Here is what I foresee as being the biggest issue with the TUF Live format and am curious to hear what anyone else thinks. Due to the Live broadcasting broadcast format, the production team is forced to have a set time to start the fight during each week's episode.
For Example if the episode starts at 9 o'clock, in order to ensure there is room for a 15 minute fight, fighter introductions, possibility of judges decision, commercials (both before, in between rounds maybe, and after the fight), and any other preplanned content; the fight is going to likely have to start at 9:30 or shortly after in order to finish by 10 o'clock.
This Live format gives me as a viewer a number of concerns. First, this time constraint only allows for the first half hour or so to cover all of the pre-taped content from that week, which will also be cut into quite a bit by commercials. This does not leave a lot of time to cover what the TUF viewers are used to watching, like choosing each matchup for the week, showcasing each fighters workout for the week and game planning with the coaches, ongoings at the house, interactions (hopefully confrontational between the 2 coaches, and the list goes on and on.
Secondly, and possibly more important is dealing with the likely event that one of the fights only lasts 30 seconds. On previous seasons in this case they would have 2 fights in one episode, But now we are stuck watching the remaining 20 minutes of the program with no pre-taped content and aside from post fight interviews or locker room scenes it could be a pretty dull episode. Either way I will watch as a fan of the show, and hope I am wrong and the time is filled in nicely, just wanted to get everyone's thoughts. (My first ever forum post, sorry if it was way too long or poorly formatted :/)