Monday, December 31, 2007
From a Supernatural fan:
"I finally finished watching all of "Jericho" (yay DVDs for Christmas yay). I really like it, and Skeet Ulrich isn't making me roll my eyes like he was in the first couple of episodes. In fact, I like his character quite a lot now. And, surprise surprise! My OTP thus far is Stanley/Mimi, 'cause how cute are they? I haven't had a het OTP since, oh, X-Files Mulder/Scully. Odd thing is, so far I'm not seeing a lot of potential hoyay in this series, which is sorta sad. Possibly Jake/Stanley, actually, now that I think of it. Ooh, or Robert/Jake. I'm looking forward to new Jericho eps in February, whoot! Also, I need Jericho icons. And Jericho fanfic...are there comms for this?"
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I knew I loved Stephen King.
"Stephen King knows a horror show when he sees one.
In an interview last month with Time magazine, the master of the macabre asked who the magazine's person of the year would be. Then he offered his own candidates: Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
The news media, he observed, is being overwhelmed by entertainment gossip. "[I told 'Nightline,'] 'You guys are just covering -- what do they call it -- the scream of the peacock, and you're missing the whole fox hunt.' Like waterboarding [or] where all the money went that we poured into Iraq. It just seems to disappear.
"And yet you get this coverage of who's gonna get custody of Britney's kids? ... You've got these things going on ... that could affect all of us, and instead, you see a lot of this back-fence gossip."
"Now that's a Vulcan outrage.
A ticked-off Trekkie is suing Christie's and CBS Paramount for selling him more than $12,000 in allegedly phony memorabilia from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Ted Moustakis, who's been a "Trek" fan for nearly 40 years, contends the upscale auction house sold him knockoffs last year of a visor and a table touted as one-of-a-kind items from the hit television series."
"TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reports that VERONICA MARS creator Rob Thomas has considered continuing the cancelled series a comic book...but has been warned off the project by the WGA. Thomas says:
"I had a second meeting with DC comics. I heard that the [WGA] didn't want [TV writers penning TV-based] comic books during the strike as it would promote a network property. We're investigating whether there are similar hurdles for a defunct TV series like Veronica Mars. Naturally, I won't be writing it if the Guild doesn't want me to, but we're hoping that's not the case."
Friday, December 28, 2007
"Jericho" was a show that started as a hit, and was expected to be on for some time to come. It had some great acting talent in the form of Gerald McRaney and Skeet Ulrich, and a powerful story that was completely different from anything else on television.
However, CBS thought it would follow the lead of other networks and try something different -- why not give it a long winter hiatus, and make viewers clamor for it even more in the spring.
It was a gamble that nearly cost "Jericho" its life. By the time the show returned, viewers who were interested had moved on to other things, and the audiences were only a fraction of what they were. CBS pulled the plug, and the rest was history."
"What if you lived in a small town and suddenly the entire town is cut off from the rest of the world? When a nuclear cloud is spotted off in the distance, the town of Jericho, Kansas is led to believe the worst has happened and they may be the only people left alive. WATCH JERICHO ON CBS WHEN IT RETURNS IN 2008."
Thursday, December 27, 2007
"Yahoo news is reporting that both The 4400 and The Dead Zone have aired their last new episode. USA Network reportedly isn’t even going to air a finale for either show. According to Yahoo, there may be a slight chance that another network will pick up the show but with the Writers’ Strike, it wouldn’t help! USA Network – get your act together. Finales help bring closure to fans. Don’t know what they could send you but take a lesson from Jericho and CBS. Would you want your office littered with, oh I don’t know – water bottles perhaps."
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"Happy Holidays From Jericho Rally Point!! Here's what's going on.Jericho Season 2 Promo Video. Visit the Season Two board for Jericho Season 2 spoilers. Jericho is #2 in SyFy Portal's Top Newsmakers of 2007. Social Networking. Do you have a blog, Myspace, Facebook, Live Journal or any other place online to help promote Jericho? And much more at JRP."
"Jericho (CBS, Feb. 12): Did you know broadcast television networks will let you have a whole show for the low, low price of 20 tons of legumes and tree nuts? It's true, and as such, the postapocalyptic drama Jericho has been magically resurrected after its ignominous cancellation in the spring of 2007. Back for seven all-new episodes, the show has shed Gerald McRaney and Pamela Reed as the parental units and reportedly features a stronger military angle and more engagement with the outside world. It should be the, uh, bomb."
This is not an official list from anywhere. These are my favorites.
Yes, they aren't all new shows but they're in my favorites list for years to come.
Feel free to leave a comment if I didn't mention your favorite.
4. The Andy Griffith Show
6. The Black Donnellys
7. The Dresden Files
8. Brothers and Sisters
9. Leave It To Beaver
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
From Rich at Copywrite Ink. What more can I say?
