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The 60 Minutes interview of President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, gave the show its biggest ratings since 1999.

Uncle Mitch’s Take: Screw the presidency, this guy needs his own reality show.



NBC, which has had two big cancellations with My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle, has boosted the order for the Patricia Arquette drama, Medium, to a total of 19 episodes for its fifth season.

Take: How the hell did they ever get Patricia Arquette and “medium” in the same thought bubble?:

Heroes’ Haitian to Get Backstory

Jimmy Jean-Louis, who plays the enigmatic Haitian on NBC’s Heroes, is promising a backstory is in the offing for his character.

Take: I…uh…had a take…but I can’t remember what it was.  What were we talking about?


Margulies Won’t Be Back For Final ER Visit

Julianna Margulies, who portrayed nurse Carol Hathaway on the long-running drama for six seasons, is declining to reprise her role on the show one last time before it completes its 15-year run next spring.

Mitch’s Take: Thank God she left that $27 million on the table to try other things:



Baron Cohen Pranks Medium as Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for the many fake characters he portrays in real-life situations, managed to sneak onto the set of Medium and disrupt a tense courtroom seen with his antics as his “Bruno” character.

Mitch’s Take: Genius.

Here’s some more Bruno:

The music video countdown / musical guest interview show, Total Request Live (TRL) broadcast its final show this past week on MTV after a 10-year-run.

Mitch’s Take: I…I can’t right now, I’m sorry.  I’m still too shaken up.

Grey’s Anatomy Loses Another Cast Member…Sort Of

Janina Gavankar, who portrayed an intern this season on Grey’s Anatomy is leaving the show after only two episodes.

Mitch’s Take: Yeah, I can see how they wouldn’t be able to find anything for her to do on the show: