TV Junkie: Thursday
Tomorrow the 10 day countdown of the SAG contract expiration begins. Reuters reports that the TV studios are already bracing for a strike even though the SAG has yet to vote to strike. Some TV shows have 2 or 3 shows for the upcoming season in the bag already but most do not. Even if the SAG chooses not to strike, because there is no contract signed as of today, there will be some effect on production which means the doldrums of summer will linger into fall to some point.
8:30pm Last Comic Standing NBC - Lonny Ross and Keith Powell scout for talent at a special audition in Miami for international comics.
9:00pm Sayonara TCM - (1957) An American jet ace has a poignant affair with the star performer of a famed Japanese acting company. With Marlon Brando, Red Buttons, Miiko Taka, Ricardo Montalban, and James Garner.