Test Pilot #12: The Marriage Ref Debut date: February 28, 2010 Series legacy: One of the worst television series to hit the airwaves in the last few years, a signal that we should all respect Jerry Seinfeld less. Test Pilot is back! It’s a new year, but the historical pilot analysis continues! In case you … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #12, The Marriage Ref
After months of anticipation, loads of great Twitter bits, zero shows and 10,000 free t-shirts, Conan O'Brien finally debuted his TBS talk show, Conan tonight. Critics, fans and anyone with a remote interest in television of the late night variety wondered how Conan would mold his personality to the basic cable network, 11 p.m., etc. … Continue reading Quick thoughts on Conan’s new show, Conan
Image courtesy of The New York Times Ed note: This was originally written for the Indiana Daily Student's WEEKEND. Conan O’Brien has defined the odds time and time again. I mean look at his ridiculous haircut and pale skin: How does someone like that succeed in Hollywood? In Conan’s case, a boat-load of talent, that … Continue reading 22 years of Coco: Conan’s Best Moments
Curious as to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. Again, this whole "project" has gone on too long, but with classes finally wrapping up, I should be able to bash out the final post here in a few days. But first: America's favorite network, NBC! Did things really go as … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — NBC
“In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.” -- Conan O'Brien after announcing that he had signed with TBS and plans to air a late-night series for them in the fall. Yeah, I'm just as surprised … Continue reading TBS is with Coco
Tonight -- well, I guess this week since Leno's Tonight Show started yesterday -- is the makeshift reboot of NBC's schedule, as it's newest hope for ratings success, positive critical response and good buzz, Parenthood debuts at 10 PM. In the last year, NBC's undergone a slew of changes that more or less led to … Continue reading NBC reboot has begun: Where to now?
Tonight is the premiere/re-start of Jay Leno's Tonight Show! I'll wait a few moments while you contain your happiness. Okay. So, will you be watching? Now I know most anyone who reads this probably doesn't consider themselves a fan of Jay Leno, especially after the whole mess that occurred about a month ago. You know, … Continue reading Jay’s back! Who’s pumped?!