First, TV issues. Friday, January 11th, Fringe returns with new episodes on Fox. A week later,
Friday January 18th, Nikita returns with new episodes on CW -- at the link you can catch up on Team Nikita. A week later, Fringe wraps up. So let's be clear on that because some of the e-mails are talking about being confused. There are 3 episodes left of Fringe. The first airs January 11th. The Friday after that, the 18th, the last two episodes air -- two in one night -- and the series concludes.
Nikita? There has been no announcement that this is its final season. It is in season three (Fringe is in season five). Ratings? Nikita is actually doing a little better as the season goes along. It is not doing as good as season two. But last year, when it moved to Fridays, it had Supernatural as a companion. This year's it's America's Next Top Model. Also fall 2011 saw Nikita kicking off the night and the second hour being Supernatural. Which meant you could watch Nikita on the CW then, when it was over, flip the channel to Fox and catch Fringe. Fringe kept its time slot but Nikita got moved up against Fringe. So January 25th, the first time Nikita airs a new episode after Fringe concludes it's run, should be interesting to check if you follow ratings.
I have read at EW and other sites people sharing -- usually in the comments -- that Nikita will get a season four. The reason people usually offer is that it does deliver an audience on Friday. It's ratings are not Fox good or CBS good but are good for the CW and the CW's only added one hit this season (Arrow). It's thought with the big turkey that Emily Owens MD was -- bit in terms of ratings bomb, big in terms of costing a fortune for a CW show -- that CW doesn't have a lot of shows to play with and that they'll be bringing it back for season four. I hope so because I love the show. (And it would suck to lose Fringe and Nikita in the same season.)
If you've read here for very long, you know I started covering Fringe in season one. A few of you are asking what I will replace it with?
I have no idea. I'm not even thinking about that right now. I don't want a Friday show or a Sunday show. That was the worst thing about covering these two shows starting in fall 2011 -- suddenly, they're both on the same night, Friday, and I've got to juggle both -- juggle in terms of writing about. Not so bad if they both aired on Monday. I'd grab one to write about on Tuesday, one for Wednesday. But I blog Monday through Friday. I've had to make that Monday through Thursday plus Saturday this season. Even grabbing one of the show's on Saturday, by not blogging on Sunday that means Monday is usually the earliest I can get the other. And I'm so tired on Mondays. I am considering Beauty and the Beast -- it's on the CW and I really think I'd rather do that show. How come? I don't want to do Fox now that Fox makes people wait 8 days to stream a new episode online.
So I can tell you that. Also, February 5th, Smash returns. I'm not planning to blog about it but Elaine does cover it and she'll be covering it again this season. In fact, let me note who blog about what. Marcia, Ann and Betty cover the NBC sitcom Whitney. Marcia also covers NBC's Revolution. Betty also covers 666 Park Avenue. Or did. I'm grabbing links and they lied. ABC said they were showing the full 13. They are not. Not now. They're saying, "Oh, we'll do it in the summer." I believe NBC pulled that crap with the last episode (or episodes) of The Cape, remember? I'll have to let Betty know. (This month, ABC's going to fill in with Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B**tch in Apt. 23 -- Happy Endings is a very funny show and the other one got good this season.) Rebecca blogs about Scandal and Revenge. Both return next week with new episodes on ABC ('next week' for Revenge is tomorrow, Sunday; Scandal returns Thursday). Stan blogs about Arrow (returns Wednesday Jan. 16th) and about CBS's The Good Wife.
When does The Good Wife return? Maybe this Sunday. CBS is so stupid. And I was about to complain about the CW -- Arrow and Nikita. They announce, on each show's home page, the return via a video. That's stupid. You should have it clearly at the top somewhere -- and NBC does. ABC less so but almost. But not the CW. But the CW does have a video (that starts automatically) telling you the date on the show's main page. CBS?
You can visit the page for The Good Wife and be told you can watch all of season 4 right now (that's aired) and you can look at a preview of the next episode. Maybe if I click on that last one, it'll tell me when the show returns? Nothing on the page automatically tells me, "Good Wife back with new episodes . . ."
Meanwhile on politics, remember, if we're lefties we now rush to support men opposed to abortion. That's what happening right now as people refuse to call out Chuck Hagel. F**K CHUCK.
The pig is anti-abortion and anti-women's rights. His comments about rape reveal more than gross ignorance, they also go to why he's not qualified to be Secretary of Defense. And that's before we get to his well known homophobia.
Now Glenn Greenwald needs to be tied up, spit on, pissed on and s**t on. In fact, Glenn's really into eatin s**t. So he's been pimping for Chuck Hagel. And we're supposed to take the Uncle Tom of the right-wing gay set as a voice to listen to.
He needs to shut the hell up.
He was wrong about the Iraq War (he supported it), wrong about Bush (ditto) and he's wrong about everything else.
He needs to shut the hell up and worry about his tax evading home outside of the US. In fact, he needs to focus on the politics in the country he's chosen to make a home in. In other words, fair weather American, butt the hll out.
Hagel is a homophobe. He didn't just make 'one remark' about James Hormel (the first openly gay US Ambassador), he has a voting record that's opposed to LGBTs.
He is not representative of where America is going. He is a throwback and Barack needs to throw Hagel's tired ass onto the trash. F**K CHUCK!
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"