NBC’s ‘Siberia’ bumped off the schedule for Royal Baby coverage

NBC LogoThere is something both hilarious and simultaneously sad about the following bit of news: A show that actually had a crew of people working hard to create a new series has been replaced … by a baby that no one knows anything about. All we know is that it’s a boy, and that its parents just so happen to be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but other then that there’s nothing.

NBC confirmed Monday that they have pulled their new episode of “Siberia” until next week, and replaced it with a one-hour special hosted by┬áNatalie Morales where they chronicle anything and everything related to the son of William and Kate, who is now going to be third in line for the throne behind only William and Prince Charles.

To be fair, the Royal Baby is an enormous event in Britain, and the child could shape the entire course of the country’s history; but is there really anything that we’re going to learn about this child tonight that has already not been barfed up on the screen 100 times already today? This is nothing more than an easy attempt to get ratings with the news of the day; “Siberia” is watched by about as many people who you imagine actually live in Siberia per square mile, and NBC wants to find a way to capitalize. Plus, it’s ideal counter-programming against “Under the Dome,” given that most of the people who watch that show probably wish that most celebrity news would be trapped under a dome somewhere.

With this story, we hereby both begin and end our coverage of the Royal Baby for the day … unless of course something else ridiculous happens that we are able to poke fun at down the road. When you have a “show” like this, anything is really possible.

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