Wednesday, January 25, 2006

NBC gets 'Unpredictable'

Rumors have it that the great Peacock's feathers were ruffled when Jamie Foxx insisted on keeping the original line-up of performers for his Unpredictable special which airs tonight on the network.

NBC reportedly wanted Jamie Foxx to diversify the talent for the show which includes artists Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Stevie Wonder as well as other African American stars. In a recent interview Jamie maintains that his selection of performers are diverse and include people that he has known, admired and respected over the years.

Backlash followed when it was announced that the Unpredictable one-night airing was scheduled on the same night as the uber-popular American Idol (whose recent ratings have even surpassed the success of its previous season). Within days, the internet was saturated with rumors that NBC was intentionally sabotaging the Academy Award winner, prompting NBC to schedule a re-airing of the Unpredictable show for the future.

Unpredictable airs tonight at 8 PM on NBC.


Anonymous said...

you ain't gotta tell me twice

Anonymous said...

It just goes to show the power of us common people on the internet. One thing we're notorious for is making big businesses nervous.

I'll watch tonight.

--Greta Lee

Anonymous said...

They want diversity from Jamie Fox? All they gotta do is set up a camera in his hotel room. You would find women from all over the world.