TV Roundup: ‘Desperate’ly Seeking an Apology
•The producers of Desperate Housewives have issued an apology for offending Filipino health care workers in last Sunday's season premiere episode, where Susan (Teri Hatcher) goes to a doctor and says she wants to "check those diplomas because I want to make sure they're not from some med school in the Philippines." When asked for comment, Seinfeld's Michael Richards said he thought the joke was funny.
• Speaking of Jerry Seinfeld, he will guest star on tonight's second season premiere of 30 Rock. What's the deal with guest stars anyway? Are they guests? Are they stars? • Dirty Sexy Money's Billy Baldwin organized an auction for the Carol Baldwin (his mom) Cancer Fund that includes a bunch of cool TV-related items, like walk-on roles in 30 Rock and his new series, lunch with the Sopranos cast, or being a roadie for Miley Cyrus...the last one sounds suspiciously like work!
•David Spade's Hollywood-skewering news program, The Showbiz Show , has not been renewed. Probably to make room for a cartoon about a pooping monkey.
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