Quote of the Week: You think you can get by with your Justin Bieber hairdo and your Invisaline braces, guess what, puberty is gonna set in and it is gonna set in ugly. Be a friend; be a friend not a bully. (Kristina, Parenthood)
Song of the Week: Someone Like You – Adele (Saturday Night Live)
Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:
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Big News of the Week: NBC Announces its Midseason Schedule: The headlines coming out of the new NBC schedule was the lack of Community which was scuttered from the line up to make room for 30 Rock. In other comedy news, Up All Night is trading places with Whitney which NBC looks to be killing off putting the critically abused show in a rough timeslot without a chushy lead in that it has had. And it does not bode well for the Chelsea Handler sitcom to get the post-Whitney timeslot (I wonder what Vegas has the Over / Under for when Community and new show Bent replacing the duo because I would take the under at any point after Valentine’s Day).
On the drama side, Prime Suspect looks to be effectively canceled being left off the schedule with new show The Firm replacing it on Thursdays (but will have a two hour premiere Sunday January 8 at 9:00). Ratings anomaly Harry’s Law (which manages to be the networks most watch drama yet has the lowest rating in the most sought out advertising demo) moves to Sunday at 8:00 while Rock Center takes its old timeslot. And once again Parenthood will be ending its season early (February 28) to make room for something called Faison Star which sounds like something that should be airing on a basic cable channel like Bravo instead.
Oh yeah, and for those not already sick of the ads playing ad nausea: The Voice get the post-Super Bowl slot before settling in on Mondays and will be followed by Smash.
Free Download of the Week: Hundreds of Songs from Google Music: Google Music came out of beta this week in style with hundreds of free songs from artists ranging from John Mayer to Outkast to Living Colour to Bill Withers to Willie Nelson to an entire twenty-nine song live album from Pearl Jam and not one, but two free Dave Matthews Band live albums. Unlike beta, you can now download these songs to your computer. You can download tracks individually by clicking on them in your Google Music Library or with the Music Manager (you may have to reinstall it like I dide if there currently a “download” tab in the program). Granted now I have over 600 songs to download.
New Album Release of the Week: My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act 1 [Deluxe Edition] - Mary J. Blige
New DVD Release of the Week: Three Amigos [Blu-ray]
Video of the Week: You know you watch too much On Demand when you can recite a commercial word for word which I can do for The Muppets trailer because ABC On Demand has been airing it during every commercial break for the last month (and I watch four of their shows On Demand per week). And apparently the best way to avoid the naughty words in Cee-Lo’s Song Otherwise Known as Forget You is just to have it performed by animals that cannot actually sing it. And now here is a full version of the song performed by a bunch of chickens. Sadly no one was smart enough to change the title to Cluck You.
Next Week Pick of the Week: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 9AM on NBC: It is the 85’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and they are pulling out all the stops this year because I actually recognize some of the names. This year you can look out for Stars joining the festivities this year include Rodney Atkins, the Big Apple Circus, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Neil Diamond, Michael Feinstein, The Fresh Beat Band, Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Mannheim Steamroller, China Anne McClain, Scotty McCreery, Ingrid Michaelson, the cast of The Muppets, Savannah Outen, Power Rangers Samurai, cast of Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Daniel Radcliffe and the cast of Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Willard Scott, cast of Broadway's Sister Act, cast of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Straight No Chaser, US Naval Academy Glee Club, Johnny Weir, and Zendaya. In addition, the telecast will feature a special performance from the world-famous "Radio City Rockettes." And if that is not enough Parade for you, later that night NBC is running a special on the Parade at 10:00.