By Tim Cuprisin Media Columnist Published Nov 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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There was a moment in Sunday night's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season finale when "Seinfeld" fans finally saw what they've known for years.

"I'll play George Costanza," said Larry David on the set of a fictional "Seinfeld reunion after Jason Alexander stormed off. "I can do it. I know I can. I wrote it. The character's based on me. There were two Darrins on 'Bewitched.'"

"Nobody liked that second Darrin," answered Jerry Seinfeld.

"It's iconic television here. The set's an icon. He's an icon, she's an icon," Seinfeld said, pointing at Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Then, pointing to himself, Seinfeld said, "Icon." Pointing to Larry, "No-con."

In the end, Alexander took back his George role, and David was reduced to watching the reunion at home where his HBO show ended its 10-episode season with as close as it could come to a romantic, happy ending.

This is the last we'll see of a "Seinfeld" reunion. And it proved to be a great way to handle the show about "nothing."

To answer your question in advance: No, we don't know when the next season will begin.  

So, did "Curb" live up to your expectations this season?

A soft HDTV launch: Without advance hype, Channel 6 aired Saturday morning's holiday parade in high definition, the Fox affiliate's first live HDTV broadcast.

Channel 6 general manager Chuck Steinmetz has said he expects high-definition newscasts to start before the end of the year, and this high-def parade shows we're getting closer to a second local HD newscast.

On TV: Production has been halted on ABC's "Cougar Town," while star Courteney Cox deals with an undisclosed family issue.

  • In all the hoopla last week over Oprah Winfrey's decision to pull the plug on her syndicated daytime show, the word that Bill Moyers is retiring next spring from his PBS show slipped through virtually unnoticed.
  • After two big-screen comedies on the subject, TLC is planning a new "reality" show called "Mall Cops: Mall Of America" early next year, set at the country's biggest mall, in Bloomington, Minn. It's already been the subject of a TLC special.
  • National Geographic Channel is marking the 46th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy with a two-hour special that carefully weaves together home movies, news clips and no narrator to tie it together."The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination," airs tonight at 8 p.m.

Adam Lambert gets all naughty: "American Idol" silver medalist Adam Lambert was the closing act on ABC's "American Music Awards and with a simulated sex act and an enthusiastic kiss with a male band member, he tried desperately to be an edgy entertainer.

His new album is being released today.

The video that follows isn't perfect quality, but you can draw your own conclusions on whether he'll have much of a post-"Idol" career.

Tim Cuprisin Media Columnist

Tim Cuprisin is the media columnist for He's been a journalist for 30 years, starting in 1979 as a police reporter at the old City News Bureau of Chicago, a legendary wire service that's the reputed source of the journalistic maxim "if your mother says she loves you, check it out." He spent a couple years in the mean streets of his native Chicago, and then moved on to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and USA Today, before coming to the Milwaukee Journal in 1986.

A general assignment reporter, Cuprisin traveled Eastern Europe on several projects, starting with a look at Poland after five years of martial law, and a tour of six countries in the region after the Berlin Wall opened and Communism fell. He spent six weeks traversing the lands of the former Yugoslavia in 1994, linking Milwaukee Serbs, Croats and Bosnians with their war-torn homeland.

In the fall of 1994, a lifetime of serious television viewing earned him a daily column in the Milwaukee Journal (and, later the Journal Sentinel) focusing on TV and radio. For 15 years, he has chronicled the changes rocking broadcasting, both nationally and in Milwaukee, an effort he continues at

When he's not watching TV, Cuprisin enjoys tending to his vegetable garden in the backyard of his home in Whitefish Bay, cooking and traveling.