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.”