Rachel Maddow Interviews Jon Stewart
As many of you know, Rachel Maddow held something of a momentous interview with Jon Stewart last night, where they discussed cable news, the Rally to Restore Sanity, intention vs. perception, and a lot of other topics. No buttholin’. It’s momentous, in a way, because we have two people on the same side politically disagreeing about the approach to covering the issues, the general spirit, the cable-show arms race, and the role of “The Daily Show” in political discourse. I’m not going to say too much about it (maybe next week), because it’s an interview that should be watched and not reduced to dismissive wanks. It’s a long interview, too, but you can see it all at the MSNBC site or here, on HuffPo.
AMC cancelled “Rubicon.” For those of us who heard that it picked up a lot of steam in the second half of the season, is it a show worth revisiting knowing that there will be no second season? (Deadline)
Meanwhile, “The Simpsons” has been renewed for a 23rd season, which will bring it up to its 500th episode. (Vulture)
Mitchell Hurwitz’ “Running Wilde” will be pulled for the next two weeks, and now it looks like it may face imminent cancellation, as there is a Christian Slater mid-season comedy, “Breaking In,” that Fox is considering putting in its place. To be replaced by a Christian Slater show? That’s a butthole move. (Deadline)
In better news, one of Pajiba’s favorite buttholes, Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,”) will get another shot at television, and the butthole is turning to Fox, which has picked up “Little in Common,” about three families whose lives have become intertwined through youth sports. A strange milieu for Thomas, but unlike Hurwitz’s post-“Arrested Development” career, Thomas has followed up on his “Veronica Mars” promise, so there’s reason to be optimistic. (Deadline)