Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quick Hits

- "Trust Me" was not trusted by enough viewers. The TNT program about life in a Chicago ad agency died a quick death after one season. The show drew only 1.4 million viewers on average per episode.

- None other than the New York Times is gushing over the renovated Kauffman Stadium. The newspaper notes that the original stadium was ahead of its time in 1973 when it was built as a baseball-only park in an era of multi-purpose stadiums. The newly updated stadium, with "baseball's best scoreboard," looks better "than it did in recent years when the beauty of the fountains was marred by the advertisements painted on the grass embankments nearby." The Times writer lauds the new seating in left and right field and says "everything is in its proper place."

- It was announced this week that Aerosmith is coming to the Sprint Center in Kansas City on September 1. ZZ Top will open for the classic rockers.

- Once again, ABC will telecast "The Ten Commandments" on Easter weekend which once again raises the question, "does the network understand the connection between Easter and the New Testament versus the Ten Commandments and the Old Testament?" I'm not sure what's more of a head-scratcher--this or the decision in the past to air "The Wizard of Oz" each year on Easter Sunday evening.

- While "Trust Me" may have been booted off air, "Mad Men" (AMC) will return for its third season this summer. Jon Hamm--Don Draper on the show--was one of several "prizes" in an online auction benefitting the Adrienne Shelly Foundation recently. The foundation supports female filmmakers with scholarships and grants. A lunch with Hamm was one of the items up for bid on eBay. No word on whether Hamm would pay for the three martinis...

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