Monday, September 16, 2013

You Say Goodbye, And I Say Hello

GOODBYE, Germany, HELLO, Russia and China, and welcome back.

GOODBYE, ex-Saturday Night Live cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen,  and  Jason Sudekis, HELLO new SNL WEEKEND UPDATE anchor Cecily Strong. The anchor desk has long been a launching pad for illustrious  comic careers, (Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Jimmy Fallon,Tina Fey,  Amy Poehler, and outgoing anchor Seth Meyers) and if the Great Gods of Nielsen are willing, this could be the STRONG start of something big!

GOODBYE, New York Yankees playoff hopes, HELLO New York Rangers pre-season. With  new players, a new coach and a newly refurbrished Madison Square Garden, the Broadway Blueshirts  have all the ingredients for a 20th Anniversary celebration of their last Stanley Cup. LET'S GO RANGERS! THIS is OUR YEAR!

GOODBYE,high-profile singing competitions, HELLO, shower  singers doomed to a lifetime of shower singing? The ratings for THE X-FACTOR USA do NOT look good,and Shakira and Usher  as coaches were not exactly the best ideas THE VOICE ever had. With Simon in trouble, could NBC walk up to The Donald and throw  his trademark line back at him? Just sayin'.

GOODBYE, wicked old witches with pointy hats, HELLO, "The Witches Of East End," starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum and coming to Lifetime just in time for Halloween on October 6. A similar series debuted on what is now The CW and developed a cult following for three very Charming ladies! (Including Alyssa Milano, recently seen as lawyer Savannah Davis on ABC's "Mistresses.") Will these Witches get Nielsen under THEIR spell? Stay tuned!

GOODBYE, impending marriage of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsley, HELLO, sanity.

GOODBYE, potential New York Mayor Bill Thompson, HELLO, potential New York Mayor Bill deBlasio! (This Blog, with a great deal of trepidation, endorses Bill deBlasio for Mayor.)

A melancholy GOODBYE to the victims of the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in SE Washington. Heaven says HELLO to 12 new angels.

GOODBYE, until Friday!

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