Friday, March 02, 2007

Some news items for TV

HGTV is planning the tentatively titled “What’s With That Crazy College Room?” special that will be a university-themed progeny of the successful HGTV television series, “What’s With That House,” hosted by comedian George Gray. If you have a wacky-wild college dorm room, call the Contestant Hotline: 888 751-8088. Or go to the Website:

There's a lot of buzz for the upcoming "Planet Earth" series (left) airing March 25 through April 22 (Earth Day) and narrated by SigourneyWeaver. It will be eye-popping and amazing in HGTV, too.

CBS won the Feb. sweeps in overall viewers and those 25-54.

Watch for "TONY BENNETT DUETS: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC," a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bennett's Grammy-winning album Duets: An American Classic. The program is scheduled to air on local public television stations WEDH, WEDY on March 5 and 6.

John McCain announced his candidacy on David Letterman's show. Letterman asked Sen. McCain if he would consider “the possibility President/Vice President, that kind of a thing, you divide that sort of deal up. You’re not interested in splitting that?” Sen. McCain said, “Well, you may remember that in the last election there was some conversation about me being Vice President of the Untied States, it wasn’t clear which party... And I was on one of the shows and the guy said, ‘Well, what’s this about you being Vice President of the United States?’ I said, ‘You know, I spent all those years in a North Vietnamese prison camp, kept in the dark, fed scraps – why the heck would I want to do that all over again?’”

Al Gore's award-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" will air on Showtime March 11 and 8 p.m.

Stocky 60-year-old ex-"Sopranos" goon Vincent Pastore withdrew from "Dancing with the Stars" the other day, saying it likely would be too strenuous. Ya think?
Update: And who's taking his place? John Ratzenberger of Bridgeport. You can't make this stuff up.

A redesigned includes new tools and features that allow users to vote and post in real time on whether and how their favorite TV shows have “jumped.”

From top TV executive John Mason at WTIC-61:

"The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" premieres Tuesday at 9 pm on CW 20.

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