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Interesting shows for the start of 2012

TV show schedules seem really weird now, with shows taking breaks mid-season or waiting to start new seasons after the holidays. I found a comprehensive list on Warming Glow of when shows are starting/resuming over the next several weeks since I watch too many TV shows. Here's the short version (with...



TBS buys Emmy ads for Conan's NBC show

Since NBC no longer has an interest in Conan, TBS has bought Emmy ads for his Tonight Show run. The networks usually take out ads to get their shows nominated, and with NBC's severed ties with Conan, it's not surprising that they wouldn't buy ads for his show. But, as the Variety article muses,...



Conan on 60 Minutes on Sunday

Conan's departure deal with NBC prevented him from appearing on TV until May 1st. So 60 Minutes did an interview with him that they will air tomorrow, May 2nd, at 6pm Central on CBS. They've been leaking excerpts of the interview where Conan is getting to comment more directly on the situation around...



Looks like Sit Down, Shut Up is (not) cancelled [Update]

Just finally getting around to posting this though the 5 people still watching the show probably noticed it wasn't on this past weekend. I can't say I'm surprised it's



Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Yes, it's been quite a while since I mentioned Jimmy Fallon was taking over for Conan on Late Night, but that day is finally here. Conan has done his last show and won't be back until June, but Jimmy starts his Late Night run tonight at 11:35pm CST. I feel like a lot of people are going to be watching...



_____ me

No, that blank in the title doesn't represent a profanity. I thought it'd be funny to note the similarity (and contrasting meaning) in the titles of two new TV shows, Trust Me on TNT and Lie to Me on FOX. But in searching for similar looking banner images, I found something even better! Yep, someone...



CNN's version of "The Daily Show" to be hosted by D.L. Hughley

Variety has a story about a new show starting on CNN which is essentially their version of The Daily Show from Comedy Central. It does not have a name yet, but D.L. Hughley is hosting it and it'll be on Saturday's at 10pm ET (conveniently a half-hour before SNL airs). The comments from CNN and D.L....



Fall TV lineup

The return of Entourage caught me by surprise even though I had posted about it, so now that the fall season is getting rolling here's a rundown of the start dates of some awesome shows starting up again: ShowChannelSeason PremiereRegular schedule It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaFXSept. 18, 10ETThursdays...



Trying to catch some Olympics coverage?

Yep, the Olympics have officially begun and there's a ton of coverage across a bunch of channels. EngadgetHD had a nice table of what's on the different channels at different times. I've turned that list into a much-easier-to-figure-out graphic: There's a big gaping hole in coverage between 11:30pm...



Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan?

This would be an awful idea, but Variety is saying that NBC is about to confirm that Jimmy Fallon will be Conan O'Brien's replacement when Conan goes to take over Jay Leno's position next May. I can't possibly see how that could go well: I submit my entry for Creepiest Photoshop of the Year. It's...



HDTV Transition

Hot on the heels of the digital TV transition that will stop all analog TV broadcasts on February 17, 2009, the next step has been announced. The HDTV transition will cause all standard definition TV broadcasts to cease on February 29, 2010. "This move will help accelerate the rate of HD adoption and...



Comcast and Cox cable going Tivo?

This is a pretty cool bit of news, because Comcast's Motorola DVRs are pretty crappy. But it looks like they're running a trial where they update the boxes with a Tivo interface, which would almost certainly be an improvement. Comcast has started to roll out software updates to New England customers,...



Updated TV show return-to-air list

TVGuide has been keeping track of updates for when shows are coming back on the air and the latest list has some more concrete dates. So while I've updated the original post, it's worth posting the new list as a new story: 24 Season 7 postponed until January '09. Two-hour TV movie set to air this...



TNT and TBS to add 24 new shows

This is kind of bananas...Turner Entertainment/Time Warner owns both TNT and TBS, and is looking to create a lot of new shows, many of them original series. And, "in most instances, Turner will guarantee 13 episodes for the first season; the broadcasters sometimes order as few as six episodes and are...



Writers' strike officially over!

Yep, it's finally official. 3,775 writers voted tonight, and 92.5% voted to end the strike immediately and accept the proposed contract. As Jon Stewart mentioned on A Daily Show tonight, that means the return of The Daily Show tomorrow night! And he's got two weeks to prep for hosting the Oscars :) The...



The writers strike should end tomorrow night

And it likely will end tomorrow night (though some news outlets are erroneously reporting it's already over...writers can still nix this deal), as the WGA has recommended that the latest contract offered by the AMPTP be approved by the members. However, until the members vote to pass it, the strike isn't...



