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What, is it a semi-automatic phone? Three round clip? (Maybe I shouldn't give 'em any ideas.)
In terms of weaponization you can almost always guarantee someone got the idea before you did.

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What, is it a semi-automatic phone? Three round clip? (Maybe I shouldn't give 'em any ideas.)
Maxwell Smart strikes again.


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In terms of weaponization you can almost always guarantee someone got the idea before you did.

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Aaaaaand by tomorrow somebody is going to have fabbed up an all-plastic version. Plans for 3D printing one will be on the 'net in 3 months.

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That show was so far ahead of its time.
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Yep. We ditched our landline - but our Panasonic wireless system already had bluetooth. It is totally seemless, walk in the door and the phone pairs to the coreless phone system. Put my phone on my charger (next to the cordless phone hub) and pretty much just like having a landline. My system pairs only two phones, would be nice to be able to add the kids phones too - but still - it is a nice setup.
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Thanks for the link, Ken; it is right on target for what I said in my post. My particular needs and desires have additional details, but I didn't get into them.

Interesting thing: such setups as those can work only with paired cellphones that are within Bluetooth distance, which is to say, only the phones of household members who are currently home and have their phones turned on. Calls for someone who isn't at home or whose phone is off won't ring on these devices, nor can they be used to place calls on those people's numbers.
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Thanks for the link, Ken; it is right on target for what I said in my post. My particular needs and desires have additional details, but I didn't get into them.
No problem, I just thought it might be a good solution for you.
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Though down, ‘This Is Us’ reigns again on Tuesday
NBC drama draws a 2.6 in 18-49s, off from last week's series-high 3.0
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Jan. 18, 2017


Last night, back in its regular 9 p.m. slot, “Us” fell but still handily outdrew everything else on broadcast Tuesday evening.

“Us” averaged a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, down from a 3.0 last week.

It marked the 10th straight week “Us” has been the night’s No. 1 entertainment program.

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I read somewhere that last week's 3.0 rating had something to do with the episode airing twice in the Pacific time zone.

It is a good show.

Last night's episode taught the very important lesson that a liquor store is not the best place to buy baking supplies.
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Star Trek Discovery delayed again - we went from february 2017 to may 2017 to ??

Bout time this starts it actually will BE 2254 - since i refuse to $$ for cbs all access & was just gonna get the blu at least it will be an 8k blu by then.
In the software world, this would be the point we'd all declare the project "vaporware."

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Transporter malfunction. The show ended up on Romulus.
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NBC's 'This Is' Us' is renewed for 2 more seasons
By Robert Bianco, USA Today - Jan. 18, 2017

PASADENA, Calif. — So, This was a surprise.

And a happy one at that, which makes it all the more unusual for NBC.

When This Is Us was announced as the season's only new broadcast family drama, many hoped the show would simply be able to survive in a schedule filled with crime, law and medical series. Instead of just surviving, it has become one of the new season's biggest hits. In fact, it's so successful, NBC just surprised the cast and television critics with the news that it was renewing the show for two more seasons and a minimum of 36 episodes.

That shocker may be fitting, because This is a show built on surprises — starting with the twist in the pilot that we were watching the characters at two different spots in time. "Our theme," says creator Dan Fogelman, "something we play with on the show, is that life will surprise you."

And he knows, he says, when he's going to shock you, as with Toby's sudden heart attack. "We have a plan," says Fogelman. "We know where this series is going and we're going to keep you on your toes."

That plan, by the way, is about to become a bit clearer. "Next week is a big episode," Fogelman hints. And that's the only hint you're getting — the rest is, yes, a surprise.

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Nielsen Overnights (Broadcast)
Pondering the future of niche cable networks
In the wake of Esquire's shutdown, it's ripe for discussion
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Jan. 19, 2017

Esquire Network’s future had been looking iffy after AT&T siblings DirecTV and U-verse decided to drop the low-rated men’s cable network last year.

On Wednesday, owner NBCUniversal made it official. It’s shutting down the cable channel, which had fallen to just 45 million subscribers, though it will continue to offer a digital version of Esquire Network.

