House ‘Snakes On A Cane’ Promo


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House_Caduceus_Phase3Fox is taking a new approach to advertising the new season of it’s smash hit medical drama House. The Hugh Laurie vehicle, which will premiere it’s season on September, has had teaser videos and cryptic signs posted up on the Internet and on billboards and other city advertising avenues. The teasers are unidentified on purpose attracting interest and making the viewers curious to know what they are watching. Called “Snakes on a Cane”, the tune-in campaign features Dr. House. Fox has finally revealed that the reason for the ads is to advertise House. The picture of Hugh Laurie wearing a T-Shirt with a cane wrapped around the medical symbol has been shown in the extended promos for Fox. The idea to do the campaign came from Mr. Laurie himself.

“I got a call months ago from [House executive producer] Katie Jacobs, and she told me Hugh had come up with this idea,” Fox’s Head Marketing Executive Joe Earley told the online Hollywood news site, TheWrap.

Laurie had been brainstorming some images in his head and one day decided to sketch a version of the classic medical symbol, the caduceus. Instead the staff staff was replaced with a cane, just like the one his character “House” uses.

Fox even handed out temporary tattoos with the SOC image in major cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The show producers got their studio Universal to begin handing out the tattoos to customers who shopped at the NBC U store in New York or online.

Fox has launched a website — — and has posted a clock that counts down to the season premiere of House on Sept. 21.

Fox will still have traditional ads for House, but will continue the “Snakes on a Cane” theme in addition to having vintage ambulances drive around LA and New York, handing out the SOC tattoos.

Here’s a look at one of the spots:

Remembering R & B sensation, Aaliyah

An artist taken before her time 8 years ago today, R&B singer Aaliyah, was to the late 90s what Rhianna and Ciara are to Soul and R&B music today. Her is one of her most popular songs, “Try Again” from the Romeo Must Die Soundtrack. She starred in the movie with Jet Li. Aaliyah sold over 32 million records. There are talks that a movie chronicling her life is in development.

Here is “Try Again”:

All My Children Weekly Promo

Here is the promo for this week’s All My Children:

Don Cheadle develops ‘March Madness’ series for FX

don-cheadleFX  will co-exective producer Don Cheadle that features a different side of college basketball.  Also attached to “March to Madness” is writerJoel Silverman and director Peter Segal.   The series will revolve around a corrupt college basketball program that cheats its way to the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament.

Dancing With The Stars season 9 partners announced

dwts8-logoABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” premiering on Monday, Sept. 21, has just released its celebrity-dancer pairings for the ninth season.

Politician Tom DeLay will be dancing with Cheryl Burke, a two-time champion.

Debi Mazar, of “Entourage,” has veteran Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner.

Kelly Osbourne is with Louis van Amstel (fifth season) and Donny Osmond is paired with Kym Johnson (seventh season.)

Teen idol Aaron Carter will be twirling it with Karina Smirnoff, who’s back for her seventh season.

Grammy winner Macy Gray is dancing with Jonathan Roberts, now in his seventh season as well.

The television actress Melissa Joan Hart will be sdancing  with two-time champion Mark Ballas.

Comedian Ashley Hamilton will be partnered with Edyta Sliwinska, the only professional to have competed in all nine seasons.

Model Kathy Ireland is with Tony Dovolani, who previously danced with Susan Lucci.

The model Joanna Krupa is partnered with Season 7 champion Derek Hough.

Singer Mya is with Dmitry Chaplin in his second season on the show.

Natalie Coughlin, Olympic champion swimmer, teams with dancing champion Alec Mazo from Season 1.

Michael Irvin, NFL hall of famer, is with Anna Demidova, the winner of last seasons professional dancer contest.

Ultimate fighter Chuck Liddell will dane with Anna Trebunskaya.

And finally, professional snowboarder, Louie Vito joins Chelsea Hightower in her second season.

Megan Fox will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live

megan-fox-in-crossingThe new season of Saturday Night Live will premiere on September 26 with Megan Fox as the host. Life and Style magazine has also reported that the “Transformers” star is filming a digital short with SNL’s funny man, Andy Samberg, who recently hosted the MTV Movie Awards.


LaToya Jackson to guest-host on The View

the-view-logo(From Herald Wire Services): The View host,  Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who recently gave birth to her third child, will have some heavy-hitters filling in for her during her maternity leave. LaToya Jackson will be on the show Sept. 16 and 18 and Meghan McCain will guest co-host on Sept. 9 and 10. Controversial D-List Host Kathy Griffin, will co-host the show in September as well.  Victoria Beckham  has been named to co-host as well.

