If you were to add up all the time spent promoting "Frank TV" on TBS during the baseball playoffs, we'd guess it totaled about four years. (Give or take.) And how many hours of the show will end up being aired? Thanks to the writers' strike, about four.

Seriously: All that for four shows.

Frank TV, a sketch-comedy series due later this month from Frank Caliendo (Mad TV), will be cut short and produce just four episodes.

Well, that was totally worth it. Fortunately, the subliminal programming will only cost us those four hours. We were afraid it would run for 10 years, and our brains would require us to watch every single one.

OK, we really weren't worried about it running for 10 years.

How The Strike Affects Cable [USA Today]