Silverman, Fallon Win At Webbys, Oprah Hosts Elizabeth Edwards, And More

by | May 5, 2009 at 10:37 AM | The Ticker

A Webby For Silverman & Fallon: Sarah Silverman has nabbed a Webby award for best political video – for her ‘The Great Shlep,’ which encouraged young Jewish adults to ask their grandparents to vote for Obama. Jimmy Fallon also snagged a Webby for the blog he used to practice his late-night talk show skills.

Difficult Times: Elizabeth Edwards was a guest on Oprah this week to speak out about her husband, Senator John Edwards’ affair with videographer Rielle Hunter. The long-suffering wife, who says that 31 years ago she  asked her husband to be faithful to her, also touched upon her terminal cancer. When Oprah asked whether she still loves her husband, Edwards responded, “You know, that’s a complicated question.” The episode will air on Thursday.

Hard Times: HBO and MTV have both greenlit shows dealing with, uh, hard times. HBO’s ‘Hung,’ with Anne Heche, follows a man dealing with personal difficulties who learns to use his biggest asset. MTV’s ‘Hard Times’ focuses on a young geek whose coolness status skyrockets when he accidentally exposes himself at a basketball game.

CW Nixes Sundays: The CW will cease to program on Sunday nights, after its unsuccessful attempt to outsource the night’s lineup to MRC. “As we plan our 2009-10 fall launch, we are in talks with several of our top affiliate partners about a number of creative and mutually beneficial actions that will build on our growing record of success,” said a statement from the network. “These discussions include an evolution of the strategy, which began this season, to focus the CW’s resources on Monday through Friday nights. As a result, we are now exploring the transition of Sunday night to our affiliates.”