Today in news -- a Walking Dead shocker, a way to get your Mad Men fix, and an OC alum is coming back to TV.
Zombies. Pause. More zombies.
Hopefully this is the last time we ever have to write about The X Factor drama...
Just as the fervor over the Sci Fi Channel's name change to Syfy has started to die down, a rumor has come out that they're looking into expanding their reality television slate, which currently consists of Ghost Hunters. (If you can call that reality.) Once again, genre television fans are in an uproar, and Jimmy Kimmel isn't helping things by envisioning cooking show Iron Man Chef. But here are seven shows (in the seven main reality categories) we, as geeks, would actually like to see on Syfy, and we think that the geek community at large would like them, too.
If there was any doubt as to whether Seth Rogen likes porn, it can be put to rest now that the word is out that he's developing a porn-centric show for Showtime. I get that all dudes look at porn, and that their predilections are often mined for comedic value, but it's one thing to make a joke or two at your own expense and another to build a career on your wanking tendencies.
If there was ever a time to take up swearing, it's now. George Carlin, comedian, is dead at the age of 71, from heart failure. The Manhattan-born comedian had been doing comedy since 1960, and was the host of the very first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975. Before that, he made history for his routine about the seven words you can't say on television, which he was arrested for performing at a comedy show in 1972 (the charges were dropped). The routine later reinforced the government's ability to sanction radio stations when it was played on the air, for some reason. (Hey, thanks, Mr. DJ!)
Never a man to be put in one corner, Michael Bay is branching out into television, teaming with the production company behind Top Chef and the old Project Runway to produce a new reality show called One Way Out, in which people with mysterious pasts will compete against each other in a game with no rules. And vague as that is, it still somehow sounds entertaining as hell, doesn't it? He is the popcorn king, after all. Which got us thinking about other directors who should be making reality shows, and what those shows could be about.