More than 45 years since it was first published, Creators Syndicate has decided to stop distributing the weekly column “Lynda Hirsch on Television” (aka “Lynda Hirsch on Soaps”) written by columnist Lynda Hirsch. The news was made by Hirsch herself in her final column released by the distributor on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
“I am crushed,” began Hirsch before revealing she’ll be forging ahead by starting a blog on Medium, a new digital publishing company where journalists, experts, and individuals with unique perspectives share their thinking. “Medium is free and offers a plethora of columns — writers on books they love, filmmakers giving behind-the-scenes tidbits, etc. My blog will be ‘Lynda Hirsch on Entertainment.’ I am excited as I can cover TV, film, books, true crime, etc. Instead of weekly summaries, I will be doing daily takes.”
Comparing the past with the future, Hirsch says that she was “pretty perfunctory” in her column. Meanwhile, by publishing daily, she can “offer eye roles” in her work. “What the heck, who choose that outfit? What the writers got wrong and right. Snark is so fun,” Hirsch teases of what to expect from her going forward.
For more on what Hirsch has to say in her final column distributed by Creators Syndicate, click here.
Note: At press time, a direct link was unavailable for Hirsch’s new blog on Medium. This post will be updated with the link when available.