Day: September 28, 2009

Seinfeld: The Reunion begins on Curb Your Enthusiasm. It’s not Seinfeld. It’s HBO!

If you have watched the first two episodes of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, then perhaps you have wondered what all of the hullaballoo about a Seinfeld reunion was about, because, there has been very little mentioned about it thus far. That's all about to change next week. The teaser at the end of last night's episode lets you know that Larry David will begin sitting down with Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards to bring the gang back together again — this time, in a very meta form. HBO already has been gracious enough to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the "Seinfeld reunion," in a 20-minute doc called "It's Not A Reunion: But It's The Closet You'll Get." And someone else has been kind enough to trim that down in half to the essential details about the Seinfeld subplot. So, without further ado, roll the clip! Of course, not everything is the same. As is pointed out in the clip above, David thought Seinfeld would want to update his kitchen. Apartment Therapy helps point out some of the differences, too. Is that not enough for you people? Then watch this overall background piece on Season 7 of Curb, which has included juicy parts for JB Smoove, Bob Einstein, Richard Lewis and Seth Morris, among many; plus some more details about the Seinfeld plot, because after all,...

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Jay Leno tells Oprah he’s not worried about ratings. Should he be?

On Friday's live edition of Oprah Winfrey's show, Jay Leno spoke to Oprah via satellite about his first two weeks competing in primetime on NBC. Oprah also turned the tables on Leno with her own silly 10 questions segment. But about The Jay Leno Show? When Oprah asked him how he was coping with the increased scrutiny, Leno defended himself, noting that "numbers that make you number one now would have gotten you cancelled 10 or 15 years ago," and accurately pointed out that his second week was also the debut week for ABC and CBS, making this "probably the hardest week of the whole year for us." The numbers bore that out. His first week at 10 p.m. E/P (9 p.m. C/M) earned him plenty of eyeballs, while the second week revealed a steep drop-off. In millions of viewers, Monday-Friday, it looked like this: Week One: 18.4, 11.1, 13.4, 8.8, 7.6 Week Two: 5.7, 6.8, 6.4, 5.0 Why worry, though? "I'm 59 years old. I'm in a young person's game. I have a lot of fun with this. I'm just glad to come to work and tell jokes," Leno told Oprah. "My goal is to make show-business money and lead a normal life…"If it's a hit, that would be great. If not, oh well, I did the Tonight Show for 17 years. And that's that. Any other attitude and you...

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Meet the finalists in the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition

Here are your five finalists in this year's 34th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. Pictured clockwise from far left: Danny Bevins from Los Angeles, Jarrod Harris from Atlanta, Tom Simmons from Los Angeles, Maureen Langan from New York City, and Rodger Lizaola from Seattle. The finals take place over five nights, Tuesday-Saturday, in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Medford (Ore.), and Brooks, with $25,000 in cash prizes at stake. Good...

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