Pop culture, entertainment & all things Fresno

Bill Shatner wants you to have a safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming and that means… comical videos from William Shatner? If you’ve got a few minutes to waste before 5 p.m. rolls around, check out this “Eat, Fry, Love: A Cautionary Remix” video about turkey-frying safety. It’s a remix of a 2011 video created by State Farm that helped “save the world from exploding turkeys.”

Did They Just Say Fresno? And Oakhurst?

A couple DTJSF moments from this week:

First, the Fresno Grizzlies’ weekend promo where they team donned and then auctioned off special Harry Potter-themed jerseys caused a minor fuss online, thanks to Buzzfeed and others. Of course, the same ol’ tired Fresno jokes ensued, as seen in this Yahoo Sports’ “Out of Bounds” video featuring comic Frank Nicotero. It’s the second item.

Here’s a recent “Tonight Show” clip with a singer/guitarist from Oakhurst trying to impress William Shatner with the help of an accordion-playing dog.

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CBS says no ‘$#*!’ in the fall

emerson_ful.jpg CBS will add five new programs to its lineup for the 2011-2012 season. They include the dramas “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable” and “A Gifted Man.” The network’s new comedies are “2 Broke Girls” and “How to Be A Gentleman.”

Although there had been speculation that one of the “CSI” shows would go, all three will return. But, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” moves from its long-time Thursday night time slot to make room for “Person of Interest” starring “Lost” cast member Michael Emerson.

Canceled CBS programs include “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” “$#*! My Dad Says,” “The Defenders,” “Mad Love” and “Chaos.”

Returning shows include “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike & Molly,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “The Good Wife,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “CSI,” “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor,” “Blue Bloods,” “48 Hour Mystery,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Mentalist,” “CSI: NY,” “60 Minutes” and “CSI: Miami.” “Undercover Boss” will be a midseason replacement.

Here’s the CBS 2011-2012 lineup.

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