Thursday, January 19, 2006
Amazon.com's First TV Show
Amazon.com launches a TV show June 1st with Bill Maher interviewing celebrities in a half hour series that will stream on its wildly popular website. Maher could very well reach a wider audience with this freebie on the web than his does Friday nights on HBO. It's a whole new world. Amazon pretends its going to let Maher introduce their customers to all sorts of new talent. But since the first guests are Stephen King, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Toni Collette and Armistead Maupin, that's hard to swallow. Still, the only dumb part of this is that they're premiering an episode at Sundance and online January 24 and then waiting four months to launch it for real.