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Long Live The King!

After flirting with the Fox News Channel Larry King is close to a renewal deal with CNN.

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How Many Do You Have?

How many of The Simpsons action figures do you have? What action figures you ask? Find out! Here’sThe Simpsons Action Figure Information Station.

Thanks for the tip Rod!

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They Have Gorillaz, Canada Has Prozaak. Which Would You Rather? Which One Would Make You Think, “Man, Am I Glad To Be From (That) Country!”

Much in the same vein as Prozaak leading the way at the Junos a few years ago, Gorillaz are dominant at the Brit Award nominations.

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I Know What I Want For My Birthday!

Here are the Updated specs on the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back DVD

It looks like the folks at Buena Vista Home Entertainment have decided to give Kevin Smith fans a little more than expected. The upcoming special edition of Jay and Silent Bob will have quite a few more features than originally announced. Thanks BVHE!

Coming in Dolby Digital 5.1 and anamorphic widescreen, the film comes with an audio commentary with Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier and Jason Mewes, a behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes with intros by Kevin Smith and guests, the Afroman “I Got High” and Stroke 9 “Kick Some Ass” music videos, still galleries, cast and crew filmographies, The Secret Stash with intros, a gag reel with intro, internet trailers with intro, TV spots, Comedy Central?s Reel Comedy, a featurettes with Morris Day and DVD-ROM content including a screenplay viewer, and a guide to Morris Day and The Time.

This truly packed DVD is still set to be released on February 26th, 2002, with a retail price of $29.99.

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Today’s New Releases

It’s a big day for DVD, so here’s a look at the new DVD and video releases for Tuesday, January 15th, 2002.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: COMPLETE 1st SEASON (DVD)- BUFFY makes it to DVD this week with a box set from Fox Home Entertainment featuring the complete 12-episode first season. This promising start to a show that has just gotten better and better is enhanced with a couple episodes with audio commentary from creator Joss Whedon.

TRON: 20th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD)- I am so excited about this release I can’t calm down enough to tell you what the extra goodies are. But it is a 2 disc set….Oh baby!!!!

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (VHSr & DVD)
AMERICAN PIE 2 (VHSr & DVD)
THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY (VHSr & DVD)
THE AWFUL TRUTH: COMPLETE 2nd SEASON (VHS & DVD)
DARIA: IS IT FALL YET (VHS & DVD)
BUBBLE BOY (VHS & DVD)
GLITTER (VHS & DVD)
TORTILLA SOUP (VHS & DVD)
GALE FORCE (VHSr & DVD)
PAVILLION OF WOMEN (VHS & DVD)

Plus… DVD releases of TOMBSTONE, NEWSIES, ROOTS, L.A. STORY, SABRINA, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, DIRTY DANCING, CAUGHT UP.

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Have You Been Saving Your Money?

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Is Coming As A Box Set

The first season of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION will be released in a seven-disc DVD box set on March 26th, 2002.

The PARAMOUNT Home Entertainment release features four fulscreen episodes per disc, with Dolby Surround audio and a new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix.

Additional highlights in the collection include a handful of documentaries relating to the relaunch of the show, and bits of cast and crew commentary on the episodes. Future season box sets will follow on a bi-monthly basis until the final season is released in March of 2003.

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Oz Is Coming!

First Season of OZ Offered on DVD

HBO Home Video has announced plans to release the entire first season of its prison drama OZ on DVD on March 19th, 2002. Retailing at $64.98, the box set will include deleted scenes and audio commentary tracks from creator Tom Fontana and star Lee Tergesen.

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See! He Is Stil Alive!

Major ALIAS Two-Parter Beginning Sunday

Quentin Tarantino will make his first appearance on ABC’s ALIAS this Sunday night at 9 pm EST. In the two part episode, entitled “The Box,” Tarantino plays the leader of a rogue organization who takes over SD-6 and holds its members hostage in hopes of exacting revenge on his former boss, Sloane.

With any luck Q’s appearance will save thsi series which has been getting boring of late.

Oh, and also on the show, Sydney (Jennifer Garner) discovers some disturbing news about her mother’s past.

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“Roots” Was Not A Gardening Show, But It Did Help Grow Understanding

ROOTS Special This Friday Night

NBC will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ABC miniseries ROOTS this Friday night at 8 with an hour-long documentary special. ROOTS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC is hosted by LeVar Burton and features interviews with stars Ben Vereen, Richard Roundtree, Ed Asner, as well as assorted celebrities whose lives were affected by the mini.

The only question I have is why ABC isn’t airing the special?

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If It Worked For Law & Order…

A CSI Spin-off is in the Works

The producers of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION are reportedly developing a spin-off of their hit CBS series. The show, which could be set in Miami, will be introduced in an episode of CSI in which the team from Las Vegas leave town to help their counterparts in another city investigate a crime.