I'm not feeling too great about today's news. A lot of it's unsettling. I did find a sort of cool video with Ian McKellen in it, but that just doesn't make up for the rest. I mean, someone's giving Octomom a show, and that's not even the worst thing I read today. Click to accompany my misery.
Today we get some blasts from the past with a Seinfeld reunion and Amy Poehler's return to SNL, and a look towards the future with a video game based on The Bachelor. It's enough to make anyone nostalgic.
Fox hogs the news today with the good (pseudo-Arrested Development reunion!), the bad (Octomom special), the overdone (another cop show?!) and some other stuff, too. Gossip Girl launches its new "WTF?" ad campaign, and Paula Abdul continues to be tossed around like the oh-so-desired commodity she is.
Casting! Re-casting! Lack of casting! Parody casting! The casting of aspersions! Yes, it's all about the casting here in Today's TWoP News, where we gather up all of the pressing info from the world of television. Shall we?
It's 4/20, booooy! While stoners at my alma mater celebrate what used to be known as Zonker Harris Day -- until they changed the name under threat of losing their funding, because apparently the potheads now need the administration to underwrite them -- I'm rolling up a big fattie of TV news for everyone to meditate on. It's not consciousness-expanding, but it will make you paranoid.
Attention, attention everyone! Pushing Daisies news! About when ABC (bastards...) is airing the final episodes! Plus a little bit more, assuming you can actually read this through the tears I've brought on by mentioning Pushing Daisies' tragic, tragic cancellation. And we've also got a shout-out to President Obama, because his G-20 trip prevented him from interrupting your primetime television viewing this week and we know you missed him.
It's Wednesday, or hump day as those always peppy radio DJ's used to be obsessed with calling it (Do they still? I never listen to morning "drive-time" shows any more). And "hump day" is a stupid term for it anyway, but what the hell, this abbreviated week is already half over and now it is time to start cementing your weekend plans. Which, if you are me, involve digging through my closet looking for my old mix tapes, because the first news item has me feeling a little retro nostalgic.
There are lots of new shows on the block, but they seem to be reminiscent of shows we know and love. Lost is coming to an end, so naturally, another show is looking to take its place. Octomom finally got her own reality show, which is basically another version of Jon & Kate Plus Eight. Well, without Jon. The only original TV show in the news is Steven Spielberg's pilot about aliens, and even that's pushing it. Anyway, there are some good news and some tragic news; you'll laugh and you'll cry, so proceed with caution.
This season, Supernatural's hell-raising, demon-blooded and/or soul-torturing Brothers Winchester have been given a holy quest by the angel Castiel. (Yeah, I know, it seems kinda weird to us, too.) That quest? To stop the demon Lilith (Dean's killer) from opening the 66 seals binding the fallen angel Lucifer. (There are actually 600, but only 66 need to get popped.) While we've seen two of them -- the Rise of the Witnesses and the Summoning of Samhain -- apparently at least 34 have been opened off-screen, leading us to wonder what the heck they were and where the Winchesters were when it happened. Well, it turns out they actually tried to stop a bunch of them between episodes, with mixed results. We made some calls around the Hunter hotline and found out what went down recently with six of the seals.