Happy June to everyone. It looks like Alex can’t find any news today, so it’s up to me.
* This first story involves Fox. For 25 years, they’ve been pushing the envelope. The Simpsons, Married….. with Children, Family Guy, American Idol, Temptation Island….. the list goes on and on. Well now…. they’re going antiquing. According to Entertainment Weekly, Leigh and Leslie Keno (from Antiques Roadshow) will go from house to house, helping people find Buried Treasure to sell. Now, you don’t have to find the Roadshow, they find you.
To be honest, I don’t know if it’ll work on Fox. It’s an interesting enough concept, something my mom might watch. I think it would work much better on HGTV or Fine Living, but certainly not Fox.
* Another story from Broadcasting and Cable. Susan Winston, new executive producer of The Talk, is leaving the show after just one week on the job. Now, as you may know, The Talk is the bane of game show fans everywhere. These are just a few reasons why (videos courtesy of CBS and YouTube):
Now, that last clip sparked a whole lot of controversy, but it was included because Mike and Molly is a CBS show, and nobody attacks a CBS show. Especially not while Julie Chen’s hosting (she’s married to the network).
Now, back to this issue at hand. I personally find it a triumph. Perhaps CBS is getting the right idea.
* Remember that story I told you yesterday about Cheryl Cole? Well, according to the New York Daily News, she’s being replaced on the UK version by Kelly Rowland, a former member of Destiny’s Child. What I find interesting is that they called Cole “MIA”. Also, the Daily Mail claims that Cole had to lose 28 pounds and dump her boyfriend, Derek Hough, before she could be introduced to American audiences.
This is the kind of thinking that has gotten us where we are today. In the world of modern media, image is everything. Whatever happened to the days when we were “Free to Be….. You and Me”?
Just my two cents, folks.
* Finally, Season 2 of NBC’s “smash hit” The Voice will premiere after the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2012. This is according to Broadcasting and Cable. I’ve been watching for the blind auditions. The only problem is…… I’m afraid this is going to become another Idol, and I mean that in a bad way. Starting at the live shows, the American public won’t be looking for just the voice. They’ll be looking for who they personally like. If the decision is left to the American public, we’ll have another popularity contest. I really think the judges should ultimately control who wins and who doesn’t.
I’ll see you tomorrow.