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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Black Cloud To Hang Over Weather Channel

In a sorry attempt to make The Weather Channel more hip, the channel is adding celebrity weather segments.

First up: comedian Lewis Black.

... funny? sure! but he's hardly J-Lo or Lindsay Lohan, now, is he...

Black will try out some of the network's forecasting maps and chat on camera with weathercaster Dave Schwartz. He'll also let loose a few zingers on global warming and airport delays.

... now, THAT'S entertainment...

Survivor Keeps Surviving


CBS has ordered two more editions of Survivor for next season.

... *yawn* ...

However, it remains uncertain whether host Jeff Probst will renew his contract and stay with the series.

... I'm pretty sure the show would do fine without him as host... admittedly, I don't watch, but he doesn;t seem particularly crucial to the action ...

Housewives Turns The Page

Page Kennedy, who plays Caleb, a mysterious fugitive held captive in a basement on ABC's Desperate Housewives, was axed for improper conduct.

...oops...

It's unclear what he did wrong, specifically. Kennedy's final apprearance will be Sunday.

... must've been really bad... although to us, merely wearing an Atlanta Braves hat would be grounds for immediate dismissal...

His role, accorting to flacks, will be recast.

More Sex Than Ever on TV: Is the FCC Not Trying?

A new study says television has twice as many sex scenes as it did seven years ago.

... oh boy... the religious thought police will really have their bibles in a bunch over this one...

In addition, the number of shows that include messages of the risks and responsibilities of sex has leveled off.

... who wants a sex scene to slow down while Sharon Stone puts in her diaphragm? Please...

The study examined a week's worth of programming on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WB, PBS, Lifetime, TNT, USA Network and HBO.

... now it makes sense... with all the wild banging on HBO, that should single-handedly spike the number...

The proportion of shows with sexual content in prime-time on the major broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox — also increased.

... so much for that theory...