Tarzan No Getting the Green Light — The king is
dead … kind of. According to thefutoncritic.com,
“Tarzan,” the new WB drama, is not filming any more
episodes. The Sunday night show, after a strong opening week, has
constantly lost viewers and is now near the bottom of the ratings
pile, despite the introduction of a new character played by Lucy
Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”). Just because
Spider-man swings around New York City doesn’t mean Tarzan
should as well.

Mira Levitan
Mira Levitan
Does this donkey fix cars? (Courtesy of NBC)

 

Morgan’s Arrival Moves “Whoopi” —
Tracy Morgan (“Saturday Night Live”) will star is his
own comedy this December. According to NBC, “The Tracy Morgan
Show” will debut Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., bumping first-year comedy
“Whoopi” to the 8:30 time slot. “Good Morning
Miami,” which has somehow managed to stay on the air, has
moved back to its original position of Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
“ER” now lacks a strong lead-in, but hey, NBC got Tracy
Morgan, and he’s Brian Fellows!

 

All Fun and Games — On Dec. 4 Spike TV will air the
first ever Video Game Awards, reports Zap2it.com. Hosted by David
Spade, the ceremony will honor winners in 16 categories including
best game of the year, best music and most addictive. A panel of
videogame professionals and Spike TV’s own editorial board
will anounce the winners on a futuristic set in the Las Vegas MGM
Grand Garden Area. Animated clips for each nominee will be
“performed” by skilled gamers, while fans and game
producers will present the awards.

 

Not So Sweet “Dreams”— According to
NBC, “American Dreams” will not have a full 22-episode
season this year. The second-year drama, probably best known for
featuring performances by today’s music stars portraying
artists from the 1960s, has had significantly fewer viewers for the
first six episodes this fall. Last year “Boomtown” got
shortened by four episodes and now “American Dreams”
gets only 18 shows. Why doesn’t “Fear Factor”
ever get cut?

 

CBS Wins This Weekend — As sweeps near their
halfway point, the big winner so far has been CBS. With “The
District” capturing the top spot on Saturday night, and NFL
football, “60 Minutes” and “The Elizabeth Smart
Story” holding the top three ratings slots on Sunday, the
network has a clear advantage over rival NBC. The Barbara Walters
interview with Martha Stewart on “20/20” gave ABC the
win on Friday night, leading viewers to believe that
“Living” might not be as boring as they once
thought.

 

Spears Bares All — “20/20,” refusing to
stop with the Martha Stewart interview, will air an interview with
teen sensation Britney Spears this Thursday. With the release of
her new album “In The Zone,” Britney will follow this
little chat with a concert later this month. ABC is promoting the
event by saying “Britney finally bares … her
soul.” Her soul is about the only thing she hasn’t
revealed.

 

— Compiled by the Daily TV staff

 

 

 

 

 

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