Television Briefing: All-Star Edition

parker.jpgParker Posey to star in Fox comedy series The Return of Jezebel James, penned by the creator of Gilmore Girls. Posey plays a single children’s book writer that must ask her estranged sister to carry her child for her.

Zooey Deschanel to star in The Sci-Fi Channel’s six-hour miniseries Tin Man, a re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz.

— It’s on. Comedy Central calls The 1/2 Hour News Hour, Fox News’ conservative, laugh-tracked version of The Daily Show, a “giant stinking turd of an excuse for political satire.”

Mr. Media does an in-depth interview with David Simon, creator of The Wire.

— Delta Airlines to offer 40 to 50 hours of unedited HBO programming, starting in May. New York Times.

— Citing such examples as The Wire, Dexter, and The Sopranos: Why TV Is Better Than The Movies – bold proclamations from Newsweek’s Devin Gordon, via Hollywood Elsewhere.

— Seven dedicated bloggers, a couple throwaway catch-lines, and an animatronic host (compare and contrast Todd Oldham with Kenneth from 30 Rock ) can’t plug all the holes in the sinking Top Design ship. TV Squad.

— Finally, apropos only of our love for the roundball (with apologies to the levitations of Dwight Howard and Gerald Green) the highlight of the (homophobe free) NBA all-star weekend had nothing to do with hoops. Honors go to quote-machine Charles Barkley, who proved that in fact, he can beat a 67 year old referee in a footrace (video and backstory).

Posted by Ted Zee on February 18th 2007 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. Guniagua Says:

    Stay inifmratove, San Diego, yeah boy!

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