July 2010 Archives
Because I know you were really stressing out about missing the first episode of Outsourced, don't worry -- it's starting on a specific date and everything.
The announcement that the upcoming seventh season of The Office will be Steve Carell's last saddened many, but if it made this news possible, then it may be worth it: Amy Ryan will return as Michael Scott's love interest Holly Flax, and she'll play a "sizable role" in the season. Obviously, last season's finale set us up for this, but we're still psyched. In fact, it got us thinking about other people and things Michael needs to revisit before he makes his exit. Here's a list of seven biggies.
When we heard that Tosh.0 had surpassed The Daily Show and The Colbert Report in ratings, we weren't surprised -- Daniel Tosh's take on internet videos is hysterically funny, especially when he gets together with the subjects of the more embarrassing videos for the segment called "Web Redemption." While he's met with the stars of some great videos so far -- David After Dentist, the Lightning Bolt LARPer, the Crystal Light Dancers -- there are still plenty of famous ones we'd like to see him investigate. Here's our highly incomplete list.
I'll be blunt: today's headlines feature more dreadful news (extra TV face time for Rachael Ray and Mario Lopez) than stuff to look forward to (Betty White on another NBC show). But you can be the judge of that (I'll judge you for liking Rachael Ray, though).
USA expanded their empire last night with the premiere of Covert Affairs, a spy show starring Piper Perabo as the most brilliant brand-new spy the CIA has ever had, or something. It's sunny and light, while managing to have a hint of danger (but not too much! Let's not actually have any stakes here!), as all USA shows are, and like Burn Notice has become and Psych has always been, it's enjoyable occasional viewing, but nothing to really get excited about.
USA gets into the she-spy game tonight with Covert Affairs, a show about a lady ass-kicker for the government played by Piper Perabo. The less said about that casting the better, so let's move on to more exciting things, like the fact that Peter Gallagher plays her boss on the show. To promote the premiere, The Eyebrowed One got on the horn with a whole bunch of blogger types to address the Alias comparisons, what Sandy Cohen would think of the show, and why USA is less of a clusterfrak than the broadcast networks. Read on for highlights.
Our favorite Global Guts host fulfills our dreams, while our nightmare of Snooki invading TV beyond the Jersey Shore is close to becoming true. More product placement for the Bump-it, at least.
It's pretty easy to compare the new TNT show Rizzoli & Isles to Cagney & Lacey -- after all, both are about a pair of female law-enforcement officers who are friends outside of work. But this pair aren't both tough street detectives -- okay, one is, but the other is a cultured medical examiner, which makes it more like Bones than anything, with Angie Harmon in the David Boreanaz role, and Sasha Alexander in the Emily Deschanel one. Only Alexander's Isles is more boring and normal than Deschanel's awkward Bones, and Harmon's Rizzoli might actually be more macho than Boreanaz's Seeley Booth. Too bad it's not a romance.
From a comedy about psychics to a drama about angels to an action series about motorcycles, there is literally a DVD for everyone this week. I mean, we won't literally give you each one, but you could each literally go out and buy one. I declare the "literally" backlash literally over!
Today's news is chock full of surprises (Daniel Tosh outranking Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert?) and some not so surprising (Goodbye to High Society), if you have any sense of dignity when it comes to your TV lineup.
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