I have to tell you, we're flattered that you folks think we have the inside connections within the television industry that will be allow us to fast-track our readers onto shows like Survivor or Deal or No Deal. But, alas, we're just a bunch of grunts like you; we don't have a "guy" who can get us through the back door of these shows. In fact we don't even have a "guy" who can get us a discount at the car wash.
But what we can do for you is comb the web to find the various instructions on how you can get on these shows. And, no surprise, the networks have made those instructions readily available on the web. After the jump is the list of links we found so far. We'll update this list as we find more shows and instructions. And feel free to send us ones you've discovered either via our tips e-mail or in the comments section below. Enjoy and good luck...
- Charlie Rose: John Burns of The NY Times, Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, and Mike Binder
- The Daily Show: Don Cheadle
- The Colbert Report: Katie Couric
- The Late Show With David Letterman: Evangeline Lilly and Jeff MacGregor (repeat)
- Jay Leno: Will Ferrell, Senator Joe Biden, and Paolo Nutini
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Terrence Howard, Bob Woodruff, and The Kooks
- Tavis Smiley: Gina Torres
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Adam Sandler, Lindsay Buckingham, and Sarah Thyre
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Billy Connolly, Tricia Helfer, and Blake Shelton (repeat)
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Julian McMahon and Amos Lee
(S02E19) Well that was just about the most disturbing episode of Criminal Minds yet. I can't remember a past installment being as graphic as this one. It was an excellent episode, but I'm surprised some of the scenes (especially the opening one) made it through the cut.
It was hard to stomach at some points. That opening scene was downright creepy as the arsonist watched the family burn. While not as graphic, the scene where he tossed kerosene all over that SUV with the family inside was equally hard to watch. This show definitely knows how to push the limits though because as I said, this was a great episode with a well done ending.
(S14E06) For Ravu, the starved and perpetually losing tribe, hope springs eternal. After all, a change-up turns Ravu into the He-Man Woman Haters club. What could possibly go wrong with all these muscle men around? I think I have a clue, he's loud, he's obnoxious and he's from my hometown.
- Charlie Rose: Richard Engel of NBC News, Dexter Filkins of The NY Times, and Bobby Ghosh of Time
- The Daily Show: Chris Hansen
- The Colbert Report: Benjamin Barber
- The Late Show With David Letterman: Jack Black and Lara Logan
- Jay Leno: Heather Mills and James Morrison
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jeff Goldblum and Kate Mara
- Tavis Smiley: Governor Bill Richardson
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Don Cheadle, Neil Patrick Harris, and Shane Mauss
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Tom Arnold, Drake Wither, and Hinder
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Andy Richter and Gary Jules
Dennis Haysbert told the Philadelphia Daily News that not only did he regret filming the assassination scene in last season's 24, but he's also not keen on this season's installment of the counter-terrorism thriller.
Haysbert -- who played President David Palmer on 24 but now stars in CBS' The Unit -- came back to 24 to film Palmer's assassination, something he says he now wishes he hadn't done. "It was a device that I didn't think was necessary," he said.
Haysbert also criticized his former show, saying he thinks that the program may have lost its way. "I started to watch it this season, and, you know, I'm just a little disappointed in its direction," he told the Daily News, adding that, although he's still a fan, "the politics has been skewed in a very, very right-wing way."
This extended scene (after the jump) has Barney's original list that made air on Monday, but then Neil Patrick Harris pulls out another list that the cast obviously wasn't expecting. It's pretty dirty, so there's your warning! And when you're done with that, check out the "Slap Bet" montage. God, I love this show.
[Via Pop Candy]
Everyone remembers DeForest as Melman; he was the little old man with the big glasses and putty-like face who would show up and inevitably bungle whatever lines he was given to read, often saying them very loudly in the process. He was a signature on the NBC show, and Dave continued to use him when the show moved to CBS (under Calvert's real name, due to intellectual property issues with NBC), but less frequently; DeForest's last appearance was in 2003.
