Today it was announced that NBC's upcoming sitcom adaptation of Chelsea Handler's memoir Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea has found its 20-year-old version of Chelsea Handler in Laura Prepon, a TV veteran who is 30, and a mere five years younger than Chelsea Handler's (alleged, because, come on) current age. We're not saying Laura Prepon won't do a decent job, but nevertheless, this means it's time to cast other comedians' memoirs with their TV-inappropriate counterparts. Because you know TV executives would do half this crap.
Today's news will probably elicit a fair share of hearty laughs (at Snooki's expense) and horrified gasps (new show about porn). Boozy Chelsea Handler is hosting arguably the most entertaining awards show on television and a much-beloved reverend is now a gay lover. My pearls could not be clutched more tightly.
Poor Paula, she was devastated to learn that networks typically don't keep their lowest rated shows.
Nothing could upstage the Oscars except... Charlie Sheen's career suicide.
Looks like the Ponds are really leaving this time.
Looks like it's still all Idol, all the time...
Camille Grammer may be leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, while Audrina Patridge gets her own show on VH1. I guess how it works in the reality show world is one airhead in, one airhead out.
RIP Life Unexpected, I guess.
Now that the fall TV season is in full swing the time has come for a deluge of the second most exciting kind of pilot news in the biz. I am of course talking about the mid-season replacement shows! They are upon us! They are among us! They are being made in Tinsel Town as we speak! One in particular caught my eye this morning, first and foremost for its fabulous cast and then for its potential for being family-friendly without being a piece of crap. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of In the Motherhood, starring Chelsea Handler, Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines as three moms and best girlfriends who (I hope) make great television and are able to blaze a new trail for family shows that are not According to Jim. Or it could go... another way.
The Bravo A-List Awards (or as we affectionately refer to them around here, "The Bravo Prom") aired last night, and as expected the show was a mixed bag of really entertaining and really frustrating -- hey, kind of like Bravo programming! They are so meta over there. Anyway, if you're as much a psycho Bravo reality fan as I am, read on for my picks for best and worst moments of the night, and play along at home!