HorrorÂ master Stephen King is an angry, angry man.Â King is furious with ABC for scheduling the small-screen adaptation of his latest work, Desperation, at the same time as the American Idol finals.Â Yep, that’s about the worst it could get.Â You’d wouldÂ have done better competing with the Olympics, sadly enough.
StephenÂ was dancing over happy rainbows because he was thrilled with the work director Mick Garris did with the TV adaptation of his novel, which stars Ron Pearlman & Annabeth Gish.Â Now the poor man is horrified that his babyÂ will be fighting for audiences with Fox’s American Idol finals.Â Â Â
King has posted on his website, saying, “Those of you who are familiar with the wonderful world of television may have noticed that Desperation–probably the best TV movie to be made from my work–has been scheduled by ABC to run, not just against American Idol, but against the American Idol finals.
“But am I bitter? Hell, yes, I am bitter!
“Those of you who watch will get a gold star. Those of you who don’t, and watch American Idol insteadâ€¦ well, just remember: I have strange powers.”
Strange powers indeed.Â When will I get my gold star?