size and current degree of selectivity, perhaps) and pay out 100% of a value if it hits the target, and 0% if it does not.