Great job by the CAST and CREW on #WizLive. Remarkable performances.
The cast of The Wiz Live starring:
Common, Amber Riley,Uzo Aduba,Stephanie Mills, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo,
David Alan Grier,Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams,Queen Latifah
This is a great review of the telecast by NPR writer Eric Deggans
One of the shows I am looking the most forward to this new year is NBC’s The Cape.
From the producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun comes The Cape,about a man who lost everything and is about to take it all back. David Lyons (ER) stars as Vince Faraday, a cop framed for crimes he did not commit, forcing him to team up with a group of carnival misfits to take a new identity, fight crime and win his family back. Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward), Faraday becomes The Cape – his son’s favorite comic book superhero – taking the law into his own hands and battling the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City.
The Cape Two-hour premiere airs Sunday, January 9 (9-11 p.m. ET); Encore premiere: Monday, January 10 (9-11 p.m. ET) after which the series will air Mondays on NBC (9-10 p.m. ET), beginning January 17.
Here is a great behind the scenes look at NBC’s “The Cape”
NBC Unveils Dramatic Midseason Schedule Changes, Renews ’30 Rock’
NBC’s midseason schedule has a whole lotta shaking goin’ on.
The lineup includes a three-hour Thursday comedy block, four new shows and a couple weaker freshman programs getting second chances in new time periods.
The biggest headline here is NBC once again attempting to re-invent the wheel at 10 p.m., scheduling comedies 30 Rock and Outsourced in an hour normally reserved for drama programs. New series Perfect Couples and the return of Parks & Recreation will fill out the block (see full schedule below).
Also, the network has renewed 30 Rock for another season; the show has averaged a 3.1 rating in the adult demo this fall, according to the most current ratings data.
Though Monday night’s freshman procedural drama Chase has been super-soft in the ratings, NBC is going to give the show another chance in midseason in a new time period, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 12. Another show having Nielsen trouble to a lesser degree, Law & Order: Los Angeles, will be shifted to Tuesdays at 10 p.m., relieving Parenthood starting Feb. 8. David E. Kelley’s latest legal drama, Harry’s Law, will take over the 10 p.m. slot on Monday’s launching Jan. 17th.
The network’s new superhero series The Cape will get a two-hour launch on Sunday, Jan. 9, before moving to its regular time-period in the former Heroes slot on Mondays. The move puts The Event on a hiatus, which will last until March 7.
And Jerry Seinfeld’s reality series The Marriage Ref is coming back, airing on Sundays this time at 8 p.m. starting March 6, serving as a lead-in for Celebrity Apprentice.
Here’s the schedule, new series are capitalized:
8-9 p.m. – “Chuck”
9-10 p.m. – “THE CAPE” will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, January 9 (9-11 p.m.). New episodes start in its regular time period on January 17 (9-10 p.m.) // “The Event” (returns on February 28, 9-11 p.m.; resumes in its regular time slot March 7)
10-11 p.m. – “HARRY’S LAW’ (beginning January 17) // “Parenthood” (debuts in this slot March 7 with all originals)
8-10 p.m. — “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (beginning January 4)
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood” (beginning January 4 for four episodes) // “Law & Order: Los Angeles”
8-9 p.m. — “Minute to Win It” (beginning January 5)
9-10 p.m. –“Chase” (beginning January 12) // “AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT” (beginning March 16)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (originals beginning January 5 with two-hour episode, 9-11 p.m. ET)
THURSDAYS (all beginning January 20)
8-8:30 p.m. – “Community”
8:30-9 p.m. – “PERFECT COUPLES”
9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
10-10:30 p.m. – “30 Rock”
10:30-11 p.m. – “Outsourced”
8-9 p.m. — “Who Do You Think You Are?” (beginning January 21)
9-11 p.m. – “Dateline NBC” (beginning January 7)
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “The Marriage Ref” (beginning March 6)
9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice” (beginning March 6)
THE WEST WING
THE INDIANS IN THE LOBBY
I was thinking of this episode the other day and had to look up my favorite scene entitled "The butterball hotline" on You Tube.
Loved this scene and this epidode and wish Bravo would bring it back.
