THIS WEEK IN TV * On Monday, we've got the season finale of The Bachelor followed by the special The Bachelor: After The Final Rose. Also a special two hour 24 on FOX. Also also the season premiere of Rules of Engagement, taking the place of Worst Week. * Then on Tuesday night, ABC has After The Final Rose Part 2. That's how you know it's been a popular season. Also on Tuesday, The CW has the season premiere of Reaper. * Wednesday brings the return of The CW's highest rated show, America's Next Top Model. * Thursday is the start of the February sweeps, but it doesn't appear that ABC and The CW care. Both are airing various reruns Thursday and Friday. FOX, meanwhile, is airing a special Thursday episode of American Idol. * On Friday ABC has prempted Wife Swap and replaced it with 20/20: Sigfried and Roy: The Magic Returns. * The CW's Sunday Night Movie is Easy Money (1983) (The W at Amazon) starring Rodney Dangerfield. Also on Sunday, FOX brought Hole in the Wall back for the first time in a month. I'm surprised they would do that during sweeps. Finally, the two Saturday Night Live specials scheduled to air are entitled "Game Show Parodies" and "Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial".
The reason for the old cast is that, with a couple of exceptions, this actually IS the original Broadway Rent cast. I actually liked that part of it, since it's better than getting a bunch of 'names' to half-ass their way through the roles.