Evanier got the information from an "authority" on the Letterman newsgroup, who also mentioned that the Late Show was set to air a tribute to DeForest last night, but delayed it when Letterman went home sick. Since there won't be a new taping until next week, the tribute will have to wait. I'm sure it'll be both poignant and funny at the same time.
[thanks to Elf for the tip.]
The folks in promotion over at CBS get a couple demerits this week for the misleading teasers. The various previews I saw kept mentioning "a connection to Gibbs' past." Now, that's some of the good stuff that I think a lot of fans are waiting for. If there was a connection in this episode, it was either very minor, or I completely missed it. If that connection was just Mike coming back again, then they horribly oversold it.
Apparently, Dave showed up to work today but took ill with a stomach problem. It must have been pretty bad, because the only things that have kept Dave off the air in the past were a bad case of the shingles and heart bypass surgery. According to the AP, this is believed to be the first time Dave was not able to go on after showing up for work.
Anyway, tonight's main guest, Adam Sandler, was recruited to fill in, and seems to be doing an OK job of it so far . And he was even able to pull in his Reign Over Me co-star, Don Cheadle, as a guest, so the movie promotion machine didn't skip a beat. Oh, and as a privilege of hosting, Sandler decided to bring his bulldog, Matzoball, up on stage. Awww.....
- Charlie Rose: Terry McCarthy from ABC News
- The Daily Show: John Bolton
- The Colbert Report: Willie Nelson
- The Late Show With David Letterman: Adam Sandler, Lucinda Williams, and Danica Patrick
- Jay Leno: David Spade, Richard Engel, and Hinder
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mark Wahlberg, Wes Craven, and Mims
- Tavis Smiley: Terrence Howard and Steve Bickerstaff
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Bernie Mac, Chris Daughtry, and Chris Hansen
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Cuba Gooding Jr., Joely Richardson, and Andy Vastola
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Eddie Izzard and Vietnam
Update: Letterman actually went home early because he was sick, so Adam Sandler is taking over as guest host.
"Television shows process news events much faster than ever before but not much more directly than they did at the time of Hogan's Heroes, M*A*S*H or China Beach," critic Alessandra Stanley wrote, noting that a failed FX program, Over There about soldiers in Iraq "turned a war into entertainment as it was still being fought."
(S05E18) Sorry for the lateness folks, but I'm sick. I've been running a fever as hot as CSI: Miami! OH! That's right, I went there. But seriously, I finally got around to watching this episode and I have to say... it was borderline ridiculous and I loved every second of it.
I cannot recall an episode of CSI: Miami that ever had as many ridiculous twists and turns as this one. It's funny too, because I had been watching a whole bunch of episodes of The Shield recently and I went in to this thinking that I probably wouldn't enjoy it as much as I usually do. Wrong. Pour on the cheese!
We knew Robin liked to sneak a ciggie every so often. We also knew she was a gun nut (but the subscription to Guns & Ammo seems to make her extra sexy, doesn't it?), but who knew she was a Felix Unger-y fussbudget? Boy, every time I heard inhale through her teeth at something her new roomie, Ted, did, I knew the episode was going to end the way it did. In fact, the outcome wasn't that big of a surprise from the start, given the way we likely think their relationship is going to end.
But what I didn't expect was how Barney-centric this episode was going to be. And how I haven't seemed to gotten sick of ol' Barn yet. In fact, he was the key to this very funny episode.
- Charlie Rose: Representative Henry Waxman
- The Daily Show: Stephen Prothero
- The Colbert Report: Jerome Groopman
- The Late Show With David Letterman: Paula Abdul, Bernie Mac, and Joss Stone
- Jay Leno: Terrence Howard and the cast of Jersey Boys
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kelly Rip, Milo Ventimiglia, and Incubus (repeat)
- Tavis Smiley: Robert Greenwald and Joss Stone
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Rainn Wilson, Tom Arnold, and Jesse Malin
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Fergsuon: Merv Griffin, Nia Long, and John Mellencamp
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Richard Machowicz and Joshua Radin (repeat)
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