TV Junkie: NBC Pits 'Loser' vs. 'Lost'; Poor Jay on Oprah; TV Writers' Settlement
NBC is going to put "The Biggest Loser" against ABC's "Lost" when it premieres next week. Are they not going head-to-head with a drama because they have nothing to compete with?
We'll be watching Oprah late tonight (1:05am, ABC) to see how Jay Leno spins his re-take of "The Tonight Show". The promos show a very hangdog Leno saying that he really had nothing to do with it. We've also heard via Twitter that Leno felt "suckerpunched" by Jimmy Kimmel when Kimmel appeared on his show - who invited who here? Kimmel has always been vocal in his feelings about Leno both before and after this debacle. Aw jeez Jay, everyone should feel so sorry for you.
Showtime gave Peter Facinelli a Flipcam to make video diaries on the set of "Nurse Jackie" - see the results in the clips at the end of this post. "Nurse Jackie" resumes on Showtime on March 22nd at 10pm. [See the pics of Edie Falco we took at the SAGs]
We got word of the particulars in the TV Writers' Settlement against pretty much every network and production company out there. Even thought the accused parties aren't admitting fault, they will still be coughing up $70 million to settle. Here's the opportunity for them to rethink their strategy a bit: the United States has an aging population that is going to want entertainment created and produced by a peer group that shares their experiences and worldview - its an opportunity to create great TV for a very worthy (and wealthy) audience, hire writers over 40 and hire lots of them.
The TV Junkie Plan: @AOTS, "Bones", "Fringe", "Archer", "Chelsea Lately", Kimmel, Oprah.