Did you give thought to how you are going to monetize this traffic? I sometimes visit sites about a favorite TV program, but only to find out if the show was cancelled, data about a program (like who directed it), etc. Basically, stuff that costs the site bandwidth and doesn't earn them a cent.
As far as ranking for the term, if you place the pages on an established site then you're going to have an advantage. For instance, if you have a site that is about reality tv shows, then you can add that program to the existing site. Building a new site from scratch and building links to it is starting out with a disadvantage.
Nevertheless, focus on the content. If you can do something unique, like get interviews, even if it's an email interview, with people associated with the tv program, then that will help generate links from bloggers and other websites associated with entertainment.
Creating content that is comprehensive is generally a good way to go for laying the foundation of a link building effort.