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Monday, November 28, 2005

Alias Annihilated

ABC has announced that its ever-worsening spy drama Alias will end its five-season run in May.

... wow, finally... this show has sucked for almost two years now... and I'm a former fanatic saying this...

They promise the show will have "a big finish."

... I'd argue the big finish was the first episode of season four, when it became obvious the show's best days were way behind it... they couldn't even capitalize on last season's tantalizing cliffhanger... not to mention that this season, the show's plotlines have been compltely incomprehensible...

Soon to be mommy Jennifer Garner was planning to split at the end of the season anyway. It's doubtful the show would survive without her.

... especially since it was barely survivng with her...



Roker Fattens Bank Account With Sure-To-Be-Unwatchable Sitcom Project

NBC, apparently, hasn;t learned its lesson from hiring Emeril.

It's given the greenlight to a sitcom pilot based on slimmer but still sizeable weatherman Al Roker's life.

... the latest proof of how weak NBC's development slate is...

Called Meet the Rokers, the show will center on a weatherman who realizes that he has become his own dad, for better and worse. It's assumed he wouldn't play himself.

... my vote: Chi McBride! David E. Kelley can't have any further use for him... and he's got the necessary heft to play the role...

Duff Rocks Left Coast... Kinda

Hilary Duff will host of the West Coast portion of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC this year.

... wait for it...

She will also perform three songs.

... oh, gross... hey guys, can't we talk about this? I guess it could be worse, like if Ashlee Simpson were crooning a fully clothed duet with Lindsay Lohan...

Ryan Seacrest will co-host the live, east coast portion with Dick Clark. (The west coast festivities are always, quite obviously, pre-recorded).

Nightline: Now 100% Koppel Free

Contain your excitement: the revamped Nightline is making its debut.

... alert the media!...

Terry Moran, Cynthia McFadden and Martin Bashi become ABC's late-night three headed news monster, beginning tonight.

Apparently, it's the first telecast in 26 years without Koppel's involvement.

... and we'd be totally excited... that is, if we were planning to watch it, instead of snoozing away, or watching The Colbert Report...