This blog will not rest until all talk shows are broadcast in HDTV. Standard definition -- it's so 20th century!
One more talk show will join the HD roster in 2009: "Live with Regis and Kelly," which is giving away an SUV to celebrate its move to high def on Jan. 5. I had the good fortune to meet Reege at a TV taping a few years back, in the pre-HD days, and the man was wearing a lot of makeup. I suspect the artists at "R&K" will be working overtime to make the man look good for the unforgiving HD cameras.
Now that syndicated shows like "Regis and Kelly," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Oprah" have moved or are moving into HD (here's an article about the numerous complications that entails), it's certainly past time for network shows like "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to go high def. Because they look crummy.
I've heard that Comedy Central is planning to launch an HD channel next month -- you can see the logo on this page -- but no word on whether or not Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will make the leap into high def.
This entry was edited, because I had said Regis's game show "Million Dollar Password" was in high definition. That was incorrect; it's in standard def.