UPDATE: And we're back! Please let us know if you run into any lingering issues with the submission system!
Sorry for the inconvenience, but we'll be shutting the user submission system down at 10:30 am PDT today (Monday Jan 28 ) in order to do some tooling around. The outage should only last about 30 minutes, so be patient with those subs!
We're working on a project and I need to find users who live in the great city of San Francisco. If you're one of those, please PM me and I'll give you some details on what we're trying to do. Here's me - danmod - I'm on a tight schedule so please PM me as soon as possible. Thanks!
Because danmod is much too humble to mention it himself, and because his cameo is just too awesome to go without mention, I will take it upon myself to say that he trumps all those other supermodel wannabes. Check out today's TurboVision to see what I mean.
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Hi all. Just wanted to let you all know that I survived the holiday season despite several unfortunate events including identity theft, a nasty car accident, and gout. Actually, I didn't have gout, but that would've sucked. I was without internet for quite a while though, and that wasn't good. I'll be catching up on emails and PM's today and all that other fun stuff. I hope you all had a happy season filled with cheer and good vibes!
TV.com will be taking a break for the holidays, but we'll be back in full swing come January 2, 2008 (well, maybe not full swing... some of us might still be shaking off the egg nog and confetti). We'll be checking in every now and then to make sure things are functioning in our absence, but please understand that any messages or requests to staff or the site will take some extra time.
But of course, it's the season of giving, and we've still got lots to offer even in our absence:
Don't forget to check out our Best of 2007 feature, and vote for the highs and lows of TV-land from this past year.
The end of this year means the middle of the TV year -- which means mid-season replacements for those shows that didn't quite make the fall cut and those pesky mid-season hiatuses of your favorite shows (not to mention the lack of new episodes thanks to the writers' strike...). Consult our Mid-Season Replacements guide to revamp your couch-potato schedule for the new year.
And while the ceremony itself might be in jeopardy, the awards go on -- tell us your picks for the People's Choice Awards 2007 before they get handed out on January 9th.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Yes, it's finally December, and while the year is winding down, we at TV.com ain't stopping yet!
Holiday Gift Guide: Gift-giving stress got you down? Be stumped no longer, as we lay out this season's offerings for the TV-phile in your life! We've even got handy links to make online shopping *that* much more convenient.
Holiday Specials Guide: If it's just not Christmas without watching stop-motion Rudolph or It's a Wonderful Life, be sure to check our our Holiday Specials Guide. We'll help you keep track of all your holiday-themed offerings on TV, from the non-traditional selections (Victoria's Secret Fashion Show), to those requisite "made-for-TV"-ers featuring au courant stars.
In order to update some databases, we've got to shut off the user sub system for about 30 mins today (Wednesday) at 10 pm PDT. The site will still be functioning, but things might be a little sluggish. Sorry for the inconvenience!
UPDATED: Time of outage has changed from 4 pm to 10 pm -- sorry!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while many of us are trying to make our last minute preparations for the great feast, let's take a moment to focus on what's really important: things we're thankful for.
I'm thankful that I live in an age where missing a television show when it airs doesn't mean missing it forever. I still recall the days before VCRs were plentiful, and you had to rush home in order to watch your favorite show or else you'd never get to see it. Reruns? You'd be lucky if that episode ever reaired. So, thank you technology for broadband Internet (to stream shows online) and DVDs (to watch whenever I wish).
Also, I'm well aware that technology is at the heart of the WGA strike, but I hope the studios realize how important new tech is to the industry and offer a fail deal to the writers.
I'm thankful that anime is easily accessible and plentiful now, whereas I remember when you had to get series on 3rd-generation VHS tapes with wonky subtitled translations.
I'm thankful for cable television and the wide variety of shows available. For Food Network teaching me not to be afraid of the kitchen and for the Travel Channel showing me places I want to visit someday. For USA's support of shows like Monk and Psych, and for late-night reruns of House. For Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and their part in bringing Family Guy and Futurama back from cancellation. I'm thankful for BBC America and their willingness to import shows like Torchwood and Top Gear across the pond.
I'm thankful for improbable crossovers starring two different incarnations of the same character, brought together for charity.
I'm thankful for TV.com. Because if it weren't for this site, I'd have to get a real job. Kidding! I'm kidding.