Primetime Ratings Week of August 10-August 16 2009

Source: USA Today

Network top 20
Rank Season average Show name Network Viewers in millions
America’s Got Talent (Tuesday at 9) NBC 12.9
60 Minutes CBS 12.0
America’s Got Talent (Wednesday at 9) NBC 11.8
4. 6 NCIS CBS 9.2
Two and a Half Men CBS 8.8
Big Bang Theory CBS 8.6
Big Brother (Sunday) CBS 7.6
The Mentalist CBS 7.6
Big Brother (Thursday) CBS 7.5
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Monday) ABC 7.3
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Thusday) ABC 7.2
CSI: Miami CBS 7.1
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Sunday) ABC 7.0
Hell’s Kitchen Fox 6.9
Big Brother (Tuesday) CBS 6.8
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Wednesday) ABC 6.5
America’s Got Talent (Tuesday at 8pm) NBC 6.3
Dateline NBC 6.3
48 Hours Mystery CBS 7.7
Broadcast: Tops among 18-49-year-olds
Rank Show name Network Viewers in millions
1. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday at 9) NBC 4.7
2. Hell’s Kitchen Fox 4.2
3. America’s Got Talent (Wednesday at 9) NBC 4.0
4. Big Bang Theory CBS 3.6
5. Big Brother (Thursday) CBS 3.5
6. Big Brother (Sunday) CBS 3.4
7. Family Guy (Sunday at 9) Fox 3.3
* 60 Minutes CBS 3.3
9. Big Brother (Tuesday) CBS 3.2
* Two and a Half Men CBS 3.2
11. Family Guy (Sunday at 8:30) Fox 3.1
12. Family Guy (Sunday at 9:30) Fox 3.0
* Simpsons Fox 3.0
14. Wipeout ABC 2.9
15. Manana para Siempre (Wednesday) Uni 2.8
16. Manana para Siempre (Thursday) Uni 2.7
17. Manana para Siempre (Tuesday) Uni 2.6
* Manana para Siempre (Monday) Uni 2.6
19. NCIS CBS 2.5
20. Manana para Siempre (Friday) Uni 2.4
48 Hours Mystery CBS 7.7
Cable top 15
Rank Show name Network Day, time Viewers in millions
1. The Closer TNT Mon. at 9 7.0
2. WWE Raw USA Mon., 10 5.8
3. Royal Pains USA Thurs. at  10 5.6
4. Monk USA Fri. at 9 5.3
5. WWE Raw USA Mon. at 9 5.2
6. Cardinals/Steelers ESPN Thurs. at 8 4.8
7. Ratatouille Disney Sat. at 8 4.6
8. NCIS USA Mon. at 8 4.2
* Psych USA Fri. at 10 4.2
10. Suite Life on Deck Disney Fri. at 8:35 4.1
* Wizards of Waverly Place Disney Fri. at 8 4.1
12. Army Wives Lifetime Sun. at 10 4.0
* NCIS USA Thurs. at  8 4.0
14. NCIS USA Thurs. at 9 3.8
* The O’Reilly Factor Fox News Mon. at 8 3.8
* The O’Reilly Factor Fox News Wed. at 8 3.8
48 Hours Mystery CBS 7.7
Spotlight: Tops with women 18-34
Show Viewers
1 America’s Got Talent (Tues., NBC) 1.2 million
2 Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) 1.1 million
3 Family Guy (Sun. at 9, Fox) 900,000
4 Family Guy (Sun. at  8:30, Fox) 880,000
5 Big Brother (Sun.  CBS) 860,000
6 America’s Got Talent (Wed., NBC) 850,000
7 The Simpsons (Fox) 830,000
8 Big Brother (Thurs., CBS) 820,000
* Family Guy (Sun.  at 9:30, Fox) 820,000
10 Big Brother (Tues.  at CBS) 800,000

Melrose Place 2009 New Series with Some Familiar Faces

Cast Pictured: (l-r) Ashlee Simpson-Wentz as Violet, Colin Egglesfield as Auggie, Katie Cassidy as Ella, Laura Leighton as Sydney, Thomas Calabro as Dr. Michael Mancini, Stephanie Jacobsen as Lauren, Shaun Sipos as David, Jessica Lucas as Riley, Michael Rady as Jonah. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/The CW

Cast Pictured: (l-r) Ashlee Simpson-Wentz as Violet, Colin Egglesfield as Auggie, Katie Cassidy as Ella, Laura Leighton as Sydney, Thomas Calabro as Dr. Michael Mancini, Stephanie Jacobsen as Lauren, Shaun Sipos as David, Jessica Lucas as Riley, Michael Rady as Jonah. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/The CW

The popular 90s drama starring Heather Locklear is back with fresh new faces and some blasts from the past. The CW is putting the revamped series on Tuesday nights beginning September 8th.  Executive Producer Todd Slavkin shares. “It’s definitely still the most scandalous address in West Hollywood. We were huge fans of the original, and when we set out to do our version of Melrose Place, we wanted to pay tribute to the old show, but really create our own show, with our own characters.”

New faces include  Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Katie Cassidy, Shaun Sipos and Colin Eggelsfield (All My Children). Signing on to the most famous address of the 90s once again are original series regulars Thomas Calabro (Michael), Laura Leighton (Sydney), Josie Bisset (Jane) and Daphne Zuniga (Jo).

“Daphne Zuniga is coming up in a terrific role we are thrilled about”, said Slavkin. “Jo Reynolds will be back with a vengence!”

When asked about the originals most famous resident, Amanda Woodward, played by Heather Locklear, Slavkin responded, “The door is always open for Heather Locklear to return. We’re huge fans of hers and have a great way for her to come into the show. So the door is always open. ”

Melrose Place airs Tuesdays at 9pm on the CW.

A Look Ahead: All My Children

Cameron Mathison as Ryan Lavery Photo: TV Fanatic

Cameron Mathison as Ryan Lavery Photo: TV Fanatic

Ryan accuses Zach of trying to take Emma from him.

Kendall hits Liza over the head after seeing her kissing Zach.

The judge rules Annie competent to stand trial.

Madison blackmails Frankie after her family cuts her off.

David figures out the truth about the baby.

Tad argues JR to fight for his life.

Amanda confesses the truth to Angie and Jesse.

Jake reaches his breaking point with David.

Zach tries to win Annie’s trust.