"Barefoot in the snow with blue and frozen toes,
A match girl strikes a fire to ward away the cold.
And in the sputter of the flame she seems to see
A stove to warm her hands; the comfort of a tree;
A roast to heal her hunger; and arms of empathy.
Friendships begin with faith.
May those close take a leap for you.
Happy Holidays. See you on Dec. 27."
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
"On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
The show that wouldn’t die
If you haven’t gotten caught up in Jericho’s post-nuclear nightmare, you really should. The show has a lot to offer fans of dynamic storytelling, from mysteries, drama, and even potential conspiracies. Basically, the series has something that appeals to just about anyone, and could easily turn into a runaway hit if given the chance."
“Jericho” fans exploded everyone’s expectations by getting CBS to bring the show back. I thought they were nuts, but the “Jericho” faithful did it – partly by sending tons of peanuts to network suits.
OK, obviously that wasn't every great TV moment of the year, but these moments stood out for me. Now it's your turn. What were 2007’s greatest or most memorable TV moments? And remember, we're talking about good things. We'll have another list for strange or gross moments later."
Thursday, December 20, 2007
"CBS released a new promo video today called CBS Explosions. Its tag line is "If you thought 2007 was explosive... just wait till 2008!!" Moonlight is one of the shows they selected to use in it ~ along with CSI, Cane, Jericho, Without a Trace, NCIS, Cold Case, The Unit, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, Shark, CSI Miami & NY."
Andy Beard has a nice post today in regards to BlogCatalog's Acts of Kindness on Monday. He says, "I haven't just copied a list of URLs, I have actually visited each site and read every amazing article listed - there is a lot of kindness in the world and many of these stories are quite remarkable and touching."
He has listed "98 Acts of Kindness" and I'm thrilled to see "Jericho Fans Become Boo's Angels." Thanks Andy!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
"If the fans of Journeyman ever needed a reason to bombard NBC with boxes of Rice-A-Roni, this is it:
NBC tells TVGuide.com that Bionic Woman has not —I repeat, not — been canceled.
If it is indeed true that Journeyman won’t get its back nine episodes, this is the biggest television injustice since Jericho was unceremoniously canceled by CBS."
"In Monday's episode of As the Strike Turns, soap opera stars joined WGA members on the picket lines.
Meanwhile, the producers main trade group railed against the economic impact of the writers strike action, which entered its seventh week.
"The below-the-line workers whose families depend entirely on our industry have already lost more than $200 million in the Los Angeles area alone, and the health-care benefits for many of these families are now in real jeopardy because of the WGA strike," the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers said in a statement posted on the organization's Web site."
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Some of my favorites from BlogCatalog's Acts of Kindness posts of
"We purchased five books yesterday. And randomly selected five different cities. Within those cities, we chose five random addresses. And today, all five books will be packaged and placed in the mail. Five random acts of kindness."
"As my act of kindness, from this point on, I would like to use my blog as a tribute to all rescued cats and dogs and the people who gave them a new life. These animals have experienced being lost, mistreated, abandoned, usually spent time at local shelters and/or rescue groups, and then adjusted to their new permanent home. They've been through so much in their short lives, and I admire their adaptability."
"Early in the Fall, a skinny, scrawny, white cat showed up in our yard. She was just about the most pitiful looking cat my husband and I have ever seen. She was obviously starving and our hearts went out to her.........."
"Whether they be random or planned, acts of kindness happen rarely. However, when they're thrown out there, they really make a difference in people's lives, no matter how little or monumental these selfless acts are."
"I have over the past week I decided to focus on acts of kindness for the earth. I thought the earth could do with some acts of kindness, so the beauty I enjoy is here for generations to come.
My concentration has been on collecting any litter that is left lying around the beach where I walk and swim each day."
Monday, December 17, 2007
"Hey Jericho fans get a first look at the new Season of Jericho before anyone else. Click here to see an exclusive promo. We're giving all of you Rangers a sneak peek before it airs anywhere else.
CBS Jericho Web Team"
Be sure to check this out as it certainly looks official.
"Without first-run episodes of TV's biggest scripted hits, the nets hope a handful of original scripted shows will draw eyeballs. Among them: CBS' Jericho, the return of NBC's original Law & Order and the premieres of Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Canterbury's Law and New Amsterdam.
Most buyers believe those shows could benefit from limited competition. But with ratings at most networks down versus a year ago—even factoring in increased DVR usage this season—several advertisers questioned whether broadcasters have the promotional muscle to create awareness for those programs.
"If people aren't watching TV, how do you get the message out that you have original scripted series coming in first quarter?" said Starcom Entertainment executive vp Laura Caraccioli-Davis."
Sunday, December 16, 2007
"It seems that neither the Writers Guild of America nor the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers can prevent themselves from surrendering the hard-fought PR high ground in the ongoing Hollywood strike.
