Monday, June 9, 2008

Random TV Tidbits

Below are some random TV tidbits which I've recently spotted online and thought I'd share.

-- According to "American Idol" winner David Cook will be performing the National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, June 10th.

-- My current Sunday favorite, "Million Dollar Password", will have a special Thursday episode (June 12th) featuring celebrity contestant Betty White. Betty was a regular celebrity contestant on the original "Password", as well as being the widow of host Allen Ludden.

-- TV Guide reported that "Heroes" will have a three-hour season premiere on September 22nd, which includes a one-hour refresher episode followed by the two-hour Season 3: Villains premiere.

-- In "24" news, TV Guide reported that the show will precede its season premiere in January with a two-hour movie prequel which will air on November 23rd.

-- "Fringe" is one of my must-see new Fall shows. Variety reports that two of the new FOX dramas "Fringe" and "Dollhouse" will air with limited commercial breaks. According to Variety "That means just five minutes of national commercial time during the hour."

-- For all "My Name is Earl" fans, Watch with Kristin at E!Online reports that Jenna Elfman will have a guest appearance in the first episode of the new season. The season premieres on Thursday, September 25th.

-- In regards to the yet untitled Office-spinoff, "The Office" fans can breathe a sigh of relief according to Watch with Kristin at E!Online who reports that Steve Carell stated "As far as I know, nobody is leaving ship. At least at this point, from what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s based on any of the characters from the existing show. It’s an entirely new setup with new characters."

-- Fans of TV's cutest nerd "Chuck" can look forward to a great Season 2 according to its star, Zachary Levi, who informed TV Guide that "It's twice the action, twice the drama and twice the romance," Levi teases. "It's Chuck squared." Look for the "Chuck" Season 2 premiere on Monday, September 29th.