January 2011 Archives
The problem with opening up a dance show to folks from all walks (and stages) of life is that it has no chance to develop into an edgy talent competition like So You Think You Can Dance or America's Best Dance Crew. Instead, it becomes a watered-down program with cute kids and old people who will likely get the lion's share of votes once the American public gets to be in charge -- just like America's Got Talent. In fact, Live to Dance is pretty much a dance-centric version of AGT with the only notable differences being the idiotic "dance dome" and the less famous judges (Paula Abdul aside). And who would've thought they could have found a more pseudo-enthusiastic and awkward host than Nick Cannon to stand with the family members? I wouldn't have dreamed that was possible.
Southland returned for its third season last night and I was thrilled to see it back. In light of its tumultuous move from NBC to TNT, we should consider ourselves lucky to have gotten a second season, much less a third. And considering the talented cast and the engaging nature of the show, I'll take as many episodes as I can get. Especially if they are as good as the one as this season premiere.
Toni Braxton gets her own reality show, and Gwyneth Paltrow is set to host Saturday Night Live, making today's news full of both singers and wannabe singers...
Tom Colicchio is my Commander-in-Chief.
Americans watched a lot of TV in 2010, and Fox has bought (another) blue-collar comedy from Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove. Today's news lacks any and all surprises...
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