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Keeping up with too much good TV

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Some faithful American TV watchers say they have a serious, new gripe: that too much good stuff on television and can't keep up and have to pick and choose a couple.

Some say they can't handle it they can't "break the bad" habit.

John Jurgensen, a television critic for the Wall Street Journal, is one of several in his profession who say it is becoming too tough to stay on top of so many good shows all at once.

An influx of cable channel programs and even independently produced dramas from websites like Netflix and (soon) Amazon are making the problem even worse. We've got even more bad news for you.

"It's only going up from here, I think. I mean, the competition is so fierce," Jurgensen said. "We're getting a lot of talent coming in from the movie side both in acting and writing and producing, so there's a real flock of talent into television right now."

All you need to do is look at the numbers: in 2002, there were only 28 original scripted dramas, but there were 42 in 2007, and 77 in 2012. This year, there are expected to be even more.

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