Our competition isn’t other television shows,” he said. “It’s `Guitar Hero.’ You have to re-establish the bond with the audience when you don’t show up for a long time. It’s like any other relationship. When you don’t show up, people lose interest.

Our competition isn’t other television shows,” he said. “It’s `Guitar Hero.’ You have to re-establish the bond with the audience when you don’t show up for a long time. It’s like any other relationship. When you don’t show up, people lose interest.
— said Lorne Michaels, the show’s veteran executive producer