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"Idol" 2-28: Women Again

By admin Published: February 28, 2007

Live blogging from tonight's "Idol," after the jump ...

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Pastore Out at "Dancing"

By admin Published: February 28, 2007

Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos has dropped out of Dancing With the Stars. Here's the official word from ABC:

In the first of what promise to be many surprises in the fourth season of "Dancing with the Stars," actor Vincent Pastore, sixty years of age, has withdrawn from the competition after one week of training. Pastore came to the decision that the physical demands of a ten-week season would be too difficult for him to undertake.

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"Veronica Mars": Mystery Solved, None Too Well

By admin Published: February 28, 2007

The bad-hair theory of crime, with spoilers if you didn't watch Tuesday, after the jump ...

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"Lost": 2 Late 2 Be 4-given?

By admin Published: February 28, 2007

A few notes about tonight's "Lost," with possible spoilers, after the jump ...

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"Idol" 2-27: The Guys Strike Again

By admin Published: February 27, 2007

Live blogging during "American Idol," after the jump ....

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More Oscar, with Some Wrapping-Up Comments

By admin Published: February 25, 2007

Since my notes from earlier appear to have disappeared -- and thanks for the tip, George, but I haven't found anything -- I'm just going to post from here on (just after Little Miss Sunshine got original screenplay) and revisit the earlier stuff later.

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Oscar Night

By admin Published: February 25, 2007

DISASTER. Something ate almost all my first 3 hours of blogging, and now I have to file. I'll try to reconstruct some notes later.

The red carpet, currently on E!, is not so interesting to me -- although I did chuckle at Ryan Seacrest's trying to talk fashion with Rachel Weisz and noting that "there's a lot of Wang here ... a couple of Wangs so far."
And the bride is having an excellent time looking at the outfits and saying "No, no, no ..."

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Nikki Finke Is Giving Me a Headache

By admin Published: February 23, 2007

And its name is Oscar. Possible Sunday-night spoilers, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Results

By admin Published: February 22, 2007

Here's the info on the latest podcast:

Listen: http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/american_idol/070222.mp3

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"Idol": Ladies Night

By admin Published: February 21, 2007

The women kick in the men's teeth, after the jump ...

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More "Closer" on DVD

By admin Published: February 21, 2007

Here's the official word: Cable television’s critically acclaimed series The Closer returns to DVD when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases The Closer: The Complete Second Season on May 29, 2007. The four disc collection features all 14 episodes from the series’ second season, along with bonus material, and will retail for $39.98 SRP. ...
In the show’s second season, challenges both personal and professional await Brenda as her relationship with Fritz (Jon Tenney) elevates to a whole new level, her mom (Frances Sternhagen, ER, Sex and the City) comes to visit and Kyra Sedgwick’s real-life husband Kevin Bacon directs her in the season finale. ...
Bonus features on the DVD set include the featurette, Breaking Down the Closer, a gag reel and deleted scenes.

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"Dancing With the Stars" Cast

By admin Published: February 21, 2007

Ian Ziering gets a big advantage, Heather Mills moves on after Macca, and more, after the jump ...

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XM/Sirius Merger

By admin Published: February 21, 2007

Check, please, after the jump ...

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"Idol": Guys' Night

By admin Published: February 20, 2007

What was that cackle from Paula, Simon makes a bad fat joke and other notes, after the jump ...

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Line-Cutting, Complaints and Other Sidelights to Josh Groban

By admin Published: February 18, 2007

Tonight the bride and I went to see Josh Groban in Cleveland. As a result I need to do some TV catching-up tomorrow. But for now, some curious adventures at Groban, after the jump ...

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"The Office"

By admin Published: February 16, 2007

A great episode for a reason that surprised me, after the jump

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More "Nip/Tuck"

By admin Published: February 16, 2007

Fox announced the following today:

In a significant deal spanning three flagship Fox entities, Ryan Murphy, the Golden Globe® Award winning producer and creator of nip/tuck, has agreed to stay with the acclaimed series for its expanded 22-episode fifth season. In addition, he’ll also develop new projects exclusively with Twentieth Century Fox Television under a multi-year overall deal which includes a first-look deal with the Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). The deal was announced jointly today by FX President John Landgraf, TCFTV Presidents Gary Newman and Dana Walden, and FOX Entertainment President Peter Liguori.

