If all goes well, I’m going to post this as the ball drops at midnight EST 01/01/2006…
I’ve been bouncing around New Year’s Eve shows on TV tonight, and they all suck. Dick Clark (ABC) doesn’t belong back on TV — he’s nowhere near recovered from the stroke, Ryan Seacrest (ABC) is just lifeless (also on ABC, Hilary Duff has no presence as a hostess, and Mariah Carey deserves credit for barely wearing that outfit in freezing weather), Regis Philbin (FOX) is overbearing (and Jillian Barberie has Peter-Principled tonight), Stuart Scott (ESPN2) should boo-yah himself back to SportsCenter and Carson Daly (NBC, shilling for the Olympics) is as bland as ever (and who needed Wanda Sykes trying to steal the show, anyway? Interestingly, ABC’s Mariah Carey concert could be heard clearly in the background of NBC’s live coverage). The network with the best NYE coverage? CBS — they didn’t bother. 🙂
Otherwise, I look for 2006 to have a good start… on Oldies Sunday noon-5, chilling out on Monday before engineering VCU basketball on Oldies, and then working my ass off on Tuesday for the first WellPoint workday of 2006 (with all hell breaking loose due to many system changes)… but it’ll still be fun, because 2006 is going to be the best year ever.
Tangenting at 11:51 PM – just saw a commercial for Heather Graham’s soon-to-be-bomb sitcom on ABC… here’s what’s wrong with TV. The clip showed some jerk in bed with Graham — as he falls asleep with a teddy bear in his hands. Now, in the real world, the teddy bear would be somewhere else and Heather Graham would be in his hands. This is why sitcoms are getting worse. A little reality in scripted TV, please?
Happy New Year, y’all.