Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I Have No Secret Talent

Some might say I have no overt talent, either, but I sure don't have any secret ones.

I suppose if that bothered me, I could live vicariously through celebrities, who will be competing tonight (CBS, 10 p.m.) in the latest so-called reality offering.

Kicking things off is country singer's Clint Black's attempt at standup comedy; contortionism from Olympic skater Sasha Cohen; and tap dancing from Mya. I guess my personal favorite, though, is "Star Trek's" George Takei, who will be performing country music. (I could totally see him doing Johnny Cash).

From the old-school "Battle of the Network Stars" to "Celebrity Apprentice," we seem to love our celebrities competing for something, so this should be fitting right in with the American viewing public.

'RUNWAY' ON THE MOVE?: NBC/Bravo is in litigation with The Weinstein Co. over the mega-reality hit "Project Runway." The show, one of the mainstays for the Bravo network, signed a new five-year deal with Lifetime that is set to begin in the fall, but NBC (which owns Bravo) is suing to block the move over contractual issues. Considering how huge a property "Runway" is, this is a suit that won't be going away quietly.

TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: "NCIS" (CBS, 8 p.m.) returns with its first new post-strike episode. TVGuide.com's Michael Ausiello is reporting one member of the cast is leaving at the end of the season in a plot twist, but doesn't say who. Well, I know it's not Gibbs (Mark Harmon), and the show would suck if they lost Tony, Ziva, Abby or McGee or even Ducky, so I'm hoping it means Jenny.

"Boston Legal" (ABC, 10 p.m.) also returns with its first post-strike new episode.

On cable, "The Riches" (FX, 10 p.m.) is brand-new, while HBO is showing the documentary "The Greatest Silence: Rape In The Congo" at 10 p.m.


zodin2008 said...

I shared the "Project Runway" news with my wife who is a big fan, thinking she would be majorly upset if it left Bravo, considering how many current Bravo reality shows she watches, and she says she found this past season extremely boring so it didn't bother her as much as I thought it would.

Still, since Bravo has become the reality competition/style maven channel, "Runway" is a far better fit than with Lifetime's weepy movies of the week usually featuring Valerie Bertinelli, Nancy McKeon or Jill Eikenberry.

Consider the CURRENT Tuesday night offerings (at least until "Bones" returns next week, when there will be finally something decent to watch) tonight sounds like a good night to watch the Braves play another fuzzy looking game on my laptop, or perhaps catch up on more season 5 of "The Wire" (on demand) or season 2 of "Brothers & Sisters" (on ABC.com).

Phillip Ramati said...

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think Bones is on Mondays when it returns next week.