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Friday, February 11, 2005

Arrested Development Near Death?

Never a good sign: Fox has decided to end Arrested Development's season a month early, trimming a few episodes from its season order in the process.

Of course, Fox has done little to support this show, which is easily among the best on TV. If it does come back next year, here's hoping for a more compatible time slot (hint: one not surrounded by cartoons).

Big Kahuna To Helm CSI Episode?

Quentin Tarantino may direct an episode of CSI:.

I always wondered what Griss would look like in a black suit and a skinny tie.

The Name Game

Check out Boston.com's great article on how producers name TV characters.

Weekend Tube

Friday: On The Disney Channel, Kathie Lee Gifford and her daughter Cassidy appear on That's So Raven, so be sure you don't accidentally hit it. We warned you. And better watch Medical Investigation while you can, now that Law & Order: Trial By Jury is on the way.

Saturday: Ol' Chuck once again tries to give the little red-haired girl a Dirty Sanchez on A Charlie Brown Valentine- will this be his year? And on the Hallmark Channel, the emaciated, disturbing looking Tori Spelling goes on The Family Plan, which we assume has something to do with group rate plastic surgery.

Sunday: Oh, sure- you could watch The Grammy Awards and settle for shaving a couple of points off your IQ. But why not dumb it down big time and check out Comedy Central's The Blue Collar Tour Strikes Again?

The Friday "Eff-Off:" Desperate Housewives

In this week's Friday Eff Off, Uncle Buster takes on TV's newest smash hit, which everyone seems to be watching- except him. He explains why, in merely 99 words.

Have you ever met sizzling hot women that were actually "desperate"?

No, you haven't.

Have you ever had that many babes living in your neighborhood? (College dorms don't count)

No, you haven't.

When you were 17, did you have someone like Eva Longoria hawking after you?

No, you didn't.

Yeah, I know its television, and it's supposed to be a fantasy world, and it's not really real and can't I just forget all the improbabilities and just take the show for what it's worth: T&A with some devious backstabbing thrown in?

Nope. Not until I buy a house there.


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Thursday Trivia Solved: Saturday Night Live, Part Four

Which was the highest grossing SNL movie spin-off?

a) The Ladies' Man
b) It's Pat
c) Stuart Saves His Family
d) Superstar



Answer: d) Superstar $30,636,478

other grosses:

a) The Ladies' Man $13,616,610
b) It's Pat $60,822
c) Stuart Saves His Family $912,082