Whither Press Tour? (Plus 'Clean' Houses & 'RedEye' Denials)

Today's cuppa: Harrod's English Breakfast tea No. 14

In answer to the thousands, OK, hundreds, OK, dozens, OK, three or four -- OK, zero -- people who have written me desperate emails (OK, I wrote them myself) asking why I had not yet joined my fellow TV critics at the winter edition of the biannual Television Critics Association Press Tour, currently being held at a hotel in the beautiful San Fernando Valley, the answer is, be patient!

Cleanhouse_240 One of my Tribune Media Services colleagues, the charming and talented John Crook, is holding down the fort during the PBS and cable-TV portions of tour, but I will be swanning in tomorrow for a taste of the action, a nosh with some lovely folks from Discovery Channel, and a sitdown with host Niecy Nash and designer Mark Brunetz from one of my most favorite shows, Style Channel's "Clean House."

Apparently they -- along with yard-sale diva Trish Suhr and my good buddy, go-to-guy Matt Iseman -- are going on a nationwide search to find the third edition of the messiest home in the country.

Well, after working at home this week (we're moving offices) and consuming way too many episodes of Howclean_2 the BBC America series "How Clean Is Your House?", I think I've seen dirty domiciles beyond my darkest nightmares, ones "CH" will have to work hard to surpass.

I've also vacuumed several times, made the bed every day and dusted. 'Scuse me, have to put the dishes in the dishwasher and wipe down the countertops, be right back...

(FYI, I'm watching Fox News' "RedEye W/Greg Gutfeld" as I type and Andylevy_240 Twitterpals Andy Levy and Alison Rosen are trying to convince everyone they're not going out. Please, I have read their Twitterpatter and exclaimed, "Gees, get a room!" Sorry, I digress...)

I will be on the ground full time for the broadcast-network (plus a few cable-channel siblings of networks) portion of Press Tour next Monday and will be happily blogging and Twittering,

Anyway, while I'm here today, I will be making my official debut -- as opposed to last week's emergency fill-in debut -- on Shaun "OMac" Daily's TVTalk on BlogTalkRadio. I should be appearing sometime shortly after 3 p.m. PST (that's 6 p.m. EST, the rest of you are on your own). Hope you tune in or catch the podcast later on.

Hope to have some more goodies up before the end of the day. Now, back to some real work...