December 15, 2009

TV TimeZ and DIGI-TimeZ

NBC set its midseason premiere dates for new and returning series before and after the February Winter Olympics:
January 5: The Biggest Loser at 8p
January 11: Chuck at 8p
March 1: Parenthood at 9p
March 14: The Marriage Ref at 8p; The Celebrity Apprentice at 9p

In the New Year, VH1 travels to Aspen, playground of the rich and famous in its new docu-soap series Secrets of Aspen opening January 3 at 10p. The eight-episode, 30m series follows six single women living in Aspen as they attempt to find love over a summer season.

This Wednesday, Bravo's new competition series Launch My Line transitions to its regular time period of Wednesdays at 10p.

Following popular start-ups such as TinyRUL and Bit.ly, Google introduced its own URL shortening service for sharing long URLs across social networks. Found at Goo.gl, it can't be used to shorten links directly but it can be used within other products such as Google Toolbar and RSS service FeedBurner.

As a way to cut down on customers service calls and truck rolls, Verizon's FiOS TV is launching a new self-help app customers can use to diagnose and solve problems directly through their remote. Accessible from the main menu help screen, the "In-Home Agent for TV" app guides users through routine tasks such as setting up a remote control or checking for connectivity issues.

WHAT SHOULD I WATCH TONIGHT?
ABC: Charlie Brown Christmas, Scrubs, Better Off Ted, The Forgotten
CBS: NCIS , NCIS: LA, The Good Wife
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live
NBC: Th Sing-Off, , Jay Leno Show