[TV orNotTV] Variety exclusive on SCG departure

2014-04-28 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Courtesy of the Robot Skeleton Army News website: https://variety.com/2014/tv/news/craig-ferguson-i-wanted-to-leave-the-show-before-i-stopped-enjoying-it-exclusive-1201166239/ The URL hints at it, but apparently Dave stole Craig's thunder, and he's sticking around longer than he had planned.

Re: [TV orNotTV] News about an across-the-pond newsreader...

2014-04-30 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I desperately want him to race, and beat, Clarkson on the Top Gear. David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:08 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] News about an

Re: [TV orNotTV] News about an across-the-pond newsreader...

2014-04-30 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Neil Patrick Harris, once they take Hedwig to the West End David From: John Edwards jedward...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:19 PM Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] News about an across-the-pond

Re: [TV orNotTV] Netflix in Bed with Cable?

2014-05-01 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I don't have an answer for you, but the recent Netflix deals with cable companies for streaming bandwidth make me think you hypothesis deserves some investigation. David Sent from my iPad On May 1, 2014, at 9:51 PM, PGage pga...@gmail.com wrote: I noticed a month ago or so that 24, which

Re: [TV orNotTV] follow-up: Pioneers of Television

2014-05-05 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
It could be months.  I'm basing that on how long of a gap there was between broadcasting the last two episodes of one of the James May travel/drinking programs.  However, that was the rebroadcast of a program from the mothership.  This is an original (or at least I think it's original) BBC

Re: [TV orNotTV] Triumph the Insult Comic Dog gets his own series with Kenneth the Page

2014-05-09 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I am a fan of their previous collaboration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zPlnhymCU (The two visited Chicago's colorful Weiner Circle when Conan took the TBS show there for a week of programs).  I'll at least watch the first episode. David From: Kevin M.

Re: [TV orNotTV] Who is Dick Trickle?

2014-05-12 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Certainly possible, though I don't know if Patrick would want to leave Connecticut or go the bi-coastal route for tapings on the mothership. Another possibility (not mutually exclusive) is that if Sports J! takes off (BTW it has the worst promo spots during the mothership), other niche editions

[TV orNotTV] Trebek speaks for the equivalent of a year of shows

2014-05-16 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Out today for the second half of the Tournament of the Decades Final, Alex Trebek sits down with former Celebrity Jeopardy! contestant Chris Hardwick on his Nerdist podcast. http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/nerdist-podcast-alex-trebek/ I haven't listened to it yet (I'll have the time this

Re: [TV orNotTV] The story of CNN's Science Correspondant

2014-05-17 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Part 2 should be available in the next few days.  Unfortunately, the recently FDA-approved robotic arm is not suited to O'Brien's recent amputation. David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent:

Re: [TV orNotTV] Pete Holmes canned

2014-05-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
An appreciation from a fan. http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/05/tbs-cancels-the-pete-holmes-show-one-of-the-most-interesting-in-late-night/371535/ I'm not as enamored with Holmes as the author is, but I appreciate the weirdness that cuts through his interviews (he probably sat down

Re: [TV orNotTV] Pete Holmes canned

2014-05-25 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I was at the taping for this particular episode (Allison Williams is the 'some actress' in question), and second Mark as to how the show handled it.  I don't recall there being a track on the clip when we saw it in studio. From: Mark Jeffries

Re: [TV orNotTV] Burton Starting Kickstarter Campaign for Online 'Reading Rainbow'

2014-05-28 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Six hours, over $400,000.  And there are still five spots (for $10K) to wear Geordi's VISOR. David From: Mark Jeffries spotligh...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:54 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Burton Starting

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Arsenio Gets Renewed

2014-05-31 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
It wouldn't be the first time a freshly cancelled host sat down with Dave.  Jon Stewart did so after he was cancelled.  That his show took over for Arsenio the first time is just a coincidence. David From: Diner bwayst...@gmail.com To:

[TV orNotTV] Chyler Leigh is....Jimmy Fallon?

2014-05-31 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Saw a promo for NBC's Taxi Brooklyn during the SNL rerun.  I did not know the first thing about the series, except to remember the highlight of Mr. Fallon's acting career - Taxi. Which apparently is the point...

