Friday, February 23, 2007

Fox schedule updates

Last year's minor comedy success 'The Loop' returns to the schedule on June 10th.

Hell's Kitchen, one of my favorite non-scripted shows, is back on June 25.

The new Mark Burnett produced show, 'On the Lot' will premiere on May 16 and then settle into a Monday-Tuesday pattern. This one may be of particular interest to writers/directors as it is the show produced by Spielberg to find a great unknown directing talent.

ABC to Introduce October Road to Thursday Lineup

Starting March 15 in place of 'Men in Trees' at 10 PM Thursday...

ABC to Introduce October Road to Thursday Lineup

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Michael and son permanently off the island?

According to this story, Harold Perrineau will be co-starring in a new CBS pilot, 'Demons'. The article notes:

There has been talk about Perrineau possibly returning to the Emmy-winning adventure series, but sources said the sides could not reach an agreement.

If this show gets picked up, I guess we'll never know if Michael and Walt made it back to land.

Perrineau to face 'Demons' for CBS

Monday, February 05, 2007

Random Observations about last night's tv

No new BSG. BOOOO!!!

The Puppy Bowl is fascinating. I almost got sucked in so long I neglected the real game. Although, by the end of the third quarter, I wasn't missing much.

Rex Grossman sucks.

Robert Goulet rules! Although, I think it is fair to say that the ad companies are in danger. If an ad that cost 12 bucks is at least as entertaining as a few of them that cost 2 million, why the heck do we need ad companies?? (I mean, some of those ads last night were just LAME).

Criminal Minds sucks worse than I imagined. I've only watched two episodes, so I didn't think I was a fair judge, but the episode last night was dreadful. You'd have to have the IQ of a small woodland creature not to figure out what was going on with the 'unsub' (Criminal Minds speak *roll eyes*) by the end of the teaser, yet it took the whip-smart team 3 ACTS to figure it out. This wasn't dramatic tension, it was poor plotting. CBS really blew it with airing this after the Super Bowl. Fellow TV geeks are saying that CBS should have opted for a couple of sitcoms, notably 'How I Met Your Mother' and premiere 'Rules of Engagement' instead. I think they have a point. Who wants to watch dark, ugly serial killer drama after America's favorite televison event?? (Considering that the fast nationals show that CM drew 26 million viewers, 12 million less than 'Grey's Anatomy' did last year, I'd say not that many.)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

MTR loses a member

I've had it.

Today was the day tickets for MTR members were to go on sale for the Paley Festival. So, I waited dutifully on the Ticketmaster site for a full 10 minutes before sales would open (at 9 AM). I struggled to order. The letter I got in the mail said to use my member ID, but every time I entered it, I got an error. So, at 9:15 I decided to try calling Ticketmaster. At 9:18 I got a human, and explained my problem.

She told me all the presale tickets were sold out. My jaw dropped.

"It's 18 minutes past 9. How is that possible?"

"I'm sorry," she said. "You can try calling back on the 4th."

No, no I won't. Goodbye Paley Festival. Goodbye MTR. I will no longer WASTE (and yes, it is a waste) 50 bucks a year to become a member for a benefit I DON'T GET TO USE!!

Oh and the festival hotline has been busy all morning. I'm guessing I'm not alone in this.