What are you thankful for?
Monday, November 19th we'll be interviewing Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay from the hit show Law and Order: SVU. I don't know about anyone else, but I think SVU is the best Law and Order to date and Benson and Stabler are the hottest cops on TV - and if you're like me you've got questions. Here's your chance to ask 'em. Check it out here: LINK
I, danmod, will be conducting the interview! It'll be my first so help a brother out and give me some good questions!
Last Friday, CNET Networks had its third annual Wig Bowl, a tournament held at San Francisco's Presidio Bowl. As it's close to Halloween, everyone was encouraged to get coiffed up in their best fake curls while knocking down pins. After getting divvied up by teams, the CNET gang proceeded to do what people normally do at bowling alleys: eat greasy food (I definitely recommend the curly fries), drink lots of beer, and pretend to bowl. We won't discuss how well I did (though I was definitely sore the next morning), but Jaxiecracks seemed to do rather awesomely.
But this post is about danmod.
Yep, he helped bring the trophy home for us at TV.com. Hmmm, maybe it was because he didn't wear a wig and could concentrate on his game without dealing with an itchy scalp of fake hair?
Congrats danmod! He's definitely on a winning streak, garnering not only the Wig Bowl top prize, but also one of the raffle prizes during our recent Oktoberfest celebration. Does anyone else think he should buy a few lottery tickets?
We all know that not every new premiere show will stick around. They will fall to lousy ratings, bad critical reviews, and disappointing word-of-mouth. Although the networks haven't quite decided which of their series will survive yet, The Axe allows you to choose which of these offerings shouldn't make the cut.
Bored by Bionic Woman? Disappointed with Cavemen? Not interested in Moonlight? Vote Now and see how your choice stacks up against the rest of the TV.com community!
Angela Kinsey came to TV.com -- here's proof!
While Angela did her interview with Laura (look for the final product soon!), we babysat her luggage. And by babysat, I mean danmod made me take a picture of him posing with her luggage.
We were potentially going to do something with Angela and the forums, but various delays meant there wasn't time for much more than some pics and autographs. Angela was soooooooo excited to see danmod -- a TV.com staffer, in the flesh! Danmod played it cool though, and even let nilla_chelle01, Angela and me take a picture with him.
Once Angela got over her excitement at seeing danmod in real life, we got a normal picture, Angela (Martin) Kinsey, hanging with the TV.com Community team... goooooooo team!
And thus ended our short, but sweet, adventures with Angela Kinsey. A million thanks to Angela, for coming by -- we'll gladly babysit your luggage any time you're in town.
EDIT: and some more pics from our fearless Admin Assistant, Athena:
The second season of this TV hit promises to be as fun and as exciting as the first. Watch the premiere on Monday, and then stop by our chatroom on Tuesday and share what you liked, what you hated, and what you want to happen for this coming season.
What's Hiro doing in feudal Japan? What are the fates of the Petrelli Brothers? Will Claire and her family ever truly break away from the Company? Did Sylar survive? And what about the new band of Heroes being introduced this time around? Tune in, find out, and then let's talk!
Heroes Season Premiere Chat : Tues Sept. 25th - 3PM PST
You all know Eric Bogosian, Captain Danny Ross on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, right? Well, our own Tim Surette will be interviewing him tomorrow and he wants your questions. Got a question about the new season? New cases? Maybe you just want to know how Eric landed a role on the latest offering from the Law and Order franchise. Now's your chance to ask! But you've got to hurry, the interviews going down tomorrow, Sept. 20th!!
That's right and we've got some neat stuff this year. Check out our pictures from Emmys past and dig those crazy fashions. Vote for the best dressed celebs from the '70's, 80's, '90's and now! Watch as our own Laura Swisher gets the dish at the 2nd Annual Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design Exhibition. Did you know it's harder to dress homeless than fabulous? I didn't either! We've got all kinds of cool stuff, but don't take my word for it; see it for yourselves. Emmys Lounge!
And don't forget to join us for our first ever, Live Emmys Show , Sept. 16 starting at 4pm PST - Live Chat, Live Video, a cavalcade of TV.com Stars (Staff), a Trivia Contest with cool Prizes. and much, much more! We hope we'll see you there!