Saturday, December 29, 2007
" There’s no denying fan power. Last year, post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho was pulled off the air after its first season. However, the network responsible for this had to rethink its decision after viewers made their demands known. These die-hard fans decided to do more than create “Save Jericho” websites and send e-mails to the network; they started a campaign that saw boxes containing nuts arriving at CBS’ corporate offices (the relevance of the nuts is revealed at the end of Jericho’s first season).
As a result, the series was renewed for eight episodes, which will start airing in the United States in February 2008."
"Late-night TV comedian David Letterman has reached a deal with the union representing striking screenwriters that will let his show return to the air next week with his writing staff, the union said on Friday.
Letterman, who has kept his CBS "Late Show" off the air and in reruns since November 5 in support of the striking writers, has said he wanted to return with fresh broadcasts on January 2 if his production company, WorldWide Pants, could reach agreement to do so with the Writers Guild of America."
Friday, December 28, 2007
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"European Television Worries Over U.S. TV Shortfall
European television executives are fretting about the slim season in store for them from the U.S. in 2008 due to the writers strike, Daily Variety reports.
U.S. dramas are big business for European channels, and a limited season has execs looking over contingency plans, such as buying stop-gap programming from outside the United States, the newspaper reports."
Thursday, December 27, 2007
"The late 60s action series, The Mod Squad, changed television. It introduced the premise of young looking cops going undercover to take on crimes from the inside. It also challenged conservative mores and social taboos. Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III, and Michael Cole formed one of television’s first multiracial circle of friends. Abandoned by their parents, shunned by society, these three kids rebuilt their lives as police officers."
The Wait Is Almost Over
"The NFL has arranged with broadcast television partners NBC and CBS for an unprecedented three-way national simulcast of the NFL Network telecast of Saturday night's New England Patriots at New York Giants game when the Patriots will try to become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in a regular season, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today."
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
"Jericho Season 1 from Inkworks.....This 72 card card set captures the exciting first season of Jericho. Enjoy cards detailing the first season stories lines, characters, and behind the scenes action. Add in great inserts, autographs, pieceworks and autographed pieceworks with a great storyline and you get a great set of cards!!!"
"The WGA strike will cost the regional economy $220 million in damage each month it continues, a regional economic group projected Wednesday.
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. forecast was 10% higher than the group's previous projection of just a month ago (HR 11/21). To date, the seven-week strike has cost the regional economy $342.7 million in lost wages and ripple effects on such businesses as restaurants, hotels and personal-service firms, the LAEDC said."