What’s new in the world of television Friday, June 25?
–CBS is looking for a replacement for “As the World Turns,” which is leaving the daytime TV airwaves on Sept. 17, 2010. According to Broadcasting & Cable, so far CBS is considering possible updates to the game shows “Pyramid” and “Password,” a talk show tentatively titled “Say It Now” starring Valerie Bertinelli and a “View”-like round-table show featuring Julie Chen, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete and Sharon Osbourne.
For our money, we only want “Password” if Betty White drops by and we think Chen, Remini, Peete and Osbourne actually sound preferable to Whoopi, Babwa, Hasselbeck, Shepherd and Behar.
–Over at Showtime, longtime president Robert Greenblatt is stepping down after seven years and David Nevins is taking over, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nevins recently announced his departure from Imagine TV.
We hope Nevins keeps the network in the “Dexter”/”Weeds”/”Californication” vein because the original programming on Showtime is excellent.
— Finally, George Hamilton is coming to TV Land, also via the Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly Hamilton is in talks to star docu-soap described as a real-life “Two and a Half Men.” It would chronicle the lives of Hamilton and sons Ashley and George Thomas — Hamilton and Ashley are the perpetual bachelors whose lives are disrupted when 10-year-old George Thomas comes to live with them in Los Angeles.
What do you think? Would you watch the Hamiltons’ docu-soap?