And this probably won’t be the last niche cable network to shutter. At a time when cable carriage negotiations are becoming more barbed and cord cutting has led to an increase in skinny bundles, small cable channels face an uncertain future.

Esquire is a prime example. Launched in 2013 as a replacement for Style Network, it aimed to draw the same young male demographic reading Esquire magazine, whose owner, Hearst, partnered with NBCU on the channel.

But young men don’t watch much television. And despite airing “American Ninja Warrior,” Esquire never developed much of a following, averaging just 55,000 adults 18-49 in primetime last year, according to Nielsen, and ranking 72nd of 104 networks.

That made it a difficult sell for NBCU. Cable and satellite carriers pay a per-subscriber fee to carry networks, and it’s not worth picking up channels if people don’t want to watch them.

These carriers have become even pickier with the rise of cord cutting. They’re trying to keep people by offering so-called skinny bundles, which have just the small swatch of top networks that appeal to the most people, such as top channels like ESPN and TNT.

They argue no one will miss a network like Esquire, which is bumped to upper-tier packages that cost more money.

Of course, big companies like NBCU can use their leverage as owner of in-demand networks like USA and Bravo to insist on carriage for smaller ones like Esquire, but that strategy has long rubbed cable and satellite carriers the wrong way.

With viewing patterns changing so quickly, they’re no longer interested in offering the biggest channel selection. And that will be reflected as more niche cable networks shut down.

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In cable ratings for the week ended Jan. 15:

Top five networks in primetime (18-49s):
ESPN, TBS, USA, FX, Discovery Channel.

Top five networks in primetime (total viewers): ESPN, Fox News Channel, HGTV, USA, TBS.

Top five total-day networks (total viewers): Fox News Channel, ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV, Disney Channel.

Top cable news networks in primetime (total viewers): Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, CNBC, FBN.

Top cable news programs (total viewers): 1. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Thursday, 8 p.m.); 2. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Tuesday, 8 p.m.); 3. CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.); 4. CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (Tuesday, 10 p.m.); 5. Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.)

Top movie (total viewers): Hallmark Channel’s “A Royal Winter,” (Saturday, 9 p.m.) 2.69 million.

Top sporting event (total viewers): ESPN’s “CFP Championship” (Monday, 8:19 p.m.) 24.42 million.

Show on the rise: CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Tuesday, 9 p.m. On the night of President Obama’s farewell address, the 9 p.m. hour of “AC360” averaged 3.75 million total viewers, more than five times the 710,000 it averaged in the same hour the previous week.

Show on the decline: OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” Tuesday, 9 p.m. The drama averaged 2.16 million total viewers, off 28 percent from the previous week’s 2.99 million.


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Star Trek: Discovery Gets Delayed Again by CBS, No Premiere Date Set
By Dave Nemetz, TVLine.com - Jan. 18, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery is going to be stuck in the docking bay for a little longer.

The new Trek TV show won’t premiere in May as previously announced, EW.com reports. This is the second time the CBS All Access series has been delayed; it was originally slated to debut in February 2017, then got pushed back to May. Now the show doesn’t have a premiere date at all.

Discovery‘s voyage to TV has been bumpy already: Original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped down in October, replaced by Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg. Fuller now says he won’t be involved in Discovery at all, beyond writing the pilot. The show has announced some key casting, though, including The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead character.

CBS won’t confirm that Discovery‘s premiere date has changed, but released a statement:

Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.

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Monica Lewinsky Saga in the Works as 'American Crime Story' Season
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Jan. 18, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: With seasons two and three of FX anthology American Crime Story already in the works, showrunner Ryan Murphy is eyeing the franchise's future beyond that.

Murphy has set his sights on exploring the Monica Lewinsky scandal for a subsequent season of the franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. To that end, Murphy and American Crime Story producers Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions have optioned author Jeffrey Toobin's 2000 best-seller A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President as source material. Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson served as the inspiration for the Emmy-winning first season of the anthology. Toobin was deeply involved in the first season and served as a consultant to the writing staff.

