The Weeksly Late Edition – 4/1/08


Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen, and welcome back to “The Weeksly Late Edition”. Being so early in the year, there’s not a hell of a lot to talk about just yet, especially with the Writer’s Strike still on, but while I’m on the subject – Happy New Year to one & all – but enough of that shit, let’s get on with it:

So, again, not a hell of a lot of news to go along with at the moment, so instead, let’s focus on the easy shit, starting with one of the best shows ever – “The Wire”. If you’re on of those people from what-it’s-name… The U.S., you can catch the 5th (and final) season premiere of the show on HBO on Demand – and continue to do so every Monday for the 10 episode season. If you’ve never seen “The Wire”, you’re fucking mental, and shouldn’t keep reading. But if you have, and love it, you may also want to consider picking up “The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter – Five Years of Music from the Wire”, which sounds pretty awesome from the previews I’ve listened to.
Here’s the preview for the season:

OK – I’m not sure what this means exactly, but I figured I’d pass it on to you – anyone heard of this company before? ;):


Flights Begin December 31 To Nine Markets

Oceanic Airlines announced today their return to the airways. Beginning December 31, operations and flights to nine markets will resume, “Taking You Places You Never Imagined.” Destinations include:

Los Angeles, CA

Tustin, CA

Ames, IA

Miami, FL

New York, NY

Portland, OR

Knoxville, TN

Seoul, South Korea

Sydney, Australia

“We are very eager to resume flying and apologize for any inconvenience our temporary closure may have caused our loyal customers,” said Michael Orteig, President, Oceanic Airlines. “Oceanic Airlines is proud to be a top tier flight provider and looks forward to providing travelers with many more years of unparalleled service.”

About Oceanic Airlines

In business for over 25 years, Oceanic Airlines is a major airline carrier and offers the highest caliber of service for international and domestic flights. Destinations include Los Angeles, London, Sydney and South Korea.

This may have something to do with it:

OK, time for another press release, this time concerning the show I voted for as “Worst Pilot of 2007”, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”:

Preview Available for Only 24 Hours on Yahoo!
In anticipation of the two-night premiere of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will offer fans a one-time-only preview of the pilot episode of the new Warner Bros. Television series exclusively on Yahoo! (
The commercial-free preview of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES will be available for free streaming on Yahoo! for a 24-hour period beginning Friday, Jan. 4 at 9:00 PM PT/Midnight ET. The premiere will also feature an exclusive introduction by Lena Headey (Sarah Connor).
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES represents an exciting reinvention of the Terminator franchise, in which the strong and intrepid SARAH CONNOR (Lena Headey) discovers that protecting her 15-year-old son, JOHN (Thomas Dekker), and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined. Sarah and John are joined by CAMERON (Summer Glau), an enigmatic and otherworldly high school student, who proves to be much more than a friend and JAMES ELLISON (Richard T. Jones) an FBI agent hot on their trail who soon becomes a powerful ally.
From C2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES is executive produced by Josh Friedman and John Wirth. James Middleton serves as a consulting producer while Toni Graphia serves as co-executive producer and Natalie Chaidez serves as a consulting producer for the series. The pilot was directed by David Nutter.
About Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation. FOX finished the 2006-2007 season as the No. 1 network for the third consecutive year among Adult 18-49 viewers, while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming per week as well as late night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

Speaking of other shows I went through in my “Best Of” list, I mentioned how much I loved “Life On Mars”, and was looking forward to the follow-up, “Ashes To Ashes”, which changes the setting from the 70’s to 1981 – here’s a promo image for it:

Alright – a few quick little notes her, first off, the last “Pre-Strike” episode of “Gossip Girl” is due to air next Wednesday (9th/1st) – if you haven’t watched it yet, I really can’t recommend it highly enough. Alongside Josh Schwartz’ other new show – “Chuck”, there’s been some great TV as of late, not the least of which is my favourite show of 2007, “Friday Night Lights” which is back tonight (4th/1st) – and running through it’s last remaining Pre-Strike episodes throughout January. But – to keep you going in the meantime, here’s a few other shows to keep an eye out for coming up shortly:

Flash Gordon – (Sci-Fi) 4th/1st
Cashmere Mafia – (ABC) 6th/1st
The Wire – (HBO) 6th/1st
Medium – (NBC) 7th/1st
Psych – (USA) 11th/1st
Real Time With Bill Maher – (HBO) 11th/1st
Scott Baio Is 46 and Pregnant – (VH1) 13th/1st
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – (Fox) 13th/1st
Kyle XY – (ABC Family) 14th/1st
Prison Break – (Fox) 14th/1st
American Idol – (Fox) 15th/1st
Eli Stone – (ABC) 31st/1st
Lost – (ABC) 31st/1st
New Adventures of Old Christine – (CBS) 4th/2nd
Lipstick Jungle – (NBC) 7th/2nd
Survivor – (CBS) 7th/2nd
Jericho – (CBS) 12th/2nd
New Amsterdam – (Fox) 22nd/1st

They should keep you busy for a little bit – and just because I can, I mentioned “Chuck” earlier, so here’s the smokin’ hot blonde babe (who as it turns out is actually Australian – nice!), Yvonne Strahovski, who plays Sarah: