TV Junkie: Network TV 'Ain't Broke' But They're Doing Their Darndest
CBS head honcho, Les Moonves, says that the network TV model of programming and advertising "ain't broke" despite reports to the contrary as well as the evidence of the past decade. Moonves was confident in the easy bet that "CSI: Miami" will beat Jay Leno's new 10pm show on Monday night, he didn't offer much additional perspective on the 3 1/2 hours of nightly talk shows that NBC is planning in 2009.
Dear Les, if that's true then why didn't a single Big Three TV drama get nominated for the Golden Globes? We understand that there's a difference between making good money and making good television, but surely NBC or its brethren could have come up with something original and interesting enough to deserve a nomination. Not in 2008 evidently.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Dragon's Den", "The Office", "30 Rock", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "The Daily Show", Colber(t), Leno (the Cure!!), Conan
8:00pm Dragon's Den BBC America - Business owners who won investments in the past are back.
9:00pm The Office NBC - Xmas Special. Meredith's hair catches fire during a Moroccan Christmas.
9:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - More holiday gadget gifts for less than $200
9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Xmas Special
10:00pm The Eleventh Hour CBS - When co-eds on spring break contract a flesh-eating bacteria, Jacob (Rufus Sewell) investigates.
10:30pm The Sarah Silverman Program Comedy Central - Season Finale. Sarah gets engaged to her dog.
11:00pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Philip Seymour Hoffman [Last new show until '09]
11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) Comedy Central - Michael Phelps. [Last new show until '09]
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Tom Cruise; comic Frank Caliendo; the Cure performs.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); Bon Iver performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Bill Hader; Tony Bennett performs.
Pic of Meredith from "The Office" via NBC.com