What’s on TV?
Pretty much the same programming one would expect at this time of year. A few new fall shows are gone (“Cavemen,” “Viva Laughlin”). A few old favorites are coming back to fill the gaps (“According to Jim,” “Law & Order”).
TV viewers won’t see the full affect of the striking Writers Guild of America for a few months yet. Networks have mid-season replacements ready to roll when the current shows run out of original episodes.
Among those to look forward to are “Eli Stone,” a legal drama that begins Jan. 31 on ABC; “Lipstick Jungle,” a new dramedy starring Brooke Shields that premieres Feb. 7 on NBC; and “New Amsterdam,” a drama about an immortal New York detective that debuts on Fox Feb. 22.
But May sweeps may look a little different unless the strike is resolved soon. By then, new pickings will be slim. Except in the genres of game shows and reality television.
–Penny Soldan, TV Editor
NewsOK.com, The Oklahoman and local PBS channel OETA have joined forces to create a new Web site.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ new series on World War II, ‘The War’, airs starting Sept. 23 on OETA and, in an effort to join a national movement, a new Web site has been launched to gather and share Oklahomans’ WWII stories.
The site – http://oklahomawwii.org – offers archived stories and photos from The Oklahoman, as well as videos from OETA, a blog from OETA’S Dick Pryor, WWII resources and much more. We are proud to offer Oklahomans’ stories about WWII and videos submitted by Web site users telling personal stories about the war.
Oklahoma sent more than 268,000 of its own to fight in WWII, and with an estimated 1,500 people from this ‘greatest generation’ dying nationally every single day, it has never been more important to gather their stories.
Visit the Web site today to find out more about the project and to share your story. Families are encouraged to tell the stories of their loved ones, also. You can find the site through NewsOK.com by searching ‘world war two’. The related blog can be found at blog.newsok.com/worldwartwo.
And make sure to watch OETA this Sunday to see the first installment of Burns’ documentary.
Lindsay Hodges – NewsOK.com Web Editor – firstname.lastname@example.org