Prepare yourself for many a monologue about the industry...
See Nikita. See Nikita run. See Nikita shoot her gun and run some more.
OMG more Hellcats!
The network upfronts are upon us.
With news that AMC is planning to do a Watch What Happens Live-type talk show, we're thinking that more networks should be cashing in on this low-budget, highly-entertaining type of exclusive entertainment. Taking a page from Andy Cohen, who drove his Bravo behind-the-scenes series to success, here's how other networks could run their WHW-style shows.
Sitcoms get to have all the fun during the holidays, leaving dramas out in the cold when it comes to warm and fuzzy (and sometimes bloody) winter episodes. There are a handful of scripted series we'd love to see celebrate the season with themed episodes, and we're so convinced of their potential that we've even come up with suggested plotlines for them. You can thank us after New Year's.
The only awards show that gives power to the people who are least qualified to have it picks a pair of the least-qualified hosts around.
There are so many folks in the reality TV spectrum who haunt our worst nightmares -- just say the name Kody Brown and we get chills down our spines. But there are plenty of scripted characters who have also been terrifying this season. Some of them are quite overt (nothing's more overt than baring fangs), while others are a little subtler in their creepy approach. In the spirit of Halloween, here's who's been frightening us the most lately:
Big doings in TV land! Not the network, but the greater world in which TV is an all-encompassing concern. Show-castings, guest-starrings, show-namings, show-leavings and plot-spoilings! (Easily avoidable ones.)
It was hard to concentrate at The CW's 2010-11 upfront presentation because I was still riding high from the news that next year will be the final season of Smallville and and that One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected will move to Tuesdays, which means that I can ignore the network entirely on that evening. I was jolted out of my reverie by Katy Perry on stage, screaming about being hot and cold and daisy dukes and whatnot. Glad I perked up, though, because it was just in time to see her wig nearly slip off. I also got to check out her signature "dance" move: inching her skirt up while walking. You don't see technique like that on So You Think You Can Dance, that's for sure. As for the actual upfront, it was short and to the point, marred only by some awkward banter between stars of different shows airing on the same nights (Chace Crawford and AnneLynne McCord should never have to read live from a Teleprompter ever again). As for The CW's two new fall shows... well, at least they have pretty people in them.