Friday, July 08, 2005

Less Talk, More Rock For Live 8 Repeat

After a drubbing from critics, MTV and VH1 will repeat 10 hours of uninterrupted coverage of the Live 8 concert tomorrow.

VH1 will carry the first five hours, commercial free, from 10am-3pm. MTV continues the coverage from 3-8pm.

MTV and VH-1 were pounded by many critics (including yours truly) for their insipid commentary and overlong commercial breaks during their live July 2 coverage.

Hopefully this time, they'll show the reunited Pink Floyd hugging.

Bush League

Steven Bochco, ignoring the fact that there's never been a successful TV show about baseball, will try again anyway.

He'll develop a comedy about a minor league baseball team for Fox.

Bochco already has one baseball-related flop on his hands: he produced the short-lived 1983 NBC drama Bay City Blues, which was about, oddly enough, a minor league baseball team.

Stars All In For More "Very Special" Celebrity Poker

Bravo has revealed the slate of stars booked for the new season of Celebrity Poker Showdown.

The tournament, which features twenty-five stars competing for $250,000 for their favorite charity, will deal in such huge names as Alex Trebek, Howie Mandel, Kathy Najimy and Ricki Lake (insert oohs and aahs here).

Also, Rosie O'Donnell will have a "Rosie & Friends" theme night. It's unclear if she'll play as her retarded alter ego from Riding the Bus With My Sister.

The new season premieres August 18.

Being Bobby Brown Ain't Cheap

Being Bobby Brown, the latest "who cares" reality train-wreck following a singer and his diva wife, may have cost Bravo nearly $3 million, according to industry sources.

The ratings for the series have been strong- and Bravo clearly intends to get its money's worth. The show is being repeated ad nauseum on the network.

The first three episodes have averaged about 1 million viewers- great numbers for Bravo.

Creepy Guy With Organ Suit Still Startling Children

That creepy-ass health nut from Captain Kangaroo, Slim Goodbody, is still scaring the crap out of children.

Still donning a suit that displays his heart, lungs, stomach and liver, Goodbody continues his attempt to educate kids with stories, songs, dances and skits promoting nutrition and exercise without having them soil themselves.