Friday, February 29, 2008

Oprah's Big Give

The latest in reality fare hits the small tube Sunday with "Oprah's Big Give" (ABC, 8 p.m.) The queen of all media gives a group of people money to do good works. At the end of the run, the one who does the most good wins a prize of his or her own.

Anything with Oprah's name attached is a sure-fire ratings grabber, so expect this one to be a mainstay for a while.

SCRUBS UPDATE: OK, maybe not so much an update. TVGuide.com's Michael Ausiello is reporting that ABC is in serious talks to air an 18-episode season next year when NBC gives up the rights to the show. It's a rumor already denied by NBC, which has five episodes left in the can and has been negotiating with show creator Bill Lawrence about a four-episode deal to wrap up the series.

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: Absolutely nothing tonight that isn't reality or a rerun, so enjoy your Friday night out on the town.

Saturday brings a new episode of "Torchwood" (BBC America, 9 p.m.)

On Sunday, my favorite new sitcom this season, "Aliens In America" (CW, 8:30 p.m.) returns, following a new episode of "Everybody Hates Chris."

2 comments:

Phillip Ramati said...

I forgot to add that for the five viewers that may care, "Dirt" returns to FX Sunday night 10 p.m. This is a hideous show, but there's no accounting for taste.

zodin2008 said...

Thanks for the "Dirt" update. Now I know when NOT to turn on FX.

I love "Scrubs" but I was actually looking forward to it being over - it has run its course.