TV Junkie: More 'Sons of Anarchy' in the News; PBS Still Wants KCET
Yesterday we wrote about the "Sons of Anarchy" panel at FX's Television Critics Association summer sessions and we included a couple choice quotes from actor Ron Perlman. It turns out the actor is vying for a seat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild as part of a movement to unite SAG and AFTRA as the different agreements between producers and the unions can frequently (allegedly) put actors at a disadvantage. Good luck Ron - we'd love to see you on the board!
The LA Times reports that PBS wants KCET to stay part of their family and stay a separate entity from other area stations. KCET has had to lay off employees as well as cut back on broadcasts of locally produced programming they say because of a nearly $7 million annual payment to PBS. Who will blink first?
Tony Robbins' reality show, "Breakthrough With Tony Robbins", has been pulled from NBC after just two airings. We're just fine with that as it was yet another one of those personality-driven reality programs that shouldn't have received airtime on a major network in the first place. It would be great if CBS and the other networks would pull more of their weak reality offerings from primetime as well but more people need to stop watching garbage that is bad for them.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Air Jaws II: Even Higher" (SHARK WEEK!), "The Fabulous Beekman Boys", "Man Shops Globe", "Tosh.0", "Chelsea Lately", Leno (Gordon Ramsay, Sofýa Vergara), Fallon (Will Ferrell, Tim DeKay)