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"Under the Dome," one of the events of our TV summer, arrives June 24 on CBS, but the trailer arrives right now. Check it out. I think this'll be good - who doesn't love anything by Stephen King (this was adapted from the 2009 novel)? - but I simply can't help but think of "The Simpsons Movie" whenever I think of this...
And here they are...CBS's newcomers. Mostly comedies...
Reason # 749 in the ongoing list of "Why Covering TV can be both Strange And Exhilarating and Vaguely Disturbing, All at the Same Time": Ozzy Osbourne just might do a cameo some day on a CBS crime procedural.
And it's happened! Ozzy Osbourne will do a cameo on tonight's "CSI." Amazing, and we do have a brand new clip. Needless to say, tonight's "CSI" finale is not one to miss . . . Ozzy is in the house.
Quick overview of this cliffhanger: D.B. (Ted Danson) and team must go undercover, and by undercover we mean a Black Sabbath concert.
The end is near, at least for these series, as the 2012-13 wraps. Yup, it's May 6 and we've already missed a few major endings so far, and without wasting your time, here's your handy scorecard of what basics to expect and when over the next few days/weeks... (And by all means, do check back as I'll add more details and shows - no spoilers - as I learn 'em):
"Glee"...Read more »
Well, this '"NCIS" clip featuring Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) was the prime time event last night -- and that includes anything you might have seen on "Dancing with the Stars" or "The Voice" or even Ke$ha's new train derailment of a reality series on MTV. This was it . . . No spoilers so don't watch if you don't want anything spoiled. But it is quite dramatic. As a set up, they're in Berlin to find her father's killer.
It may have taken a weekend to process, but April 19 does now appear to have been the most dramatic day for network television news since Katrina's destruction of New Orleans. It was a roaring blast of images, facts, speculation, gossip, dead-ends, loose ends, wild conjecture, ferocious street reporting, and, at moments, a wild throw-caution-to-the-wind melee that had news crews rushing to the source...Read more »
Jay Leno isn't really going anywhere despite what you may have read. He will leave "The Tonight Show" by next fall, but -- just to bowdlerize the old saying -- when the TV gods close a window, a door opens someplace else.
What's the door for Jay?
There's been all sorts of speculation -- everywhere -- all of it intriguing and certainly feasible. The bottom line: Jay will be...Read more »
Brooklyn is suddenly hot - well, perhaps not "suddenly," but given that yesterday (Monday) MTV chose the Barclays Center for the VMAs while today, CBS News has chosen the Brooklyn D.A. for an extended reality/news series, "suddenly hot" will do.
This six-parter beginning May 21 at 10 sounds pretty good: The incomparable Susan Zirinsky ("48 Hours")...Read more »
This doesn't happen often -- an apology, from a reality show, relative to the Vietnam War. But it happened at the open of Sunday's "The Amazing Race," when Phil Keoghan read this to viewers:
"Parts of last Sunday's episode, filmed in Vietnam, were insensitive to a group that is very important to us -- our nation's veterans. We want to apologize to veterans -- particularly...Read more »
Today a bit of a departure, a happy birthday tribute to a radio institution that had a profound impact on television news, and remains the only continuous news broadcast on the U.S. airwaves since before the Second World War: "CBS World News Roundup" turns 75 years old today.
It's a 10-minute show versus 38 minutes at birth--- hey, you try mounting a 38-minute show when you've turned...Read more »