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This past week, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Knight Rider, two shows that were rumored to be heading for cancellation, were extended to full season orders.  Both shows are based on popular 1980s franchises and have been getting low ratings against tough competition.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles airs on Monday nights at 8pm against Chuck, Gossip Girl, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dancing With the Stars, and Monday Night Football, which shares a similar demographic and takes a big chunk of the ratings.  Like a lot of other shows in the current season, Fox offers all the new episodes online, which makes it less important to see the show in its first run on television.  I think we’re finally seeing the full effect of airing episodes online for free with how many struggling shows we have this season.

Knight Rider airs on NBC Wednesday nights at 8pm against Pushing Daisies, Bones, America’s Next Top Model, New Adventures of Old Christine, and Gary Unmarried. While not nearly as competitive as Sarah Connor’s time slot, it still faces a tough variety of content; from Daisies stylized quirkiness to Bones’ intriguing cases and whatever the heck people see in Top Model. With rumors that David Hasselhoff will be guest starring in future episodes, I can picture a spike in the ratings, maybe even a big enough one to warrant a second season for the struggling action show.

Love them or hate them? Either way you have 9 more episodes to give them a chance.

Wow, Monday really seemed to fly by.  I hope that you can enjoy some of these great articles, videos, and games with your morning coffee/breakfast/whatever.

  • Richard Donnor talks Lethal Weapon and Superman (LA Times)
  • How in the world can paper be stronger than steel? Are we already in the future? (CNN)
  • The 25 Best (and Worst) Star Wars moments… (EW)
  • A fan of the NBC detective series Life? Head on over to its official site to play some fun simple (but addictive) games based on the show. (NBC)
  • Surfing the web can actually be good for our health? (Geek Sugar)
  • And if you still have some time left over, than catch up on full episodes of the funny CBS comedy, How I Met Your Mother. (TV Guide)

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NBC is airing a special two hour premiere for its new series Crusoe, which stars Philip Winchester as Robinson Crusoe, the famed castaway, and Tongayi Chirisa as Friday, a native that Crusoe befriends.  The series is a direct adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s novel of the same name.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, the story follows Crusoe, a family man who is stranded on a desert island and forced to use his wits to survive. Along with Friday, Crusoe must face off with “marauding militias, hungry cannibals, wild cats, starvation and apocalyptic lightning storms”.  The new series will be using a style similar to ABC’s Lost, where we will flashback to the time before Crusoe was stranded on the island to learn about his life and family that he left behind.

The series co-stars Sam Neill and Anna Walton. Click the pictures below to enlarge.

Did you know that there are webisodes based on the action/comedy television show Chuck over on NBC’s website?  I didn’t either.  The webisodes revolve around Chuck’s fictional work place, the Buy More. The first video features Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence), Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Anna (Julia Ling), as Big Mike has to explain to them the corporate policy about dating in the work place.The second features Casey (Adam Baldwin), as he shows us how to rid the Buy More of unwanted pests and make the work place a more healthy environment.

This should hold us off until the next new episode of Chuck airs on Monday, October 20th.

Posted on October 14th, 2008 by pjflip | Leave a Comment (1)
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Justin Bruening in Knight Rider

After a disappointing TV Movie earlier in the year, “Knight Rider” returns tonight with the promise of change. Gary Scott Thompson, the writer/producer of “Las Vegas” and writer of “The Fast and the Furious”, has taken over the executive producer choirs and he has spoken out about his own personal distaste for the TV Movie. Add to that early reviews which have said that the series throws away the TV Movie and goes in a completely different direction and the fact that Val Kilmer will continue to voice K.I.T.T in the new show and I’ll watch (at least for now).

The series premieres tonight on NBC at 8. Click to enlarge photos from NBC’s official site.

Kitt on Knight RiderDeanna Russo in Knight RiderJustin Bruening in Knight Rider

I never thought that this past year’s (WGA) writer’s strike would have had positive repercussions, but after seeing this alternate ending to the second season of Heroes, I’m glad the writers went on strike. You see, due to the strike, the creative forces behind Heroes scrapped the current storyline they were developing and went into a completely different (and much better IMO) direction; which will lead into season 3 “Villains”. This is a vision of what could have happened (a future which has been diverted).

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