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Reality Renewals: ‘The Mole’ and ‘The Two Coreys’

The Two CoreysAt what point did become less about Arts and more about Entertainment?  The cable channel - which already boasts quality programs like - has just chosen to bring back the , starring and .  (Apparently it takes more than one season for those Lost Boys to talk about their glory years.) 

This spring, the horribly-painful-to-watch series promies to bring “more drama, tension and laughs as they struggle to make their relationship and careers work.”  Wasn’t that the theme last year?  I’d think it would be safe to blame the for this renewed interest in their sad lives.  As much as I enjoyed watching Haim cry about not having a girlfriend in his life, I don’t think I could do it again.  Well, maybe….

Meanwhile, is dusting off one of their own reality classics: .  (I don’t think that revival will ever reach -proportions.)  The only reason I fondly remember the series was because it brought into the primetime spotlight long before he was deemed a credible news source.  (Prior to that, I had been admiring him during the pre-dawn hours on .)

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This Week on TV (12/31-1/6)

Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

(Reminder: You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (12/31)
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008 (ABC, 10pm):  and will co-host the event.  Is old enough to be associated with a drinking holiday?
  • New Year’s Eve Live (FOX, 11pm):  Idol alums and will perform.  In just a few short weeks, we’ll start caring about a new batch of .
  • Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade (MTV, 11pm):  NYC masked ball will include Kid Rock and Mary J. Blige.  Has it already been a year since we were forced to watch and kiss?
  • NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (NBC, 11:35pm):  Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will be performing.  This may be the first time in a while someone has stayed awake to watch show.

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Keep The Kids Amused Online Today

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Hot Deals, Internet,

3D SnowflakeYou have just realized that your buds are do anytime and you just had to finish “testing” their new electronic toys before wrapping them. You know that not only do you not have any wrapping paper left, your kids are bugging you that they don’t have anything to do after you spent your last cent on them. Combine both projects and send the kidlets to Paper Snowflakes. They can download wrapping paper, create gift tags, make snowflakes out of coffee filters, and even play a few games.

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This Week on TV (12/24-12/30)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl


MONDAY (12/24)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  Am I the only one who still gets creeped out when I see the Grinch?  He’s not exactly kid-friendly.
  • (NBC, 8pm):  You officially have one last chance to be grateful before Christmas officially begins.
  • (FOX, 8pm): In case you need a reminder why having more kids during the holidays might not be a good thing.
  • (ABC, 9pm):  If you don’t want to get your child a pet, force them to watch this movie and convince them that animals were meant to be free.

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Friday Ratings: ABC Wins the Ratings ‘Duel’

After five attempts, Duel finally scored the most chips of the evening.  When the night was over, had the most viewers while had a slight edge on the demos.




  • * (6.1 million, 1.3/4 in 18-49) was down from last week’s new episode.
  • (5 million, 1.3/4) placed last in the hour.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Friday’s ratings here.)

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Wednesday Ratings: Viewers Prefer CBS Leftovers

Despite the continuation of newbies Duel and Choirs, repeats on CBS were the most appealing thing of the evening.

Til Death



*denotes repeat

(You can review last Wednesday’s ratings here.)

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘The Biggest Loser’ Inches Past CBS

Although narrowly lost in the viewers to , it outweighed its competitors in the demos.

The Biggest Loser


  • Approx. 11.4 million watched Bill crowned (4.6/13 in 18-49).
  • (2.8/7) weighed in second with 10.8 million viewers.
  • * (9.9 million, 3.3/9) did slightly better than one week ago.
  • * (4.4 million, 1.5/4) dropped about 1.3 million.
  • (1.4 million, 0.6/2) did just as well as its lead-in.


  • (7.7 million, 2.1/6) saw a decrease of 1.3 million.
  • (7.2 million, 1.8/5) was off by 600,000.

(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)

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Monday Ratings: CBS Survives ‘Clash’, ‘Duel’

A new crop of reality entries couldn’t take down the comedy/CSI combo on .  The Eye Network was victorious with the viewers and the 18-49s.



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The Zip Code Puzzle Hits Close to Home

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Internet, Toys,

Zip Code Jigsaw Puzzle

If you or someone you know loves jigsaw puzzles, Firebox has a unique one for you. It’s the Zip Code Puzzle…a jigsaw of the neighborhood map of your choice! Just send in the house number, street name and zip code you desire, and voila! Firebox will create a one-of-a-kind, highly personalized jigsaw—a VERY detailed map featuring the chosen address. The coolest part? The centerpiece is your home address,  shaped like a house (see above).  The puzzle contains 400 pieces of “high quality millboard,” and measures 12.25 x 18.5”. Since each map is based on the U.S. Geological Survey, it will even contain water landmarks, buildings, main roads and more. Plus, each jigsaw comes with a gift label that can be personalized for the recipient. A great, one-of-a-kind gift. Available for $35 USD.

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This Week on TV (12/17-12/23)

Gossip Girl


MONDAY (12/17)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  The first of six-airings this week.  In this game show, the contestants ‘challenge each other’s intellect and skill, but a single wrong answer disqualifies them from trying for the $1.5 million prize.’  Seriously - if a show is going to be named ‘Duel’, it should involve body blows.
  • (NBC, 8pm):  This four-part series brings us Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey and Kelly Rowland.  Surprisingly, this combo is not part of some program.
  • (ABC, 9pm):  “Eric must organize a baby party without ruining friendships.”  His pals are all hoping they don’t have to come.
  • (NBC, 10pm):  “Dan is sent to rescue a mother and son in an RV hanging from a cliff.”  Just for clarification—do his travels always predate the existence of 911?

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