Friday, November 30, 2007

Catching Up

Sorry for no updates over the past week, hopefully you've been able to watch TV without me.

As you can see, I've had my hands full. That's me with Jacob Edward Ramati, for whom I'm already planning a TV schedule to enjoy in the near future.

Some of the highlights of the past week included:

--"Heroes" building up to a terrific finale after a weak early part of the season.

--"Journeyman" and "Chuck" taking their games to a new level. "Chuck" and "Life" also got full season orders, which is very good news.

--Cutthroat Bitch getting the axe on "House." I really thought she and 13 (Olivia Wilde) were going to be locks to stay, because both have been great additions to the cast. Worry not, however, Cutthroat Bitch fans: Actress Anne Dudek will be back for at least one more episode when the show returns in January.

--It looked as though the WGA and the studios might be close to a settlement, but reports today indicate that the two sides aren't any closer to resolving the strike.

I'll be back to a normal blog schedule beginning Monday.

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: A modernish, updated, sort of sequel to the classic "Wizard of Oz" airs this weekend with Part 1 of the new mini-series "Tin Man" (Sci-Fi, Sun., 9 p.m.) Zooey Deschanel plays D.G., a descendent of the original Dorothy. My question is, will the new film synch up to any Pink Floyd albums?

Only "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 9 p.m.) and "Las Vegas" (NBC, 10 p.m.) are new tonight.

"Torchwood" (BBC America, Sat., 9 p.m.) wraps up an excellent first season this weekend. Fear not, fans - Season 2 airs here beginning in January.

On Sunday, "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 9 p.m.) brings in a tornado, followed by "Brothers & Sisters."

"The Amazing Race" (CBS, 8 p.m.) is followed by the TV movie "Pictures of Hollis Woods" at 9 p.m., starring Sissy Spacek and Alfre Woodard.

Finally, cable has some good offerings, with "Dexter" and "Brotherhood" getting close to wrapping up on Showtime, while HBO offers the documentary "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" at 8 p.m.


hotspur said...

Nice photo. I assume you are the one with the beard ?

Phillip Ramati said...

Well, if the kid is growing a beard after 8 days, someone's in trouble.

Uncleboogie said...

So nice to have babies around. enjoy the rascal when he is tiny because at 14 it is a whole new ballgame.

Phillip Ramati said...

Well, fortunately, I get to be the fun uncle that spoils the kid and not the guy who has to get into the nuts and bolts of changing diapers, so I have that going for me!