Sources tell THR that Murphy and producers are fast-tracking the drama and already are meeting with actresses to portray Lewinsky and colleague Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Lewinsky's conversations about her alleged affair with then-President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky claimed to have intimate relations with Clinton between November 1995 and March 1997. The scandal and its repercussions included impeachment hearings. Clinton was ultimately acquitted by the Senate, while two other charges of perjury and abuse of power failed in the House.

The news comes as People v. O.J. Simpson has become a breakout ratings and critical hit for FX and as true-crime-inspired series continue to be hot among broadcasters, cable, premium and streaming services following the success of other shows such as HBO's The Jinx, Netflix's Making a Murderer and more. NBC also is plotting its own true-crime anthology with Dick Wolf's Law & Order: True Crime, whose first season focuses on The Menendez Brothers. CBS, meanwhile, is developing a Patty Hearst project, and even popular podcast Serial is in development at People v. O.J. producers 20th Century Fox TV, via its Fox 21 banner. For its part, Netflix is revisiting Making a Murderer with an additional episode order as other nets plot forays into the Waco and Chandra Levy cases, among others.

Season two of Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Crime Story will focus on Hurricane Katrina and is expected in 2018, with season three exploring the July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace. (Murphy last week shot down reports that Lady Gaga would have a role as Donatella Versace in the latter.) Production on both seasons is underway, with the Versace season targeted to debut six months after the Katrina installment. All future seasons of the franchise will continue to be produced by Murphy and Falchuk, as well as Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson's Color Force banner.

Toobin's Vast Conspiracy, published by Touchstone, is considered a definitive history of the Lewinsky scandal. Publishers Weekly said in its review that "Toobin has risen to the challenge of rendering the chaos of the impeachment, what led up to it and its denouement, in a sharp prose style and in a manner that makes sense of a disastrous phase of American political history."

The news comes at a busy time for Murphy, who next has FX anthology Feud — focusing on the personal and professional battles between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis — due March 5. His third FX anthology, American Horror Story — largely credited for reigniting the anthology craze — likely will return in October and recently scored a hefty two-season renewal, taking the series through 2019.

Murphy is repped by CAA.

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Winter TCA Tour Notes (Broadcast)
‘Taken’: TV’s Bryan Mills Isn’t Just Another Guy With A Particular Set Of Skills
By Anthony D'Alessandro, Deadline.com - Jan. 18, 2017

“We’re watching the planting of the seed and watching the plant grow.”

That’s Taken co-star Jennifer Beals’ take on the TV series origin story of Bryan Mills, the CIA agent with a particular set of skills made famous by Liam Neeson on the big screen but played in the upcoming Europa/NBC show by Clive Standen.

“It’s not about his set of skills,” EP Matt Gross said about the differences between the film and TV versions of the franchise, “It’s about understanding him as a character. It’s about how he becomes a hero.”

Added EP Alex Cary: “It was never about making a Taken prequel but a modern origin story set in modern-day times. Creating this character from the ground up is what attracted me to the project.”

The show follows how Mills morphs into the killing machine that he is. You could say his sister’s death is the straw that breaks the camel’s back (and she’s not the only thing that is ‘taken’ from him this season). He’s mentored by Beals’ assassin Christina Hart.

“If you were to interview Bryan Mills and the people who defined him, this woman would be at the top of the list,” said Cary. “He welcomes her guidance and leadership, but he doesn’t have an easy relationship with authority.”

Taken was produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. The filmmaker, who is busy in post on his sci-fi opus Valerian, never was involved in the TV versions of La Femme Nikita nor Transporter; he licensed the latter property out to other producers. “With Taken he wanted to be creatively involved with the content and genre,” said Gross.

During the NBC TCA session this afternoon, Standen defined Mills against some of the great big-screen action heroes: James Bond “has the perfect suit and the cool line to the villain and the girl,” said the leading man. Jason Bourne “is cold, calculated, doesn’t know his past, not an everyman,” while Mission: Impossible‘s Ethan Hunt is “tech savvy” and “larger than life.”

