According to 'The New York Times' CBS will announce the planned revamp in New York on Tuesday. The network is expected to reveal a shift in direction away from the coffee klatch feel of most morning talk shows and towards a focus on hard news with the panel format of shows like MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' and ABC's 'The View.'
Current co-host Chris Wragge will reportedly lose his job in the reshuffle, but Erica Hill and Jeff Glor will keep theirs. Hill -- who was promoted when Smith et al. were fired -- will anchor the 7-8AM hour with '60 Minutes' contributor Rose. Meanwhile King will take on the 8--9AM slot with the aid of featured correspondents and contributors.
- At 8. ABC presents 'Dancing With the Stars,' followed by a new episode of 'Castle' at 10.
- CBS has a rerun 'The Big Bang Theory' at 8, then a new episode of 'Rules of Engagement.' At 9, Duke and Butler battle it out in the NCAA Championship.
- The CW has new episodes of 'Life Unexpected' at 8 and 'Gossip Girl' at 9.
- FOX has a two-hour episode of '24.'
- NBC goes with new episodes of 'Chuck' and 'Trauma' at 8 and 9 with a repeat of 'Law & Order' at 10.
- The Weather Channel has two new episodes of 'Storm Stories' starting at 8.
- A new episode of '10 Things I Hate About You' airs at 8 on ABC Family, followed by the movie 'Step Up.'
- 'Intervention' returns with a new episode at 9 on A&E, followed at 10 by the new series 'Runaway Squad.'
- USA offers up another episode of 'WWE Monday Night Raw' at 9.
- ESPN2 has the Giants vs. Astros at 7, followed by the Twins vs. Angels at 10.
- FX has a new 'Damages' at 10.
- A new 'Saving Grace' hits the airwaves at 10 on TNT.
- TLC has new episodes of 'Little People, Big World' at 8 and 8:30 on TLC, followed by 'Ultimate Cake Off' at 9.
- TBS offers two new episodes of 'Tyler Perry's House of Pain' at 10 and 10:30.
- Cartoon Network airs the official premiere of 'Adventure Time with Finn and Jake' at 8.
- 'Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood' begins its fifth season (yes, I'm amazed as well) at 10 on OXYGEN.
- At 8, TCM presents the classic 'Giant,' starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.
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After the jump, the late night talk shows.
(S07E17) Oh my my... have we seen the future of 'Two and a Half Men' and it's Alan and Charlie sitting on a couch vegetating, bickering and grateful to have each other to clean up their dribble? Maybe. And if you think Charlie's gotten over Chelsea, think again. Evelyn might want to hang on to the banquet hall at the Beverly Hills Hotel. More on that and the dancing Japanese Kabuki transsexuals after the jump.
That's exactly what the parent owners of Fox News and MSNBC tried to do when they arranged a "cease-fire" between them and their top-tier shows' "lieutenants."
The cease-fire, however, didn't last long. It's another case of the ol' Rufus T. Firefly conundrum for peace. Either side might be willing to do whatever it takes to end this war, but they've already paid two months' rent on the battlefield.
The PBS talk show host accidentally declared the death of filmmaker George Butler on his show as part of a 2008 retrospective.
The George Butler in question was actually jazz musician George Butler, the first man to sign Wynton Marsalis to a record deal. The filmmaker George Butler made the documentary Pumping Iron that helped bring Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world's eye, the silver screen and, eventually, to the California Governor's office. He may not be alive after I made that little factoid known, depending on how well our traffic is doing.
NBC reportedly thinks Piers Morgan could be the next big thing in talk. The bitter Brit, a personality as caustic as Simon Cowell, was the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice and is the nastiest judge on America's Got Talent. Morgan has a two-year deal with ITV and is on the verge of inking a similar contract with NBC. The idea is that he could be the next David Frost.
- Charlie Rose: Brett Ratner, Chris Tucker, and Steve Buscemi
- The Daily Show: Lt. Colonel John Nagl
- The Colbert Report: Joe Klein
- The Late Show With David Letterman: Tina Fey, Venus Williams, and Steve Earle
- Jay Leno: Matt Damon, George Foreman, and Stephen Stills (repeat)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ethan Hawke, Elisha Cuthbert, and Harris Wittels (repeat)
- Tavis Smiley: David Brody and Bill Envall
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Mike Myers, Seth Rogan, and The Academy Is (repeat)
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Samuel L. Jackson and The Cliks
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Jason Statham and Lily Allen (repeat)
- Charlie Rose: Thomas L. Friedman
- The Daily Show: Senator John McCain
- The Colbert Report: Andrew Keen
- The Late Show With David Letterman: John Travolta, Paula Abdul, and Teddy Thompson (repeat)
- Jay Leno: Demi Moore, Judd Apatow, Ziggy Marley, and Angelique Kidjo (repeat)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sharon Osbourne, Brett Ratner, and Common (repeat)
- Tavis Smiley: Jane Seymour and Akbar Ahmed
- Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Martha Stewart, Rob Huebel, and Ian Edwards (repeat)
- The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Masi Oka, Emily Fox, and Emerson Hart
- Last Call With Carson Daly: Keyshawn Johnson and Satellite Party (repeat)
Like everyone else and their mother-in-law's dog, we here at TV Squad love ourselves some YouTube. Whether you're a bored teenager illegally uploading the latest episode of Robot Chicken, a network executive using the site to promote the pilot for a new series, an enterprising animator who wants to use the site to introduce their latest creation to the public, or one of a plethora of bored jackasses who like to stand in front of a camera and act like a buffoon, YouTube really has something for everybody. Or should that be "bored buffoons who act like jackasses?" Well, anyway, it's a pretty kick ass site, and if you clicky-click here you can see an interview Charlie Rose did with the site's founders, Chad Hurley and Steven Chen. It's the last segment, so you'll have to skip ahead. Like all of Rose's interviews, it's quite informative. Enjoy.
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