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- Chuck (NBC, 8pm): “Chuck chances upon his ex-flame (Jordana Brewster) and embellishes his status in life to impress her.” We’re talking about a girl who starred in D.E.B.S.. He shouldn’t try too hard.
- Prison Break (FOX, 9pm): “Gretchen gives Michael the rest of the bird book, but he suffers another seizure after deciphering it.” That pretty much sums up my feelings about bird books as well.
- Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30): “Sam is sentenced to community service, where she meets a troubled young woman (Mary-Kate Olsen) and decides to help turn her life around.” Sam has now become the better-looking version of Earl Hickey.
- 17 Kids and Counting (TLC, 10pm): “Jinger takes her driving test; the family celebrates Michelle’s birthday and responds to viewer questions.” Uhh, I have a question. Jinger? Seriously?
After 10 years on air, an MTV program supposedly dedicated to videos will be going on an indefinite break.
Today, Dave Sirulnick, the executive producer for TRL, announced the long-running series will be coming to a close. The show, which debuted in 1998 with host Carson Daly, will get a two-hour sendoff on a Saturday sometime in November.
In the past decade, the daily countdown show has welcomed a countless list of stars and accommodated hordes of screaming girls. Unfortunately, interest in the program starting waning around the time Daly moved on to late-night pastures. Last year, the network decided to air only 4 installments a week (down from 5) after seeing a decrease in viewers.
According to Sirulnick, Total Request Live’s departure may not necessarily be a permanent one. It was simply agreed that the show was in need of a “break.” Maybe MTV will eventually revisit the format once they start caring about videos again?
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- The View (ABC, syndicated): Meredith Viera returns to her old-stomping grounds as a guest. I’m sure she prefers it that way.
- Total Request Live (MTV, 3:30pm): Watch the ‘official’ debut of Britney’s new video, or just watch it now.
- Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm): The reunion of Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert happens tonight.
- I Love New York 2 (VH1, 9pm): Season premiere. I’m sorry—what exactly do the winners ‘win’ on this show again?
Britney Spears’ new video for ‘Gimme More’ is not officially scheduled to debut until Monday—but here’s your chance to get it out of the way now.
After you finish watching the clip, ask yourself these questions:
- Was the sense of nausea you felt a result of the shaky editing or something else?
- Did her hair remind you of Demi Moore, Cher or Morticia Addams?
- Is it even possible to dance with shorts lodged so far up your rear?
- Did you find yourself laughing more than voyeur Britney did in the video?
- Was there even a point to the whole thing?
After four years on MTV’s Total Request Live, Vanessa Minnillo is calling it quits. Is it TRL‘s change in format to a semi-live program, or her recent shacking up with Nick Lachey to blame? Well, maybe some of both… or maybe neither. Minnillo said of her departure, “I had my four years there like high school or college. I’m ready for the next chapter – what it is, I have no idea. [But] I don’t want to be 48 saying, ‘Hey kids, now it’s Sean Preston Spears’s video.’ ” Good girl, getting out before she’s old and gray. She does have a career in the wings—a makeup line for Flirt! Cosmetics, which will be available in August. “We have two looks going on,” Minnillo said. “You can have that fun rock-and-roll look or an everyday look.” OK, sure. She’ll also show up in the next Fantastic Four. I’m sure she’ll have no trouble finding work. There’s always a new reality show looking for a host.
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Total Request Live, true to its title, has always been a live show. That’s about to change, at least partially. In an effort to save money, MTV has started taping TRL two days a week… but fear not, live shows will still air on Mondays and Wednesdays. No changes will be made to the title and no other changes will be made, including editing. The show still maintains much of the original “spirit” just done a bit differently. It’s now a live-to-tape show (a la David Letterman, Jon Stewart, etc), but it’s lacking the interactive element with online video voting. “We’re still committed to the show and it’s the cornerstone of the afternoon schedule,” said spokeswoman Marnie Black. “TRL is not the same show as it was when Carson Daly hosted it. The show has evolved and will continue to evolve.”
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