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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tonights Tubulations

It's lighter! It's brighter! And I'm still not watching it, no matter how hard CBS tries to convince me that CSI:NY will be any less craptastic than last year.

Meanwhile, the season premiere of Veronica Mars and all the accompanying accolades, may have finally conviced me to give this sophomore drama a look-see. Plus, with the tasty Kristen Bell in front of the camera, you could sure do a lot worse.

99 Word Review: Invasion

It's X-Files meets Body Snatchers as ABC's post-Lost timeslot recipient. The premise: during a hurricane in a Florida town, "something" (aliens?) descends into the swampy water, biting and turning peeps into pseudo-zombies. Centering around a stepfamily including a sheriff (who's been abducted!) and a conspiracy theorist (who's skeptical!), the show is light years away from fulfilling its creepy potential. But that potential does exist- and the huge lead-in from that other strangely eerie show before it, along with spotty timeslot competition CSI: NY (weak) and Law & Order (old), should allow Invasion the chance to live long and prosper.

TVGS review: 2.5 test patterns (out of four)

Rather Peculiar

Dan Rather wants to reopen his investigation into President Bush and the National Guard.

"I believed in the story," Rather said. "The facts of the story were correct." Yeah, even if the documents were fake.

Of course, he has no show to do it on. Oh, and CBS News refuses to let him do it. (Those BASTARDS!)

Poor Dan. Seems like he has way too much free time these days.

ABC Takes Week 1

The returns of the wildly popular Desperate Housewives and Lost helped ABC to win the first week in the all important demo by nabbing its best season-opening ratings performance in five years. CBS was a close second.

It was the first time since 1995 that ABC won the first week of the season.

The Alphabet Net also had five of the week's 10 most popular programs. The bruised and bloodied NBC had just one.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 29 million
Desperate Housewives, ABC, 28.4 million
Lost, ABC, 23.5 million
Criminal Minds, CBS, 19.6 million
CSI: Miami, CBS, 19.2 million
Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 19 million
Survivor: Guatemala, CBS, 17 million
Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 16.8 million
Invasion, ABC, 16.4 million
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC, 16.4 million

Katie: "I'm No Diva"

Katie Couric is finally speaking out and denying she's a diva.

Suuuuuuure she isn't. And I have a Jello-wrestling date with Campbell Brown tonight.