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What's On New Year's Day

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2009 7:01PM
  • Doctor WhoAt 6AM, BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon.
  • Boomerang has a Tom & Jerry marathon starting at 6.
  • LOGO has a Buffy The Vampire Slayer marathon at 6.
  • Sleuth has a marathon of The Unit at 6.
  • Syfy has a Twilight Zone marathon at 6.
  • At 8, Cartoon has a marathon of Looney Tunes cartoons.
  • History Channel has an Ice Road Truckers marathon at 8.
  • Also at 8: WGN has a Barney Miller marathon.

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George Lucas named Jedi Master of Rose Parade

by Adam Finley, posted Dec 30th 2006 7:26PM

george lucasThe term is actually "Grand Marshall" but whatever, let's not split Wookiee hairs. George Lucas, the man behind Star Wars, one of the most profitable and popular movie franchises of all time, will be joined by select members of the 501st Legion, a total of 200 Star Wars costume enthusiasts who will be wearing costumes (enthusiastically). There will also be two floats dedicated to Star Wars, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2007: one done up like the forest moon of Endor from Return of the Jedi, and another designed to represent the planet Naboo from the prequels. I would have also created a Dagobah float, but alas, nobody asked my opinion. Also, giant helium balloons of some of the characters would be pretty sweet.

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Y'all watched American Idol, didn't ya?

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 19th 2006 11:33AM
Holy smokes. FOX is back on top now that American Idol is back on the air. More than 35 million people watched Tuesday's two-hour season premiere. That's the biggest season premiere yet for the talent show, and the competition hasn't even begun! That number is darn close to Idol's highest ratings ever, when 38 million people watched the final results show between Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. No wonder the rest of the networks waited to hear FOX's Idol plans before scheduling their Winter/Spring programming.

While there may be a heck of a lot of American Idol fans in this country, there are even more football fans out there. American Idol's season premiere comes in as the #2 most-watched show during the 2005-2006 television season. Number one is the Rose Bowl college championship, which drew 35.6 million viewers earlier this month.

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Things I Hate about TV: Forced "cross-promotion" during sporting events

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 5th 2006 2:20PM
BCSSo I'm watching the game last night (quick segue, great great great game, and I'm so happy Texas won; I'm sick of USC, and freaking Vince Young was amazing), and since the Rose Bowl just happened to air on a channel where there are other shows, you just know they're going to get rammed down our throats ad nauseum. A litte after 11, right after USC had just kicked it off, a little bug came up on the screen for Emily's Reasons Why Not. Keith Jackson then muttered through the description of the show before mumbling "I don't care." He then did the same thing for Jake in Progress, pronouncing John Stamos' name Stah-mos instead of Stay-mos. Now I can come at this from both angles. On one hand, I agree with Jackson; I'm sick of seeing and hearing that crap during football, and does ABC really think that this is the audience they should be promoting these two romantic comedies to? Yea, I'm gonna watch Emily's Reasons Why Not, but I'm not in the majority here. On the other hand, it is their job to do so, and that was just unprofessional. Plus, who doesn't know how to pronounce Stamos? The man's been around forever -- perhaps you've heard of his ex-wife? The networks just need to stop forcing this cross-promotion into every aspect of every show; produce quality shows, the rest will take care of itself. Let me know what you think.

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What's on tonight: O'Reilly and other biggest losers

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2006 2:29PM
  • StackedFOX has a repeat That 70s Show at 8pm, a new Stacked at 8:30, and then a repeat Nanny 911 at 9.
  • ABC has...more football?! The Rose Bowl airs at 8.
  • CBS has repeats of Still Standing, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a special Biggest Loser at 8, followed by a repeat Law and Order at 10.
  • The WB has repeats of One Tree Hill and Beauty and the Geek, while UPN has repeats of Eve, Love, Inc, and Veronica Mars.
  • You can watch The O'Reilly Factor at 8 on FOX News and see if Bill mentions his Letterman appearance.
  • There's a new Emeril Live on The Food Network at 8, with Emeril cooking hearty fall recipes.
  • Also at 8: CMT has the 1997 Dukes of Hazzard reunion movie.
  • At 9, HGTV has a new Buy Me.
  • Food Network has a new Behind the Bash at 9, followed by a new Sugar Rush.
  • Spy stuff on American Life: at 8, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; at 9, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; and at 10, I Spy.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Project Runway.
  • Troy airs on HBO2 at 10, followed by a special on The Producers movie.
  • TNT has the inferior Dial M For Murder remake, A Perfect Murder. It airs at 10 too.
  • Just before midnight you can catch In Good Company, with Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Scarlett Johansson.
  • At 1am on Showtime, Kenneth Branagh stars in The Gingerbread Man.

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