Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

TV Junkie: Wednesday

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Shark Week continues and as LAist has already reported, "American Idol" man-bimbo Ryan Seacrest was bitten by a shark (non-fatally unfortunately). What other dubious celebrities could we send to appropriately infested waters?

Word has it that since NBC's summer offerings have not done so well, NBC co-chairman of Entertainment (sounds like a position on a Caribbean cruise ship), Ben Silverman, might be out of a job this fall. Evidently the summer lineup, heavy with cheap reality shows ("Baby Borrowers", "Celebrity Circus", "Nashville Star", etc.) and dreck like "Celebrity Family Feud" isn't agreeing with viewers.While the TV Junkie enjoys "Last Comic Standing" and is looking forward to NBC's broadcast of the Summer Olympics, the prospect of a fall lineup that includes "Lipstick Jungle", "My Own Worst Enemy", and "Knight Rider" isn't that appetizing. It also makes one question why GE is still involved in TV.