Re: [TV orNotTV] Jeopardy story in the Washington Post

2014-06-02 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
What?  No mention of the earbuds?  (Apparently new this year) There were no hugs during my Saturday mid-day session.  And Maggie helped run my group (they were running two groups simultaneously). What was a bit weird for me is that two of the clues from my practice games were in tonight's

Re: [TV orNotTV] Clinton to Get Grilling on CNN June 17

2014-06-03 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
FWIW, Fallon cracked a pants suit joke when news broke of the future Clinton grandchild.  It didn't take. David From: Mark Jeffries spotligh...@gmail.com Subject: [TV orNotTV] Clinton to Get Grilling on CNN June 17 And what is it about baggers and

Re: [TV orNotTV] Maher to Do a Double for HBO in DC

2014-06-04 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
It's about half a mile, so a car and a clear path should do it. Sent from my iPad On Jun 4, 2014, at 5:14 PM, Mark Jeffries spotligh...@gmail.com wrote: According to the HBO press release, Bill will do his normal Real Time an hour earlier at 9 p.m. on Sept. 12 from the Sidney Harman Hall

Re: [TV orNotTV] OT: Calvin Hobbes

2014-06-06 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I didn't need additional reasons to pseudo-hate Pastis with the heat of a thousand raging stars.  It doesn't help that I didn't pick up on it, even though the notion would never have occurred to me. We're being cryptic, but the answer is (newly) out there if you want to look for it. David

Re: [TV orNotTV] OT: Calvin Hobbes

2014-06-07 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
GoComics seems to have withstood whatever early traffic spikes might have taken place. Michael Cavna, who hosted Pastis in town earlier this week, has perhaps the most detailed account not directly from anyone involved.  Link at the end of Brad's message, because the URL is spoilery. David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Morgan Seriously Hurt in Car Crash

2014-06-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
While the presence of Depp and Morgan likely prompted the most Why is he here? comments, Morgan was better than I expected him to be at that event. Yeah, it was underwhelming, given that the best material not performed by Rickles was from De Niro and Scorsese.  Spike doing this seemed way

Re: [TV orNotTV] WKRP Reunion

2014-06-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
This Facebook photo has all but one of the same folks in it, and the one's I didn't recognize are apparently directors from the show. https://www.facebook.com/PaleyCenter/photos/pb.6687752570.-220752.1402281531./10152897327702571/?type=1theater The one fellow in the Twitter photo, but not in

Re: [TV orNotTV] Reportedly on Amazon...

2014-06-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
YACS http://www.amazon.com/Seinfeld-The-Complete-Series/dp/B00EIJTLK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1402416578sr=8-1keywords=Seinfeld From: Bob Jersey bob.in.jer...@juno.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:04 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV]

Re: [TV orNotTV] 'Young One' Dies at 56

2014-06-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Craig has been taping more shows in advance of late, probably due to his press obligations for How To Train Your Dragon 2, opening on Friday.  I haven't seen Monday's show yet, so I don't know if it was taped pre-passing or not. I'm not up to speed on Craig's pre-LLS, but he comes from a

[TV orNotTV] Who Did Alex Succeed in the Guinness Book?

2014-06-13 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
During one of the breaks in tonight's Jeopardy!, Mr. Trebek was recognized by the Guinness Book as holding the record for most hosting appearances on a game show, with 6,829, as of tonight's (6/13) show. I am assuming, but have not been able to confirm, that Alex has taken the record from Bob

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Who Did Alex Succeed in the Guinness Book?

2014-06-14 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The record Alex was given was for one show, so Bob (and maybe even Bill) still has larger numbers for total episodes hosted. From: JW redbu...@gmail.com To: tvornottv tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:08 AM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Re:

Re: [TV orNotTV] Leno to receive Mark Twain Prize

2014-06-18 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Unless it's generally understood that Lorne owns NBC late night, and recognizing Leno sort of counts as continued fealty. From: Bob Jersey bob.in.jer...@juno.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:58 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Leno

[TV orNotTV] Can Netflix do a 'late-night' show?

