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Personal sidenote: The last project I need to do to earn my Masters is due on Friday. I should probably put the HDU off for a week. Luckily (or not so luckily) due to swine flu, the media is a little less concerned with TV news this week.

  • Interesting Award update: The Office took home a PRISM Award for which recognizes shows for accurately depicting addiction, drug and alcohol use in film and television. Wow, did not know that existed.
  • Mr. T got called for jury duty. Can you imagine if he was on your jury? Or better yet (and more likely) if you were on jury duty with him? That would be awesome.
  • Heidi & Spencer got married. Gross. Even worse, they’re honeymooning in Mexico (masks and all). Plus Heidi said she wants to do Playboy now. I know posing for men’s magazines is the first thing I’ll do once I get hitched.
  • E! Hostess Guiliana Rancic and her husband, Apprentice Season 1 Winner Bill Rancic, are getting their own reality show. It should be called, “Seriously, Who’s Watching This?”
  • Two of my favorite actors, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) are in a movie together and it looks just interesting enough to make me go back to the movie theater. Or I might just sit around think about what would happen with Rory met Matt Saracen.
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: A funny blog, Texts From Last Night. It’s exactly what it sounds like.
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Ahh, it’s been an extremely busy TV newsday. Let’s get crackin’!

  • In blood curdling news, an obsessive Dexter fan in Canada wrote a spooky screenplay about catching an adulterer online and killing him with a chainsaw. Turns out, he might’ve acted out the fantasy. Scary, scary stuff.
  • Everyone’s favorite temp turned corporate big-wig turned jailbird turned receptionist is leaving Dunder Mifflin for awhile. BJ Novak is taking a leave of absence from The Office to be in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie. Rumor has it he may leave the show for good.
  • SNL is welcoming two new ladies to the cast! One of them is only 21. Cue my quarter-life crisis.
  • A former American Idol auditioner and Paula Abdul devotee was found dead in a car outside Abdul’s home, the victim of an apparent suicide.
  • Paulie Walnuts released his own cologne. Apparently it smells like my grandpa.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is working with HBO to make Scar Tissue, a series based on his childhood. Everyone get your Californication jokes in the hopper because once this news hits it big, there’s going to be some zingers.
  • Ted Turner is a foxy, crazy old man.
  • My Google Reader suggested this blog. Apparently it thought that since I seem to like TV so much, I would be interested in this too. For your consideration, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Bacon Today.

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Last week, Gawker posted this handy spectrum of the most Liberal and Conservative shows on television. I thought it raised some interesting questions based on some curious assumptions.

  • 30 Rock is arguably the most liberal show on television, there’s no disputing that. If there were any doubt, take another look at the liberal-tastic episode, “Hardball,” and Bush-bashing season finale, “Cooter.” The show is the wet-dream of what television-smarties like to call the slumpie audience. Slumpie is an acronym for socially-liberal, urban-minded, professionals. NBC was a network by and for slumpies in the mid-to late ’90s (think Mad About You, The Single Guy, Friends, Will & Grace) and to some extent, it’s Thursday night line-up still is.
  • Anyone else curious as to why The Hills made it so far to the right? The Gawker folks apparently stuck it there because there Heidi Montag supports John McCain and because of the show’s lack of ethnic diversity and gay people and it’s general themese of excess. I suppose that makes sense but that seems like an awkward fit to me. If I were a conservative I’d balk at the implication.
  • As far as patterns go, I think in general, Gawker got it right. However, the task is relatively easy when you’re only listing a few shows.

So my questions to the peanut gallery:

  • What does it mean for a show to be liberal/conservative? Is it in the content, the characters, the topics, the dialogue? Or does it start at the top with the creators and the network?
  • Where does your favorite show fall on the spectrum and do you think its audience falls in the same place? For instance, 24 is one of the my favorite shows but I would put myself on the far left of the spectrum. Curious no?
  • And what can be said for reality competitions? Do they have a place at all on the chart? Is Project Runway more liberal than The Biggest Loser ?

It’s things like this that keep me up at night.

Image: Gawker.com

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PopEater, an awesome blog on AOL, has had it with pseudo-celebrities Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of The Hills.

They’re leaving it up to their faithful readers to vote on whether or not they continue to cover the most annoying couple in the world.

This could be the beginning of a wonderful trend. PopEater is just one blog but the implications of a poll like this could ripple across the internet. As it stands, 70, 653 votes have been cast and 96% of the voters want to give the Speidi the boot.

So take 10 seconds and let your voice be heard.

Photo: People.com

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