Saturday, April 17, 2010

Conan going to TBS in November

So CoCo is moving to cable, which is where his material should be all the while anyway. I would only hope that he won't hold back his shit because he's no longer on network TV. I mean, Bill Maher's doing really well on HBO since he got canned from his network job way back when.

He's George Lopez's lead in come November on TBS. Of course Lopez is happy, he's so happy he's now LoCo for the arrangement. 

As long as I can see clips of both shows on the TBS website with non of the geographic restriction nonsense, I'm okay with anything. Let's see what happens in November.

If I was Conan's guest coordinators (or the job title related with guest bookings), I wouldn't get Will Ferrell anywhere near the show for the first few months.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Two and a Half Men sans Charlie Sheen? MEH.

If Charlie Sheen doesn't have his contract renewed for Two and a Half Men, then what would the show be called? One and a Half Men? Two Men? Seriously though - how is the show gonna move  without Charlie Sheen?

Even if it does get cancelled because there's no more Charlie Sheen, I wouldn't miss it because I washed my hands of the half-hour sitcoms ages ago.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Criminal Minds spinoff - WTF

When I first heard the news that there was going to be a spinoff for Criminal Minds way back when (a couple of months tops), I was like, are they kidding me? It's not enough that they're the murder network, but they want to be the network of spinoffs as well? Seriously?!

On the Tiffany Network, there is CSI with both CSI: Miami and CSI: NY spinoffs; NCIS (already a spinoff itself from JAG) now has NCIS: LA. A Criminal Minds spinoff is as about as necessary as Steve Wozniak needs more money. I think the only reason why they're going through with it is because they have Forest Whitaker in the lead role, and they can't toss him with the original cast without overwhelming them*. Maybe they want another black guy in a leading role on TV... anyway, wouldn't mind watching the back door pilot for this.

I like Criminal Minds as it is, and I'm kinda tired of the ensemble cast procedural drama. I know I don't have to watch it, but the curiousity will just kill me if I don't.

I hope they came up with a better name for this spinoff than they did for NCIS: LA.

I'll be darned if a Mentalist spinoff is happening as it's one of those shows which you can't squeeze a spinoff out of, but you'll never know.

* Besides, who needs one more wonky eyed older man on the BAU?
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

My E! guilty pleasure - Giuliana & Bill

While I have to admit that E!'s reality programming is not as bad as MTV's, but that might have more to do with viewer demographics than the quality of said programming. I never understood Laguna Beach, The Hills and the rest of that, but I admit that I enjoy watching Paris Hilton pick a BFF on My New BFF. I know I'm digressing.

Out of the E! reality programming I watch with any regularity (as in: if it's on and I've not seen it before, I'll watch it), it would have to be Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Giuliana & Bill (which technically is on another network, but since Guiliana is an E! employee...). I can't explain why I keep watching these shows, but I guess it fulfills the voyeur in me.

Out of the two, I prefer Giuliana & Bill, even though it's not hard to guess why they would agree to have their marriage out there on TV... which has brought nothing but disastrous results for the wedded lives of minorly famous people, like Nick and Jessica. But I think they might last a teensy bit longer than them, so go them!

I like the show for the most part is that they're not long-time celebrities and comes across as pretty "real" - I mean Bill is only famous because he was Donald Trump's first Apprentice and Giuliana works for E! and with Ryan Seacrest. They're not singers or entertainers in the conventional sense, and I knew things that I otherwise wouldn't know about post hoo-ha wedding.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Worst Case Scenario revamp - yay!

Discovery Channel's gonna do a six part series on the Worst Case Scenario books, which I'm excited about because I love and collect the books (but don't pay retail for them).

What I'm a little more excited about is that Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls is hosting the show. Not that I watch Man vs. Wild, but that's another story.

I saw the TBS version with Mike Rowe back in the day, and liked it. Pity it didn't last that long.

So I'm gonna reserve my judgment on this one until I actually see it on TV and see what happens.
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