ABC Family's Greek signed off Monday night, and much as I was charmed by this brightly colored drunken look at college fraternity life for the last few years, I was glad that they decided to end it. Frankly, it was getting more than a little bit awkward to keep finding reasons for Cappie not to graduate, or for Ashleigh and Casey to remain tied to their sorority. Not to mention that Rusty, who was supposed to be one of the youngest of the bunch, had a rapidly receding hairline that seems like it is going to render him bald by the end of the year. He was cute and nerdy at the start of the series, but at this point, it would've been hard to reboot the show built around an old-looking guy like him.
Today we learned a little bit more about Ashton Kutcher's new gig, GLAAD chose CBS as Most Homophobic Network Ever (kidding!), and Charlene Yi signed on to a show way past it's prime.
Now that Sad Grampa and his sidekick ol' HMILF (that's Hockey Mom I'd Like To .... oh you know) are safely out of the picture and Obama's beginning his quest to right the wrongs of the past administration, I feel it's appropriate to train our focus on an insidious enemy that's set down deep roots in this fair nation of ours. You all know what I'm talking about right?
Lauren Conrad will appear as a guest star on the hit ABC Family show Greek. She will be playing -- wait for it! -- herself, showing up in a dream sequence as Casey's (played by Kelsey Grammer's daughter Spencer) spiritual advisor (?!) and best friend in the second season's finale, set to air on October 28. Acting as a guide, Lauren will help Casey with a very important decision (!!!!??), probably involving some sort of love triangle. EW.com says that there will be no direct Hills references in the script but that if you're a die-hard fan you will be able to detect a Hillsian vibe. Wow, trippy! Guess LC's lining up her ducks for when her fashion career goes to hell. Oh wait.
How is it possible that so many of my favorite fun shows (some of which I'm ashamed to be watching) have landed on Monday nights? It is like an embarrassment of riches for those who favor teen dramas or reality TV (or in some cases both). My DVR and TiVo are both about ready to explode. In addition to mainstream stuff like House, Bones Samantha Who?, Dancing With the Stars and How I Met Your Mother, there's an over abundance guilty pleasures on too. If you aren't watching... you are missing out on some juicy (and usually hot-bodied) entertainment (if you are into that kind of thing).
Spies. Witness protection. Sex crimes. Texas Rangers. Private detectives. Police commissioners. Secret identities. Child beauty pageants. Burrowing aliens. These are a few of our favorite things. Well, favorite things to watch TV shows about, anyway. It's not like we're big fans of sex crimes.
Although the end of this TV season is still over three months away, there's already plenty of speculation about which programs might get cancelled and which will get renewed, causing us to worry that some of our favorites won't be around this time next year. After we had expressed concern for the shows on the bubble last spring, most of them ended up getting yanked (Life), put out to pasture (Better Off Ted, which hasn't officially been killed yet, but looks like a hopeless case), shuffled off to bad timeslots (Fringe) or screwed over in unexpected fashion (Southland). This time around, we're hoping the TV gods (and executives) will be kinder to our pleas of clemency for these series:
For years we've been conditioned to lower our TV expectations during the warmer months, seeking out shows that we would never allow to clutter our overstuffed DVRs at any other time of year. But even though it's only early June, there's already an unusually high amount of truly addictive television - shows that we should be ashamed to watch, but aren't. Here's our top ten favorite guilty viewing pleasures of the summer so far.
Well, probably everyone, since I think I'm one of like 12 people who watches this show and has a problem separating actors from their characters. Anyway, Greek (it's on that little ABC Family network, the one that shows the knocked up teen and the kid with no belly button) cutie Scott Michael Forster was arrested for DUI. We here at TWoP usually overlook infractions of the drug and alcohol variety since we don't care so much about what people do in their own personal time so long as it doesn't mess with our shows getting made or whatnot. But in this case, art is truly imitating life and I just couldn't really freaking help myself.
The TV gods must have been wheelin' and dealin' all weekend, because there is a ton of news today.