December 16, 2009

TV TimeZ and DIGI-TimeZ

MSNBC is set to premiere the original docu-series The Squeeze on January 1 at 10p. Based in Chicago, the series specifically goes inside the Cook County Jail, the largest single site jail facility in the US, consistently housing more than 10,000 inmates. The series will follow the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU), a group of 30 experts who work to infiltrate the gangs operating within the prison and gather information about gang activity in the Chicago area.

VH1 ordered a spinoff series based on its Tough Love series. In Tough Love: Couples, professional matchmaker Steve Ward and his mother JoAnn work with five couples on the brink of getting engaged, allotting challenges to each to test their relationship. At the end of the boot camp, Ward will predict which couples are right for each other

Comcast flipped the switch on its TV Everywhere "Fancast Xfinity TV" service, now being promoted on the MSO's Fancast.com online video portal. Comcast cable and internet customers in good standing (you must subscribe to both) can use the site's authentication service to view full-length episodes of shows they receive through their cable subscriptions. The interface includes access to some 2,000 hours of programming from a total of 30 networks, including uncut movies and shows such as HBO's The Sopranos. Comcast customers who don't subscribe to the cable modem service will be able access the shows in the near future, according the company.

WHAT SHOULD I WATCH TONIGHT?

CBS: New Adv of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, CSI:NY
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance

NBC: The Sing-Off, Jay Leno Show