Is five p.m. primetime? Let’s just say that it is. After all, we here at Big Hollywood have been pushing for Primetime Greg for a while now and unlike the Soros’ funded, tax exempt Media Matters, we’d like to move on from bothering Fox News.
But take heart “Red Eye” lovers. Nothing’s changed in Unicorn Land. Greg’s simply doing double duty. The new Fox News Channel show is called “The Five” and it’s on at five p.m. and it’s on at five p.m. with five panelists. Get it? Along with Greg, you’ll find Bob Beckel, Dana Perrino, Eric Bolling and others talking about the big issues of the day — including, coincidentally, Soros’-funded Media Matters and their tax exempt status. Check out that clip. Yes, there is a leg chair.
Congrats and good luck, Greg. Well deserved. Though we do miss those ‘logues over here.
And now the Big Hollywood push to get Bill and Andy to primetime begins…
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It’s one thing for an increasingly desperate Hollywood to remake a decent concept, it’s another to try and remake an iconic character. Like the ill-fated television reboot of “The Rockford Files” (that never got past the pilot stage), you can’t recreate Darren McGavin’s Carl Kolchak any more than you can create James Garner’s Jim Rockford or Red Foxx’s Fred Sanford. These are lightning in a bottle, character-driven classics.
Furthermore, television already tried and failed to reboot “The Night Stalker.” Is Hollywood now so out of ideas they’re actually remaking failures?
Note to Hollywood: You can call it “The Night Stalker,” but it won’t be “The Night Stalker.”
CLASSIC PICK FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH
8:00 PM Music Man, The (1962) — A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America. Dir: Morton DaCosta Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett. C-151 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format
Robert Preston delivers one of the greatest and most infectious screen performances of all time as a con man looking to take a small town of “rubes” for everything they have until he meets and falls in love with a local librarian played by a luminous Shirley Jones. There are too many highlights to list, but if forced to pick one … it would be this.
If there’s a more perfect film for young kids it’s called “The Wizard of Oz.”
Other than that…
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