All the tube news that’s fit to surf …
– The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series: All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.
– PBS will air a four-hour sequel to documentarian Ken Burns‘ classic Baseball series. The Tenth Inning, which will cover the last decade and a half of action in Major League Baseball, will premiere on Sept. 28 and 29.
– Still trying to wrap my head around last night’s Lost and all the questions it answered/new ones it raised. The finale, of course, is just a little more than a week away, and if that’s already making you nostalgic about the show, check out the upcoming Lost props auction, where goodies like Dharma food, Charlie’s Drive Shaft ring, Kate’s toy airplane, Hurley’s passport and winning lottery ticket, and, what I think is the coolest of all, Jin’s wedding ring, which was a pivotal part of last week’s heartbreaking episode.
– About NBC’s fall 2010 schedule: It’s looking good for Chuck, not so good for Heroes, and kinda iffy for the remake of The Rockford Files that TVScreener.com readers really wanted Joe Flanigan to be a part of.
– Comedy Central has pulled the plug on The Sarah Silverman Program.
– Lifetime is spinning off Army Wives. The new show will revolve around Brigid Brannagh‘s Pamela, as she divorced hubby Chase and rejoins the police force in Charleston, South Carolina.
– USA has an awesome line-up of returns planned for the summer: Psych‘s fifth season kicks off on July 21 (10PM ET) and will include guest stars like Jean Smart and John Michael Higgins; 24‘s Mary Lynn Rajskub is guest-starring on the June 10 episode of Royal Pains (which returns on June 3 for its second season, which will also include Henry “The Fonz” Winkler); and Burt Reynolds will play a, ahem, veteran, spy guy on an episode of Burn Notice, which premieres its fourth season on June 3.
– MTV has picked up the pilot for a remake of the British teen drama Skins.
– Speaking of SNL, Alec Baldwin hosts the season finale this week, but fans have already started campaigns to lobby for hosts for next season (the show’s 36th!), including Carol Burnett, Glee star Jane Lynch and White’s fellow Golden Girl Rue McClanahan. Can’t go wrong with any of them, no?
– And one more SNL bit: The Daily Beast has a great interview with producer Lorne Michaels, who dishes about the Betty White episode, the upcoming MacGruber movie and the big Conan/Leno/NBC mess.
– With American Idol ratings steadily heading downward and Simon Cowell‘s American version of X Factor coming soon (not to mention America’s Got Talent), it would seem that another singing competition series is the last thing TV land needs. Yet uber-producer Mark Burnett is shopping one, called One in a Million.
– And the next big screen-to-boob tube makeover: A TV series version of the Tom Cruise flick The Firm.
Charlie Sheen, Russell Brand and Louis C.K. are getting most of the attention, but I’m most excited that one of the best new shows of last TV season — Wilfred — returns for its second season on FX tonight (10PM ET). Season one of the series ended with a cliffhanger — had Ryan (Elijah Wood) […]