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New webisodes based on Ghost Whisperer hit CBS site today - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 30th 2007 6:19PM

ghost whispererGhost Whisper, or as I call it, Can I Sit Through a Show I Hate For No Other Reason Than to Ogle Jennifer Love Hewitt?, now has a spin-off of sorts, an online-only series launching today on CBS' innertube broadband site. The new web series, Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, focuses on Zach, an earthbound spirit who tries to come to terms with his death with the help of other spirits. Zach will be played by Mark Hapka, and the series will also feature Robin Hines, rapper DNA and Graham McTavish as the ghosts who try to help Zach communicate with the world of the living.

Zach will also appear in the second season finale of Ghost Whisperer. The first webisode is available to watch now, and a new episode will debut every Friday.

Check out a trailer for the new online series after the jump.

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Talk Talk: Amy Poehler, Donald Trump, TV on the Radio

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2007 5:42PM
  • Arnett and PoehlerCharlie Rose: TBA
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Donald Trump and Jon Heder
  • Jay Leno: Amy Poehler and Ozomatli
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Will Arnett, Evan Ross, and TV on the Radio
  • Tavis Smiley: Kathleen Kennedy Townshend and Mo'Nique
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Howard Stern and Jim Gaffigan (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Chandra Wilson, Bobby Miyamoto, and Bone Thugs N Harmony
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Rashida Jones and The Format (repeat)

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False idols, the Survivor kind

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Mar 30th 2007 3:03PM
Yao-Man is on Survivor: FijiOK, some shows have false Idols; we call him Sanjaya and admire his ability to have luscious locks or closely resemble Marvin the Martian who lives with an inexplainable immunity from getting voted off American Idol island.

On other shows, false idols take a whole other meaning.

On Survivor: Fiji
, contestant Yao-Man scored himself the coveted immunity idol which protects him from being voted off the island. He brings to the show a brand new strategy never seen before on the show. Perhaps he is enabled to come up with such a scheme because for the first time ever, Survivor has given the contestants large buckets of paint?!

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CSI: Empty Eyes

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 30th 2007 1:04PM

Sara and Grissom(S07E18) Well this wasn't the best episode of CSI, but it still had its high points. I know it's a lot to ask to have every episode tie together and not stand alone, but I was really hoping for some more stuff on The Miniature Killer.

What we did get was a look at Sara how this job is affecting her. We've always known that she was the most emotional member of the Vegas team, but it really came through on this case. I suppose holding the hand of someone who's about to die will do that to you. However, as I said, despite the mediocrity of the episode as a whole, there were a few really good high points.

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Shark: Backfire

by Michael Canfield, posted Mar 30th 2007 11:57AM
Shhhhaaaaarrrrrrrkkkkkkk!!!!! (S01E17) Just under the wire, Shark sneaks a new episode into the vast desolation of repeats that is March. This time, the plot concerns the racially-charged shooting of a drug dealer and his honor-student cousin by two cops. As usual, the true culprit is not the person who Stark initially charges with a crime, but rather the person who years and years of TV-watching has told us to expect it will be: the allegedly least-likely (and therefore, most likely) candidate. The actual mystery here is why Isaac backed off his opportunity with Raina in San Diego some episodes ago. Isaac's ready to explain that now, but Raina's not in the mood, initially, to listen. She's reasonably suspicious that Isaac might just amount to a whole sack of drama and what does she need with that noise?

This is one of the better episodes. The plot-reversals, double-reversals, and triple-bogie re-re-re-reversals are not so outrageous as to sink the whole enterprise, and this allows some room for good character interaction.

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Survivor Fiji: An Evil Thought

by Deidre Woollard, posted Mar 30th 2007 6:50AM
survivor(S14E07) Tonight I learned that I am not so much cheering for any tribe as I am for two players, namely Yau-Man and Earl. In this rather lackluster season these are the ones who keep me interested in the game. Not necessarily for their shrewd playing, although they are good players, but for their ability to keep themselves and the audience entertained with their antics.

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Talk Talk: Jeff Goldblum, Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Clive James

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2007 6:00PM
  • Campbell BrownCharlie Rose: Jessica Mathews, President of the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, and Kanan Makiya of Brandeis University
  • The Daily Show: Philip Zimbardo
  • The Colbert Report: Clive James
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Rosario Dawson and Bloc Party
  • Jay Leno: Will Arnett, Campbell Brown, Johnny Mathis, and Dave Koz
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kiele Sanchez and Josh Gardner
  • Tavis Smiley: Benjamin Barber and Cyrus Chestnut
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Martha Stewart, Brian Poeshn, and My Morning Jacket (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Jeff Goldblum and Nia Long
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Sofia Vergara and The Bird and the Bee (repeat)

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Jericho: Winter's End

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 28th 2007 9:02PM

Aasif Mandvi(S01E16) I love any show that starts with someone burying a dead body. I especially liked the metaphor that Hawkins was digging his own hole deeper and deeper with every lie he tells. It's clear that he will have to share his secrets with the town very soon.

This episode had so much action in the first ten minutes that I was hooked right away. Just when I think I've had enough of the end of the world, Jericho reels me back in.

I especially liked all the technical information I learned by watching this episode. Whether it's building a windmill, delivering a baby or "negotiating" a contract, there was plenty to be learned.

