No new "Survivors" from here
Again Cincinnati, one of CBS’ biggest “Survivor” markets, was overlooked in the cast for the new “Survivor Panama – Exile Island” announced today (www.cbs.com). The season debuts 8 p.m. Feb. 2 (Ch. 12), so two episodes will air before the Winter Olympics begin Feb. 10 on NBC (Ch. 5).
New twists for “Exile Island”: In each episode, one cast member will be sent to a remote, desolate island several miles away. The game starts with four tribes: young women, young men, older women, older men.
Having seen the premiere for Heather Graham’s “Emily’s Reasons Why Not (9 p.m., Ch 9), I can say it’s nothing that will keep me away from CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., Ch 12). Graham is talented, but can’t save this “Sex and the City” wannabe. My tip of the day: The title refers to her growing list of reasons to dump a guy. You may make a list of reasons why not to watch...
John Stamos returns at 9:30 p.m. (Ch 9) for a second season of “Jake in Progress,” another comedy about a young professional looking for love. It opens with Jake unable to get over his former fiancé (Charlotte Ross from “NYPD Blue”). Ross has been added to the cast this season; Dondre T. Whitfield joins the cast in the second episode.
“The Bachelor,” taped last year in Paris, airs at 10 p.m., to complete ABC’s extreme makeover of Monday nights after the NFL football season.
Upon further review
Here’s one point not made by CBS announcers to explain Jon Kitna’s problems in the second half of the Bengals-Steelers game: The Steelers were rushing only three or four men, and dropping back seven or eight into pass coverage. Bengals radio announcer Dave Lapham pointed that out repeatedly, and it was obvious if you listened to the radio and watched TV (if you could endure the 6-second delay on Time Warner Cable’s “live” picture from the game). I’m not sure CBS’ Jim Nantz or Phil Simms ever mentioned that. Did you hear it? What did you think of CBS’ coverage of the game Sunday?