One of the networks had to be the first to tell President Barack Obama that whatever he has to say isn't nearly as important as what's on television, and that network is Fox. The home of American Idol has opted not to air Obama's primetime speech this Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Were you planning a grassroots campaign to get people to watch the season finale of Lie to Me in hopes a spike in ratings would force Fox to renew the show for a second season? If so, don't bother. Fox decided to take matters into its own hands.
ABC's Lost is currently knee-deep into time-shifting with its bewildered castaways skipping through time with deadly results. Now Fox is doing some time-shifting of its own, but it's Lost's producers that will likely end up passing out and having the nosebleeds.
After watching Monday's premiere of Lie To Me, I realized that most other police procedural shows are hard to tell apart -- so thank goodness for Lie To Me! It's a beacon of educational -- and intriguing -- hope in a bottomless pit of made-for-TV casework.