Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CBS Orders 6 More Password Episodes; NBC Salutes George Carlin with SNL Appearance

CBS has ordered six additional episodes of the Regis Philbin-hosted game show Million Dollar Password.Million Dollar Password airs Sundays, 8:00 PM, has placed first in its time period in viewers in each of its four broadcasts, including a special Thursday edition on June 12. It has also placed first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in three of its four broadcasts despite skewing very old. Million Dollar Password is averaging 9.46 million viewers, 2.6/8 in adults 25-54 and 2.0/6 in adults 18-49.

NBC will pay tribute to the late George Carlin in a great way this Saturday. As hilarious and heartfelt tributes pour in marking the passing of groundbreaking comedian George Carlin, Saturday Night Live pays tribute on Saturday, June 28 from 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ET/PT, re-airing its premiere episode that featured Carlin as host.
The episode is from 1975. Carlin was brought in as the first host of the groundbreaking comedy show. Carlin performed three individual monologues on the program that also introduced audiences to the now legendary "Not Ready For Prime-Time Players" Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Larraine Newman and Gilda Radner. The 1975 episode also features musical guests Janis Ian and Billy Preston as well as a landmark performance from comedian Andy Kaufman.

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