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  1. SanDiegoInExile

    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    And more power to her. Johnny Carson worked three days a week and had over 20 weeks of vacation in his final few years. She negotiated her deal and the ABC suits agreed to it. I didn't read about a hostage situation in NYC when the agreement was forced onto ABC syndication. I'm running over to the Ellen forum to see all the misogynistic comments there. After all, she takes THE ENTIRE SUMMER off. What are these 21st century women thinking !!! (/sarcasm)
  2. They could have hired Ariana Chase. She filled in nicely when Patsy had her first -- or was it second, maybe it was her third -- mental breakdown abrupt sudden departure..
  3. SanDiegoInExile

    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    You aren't the only fan. Anderson Cooper was supposed to co-host the first half of this week, so they were lucky that Mark was in town and ready to go. Not sure I would sign up for a full time Ripa-Consuelos hosting gig. Regis often co-hosted with his second wife. I think he even co-hosted with each of his daughters a couple times. That's the next thing to happen. Looking forward to Live! with Kelly and Lola !
  4. SanDiegoInExile

    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    Thanks for pointing this out.
  5. SanDiegoInExile

    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    No pearls to clutch here. It's great that a family can be open about sexuality. Daughter Lola likely learned the importance of knocking...at least until Markie is back on the Left Coast.. Anderson was supposed to co-host today and Tuesday. I don't think news of Mrs Vanderbilt's passing hit until after the 9AM ET live show was concluded, though no doubt the Ripas were aware. That knowledge might make the Sex Talk a tad more tacky -- though I vaguely recall that Gloria babbled about very much the same thing happening to Anderson.
  6. SanDiegoInExile

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    I wondered what was going on. I guess DirecTVnow doesn't have the updated listings yet. I checked last night and had a week's worth of cra* programming instead of HH. They still have the show listed for 10P/1A ET, and the DVR is recording dreadful programs. I am not liking AT ALL the way the new owners of HGTV are handling this show. All the re-purposed nonsense, kicking the narrator aside. I know that Discovery is known for being bargain basement cheap, from production to promotion, but really, how much are they saving by ditching the narrator and re-tooling a couple episodes a week?
  7. The notion that storylines are changed based on fan reaction is long outdated and anecdotal at best. The execs in charge see what works and what doesnt as they are producing the show. They work within the constraints given to them by dwindling budgets, actor availability, network guidance/interference, and contractual limitations. They scrap ideas and plot developments all the time, which is why we sometimes get a jumble. Filming so far ahead does have a major negative impact -- mostly because of the rabid fanbases, being so deep in bed with the soap media, and actors spilling info on social media. Unless Ken Corday's plan is to have a solid year of product in the bank, ready to sell to the highest bidder, they are going to need a major filming hiatus at some point. ETA: I do think having an inventory is part of Corday's Plan for a post-Sony DOOL. He will have valuable product in the form of a couple hundred hours of un-aired network quality content. He can shop that around to interested parties as we move further and further away from scheduled daily appointment TV.
  8. SanDiegoInExile

    Dynasty (2017)

    I am waiting to root for Blake and Crystle #3.
  9. SanDiegoInExile

    My Three Sons

    Hardly a surprise. They went multiple seasons without a mention of eldest son Mike. None of the Douglas Wives even know that Sally exists.
  10. SanDiegoInExile

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Except there isn't. HGTV has added another minute of commercials. Look at the run times. They are now well under 21 minutes. Plus, they are repeatedly skipping whole parts of houses, something that was rarely done before. And the occasional captioned off-screen "producer", piping in? Reminds me of locally produced public access cable. I realize that every show must change. It seems that maybe a third of the episodes have a strong enough "cast" to fill the dead air and be marginally entertaining enough. I agree it's helpful to reduce the recaps of what was seen 4 minutes earlier, but that's not the only role the narrator had.
  11. SanDiegoInExile

    All Episodes Talk: Orange is the New Yuck!

    Perhaps because it's 1940s terminology? Seventy years later, the millennials talk about periods and menopause. And if your mother was an educator, and both your grandmothers actively supported Planned Parenthood, no one was whispering euphemisms and faux niceties. She's not my cup of tea, but Jenna has never claimed to be barely more than a C Student. She also seems to know that she benefited greatly from a Bush Curve. She knows her way around keggers and mama-hood. Didn't her father once crack that "we don't need no book learning"? (OK, I may be confusing GWB with Will Ferrell).
  12. SanDiegoInExile

    S10.E20: Can't Elope

    Agree. It's sorta nice to not have the dads being helicopter-crazed.
  13. SanDiegoInExile

    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    Yup, since about 2002. Regis was down to working only 3 days a week in his last few years. Just star in a daytime drama for a decade or so, or host a wildly popular LA radio show for the better part of decade to land the current gig.
  14. SanDiegoInExile

    Will & Grace

    Yea, like all those romantic scenes between Karen and Stan... oh wait OK, all those romantic scenes between Will and McCoy..... oh wait... Hmm, then those romantic scenes between Will and Vince.... oops, strike three.
  15. SanDiegoInExile

    All Episodes Talk: Orange is the New Yuck!

    Hmm, not sure why I just thought of this.... but could NBC be planning a "Today with Jenna and Carson" to compete against "Kelly and Ryan" and the trainwreck "Strahan and Sara". I can already read the press release that Hoda wants to re-focus on Hard News (Today 1+2) and also to spend more time with Haley Joy.