Monday, January 29, 2007

10 things you may not have heard

  • 1. Nielsen will begin counting TV viewers at colleges

    2. Lily is from Fairfield: Carmen Osbahr, the pupeteer who plays ”Lily” the Sprite on the new series, "Johnny and the Sprites” (Disney Channel, Saturdays at 10 a.m.) and also stars as Rosita on "Sesame Street," has lived in Fairfield CT for the past 8 years (she lives with her husband, their 6 year old son and their two dogs).

    3. Former WKCI deejay Glenn Beck is flying high on CNN Headline News, but three Arab groups are urging ABC News not to keep Beck on as a "Good Morning America" commentator because they believe he's biased against Arabs.

    4. ESPN anchors Stuart Scott and Steve Levy will host the 30,000th SportsCenter telecast on Feb. 11 at 11 p.m. Local guy George Grande was there for the first.

    5. Former "Full House" kid Jodi Sweetin, host of the "Pants-Off Dance-Off" on Fuse TV channel (which TV Guide called "thedumbest show on television"), will host a Pancer Bowl (don't ask) during halftime of the Super Bowl on the cable channel.

    6. Hamden-born Ernest Borgnine at 90 is making a made-for-TV movie for the Hallmark Channel which is slated to premiere during the next holiday season (end of 07).

    7. There'll be a two-hour "24" on Feb. 12. And Jack will continue to torture his own brother (see pic), who may not be the real father of that teen they showed (who looks like Jack, hmm...). My son's most hilarious impression is of Jack Bauer roughing up someone and raspily demanding, "Who are working for!?"

  • 8. Clear (-Cut) Channel, the radio behemoth, is cutting more staff in Connecticut on a monthly basis.
  • 9. There was an NHL All-Star Game last week. On TV. The NHL is so bad at marketing that the game was seen by virtually no one nationally. It was on Versus, the old OLN network.

10. Rob Corddry's new show "The Winner" will premiere on Fox March 5. Rob is the very funny balding guy on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.

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