TV Junkie: Boston NBC Affiliate Says 'No' to New Leno Show
Is a Boston affiliate's refusal to carry Jay Leno's 10pm talk show the first chink in NBC's plans to keep Leno out of the marketplace? NBC immediately began saber-rattling but is that enough to keep everyone in line? WHDH Channel 7 in Boston is electing to broadcast an hour of in-depth local news as a substitute for Leno in a bet that neighborhood interests will trump even more celebrity interviews from LA. There is some research on viewing habits, as well as increased revenues for local broadcasters that may well support WHDH's gamble. The questions is, will they still be an NBC affiliate when this is over.
Slumdog Millionaire star, Anil Kapoor, will join FOX's "24" in the upcoming 8th season.
News from Renewaland: Showtime is continuing with "United States of Tara", "Weeds", "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "Californication," "Dexter" and "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union."
MyDamnChannel.com is bringing back the underground "mockumentary" "Pilot Season". The original stars, Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder (lots of Ss!), will be returning along with David Cross, Isla Fisher, and Andy Dick. For an preview check this out, and stay tuned for the airings starting on April 20th.
Unless you are a basketball or baseball fan, this weekend's options are kind of slim - feel free to sift through our picks - what are you going to watch? If it's not on our list, let us know and we'll talk about it.The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - This Sporting Life, "The Soup", Fallon. Saturday - NCAA Basketball Championships, Graham Norton. Sunday - "Who Was Jesus?", "Nature", "Breaking Bad"