TV News – 10/27/09

Tuesday, and a little less news today, but I’ve got some for you none the less.

Microsoft has pulled it’s sponsorship of the Family Guy special that airs on November 8th, because “after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand.” (Microsoft Rep). The special titled, Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show is reported to have “riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest.” and I can see why Microsoft would be scared that this isn’t good representation of their brand, but have they ever even watched the show before? Family Guy is humour that crosses all sorts of boundaries every week, sometimes it’s hilarious and sometimes it’s offensive but what always remains the same is that it’s true to itself, so what did they expect? FOX is still going to air the special on November 8th, but is looking for a new sponsor.. any takers? Source

More after the jump

George Clooney is coming back to TV but not in an acting role, in a producing role. Clooney (The Men Who Stare at Goats) will be producing the drama named Delta Blues for TNT. The drama “revolves around a quirky Memphis cop by day but elvis impersonator by night who still lives with mom.” No news yet on casting or anything but I’ll let you know when I know. Source

Lisa Kudrow is joining fellow Friends alumni, Courteney Cox on Cougar Town. According to Cox , Kudrow will be playing “a dermatologist that my character can’t stop going to even though she’s mean to me.” The episode will air sometime early 2010. This sounds like fun, I’ve always loved these two working together and I think it can only make Cougar Town better. Source

According to Ausiello, Paula Newsome (Women’s Murder Club) will be joining FlashForward as a doctor sometime in early 2010. We don’t know any details yet but if I hear you’ll hear 😀 I’m happy with this as I really enjoyed her on Women’s Murder Club and think she’ll be great in any role she’s given. Source

Ausiello has got some delicious details on the next season of True Blood but they are SPOILERS so if you would like to read them then click the link. Everyone else stay away 🙂 Again, warning SPOILERSSPOILERS ahead.

That’s it for now I’ll be back tomorrow with more.

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