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TV Junkie: SAG Guy Steps Down; ABC vs. NBC Thursdays; 'Trust Me'?

"Fringe" on FOX
"Fringe" on FOX
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Looks like the national executive director of the Screen Actors Guild, Doug Allen, has had to step down because of the strike, or lack thereof, and a deal with producers, or lack thereof.Watch out NBC, ABC is targeting Thursdays with a rock block(TM?) of comedy, starting at the end of March. They will be premiering several new shows as well as shifting "Samantha Who?" from Mondays to Thursdays - "Ugly Betty" will go on hiatus for a while as well.

Other than "Idol" (which we don't watch, sorry), any other suggestions for tonight? The TV schedule looks kind of empty. The weirdos at "Fringe" are back, we're giving them a a chance, as well as the weirdos at "Nip/Tuck", who need to get off the march of death that they've been on this season - bring the fun back, guys.

Does anyone have any feelings about TNT's "Trust Me" which premiered last night? Because of the principal cast members, it had every indication of being a comedy, and there are comedic moments, but the overarching drama seemed to interfere with the natural flow of these great performers. That was just the premiere though, perhaps things will settle in subsequent episodes.

And why, oh why, are networks returning to thickly layering soundtracks over the spoken audio, the strummed guitar soundtrack on "Trust Me" needs to back it off a bit. This also seems to be happening on "24", "30 Rock", and even other shows that don't have numbers in their titles.

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The TV Junkie Plan: "Fringe", "Nip/Tuck" (please be funny this time), "10 Items or Less", Letterman