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Moraes on TV: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

How it unfolded: 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear'

Please note: The live video stream of the rally has concluded. An overhead view of the rally. (Reuters) COVERING THE COVERAGE: WE WATCH SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO 3:12 p.m. update: Stewart: "You want to know why I am here -- what I want from you? You have already given...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 30, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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WaPo TeamTV's ELECTION NIGHT BINGO

Tired of being told on election night it's going to be a "long night" leading to a "changing of the guard" because "it's the economy, stupid"? Don't let your night be spoiled again by cliché-spewing TV on-air talent and their guest navel gazers! Fight back by playing: WaPo TeamTV's ELECTION...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 29, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  WaPo TeamTV Election Night Bingo  
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The scariest thing you'll see all day...

For those of you having Halloween office parties today:...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 29, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  TV News  
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President Obama attracts slightly fewer 'Daily Show' viewers than candidate Obama

[This blog entry has been updated with ratings] Just under 3 million people watched "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart interview President Barack Obama Wednesday night -- 2.84 million, to be exact. That's the Comedy Central late-night show's third biggest audience ever. The show's two most watched episodes? Both back in...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 28, 2010; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Survival Guide

[This blog entry has been updated] The United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service says in its permit for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear - a permit finally finalized and issued this week - that "The Daily Show and the Colbut Report [ooh snap!] " will...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 28, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Local TV  
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'Big Love' ending

Jeanne Tripplehorn plays Barb Henrickson in 'Big Love.' (Courtesy of HBO)HBO announced its polygamy drama "Big Love" will return for its fifth, and final season on Sunday, Jan 16. That tippity-tap-tap noise you hear is the sound of us breaking into a Happy Dance. Much verbal trilling followed in...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 28, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TV News  
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Paula Abdul's dance show taking on 'American Idol' night in January

Those clever schedulers at CBS have decided to air Paula Abdul's new dance competition series on the same night as "American Idol." "Live to Dance" will premiere with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and then move to its regular time period on Wednesday, Jan 5, airing from 8-9...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 28, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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Mary Hart grills Sarah Palin Thursday on 'Entertainment Tonight'

Less than 24 hours after Jon Stewart's interview with President Obama aired, Mary Hart, the grand dame of "Entertainment Tonight" will be seen on your TV interviewing Sarah Palin at her home in Wasilla. The former Republican vice presidential candidate - and soon to be star of a TLC network...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 28, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  TV News  
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Jon Stewart's rally porta-potties trickling in now

So far, only three porta-potties are set up on the Mall.(The Washington Post/Bill O'Leary) Days before prospective users arrive, porta-potties have started trickling in for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the Mall this coming Saturday. WaPo TeamTV's intrepid correspondent Emily Yahr went back to the...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 27, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Local TV, Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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'Dancing's' Audrina gets hook -- and new show, but still clueless on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The "Dancing with the Stars" rock week results show opens with host Tom Bergeron and sidekick Brooke Burke announcing that the previous night's two lowest vote-getters, Kurt Warner and Bristol Palin are not getting the hook this week because one is an NFL star and the other is named Bristol Palin.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 27, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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'Glee's' 'Rocky Horror' week: We watch so you don't have to

Body image issues! John Stamos! Sue Sylvester tries to take down the glee club, but in a big surprise, is foiled -- again! Fox's "Glee" returned from a baseball-induced rerun this week with the much-hyped "Rocky Horror Picture Show" episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 27, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Glee  
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Courageous park police save Lincoln Memorial from zombies

A pack of zombies sent to the Lincoln Memorial to frighten commuters, terrorize women, and scare a year's growth out of local children were tuned away by brave United States Park Police, WaPo TeamTV's Emily Yahr reports Tuesday. Zombies traveled around Washington on Tuesday to freak out commuters and...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 26, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Local TV  
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'Dancing with the Stars' rock week: We watch so you don't have to

Shooting flames, smoke machines, klieg lights, back arching/lip curling guitarist posers -- it's "Dancing with the Stars" first ever rock 'n' roll night!

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 26, 2010; 2:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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Zombies make date to attack Lincoln Memorial, dine on POTUS

[This blog entry has been updated with response form National Park Service to upcoming zombie visit and more details of zombies's visit to Washington.] Poor President Lincoln -- how did his Mall memorial become the epicenter of wacko TV network marketing stunts? Four days before Comedy Central unleashes its...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 25, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Local TV  
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'South Park': Imitation is the sincerest form of television

Comedy Central is hoping The Reporters Who Cover Television - we tend to have the attention span of an average gnat - have by now forgotten all about the apology "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued to a Web video site for having lifted its material and...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 25, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TV News  
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Celebrities swap lives with non-celebs in new CBS reality series

WaPo Team TV's Identity Theft Bureau chief Emily Yahr has agreed to change her name to David Caruso in hopes we will get to spend a week working on The TV Column with the "CSI: Miami" star for the just-ordered CBS's reality series, "The Same Name." The trade papers are...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 25, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TV News  
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