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TV Junkie: 'Fringe' With Tweets; Hollywood Hoping for Leno Nosedive

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Hollywood not happy with "cost-saving" aspects of new Leno show. Nice flag pin Jay.

Hollywood not happy with "cost-saving" aspects of new Leno show. Nice flag pin Jay.
Labor Day Weekend EditionDid anyone watch the "Fringe" re-run on FOX last night? What did you think of the network running (censored/screened) live Tweets during the broadcast? Was it interesting/compelling or tacked-on/wanna-be Web 3.0?
Looks like we're not the only ones PO'd with the new Jay Leno show. Eliminating five hours a week of (potentially) scripted programming never seemed like a good idea to us because within that five hours, an actual good show might have surfaced. It turns out most of Hollywood is hoping Leno flops because eliminating scripted shows means a lot of script-writers, grips, actors, directors, PR people, etc. will not be working. One of the up-and-coming premium or cable networks (Starz, USA, etc.) should have been the destination for Leno, not the majors.
Today the Wall Street Journal took a look at the new Fall TV offerings without casting much of a critical eye but it did remind us of a few shows to avoid.
It's Labor Day weekend folks and even the TV seems to be taking a break (there's virtually nothing on Saturday). We're going to give the eyeballs a break as the new Fall season is right around the corner.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Jonathan Ross, "The Soup", Letterman, Fallon. Saturday - [nothing]. Sunday - "Big Brother", "Masterpiece Mystery". Monday - "Top Gear", "History Detectives", Ferguson.


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9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - James May; Dame Vivienne Westwood; Rufus Wainwright; Paolo Nutini

10:00pm The Soup E! - More from Joel and the crew!

10:00pm SuperNews Current - The Real Divas of SuperNews

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Neil Patrick Harris; comic Steve Mazan; Edward Sharpe & the Musical Zeros perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Jennifer Connelly.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Gerard Butler; interior designer Nate Berkus; Maxwell performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Radha Mitchell; actor D.J. Qualls.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Sports announcer Bob Costas; actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler; Pet Shop Boys perform.


Enjoy Labor Day Weekend.

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8:00pm Big Brother 11 CBS - The nomination ceremony is held.

8:00pm Merlin NBC - Season Finale

9:00pm America's Best Dance Crew MTV - It's Dance Craze Challenge time

9:00pm Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series II PBS/KCET - Consequences of the investigation into the murder of a prominent don hit Lewis close to home.

10:00pm P. Diddy's Starmaker MTV - Hey Diddy, you gonna be at the VMAs? Come say hi to us there


All Day Dirty Jobs Marathon Discovery - Get it? Jobs, Labor....

8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Search for a mid-engined Italian supercar for under 10,000 pounds; Pagani Zonda F; record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.

8:00pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager ABC Family - Season Finale

9:00pm History Detectives PBS/KCET - Civil War Bridge; Scottsboro Boys Stamp; Duke Ellington Plates

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Juliette Lewis; actor Alex O'Loughlin.