But for Standen, “Bryan Mills is just a man.”

Taken premieres at 10 PM Monday, February 27, on NBC.

http://deadline.com/2017/01/taken-je...ca-1201888891/

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Winter TCA Tour Notes (Broadcast)
‘Trial & Error’ Mockumentary Series To Feature New Case Each Season
By Lisa de Moreas, Deadline.com - Jan. 18, 2017

Jeff Astrof, who wrote, with Matt Miller, NBC’s upcoming mockumentary Trial & Error, said he came up with the idea about five years ago in the early days of the super-hot murder-docu genre, when watching the documentary The Staircase, about a novelist tried for murder after his wife was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their Durham, NC mansion. At TCA today, Astrof says he commented to his wife, “if this guy was played by Steve Carell it would be the funniest thing I’d ever seen.”

Nick D’Agosto stars as a bright-eyed New York lawyer who heads to a tiny Southern town to defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife.

While the show is played as a spoof of the documentary genre, and Jeffrey Blitz, who is best known for his work on NBC’s mockumentary The Office and the spelling-bee doc Spellbound, Astrof described the trial episodes as playing like episodes of Law & Order “just turned 15 degrees.”

Trial & Error is envisioned as a sort of anthology series. This season wraps with the verdict and a where-are-they-now finish. Future seasons would tackle different crimes, but the main characters and the town will be back. Future seasons might be inspired by The Jinx or Making A Murderer. “Thankfully a lot of people have killed other people,” Astrof said.

Lithgow famously played alien-in-chief Dick Solomon on NBC’s long-running comedy series 3rd Rock from the Sun and, more recently, was the Trinity Killer on Showtime’s Dexter. These days he is playing Winston Churchill In Netflix’s The Crown. When one TV critic suggested his having played Trinity Killer clinched this role for him, Lithgow countered it was the “unexpected combinations of characters” he has played in his career that was “a tremendous asset” in taking this role of Larry Henderson.

“People just don’t know where I’m going to go,” he smiled. “People who commit murder are people who can turn on a dime and I turned on a dime many times.”

Henderson is “completely driven by his id,” and “has no sense of priority or proportion,” Lithgow said. The series begins with a recording of a 911 call Henderson makes to police to report his wife is dead. Only he hangs up abruptly when a second call comes in, because it’s the cable company, which he has “been waiting for all day.”

When one TV critic asked Lithgow to describe the similarities between Henderson and Churchill – yes, that happened – Lithgow replied smoothly that the two characters “are very similar.”

“They’re both beautifully written parts,” he added.

Trial & Error will debut following a 90-minute telecast of The Voice on Tuesday, March 7 before settling into its regular 9 PM time period the following week with back-to-back episodes.

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TV Review (Cable)
The Hopeless, Hapless Chip ‘Baskets’ Continues
By David Hinckley, TVWorthWatching.com's 'All Along the Watchtower' - Jan. 19, 2017

The most heartbreaking show on television is a comedy.

Okay, a really dark comedy.

The happier news is that FX’s Baskets, which returns Thursday at 10 p.m. ET to launch its second season, is also one of the best shows on television.

Just as long as you realize it has moments that will make you feel incredibly sad.

Zach Galifianakis plays Chip Baskets, who has only ever wanted to be a clown. After washing out of clown school in Paris, because he didn’t think to learn French, he became a rodeo clown in Bakersfield.

Unfortunately, as we enter Season 2, the rodeo has closed, and Chip has become a hobo.

That’s inspired because it’s so retro.

Homeless men (and occasional women) who hopped freight trains were once a familiar figure in American culture and lore.

They roamed the country, occasionally finding work and often bedding down in “hobo jungles,” ragged encampments where everyone gathered around a fire and threw a potato into the community stew pot.

You don’t hear much about hobos these days. But that’s the life Chip is living when he falls in with fellow travelers who turn out to make their subsistence money as street performers.

Looks like Chip finally caught a break, except that optimistic illusion quickly crumbles to dust.

