"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Links of the Day

Conan, Richter Reunite for Tonight Show - After nine years, the team of will return when Conan takes over hosting duties in June. Richter left because he heard the call of Hollywood that resulted in usually good attempts and critical acclaim but no smash hits or megabucks. The return is likely helped that Conan is forced to move to LA for the hosting duties making it easy for Andy to continue to pursue Hollywood stuff and still announce the show.

Suntrust CEO Gets 75% Raise - Only on Wall Street. While everyone is getting pay cuts or outright layoffs, Wall Street continues to award its own for failure. It never ceases to amuse me how the rich are cheap in really stupid ways. They will argue until blue in the face about giving someone a five cents raise, but drop a few million on failure and they don't bat an eye.

CW Renews Six Shows - Good news to me anyway, Supernatural has got another reason to entertain and terrify. The show is often more entertaining the horror movies coming out in theatres. In additional, Smallville (way past its prime) gets a ninth season. The rest is America's Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and 90210.

Merrill Lynch Investigated - One of the casualties of the mortgage bust is under investigation because of $3.6 billion in bonuses given out to employees (mostly the upper echelon of the company). More specifically the investigation is into characters that then CEO John Thain moves up the payouts to co-inside with a tax payer infusion in the company. IE, the tax payers paid those bonuses to all those executives that ran the company into the ground and helped kick off the recession.

Heroes, Chuck On The Outs - New record lows where achieved for Chuck and Heroes in viewership despite repeats on the other networks. The likely cause is juggernaut House and NBC's cluelessness on how to schedule and promote their programs. Net result is these shows are probably on their last seasons.

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