TV Junkie: Friday Nights Are Back on Network Radar; 'Southland' Season Finale
According to this story on The Hollywood Reporter, finally Friday nights are getting a second look by the networks. As a kid of the '70s and '80s, we remember Friday nights being a big deal only to see the night turn into reruns sometime in the '90s. We don't really see a lot of value in "Ghost Whisperer" and "Medium" and neither do viewers as the ratings for those shows have been trending lower.We've watched Syfy take a sizeable chunk of Friday nights over the last few years, what with "Battlestar Galactica" and a host of other shows. Starting this January, the premium network Starz, has been scoring big with "Spartacus: Blood & Sand", not because it's an amazingly written and performed artwork, but because there is hardly anything else on Friday nights (ok, we'll grant USA network props for "Monk" and "White Collar"). This is a wide-open opportunity and we hope it results in some decent shows and that the networks stick with quality.
Please check out our interview with "Southland" star Ben McKenzie and please check out the season finale tonight at 10pm on TNT. We hope that TNT brings back this excellent series, if you are a fan, let them know.
Former "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan is suing NBC and series creator, Marc Cherry, for an alleged September 2008 assault. Sheridan, whose character was written off the show in April 2009, wants $20 million - don't we all?
Since there is nothing interesting or exciting about a Tiger Woods press conference, he doesn't say anything and the press that show up don't ask him anything relevant, why the hell are they still making it onto television? Dear News Directors, please stop covering these Boresville-Snoresville events, they are almost as boring as golf itself.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "NOVA", "Lost", "Southland", "Chelsea Lately" (Ed Asner!!), Letterman (Steve Carrell), Ferguson (Mindy Kaling, Dom Irrera)