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"Survivor" Week 2, "Grey's Anatomy" Live ... Or Dead?

By admin Published: February 15, 2007

Who won't be surviving tonight -- on CBS or ABC? More after the jump ...

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More "Idol" Info

By admin Published: February 15, 2007

No podcast this week -- the podmaster is on a break -- but I'm posting the Fox press release about what's coming, after the jump ...

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"Little People, Big World" Update

By admin Published: February 15, 2007

New episodes in April, on Monday nights, and more after the jump ...

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More Olbermann

By admin Published: February 15, 2007

From MSNBC:
MSNBC today announced that Keith Olbermann will be counting down the top stories of the day for four more years, continuing as host of his enormously popular nightly news program, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (8-9 p.m. ET). In addition, he will contribute to NBC Nightly News with occasional essays and will host two "Countdown" primetime specials each year on NBC. Since its launch in April, 2003, "Countdown" has grown its audience by 91%, making it one of the most watched programs on cable news.

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"Lost": You're My Density

By admin Published: February 15, 2007

How nutty was that? after the jump ...

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"Idol": Down to 24

By admin Published: February 14, 2007

It's time for the elevator ride, after the jump ...

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Snow Day Notebook

By admin Published: February 14, 2007

Should they call it "Studio 60 at the Overlook Hotel"? and other viewing issues, after the jump

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"Studio 60," "Black Donnellys"

By admin Published: February 13, 2007

Pondering an NBC schedule change, after the jump ...

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Snowy "Idol" Night

By admin Published: February 13, 2007

The piles are above the ankle, more is coming and the snowblower has already given up. But we're inside watching "Idol." Immediate shocker, after the jump ...

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Monday and "DaVinci's Inquest"

By admin Published: February 12, 2007

Another indication that I should wear a hat outdoors, after the jump ...

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Saturday/Sunday

By admin Published: February 11, 2007

"Saturday Night Live," "Friday Night Lights" and -- even without a day in its title -- "Grease," after the jump ...

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The Long Friday

By admin Published: February 9, 2007

Trying to get a handle on Randy Newman and other notes, after the jump ...

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Thursday Viewing: "Survivor," "Office," "Grey's"

By admin Published: February 9, 2007

Night of the nonstop nicknames and other stuff, after the jump ...

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New "Idol" Podcast

By admin Published: February 8, 2007

Malcolm X Abram and I talked about the last of this season's audition shows -- and about what could lie down the road.

Listen here.

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Good Morning, "Idol"

By admin Published: February 8, 2007

Last night I was at a screening of "Music and Lyrics." More about that in a later post. For now, let's take a look at "American Idol," after the jump ...

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"Lost" and Some Tuesday Viewing

By admin Published: February 7, 2007

"Lost" fatigue, some possible spoilers from last night's telecasts and proof that I am a sentimental fool, after the jump ...

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"American Idol" Tuesday (With Update)

By admin Published: February 6, 2007

San Antonio, and some guy who thinks he sounds like Billy Idol and Ozzy, after the jump ...

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Super Bowl Sunday

By admin Published: February 4, 2007

Colts. Bears. Talking lions. K-Fed. Katie. Dave and Oprah. Rainy night in Florida (and on CBS camera lenses). Prince rules. More after the jump ...


(The following was written in real time as I watched the game. Hey, I sound like a "24" opening!)

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"30 Rock" Last Night, "Black Donnellys" Gets an Air Date

By admin Published: February 2, 2007

"Just one. It's not the White House," and more comments after the jump ...

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"Grey's Anatomy," A Little "Earl"

By admin Published: February 1, 2007

Notes about the wonders of Kate Burton, after the jump ...

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"The Office"

By admin Published: February 1, 2007

Things I loved about tonight's episode, after the jump ...

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New American Idol Podcast

By admin Published: February 1, 2007

My latest American Idol podcast with Malcolm X Abram is now available. Listen here or subscribe to our weekly podcast here.

Note: Contains some language that may offend tender-eared listeners.

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Watching: "Veronica Mars," "Gilmore Girls," "House," "Friday Night Lights"

By admin Published: February 1, 2007

Thanks to the completion of a couple of projects and weather that makes me want to stay indoors, I've been keeping better pace with my TV faves of late. ...

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