When the producers took their ball and went home in a petulant huff to shut down the last negotiating session, the guild looked every bit the faithful bride abandoned at the altar.
But, evidently uncomfortable with that reserve of public sympathy, the WGA brought in its lawyers and filed a complaint Friday with the National Labor Relations Board accusing AMPTP of failing to negotiate in good faith. The end result of this poke in the studios' collective eye is that the NLRB will now have to mount a 30-day investigation into the matter -- seemingly guaranteeing no meaningful negotiations until late January."
Saturday, December 15, 2007
"Universal HD, a cable network owned by NBC Universal, is snagging Jericho for two mini-marathons in high definition this weekend.
This is what’s weird: Jericho airs on CBS. But whatever. The more airing Jericho gets, the better. They’re airing the first six episodes of Season 1:
Saturday (December 15):
8 p.m. — Pilot
9 p.m. — Fallout
10 p.m. — Four Horsemen
11 p.m. — Walls of Jericho
midnight — Federal Response
1 a.m. — 9:02"
The Monster Fan of the Week is someone who has worked very hard for Jericho and he continues to do so. He inspires, motivates, and loves Heather.
He is also helpful, kind, always willing to share ideas, and never misses an opportunity to tell anyone who will listen about Jericho.
The Monster Fan of The Week is Cingramaol.
Congratulations, Clarke, and thanks for all your hard work.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thanks to RubberPoultry for the graphic.
"CBS CEO Les Moonves stirred up the easily stirred Parents Television Council last week when he suggested Showtime's "Dexter" might find its way to network audiences this season.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moonves told reporters at a New York media conference that the series about a serial killer with standards "fits in with our crime shows," and that "with some edits," it could be ready for prime time.
Since it's hard to imagine that Moonves, whose grasp of what is and isn't going to work for CBS is generally pretty good, hasn't noticed that most of those CBS crime shows are about people who are trying to catch serial killers, not keep them killing, I'm going to pass this one off as writers strike bluster from a guy whose network could be in trouble."
"Hollywood union strikes have never been a dainty affair. On one side, you usually have powerful people with tons of money and even weightier egos. On the other side, you often have famous people (who also happen to have some money and fair-sized egos) and people who aspire to be famous (and one day have the wealth and ego-boost that fame brings). So as the writers' strike heads toward its seventh week with no end in sight, you know there won't be a quick, easy, or quiet end to the walkout called by the 8,000-member Writers Guild of America.
Indeed, it looks as if studio executives are prepared to wait out the writers for weeks, months, maybe more. For those of us at home, that means more warmed-over reruns and reality shows no self-respecting cable channel would dare offer under normal circumstances."
Thursday, December 13, 2007
"There aren't many shows that could largely reinvent themselves in their third seasons and come out on top. That would require almost, ahem, "Supernatural" intervention.
And yet The CW's Thursday-night (8 p.m., Ch. 30) action/horror/thriller/comedy has done just that. It's better than ever.
For those of you who haven't checked the series out, "Supernatural" began as the story of brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), whose mother was killed by a demon when they were very young. Their father, John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), seeking revenge, became a skilled demon hunter and raised his sons to follow in his footsteps."
"Fans and stars of defunct TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly" participated in a rally to support striking Hollywood writers.
All three shows, which still have huge followings, were created by Joss Whedon and were lauded during their runs for the quality of their writing."
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"“What’s at issue here is a principle -- how this all works vs. a specific dollar amount. And that precedent is why for both sides this is a very high-stakes game,” said Harley Shaiken, a labor relations expert at the University of California-Berkeley. No, he’s not speaking of some high-faluting political situation or even how to sell used cars. The subject matter at hand is the nasty strike between the Hollywood writers and the studios and networks."
"Jericho's season two premieres on Feb. 12 is a date to circle on your calendars as the show's resurrection thanks to a grass roots campaign may be the single greatest fan triumph in television history. Even better, these seven episodes could lead to a season three, depending on ratings. The underrated New Adventures Of Old Christine finds a home in the CBS line up as of 2/12, which is also when The Captain, starring Jeffrey Tambor and Chris Klein, debuts. New cycles of Big Brother and Survivor are back earlier than scheduled and the Drew Carey hosted Power of 10 will be used to fill holes as well."
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
"Could the writers strike foreshadow life without advertiser support for scripted TV programs?
A media world without scripted programming -- something more likely as the strike drags on -- may start to look a lot like the coming world of heavy DVR penetration that could render ads on scripted TV shows largely powerless. If the strike forces advertisers to shift their focus to live and reality programming, it will effectively lift the curtain on a future in which live events command the biggest ad bucks and dramas and sitcoms lose much of their cachet. After all, if advertisers find effective ways to market without those scripted shows -- today or tomorrow -- some may never come back."
