inside the obama white house
by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 4th 2009 10:10AM
If Jay Leno isn't the answer for NBC prime time, perhaps the network should think about booking President Obama. NBC News devoted two hours, on Tuesday and Wednesday night, for Inside the Obama White House and the ratings were strong. Better than the insipid I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, which acted as a lead-in. Of course the season finale of Law & Order: SVU on Tuesday didn't hurt the news production.
Having watched the two hours, NBC should sign the president ASAP. There's always the curiosity factor when a viewer is being given access behind the scenes, and that's what Inside the Obama White House did. It was a look at the real West Wing, which reminded me a lot of the fictional, Aaron Sorkin West Wing creation, and that was quite cool. President Obama still fascinates me, and it's well past 100 days.
by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 2nd 2009 4:03PM
- At 8, ABC has two new episodes of According To Jim (including the series finale), followed by Earth 2100.
- NBC has a new I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Outta Here at 8, then Inside The Obama White House: Brian Williams Reports and the season finale of Law and Order: SVU.
- Versus has the Penguins/Red Wings game at 8.
- TCM has It Happened One Night at 8, then Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.
- At 9, FOX has a new Mental.
- The CW has a new Hitched or Ditched at 9.
- G4 has a sneak peek at Web Soup at 9.
- Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9, followed by a new Man vs. Wild (with Will Ferrell).
- At 10, FX has a new Rescue Me.
- Bravo has a new Real Housewives of New Jersey at 10.
- History Channel has a new Life After People.
- Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 10.
- Travel Channel has a new Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern at 10.
- Also at 10: MTV has the season premiere of Paris Hilton's My New BFF. Does she get a new best friend every year?
Check your local TV listings for more.
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