ABC Orders More Scripts for Selfie and Others

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are getting in to the part of the season where people are starting to make predictions about which new shows will be the first to get cancelled. I had two shows out as front-runners in that race, Mulaney on NBC and Selfie on ABC. It seems that Mulaney just took over the sole lead in that race since ABC just announced that they were ordering 3 more scripts for their shows Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, and Forever. I am pretty shocked at the news that Selfie is getting more of a look from the ...Click for More

The Future of Television

October 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

The news yesterday from HBO that they will be offering online subscriptions to their service rocked the TV world. The first of the major TV studios announcing that they will be taking steps to deliver their product straight to consumers without the need of a cable or satellite provider as a middle man. Now today, CBS has followed suit and announced their own streaming service that will allow people to subscribe directly to CBS to get programming straight from the network. Other networks are not ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1969

October 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Last week was the inaugural Throwback Thursday and you guys seemed to like it.  As you guys are kind of pains in the ass with what you seem to like and not like, if we find something remotely popular we will beat it into the ground until you beg us to stop. We’re kind of like network TV that way. The year 1969 brought us a lot of things (namely me as it’s my birth year).  As I wasn’t around for the sixties, this is more of a book report than actual account. Anyway, ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-16-14

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own Lonely is the night when there’s no one left to call You feel the time is right–(say) the writin’s on the wall Billy Squire And here we find ourselves on another Thursday…except for me it’s like Wednesday because I stupidly volunteered to cover someone this weekend and get extra work hours in the process. While the rest of you think about how close Friday is, ...Click for More

Marry Me Pilot Review

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting for this show for a while now. Finally, Marry Me premiered last night on NBC. I was somewhat nervous because of the late premiere of this new show. Anything having to wait until October generally isn’t thought to be very strong by the network. Getting buried with an October 14 premiere date just can’t be a good sign. I was worried. As it turns out, the Marry Me pilot was much better than I thought it was going to be. In fact, it was at the level I had hoped ...Click for More

HBO is Cutting the Cable

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The paradigm shift continues. Big news today in the TV world. HBO announced today that in 2015 they will offer an online only service that won’t require the subscriber to have a cable or satellite account. This sounds like no big deal but really, this is pretty big news. The TV world is changing. Netflix got the ball rolling and now HBO is firing another shot against the cable and satellite companies. As it stands currently, to get HBO, you need to have a subscription to a cable or ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-14-14

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life You’ve been working every day and night That’s how a superhero learns to fly Every day, every hour Turn the pain into power ‘Cause he’s stronger than you know A heart of steel starts to grow The Script Couldn’t get out of bed this morning so I’m a little late with the links for today.  Don’t forget to comeback tomorrow for another edition of Throwback Thursday.  I’m thinking of going back to 1969, the ...Click for More

What’s Wrong with Saturday Night Live?

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have you been watching Saturday Night Live? Judging from the ratings, the answer is no. No you haven’t been. The ratings for last week’s Saturday Night Live with host Bill Hader were the lowest ratings in the history of the show. The lowest in the history of the show. Let that sink in. So what’s wrong with Saturday Night Live? First let me say that I am an unapologetic fan of SNL. I love the show. I’ve been a fan since 1980 (Eddie Murphy’s first season) and have ...Click for More

Jane The Virgin

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not every show can be as good as The Blacklist or Scandal.  That said, not every show is as bad as Selfie or Mulaney.  Sometimes there’s room in the middle for a show and I’m saying that Jane The Virgin is one of those shows.  It’s not great, but it’s not bad either. The premise of the show is that Jane has been a “good girl” her whole life.  Always followed the rules and hasn’t strayed from her grandmother’s admonishments against premarital ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-14-14

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ll let it go ‘cos I won’t see you later and I’m not allowed to talk it out I said I’ll come, I’ll promise I won’t show but I see you trying to figure it out I promise you, I’ll take a bet on you but you didn’t know I planned it out I said I’ll go, yeah, I won’t see you later and I’m not allowed to figure it out Royal Blood   And we find ourselves now in the midst of the fall rainy season. I can handle the chilly ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-13-14

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand Elton John It’s victory Monday around here as the Bears managed to win a game again.  You know, my kids have the day off again for Columbus Day.  It really feels like they have way more days off then when we were kids.  Somebody needs to look into that and let ...Click for More

Around the Web for 10-11-14

October 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

A long time ago I had a lady to love She made me think of things I never thought of Now she’s gone and I’m on my own A love song has come into my mind A love song, it was there all the time – The Little River Band Another great fall weekend in Chicago. Days like these are what make fall my favorite season of the year. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Oh and football too. Before you get out there and enjoy your Saturday, get the news from around the web for 10-11-14. What ...Click for More

Black-ish Gets Full Season Order from ABC

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of my favorite new shows of the fall just got some very early very good news. After just 3 episodes, ABC announced that they are ordering up the entire 22 episode first season. This is great news for fans of funny TV. I was admittedly unsure about Black-ish before the premiere. I didn’t know what kind of reach a show could have focusing on racial issues. It’s not a topic anyone is comfortable with. I watched just to see what it was like, and I enjoyed the show. Now after 3 ...Click for More

Around the Web for 10-10-14

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips You’re trying hard not to show it, (baby) But baby, baby I know it – The Righteous Brothers   You’ve made it to another Friday. You’ve just got to muddle your way through the work day today and it’s the weekend. I’m sure by now you have developed the pretend to work skills that have allowed you to surf the internet with reckless abandon ...Click for More

RIP Jan Hooks

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Very upsetting news today with word that Jan Hooks has died at the age of 57. Reports are that she was battling a serious illness but the cause of her death is not known at this time. Jan was one of my all-time favorite SNL performers. It’s popular these days to think that women only became funny on SNL when Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig showed up. Long before either of those two, there was Jan Hooks. From 1986 to 1991 Jan was part of one of the SNL revivals that the show is known for. The ...Click for More
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