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Live Blogging the End of the World

Chuck Ross Posted May 20, 2011 at 5:15 AM

Hello everyone. Just a short note to alert you to the fact I am prepared to give up most of my R&R time tomorrow—Saturday—to blog for you live, here on TVWeek.com, various developments regarding tomorrow’s end of the world.

I knew the day was coming—don’t we all—but it wasn’t until I was riding the subways in New York this week between various upfront presentations that I realized that the end of the world was actually this Saturday, May 21, 2011.

At least that’s what it says on the paid billboard ads I saw in a lot of in the subway cars I rode. It’s Judgment Day, and there will be global earthquakes, the ads say. The organization that is telling us that May 21, 2011, will mark the beginning of the end is Family Radio, which calls itself a Christian educational network on its website at www.familyradio.com.

Its leader is Harold Camping, who previously predicted the end of the world in 1994.

Oops.

To be honest, I have my doubts that Saturday, May 21, is gonna be it either. Come on, would a just and loving God pull the switch just days before the release of The Hangover, Part Two?

Would the Almighty really want us to miss the first real chance the Mavs have at winning the NBA championship?

Would the Sage of sages kiss us off before Oprah’s syndication finale?

On the other hand, it IS the May sweeps, so anything is possible.#