Apr 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Either Kwame Jackson, 29, of New York or Bill Rancic, 32, from Chicago, the two remaining contestants on NBC’s runaway hit “The Apprentice,” will hear the long-awaited words “You’re hired” from billionaire Donald Trump near the end of the two-hour season finale airing live (in the Eastern time zone) Thursday from New York. Mr. Trump will be profiled Wednesday on NBC’s “Dateline,” and on Monday, April 12, “Miss USA 2004,” which his company owns and produces, airs on NBC.
Laugh List
Comedy Central this week presents its list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time in a series of one-hour specials airing on five consecutive evenings beginning Monday. A “blue-ribbon panel of comedy legends” made the selections, according to the network. The specials will include performances by numerous comics, including Roseanne Barr, Jim Carrey, Jeff Foxworthy, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld.
The Real Hoopla
Get ready for a Shaq attack. The NBA playoffs begin nearly two months of action on Saturday, with 16 teams looking to survive the first round in best-of-five series. ESPN will carry most games, while ABC will air top matchups on Sundays and then carry complete coverage of the NBA Finals beginning June 6.
Location, Location
States, cities, counties, countries and companies will be represented at “Locations 2004,” a trade show for TV and film location production services, Friday through Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif. For info: www.afci.org.