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Talk Talk: Hilary Swank, Heather Mills, Anne Lamott, The Ataris

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 28th 2007 5:40PM
  • Al FrankenCharlie Rose: The science of living longer
  • The Daily Show: Governor Bill Richardson
  • The Colbert Report: Jabari Asim
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Al Franken and Isla Fisher
  • Jay Leno: Hilary Swank, Carlos Mencia, and Gym Class Heroes
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Heather Mills, Laura Prepon, and Young Buck
  • Tavis Smiley: Jane Arraf and Anne Lamott
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Will Ferrell, Tom Everett Scott, and Death Cab For Cutie (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Sigourney Weaver, Kal Penn, and The Ataris
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Eric Balfour and Andy McKee (repeat)

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Survivor heading to Canada?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 28th 2007 4:42PM

Jeff ProbstFinally, one of my wishes might come true: Survivor is seriously considering moving the show to a colder climate.

Canada, to be precise. Host Jeff Probst reveals that show creator Mark Burnett is thinking about doing the next season in Canada, because they're running out of jungle/island places to go to. They probably aren't really running out of places to go, but after a while all of these places start to look and feel the same.

Probst is worried that a colder place would a.) be worse for the bodies of the contestants and b.) you wouldn't have chicks in bikinis. Well, for the first concern, I think that's the reason to do it. Give these contestants a challenge the other contestants of other seasons never had. And for the second concern, I have the solution.

Hot tub!

Seriously, the show needs a kick in the pants, and a colder world would really reinvent the show a bit.

[via TV Tattle]

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Talk Talk: Jeff Foxworthy, Madeleine Albright, Macy Gray

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 27th 2007 6:00PM
  • Dennis MillerCharlie Rose: Madeleine Albright and Newt Gingrich
  • The Daily Show: Dennis Miller
  • The Colbert Report: Madeleine Albright and James Fallows
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Patricia Arquette, Macy Gray, and Paul Mooney
  • Jay Leno: Jeff Foxworthy and Dierks Bentley
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jenny McCarthy
  • Tavis Smiley: Marian Wright Edelman and Rod Paige
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Sacha Baron Cohen, Jack McBrayer, and Mastodon (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Randy Jackson and Piper Perabo
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Timothy Busfield and Colbie Caillat (repeat)

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Viewers rip Katie Couric's interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 26th 2007 7:39PM
Katie Couric with John and Elizabeth EdwardsKatie Couric can't win, can she? Her version of the CBS Evening News is consistently criticized for being too nice, happy, and morning-show-like. But when Katie gets down to business and does a serious interview with someone, she's knocked for being inappropriately stern.

That's what Couric is facing the day after her 60 Minutes interview with presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth. During the interview, Couric asked the couple tough questions about whether it was wise for the Edwardses to continue on the campaign trail now that Elizabeth's cancer has metastasized and become inoperable. Instead of proceeding in her usual warm, smiling manner, Couric decided to be deadly serious, keeping a straight face and pursuing lines of questioning that started with "Some say," like when she said to the couple, "Some have suggested that you're capitalizing on this."

After CBSNews.com posted the interview and allowed viewer comments, many took Couric to task for not being understanding enough, especially given her family history (her husband died of colon cancer in 1998).

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The Amazing Race All-Stars: We're Going to Trade You for Food Now

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 26th 2007 12:51AM
the amazing race(S11E06) Tonight we began in Mozambique, Africa. Teams flew to Tanzania where I swear we witnessed the weirdest race ever! First of all, three teams were nearly an entire day behind the other top teams as they were stuck in the Johannesburg airport. There were three-hour time differences between the racers who left to Zanzibar by boat. The teams didn't get to a challenge until 32 minutes in the show because so much of this week was spent just trying to get the hell out of Johannesburg!

At least both challenges were on the island of Zanzibar so not much more travel was required. The first was a quick little puzzle and the second was a really tough-looking axe-throwing challenge.

Without giving anything away before the jump, I wonder how next week is going to work out with such a huge difference in the finishing times between the teams. I think the final team is going to leave about 12 hours or so later than the first team.


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Talk Talk: Nick Nolte, Jane Smiley, Liv Tyler, Guster

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 23rd 2007 5:42PM
  • Don CheadleCharlie Rose: John F. Burns of The NY Times and Henry Kissinger
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Hugh Jackson, Chris Elliot, and Jimmie Johnson (repeat)
  • Jay Leno: Nick Nolte and Guster
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Don Cheadle, The Maloof Brothers, and Paolo Nutini
  • Tavis Smiley: Jane Smiley and Julian McMahon
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Liv Tyler, Gerard Butler, and The Fratellis
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Jennifer Hudson, Gerard Butler, and Anberlin (repeat)
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Piper Perabo and Unwritten Law

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How I Met Your Mother on the bubble?

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 23rd 2007 9:04AM
how i met your motherI'm in denial even as I write this. Ausiello over at TV Guide has a scoop that appears to be about How I Met Your Mother, although he's not naming names just yet. He says the comedy may not be renewed because some stuffed suit over at CBS doesn't get it. Or, to quote Ausiello directly, the bigwig thinks HIMYM "is about as funny as a root canal." (What?!? You have to be dead if you don't find Barney funny) I wonder if this is the same decision-maker who keeps renewing The Unit?

Why do I suspect it's HIMYM? Because Ausiello gives a big hint, saying that the show in question was passed over for a major promotion earlier this season. That sounds an awful lot like how HIMYM got screwed out of the post-Super Bowl slot, doesn't it? Plus, there hasn't been any official word about a renewal for HIMYM so even if I'm wrong, it wouldn't hurt to send some support to the show.

Fans, it may be time for a rally. CBS has a feedback button on the bottom of its homepage where you can flood the network with love for Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall and Barney.

*UPDATE: Here's the online petition. (Thanks, e!)

[Thanks for the tip, Steven!]

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