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TV Junkie: Super Bowl to Get Movie Ads
There's only three weeks to go until the Super Bowl and NBC still has to sell some ads so they're looking to the movie studios to fill up the remaining (10%) of slots. So what we're saying is that at least 1 out of 10 ads will be for a movie, with all the ads adding up to over $200 million for NBC.
Did anyone watch the 2-part "24" premiere? What'd you think?
Kind of a slow night, you got what's in the plan (below), "American Idol", or the horrors of stuff like "Real Housewives of Orange County" (pictured above). Primetime movie choices on TCM, HBO, etc. have been abysmal lately.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Dirty Jobs", "Nip/Tuck", Leno (Mickey Rourke), Kimmel (Malcolm Gladwell)
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The audition process begins, as hopefuls perform for the judges and advance to the Hollywood Round.
8:00pm Kyle XY ABC Family - Season Premiere
8:00pm 90210 The CW - Ethan and Annie sneak off to Tabitha's house in Palm Springs for some time alone; Adrianna tells Naomi about her secret.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike travels to California to help plug an abandoned mineshaft.
9:00pm The Big Chill TCM - (1983) Dear Baby Boomers, your movie is on.
10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Christian and Liz grow closer when she cares for him after his chemotherapy makes him ill; Sean reconnects with his broken family.
10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Vicki visits her family in Chicago; Gretchen takes care of her fiance; Tamra takes an etiquette class.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Mickey Rourke; actress Toni Collette; John Legend performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Kiefer Sutherland; writer Malcolm Gladwell; David Cook performs.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.