2014-06-19 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The question posed, and answered in the negative, by this Vulture piece. http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/chelsea-handler-netflix-talk-show-bad-idea-or-no.html It revolves around a notion that a late-night talk show must be topical and timely, or it will fail.  The data point offered in support

Re: [TV orNotTV] Semi-OT: The Bugle podcast goes dark

2014-06-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
What is the production schedule for Last Week Tonight?  Will it take weeks-long breaks like Real Time (though the length of those breaks is much smaller than they used to be), or is the plan for something like the 40-ish weeks a year the TDS/TCR/@midnight programs do? David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Semi-OT: The Bugle podcast goes dark

2014-06-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
this year, and was expected to do more (44?) next year. Sorry I can't be more definite. jd On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 9:55 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: What is the production schedule for Last Week Tonight?  Will it take weeks-long breaks like Real Time

[TV orNotTV] For those watching Conan west of the Eastern time zone

2014-06-24 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Tonight's episode played out like a segment got cut.  The band came on early, and instead of replaying a few seconds of a comedy piece over the end credits, the replay ran for four minutes. If the internets are accurate, the missing bit may involve Conan reading emojis.    (example -

Re: [TV orNotTV] Supremes find against Aereo

2014-06-25 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
There is also a tendency, not limited to the courts, toward making as little new law or policy as possible.  This usually means new technologies are fed into policy or legal constructions made for older technology.  The squabbles over broadband are a decent example of this, with fights over how

[TV orNotTV] CiCGC hosting Seinfeld/Letterman Paley event

2014-06-28 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I don't know how long they'll have it up, but the site for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (fourth season airing now) is hosting the recent Paley event with Letterman and Seinfeld: http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/live-stream David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People!

Re: [TV orNotTV] Running of the Bulls to be shown LIVE!

2014-06-30 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Barring fatalities caught on camera, or no? David From: Mark Jeffries spotligh...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 1:33 PM Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] Running of the Bulls to be shown LIVE! And to be probably repeated

Re: [TV orNotTV] Supremes find against Aereo

2014-06-30 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Compounding the frustration was the appearance of the Court 'getting it' on the case where they ruled a warrant was necessary to search a cell phone, even if found during arrest. David From: M-D November mdnovem...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com

Re: [TV orNotTV] Sherlock is back

2014-07-02 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Does Elementary have *any* traction in the UK?  Even if the CBS Holmes procedural is at best 1/4 as good as the BBC Holmes event, my preferences have been inching further from the BBC program to the CBS one.  It's probably because while I can find more faults with the CBS edition (usually to

Re: [TV orNotTV] Sherlock is back

2014-07-02 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
at that point. Adam On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: Does Elementary have *any* traction in the UK?  Even if the CBS Holmes procedural is at best 1/4 as good as the BBC Holmes event, my preferences have been inching further from

Re: [TV orNotTV] Quickie Review: Reckless

2014-07-04 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Regressing to the Silk Stalkings mean? David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Friday, July 4, 2014 1:53 AM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Quickie Review: Reckless Any guys out there recall

Re: [TV orNotTV] Really, Seth?

2014-07-04 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Another approach would be to do something, anything about CBS's own 12:30 show.  Six months may be too long for CBS to wait if they want to draw people away from Seth.  Or maybe the Late Late Show is still too cheap for CBS to care too much. While I don't think it counters the main conclusion

Re: [TV orNotTV] Really, Seth?

2014-07-04 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
They may time it with March Madness, but if CBS auditions replacements for Craig on air (like they did to replace previous Craig), they may not have someone until then. If CBS opts to keep 12:30 on the cheap, I think on-air auditions a reasonable possibility.  And unlike 10 years ago, it will

Re: [TV orNotTV] Rosie could return to View: TMZ

2014-07-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The former half-a-term governor recently said it was time to impeach the current President, which suggests that whatever negotiations are in progress may soon end. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/08/Exclusive-Sarah-Palin-Time-to-Impeach-President-Obama David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Rosie could return to View: TMZ

2014-07-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
] Rosie could return to View: TMZ If I was placed in charge of the series, I'd try to skew younger and to find less divisive yet still interesting women. Meghan McCain, Nicole Lapin, Soledad O'Brien all leap to mind.  On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv

[TV orNotTV] Late night warm-ups commiserate

2014-07-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Current LLS warm-up (even he'd say he's not a real comedian), show writer, former Oprah guest, and man in the shark suit (on Shark After Dark) Bob Oschack sits down with his warm-up predecessor Chunky B on Chunky's podcast.  Its episode 26, available in audio and video formats.

