Monica

A dandy TV Tuesday


TV may not always be great, but it's definitely big and broad. Let me drop in a few extra comments, followed by a brief profile of Monica, whose show debuts tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 27):

1) "So You Think You Can Dance" (8-10 p.m., Fox). On Monday, we got one final showcase of the 20 finalists. They could dance in their own styles before tonight -- when the show starts its random styles, judging and elimination.

Mo'Nique? Please, no mo'


Maybe I'm being a stickler about this, but it should be a rule: You really shouldn't start giving your Emmy speech (or your Lifetime Achievement speech) until you've actually done a show ... or at least part of a show ... or at least told one joke or sung one song or interviewed one person.

This feeling built inside me as I watched the dismal debut of "The Mo'Nique Show," which airs at 11 p.m. weekdays on BET.