Posted by tvjunkywright on July 8, 2009
With their two biggest stars locked-up for two season, Law & Order: SVU is now scheduling special guests for the new season.
First, during the season premiere, former-Prison Break star Wentworth Miller will play a cop who will help the team to catch a rapist. Miller was last seen buried in a graveyard on the series finale of Prison Break.
During the season’s second episode, former- Will & Grace star Eric McCormack will also guest star on the series. He will be playing “a sugar daddy”.
Law & Order SVU has already started filming its new season, and will debut on NBC and CTV in September.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on July 8, 2009
It’s been seven long years since Robin Williams’ last HBO special. But the wait is finally over!
Comedian Robin Williams will be taping his new HBO stand-up special in November, live from Washington DC. The network will then premiere the show in December.
Williams has been back on the road touring, however it was put in hold after the comedian underwent heart surgery. But now he is back, and funnier than ever.
This will be his sixth stand-up show on the network, including his last one in 2002. “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, and I really recommend it.
Don’t forget to tune in this December for Williams’ return to HBO.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on July 7, 2009
Since the news of his death, the media has been all over the Michael Jackson story. The death of a celebrity is only very public, but when a public icon passes away, it gets attention. Michael Jackson was not only influential, but ground-breaking performer.
So it was no surprise that people from all around the world registered online to get tickets for today’s public memorial service, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Millions registered, and thousands were chosen at random to win a ticket to the historic service.
Today, the networks will be on location covering the service, even interrupting regular programming to cover the memorial service live. Websites like TMZ, Hulu, CNN, and more will be offering live streams of the service so the people who can’t attend can still watch.
But yesterday, I saw something that really blew my mind. It was a posting on Entertainment Weekly website promotion their “LIVE-BLOG” of the memorial service. E! will also be providing a live-blog, and I’m sure many more will follow suit.
A live-blog… for a memorial service. Let that sink in for a minute.
With all the coverage this story has been getting, is a live-blog realty necessary? People have to remember, this isn’t a concert or award-show. I’ve done live-blogs on this site many times, but I can’t for the life of me find a reason to live-blog a MEMORIAL SERVICE.
What are you suppose to blog about? Witty comments about the people sobbing? How classless is that. We all have to remember what this is. It’s a memorial service to say goodbye to a music icon.
So am I going to watch today’s service? Yes I will. Will this site live-blog it? NO! This is a memorial service people, do you want people live-blogging at your loved-one’s memorial service?
Enjoy the memorial service everywhere.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on July 6, 2009
I know I’m not the only one who misses the glory days of SNL. Yes, it is still fun today, especially with Andy Samberg’s Digital Shorts, but it’s nothing compared to what the show was in the 1990s.
But for those who want to recapture that 90s magic should check out this new Comedy “Grown Ups”
Already slated to star in the new film are SNL alums Adam Sandler, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm Macdonald, Tim Herlihy, Colin Quinn and Tim Meadows. Adam Sandler will also produce and co-write the film, which is about High School pals reunite after decades apart.
Quite ironic, considering many are awaiting this reunion. Are you pumped? Or should this of stayed in the 90s?
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Posted by tvjunkywright on July 1, 2009
Her days as Lizzie McGuire have long passed, but now she is coming back to television.
Hilary Duff will be joining The CW drama Gossip Girl for several episodes. Duff will play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrols at NYU in search of a normal life. Big stretch!
Her debut on the series will be on October 5th. As mentioned, her appearance will be apart of a multi-episode arc.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on June 30, 2009
Former SNL star Chris Kattan has finally landed his first TV gig since leaving the hit NBC comedy show.
Kattan will be co-starring in the new ABC comedy The Middle, which is scheduled to debut on September 30th. The new comedy also stars former “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Patricia Heaton.
The 10 year SNL veteran is mostly known for his characters on the skit-comedy, and also co-starring with Will Ferrell in “A Night at the Roxbury”
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Posted by tvjunkywright on June 29, 2009
It’s official folks, Law & Order: SVU will be keeping their two top stars.
Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay have inked a new deal that will keep them on the hit series for at least two more years.
It was reported earlier that a deal was close to be done, but they network and the stars couldn’t agree.
But now it looks like they are staying put.
Law & Order SVU will be moving to Wednesday nights at 9 pm ET in the fall.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on June 28, 2009
Famous for his over-enthusiastic infomercials, TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead at his home Sunday morning.
Police say Mays was found by his wife this morning, and there was no sign of break-in or foul-play.
Billy Mays will be known for his pitchman work for products such as OxiClean, Orange Glo and Mighty Putty, to name a few.
Mays was 50 years old.
There are reports earlier that day, he was on a flight. On landing, the plane blew a tire, and the luggage in the over-head fell all over, including one hit Mays’ head.
Now he was fine after the flight, but he was dead hours later.
An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.
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Posted by tvjunkywright on June 26, 2009
You know when NBC announced that they were giving The Jay Leno Show the 10 pm ET timeslot, 5 times per week, it made some people wonder what were they thinking.
However, their rival networks will try to jump on this opportunity.
CBS has launched “Project L.E.N.O”. This is to promote their 10 pm ET line-up.
Here is their press release to explain it.
CBS announced to its affiliates that it is launching “Project L.E.N.O.” – an aggressive multi-tiered local market campaign (Late Prime Enhanced News Opportunity), designed to boost its stations’ 10:00 PM, ET/PT viewership and flow into late local news in the new season.
The Network is providing a full “tool kit” of materials to stations to promote the 10:00 PM hour. Opportunities include sponsorable broadcast spots and behind-the-scenes vignettes, sponsorable web banners and tagable radio spots. The package also includes an affiliate swap spot to promote the 10:00 PM hour.
“As the face of network television changes this Fall, ‘Project L.E.N.O.’ will help our stations capitalize on this opportunity in the 10:00 PM hour,” said George Schweitzer, President, CBS Marketing Group. “Our Marketing Group loves acronyms…and ‘Project L.E.N.O.’ says it all.”
Obviously networks think they can capitalize on NBC’s decisions. Will they be right? As usual, you’ll have to tune in.
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