TV Roundup: 'Survivor,' 'The Comeback,' 'Martha,' and 'Tyra'

There are some mornings when I wake up profoundly happy to live in America and have access to digital cable. And this is one of those special, special days, my friends. Consider:

-Martha Stewart’s version of The Apprentice may have flopped, but her weirdly addictive daytime talk-fest looks like it’s getting the greenlight for a second season. Cue a return visit for Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen, and those rogue crayfish.

-It looks like Tyra Banks’ daytime show will be back for the 2006-2007 season as well, which is good, because it’s important she have a forum to set the record straight about her natural breasts.

-The next season of Survivor, filming in Panama, promises to mix up the tribes in a new way, and will feature a small island to which various players will be banished at different points of the game. You thought Jamie was paranoid surrounded by his backstabbing tribemates? Just imagine him after a week of solitary confinement and near starvation. Awesome.

-And finally, my favorite show of 2005, The Comeback, is coming to DVD, according to E! columnist Kristin Veitch. I know this means I should book an appointment with my therapist right now to help me prevent myself from losing entire weekends to Valerie Cherish marathons, but instead, I think we should all join hands and chant: ”Note to self, I need to see that!”

Which of the above TV news tidbits has you most excited?

Comments (5 total) Add your comment
  • Gayle

    i am so glad that someone else appreciates the genius of “the comeback.” i can’t wait for the DVD. i just wish another network would pick it up (despite lisa kudrow’s loyalty to HBO). thanks for the good news.

  • sbd

    the comeback is the best show ever. can’t wait for the dvd.

  • Brad

    The Comeback is among my favorite TV shows…It’s brilliant and inventive, and only an actress like Lisa Kudrow could make that show work. I am feeling bittersweet about HBO not picking it up for another season, but the way the season finale ended, it seems like Valerie made her comeback. By the way, the finale was possibly the best episode of the show. I cannot wait when it The Comeback comes out on DVD!

  • Amy

    I love the Comeback!!! You have to check it out when it is available on DVD! I love you Lisa Kudrow for giving us Pheobe and Valerie. Kudos, Kudrow…Kudos.

  • B

    I’m addicted to the Comeback; disappointed there isn’t more, but leaving at the peak isn’t always bad. I don’t know what they were planning for the 2nd season…maybe it was best as a mini series…don’t know.
    If they think they’ve got more in the tank they should shop it to Showtime. Showtime does original series and it can still be R-rated with no commercials. I’d subscribe to Showtime just for the Comeback alone. That is, if the second season is as good as the first.

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