Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Everything ends...

So it's Tuesday and we have some new episodes of Gilmore Girls and Scrubs tonight - excitement abounds!!

Yet, there is a part of me that is ailing... a part that is in fear... a part that is dreading not only the end of this season - but the end of the show entirely.

Gilmore has been running 6 years straight, with the 5th season marking a new high in ratings numbers and this season keeping those numbers solid. It is the WB's second biggest show (7th Heaven being #1)!

Strangely enough though, the series creators, Amy and Daniel Palladino, have not been signed on for the 7th season yet. Amy was quoted in Entertainment Weekly as saying "Come April, I might be working at the Coffee Bean around the corner for all I know!!" The entire cast is signed on for a 7th year, but Warner Bros is stalling on bringing back the creators.

It doesn't make a lot of sense unless you start to think like a studio head. The WB and UPN are creating a new network next season, the CW. The new network will be pushing youth based programming (Aquaman is the new series that they are spending a load on!), highlighting Smallville and Veronica Mars (both shows that have far smaller numbers than Gilmore). Gilmore may be a little too family/older audience for the new station.

That does not mean they will not continue to make it - they will simply cut the budget for it - hire out staff writers to take it over (a lot cheaper than the returning creators!!), and will milk the series until it is dry.

My guess, the show will die creatively next season (cast members don't respond well to having their bosses let go) and ratings will flounder... and the Gilmore name will be no more.

The Palladino's are not changing any of their plans for this season though - apparently we have a major cliff-hanger coming our way!

Scrubs has been missing since the Olympics came strolling into town - it will be nice to have it back!! I am not sure they can top the air band episode that last aired... I think we have watched that 4-5 times already!!

Kreitner - we need to get some sex gongs!!!



Sheriff Officer Greg the Bunny said...

I was wondering what that sound was the last few nights.

No fair getting your gong early.


Damfino said...

Sadly, that was my bm gong.... been a rough couple of days on my @ss.

Why do I feel like Tobias all of the sudden?

Kern said...

Because you can taste some meaty leading men's parts in your mouth?

Kern said...

Oh, by the way, I heard that Logan's character has signed on for 13 of next year's 22 eps. So I am assuming it's definitely on, even if it's the last season. My thought is that since this is the case the cheating rift may or may not stick tonight.

I missed the sex gong part of Scrubs. I guess it's a moot point since I've been alone for so many years. If there were a wanking gong, I'd be beating my Wuhan at least once a day. Maybe twice on Sundays...

Kern said...

Didn't this Gilmore situation happen with another show? Oh yes, The West Wing.

We all saw how well that turned out.

Damfino said...

I imagined you less with a wanking gong but more with a Wesley Willis inspired exclamation after wrapping up the love-thyself session.

Where do you get the info on Logan coming back... good stuff.

How can they do Gilmore without Amy and Dan... it is rigoddamdiculous!

Damfino said...

Spot on about the West Wing - that show's ratings even started to improve... and NBC still cancelled it.

It is all about how much they cost. Unless the show is a Friends juggernaut... it is screwed.

Kern said...

Fuck Friends. If there was ever a show I hated with a virulent passion it was that one. A bunch of well coiffed smarty-pants blithely bumbling through cute situations holding up their gauze thin characters with stupid expressions and smarm. I think Matt LeBlanc should be shot in the testicles with a high velocity potato gun.

Heard about Logan from Ask Ausiello on TVGuide.com

PS-If you want to see something hilarious read my blog today. I play Dear Abby to a kid that wants to do internet porn! And Deit's comments are priceless, too.

Rock over London, Rock on Chicago, Kleenex: Nothing Says Bless You Like Kleenex...

Damfino said...

I read through most of the JJ letter... pondering a response (though Deit seems to have things well in hand).

Such bitterness towards Friends... I enjoyed the show in its first season - then again, I was an Elementary Education major at UNI who barely drank and listened to far too much Bush!

Dark days indeed.

Kern said...

Now the skeletons are coming out of the closet. Yes, I thought my response to Mr. Peters was adequate, though I liked the way Deit shaded in the fine points.

Baitbus. Who knew?

Kern said...

I also threw in a Wesley Willis joke just for you, if you didn't already notice. I thought the last part was particularly apt considering the subject matter.

Damfino said...

Poor Wesley... poor poor Wesley.

Kern said...

No doubt. He's been dead for like 4 years now. I don't remember the exact number.

He was super.

I liked to head but him a lot.

He was a great head butting partner.

He almost knocked my friend Kristina out with his powerful head.

Wesley Willis was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool

He sang his got damn heart out

He played the keyboards like a mothafucker

I miss him a lot

His performances were swell

Wesley Willis Was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool
Wesley Willis Was Cool

Rock over London, Rock on Chicago, Burger King: Have it your way, muthafucka!

Damfino said...

I think Nessa was frightened as well.

4 years?!?! Holy crap. My how our lives have not done much.

Kern said...

I'm not sure if that is exactly when he died, but I know it's been a while.

FlopTheNuts said...

7th Heaven is the WB's #1 show?!?!?!!!! WTF?!?!? OK, *maybe* I could see that when Jessica Biel was on (mmmmmmmmmm, Jessica Biel), but now????

While I was at imdb.com to make sure I spelled Ms. Biel's name correctly, I saw John Turturro turns 49 today. Happy Birthday, Knish!

"And in my club, I will splash the pot whenever the fahk I please!"

Kern said...

Yeah, that blows my mind too, Flop. Thank God it's the last season. There are so many deserving shows that need a network slot, time to make room.

Nice Rounders ref, by the way.

Damfino said...

Still grinding it out eh Flop?

Drea often tried to pull me into the 7th Heaven trash... but I resisted.

Kept my manly pride!!!

FlopTheNuts said...


You had a "pun intended"-sounding line, Kern: "Thank God (pun intended) it's the last season."

Yeah, still grinding - out jokes, that is. Or is that "groaning"?

I think I'll write a sequel to Rounders - Grinders. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Damfino said...

Or Nut Floppers... think of the wide audience you could get the first weekend with that title!

And some well handled marketing...

I know this will be uncomfortable to hear Bry... but I miss your chips.

Kern said...

I think that's going to be the first title that young J.J. Peters stars in.

Kern said...

Flop-Dang, didn't even notice the pun in my sentence. Even my subconscious works in bad jokes.

Damfino said...

Dude... I kinda like how flopdang! rolls off the tongue.

And Flop likes how the tongue rolls off the ______.

(please insert word that makes sentence funny)

Kern said...

You know what you should do, Jed? You should brand a line of madlib style worksheets, only with decidedly adult themes and phrases for parties and whatnot. We could call it: Fino-Libs! Or Damfinolibs! (Minus the exclamation point).

I think we're onto something here. No, wait, that's just my wang.


Damfino said...

Just howled in the office... gonna get sh*t-canned cuz you killed me Kern!

Just did it again re-reading... you inglorious b@stard!

Damfino said...

Kern- you heard this Joshua Radin that I just posted about? I dunno if you would like it... or maybe you would... or maybe you chug c*ck. I dunno - I am so confused.

Kern said...

Well, let me answer in the order the queries were posed:

Maybe, maybe, and definitely. Not. Definitely Not. On the last one. That is, the question about chugging Coke. I gave up on soda.

Oh you said cock!

Then sure.

Kern said...

Oh, I haven't heard of this guy by the way. At least that I recall.