Sony will be taking orders for Aibo from November 1 to November 8. Only 10,000 will be issued. $2500 US for just the robot, though I think I'd want the Performer Kit, bringing the total cost to $2950 US. Check out videos at the bottom of this page.
I'm no TV addict, but I have to say, I enjoy sitcoms willing to try little theater experiments, no matter how gimmicky or cheap-excuse-for-a-press-release they are. The Pinterian backwards episode of Seinfeld, the Mad About You shot in real time (one take per act), and now: The Drew Carey Show, performed live on November 10th. (Probably been done before, but I don't watch enough TV to know. Sounds like fun to me.)
Even better: on November 17th, ABC will do a special web-cast to complement a new Drew Carey show episode:
As an Internet marketing experiment, Drew is given his own spot on the web sponsored by Winfred-Louder Department Store. Drew's life becomes the subject of an Internet camera, which leads unexpectedly to one of the biggest revelations of Drew's life. Bizarre incidents and skits when Drew's out of the house will be webcast as a complement to the TV viewing experience.