How TV Writing Became a Dead-End Job

From a New York Times story by Noam Scheiber headlined “How TV Writing Became a Dead-End Job”:

For the six years he worked on “The Mentalist,” beginning in 2009, Jordan Harper’s job was far more than a writing gig. He and his colleagues in the writers’ room of the weekly CBS drama were heavily involved in production. They weighed in on costumes and props, lingered on the set, provided feedback to actors and directors. The job lasted most of a year.