Before I delve into writing this morning's column, I just want to throw this out there for the many and passionate fans of TBS' My Boys: The cabler has ordered nine additional episodes of its first original scripted comedy series, for a Season 1 total of 22.

To "celebrate," TBS has bundled together five episodes to premiere the nights of Tuesday, Dec. 26, Wednesday, Dec. 27, and Thursday, Dec. 28 - the final night offering up a "mid-season finale." The nine just-ordered episodes will go into production in early 2007, to air in the summer.