I can't say that I'm a fan of 60 Minutes in general, but by and large I can ignore it, except when it cuts into The Amazing Race because some sort of sporting event ran long and threw off CBS' entire Sunday night lineup. Last night Big Brother was the bumped show because announcers apparently spent a good long time in shock that Tiger Woods lost or something. So I lamely watched the end of the news magazine shocked by how completely irrelevant Andy Rooney is now.
There are so many TV-related changes today! Well, the main "changes" are rumors, but still -- they're really big rumors!
Because like misogynistic hayseeds, homophobes and self-important fashionistas, little innocuous supernatural procedurals need to be taken! Down! Ausiello is reporting that Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno character managed to sneak onto the set of Medium a couple weeks ago, where he posed as an extra in a "tense courtroom scene," and proceeded to loudly interrupt filming until security dragged him out and production had to be shut down. Um... p0wn? I guess? I'm not saying it isn't kind of funny. I'm just saying your efforts could have been used to combat something truly evil like 90210 or 60 "If it didn't exist The Amazing Race could actually start on time" Minutes instead, Bruno.
You know, if I ran a TV network, and I had spent several days touting the return of the best reality show on TV, I might take some pains to make sure its scheduled début wasn't thirty minutes late due to some stupid sporting event no one even cared about. But then, if I ran a TV network, I might take more seriously the concerns of the content providers I employed and try harder to see that they didn't go on strike, so what do I know?
And the thing is, it was only half an hour's difference -- CBS could have still started their primetime lineup as scheduled if they'd just "joined 60 Minutes in progress." I know that I, at least, was not that interested in some rich jagoff's yacht. And yet, I know it will never happen that CBS would privilege 60 Minutes over The Amazing Race, regardless of the aged TV-news audience. There's something kind of reassuring about that, no? Even with the inevitable commentary by Andy Rooney, who I am always scared to make fun of because I assume that as soon as whatever thing I write actually gets published, he's going to die and make me look like an asshole.