Thursday, February 28, 2008


NBC comedy Scrubs is moving to ABC for its new season. So it's not over yet, folks.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I Got Dicked.

As in Andy Dicked. He had a meeting in the CC office today. I just happened to be filling in the assistant position on the desk of the main contact person, so it's my job to go see to it that everyone gets ushered into the correct meeting room, ask if they'd like anything to drink. Well, the man's 30 minutes late, calls up on his way in the elevator. Turns out, he's got a camera crew with him and wants to mike Gary (m'boss). So I'm thinking...OK, that's fine, we'll see you when you get up here.

So I get the call. Andy Dick is here, finally. So I go out there and BAM. Camera in my face as soon as I walk out the door. I'm totally taken aback by this, because I wasn't expecting a CIRCUS. But there are two cameras, each with their own mini-crew (that's like, 6 people each or some ridiculousness), three people in Andy's entourage, and four people camping out in the hall. So I go over to find out which conference room we're in, Camera goes back to defcon1, holding pattern. But it's LOUD. There are like 12 people in our tiny waiting room. So I'm standing up there, and say..."Um, Hi? Hello people?"

ZOOM. Cameras at defcon5!

So I start herding the cats, Andy's channeling his diva persona (because from what I understand he's a pretty cool guy when there aren't cameras on). Sits down. He wants a water 'room temperature.' This is totally planned. Fat hanger-on wants a diet coke. Cool, I can do this. I slip out a grab a couple of waters and a coke. Fat Hanger-on doesn't want a WARM diet coke. He starts complaining. I'm just vague and say I can look for a cold one (even though I KNOW that we only have a regular cold coke). He asks me if I drink soda warm. I said, of the soda I drink, sure. He looks at me like I'm making this up and asks me what kind of soda I drink. Well, that's obvious. Cheerwine. He's dumbfounded, going...What the heck's cheerwine? Well, for anyone who has ever HAD Cheerwine, cheewine is simply Cheerwine. You either know it or you don't. (If you don't, sucks to be you.) And I wasn't inclined to explain the intricacies of Cheerwine. I simply told him No, it's not 'wine' (We're discussing SODA here buddy) and said I'd look into a cool beverage (after Andy decided he wanted the warm diet coke, go figure.) So I made my escape, signed a release, and let everyone else suffer through the pitch.

Reality TV sucks.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Peace Out Strike

Aight, so the strike's over. w00t! But it still begs the question...what does that mean? Well.

$2 billion dollars lost on the LA area alone.
Movies delayed. Star Trek has been pushed back to 2009; others have suffered as well, you can find a complete list if you Google the topic.
TV shows are coming back...kind of. Maybe. Not all of them. Which ones, you might ask. Well. You can find the complete list here. As for the ones I care about...

Season 7 postponed until January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Battlestar Galactica
Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in the spring. Airdate info is TBD.

Four pre-strike episodes are scheduled to begin airing April 14. Expected to shoot 2 additional episodes. Airdate for those is TBD.

Burn Notice
Production on Season 2 expected to get under way in late April. New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money
No new episodes until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

Grey's Anatomy
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May

No new episodes expected until fall.

Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to air in April/May.

Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

The Office
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Five pre-strike episodes remain and will begin airing on April 10. Up to four additional episodes may be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Ugly Betty
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


The writer's strike is...ALMOST OVER. We hope.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Headline Variety

"A settlement of the WGA strike appears imminent, but members of the postproduction industry are worried that it's already be too late to repair irreparable harm."
--Variety headline


(Though, the rumors are by the end of the week, we'll be back in business.)