Still getting my sea legs after a weekend trip to Chicago in which I was very good to my palate and very bad to my arteries, hence the relative quiet on the blog today.
Where the resumption of talks between the writers and the studios was supposed to be a positive sign, the sides seem almost father apart than ever, and now other networks are starting to follow Fox's lead by announcing strike schedules for early '08.
NBC already has "American Gladiators" slated to take over for "Chuck," among other mid-season reality replacements, and today they announced that "Law & Order" the mothership will return to its old night and time on Wednesday, January 2 -- and will be paired the following week with episodes of "Criminal Intent." They're episodes of "Criminal Intent" that have already aired on USA, but what's that old NBC promo department saying? If you haven't seen it on our network, it might be new to you?
Meanwhile, CBS announced a fairly elaborate post-New Year's makeover that includes the return of "Old Christine" (Mondays at 9:30) and "Jericho" (Tuesdays at 10), the debut of "The Captain," a sitcom with Chris Klein and Jeffrey Tambor (I'm as confused as you are about that pairing), "Comanche Moon" (the final "Lonesome Dove" miniseries) being relocated from its New Year's week graveyard to mid-January, and in a move as depressing as it is unsurprising, the first-ever winter edition of "Big Brother" on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Now how much does it cost to expand my Netflix subscription so I always have a new DVD available?