I think you know that TV tends to get very dramatic when I go on vacation. Remember the week I went away and the WB and UPN decided to become one network. See? Dramatic.
Well I haven't even left yet (I'm off next week and will be back with a new column on April 1) and already we've got trouble with a capital T. Hmmm . . . how do I put this in professional, critical terms? Double crap.
My fearless predictions about "American Idol" are already crushed. Brandon Rogers was voted off last week officially making Sanjaya this year's Kevin Covais.
Days after I wrote my column declaring my love for all things Boston Rob, Romber was eliminated from "The Amazing Race." I know, I know. So many of you were so happy about this little development, but mark my words: you'll miss him. And all I have to say is "BOOOOOO."
George slept with Isabel on "Grey's Anatomy" (or it certainly seems like they slept together unless they decided to play coed naked tag or something). I know I've written a lot lately about characters we love making bad decisions but this goes beyond that. It makes me really not like or respect George. How about you?
But the worst news is that rumors abound that "Veronica Mars" has been cancelled, which means I've got to get to my annual Save This Show column stat. We have a plethora of shows in need of rescuing this spring (if only we could get one of the "Heroes" on that), but I narrowed it down to the five most in need of my intervention:
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time for March 18 to 25 "Dancing with the Stars" kicks off its fourth season Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC. Steve Sanders getting ready to samba? Can't wait. "24" (Monday, FOX, 9 p.m.) came alive last week with the arrival of Jean Smart and really highlighted that one of the problems this season is that they simply don't have the same caliber of actors that they had last season. The scenes with Jean Smart and Gregory Itzin remain riveting. Her talk show was recently cancelled, but Megan Mullally didn't waste any time finding her next gig. The former "Will & Grace" star guest stars on "Boston Legal" (Tuesday, ABC, 10 p.m.) as a bride accused of murdering her husband-to-be. I, for one, still love "Lost" (Wednesday, ABC, 10 p.m.). Seriously how creepy was the ending scene of Jack playing football with Tom? And I can't wait for the mystery we've been waiting forever for - how Locke end up in a wheelchair - to be revealed. I love the love triangle happening over on "Ugly Betty" (Thursday, ABC, 8 p.m.). Christopher Gorham is so darn charming and his on-screen chemistry with America Ferrera is palpable. So I kind of like "Andy Barker, P.I." (Thursday, NBC, 9:30 p.m.). It kind of reminds me of "Monk": a fun, light show that is an entertaining diversion. It's also the perfect show for Andy Richter's distinct style. What do you think? As ABC promised, "Six Degrees" returns to the schedule Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC. But my question is: Will you watch? Highlights for the Week I'm on Vacation Just a couple of things I wanted to remind you about while I'm gone. The season finale of "What About Brian" is Monday, March 26, at 10 p.m. on ABC. Jennifer Aniston guest stars on the season finale of "Dirt" on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 p.m. on FX. George meets his new father-in-law and deals with the consequences of sleeping with Izzie on the March 29 episode of "Grey's Anatomy" at 9 p.m. on ABC. Don't forget that "Brothers & Sisters" returns with a brand new episode on Sunday, April 1. I'm happy to report that Holly has cut her hair (yay) but even better is that the episode introduces Rebecca to the entire Walker family. That's all for today. When I return we'll have so much to talk about. The return of "The Sopranos" and "Entourage," the new Showtime series "The Tudors" and much, much more. Now promise to watch "Friday Night Lights" and "What About Brian." Have a question? Seen a familiar face? Want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at email@example.com.