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TELEVISION NEWS: Silverman Out at NBC; Leaves For Start Up With Barry Diller!

Ben Silverman announced this morning that he was leaving his position as Co-Chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment to join Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC, to start up a new venture.

Ben Silverman

Almost simultaneously, NBC announced that Jeff Gaspin, head of NBCU’s cable operations would step into the Chairman position, combining Silverman’s duties with his own.

Silverman will stay with NBC through September to help Gaspin’s transition into his new position – and oversee the launch of NBC’s fall programming.

TELEVISION REVIEW: Merlin is a Fun, Fluffy, Summer Series.

Merlin

So far this Summer has been really sparse when it comes to new programming. There’s a lot of good stuff coming in the next few weeks, but it seems like instead of hitting us with new Summer programs all at once everything is being spread out. A few weeks ago we had Burn Notice, Royal Pains and I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here premiere, Sunday night we have the long awaited debut of NBC’s surprisingly "lavish" production of Merlin (Colin Morgan). The production features an interesting cast that includes Buffy’s Anthony Head as the magic fearing King Uther Pendragon.

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TELEVISION NEWS: Leno Daily Dose, Arnold Schwarzenegger on Prop 8

Since we’re now part of NBC’s little exclusive Digital Network Club, we’re getting a ton of material from them. One of them will be lots of Jay Leno clips. Personally, I hate Leno – and all late night talk shows, but I know a lot of folks do like it, so here’s your daily dose of the Chin. This clip features Arnold Schwarzenegger addressing the Prop 8 ruling

TELEVISION: Chuck Gets Picked Up; Cold Case Still on Bubble!

Chuck fans can breathe a little more easily tonight. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the spy spoof/action dramedy has been picked up for a third season – which means that we’ll find out what other cool stuff the geekiest spy on TV has picked up from the new, modified Intersect. NBC will release their fall schedule on Tuesday.

Chuck

Meanwhile, CBS bubble show Cold Case is apparently close to getting picked up for a seventh season – something that could mean curtains for Without a Trace. Both shows are expensive to produce, so it appears that only one of them will be picked up which means Without a Trace could go into that cold night. CBS will reveal their fall schedule on Wednesday.

TELEVISION NEWS: Joan Rivers Wins Celebrity Apprentice, Really? I’m SHOCKED!

Joan Rivers wins Celebrity Apprentice

Ok I’ve never watched more than 10 seconds of Celebrity Apprentice, I hate almost ALL reality shows and refuse to watch them. But this stupid Celebrity Apprentice brings out a whole new level of hatred from me. Not only do I despise Donald Trump but I despise Joan Rivers.  How is it this #$##@ is even famous? What the heck has she done in life to justify her Celebrity status? At least the other woman won a poker tournament or something. Which requires actually having some talent. And am I the only one who finds it strange the Rivers was even in this contest considering she’s been good friends with Donald Trump for YEARS???!!!!

Like I said, I never watched the show so maybe the tasks aren’t subjective. But come on I don’t understand why this stupid show is popular or how Donald Trump continues to get away with portraying himself as a successful businessman. He built his first fortune by using his Father’s connections, money and name. Then lost it, built another one and is about to go bankrupt again. He ripped off a bunch of California investors on a multimillion dollar fake real estate deal earlier this year.  I used to love The Donald until I read his book The Art of the Deal and found out how he really built his empire. He is successful at one thing and that’s promoting himself.  So someone please explain the appeal of this show and Joan Rivers and her #$#@ daughter in particular.