Daily TV Viewing – Wednesday November 29, 2006

November 29, 2006

I’m out tonight again but it’s a pretty light TV night anyway.

Here’s what I would be watching:

8:00 – 9:00  Jericho (CBS)

9:00 – 10:00 Day Break (ABC)

There’s One Less Wiggle in the House – Greg is sick

November 29, 2006

As anyone who has kids today knows, The Wiggles are a huge international sensation and have a following with a level of devotion that words can’t describe – at least until the kids hit 6 or 7.  Trust me I went to the concert last month here in Toronto and it is what I imagined Beatlemania to be but with more merchandise for sale.

It was reported today that Greg, the Wiggle in the yellow Star Trek shirt, is leaving the band due to a strange illness where he faints.  I would make a joke about how I thought Jeff is the one who always falls asleep but I’m sure it’s serious and I hope he gets better soon.

TV Reviews Back Later in the Week

November 28, 2006

I’m away from the TV most of this week but I promise that I haven’t abandoned doing TV reviews.  I will be back in full form at the end of the week.  Expect reviews of Veronica Mars, Heroes, Prison Break and Day Break as well as anything else I find review worthy as I catch up over the weekend.

Fox denies rumors that the OC is cancelled and The Loop has its order cut – Updated

November 28, 2006

Update: OC has now been officially cancelled despite what this article said a couple of months ago.  Click here to see my updated posting.

Now here’s my original post:

TV Guide has an article today with Fox refuting rumors in a Montana paper that The OC has been cancelled.  Fox says that the show will complete its 16 episode order.

What does this say to me?  The show may finish out the short season but don’t expect The OC to be back next year.  I’ve actually enjoyed the show much more this season than either of the last 2.  I never really like the Marissa character and with her gone the show seems to have “found its funny” again.   Still, I don’t think it’s that bad if the show ends this year.  It’s had a good 4 season run and generally been a fun program to watch as a viewer but a show like this can’t go on forever.  Look how Dawson’s Creek and Beverly Hills 90210 went way past their primes.  My only hope is that the show gets notice that it won’t be coming back and the creators take advantage of that to wrap up the storylines in a way that the show and viewers deserve.

Other news has Fox cutting The Loop’s order from 13 to 10 with the explanation that there are other shows that Fox wants to air.  I guess after such a lackluster fall season the network needs to spread out its risk by launching a few shows.  Either that or we’re going to be seeing all American Idol, all the time.  I’m disappointed in The Loop getting a lesser order.  It really grew on me last year and had me laughing consistently throughout every episode.  10 episodes are better than none though.

Daily TV Viewing – Tuesday November 28, 2006

November 28, 2006

I’m going to be out again tonight but here’s what I would be watching:

8:00 – 9:00 Friday Night Lights (NBC)

9:00 – 10:00 Veronica Mars (CW)

10:00 – 11:00 Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

I’ll be recording:Gilmore Girls (CW), Big Day (ABC), Boston Legal (ABC).

Daily TV Viewing – Monday November 27, 2006

November 27, 2006

I’m actually out the next few days but here’s what I would be watching if I was home:

8:00 – 9:00 Prison Break (Fox)

9:00 – 10:00 Heroes (NBC)

10:00 – 11:00 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC)

11:00 – 11:30  How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

More Information on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 – The Comic Book

November 26, 2006

Joss Whedon was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly and highlighted some of his plans for the new Buffy comic book coming out in March.  Some of the highlights from the article:

  • It will be a 25-30 issue saga with Whedon writing the first 4 issue arc and other writers under his oversight will continue.
  •  There are pictures so make sure to keep clicking Continue at the bottom of the article
  • His plan to have TV movies with the Buffy characters is now officially dead.
  • The comic picks up after season 7 with Buffy out of the country and training the next generation of slayers who were activated at the end of the final episode.
  • Time will have passed and we will get to see where the rest of the Scooby gang are.

Check out the article and make sure to buy the comic if you’re a fan.

Daily TV Viewing – Sunday November 26, 2006

November 26, 2006

Tonight I’ll be watching:

8:00 – 8:30 The Simpsons (Fox)

9:00 – 10:00 Desperate Housewives (ABC)

10:00 – 11:00 Boston Legal (ABC)

I’ll be recording The Wire (TMN/ HBO)

It Looks Like The Nine is Cancelled

November 26, 2006

Effective immediately it looks like ABC has cancelled The Nine.  I’m a few weeks behind on the show and actually was waiting to see if ABC picked it up before catching up.  This is one of those cases where I didn’t think no news was good news.

Personally I liked the show.  It had great actors and an interesting premise although I did think the narrative was moving a little too slowly.  My one concern with the show was I didn’t see how it would have legs beyond a single season.  There was no way for the central mystery of what happened in the bank to be drawn out beyond a year and I’m not sure following the characters for too much longer after that was going to be sufficiently compelling.

It’s too bad though.  Another risky serial show cancelled while unoriginal shows like Criminal Minds and the rest of the CBS lineup thrive in the ratings.  Fortunately I don’t think this will discourage ABC from taking risks with its programming next season given its success with Lost, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, etc.

Daily TV Viewing – Thursday November 23, 2006

November 24, 2006

First let me wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving.  Surprisingly enough there is actually new TV tonight so here’s what I’m watching:

9:00 -10:00 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

10:00 – 11:00 ER (NBC)

That’s pretty much it.  I was out last night so I’m also going to catch up on Wednesday’s TV like Jericho and Daybreak.