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Would you watch a Heene Family reality show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 21st 2009 10:05AM
Heene familyAll this talk about the Heene Family and Balloon Boy and their hoax to get a reality show (and their appearances on Wife Swap) got me to thinking about something: would we watch a Heene Family reality show?

I'm sure that they are going to get some sort of deal from someone for a show, and there's a good chance they wouldn't have gotten it if it wasn't for this hoax, so maybe they'll have the last laugh. I think all of us, if asked, would say "there's no way I'll watch a show with that family!" but here you can vote anonymously. So tell me: would you watch it?

Would you watch a Heene Family reality show?
Yes. It would certainly be interesting.59 (5.2%)
No way. I refuse to give them anymore attention.1065 (94.8%)

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Is the White House right about Fox News?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 20th 2009 5:36PM
Fox NewsYou may have heard that the White House seems to have declared war on Fox News. President Obama has even gone as far as not appearing on one of the Fox News Sunday morning shows even though he appeared on every other network that morning. Now other White House spokespeople are openly saying that the network can't be trusted.

What do you think?

Is the White House right about Fox News?
Yes. The network is clearly biased.1866 (65.8%)
No way. They're a serious news network.618 (21.8%)
Kinda. Maybe about the prime time shows but the news really is fair and balanced.350 (12.4%)

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A major death is coming to Heroes - who will it be?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 13th 2009 5:03PM
HeroesKristin over at E! is reporting that a "major death" is coming to Heroes, probably to boost ratings (good luck with that). All he'll say is that the character is male and it's a member of the original cast.

That's actually a lot of info. Who do you think it will be? (I'm assuming it's not Nathan, for obvious reasons.)

Who is going to die on Heroes?
Sylar83 (6.8%)
Matt165 (13.4%)
Hiro401 (32.7%)
Ando74 (6.0%)
Peter75 (6.1%)
Mohinder314 (25.6%)
Noah (HRG)116 (9.4%)

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What should happen to Letterman?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 5th 2009 12:39PM
LettermanDavid Letterman's confession last Thursday was the last we've heard from him on the subject (Friday's show is taped earlier in the week - he returns tonight). The columnists and pundits and fans have had their say, though. Some people defend him, some dislike him, and some aren't fazed by it at all.

But beyond the "creepy" factor of it (that's Dave's own word), what about the moral and/or legal side of it? Should Letterman be fired? Reprimanded? Will he be sued? Should people stop watching him? Should advertisers leave his show? Should one of the women come out and do a "Ten Things About Dating David Letterman" list?

What should happen to Letterman?
Nothing, let's move on.1726 (75.3%)
Suspend him.74 (3.2%)
I hope advertisers leave in droves.279 (12.2%)
Fire him!213 (9.3%)

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Everything about Dexter is changing ... except the opening?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 29th 2009 3:02PM
The opening titles to Dexter
Every now and again (mostly now), something small and insignificant will waft in front of my snark radar and won't go away until I point it out to someone. Right now, something with the new season of Showtime's Dexter has found its way through my skull and is gnawing on parts of my brain, and the only way to kill it is to expose it for the brain sucking parasite that it is. This is exactly like the first time I voluntarily watched Blossom.

So Dexter 4.0 kicked off last Sunday and the episodes I've seen are highly entertaining on just about every level (emotional, comic, spiritual, etc.). It's interesting watching Dex play the role of daddy in a non-fun stepfather kind of way while trying to juggle the needs of his dark side, which lead him and his other relationships down all sorts of roads you don't see coming.

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Was that a big Lost clue on FlashForward?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 28th 2009 12:38PM
has a big Lost connection, since there are stars from Lost in the new show and ABC hopes it takes Lost's place as the big mystery show on the network. But the premiere episode also had another connection: a possible clue for Lost's new season.

In the pic on the right you can see a billboard for Oceanic Air. If you look closely (bigger version here) you can see that it says "Perfect Safety Record." So that means that the bomb worked and the crash of Oceanic 815 never happened? Or does it mean something else?

What does the billboard mean?
It means Oceanic 815 never crashed and everything has changed.1078 (41.9%)
You're reading too much into it. It's just the Lost producers screwing with us.1357 (52.8%)
It means something else (explain in comments).137 (5.3%)

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Will you miss The Bill Engvall Show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 25th 2009 5:06PM
Bill Engvall ShowIf you haven't heard, TBS has canceled The Bill Engvall Show after three seasons. I watched one episode of the show during its first season and found it to be a cute and harmless family sitcom.

Did you watch it, and if you did, will you miss it?

Will you miss The Bill Engvall Show?
Yes. It was good and we need more family sitcoms.533 (42.8%)
No, let's make room for another show.217 (17.4%)
What's a Bill Engvall?496 (39.8%)

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America's Got Talent: Final performances

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 15th 2009 12:10AM
America's Got Talent
(S04E25) The biggest talent search in the world started its competition three months ago. After a summer of questionable judges decisions, talent performances and Hoff-isms, it's time to crown the winner of the show's fourth season.

But before the America's Got Talent winner can be announced in the live season finale to air on Wednesday, featuring a guest appearance by Susan Boyle, the Top 10 acts needed to perform one last time for America's votes. My comments and predictions coming up!

