What in the name of Jim Cantore is going on at the Weather Channel? After twenty-plus years of delivering the weather and not much more (unless you count "Storm Stories," their documentaries about weather-related events), they have decided to invite celebrities to join their meteorologists on set to add a little variety and boost ratings for the network. Up first, comedian Lewis Black. Don't get me wrong, I like Lewis Black, but I'm also a Weather Channel purist. I've been watching since the days of blue screens and John Hope. If I want Lewis Black, I'll watch the Daily Show. When Jon Stewart starts doing Local on the 8s, then we can talk.
If I start hearing rumors of a Weather Channel reality series, I'm gonna start writing letters.