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17 Feb 2011 14:09


Culture: Science Channel nets rights to sci-fi cult classic “Firefly”

  • Firefly fans rejoice: The wonderful sci-fi series that lived far too short a life will be airing on the Science Channel, as they’ve acquired the rights for the show’s full run. They will be airing them in intended order (something Fox couldn’t manage), in high definition, and with supplemental scientific commentary from phyisicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Moreover, Nathan Fillion has reiterated that he’d like to play Mal Reynolds again, which may be a pipe dream, but hey! When you’re a fan of a long-canceled TV show, can you get hope for better news than this? source

02 Jan 2011 21:33


Culture: In general, we’re watching more television – and a LOT less CNN

  • +1% the increase in the total audience on all cable and broadcast television channels in 2010
  • -7% the decrease in Fox News’ total audience – they’re still on top of the cable news game
  • -34% the decrease in CNN’s total audience – the worst of any cable network, period source
  • » Time to bring back “Pop-Up Video”: Behind CNN, the second-biggest loser in cable was VH1 (down 31 percent), which, unlike big gainer The History Channel (up 34 percent), is unable to bank on an antiques-and-pawn-shop lineup to pump up the ratings.

28 Jun 2010 20:29


21 Jun 2010 10:25


Culture: Larry King should retire because he sucks: The NYT & us

  • In Lady Gaga, Mr. King had a willing, wildly famous subject. If he can no longer hit a hanging curve ball over the middle of the plate, shouldn’t CNN be thinking hard about who is on deck?
  • New York Times media writer David Carr • Suggesting exactly why Larry King kinda sucks at his job. He has flopped with numerous recent interviews, specifically with Gaga. And the worst part? CNN doesn’t have anyone to replace him. They’re so desperate to find someone to replace Campbell Brown that they’re talking to Eliot Spitzer (which we actually think would be a good idea). And, ultimately, Carr argues, he may find himself in a Helen Thomas situation if he doesn’t get ready to move on. Do the right thing, Larry. Retire. source

20 Jun 2010 10:35


Culture: D.C.’s “Real Housewives” underbelly full of outer-tier wannabes

Let’s face it. If Bravo hadn’t put Tareq and Michaele Salahi on “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” someone would’ve given them a reality show anyway. Let’s get it out of the way. source

19 Jun 2010 14:14


Culture: Larry King’s suspenders + Justin Bieber’s smile = Oil spill telethon

  • Alternate title: “The Creepy Old Man and the Sea.” Let’s admit it, we were due for an oil spill telethon, weren’t we? CNN’s going to deliver Monday night, with King hosting the telethon with Bieber getting top billing. Sting’s going to perform too, as are other celebrities, but who cares? He’s old and not so dreamy. source

12 Jun 2010 17:59


Tech: ESPN says screw it, just throws iPads and Xbox 360 games on air

Despite being owned by Disney, one of the more uptight media companies in the world, ESPN apparently thinks like a startup. Which is cool. source

09 Jun 2010 10:24


Tech: An update on Hulu’s grand scheme to charge you money

  • yes Hulu plans to expand its base to the Xbox 360 and iPad very soon. (About time, guys.)
  • yes You will have to start paying for the service soon. (Grr… this is our angry voice)
  • no You won’t have to pay for new episodes of shows, just older, “classic” episodes. source

23 May 2010 10:27


Culture: Three early predictions of what will happen after the “Lost” finale

  • one The series will end,
    leaving a gaping
    hole in ABC’s fairly
    solid schedule.
  • two Fans will remain
    incredibly disappointed
    and ask why they
    wasted their lives.
  • three Some other show
    will take its place next
    season and it will be
    forgotten. source

30 Apr 2010 08:43


Tech: Study: Cable TV starting to lose eyeballs to the Internet

  • 12.5% are gonna scale back cable this year source