NBC finally gives Donald Trump his comeuppance: “You’re fired!”

   Well, Donald Trump has really done it this time.  He and his big mouth have succeeded in getting the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants booted off of NBC. This comes right after he got booted off of Univision. You have to wonder, again, about business people in the USA and why they insist on alienating…

Boxing making its comeback to prime time network TV tonight on NBC

 For the first time in something like 30 years NBC is showing boxing on TV, and in prime time at that. Good on them. Tonight they are airing Premier Boxing Champions on NBC starting at 8:30pm ET, and plan to employ such eminent people as Al Michaels to call the action.  I remember the days when network…

Celebrity Apprentice is on tonight. Why is this show not cancelled yet?

Yes, indeed, Celebrity Apprentice is back with another star studded season! Actually, it’s just Donald Trump and the usual second-raters and has-beens including Terrell Owens, Lorenzo Lamas, Geraldo etc. etc. over on NBC starting at 9/8 Central. And I know your reaction is the same as mine. “This show is still on?!” Uh, yes, it…

JIMMY KIMMEL TO GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH LENO, LETTERMAN IN LATE NIGHT

Here is some big news from the world of late night TV. Jimmy Kimmel Live, after spending years following Nightline at 12 midnight and 11 Central on ABC, has been moved 25 minutes earlier to 11:35 and 10:35, going head to head with Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS. All in all, I think this is…

NOW, A FEW WORDS ABOUT ALL THE OLYMPICS COVERAGE ON TV

Here in stinking hot Canada we are currently getting non-stop coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games on TV. CTV and the various channels that have the rights to the Games here are going nuts showing them non-stop. I am not tuning in to much of it, though. I just find I am not that interested in…

MORE BIG TV NEWS: ERIN ANDREWS LEAVES ESPN

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! (Okay I admit it, I like Erin Andrews.) In the same week that Ann Curry gave her tearful goodbye to the Today Show on NBC comes word that the popular and ridiculously-hot sideline reporter Erin Andrews has parted ways with ESPN. Erin was one of several sportscasting free agents out there this year and the word is that…

AND NOW, MY THOUGHTS ON THE WHOLE ANN CURRY SITUATION AT THE TODAY SHOW

As someone who has some first-hand knowledge of the television business, I thought I would talk about the usual nonsense that is going on with that industry, such as this latest Ann Curry nonsense at NBC. As you know, not too long ago Curry replaced Meredith Vieira as co-host of the Today Show. Since then the ratings for the show have tanked…