They say all good things must come to an end… and so it’s with slightly mixed emotions that I’ve decided to write my final Remote Patrolled post – appropriately enough on the 31st Dec 2013 (I’m a big believer in the importance of dates!)

I’ve been running this site for over 3 1/2 years now and over that time I’ve posted a whole heap of articles on a vast array of shows. I’ve aimed to present an ‘insiders’ view of TV, using my experience as a producer to hopefully give informed commentary. I’ve championed much maligned shows such as The X Factor and Smash and taken pot-shots at over-rated series like Community and Arrested Development. I’ve rallied against over-produced ‘reality’, network execs who refuse to take chances and the Kardashians! Plus I’ve talked a LOT about the shows I love – The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Scandal and many more…

It’s been a great experience running this site and I’ve learned a lot about social media. Those skills served me well for a much bigger cause down the line – helping the wrongfully convicted Ryan Ferguson, who finally walked free on 11/12/13. Ryan has become a close friend and the experience of developing Remote Patrolled – and the other social media projects I’ve worked on – ultimately led to a much greater good.

And so the fact is I’m ready to move on. I started Remote Patrolled in the early days of my company when we were still finding our feet and I needed another outlet. But my company Savannah Media is BUSY now – last year we landed 4 development deals and we have a lot on the horizon for 2014. My ongoing consulting work for NBC demands a good chunk of my time.  And now that Ryan is free we have big plans to build a social media platform around his 98,000 (and counting) followers. Plus I have several other projects – both personal and professional – that I want to spend time on.

So I’m signing off… for now at least. Maybe I’ll be back – you never know! But for now I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has read, commented, argued and agreed with me over the last 3 1/2 years. We truly are in a golden age of TV and I feel very blessed to have been able to celebrate this amazing time.

So thank you – and best wishes!

Richard