Conan O’Brien to Break Silence on 60 Minutes

When Conan O’Brien left NBC after being told he’d have to move his Tonight Show back one half hour under a plan that would have moved Jay Leno back to late night, part of his severance deal prohibited him from conducting interviews about the situation until May 1st.

Sunday is May 2nd.

And it’s also the date that 60 MINUTES gets O’Brien’s first interview since leaving his show.

O’Brien is currently on a 32-city tour and recently signed a deal to bring a new late-night show to TBS.

Further restrictions as part of O’Brien’s reported $32 million severance package, according to The Wrap, prevent him from disparaging his former network and Jay Leno, but CBS’s Steve Kroft says O’Brien “flirts” with those restrictions.

But don’t expect a lot of extra promos with O’Brien for the weekly newsmagazine: since the promos will air before May 1st, CBS isn’t allowed to use O’Brien’s face in promoting his appearance. It’ll be interesting to see how the Network handles that.

You can see O’Brien’s interview this Sunday night at 7:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.

Soap Catches Flak for Look-Alike Storylines

No one ever said that the things depicted in a soap opera always have to be realistic, did they?

No. Didn’t think so.

This hasn’t stopped CBS’s THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS from getting criticism from longtime fans over a pair of storylines that feature two characters who are dopplegangers for two other characters on the show (and played by the same two actresses). Continue reading

Hallmark Presents AA’s Inside Story

This Sunday, the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME presents “When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.”

It’s a look inside the lives of Bill and Lois Wilson, who would co-found Alcoholics Anonymous. For this family, alcoholism hit very close to home: Bill’s life was in a downward spiral because of alcohol.

But Lois stood strong and wound up helping him turn his life around, and through her new dedication, changed the lives of millions of others through the Al-Anon organization she founded in the 1930s.

Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper star as the Wilsons. The story focuses on Lois Wilson’s perspective and her guilt over potentially not being strong enough to stop her husband from drinking. It also deals with a chance encounter that changed their lives.

“When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story,” presented by the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME, airs this Sunday night at 9:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.

CBS Plans Big Things for May!

It’s time to talk season finales! May on CBS will bring the big finales to THE AMAZING RACE and SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLIANS, plus cliffhangers for your favorite regular series.

We’ve made a list of the biggest shows and brief descriptions of what you can expect. So get your calendars and jot down these dates because you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re tuned in to LIVE 5 WCSC: Continue reading

Thursday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s a quick look at tonight’s prime time lineup:

Tonight at 8:00pm: Struggling to keep their tribe intact, the “Heroes” vow to work together as long as it takes to ensure that they outlast the “Villains.” Meanwhile, the “Villains” begin to turn on one another after one tribe member makes a costly mistake at the Reward Challenge, on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS.

Tonight at 9:00pm: When the CSI team investigates the brutal murder of a family, they trace the killer to the house next door, which might belong to the “Dr. Jekyll” serial killer, on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

Tonight at 10:00pm: When a “Jane Doe” with amnesia and covered in blood steps in front of Cho and Van Pelt’s car, Patrick Jane must use all of his skills to discover who she is, her last location and why she lost her memory, on THE MENTALIST.

Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Bill Murray; musical guest Ludacris.

Academy Award Nominee Returns to CBS Soap

In Hollywood, once some actors and actresses reach star status, they’re quick to forget their early days, especially if their early days involved soap operas.

Yet some of our major stars today spent some of their earliest screen time on daytime serials. ABC’s General Hospital introduced Demi Moore and Ricky Martin. Kathleen Turner got her start on NBC’s The Doctors, a soap that disappeared in the early 80s.

CBS soaps introduced stars like David Hasselhoff (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Teri Hatcher (CAPITOL), Kevin Bacon (SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and GUIDING LIGHT) and Meg Ryan (AS THE WORLD TURNS).

On April 5th, another AS THE WORLD TURNS veteran returns to one of her earliest roles with a guest appearance: Continue reading

Thursday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s tonight’s prime time buzz:

Tonight at 8:00: Hurt and betrayed by a close ally, one castaway learns the hard way that loyalty isn’t always easy, and one powerhouse learns from experience that old grudges die hard, on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS.

Tonight at 9:00: Patrick Jane, Lisbon and the CBI team brace themselves to finally meet their new boss, Special Agent Madeleine Hightower, on THE MENTALIST.

Tonight at 10:00: Catherine and Detective Vartann are thrown together in a hotel room for 24 hours as they stake out a duo making drugs in the room next door.  Meanwhile, Nick and Langston work a case that involves a fetish which has become big business in Vegas, on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

Tonight at 11:35 on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Sam Worthington; sportscasters Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic; musical guest Patty Loveless

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