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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jim Jeffries Punched

Leno Show Gets Format

Finally, the answer to the biggest question in TV broadcasting: "What's the format for the new Jay Leno show?"

NBC will be using their infamous show "Pink Lady and Jeff" as the new format.

"Pink Lady and Jay" will launch on September 14th.
"Now that Leno left, on his own, with no prompting, just left the Tonight Show," said one exec who asked to left unnamed and slightly miss quoted, "We needed to give him something new. So we did what we've been doing for the past three years, given him something old."

Yes, NBC has decided to re-use an old format. "NBC was once known for it's variety shows," continued the sweaty exec, "And then our dramas and then our sitcoms and after successfully killing that golden goose, we are ready for a come back. At a modest price."

"We've recently remade shows like Bionic Woman, American Gladiator, Knight Rider and others with mixed results," continued the chatty exec, "By mixed I mean some died right away, others took a second."

Leno has been quoted, "Aw shit. Really? Ok. Yes. Fine. Ok."

"Pink Lady and Jeff" is owned by Ben Silverman who said he had no idea he owned that property when he green lit it.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

TOLDJA!

Nikki Finke seems to be running out of things to write about. Typically her "TOLDJA" feature on her column is filled with real Hollywood insight. Today she seems to be reaching at straws.

From Deadlinehollywooddailycandycougarmelloncamp.com:
Pet Shop Boys are gay!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bro Mitzvah

Thanks to Youtube good bits don't have to go unnoticed. A very funny video for a talk show pilot can now see the light of day, even if the show will not. Enjoy...

Friday, June 05, 2009

Casting

Casting Call: NBC Universal began its national search for funny comics with diverse backgrounds for its sixth annual Stand-Up for Diversity. Casting calls will take place in four cities beginning June 28 in Miami, followed by New York, Atlanta and San Diego with the final showcase slated for Los Angeles in early December. Anthony Anderson (NBC's Law & Order) will be the celebrity spokesperson for the 2009 tour. The winner will receive a talent holding deal with NBCU in addition to other prizes. Information on the open casting calls can be found at www.standupnbc.com or www.diversecitynbc.com .

From Cynopsis.com

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Stay Classy FOX!

Academy screeners have gone out. One in a while during the episode a disclaimer will flash letting you know that this is a screener and to remind people to vote. They should pick better spots.