Happily, the crumbling is as amusing for viewers as it is frustrating for Chip.

That’s the skill of Galifianakis and Louis C.K., whose production company put Baskets together. While Louis is not in the show, his style of humor is stamped all over it.

Like Louis’ self-named character on his own show, Chip is a guy who means well, doesn’t always get it right, and regularly has life slam over him like a tsunami wave.

The show’s other main characters have that same sensibility, cheerfully oblivious to their own quirks and their complicity in what keeps happening to them.

Martha Kelly plays Martha Brooks, who remains Chip’s loyal friend in spite of the fact Chip continually rejects her. Louie Anderson plays Christine Baskets, mother of Chip and Chip’s twin brother Dale.

Galifianakis has to walk a thin line with Chip. He can’t be too self-aware, yet he has to understand whatever just happened. There are times when he has to be dumb as dishwater – in this season’s premiere, he buys a can of noodles and doesn’t have a can opener, which sparks a wordless scene of amazing comedy – and at other times he has to be a voice of reason when the people around him stray too far off their meds.

He walks that line brilliantly, which is what makes the show’s heartbreak bearable. It’s not crushing Chip, so a tiny voice somewhere assures us it shouldn’t crush us, either.

The new season of Baskets also acquires an added dimension from the real-life announcement that the Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent.

While the unemployed Barnum & Bailey clowns presumably won’t all become hobos, the disappearance of that cultural institution adds poignancy to the struggle of one man who so desperately wants the clown to remain a part of America.

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'Will & Grace' returning to NBC
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN.com - Jan. 18, 2017

(CNN) Honey, it's happening.

NBC has announced it's resurrecting beloved comedy "Will & Grace" for a new 10-episode limited series set to air on the broadcast network in the 2017-18 TV season.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are all set to return.

The decision comes just a few months after the cast reunited for a surprise, online-only reunion in which the cast rallied against then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back," said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a release. "This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary -- all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture -- is coming back where it belongs."

Original creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will also return to act as showrunners and executive producers.
Longtime TV director James Burrows, who directed every episode of the original series, will direct once again and executive produce.

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said the conversations about a possible revival began shortly after the secret reunion was shot back in September.

"The fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons," she said in a statement. "Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and 'Will and Grace' is one of the best."

"Will & Grace" premiered in 1998. The show was the highest rated sitcom in the 18-49 demo from 2001-05, according to the network's release.

The series was among the first broadcast shows to feature gay characters in lead roles and was credited by Vice President Joe Biden for educating the public on LGBT issues.

The show's 2006 finale garnered more than 18 million viewers, the network added.

In its time on air, "Will & Grace" was nominated for 83 Emmy Awards, with 16 wins.

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From Zap2it.com's TV Grid - Jan. 19, 2017

ABC:
8PM - Grey's Anatomy
(R - Nov. 17)
9PM - Scandal
(R - May 12)
10PM - 20/20 - America's First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington (Special)
* * * *
11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Megan Mullally; Priyanka Chopra; Maren Morris performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - The Big Bang Theory
8:31PM - The Great Indoors
9:01PM - Mom
9:30 - Life in Pieces
10PM - Pure Genius
* * *
11:35PM - The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Johnny Galecki; TV host Chris Matthews; BASH & POP performs)
12:37AM - The Late Late Show With James Corden (TV host Chris Hardwick; Nina Dobrev; Fitz and the Tantrums perform)

NBC:
8PM - The Good Place (Season Finale, 60 min.)
9PM - Chicago Med
10PM - The Blacklist
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Aziz Ansari; Carrie Brownstein; Panic! at the Disco performs)
12:37AM - Late Night with Seth Meyers (Jim Parsons; Ben McKenzie; speechwriter Jon Favreau; former White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Leah Shapiro sits in with the 8G Band)
1:37AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Wagner Moura; DIIV performs; comic Cameron Esposito)
(R - Sep. 8)

FOX:
8PM - Hell's Kitchen
9PM - My Kitchen Rules

THE CW:
8PM - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
(R - Dec. 8)
8PM - Supernatural
(R - Dec. 8)

