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Here's last night's full Top Ten on Letterman — and it's a good one, via Mick Jagger. By the way, no Keith Richards because (I am told) he had a bad cold last night. Of course, he's also got to rest up for tonight's big "12/12/12." Dave notes the first time the Stones were on "this stage" was 1964 . . .
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, announced on "The Today Show" this morning that she and husband Henry Hager are expecting their first child this spring.
This sort of thing doesn't happen often on the morning shows — and even though she is a correspondent, it's still unusual. So in that spirit — oh, and before I get, congratulations — here's the big moment . . .
Mick Jagger presents the Top Ten on "Late Show with David Letterman" (absent Keith, who was also expected - therein probably lies a story). You don't see this often, in fact never, so worth a look...
Wednesday, one Ms. Barbara Walters -- we know her fondly and familiarly as "Babs" -- will release her 10 most fascinating people/ 2012 edition at 9:30 p.m.; it's always an audience grabber because audiences love to grab onto her first choice and bicker over it. (Oh come on, really!?) Naturally, we've got our own most-fascinating list here, and let the disputes begin -- but by "fascinating"...Read more »
Mun2, the TV home of Mexican "banda" star Jenni Rivera, who along with her entourage, died in a plane crash Sunday, will air a two-day marathon of her hit unscripted, "I Love Jenni," beginning tonight through tomorrow.
Meanwhile, contrary to reports, it's unclear just how far along Rivera was in development for an ABC sitcom based on the mun2 series, which is a big hit for the NBCUniversal/Comcast-onwed network. Before her death, she'd just begun exploring a future sticom under the auspices of Bob Boyett, the second half of ABC's '80s hit factory, Miller/Boyett; Boyett has long since left TV for Broadway and the stage, where he's a prominent producer... ABC yesterday there as yet no pilot - just an idea still in formation.
The Mun2 statement:
In honor of its network star Jenni Rivera, mun2 will present two marathons of its original reality series “I Love Jenni,” season two, tonight and tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, from 6 p.m. EST to 2 a.m. EST. The mun2 original celebrity reality series is focused on Rivera, Latin music Icon, who perished in a tragic plane crash in Mexico yesterday. The network will continue to run episodes from season two on Wednesday, December 12, at 6 p.m. EST and from 10 p.m. EST to 2 a.m. EST. Episodes of “I Love Jenni” season one and the series Rivera Executive Produced “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis ‘n Control” are airing on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. mun2 is also dedicating over 30 hours of Jenni Rivera music in its video programming starting today through Friday, December 14. Season two of “I Love Jenni,” which had its finale in July of this year, had reached an audience of nearly 5 million total viewers.
Lifetime is wasting no time in putting woeful "Liz & Dick" in its rearview mirror — the Rob Lowe movie based on the endless, noisy, tiresome, noisy circus known as the Casey Anthony trial has an airdate. "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" will air ... drum roll ... Jan. 19. A biggish deal this is, because Lifetime gets huge numbers for these headline-ripping efforts, and with Lowe...Read more »
In a sign that they are Hot — Very Hot — FX has ordered a pilot from Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, co-producers of "Homeland" who — along with Alex Gansa — walked away with a Best Drama Emmy this year. The title of the series-in-waiting is "Tyrant" and there is no ETA for the pilot about "the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation." But this is certainly going to be a topic of conversation at the forthcoming TV critics' press tour, and a fall arrival date would seem a reasonable one for a series, assuming the pilot goes to series (which is a very good assumption). The very busy Craig Wright — who's had a play on Broadway ("Grace") and an MTV series ("Underemployed") — is also attached.
This doesn't happen often, and by "this" we mean that stars of a reality series win the big prize in another reality series — one of the biggest and certainly the most prestigious of them, notably "The Amazing Race," which concluded its 21st edition last night.
And if you do want to find out who the winners are, go to the jump, and if you don't want to find out don't go...Read more »
"Duck Dynsasty" just blew the feathers off of A&E's demo ratings record. Last night's edition was was seen by 6.5 million viewers, 3.9 million of whom were between the ages of 18 and 49 which is pretty much the only age networks care about. This strange little comedy/unscripted is quite the hit...How strange? Click below...
The potential faux-candidacy of faux-candidate Stephen Colbert took another faux-step forward last night in the wake of Jim DeMint's resignation from the U.S. Senate next month, with Colbert demanding in all-faux-seriousness that viewers should tweet S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley why he should make this faux-run and why he'd be such a great faux-replacement:
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