[TV orNotTV] Letterman's taking more of a fancy to his musical guests

2014-07-09 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Esquire has this piece referencing examples from the last few months.  http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/david-letteman-bands I'm sure Donz could provide earlier examples, but Dave taking a shine to the band seemed to be a noticeable thing since at least 2010, with The Heavy and their

Re: [TV orNotTV] Lizzy Caplan on Dave?

2014-07-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Most any listing for this week had Caplan scheduled for last night's show.  She was bumped by Cher the last time she was scheduled to sit with Dave.  However, she was listed as a guest in the open that night, and she did appear the next night. In other Masters of Sex news, Michael Sheen was

Re: [TV orNotTV] Letterman's taking more of a fancy to his musical guests

2014-07-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
version of How You Like Me Now (where they showed the entire encore without the break). On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: Esquire has this piece referencing examples from the last few months.  http://www.esquire.com/blogs

[TV orNotTV] Fallon has the lowest percentage of guest talk

2014-07-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
This is according to a study by Steven Wizenburg, a communications professor.  The THR piece also covers the percentages for the other hour-long late night programs.  Most of them are several percentage points higher than Fallon with the conversation.

Re: [TV orNotTV] Fallon has the lowest percentage of guest talk

2014-07-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
about from this guy. From: 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:49 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Fallon has the lowest percentage of guest talk

Re: [TV orNotTV] Letterman's taking more of a fancy to his musical guests

2014-07-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The version Joe and I missed out on included the footage that took place during the commercial break, which isn't in this one. David From: Bob Jersey bob.in.jer...@juno.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:22 PM Subject: Re: [TV

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Fallon has the lowest percentage of guest talk

2014-07-13 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
From: PGage pga...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Fallon has the lowest percentage of guest talk One reason for the return to talk is that, while it might not be more entertaining than anything else, it is easier to maintain at a relatively

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Switch in Fox NFL crews

2014-07-15 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Local sportstalk in DC was speculating that the network wanted the younger Andrews because she was younger and had a bigger contract that needed justification. Again, speculation. David From: Michael mikethekn...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com

[TV orNotTV] If you're looking for an alternate title for Fallon's Tonight Show

2014-07-16 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
From the opening of Tuesday's edition of @midnight - Super Sloppy Celebrity Double Dare with Jimmy Fallon YMMV, but I chuckled for a few seconds. David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups TV or Not TV

Re: [TV orNotTV] A podcast commendation for Late Show fans

2014-07-16 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
But what did Paul have to say? From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:20 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] A podcast commendation for Late Show fans Love him or hate him, one of Gilbert Gottfried's podcast guest a few weeks back

Re: [TV orNotTV] Free backstage tour of the Conan studio...

2014-07-18 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Whatever you may think of the new album, Al is promoting Mandatory Fun in a very impressive fashion. The video for this tune is perhaps more impressive than this performance. David FWIW, my favorite so far is Sports Song, which premiered today on Funny or Die.

Re: [TV orNotTV] TNT Hands Out Renewals to 'Ship', 'Skies', 'Crimes'

2014-07-19 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
While Blackbeard is the lead, the program is called Crossbones.  Don't know why. David From: M-D November mdnovem...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:54 PM Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] TNT Hands Out Renewals to 'Ship',

Re: [TV orNotTV] The Psychology of Star Trek

2014-07-20 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
1. TOS - The Naked TIme teases out some of the underlying characteristics of Spock, Kirk and their relationship. TNG - While it's tough to find an episode (of either show) that hits all the main characters, The Enemy from Season 3 gets deep into Picard, Worf, Dr. Crusher and LaForge. FWIW,

Re: [TV orNotTV] Free backstage tour of the Conan studio...

