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February 12, 2008

Quick TV Notes

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 12:08 pm
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A few quick lunchtime tv notes, since I’m going directly from work to a meeting this evening:

Both Big Brother and Jericho return to CBS tonight, at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

The BB 9 contestants are even more buff and beautiful than usual, and the producers have promised to turn up the heat in the house (literally), to encourage the wearing of less clothing. Each contestant will be paired up with their “soul mate” (the producer’s determination, not the contestant’s, though in at least one case it appears that two of the contestants have been dating prior to entering the house), and will have to do everything together. This should make for some tension, and allow the producers to cut the contest short (two evictions per week), since the scripted shows that the first-ever winter season of Big Brother was designed to replace will be coming back in a month or so, now that the writers’ strike is over.

Jericho picks up in the town-against-town battle that it ended its first season on, but quickly jumps forward in time a few weeks to the rebuilding process following the end of the conflict. Viewers who didn’t watch the first season should be accommodated with catch-up updates, and the existing fan, who reversed a cancellation decision by the network with an outpouring of salted nuts (when asked to surrender in the aforementioned battle, one of the characters replied with Anthony McAuliffe’s famous retort), should be happy to see at least a resolution to some of the dangling plotlines.

Also tonight, American Idol (7 p.m., Fox) starts the always-traumatic Hollywood week. For those who don’t mind spoilers, the top 12 male and female contestants have been leaked online, and TV Squad has an analysis of the boys and the girls, along with an analysis of how the show has gotten away from the “undiscovered” talent dipping their feet into the recording industry, and is featuring some contestants who have done some pretty significant (if unsuccessful) wading.

The 300 Project: 6/29


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