Get your coupons to prevent your analog TV from going dark next year

If you haven't yet thought about the fact that all TV transmissions are going digital next year, now's the time to do so. This only affects people using analog TV sets to get TV over-the-air via an antenna. The government website offering the coupons says that those that get TV through cable without...



The writers' strike could mean the end of TV show pilots

This is actually a pretty interesting story...it looks like the studios have been trying to change the development model for shows for quite a while now, but the writers' strike might finally give them the opportunity to do that by shifting the TV show timelines. The TV networks and studios have been...



Hollywood writers go on strike; late night TV to suffer first [Update]

Update: CNN has updated their article with the following, and I've updated this post's title to indicate that they are now officially on strike. The Writers Guild of America board voted unanimously to strike as of 12:01 a.m. Monday (3:01 a.m. ET), officials said. The walkout will be the first...



Upcoming DVD Releases

There's 3 DVD releases I've been eagerly awaiting, and they all hit stores next month. But it's actually the last DVD coming out - one I absolutely do not want - that made me want to post this. But first, the awesome 3: The Office, Season 3 - Sept. 4th This show just keeps getting better. 30...



New season of Monk starts tonight

Season 6 of Monk starts tonight on USA (8c). Monk was one of those shows I watched with only a passing interest, but was always good. I've never seen a bad episode of Monk, and it usually doesn't matter what the storyline is. It just seems like Tony Shaloub was born to play the role, and he is great...



How to improve the good shows on TV

There's a pretty great article on Tubewad about how to improve the good shows on TV right now. I was particularly interested because they mentioned 24, The Office, Scrubs, and Entourage. And they pretty much nailed each of them. In a nutshell (I'd read the original article for the full context): 24:...



TV Updates on 3 great shows

Don't forget new episodes of both 30 Rock and The Office return this week! Both episodes are supersized, meaning they're over the usual half-hour, but still under an hour. There's also a new Andy Barker episode of regular length. Under NBC's weird schedule, The Office is 44 minutes long and 30 Rock is...



HDTV about to get upstaged

Move over, HDTV...there's a new format in town. Today a new format was unveiled, BDTV or Best Definition TV. BDTV takes pixel counts to new heights and reveals parts of the picture you never knew existed. The HD format was a huge leap over standard definition TV. With widescreen, more screen space...



Geico cavemen get a show

I was just mentioning this past weekend about how I don't like the Geico cavemen ads. It looks like there's some mixed opinions about it, but irregardless, I think anyone can agree that the joke shouldn't be turned into a TV show. But it looks like that's exactly what's happening: Winner for most...



Futurama's coming back - to Comedy Central!

That's right...there are going to be new episodes of Futurama on Comedy Central - at least 13 of them! All the primary voice actors are signed on, and it's scheduled to happen by 2008. The tale of "Futurama's" dramatic revival roughly follows that same path that "Family Guy" did. In both cases,...



Heat Vision and Jack

Want to see a pilot episode of a show pitched to FOX in 1999 that starred Jack Black, Owen Wilson voicing a motorcycle, and Christine Taylor and husband Ben Stiller? The show was Heat Vision and Jack and it has the strange humor you'd expect from both Jack Black and Ben Stiller. And the 30-minute pilot...



Jon Stewart on Larry King Live

In anticipation of Jon Stewart's hosting the Oscars, here's a couple of videos of his recent interview on Larry King Live. It's interesting to see that he's actually sick of both political parties.



Meth lab in Full House

dave submitted a link to a Chicago Tribune article about former Full House actress admitting she has a meth habit. Former "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin has come clean about her daily methamphetamine habit. The problems began when "Full House" ended in 1995, the actress told "Good Morning America"...



Lewis Black to appear on The Weather Channel

According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Weather Channel is trying to spice up their programming, starting with segments with Comedy Central's Lewis Black. Black gets the chance to try out some of the network's forecasting maps and chat on camera with weathercaster Dave Schwartz. He also gets...



$3 billion to keep us watching TV

A story in the Washington Post describes how the Senate just approved a subsidy of $3 billion to pay for the converter boxes that will be needed by people who have older TVs when they make the switch from analog transmissions to all-digital broadcasts. Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said...



CSI helps criminals

There's an article at Yahoo about how forensic scientists are saying that the popularity of CSI has put burdens on them: Not only are the criminals getting detailed insights into police detection methods and how to avoid them, but the shows have led juries to expect too much certainty from scientific witnesses. "Jurors...