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October 07, 2008

McCain vs. Letterman; 3-D TV; SNL bailout skit

>> Gallup's post-vp debate poll shows Obama extending his lead to nine points. The Dow crash is only helping, of course. Do you ever get the feeling hardcore Democrats are praying for a stock market crash and devout Republicans are hoping for a terrorist attack? ... Meanwhile, McCain's camp is in negotiations with Letterman's camp to get the late-night talk show host to quit making fun of their candidate.

>> FX orders a second season of "Sons of Anarchy." Of the ratings, FX said, "We've never had a drama hold up so consistently in its first five weeks on the air." Yup, they're consistent all right.

>> THR reviews ABC's "Life on Mars" -- "true to the spirit of the original and exciting enough to make you swallow the premise and beg for more."

>> Why did NBC dump SNL's Democrat-skewering bailout skit from its Web site? NBC has just released a statement: "UPON REVIEW, WE CAUGHT CERTAIN ELEMENTS IN THE SKETCH THAT DIDN'T MEET OUR STANDARDS. WE TOOK IT DOWN AND MADE SOME MINOR CHANGES AND IT WILL BE BACK ONLINE SOON." Clearly NBC is treating this as a serious matter. They used all caps. Update.

>> CNN: holographic 3-D television is around the corner – "optimistic that the technology could reach the market within five to ten years." Which means your 1080p LCD will be obsolete.

>> NY Mag's nicely detailed look at the history and challenges of product integration: "[J.J.] Abrams cut a deal with Ford. He didn't mind using the car, but Ford insisted the characters shout, 'Quick, to the F-150!' Abrams cringes at the memory."

>> How long will fans have to wait for "Project Runway"? "It appears highly unlikely that 'Runway' will be back on the air in January in time for a finale at New York Fashion Week in February, as Lifetime had hoped. That means it would be delayed until at least late summer so the finalists could show their collections at fashion week in September."

>> More lunches at Toast: HBO renews “Entourage.”

>> “Moonlight” is coming to DVD. Dubbed “Moonlight: The Complete Series” (yes, yes, I know, it’s okay…) will be released Jan. 20 and retail for $39.98. No extra features are listed on the release.

>> Will Sarah Palin appear on SNL to spoof Tina Fey? Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has his own Palin impression.

>> Garron: As debate moderator, Ifill was awful … "allowed Palin to get away with being unresponsive to nearly every question that was posed"

>> TVbytheNumbers offers a “Renew or Cancel Index” that predicts perpetual survivors “Til Death” and “Boston Legal” will finally get the ax.

>> Q&A with Christian Slater on “My Own Worst Enemy.”

>> TBS has picked up its comedy series "My Boys" for a third season.


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