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Moraes on TV: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Conan, Booker Kiss and Make Up on "Tonight Show"

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and NBC late night host Conan O'Brien took one last whack at that horse they've been beating on Conan's "Tonight Show" Friday. "Many jokes are made about Newark by comedians constantly," Conan noted. "I happened to make one; you honed in on me like a...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 17, 2009; 1:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Booker Preps for Epic Conan Battle on Ashton's Facebook Page

Trying to squeeze every drop of media whoredom out of his Friday night appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," Newark mayor Cory Booker dropped by Ashton Kutcher's ustream channel and Facebook page for a "Live Pre-Game Show," hosted by filmmaker Jason Pollock. "Who would have thought [Booker] would...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 16, 2009; 8:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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TLC Sues Jon Gosselin for Breach of Contract

A new chapter in "Jon vs Kate + TLC"! TLC cable network on Friday sued Jon Gosselin, of "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" fame, for allegedly breaching his contract with the cable network when he started getting paid to do interviews on celebrity suck-up shows and generally carrying on, around...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 16, 2009; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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TLC Cobbles Together More "Jon & Kate Plus 8"

As Jon and Kate Gosselin take off their gloves and really start pounding on each other in the press, TLC cable network has had to adjust its plans on its hit series starring America's Most Dysfunctional Family. A little while ago, TLC said "Jon & Kate Plus 8" would wrap...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 15, 2009; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kelsey Grammer Replaced by Charlie Brown

ABC is bumping Kelsey Grammer in favor of Charlie Brown. ABC has decided to preempt Grammer's low-rated new Wednesday 8 o'clock sitcom "Hank" with a second night of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on Oct.28. The Charlie Brown special will already have run at 8 on Tuesday -- on...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 15, 2009; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Viewers Cautiously Return to Post-DeLay "Dancing"

One week after fractured feet 86'd controversial former House majority leader Tom "The Hammer" DeLay from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," viewers celebrated by flocking to the dance competition's Tuesday results show in season-best numbers. The night before, the DeLay-less Monday performance broadcast also saw a noticeable week-to-week uptick...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 14, 2009; 7:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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MTV's "Gone Too Far" is DOA

MTV's deceased-DJ intervention show was DOA Monday night. Only half a million people bothered to check out Adam Goldstein's series "Gone Too Far" in which he purported to be a cleaned up addict who was hell-bent on recruiting other young addicts for rehab. Only, of course, we know that was...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 13, 2009; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Macy's Parade-Snubbed "Glee" Creator Kicks Jay Leno

We wrote about how Macy's withdrew its offer to feature the cast of "Glee" performing at its annual Thanksgiving Day parade after NBC pointed out to the Macy's people, who apparently don't watch much television, that "Glee" is a Fox series, and that mired-in-fourth-place NBC isn't in the business of...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 13, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will TNT Burn Off "Southland"?

Within hours of word getting out that NBC had given "Southland" the hook before it even debuted, word on the street was that it was being foisted upon TNT. TNT, not coincidentally is owned by the same company that owns Warner Bros. Television, where "Southland" is produced by John Wells....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 13, 2009; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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