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TVMoJoe: This Is It!

TVMoJoe has only been in existence since late April, but it’s already time to begin another chapter in this blog’s history. Yes, this is my final MoJoe post on TVWeek.com. I’m moving on to join TheWrap.com as TV editor after…

Michael Jackson Mania: What’s Next

The Michael Jackson memorial is over, but anyone who thinks this storyline will disappear from the pop culture landscape any time soon is probably living in Neverland. So what’s next? Let’s count the possibilities… with the major caveat that what…

WTF? Networks Ditch Logic with New Show Titles

Network TV’s attack on grammar– and common sense– continues. Today, the CW officially revealed that it was changing the name of "Parental Discretion Advised," the "Gilmore Girls" meets "Everwood" family drama that’s a favorite of many network insiders. The new…

Sarah, Plain and… Pathetic

RELATED: Suing for peace in late night. Sarah Palin is attacking David Letterman for daring to make a joke involving her daughter. But it turns out Letterman’s hardly the first late night comic to use Palin progeny as a punchline….

Suing for Peace in Late Night

This week’s column takes a look at the mythology of the Late Night Wars. My conclusion: It’s time to give peace a chance. Check it out here. 

Dear NBC: Please Tone Down the Hype on Conan

 OK, so TV MoJoe likes the Conan. And we’ve been pretty consistent in warning against reading too much into the overnight household ratings for the latenight daypart– both when "The Tonight Show" premiered strongly, and when "Late Show" rallied back…

Why Reality ‘Stars’ Ought to Be Treated Like Actors

So who needs a column when you’ve got a blog? Good question. And, indeed, it’s one I considered quite a bit as TVWeek has made the transition from a print and online publication to an Internet-only based destination. During the…

Hair Comes Conan, At Long Last

Due to some bugginess with the relaunch of TVWeek.com, I’m reposting this week’s column below: It’s another sunny day in Southern California, and Conan O’Brien is about to go for a ride. The soon-to-be host of “The Tonight Show” waits…

Why CBS Should Move ‘CSI’ … and ‘The Mentalist’

File this one under total rampant unfounded speculation. Or, perhaps, Modest Proposals. CBS should consider moving the original-recipe incarnation of “CSI” to 10 p.m. Thursdays. I have not a shred of evidence to suggest the network has any plans whatsoever…

TV Is Good

I love this stuff. That, in under five words, sums up why I consider myself beyond blessed to have spent virtually the whole of my adult life getting paid to write about television. It’s also the underlying theme of this…