PBS:
8PM - The This Old House Hour
8PM - American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
(R - Feb. 9, 2009)
9PM - Antiques Roadshow: Fort Worth
(R - Jan. 16)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Despertar Contigo
9PM - Vino el Amor
10PM - El Color de la Pasión

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - La Fan
9PM - La Doña
10PM - El Chema

SHOWTIME:
9PM - Inside te NFL: Week 19

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Producer Scott Conroy; James McAvoy)
11:31PM - At Midnight with Chris Hardwick (Brian Posehn; Stephanie Simbari; Dave Anthony)

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Andrew Dice Clay; comic Billy Wayne Davis)


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NBC has announced it's resurrecting beloved comedy "Will & Grace" for a new 10-episode limited series set to air on the broadcast network in the 2017-18 TV season.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are all set to return.

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Pondering the future of niche cable networks
In the wake of Esquire's shutdown, it's ripe for discussion
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Jan. 19, 2017
We should start another Deathwatch thread for niche cable networks. I imagine more than a few are not long for this world.
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We should start another Deathwatch thread for niche cable networks. I imagine more than a few are not long for this world.
Agreed. As much as I like Chiller I don't think it's one that will make it, same with Cloo. I'd like to see some of those who air a majority of repeats go away too, like FYI, OWN, WE, Freeform, etc.
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Agree with all those, Nayan. Destination America is another one that confuses me. Used to watch it for the Alaska stuff along with the real estate shows. Now, it's all "Haunted" all the time. Granted, that's not something that interests ME, but I figure it has to burn out, eventually.
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Agreed. As much as I like Chiller I don't think it's one that will make it, same with Cloo. I'd like to see some of those who air a majority of repeats go away too, like FYI, OWN, WE, Freeform, etc.
I like the movies they have on Chiller but it's really awful standard definition here. If Chiller was a HD channel it would be one of my favorites.
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I like the movies they have on Chiller but it's really awful standard definition here. If Chiller was a HD channel it would be one of my favorites.
I agree and it is available in HD but very few systems offer it . FearNet was in HD and when it closed down I thought for sure Chiller would go HD wide but that was not the case.

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We should start another Deathwatch thread for niche cable networks. I imagine more than a few are not long for this world.
The problem too is all these channels that were spun off from other channels, they throw a few popular shows on it then repeat them endlessly. Do we really need FX and FXX? Food Network and the Cooking Channel?
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Star Trek: Discovery Gets Delayed Again by CBS, No Premiere Date Set
By Dave Nemetz, TVLine.com - Jan. 18, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery is going to be stuck in the docking bay for a little longer.
CBS suits trying to figure out how to turn it into a Star Trek: CSI style procedural.
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The problem too is all these channels that were spun off from other channels, they throw a few popular shows on it then repeat them endlessly. Do we really need FX and FXX? Food Network and the Cooking Channel?
No, but I might be willing to pay for FXXX...
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The problem too is all these channels that were spun off from other channels, they throw a few popular shows on it then repeat them endlessly. Do we really need FX and FXX? Food Network and the Cooking Channel?
FX?

Er, yeah?

It's one of the major cable channels, a driving force in the quality shift of cable and it has the most prodigious content out of most of them and regularly performs at top of the ratings.

Now FXX ... no, nobody really needs that. They could easily put most of the content on FX but FX don't want to stray outside of their programming schedule comfort zone.


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Definitely need to keep FX, it's the HBO of basic cable.
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I wasn't saying to get rid of FX. I said why do we need FX AND FXX? The programming could easily just be on one channel, like it used to be, and then we wouldn't have to pay for two channels who just fill up their schedule with endless showings of syndicated shows. How many channels do we need that show loops of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Two and a Half Men, etc.
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Definitely need to keep FX, it's the HBO of basic cable.
Eh, I think I'd say AMC is the HBO of basic cable. FX is the Showtime of basic cable. Or maybe Starz; they've been doing a great job lately too.
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