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Stuff: I Sell the Dead Talk Show

I Sell the Dead
  • Jay Leno is staying at NBC and getting a show at 10pm. Basically this is to keep Leno in-house and yet still let Conan have The Tonight Show. This also, as the article points out, saves the network money because it’s cheaper to have a Leno-fronted talk show than to have five hour-long series to fill that Monday through Friday hole in their schedule. And now CBS and ABC get the eyes of anybody who doesn’t want to watch a talk show. Of course, this all assumes that people watch anything when it actually airs anymore. Seriously: do you know anybody who doesn’t timeshift using some sort of DVR product?
  • Have you heard of a film called I Sell the Dead? Starring Ron Perlman, Dominic Monaghan, and…yes, Angus Scrimm is in there too. Some sort of period grave-robbing/zombie/comedy?

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Yeah, I know about as much as you do now. It looks like some of the same gags as Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind. Not that that’s a bad thing at all…

  • The Dark Knight‘s most excellent score is now eligible again for an Oscar, after the Music Branch Executive Committee consulted phrenology manuals and realized that they were wrong in their earlier assessment that five people were composers instead of two. If you don’t know what the hell that has to do with the price of phrenology manuals in China, then neither do I. But there you have it. Source: Variety.
  • Little Britain USA will be back for a second series on HBO next year. Source: Chortle.
  • Bob Spiers, director for Fawlty Towers and Absolutely Fabulous has died at age 63 following a long illness. Source: Chortle.