Louie is a second generation TV guy. His father left the family to go west to work in the early days of television - now it's Louie's turn.
Ascending rapidly, he becomes a producer of one of the most beloved programmes in the history of television, the cop show Northie.
But Northie's ratings have fallen on hard times. Will it be cannibalized for one last big tune-in, or will it be allowed to conclude its run in dignity?
His on-again off-again partner Zacky Kurtz, the one-time King of TelevisionA", now obsessed by the possibility of being the first producer to get bare assA" on network TV, drives the story towards a conclusion that is as astute and passionate an indictment of our mass culture's coarsening as American fiction has produced.
Yet Theme Song for an Old Show is about more than dirty business-as-usual on television.
With the force of tragedy and the laughs of high farce reduced to an absurdly tiny pixilated screen, it tells the story of a man's last chance to find his father.
This is the second novel in Jeffrey Lewis's acclaimed Meritocracy QuartetA".
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 198 pages
- Publisher: Haus Publishing
- Publication Date: 31/10/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906598808