It is the day before Thanksgiving and the President is talking turkey to whoever will listen (and everyone must). He is being very boring in his endless descriptions of how to cook and stuff a turkey. He is also rather disgruntled that the family must spend Thanksgiving at Camp David, rather than his New Hampshire farm. Although he has told Bruno he and the family are "off limits," Bruno lays it on the line for him that they have to be accessible to the voters. Meanwhile, two Native Americans are encamped in the lobby. They’ve been stood up by the official who was supposed to meet with them and they aren’t about to leave. CJ is told to make the problem go away. She was all set for the weekend, and is initially dismissive of them — a young, articulate woman and an older man. Eventually, however, she warms to their cause and promises action on several issues. Leo refuses to see them as they are camped in the lobby, and CJ comes up with a compromise to which they finally agree. Josh is busy with a juvenile who shot his teacher, and who was assisted by his parents to escape to Rome. Now, Josh needs to get him extradited but the Italians are not keen on returning him to Georgia as it is a state that has the death sentence. The President finally calls the "Butterball Hotline" as there seems to be a query over the actual stuffing of the turkey. When he finally gets through, he pretends to be someone from North Dakota.
HEROES: VOLUME ONE
This stunning hardcover collects the amazing online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC show HEROES! This volume — featuring a cover by comics legend Alex Ross — also includes an introduction by Masi Oka (Hiro), all 34 chapters of Season One, and Tim Sale’s artwork as seen on the show.
The comics included have been written and illustrated by some of comics’ and television’s top writers and artists, including Michael Turner, Phil Jimenez, Marcus To, and more!
Heroes Comes to G4
Starting next month, G4 will be airing new episodes of Heroes every Saturday.
This means if you miss it on NBC, you have a definitive source to catch the very same episode on TV later in the week. You will be able to catch the entire first season October 27-28 on G4. After the end of each new episode, G4 will air the “Post Show,” where hosts Kevin Pereira and Blair Butler discuss the episode that just aired. The Post Show will use an Attack of the Show format, bringing in guests, live polls, and video viewer mail and live streaming sessions with fans.
Additionally, by 2010, G4 will gain the rights to air episodes of Heroes through their website at g4tv.com. G4 will also gain the rights to put episodes on their Video-on-Demand service freely starting in 2010.
While NBC may be your #1 source for Heroes, G4 will now be your #2. Enjoy!
G4 is now your cable TV home for all new episodes of Heroes Season 2! That’s right, now you can catch this smash hit series on a second night – Saturdays.
Following each all new episode on G4 will be a live Heroes Post Show where we’ll celebrate the Heroes phenomenon with exclusive interviews, live viewer commentary, interactive polls, behind-the-scenes footage and other exciting Heroes content you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s all part of our live and interactive Heroes Saturday nights only on G4…keeping you plugged in on everything Heroes.
KINDNESS OF STRANGERS PREVIEW
73-Minute Premiere Episode.
Available on DVD and HD DVD August 28, 2007 from
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
The seven-disc DVD set is packed with revealing bonus features, including five featurettes, over 50 deleted scenes plus the 73-minute Tim Kring cut of the original series premiere that has never aired on television and much more. The seven-disc DVD version is priced at $59.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is July 24, 2007.
Heroes: Season 1 reveals some of the show’s hidden secrets with interviews, mini documentaries and extensive profiles, including:
- Unaired Pilot: The Tim Kring Cut with Audio Commentary – A full 73 uninterrupted minutes of the original, unaired, extended pilot episode, as Heroes’ creator Tim Kring first envisioned it, with a character never seen.
- The Making of Heroes – From concept to pop culture phenomenon, a behind-the-scenes look at the hottest new series on television
- Special Effects – The secrets behind the eye-popping visuals that give the Heroes their amazing powers.
- The Stunts – A back stage look at the show’s hair-raising stunts.
- Mind Reader – Matt Parkman’s mind reading abilities reveal your inner Hero with a series of simple tests.
- Profile of Artist Tim Sale – A look at the Eisner Award-winning comic book artist (Spiderman, Batman, Daredevil) behind much of the Manga-influenced artwork used in the show.
- The Score – Go behind the scenes with Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman (of Prince’s The Revolution) as they create their ASCAP Award-winning musical score.
- 50 Deleted and Extended Scenes
THIS THE TRAILER FOR SEASON 2 OF HEROES