2014-07-21 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
and individuals who also want the attention (and to host meme media), getting them to do the bulk of the work (and in many cases foot the bill). Nice to see somebody using new media to its fullest (for now) potential.  On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv

[TV orNotTV] Too bad it was a one-off

2014-07-21 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
This likely depends on whether you tolerate the song MacArthur Park but I wouldn't mind Will Lee singing this on an annual basis comparable to Darlene Love's Christmas visits. David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the

Re: [TV orNotTV] Late Show to continue broadcasting from New York, Ed Sullivan Theater

2014-07-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
This week hasn't been the first set of reminders, just the most explicit.  The show has been running a countdown in the open for a few weeks.  Unless there's some other reason, Stephen has been jumping over the number of shows left since there was about 98 left. David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Late Show to continue broadcasting from New York, Ed Sullivan Theater

2014-07-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
. From: PGage pga...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:53 PM Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] Late Show to continue broadcasting from New York, Ed Sullivan Theater On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:44 PM, 'David Bruggeman

Re: [TV orNotTV] Late Show to continue broadcasting from New York, Ed Sullivan Theater

2014-07-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:44 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: This week hasn't been the first set of reminders, just the most explicit.  The show has been running a countdown in the open for a few weeks.  Unless there's some other reason, Stephen has been jumping over

[TV orNotTV] Le King rehashes CFerg's departure

2014-07-25 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
One of the Esquire staff has watched Craig Ferguson's recent appearance on Larry King's show and includes clips focused on his pending departure, which he maintains was in the works pre-Letterman departure.  (Yeah, I'm biased, but I'm inclined to give Craig the benefit of the doubt on this.)

Re: [TV orNotTV] Bristology: Stephen A needed to regret

2014-07-25 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Had Smith followed even a little bit of what Beadle has been saying on the Tweets about this topic before today, maybe he wouldn't have been so surprised. Keith O. may weigh in, unless he thinks last night covered it well enough. 

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: The Psychology of Star Trek

2014-07-27 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I consider Memory Alpha - named after the Federation Archive attacked in The Lights of Zetar - the Star Trek equivalent of Wookiepedia or other major franchise Wikis.  If you want a more officially authoritative source, I'd recommend the Star Trek Encyclopedia (Michael and Denise Okuda), The

[TV orNotTV] Top Gear swap

2014-07-28 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The Best of Australia episode premieres tonight in the States.  Based on previews it would appear that BBC Health and Safety is less discriminating when non-British presenters are involved.  Regardless, I now *really* want the USA presenters to butt heads with the English crew.  The cheating

Re: [TV orNotTV] perhaps I'm the last to know this

2014-07-30 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I'm not surprised by this, but I did not know it.  In my head I assumed they were cut post-rehearsal and pre-taping. Any 'extended' stuff I've seen from TDS or TCR has been in segment form.  An exception would be for some episodes of TDS I watched on the Comedy Central website.  If there's an

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: NBC Casts Williams as 'Peter Pan'

2014-07-31 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Dad was, well, a Dad about it last night. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/brian-williams-allison-williams David From: M-D November mdnovem...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:52 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] Re: NBC

[TV orNotTV] Blast from the past on tonight's Late, Late Show (No Spoilers)

2014-08-01 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
'Twas hinted at on the Twitter yesterday, but an 'old friend' chats with Craig during the open tonight. David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups TV or Not TV group. To post to this group, send email to

Re: [TV orNotTV] James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson

2014-08-05 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Nothing official from CBS as yet. For those not familiar, I think he has some of the physical presence of Andy Richter.  I have no idea what kind of an interviewer he might be, but he can carry the comedy expectations for this kind of show.  He certainly has more energy than Seth Meyers, which

Re: [TV orNotTV] James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson

2014-08-05 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
, Aug 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: Nothing official from CBS as yet. For those not familiar, I think he has some of the physical presence of Andy Richter.  I have no idea what kind of an interviewer he might be, but he can carry

Re: [TV orNotTV] James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson

2014-08-05 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
though. Not his finest moment. The interesting question is how much else of this would he be able to do while also appearing on a nightly chat show? Adam On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com wrote: Nothing official from CBS as yet

Re: [TV orNotTV] Another ESPNer gets time off

2014-08-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Well, he did turn over his Baseball HOF ballot to Deadspin. http://deadspin.com/revealed-the-hall-of-fame-voter-who-turned-his-ballot-1496558341 David From: PGage pga...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Friday, August

[TV orNotTV] CBS musing about selling shows directly to streaming sites

2014-08-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
As the article notes, it's not the first time Les has suggested the Tiffany Network would produce an original for a streaming service. http://recode.net/2014/08/08/coming-to-the-internet-shows-from-cbs-that-you-wont-see-on-cbs/ Just speculation on my part, but I can see some early cancellations