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Should Brian Williams do a regular spot on The Jay Leno Show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 7th 2009 4:29PM
Brian WilliamsAs we've said here many times before, Brian Williams is a funny guy. It's great to see a newsman be able to do really funny bits while talking to Conan O'Brien or Jon Stewart. But should he be doing it all the time?

Williams is going to be a regular on The Jay Leno Show when it debuts next Monday, introducing a regular segment titled "Stories Not Good Enough For Nightly News". Will it hurt your opinion of him (he got some negative press when he hosted SNL), or can you separate the serious news Brian Williams with the Jay Leno Show Brian Williams?

Should Brian Williams be a regular on The Jay Leno Show?
Why not? He can be serious and funny, it's not a big deal.472 (57.7%)
No way. He should stick to the news.69 (8.4%)
Who cares? I'm not watching Leno!277 (33.9%)

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Are you going to watch The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 5th 2009 9:09AM
Jerry LewisWhen I was a kid, watching The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Labor Day was a must. It was just fun to have this all day, all night, live event happening every September. One year I even stayed up all night watching it (the next morning I knew it wasn't worth it).

The show isn't looked at as "hip" anymore (if it ever was), but along with the older showbiz vets we always see there are some new acts mixed in too. Are you going to watch it?

Are you going to watch the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon?
Yes, I watch it every year.128 (21.0%)
I'll check in just to see how Jerry is this year.131 (21.5%)
No way.351 (57.5%)

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Supernatural will get Paris Hilton

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 8th 2009 12:00PM
Paris Hilton in a rare clothed appearanceTV's Supernatural is about to get a lot weirder, and for a show that's about undead beings that steal people's "life forces" and shapeshifting douchebags, that's pretty damn weird.

E! Online scooped the universe with confirmation that Paris "The Human Spotlight" Hilton will make a guest star appearance on the paranormal CW show.

The network didn't spill much on the plot of Miss Hilton's visit, but noted "We've heard the storyline, and when you see it you will die." So I guess if you're not a big fan of dying, don't watch Supernatural or better yet, make someone you hate watch it. You've committed guilt-free murder, and The CW earns another ratings point.

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Is Shark Week cool or does it just, um, bite?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2009 10:30AM
sharkSorry for the lame headline.

We're in the middle of the Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week celebration, a whole of programming involving sharks, sharks, sharks, sharks, and the people who love/fear them. But David Zurawik over at The Baltimore Sun doesn't understand why some people get excited about it. He wants someone to explain its appeal.

What do you think of Shark Week?
It's great! I watch it every year.177 (36.6%)
It's terrible! I mean, who cares about sharks?46 (9.5%)
I don't watch it, but whatevs260 (53.8%)

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Should the Emmys pre-tape some award categories?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 31st 2009 5:02PM
EmmysIt's funny that we're actually asking readers if they want an awards show to be longer, but I thought I'd ask the question in light of the Emmy decision (for ratings, they admit) to have eight award categories pre-taped before the live broadcast and show highlights of those categories throughout the show. HBO isn't happy about it, and it might even affect the red carpet ceremony.

Should the Emmys show more awards?
Yes, it won't be the same without them53 (23.8%)
No, I'm only interested in the major categories65 (29.1%)
Who cares, the Emmys are pointless anyway105 (47.1%)

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What's the deal with vampires these days?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 29th 2009 2:31PM
True BloodI haven't jumped on the vampire bandwagon. I don't have any real interest in Twilight or True Blood or any other vampire show/movie that starts with a T (The Vampire Diaries starts this fall on The CW). But I've liked them for a long time, from the Christopher Lee films to Kolchak to Forever Knight.

Grady Hendrix at Slate says that vampire stories suck (ha ha) now, because it's more about feelings and psychology and vampires having normal lives and very little about the biting of people.

Who's your favorite vampire on TV?
True Blood403 (20.8%)
The Night Stalker (with Darren McGavin)28 (1.4%)
Moonlight687 (35.5%)
Angel292 (15.1%)
Spike (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)305 (15.8%)
Forever Knight43 (2.2%)
Kindred: The Embrace16 (0.8%)
Count Chocula126 (6.5%)
Other (say in comments)33 (1.7%)

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America's Got Talent: Audition show 8

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 16th 2009 12:45AM
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
(S04E08) "They will let anybody on this show. Why?" - Nick after seeing a bad act

Haven't you watched the show before, Nick? Didn't your agent tell you what the series was all about before you signed on the dotted line? America's Got Talent is all about everyday people showcasing their talents. And, as it is the case for American Idol, anyone and everyone can audition, meaning that the audition episodes will be filled with bad acts performed by people who should have stayed home.

Tonight's installment featured an excerpt of Mariah Carey's new music video for the song "Obsessed." The song is not too bad, but I miss "Vision of Love" Mariah with the bigger vocals and usage of her full and impressive voice range. The clip, even if we didn't see it in its entirety (it may have aired fully in your area), seemed to be entertaining enough to air a million times on MTV in the next month. In case you missed the announcement, Mariah, aka AGT's host Nick Cannon's wife, will perform live on the show during the August 5 result episode.

Now onto comments about tonight's acts, including links to see more from some of the performers!

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