Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hollywood Babble On & On #437: Boob Tube Bits

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They managed to finish the negotiations for Conan O'Brien's exit, the redheaded stranger will be supplementing his staff's severance payments out of his own kick. Now the speculating about what he'll do next has begun in earnest. Will he go to Fox? Will he do cable TV? Will he do movies with Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow?

It's all wide open for him.

People in the industry are now loudly asking how NBC-U honcho Jeff Zucker manages to hold onto his position after this latest in a long line of disasters, with only Mark Cuban agreeing with him. Well I think there are three possibilities:

1. BLACKMAIL: Zucker has some information on the high mucky-mucks of NBC-U's parent company that could result either in firings, indictments, or divorces. Will he be able to use this on his incoming masters from Comcast? I don't know.

2. BLACK MAGIC: Basically a deal with Satan where Zucker gets to destroy a company, yet still get paid large amounts of money, and not get fired out the window.

3. BLACK OPS: The premise here is that Zucker belongs to a secret society bent on world conquest through shitty television.

What do you think?


The AMC channel home of
Mad Men has given the green-light to a television series adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic book.

I think this will be the first TV series based on the premise of a zombie apocalypse, though I am a little puzzled by this cast photo from the pilot:

I know, I'm a stinker.

1 comment:

  1. This is not only a dumbass move, but I do not see the re-helmed jay Leno Tonight Show getting any ratings. There is just too much public admiration support for Conan for them to turn in, I do ot know how many celebs will want to be booked on teh Tonight Show after this.

    Jeff Zucker is an idiot, Jay should have just retired. Conan now should move to Comedy Central