Re: [TV orNotTV] The Knick

2014-08-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I'll vouch for the surgical scene(s).  I'm presuming there were multiple, because I just couldn't finish the first one (if it wasn't a c-section, it was whatever was done before). My cable provider has a free preview of Cinemax through tonight.  I'd wager that The Knick is probably on at least

Re: [TV orNotTV] Semi-NotTV: Car Racing Death

2014-08-11 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I think Stewart's past aggressive action on and off the track provides him with less of a benefit of the doubt in this instance compared to other drivers. A related issue might be whether NASCAR will continue to permit Cup drivers to race in these events.   I thought NASCAR might have stepped

[TV orNotTV] Tonight's Ferguson repeat

2014-08-11 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
For some reason, Previously Recorded was inserted on the bottom of the screen when Craig came out for the monologue.  Don't know if that is just for my local market or not, but it is certainly out of the ordinary.. David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this

Re: [TV orNotTV] Tonight's Ferguson repeat

2014-08-12 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
From what I can tell (Sue's listings plus a couple of additional sources), Craig is off for at least two weeks, and may not be back until after Labor Day.  TDS, TCR, and Kimmel are off two weeks.  I have no idea whether Dave is back next week or later. Ferguson has taken to the Twitter about

[TV orNotTV] Maron and Williams

2014-08-12 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Marc Maron reposted his interview with Williams for WTF, done back in 2010.  (He's done this before when an interview subject has passed)  It was discussed briefly here when it was released, but as part of a discussion around joke stealing and Carlos Mencia, so we didn't dig deep into it beyond

Re: [TV orNotTV] RIP Spock's bride

2014-08-12 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
48 years on, and only two of the main cast have passed.  The good genes weren't limited to the babes. David From: PGage pga...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:39 PM Subject: Re: [TV

Re: [TV orNotTV] If Its Sunday....David Gregory Will Not Be On MTP

2014-08-14 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I don't think this has been posted here (at least I didn't see it in the archives), but the article suggests that a good shakeup of MTP (which I think applies to all Sunday shows) could take some lessons from Last Week Tonight (no, not to be funny, but other stuff).

Re: [TV orNotTV] Semi-NotTV: Car Racing Death

2014-08-15 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I would say it isn't, but if this isn't a guarantee in boxing (or presumably mixed martial arts), I'm not optimistic. David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 9:09

[TV orNotTV] If you want your late night at the dinner hour?

2014-08-16 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Odd little nugget from EW about SCG possibly going shorter and earlier. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/15/craig-ferguson-talk-show/ I'd watch, but I have no idea if this could fly amidst a crowd of news, stripped sitcoms and 'entertainment programs' David -- -- TV or Not TV The

Re: [TV orNotTV] If you want your late night at the dinner hour?

2014-08-16 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Credit on the show is split between Josh Robert Thompson and Grant Imahara.  FWIW, Craig has said that the robot was coming with him, though there was never any specifics about where that is/was. Provenance is one thing, but relevant intellectual property is another, and I simply don't know. 

[TV orNotTV] Reddit compiles massive J! question dataset

2014-08-18 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/08/fans-create-database-of-over-20-jeopardy-questions/ Basically they scrubbed J!-Archive to compile a machine-readable dataset.  I'm not familiar enough with what Roger Craig did when he prepped for the show, but I think it was comparable. David -- --

Re: [TV orNotTV] If you want your late night at the dinner hour?

2014-08-18 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Assuming Celebrity Name Game gets to a second season, yes.  Any talker with SCG wouldn't bow until next fall (2015). FWIW, Chicago is running Celebrity Name Game at in the 10 pm (Central) hour, so it's plausible stations could opt to run a Craig talker in that hour as well. David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Familiar duo sells third sitcom to ABC

2014-08-19 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
This would be Halpern's first non-autobiographical effort, right? From what I've seen and heard of Hadfield, I have no sense of how well his dry Canadian sense of humour will transfer. David From: Bob Jersey bob.in.jer...@juno.com To:

Re: [TV orNotTV] Mythbusters fires some busters

2014-08-21 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
All the more stuff for Craig to use on his first show back. Given the MythBusters production schedule, this may have been under wraps for months.  Heck, Kari, Grant and Tori represented the show at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend (Adam and Jamie were on tour in Australia). David

Re: [TV orNotTV] Doctor falls from previous openers in homeland

2014-08-25 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I have to think the Simpsons marathon bit into at least some of that number.  I know my DVR had a workout that night. David From: Brad Beam b.b...@suddenlink.net To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 5:21 PM Subject: RE: [TV orNotTV]

[TV orNotTV] Good DVD News, Everybody!

