Fun weekend coming up. Tonight is a busy one for TLC with the premiere of “Four Weddings” at 10 and the finale of “Say Yes to the Dress” at 9. On Sunday, E! has “Kendra” premiering at 9 p.m., and CBS has the season finale of “Survivor: Samoa” at 8.
Kind of a shocking piece of news coming out of PepsiCo. After 23 hilarious years, Pepsi will NOT advertise in the Super Bowl this year. Instead of spending the millions ($3 million for 30 seconds last year) the company will focus on its “Pepsi Refresh Project” to give $20 million to community projects all over the country. Frito-Lay (Doritos), which is part of PepsiCo, will continue to advertise, however. FedEx also said costs were the main reason why it will also not buy advertising space on the Super Bowl this year. Locally, with the Giants, Jets and even the Patriots looking like question marks, and the defending champion Steelers all but done, we wonder why we’re still watching…
The Super Bowl is February 7.
Elsewhere, the season three premiere of “Chuck” is January 10 with a two-hour opener at 9 p.m. after SyFy slaves away at an eight-hour marathon of season two on January 7 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. FOX is pushing new episodes of “House” up to January 11 to compete with “Chuck,” which moves into the same timeslot after its premiere.
HBO has a 10-part miniseries called “The Pacific” slated to premiere March 14. It’s a followup of the award-winning 2001 “Band of Brothers” and will include the battles at Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal.
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