FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
At yesterday’s TCA press tour, NBC’s chose an interesting strategy when it came to promoting their brilliant but little watched gem FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. That plan — reveal pretty much everything that’s going to happen at the start of season two. Odd choice I suppose, but hey, if it’s going to attract new viewers to the best show on TV that you’re not watching, well this TV Addict’s all for it. For a complete round-up of some serious FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS spoilers, check out Maureen Ryan’s latest blog entry.
LAW & ORDER
The success of the LAW & ORDER franchise is one of the worst things to ever happen to television. Never-ending LAW & ORDERS, three CSI’s, two STARGATES and now a GREY’S ANATOMY spin-off. If there’s one thing television doesn’t need, it’s more generic carbon copies of an already successful and proven formula.
That said, Dick Wolfe may have given us a reason to tune into LAW & ORDER this season. Turns out this TV Addict wasn’t the only one who fell in love with NBC’s short-lived-yet-brilliant series KIDNAPPED. ORDER mastermind Wolf admitted yesterday to a gaggle of reporters that he was a big admirerer of the show, resulting in the hiring of Jeremy Sisto and Linus Roache. Ladies and genteleman. LAW & ORDER may have finally gotten interesting. Stay Tuned…
Step 1: Give Isaiah Washington his first post-GREY’S ANATOMY gig, ensuring maximum media coverage and interest.
Step 2: Replace the BIONIC sister with the far hotter Lucy Hale. (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER fans may remember Hale as Robin’s sister).
Step 3: Watch as BIONIC WOMAN quickly soars to the most buzzed about show online.
That my friends is how you create a guaranteed break-out hit come fall 2007. Congratulations NBC. Too bad you didn’t figure this out last season. Isaiah Washington would have made a great addition to STUDIO 60!