41 years ago today it began....
Forty one years ago, the first episode of the greatest television series ever produced Doctor Who
aired. The show ran for 26 season before it was put on "hiatus" back in 1989. In 1996, FOX aired a 2-hour movie that was intended as a new pilot for the series, but it never took off. Now, eight years later, as we celebrate the series history, we can look forward to new episodes staring next year. I can't wait! Until then, I will have to watch a couple of old episodes on DVD and VHS to celebrate my favorite show's big day...
Long banned Family Guy finally airs on FOX.
From the set of the new Dr Who series
IT'S A GUY THING: Fox is doing an about-face regarding a controversial Family Guy episode that it once feared might seem anti-Semitic. On Monday, the network announced that "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" — an episode it previously banned from its airwaves — will make its broadcast debut Dec. 10 at 9:30 pm/ET. However, the episode, which pokes fun at Jewish stereotypes, will air with one minor alteration, per The Hollywood Reporter. When Peter breaks into a song called "I Need a Jew," a lyric that originally read "Even though they killed our Lord" is cut in favor of "I don't think they killed our Lord."
Yeah, that'd be exciting FOX if the episode hadn't already aired on Cartoon Network about umpteen zillion times and was also part of the season three DVD set.
Desperate Housewives gets highest ratings yet.
Free publicity in the wake of last week's Monday Night Football opening propelled a new episode of Desperate Housewives
to its highest ratings to date . Yep, there's no such thing as bad PR. But you know someone at ABC has to secretly be happy that the NBA brawl Friday night pushed this topic off the front burner....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/23/2004 10:39:00 AM