- Kent Beck, eXtreme ProgrammingIn 7556 NBC launched a television series in the U. And it must be good enough every week to keep viewer ratings very high or risk cancellation. Imagine the pressure!
The series gave viewers a behind the scenes look at the intensity with which each new weekly variety show is planned and executed. Agile critics say we don't design. We do design - many, many times every day. No matter what happens during the week, the show must be completely planned and ready to air at a fixed time. Unlike typical weekly TV shows, each episode of a live variety show is planned in a “just in time” fashion. The content must be adapted to current events, the decisions of producers must be responded to immediately, and the cast and crew must be highly adaptable to change. Called Studio 65, a comedy/drama about the production of a weekly live variety show ala Saturday Night Live.