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I’ve been following the latest campaign born on Twitter, and raised on Facebook. Most of these don’t go very far. A “vote for this…” here, a “boycott this,” there. But this is a stand I can get behind.

The latest push? James Roday and Dule Hill to host Saturday Night Live.

The names aren’t familiar? Hill and Roday are the stars of USA’s Psych, a show about a fake-psychic-detective and his best friend. The two help the Santa Barbara police department solve homicide cases. It’s a non-lame version of The Mentalist (and in case you were wondering, Psych came first).  It’s one of the few shows on TV that’s truly fun to watch. It’s full of ’80s references, weekly cases that keep you guessing, and a wacky cast of supporting characters.

Hill and Roday are a dynamic comedy duo who boast rapid-fire timing and amazing chemistry. They’d be a refreshing twist on typical SNL hosts, not only because they’re a pair, but because to a good chunk of America, they’re still not quite household names. How does this work in our favor? I’d be wiling to be they’d take a few more risks than the average SNL host might. And did I mention they sing and dance?!

The campaign started this week and the Facebook fan page swelled to 12,000+ members seemingly overnight. It probably won’t reach Betty White proportions but it could definitely wake up a few bigwigs at Studio 8H. And since the USA network  is in the same TV family as NBC, this may not be an impossibility.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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I had two P-Shad sightings this weekend. Yes, I call her P-Shad. First, the woman formerly known as Mama Huxtable, reprised her role as Mrs. Guster on Psych (and she had a gambling problem no less!)

Tonight, she lended her voice to the season finale of The Life & Times of Tim.

Phylicia Rashad, looking way younger than 60 and still keeping it super classy. You go girl.

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Marry: Christmas Specials

I am already knee deep in Christmas movies and since it’s after Thanksgiving I no longer have to hide my enthusiasm. This weekend I watched Elf, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, This Christmas, White Christmas, the holiday episodes of Monk, Psych, two Christmas eps of Will & Grace and a shitty Lifetime movie called Moonlight & Mistletoe. I am a junkie for anything with sleigh bells, a tree and holiday mishaps. This season couldn’t come soon enough. Want to know when all of your favorites ( and the crappy cheesy movies) will be on? Check out ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas line-up.

Bop: No Award This Week

I have a bookmarks folder labeled “Bop” where I file away links to my nominees for this award every week.   For one reason or another, no one rose to the top this time. It’s not every week I feel like making love to my TV set or a cast of characters. Maybe the holiday season got to me…or there just wasn’t any grope-worthy television this week.

Kill: The Folks Pricing DVDs at Fox

24:Redemption is on DVD this week. Not surprising. What is shocking? The sticker price. The two-hour TV movie is retailing for $19.99. Are you kidding me? A full season of 24 retails at around $30 – $40 bucks and you can usually find it on sale for even cheaper. (All six seasons are currently $19.99 each on Amazon right now). So where do the folks at Fox get off selling an 88 minute movie for $20? Ridiculous!

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