Back from the dead
Betcha thought you'd never see McZ again. You probably thought we'd been downsized... or, worst, got a job at PAX (or E!, same difference).
Naw. McZ (yes, still referring to ourselves in the third person) just got busy with our day job helping Pat O'Brien think up sure-fire pick-up lines. (By the way, have we told you lately? You look so...f$*#ing hot. Just nod your head 'yes' if you agree).
Anyway, the piles of crap...er, pilots... have started making their way into the screening rooms of the networks. And, predictably, the gossip about them has already begun. We've even gotten our hands on a few of them. We'll star posting our snap judgments soon.
Meanwhile, consider how much has changed since last McZ last held court:
--NBC is now the fourth place network. It ain't even close. McZ's cousin Jeff told Broadcasting & Cable this week that he thinks the network can be back in first place within 2 years--proof, sadly, that nobody at NBC realizes just how serious the problems are.
--ABC is, like, a real network. People watch their shows and stuff. They could even win next season. Ergo, Steve McPherson is a genius. Or the luckiest SOB ever to run a network.
--Gail Berman has left Fox and now runs a movie studio. It's the first time a Fox entertainment president has left the job of their own accord since...ever.
--The WB has gone ga-ga for aging actresses like Fran Drescher and Melanie Griffith. It's just wrong, we say. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
--Some dude who used to be an assistant somewhere morphed into the Defamer... and now everybody in H'wood checks out his site as often as Drudge. Could there be a more desperate, obvious ploy to get Defamer to link back to McZ's site?
Real buzz soon....