TWO SETS OF "STONED SLACKERS" AND CHRISTINE LAHTI PLAYING A STONER: All sorts of newsy goodness over at TV Tattle, but I'll cover the high points:
1. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will appear on three episodes of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" this season. Guess Jay still has that thing about girls who say "a-boot."
2. In the wake of the Crossfire incident, Wal-Mart is pulling "America: The Book" from its retail shelves. Why? Well, there are some (clearly doctored) photos of the Supreme Court justices in there that show rather more of William Rehnquist than I, for one, needed to see. These were deemed offensive. Glad to see Wal-Mart is following in its proud tradition of banning the utterly inoffensive. Remember, this is the chain that banned Sheryl Crow's second album, not because of foul language, but because in a song titled "Love Is A Good Thing," she included the lyric "watch our sisters/watch our brothers/watch our children as they kill each other/with a gun they bought at Wal-Mart discount stores."
3. TV schedule changes ahoy! Two are of particular note. First, "Jack and Bobby" moves not to the slot it should be in (Mondays at 8) but to die against "The West Wing" and (if you're into that sort of thing) "The Bachelor" on Wednesdays at 9. Second, and likely cause for celebration around these parts, "Amazing Race 6" will replace "Clubhouse" Tuesdays at 9 starting November 16. Unfortunately, that pits TAR6 against "Scrubs," one of the two consistently funny and original sitcoms on network TV today (the other one's "Arrested Development," BTW), but I'll still be tuning in.