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Is TV Too Youth-Obsessed?

One of ousted Brothers & Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz's recent complaints focused on his show focusing more and more on the younger characters and less and less on the middle-aged folks like Sally Field's Nora Walker and Ron Rifkin's Saul. He wrote that the storylines were being driven "younger and younger, whiter and whiter, and with less and less reflection of the real America."

I see his point with B&S, as this season has spent a lot of time with Justin, Rebecca, and Lena. But, on the other hand, the adults on Gossip Girl have gotten more interesting, and the middle-aged characters on shows such as Friday Night Lights and even Dirty Sexy Money are often the best parts of the show. So I'm wondering: Do you think TV is too youth-obsessed? And if so, how would you change it?

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