Thursday, July 12, 2007

Catching Up

Just a quick update today, since I have a lot of regular, non-TV work to catch up with.

The big news in the TV world is Springfield, VT was named the "official Springfield" for "The Simpsons," winning a contest against most of the other Springfields in the US. The prize for winning said contest is the opportunity to host the premiere of "The Simpsons" movie that hits the big screens this month. So now you have another reason to visit Vermont.

Vermont, incidentally, edged Illinois for the honor.

In other news, "Smallville" has cast the role of Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, aka Clark's cousin. The role is going to Lauren Vandervoort. For a picture of her and for more on the story, check out TV Guide's Web site here:

Also, Katie Cassidy has signed on to be a recurring character on "Supernatural." Cassidy, the daughter of pop star David Cassidy, will play a 20-year-old demon hunter.

THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: One of my pet peeves in life is people who screw up the lyrics to popular songs. I mean, if you don't know the words, then stop frakkin' singing. So it's a fair bet that I won't be tuning into "Don't Forget The Lyrics!" (Fox, 8:30 p..m.), the newest reality offering from the same network that gives us "American Idol."

Also new tonight is "Burn Notice," (USA, 10 p.m.), which still features Bruce Campbell, which makes it worth watching.


zodin2008 said...

With "Studio 60" gone, sadly Thursday has turned into another movie night; I can't even watch Baseball because the Braves aren't back until Friday.

At least "Psych" and the increasingly unwatchable "Monk" are back tomorrow. My wife & I are bordering on retiring from "Monk". It's been largely unwatchable going on 3 years now but I have been sticking with it out of habit.

"Monk" was at it's very best it's first 3 years or so. You had Sharona (far less boring then the dreary Natalie) and the writers actually attempted to surprise you with the mystery, and not give away the murder in the first five minutes. With the "Love Boat" style guest stars anyway, you pretty much know who the murderer is going to be, even if they don't announce it immediately (like when Sean Astin guest starred last year).

"Monk" has become this show where they think the audience only cares about Monk's latest idiosyncracies. Or, "gee, how funny would it be to have Monk at a Rock Concert or Monk at a shopping mall..." Ha ha.

The point is, my taste for this show has been gone a while.

Phillip Ramati said...

Psych and Monk are the subject of tomorrow's posting.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a show similar to "don't forget the lyrics" on NBC called "sining bee?"

Phillip Ramati said...

I think there might be. A lot of the reality shows rip each other off, and it's too much effort to keep them all straight.