Friday, March 09, 2007

More This, A Little Bit Of That

Here are a few notes to tide you over for the weekend.

--Maconite Hugh Neisler will compete on "Deal or No Deal" beginning Sunday night at 9 p.m. and will continue Monday at 8 p.m. For a complete story about Hugh, you can check out my story in The Telegraph or read it at beginning Saturday.

--For years, we have known "The Simpsons" to be set in Springfield, but we don't know which Springfield it is. With the movie coming out this summer, we may find out.

Fox is inviting city officials from Springfields all over the U.S. to compete for the right to screen the movie this July. Some 16 Springfields are competing for the honor across the country, including Oregon's, which is the home state of "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.

--NBC announced it will run an "Office" marathon on March 29, hosted by Paul Lieberstein (one of the shows writer/actors, he plays Toby, the human resources guy). Five episodes will run to accompany new sitcom "Andy Barker, PI." By the way, you can catch all six episodes of "Andy Barker," the new series starring comic Andy Richter, online at, assuming you can find it and get it to work on what is TV's most inefficient Web site.

FRIDAY'S BEST BETS: Tonight's your last chance to catch original CBS shows like "Close To Home" or "Numb3rs" for the next couple of weeks, since they will be pre-empted by the NCAA basketball tournament.

A new comedy by Jennifer Saunders ("AbFab") called "Clatterford" (BBC America, 9 p.m.) airs tonight, starring regular Saunders co-horts Joanna Lumley and Dawn French, among others.

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: The state high school basketball championships will be running all day on Georgia Public Television, so check the listings to see if your team is playing.

I urge you once again to check out "Robin Hood" (BBC America, Sat., 9 p.m.), a highly entertaining remake of the familiar tale.

Sunday has a lot of new stuff, including a new night of comedy on Fox beginning with "The Simpsons" at 8 p.m. On CBS, series star Anthony LaPaglia wrote this week's new episode of "Without A Trace" (CBS, 10 p.m.), which follows new installments of "The Amazing Race" and "Cold Case."


Zodin2008 said...

With the USA series over with, the only things I watch on Fridays (for now) will be "1 vs. 100" a game show that's surprisingly entertaining (unlike Howie and his 'Deal'-ettes) & "Real Time with Bill Maher".

You have been promoting High School hoops, but why not mention that Georgia has a do or die SEC tourney game tonight against hated (and hateful) Florida at 7:30?

I assume since you are in Macon, you'd be able to see that though since I live in the Northern Virginia area, I will have to hear if we pulled off the miracle upset late.

Go Dawgs...but barring a miracle, I assume it's NIT for us.

Gina said...

Watched my first ever episode of The Office the other night and LOVED it! It's friggin hilarious! I've Netflixed the first two seasons, so here's hoping they come in soon!

Phillip Ramati said...

Glad you enjoyed The Office, Gina. For my money, it's still TV's No. 1 comedy.

Zod, having watched the massacre that was Friday's UGA game, I'm pretty glad I forgot to mention it.