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Ouch! Reporters Rip ‘I’m a Celebrity’

TV critics aren’t generally fans of reality shows. But NBC’s reality megaseries "I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!" is generating particularly harsh scorn from a different subset of the media scribe tribe: reporters. Within the last few hours, two…

Conan’s First Reviews: Warm, Not Gushy

The last time Conan O’Brien debuted as host of late night show, the reviews were brutal. Sixteen years later, critics seem a bit more impressed. While not glowing, the early notices for O’Brien’s inaugural edition of "The Tonight Show" were…

ABC’s McPherson: Comedy Hot. Nielsen … Not

ABC chief Steve McPherson had a busy weekend, greenlighting a dozen new and returning bubble shows in preparation for the fall. The new issue of TelevisionWeek has my Q&A with McSteve. While he doesn’t drop any bombshells, McPherson reveals just…

TV’s Staffing Depression

Just in time for the weekend comes another horror story from the front lines of Hollywood’s war on costs. My former Variety colleague Cynthia Littleton has an article out today nicely summing up the nightmare that is this spring’s TV…

Joe Biden Says You Shouldn’t Read This Post

One of TV MoJoe’s five (hundred million!) readers emailed me a few minutes ago to complain about the lack of any new posts since last night. I appreciate the desire for fresh content … but, sheesh, people! I am not…

Fun With Captain Caveman

So we still haven’t decided on a name for this afternoon link machine. One friend suggested Afternoon Joe. I kinda like—it’s got that late-day coffee-fix feel to it. I’m also mulling PM Magazine (after my favorite prime access newsmag of…

It’s the Late Afternoon…Something

It’s 4 o’clock. Where’s everybody gone? Nope, Oprah’s not on. (Though feel free to get jiggy with it like Carlton). At least not here in L.A. Instead, everybody’s hunched over their computers for TV MoJoe’s … well, I haven’t thought…

But What Will Wil Wheaton Think?

Just two weeks until the new “Star Trek” explodes into theaters. Get ready for all manner of mind meld, boldly going and live long and prosper puns. Both major newsweeklies are out with splashy packages on JJ Abram’s new movie,…