"With Katie Couric's perky personality and "Today" background at the ready, her arrival at CBS to anchor the evening newscast was billed as a chance to reinvent the program in a way that would attract more women and younger viewers. That hasn't exactly worked out. Now CBS is promoting the show as if Walter Cronkite still sat behind the desk.
"Experience You Can Trust," under a picture of Ms. Couric, was the slogan in an ad for the CBS Evening News that ran in USA Today last week. The ad also used quotes from various newspaper and online reviews to talk about the "impressive" and "poignant" reporting on the newscast. CBS said the ad is part of the network's regular promotion of the program."
Monday, December 10, 2007
"The Kraft Group and CBS Corp. today will announce plans to bring a piece of The Tiffany Network to Patriot Place in the form of a first-of-its-kind, CBS-themed restaurant and entertainment venue with more than 130 high-definition monitors broadcasting “a gazillion” CBS shows from past and present.
Inside the three-story CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar slated to open next fall, patrons sitting in booths will be able to dial up college football games and other sports, old episodes of “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “The Twilight Zone,” and more favorites from the network’s extensive library."
"Sci Fi Channel announced it has ordered Ghost Hunters International, a new spin-off of the reality series that will follow a team of paranormal investigators as they embark throughout Europe to debunk haunted spots across the Atlantic."
Sunday, December 9, 2007
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"As the writers strike heads into its sixth week, your favorite scripted dramas and comedies are continuing to dwindle.
The networks plan lots of new programs for January and beyond, including loads of reality fare. And there will be fresh scripted series that were wrapped before the strike began.
Sure, there'll be stuff to watch. But that's cold comfort for fans feeling the premature absence of new episodes of the shows they love best."
Saturday, December 8, 2007
On Tuesday, December 11th, actors are encouraged to bring a friend to the line for "Bring An Actor Friend to the Line Day." SAG, standing in solidarity, is asking that everyone involved in the industry, unionized or not, come out to support their friends and co-workers. Bring An Actor to the Line Day will be held at all picket locations. Locations are normally announced the previous day, however normal locations, up until this point have been at Paramount Studios and Warner Brothers locations."
More info here.
Friday, December 7, 2007
"On the CBS "Early Show" last month, co-host Julie Chen claimed that there was "an alarming suicide rate among veterans" of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts. CBS then aired a report that went on to claim that the suicide rate for our troops had wildly climbed. Our own Newsbuster Kyle Drennen had his doubts about the report when the show originally aired and now comes an editorial by oftentime military reporter Michael Fumento further casting large amounts of skepticism on the CBS report."
"Dark Horse is releasing a three-issue miniseries called SERENITY: BETTER DAYS, beginning in March, which will be written by none other than Whedon himself along with Brett Matthews, and which will be drawn by Will Conrad. The miniseries will go back in time to the early years of the Firefly crew, before they starting picking up little girls with weird powers and people started dying all over the place."
Thursday, December 6, 2007
"CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves is hopeful but not terribly optimistic about an end to the Hollywood writers strike. He still believes in CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. And--despite the medium's critics--he's bullish on network television.
Moonves took the stage Monday to discuss these and other topics over lunch at UBS' (nyse: UBS - news - people ) Global Media & Communications Conference."
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Jensen & Jared video: Supernatural.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
** I'm finally back. My cable has been out for several days.**
If you're "nuts" about Jericho here is your chance to own the Cheyenne Flag which flew over Camp Liberty in the Season One Finale. One fan chosen at random in the Pencils2mediamoguls campaign will win the flag which will also be signed by the writers and maybe even cast members from the series. Here's your chance to own a peice of the show by listing Jericho as the series you are supporting when you buy your pencils.
Find out more at http://www.pencils2mediamoguls.com
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Members of survivalretreat and JerichoCBS on Yahoo Groups worked collectively to add and edit it to a more user friendly, catagorized format, and check list of areas of consideration.
Monday, December 3, 2007
More info on Boo's Christmas Angels here.
" With both sides back at the barricades, many believe the writers strike won't be resolved until March at the earliest.
Optimism for a quick resolution as negotiations resume Tuesday has faded to nearly nonexistent. In the aftermath of last week's lifting of the news blackout about the talks, each side played the blame game and stressed how insulted it's been by the other's recent conduct.
The WGA has eased up on its hardline stance in one area -- it granted a waiver for writing on Sunday night's telecast of the Kennedy Center Honors. Although the guild has said previously it was mulling such actions, the program represented the first reported instance of a guild waiver since the strike began Nov. 5."
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Just a brief update. Here's a picture of my Boo as a baby.
Boo and I had a wonderful day together. She is now on her way to Indiana.
Again, I thank all of you who made this possible. You saved Boo's life which saved mine too.
I am exhausted so will return on Monday.