2014-08-26 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Apparently Walmart has a full series box set for Futurama on the cheap.  I don't know if it's already fully sold out (it is online), but I'd act quickly.

[TV orNotTV] RS talks with Paul Shaffer about what's next

2014-08-27 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
I wish it was a full sit-down, but maybe that's for next year. http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/life-after-letterman-paul-shaffer-on-shows-final-music-and-whats-next-20140827 David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the

Re: [TV orNotTV] Keith in the afternoon

2014-08-27 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The half-hour format *might* give the show a bit of discipline to shorten some of KO's longer, non-comment bits (Tony Bruno, Hello!).  I won't hold my breath for having them eliminated. David From: 'Greg Diener' via TVorNotTV tvornottv@googlegroups.com To:

Re: [TV orNotTV] Re: Doctor falls from previous openers in homeland

2014-08-27 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Capaldi only recently extended his contract for a second series/season http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2719799/Peter-Capaldi-star-second-series-Doctor-Who-extending-contract.html David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To:

Re: [TV orNotTV] Wil Wheaton Project ends at Syfy

2014-08-29 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
It would be nice to see the pop culture snark beat extend beyond Hardwick and McHale. But I think new entries will need to break from current formulas. FWIW, the Project's first/only season was 12 episodes, all of which aired. Wheaton tracked production of the show on his blog. David

[TV orNotTV] Mel Brooks sits with Conan tonight

2014-09-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
The excuse is the 40th anniversary of Young Frankenstein. Mel is usually, but not always, quite enjoyable on Conan, so I'd recommend people catch this latest offering. David -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

Re: [TV orNotTV] More NFL BS: New Policy on Domestic Violence Changes Nothing

2014-09-08 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
As someone who follows sports but only watches baseball with any regularity, there's little about this I find surprising. I've found both Deadspin and Keith Olbermann quite persuasive in their arguments that various parties (including the relevant prosecutors) appear to have been incompetent

[TV orNotTV] Will Ferrell might be really happy

2014-09-10 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Per Esquire, Mr. Trebek has welcomed a prodigal child back to the fold. URL contains spoiler... Not sure it helps, but http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/alex-trebek-jeopardy-mustache Sent from my iPad -- -- TV or Not TV The Smartest (TV)

Re: [TV orNotTV] SNL's Update names new commentator

2014-09-11 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
As late as *last week,* for what it's worth. David From: Brad Beam b.b...@suddenlink.net To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:33 PM Subject: [TV orNotTV] SNL's Update names new commentator Michael Che, late of “The Daily

Re: [TV orNotTV] SNL's Update names new commentator

2014-09-11 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
It's probably a more regular gig. Which can be a good or bad thing depending on the correspondent/anchor. David From: Ed Dravecky drave...@gmail.com To: TV or Not TV tvornottv@googlegroups.com Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:18 PM Subject: Re: [TV

[TV orNotTV] Quickie Review: Celebrity Name Game

2014-09-22 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
In the DC market, the show runs at 6 pm and 10 pm (different episodes, at least tonight). The closest thing to it on right now is probably Hollywood Game Night with Jane Lynch. That said, celebrities are not as big a part of the game play and Ferguson is much more energetic (and really seems

Re: [TV orNotTV] Quickie Review: Scorpion

2014-09-23 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
FWIW, the reviewer at io9.com claimed a hacker scene in the pilot was the worst ever. http://io9.com/scorpion-brings-the-stupidest-most-batshit-insane-hack-1638333877 David From: Kevin M. drunkbastar...@gmail.com To: tvornottv@googlegroups.com

Re: [TV orNotTV] Quickie Review: Sports Jeopardy!

2014-09-24 Thread 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV
Kelly from the Clue Crew serves as announcer. There was one category that I think should have included quotes in the title, but the gameplay isn't radically different. I found it interesting that they are spending a lot more time with the contestants and that there are one-third fewer

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