I find your lack of faith disturbing: SLEDGEHAMMER AND WHORE is a screenwriter’s rant at procedural tv shows.
The stories I love often involve world-building. But most people working in the tv business are terrified of building worlds. They want shows that are relatable and recognizable. They want real worlds with real people that will under no condition make viewers uncomfortable or remind them of anything remotely strange and unknown. No Ordinary Family is a perfect example of this: the family is Absolutely Ordinary until they’re NOT. And when they’re NOT, they respond to that very NOT-ness just as any other Ordinary Family would.
Then he finds a whore in his office and decides to write a procedural around that.