Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Big Small Screen Predictions for 2010


Jay Leno will get downsized.
NO, unfortunately we are not calling for the end of the unmitigated disaster that is THE JAY LENO SHOW. Well, at least not yet. Rather, we predict that after successfully taking the pressure off NBC for the 2009/10 development season, the band-aid that is Jay Leno’s 10PM talk show will slowly begin to be peeled off. Allowing for the Peacock Network to commence the long and arduous process of reclaiming their dignity starting with Thursday nights at 10PM, which will return to the realm of scripted fare in Fall 2010.

Simon Cowell will remain on American IDOL.
Much to the chagrin of competing networks, Simon Cowell will not be throwing in his trademark V-neck T-shirt. Forget the rumours, reports and speculation,because the facts are these: There is absolutely no way FOX is going to allow their golden goose to simply fly the coop. Seriously. Whether it requires Rupert Murdoch to personally back up the proverbial Brinks Truck and in the process make Cowell the highest paid personality in television history, or completely tailor IDOL’s schedule to allow him the time he needs to properly import his UK hit THE X FACTOR to America, you can take this to the bank; Cowell will be back.

SUPERNATURAL and SMALLVILLE will both be renewed.
If the CW inability to field a complete Monday to Friday schedule this season has illustrated anything, it’s that the little-network-that-could certainly doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to develop the five to ten pilots necessary to properly replace their aging roster of once-hit shows. Which is why we are confident both SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL, with their incredibly loyal fanbases will be renewed for a tenth and sixth season respectively.

Freddie Prinze Jr. is the new Jack Bauer.
Having already seen the first four hours of Jack Bauer’s eighth consecutive really bad day, one thing is abundantly clear. Katee Sackhoff has been saddled with one helluva disappointing character arc Complete with another round of the three “M’s” (Mistaken identities, obligatory Moles and Middle Eastern Terrorists) Jack Bauer is getting too old for this Sh*t! Which is why, should Kiefer Sutherland decide that he’s tired of saving America’s butt year-in-and-year-out, waiting in the wings is newly introduced brash young CTU agent Cole Ortiz, played by the surprising likeable Mr. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Jake, aka ABC’s new BACHELOR, will prove to be a crashing bore.
Says our resident reality expert CouchTater who dropped us an email to let us know that, “Jake, who was on last season is dull as dishwater. Hot as hell, but dull as dishwater.”

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  • ggny

    Happy to see Freddie get some good roles…I always liked him and thought he was a good actor he just picked REALLY BAD roles…He should have fired his agent along time ago

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  • Robert

    I would be thrilled if Cowell left, but I know it won’t happen. Then perhaps the behemoth that is Idol will finally give scripted television a breather.



  • 24Fan

    There is no way that Freddie Prinze Jr. could/should be taking over for Kiefer Sutherland. As a fan who was hooked into the series by Kiefer and knew nothing about him, it’s just downright wrong to say that. If they know what’s good for them they will end the series before seriously looking at that option.

  • carol

    24: I like Freddie and thought he was actually a good pic. I don’t agree that Sutherland is ‘too old’. From what I remember of 7 it’s been a running theme of reviews at this site that Kiefer should be replaced. I don’t see that in any other reviews out there.

  • Rey

    I really love smallville. So happy it’s coming back for a season 10. It’s the best show on tv.

  • ReyGirl

    I love Smallville and I’m very happy to hear that it will be coming back to for a season 10. Its the best show and TV!!

    One more season of Tom Welling, Woo hoo!!!

  • Ingrid Azevedo

    I’m very happy with the renewal of the contract with the sixth season of this supernatural series is gold is perfect!
    I love supernatural! ?

  • Nat

    Great prediction about Supernatural I totally agree, it should be renewed, it’s worth it for sure.

  • Robin Vogel

    SUPERNATURAL is not a “once-hit show.” I see more being written about this brilliantly-written, unique, excellently-acted show now than ever, and 99% of it is positive. Critical acclaim is at an all-time high, with praise being heaped on the fifth season as the best yet. Perhaps you should do some homework before writing such a derogatory piece, hmm? SUPERNATURAL happens to maintain decent ratings despite being pitted against GREY’S ANATOMY, THE OFFICE and CSI in the killer spot every week on Thursday at 9 PM! Love, Robin, Editor, SUPERNATURAL,

  • Deza

    Supernatural is incredible, very, very good.
    I am very happy because I can see but a supernatural season.
    Kripke I trust.!!!!
    GOOOOOO!!! Supernatural