I had to laugh at the item I saw posted today on TVGuide.com.
One of the problems of the internet are people who create sex Web sites with addresses similar to popular, regular sites. If you aren't careful, you type in the wrong address and you get a very different site than what you are probably looking for, which can be a particular problem if you are at work.
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Now, someone has expanded the idea to a popular phone site.
"American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) fans generally vote at 1-866-IDOLS, with the numbers 01-12 at the end to distinguish among the candidates. With up to 12 singers auditioning, this isn't a problem.
But with the number of singers expanded to 13, this is potentially a big problem tonight. The suffix numbers 00 and 13 are owned by a phone sex line. As of this morning, the "AI" producers haven't said what they are doing for the 13th singer, whomever he or she is.
Either the producers will continue to go with the end numbers of 01-12, then do something else for the final singer, which could put that singer at a disadvantage, or they will have to pay to get the phone number from the phone sex company, no doubt one of the intentions of that company in the first place.
After all, it would be pretty embarrassing if someone calls in to vote for a singer and ends up on a phone-sex line, especially if you have kids calling in to vote on the singers.
Ah, the wonders of technology.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: Hello, networks? TV Guy here. It's sweeps now. You can start showing original first-run programming on Tuesdays again. Just sayin'.
Whether its because of the "AI" juggernaut or because of something screwy, it's mostly reruns tonight.
NBC has new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" and "Law & Order: SVU" while "Reaper" (CW, 8 p.m.) is also new. That's pretty much it for the networks.
On cable, the only new offering is "Trust Me" (TNT, 10 p.m.).