Can't resist, one more
"PETA staffer legally changes name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com"
Local and national television news and opinion from Colorado Springs Gazette TV writer Andy Wineke
There's bupkes going on in TV news today, but man, what a great day for headlines on the wire:
Just FYI, the season finale of "Nip/Tuck" was number two on the cable Nielsen list from last week -- followed by multiple episodes of the WWE, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Fairly Odd Parents and Law and Order reruns. A step in the right direction, anyway.
I asked readers in Tuesday's TV Talk which of the new fall shows were their favorites. A bunch of readers are ticked off that CBS cancelled "Threshold" (star Carla Gugino at right) and I've gotten a few votes for "Commander in Chief," too (which isn't cancelled, but is on hiatus until Jan. 10), and a couple for NBC's "Surface."
OK, so not a lot going on in television today. Come Tuesday, we'll probably be chockablock with stories about what Brad bought Angelina. In the meantime, I think I'm going to ditch this popsicle stand and go commit some merrymaking.
I'm off to an undisclosed location for one of our periodic "GO" road trips. Hey, can't pass up free lunch.
OMG, it was Quentin!
Watch out for the black helicopters, Comedy Central fans: http://www.chappelletheory.com/
In the realm of shows that attract far more hype than viewers, FX's "Nip/Tuck" is this season's runaway leader. The show wraps up the season tonight revealing who's behind the Carver's mask. You can get a jump on the buzz and buddy up to the serial slasher yourself over at My Space. Giving fictional serial killers Internet dating/friendster profiles is a little creepy.
Today's cable a la carte column has drawn a lot of interest. So far this morning, about 90 percent of the calls are in favor of switching to an a la carte system, but there have been some thoughtful arguments against changing, too. It's always nice to hear both sides of an issue.
When the Gazette started the weekly "TV Talk" column two months ago, we quickly identified a major problem: It's a weekly column. Television never sleeps, never breaks, never breathes. Kinda ominous, when you put it like that. Anyway, starting a TV Talk blog means that Colorado Springs TV fanatics can talk over the latest "Lost" plot points, "American Idol" eliminees (is that a word?), or local news lineup shifts at any time of the day or night.