Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tonight's Tubings

Suburbians are evil too!

How do we know? Because the press materials for CBS' brand new drama Close to Home say so, that's how. Tune in to the premiere tonight, starring Jennifer Finnegan, and see for yourself.

Or not. I won't be.

TV on DVD: This Week's New Releases

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1
America's Funniest Home Videos: Home For The Holidays
Bob Newhart Show: The Complete 2nd Season
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike - Love Is Hell
Count Duckula: The Complete First Season
Drawn Together: Season 1
Farscape: Starburst Edition - Volume 6
Into the West (mini-series)
Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Multiple Shows
SCTV Network 90: Christmas With SCTV
Stargate SG-1: Season 8 Box Set
William Shatner's A Twist In the Tale
Wild Palms (mini-series)

Lost Logo

So I'm watching Lost last week. And I see some weird logo imbedded on the bottom of the killer shark looking to devour or heroes on the raft. I freeze frame it on my DVR, but can't make heads or tails of it. I was proud of myself for being so observant.

Now, it turns out I missed a whole bunch of stuff.

It turns out the logo, which is an octagon with the word "Dharma" in the center, appears in at least two other places: on a wall inside the hatch, and on the uniform worn by Desmond.

What does it mean? And will it make this year's developments seem less... I don't know... random and silly?

ABC Steamrolls Sunday Competition; Wing Polling At All-Time Low

Led by Desperate Housewives, ABC once again clobbered the competition on Sunday in the key demos.

Extreme Makeover and Grey's Anatomy also won their timeslots. The big loser: NBC's The West Wing, which is surely reaching the end of its term, finished fourth in its time slot, behind Fox and CBS.

For the night, Fox was a distant second, with a 4.7/12, followed by NBC, CBS, and the WB.

Conceivable Result

NBC's Inconceivable may be stillborn.

This week, the show will be replaced by an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, perhaps a hint that the much-maligned medical drama will be neutered soon.

In its first two airings, the show has been clobbered by Numb3rs and 20/20. It doesn't help that it, like, totally blows.

More Kimmel

Not that anyone has actually been clamoring for it, but Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been given a a fourth season, extending the late-night talk show through January 2007.

The network cited recent ratings growth as a reason for its renewal.