Betty White won't be a part of the "Women of Comedy" SNL episode, Lorne Michaels expresses his favor for Conan, a video contest for Lost fans, Rob Lowe is heading to Parks and Recreation, and more.
In TV News...
- SNL overlord Lorne Michaels has made his opinions on the Late Night fiasco quite clear: Conan will prevail.
- Speaking of Late Night, the entire series of The Larry Sanders Show will be released on DVD.
- Sorry Christian Slater fans, ABC is shortening the run of The Forgotten. Apparently, this means the show is unlikely to return to Primetime ever again.
- In "Damn the man!" news, Viacom is pulling both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report from Hulu.
- Sopranos star Michael Imperioli has signed on for the lead role in ABC's crime drama, 187 Detriot.
- The History Channel is planning two spin-offs after their successful Pawn Stars series, one in New York and one in Miami.
- Vanity Fair has a great article about what it's like to work with Dave at The Late Show.
- Last week's TV ratings were almost a clean-sweep for NBC and the Olympics.
- Start placing your bets on this year's Dancing With the Stars contestants.
- In Betty White news, the Golden Girl won't be a part of April's "Women in Comedy" episode—but she just may have landed a solo hosting spot.
- It turns out that Rob Lowe ditched Brothers and Sisters to appear on NBC's Parks and Recreation.
- Chicago's South Side might get its own version of the Jersey Shore.
Around the Web...
- ABC has launched an official Lost contest—create a promo for the finale. Sign up and start editing!
- Speaking of Lost, Movieline has five Lost-ripoff shows that have either "failed or flailed."
- The New York Times has a profile on the new TiVo Premiere, which will go on sale in April.
- The A Team DVD will come in packaging shaped like a van.
- Best Week Ever points how how the U.S. Secretary of Defense looks like a stock villain character.
- Here are six very memorable Real World departures.
- Gilligan's Island is being made into a movie. What took so long?
- TVSquad pleads with America to stop listening to the Glenn Beck's and Keith Olbermann's of television.
- In an interesting career move, Neil Patrick Harris will play the lead in the new live-action Smurfs movie.