Most networks want their own day for their upfront. But others don’t need to be queen for a full 24 hours—thus, Wednesday has become a catch-all day for presentations, which is strange because Friday appears to be wide open. Not only did CBS announce their fall television lineups this morning—TBS and TNT took their turns, too. And not to be left out in the cold, SyFy announced that they’ve picked up a new series, too. After the jump, the shows announced today that have me giddy to press the record button. Keep reading »
Super Bowl Sunday is nine days away, and we’ve already told you about the anti-abortion Focus on the Family ad
you can expect to see if you tune in, rather than heading to Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl. But what about the ads you won’t see? A gay dating site called ManCrunch.com wanted to air the commercial above during the football megacast, but was told by CBS that space is full. “It’s clearly a form of discrimination that we’re getting the runaround, that we’re not being told the truth,” he said. “Quite frankly, there is a lot of ad space available.” CBS also allegedly flat-out nixed an ad from a site called GoDaddy.com. Keep reading »
A few soap stars invaded the nation’s capital over the weekend for a CBS Watch! magazine photo shoot. They were dressed as presidential couples, but added their signature soap sexiness and romance — Jackie Kennedy with a heaving bosom, Bill Clinton actually embracing Hillary, and George and Martha in an erotic fantasy. Terri Colombino, who plays a woman that has been married six times on As the World Turns, donned a hand-painted white couture gown that retails for $2,950 to re-create Nancy Reagan’s 1981 inaugural ball look. According to the Washington Post, she did look like Reagan, but with considerably more cleavage. Ronald Reagan was played by Austin Peck, Colombino’s soap opera husband. These sexy, yet tasteful photos are sure to trump Tyra Banks’s Michelle Obama-inspired photo spread because they offer a bit of nostalgia and don’t just cash in on a craze. This issue of Watch! comes out in January, a perfect time considering the new President of the United States will be enjoying his inaugural festivities. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
All this talk about polyamory has convinced me it’s time to confess a rather intimate secret: I’m a fan of Swingtown on CBS. I know I can’t be the only fan out there — the message boards prove that (Yes, I’m actually reading the message boards. Look, my boyfriend’s been away on business. I’m lonely.), but it’s been difficult to find anyone in real life who admits to watching the show.
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Justin Timberlake could have Janet Jackson naked by the end of his song. In a surprising landmark judicial decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the FCC from fining CBS over half a mil for the infamous 2004 halftime split second strip show…er, wardrobe malfunction. The Court ruled in favor of JT, Janet, and the station for a couple reasons. At the time, the FCC laws weren’t explicit enough to be enforced for the accident, so it became a case of puritanical opinion versus freedom of speech. Also, since it was a live show, there was no way for any CBS employee to prevent Janet’s jug from airing, therefore, there was no network negligence. Nevertheless, Nipplegate was the shot heard ’round the world and the FCC immediately freaked out and created tighter restrictions and higher indecency. The boobie bonanza is over! [Guide Live]
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