TV Bites: Sarah Palin's News Analysis Even Less Newsy Than Anticipated


· You know that a newly minted Fox News contributor leans a wee bit right when Bill O'Reilly feels obligated to defend (or at least play devil's advocate for) President Obama. That's what happened during Sarah Palin's debut as a Fox News analyst on The O'Reilly Factor last night, as the former Alaskan governor fired back at her critics, took a few swings at Nancy Pelosi and knocked the current administration. [YouTube]

Kathy Bates sneaks into NBC to finish off its prime time schedule once and for all, J.J. Abrams casts the new Felicity, and more TV Bites after the jump.

· J.J. Abrams has cast two unknowns to carry his upcoming NBC pilot Undercovers; Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food) and British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star as the married couple at the center of this series, being described as a cross between Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity. [Reuters]

· ABC has gone ahead and ordered Matthew Perry's pilot, Mr. Sunshine, about an aging manager of a local sports stadium in San Diego who reevaluates his life on his 40th birthday. [Reuters]

· Add Southland star Ben McKenzie to the long list of people pleased that The Jay Leno Show failed. [Zap2It]

· For the fourth year straight, ABC has earned the most nominees for media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation with its contenders including Brothers & Sisters, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy. [THR]

· Chris Harrison is responding to Rozlyn Papa's claim that she did not engage in a physical relationship with a Bachelor producer: "Other girls on the show saw it. The producer confessed more than once [and] to more than one person. I cannot make it any clearer." [People]

· Kathy Bates will visit NBC prime time later this month -- not to bark her protest of Jay Leno's Tonight Show do-over but to lend her Oscar-winning chops to The Office as the CEO to Dunder Mifflin's new parent company. [THR]


  • Josh Neuman says:

    I am deffinitely NOT going to watch FOX news now, if Palin is on it.

  • Bill Lowme says:

    I'm glad she's on Fox 'cause I don't watch it...
    I love how they jump on Harry Reid's comments. Remember the comments O'Reilly made after taking Al Sharpton to dinner at Sylvia's in Harlem?
    These folks crack me up.

  • Anonymous says:

    Palin did a good job, better than I expected.

  • ANONYMOUS says:

    I listened to a blurb from the broadcast. As soon as Ms. Palin alluded to her ability "to articulate the Republican message" I vomited. How can someone articulate when they are not articulate? The woman is about 20 I.Q. points below the retardation level. She is the epitome of Forrest Gump.... "stupid is as stupid does". As the 3 Stooges used to say... "What a MA-ROON"!

  • Preston says:

    Honestly, who else wanted her? She is perfect for "Fake News", enough said.