May 5, 2003  •  Post A Comment

The WB’s Friday night lineup wraps this week with finales of What I Like About You at 8, Greetings From Tucson at 8:30, Reba at 9 and Grounded for Life at 9:30. Tonight, ABC will air what could be the series finale of The Practice from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., while NBC is airing the season finale of Crossing Jordan. What could be the series finale of Angel on The WB airs Wednesday at 9 p.m.
The six-week drought is over. Don Imus’ nationally syndicated radio show, last seen March 17, is once again being simulcast live on MSNBC starting today. The only difference viewers will notice-if they’re up that early-is that there is live news, anchored by an overnight MSNBC anchor, from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., then the first three hours of Imus in the Morning cranks up. Imus has been a ratings contributor and a distinct alternative to morning TV news options since it joined MSNBC’s lineup in 1996 but always has been susceptible to pre-emption for breaking news.
Cable modem bills could rise dramatically if the Federal Communications Commission loses its case before the federal appeals court in Seattle Thursday. Under challenge is an agency ruling last year classifying cable’s high-speed Internet service in a way that insulates it from local regulation. Critics want to overturn the FCC decision so that cable’s modem service will be subject to local franchise fees and other regulatory obligations.