Think back to December 2008. It was before the promised halcyon days of the Obama administration. Before NBC had completely mailed it in. Before the digital conversion that forced millions of Americans to go out and buy energy-sucking flat screen TVs. And before California's seemingly endless adventure through double-digit unemployment. Are you there now? Good.
Back then, I delivered a blind gossip item in my "Worst of 2008" about a potential TV show that would star a certain imprisoned athlete. Out of respect to The Temp's Blood Oath of Secrecy, I didn't reveal anything further about it, even when promised riches beyond my wildest imagination ($13/hr!). But that's out the window because the other day BET announced The Michael Vick Variety and Dog Killing Hour®.
Congrats to Bob Johnson and BET for doing their part to kill television.