Tuesday, April 26, 2005

24 in 99: 1:00am-2:00am

Here's our 99 word recap of this week's 24.

Buchanan tells Audrey Jack tortured Prado to get Marwan’s location. Logan demands Jack’s arrest. Jack hopes to nab Marwan in his lair first. The evildoers catch on and they all escape. Jack is taken into custody. Logan tells Novick he’s an unfit leader. Novick calls Palmer for help. Palmer wants a sitdown with Logan first. Morrison tells Marwan the nuke’s ready, but Sabir’s girlfriend Nabila may blab. Whiny Chloe goes to Nabila’s to decode crucial files. A gunman busts in and chases Chloe and Nabila into the CTU-mobile. Chloe gets the car’s rifle and blows him away. Kick ass!

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Six Reasons To Boycott "TV Turn Off Week"

❉ They may play "Finger or Toe" on Scrubs tonight.
❉ The brilliant Penn & Teller: Bullshit! returns to TV this week.
❉ If you turn off the tube, you may miss a wig or two on Alias.
❉ Sweeps starts Thursday- and you'll lose count of the guest stars on Will & Grace.
❉ If you don't watch The Office, the loss of one viewer may be enough to get the show cancelled.
❉ If you turn off the TV, the anti-TV terrorsists win.

The Final Frontier

So much for fans of Star Trek: Enterprise swooping in to save the day.

The folks behind TrekUnited, which led a fundraising campaign to save the struggling UPN series, will start refunding the money pledged by Trekkies. The drive fell roughly $30 million short of its goal, raising a measly $140,000 in fan contributions, plus an impressive pledge of $3 million from anonymous investors in the space flight industry.

The good news: Scott Bakula is now free to do Shakespeare in the Park.

American Expose

ABC's Primetime Live will air a special that the network said will "explore explosive claims about behind-the-scenes activities" at Fox's hit show American Idol.

And, not surprisingly, the special has Fox uber-dictator Rupert Murdoch's attention. He's threatening to sue the bastards, claiming ABC is attempting to maliciously "destroy" the nation's most-watched series as it heads into the final weeks.

The special will air May 4th.

Regis and Kelly To Find Ways To Make Cruisegoers Even More Nauseous

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will broadcast "Live With Regis and Kelly" from aboard a cruise ship for a week, the show announced Monday.

From June 18-24, Philbin and Ripa will sail from port to port along the eastern United States, commandeering the entire ship with 1,000 spots to be awarded to viewers.

A $50,000 jackpot will be awarded to any 'shipper that can get the wafer-thin Kelly to eat something from the buffet.

O'Brien's Out

America's favorite drunk dialer is out of rehab and ready to return to TV- and just in time for sweeps!

The Insider host Pat O'Brien could return to the anchor chair of the nightly entertainment-news show by next week. But first, he's expected spill his guts on an upcoming edition of Dr. Phil.

O'Brien entered rehab last month the day before, coincidentally, several filthy and hilarious voice mails (made by a man who sounds remarkably like him) were posted on the Internet. Hear them now at Screenhead if you haven't had the chance.

Replace Those Divots

Ray Romano, who's finishing up Everybody Loves Raymond, is turning to another passion for his next project: golf.

He'll star in an HBO special with rug-wearing King of Queens star Kevin James, documenting their play at the annual pro-amateur golf tournament at Pebble Beach, California. It will air June 18 on HBO.

Hope it's better than The Sweet Spot.

She'd Give A Kidney For A Laugh

George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife.

George and Ann Lopez "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery," according to a statement released Monday by a publicist for the actor-comedian, who stars in the ABC comedy "George Lopez." He has a genetic condition that causes kidney deterioration.

Tonight's Tube

After the always amusing Scrubs, check out NBC's ever-improving The Office, which is becoming charmingly funny in its own, non-BBC way. But first, the Peacock tees up another edition of The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments. How many specials can one network milk out of a single the "In the ass, Bob?" Newlywed Game clip? Find out!

Monday Trivia Solved: The Jeffersons week, day 1

What was Mother Jefferson's first name?

A) Olivia
B) Anna
C) Hilda
D) Elizabeth

Answer: A) Olivia

Monday Mouth Off! Solution

This American beauty's on screen home is in California, and he has been known to commit deeds on camera- but it's debatable whether they're all good. Who is he?

Answer: he's The OC's Peter Gallagher!