Craig Ferguson

My brother and I got in a discussion about the late night hosts. While there is some question as to which host is the funniest, has the best music, etc., Stu and I both agree completely that Craig Ferguson is the most under-appreciated of the lot. Lots of great examples, but this one is my favorite.

Every Netflix TV series sorted by IMDB ranking

This page sorts all TV shows available to stream on Netflix, sorted according to IMDB rank. A nice alternative to Netflix’s own rating system, this list is hand curated by , so be sure to click the Suggest a Show link if your favorite show is missing.

Have a favorite TV or movie recommendation site? Post it in the comments.

Lorne Michaels will see you now

22 past and present “Saturday Night Live” cast members — and one who almost made it — tell how they auditioned for the show.

Chevy Chase:

We had our cast and were back at [Studio] 8H, and there was a little room nearby with a long desk which could act as a stage. Lorne asked everybody to go up there and do something. At the end he said, “Chevy, get up there and do something.” So I made up some strange story about Gerald Ford. It was pretty clear that I was a funny guy. I was taller than everybody, and very handsome.

Heh. Lots of wonderful stuff here.

30 Rock pilot

30 Rock was a great series. So much to love about it. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, incredible supporting cast. The pilot, which first aired October 11, 2006, had a lot of those elements, but Rachel Dratch was jarringly miscast as Jenna Maroney. Here it is. Enjoy.

Apple in talks with EPIX to stream movies on TV


Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.

I may be on the outside with this one, but I believe Apple is looking at this market for a future product.

Apple talks to media executives about TV

WSJ: Apple is also working on its own television that relies on wireless streaming technology to access shows, movies and other content, according to people briefed on the project. In the recent meetings with media companies, the Apple executives, including … Continued

FCC to ban loud TV ads

Consumer Reports: The Federal Communications Commission will pass regulations today to limit the volume levels of TV commercials and penalize broadcasters that bombard consumers with loud ads between televised shows and programs. We live in a fairly small house with … Continued

∞ Streaming live TV

John Gruber:

Apple is only going to get serious about TV if they find a way to get past that paradigm.

Exactly. The paradigm is traditional TV as we know it. Turn on the TV and watch whatever is there. Apple feels that model is broken and until that changes, the company won’t enter the market in a big way. However, if Apple has figured out a way around that model, look out.

∞ TechStars, Lies & Videotape

In just the three episodes that have aired thus far, it has become clear that Bloomberg had a character in mind for each of us – and edited footage according to the story they choose. I happened to get it the worst in Episode 3, but I’m sure another victim will emerge in future episodes.

And that’s reality TV.

∞ Apple releases 'We Believe' iPad 2 commercial

Apple’s TV commercials are almost as legendary as its products and there is a new one released for the iPad 2.

Dubbed “We Believe” the commercial talks about what Apple believes about the iPad 2. It’s quite a different approach for Apple, who usually highlight the apps in their commercials.

The commercial’s text is:

This is what we believe. Technology alone is not enough. Faster, thinner, lighter — those are all good things. But when technology gets out of the way, everything becomes more delightful, even magical. That’s when you leap forward. That’s when you end up with something like this.

Read the rest of this story on The Loop

∞ FiOS TV coming to the Mac and iPad

Verizon FiOS customers will soon join the ranks of Dish TV subscribers in having their service available for the Mac and iPad. Mac OS X and iOS support is on the horizon for Verizon, which will give Mac users the … Continued