Wednesday Notes: Letterman Tricked, "Suspect Behavior" Goes Cleveland, MacFarlane Roasts, Motown at White House
After announcing LiLo would appear via satellite on "Late Show," CBS sent out this note from a Worldwide Pants rep: “Lindsay Lohan will not be delivering a Top Ten list on Thursday’s LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, as had been previously announced. We made a mistake. Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's reached out to the show yesterday, allegedly on her behalf, and booked her to appear. Clearly, this person was not authorized to make commitments on her behalf. We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future."
In today's paper, I have a column about "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," which premieres tonight, focusing on its use of Cleveland as the setting of an episode, but also w/some notes about the original series.
As you might expect, there were errors and dramatic embroideries to this TV Cleveland. (Besides what I mention in the column, there's no Channel 4, and I could not find a website called crimeincleveland.com.) I did not get into what I thought of the show, which is that it's OK but nothing special. The second episode, which I also saw, was better than the first -- Janeane Garofalo has a much better handle on her character in the second one -- but this isn't going to take up DVR space for me. Nor does the original "Criminal Minds."
From Comedy Central:
COMEDY CENTRAL is raising the stakes and taking bets that the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Donald Trump” will be the network’s most extravagant, most elite and most explosive Roast yet. The network announced today that Emmy Award®-winning “Family Guy” creator, writer, voice-over actor and director Seth MacFarlane will regain his throne as COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Master as he takes on hosting duties for the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Donald Trump.” MacFarlane will become the first member of the crème-de-la-crème circle of COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Masters to emcee back-to-back network Roasts. His previous reign as Roast Master for the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of David Hassellhoff” scored big with viewers – the special was the number one show in all of television with men 18-34.
The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Donald Trump" tapes at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday, March 9 and airs in late March on COMEDY CENTRAL
And from PBS:
“The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the event on Thursday, February 24 in celebration of Black History Month and the legacy of Motown, the distinctive soul-infused pop music sound, style and presentation that was born in Detroit and embodied by the Motown Records label. The evening will include program host Jamie Foxx and performances by Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, the group Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks. (Program subject to change.) The sixty-minute television special, part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS “In Performance at the White House” series, will premiere Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.) The program will also be broadcast on March 11 via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
Finally, to Charlie Sheen: Dude, shut up!
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