The E! Upfront felt very true to the E! Network brand -- the red carpet was fenced by fangirls and boys screaming at the top of their lungs whenever a new celebrity arrived, the party's decor was like being inside of someone's swanky living room, the presentation was completely phoned-in and all of the big E! stars left within an hour of the party (sadly, the Burning Love gang never even showed up)... save for Ryan Lochte, who was too engulfed in a sea of drooling women with camera phones (present company included) to escape with the rest of his new coworkers. Compare this to the Bravo Upfronts presentation, where there were at least a few risks taken programming-wise, and then the Bravo party, where those no-good reality stars at least stayed well into the night -- though realistically, they were probably contractually obligated to. But still. It was way more fun and better planned.
Now that award show season is over and there's not much fashion to make fun of for a while, E! has begun airing Season 1 of the acclaimed Bachelor spoof web series, Burning Love (which is currently running its second season, a Bachelorette take-off, online), starring Ken Marino has a charismatic-yet-shallow -- so, "typical" -- Bachelor-type contestant looking for love on TV. The first half-hour installment (the webisodes are usually 15 minutes) premiered this week and there will be six more to follow. Fans of Childrens Hospital, Party Down and even Parks and Recreation, Community and New Girl will recognize lots of familiar faces for sure, but those who may appreciate it the most are those of us who have sat through many shameful viewings of The Bachelor.
Farewell Dunder Mifflin employees. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
First a sitcom and now a talk show? Which sick jokester out there keeps giving Whitney Cummings work?!
I can't tell if this is tasteful or tasteless. Either way, I guess E! is going to hit the ratings jackpot.
Baba Booey to everyone, today.
The Glee kids are about to get real Bad...
We might have all been under a tryptophan-induced sleep for the past few days, but the TV world never stopped making news.
They're outta here!
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