Channel Surfing – November 9, 2009

Channel Surfing – November 9, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– It’s a very NPH Christmas: Neil Patrick Harris will provide voicework for CBS’ new animated holiday special Yes, Virginia, the story of Virginia O’Hanlon, of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” lore. NPH will provide the voice of Virginia’s dad in the ‘toon, which premieres Dec. 11.

– Reruns of Curb Your Enthusiasm, including the current (and best, I’d argue) seventh season, will begin airing on the TV Guide network in February 2010, and then on TV Land in 2013. Some creative editing, a la Sex and the City, will be necessary for some storylines, of course, like last night’s “neck injury” bit.

– There is clearly so much more to this story: Taylor Jacobson, whose uber-moodiness has been on full display on The Rachel Zoe Show, has reportedly been fired from Zoe’s company and show.

– Among the CBS shows that will become videogames: Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds and The Amazing Race.

– Don’t forget to set your DVRs to record tomorrow’s very special episode of Sesame Street, which kicks off the show’s 40th anniversary.

John Mayer is the latest musician to perform a “Live on Letterman” Webcast concert. The performance will unfold live from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Nov. 19, at,,,, and, two days after Mayer’s latest CD, “Battle Studies,” is released.

Wanda Sykes made an impressive ratings debut with her new Fox Saturday night talk show.

– March 22, 2010: The season two premiere date for Showtime’s Nurse Jackie.

– Also coming to Showtime: The TV premiere of the vamp-y teen flick Twilight, on Jan. 23.

J.J. Abrams may direct the pilot for his latest series, a Mr. & Mrs. Smith-meets-The Bourne Identity-ish spy thriller Undercover.

– The Jackson family, sadly, isn’t going away; they’re starring in the A&E reality series The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, premiering on Dec. 13.

– Sadly for Numb3rs fans, that show is likely going away, as the current sixth season of CBS’s Friday night drama is likely its last.

– And tonight in primetime: Lincoln Heights wraps its fourth season on ABC Family (8PM ET); the much-ballyhooed threesome happens on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW); Laurence Fishburne guests on CSI: Miami (10PM, CBS), kicking off a week of crossover storylines that continue on CSI: NY on Wednesday and CSI on Thursday; George Lopez‘s new nightly talk show, Lopez Tonight, premieres on TBS and TNT (11PM).

    • Lidia said at November 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm
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    Woooo! Finally Lopez Tonight! I’m ready to finally laugh. It looks different from the other late night ‘cookie cutter’ shows. Can’t wait for change!

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