Tuesday, January 27, 2009

news items in tv land

From NBC:
Golden Globe Award-winning actor Scott Bakula ("Quantum Leap") will guest star as Chuck and Ellie's (Zachary Levi and Sarah Lancaster) estranged dad on NBC's action-comedy series "Chuck" (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) in a multi-episode arc scheduled for broadcast later this spring.

From THC:
On HISTORY™ on Monday, February 16, at 9-11 pm ET
Featured in special are new digital visualizations of Lincoln
that show him moving and walking for the first time
As millions celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln this year, HISTORY™ presents perhaps the last unknown story of our 16th president – the shocking plot to steal his body.

From PBS:
Looking for Lincoln, the latest production from Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr (African American Lives 1 and 2 and Oprah's Roots) will air Wednesday, Feb 11 from 9-11 p.m. ET on PBS.
In Looking for Lincoln, Professor Gates applies his unique approach to exploring roots unearthing little known history of our 16th president and along the way addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln – race, equality, religion, politics and depression – by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

From Discovery:
Discovery Channel’s new “caught-on-camera” series, ADRENALINE RUSH HOUR, premieress Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m.; It is a reality thrill ride featuring the hottest collection of shocking explosions, incredible rescues, outrageous antics, and stunts gone bad. It’s high-octane video done the Discovery way, giving you one-of-a-kind insights into every pulse-pounding clip.

ADRENALINE RUSH HOUR, from Bruce Nash’s “Nash Entertainment”, is an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat adventure that viewers won’t be able to stop watching. The show combines the visceral reality of the most harrowing moments ever caught on tape, with the incredible revelations about what went wrong and why. “In true Discovery style, we take viewers behind the scenes, so they feel like they are there and experiencing it first hand,” says John Ford, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel.

You'll forgive the hype on that last one. Sounds like several other "shocking video" shows, with a little bit of extrapolation thrown in.

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