There are a lot of wrongs in the world of entertainment.
– The Oscar going to the film or actor who runs the smartest campaign vs. the film or actor who is most deserving.
– Jay Leno returning to “The Tonight Show” after almost single-handedly running NBC into the ground. (Oh wait, he had help from Jeff Zucker. Good point.)
– “American Idol” torturing us with weeks of painful auditions. Just get to the competition already, and let America decide!
But I digress…
Today I do not complain; I only celebrate. For two great rights have occurred in the entertainment industry.
First, “Modern Family” won Best New Series at the Writers Guild of America TV Awards.
Sure, “30 Rock” and “Mad Men” won “Best Comedy” and “Best Drama” as expected, but seeing the brilliant “Modern Family” get the recognition it deserves bodes well for the years to come. “30 Rock” may finally have some real competition in this category.
I couldn’t be more happy.
More good news for followers of Twitter’s “Shit My Dad Says.” It’s being developed for television, and who has been cast as My Dad?
None other than William Shatner.
I would guess he was at the top of the casting wish list, and I can’t think of a better self-effacing comedic actor to do justice to this crazed persona.
See? Sometimes entertainment gets it right.
(I assume Jeff Zucker wasn’t involved…)