Both Lone Star and J.Lo's careers got lengthened a tiny bit today. Way to hustle, guys.
A ratings-machine Real Housewives series may lack a certain criminal factor next season, as the devious Danielle Staub may not be back to wreak havoc on New Jersey (well, at least not on-air). But there's better news for people with a grasp on reality in today's news...
There may be nobody more polite and friendly on television than Tim Gunn. As the mentor to the contestants on each season of Project Runway, Gunn is a paradigm of class, even when the designers aren't, so we were excited to get to talk to him in a conference call promoting this week's season premiere. And when he revealed that the new, 90-minute-long run time would feature more footage of his critiques, as well as one-on-one interviews with Mr. Gunn himself, we couldn't have been happier. Read on to find out which is his favorite season, what the new contestants are like, and why you may think some of them are too out-there to be real.
Aww... bye, My Boys. I promise someday you'll be glad you lost all one thousand of your jobs because of TBS's bungling.
I wasn't going to watch the Behind the Seams special, since I was already over this season of Project Runway, but the power of Tim Gunn compelled me.
As big How I Met Your Mother fans, we're pretty excited about tonight's 100th episode, which not only features Tim Gunn (we're also big Runway fans), but also a musical number! We sat in on a conference call with show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to find out how the episode came about, what NPH abilities we don't know about and when we can expect to see the Broadway musical version of HIMYM.
OK, I don't know for a fact that it was fixed, and I do love Daniel V (and was rooting for him going in! I can prove it!) but c'mon -- Tim Gunn wrote the intro to Daniel's book, the show has been beaten up endlessly for not granting him the win during his season, and aside from that glorious black dress (truly -- I would kill to wear that dress), his other three looks were not better than anybody's. Maybe the fashion experts saw something I couldn't, as perusing Vogue once a month during a pedicure and occasionally glancing at Women's Wear Daily over some girl's shoulder on the subway in the morning doesn't really certify me (or you) as a fashion expert, but the fact remains that he strapped a pretend bomb to a girl's mid-section, and put a Danskin-looking jogging top on another one paired with an uneven bubble mini and beat everyone. Somehow. Somehow called shenanigans.
As we've established before, what you choose to watch on TV speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. And last night last night's programming dilemma definitely separated the men from the boys, or the girls from the boys, or the straight boys from the gays or what have you. You see, it was both the third and final presidential debate and the Project Runway finale. What to watch? If you're like me and don't own a home DVR (for shame, I know, but I'm working on it!) it entails running back and forth between the TVs in the living room and the bedroom, which kept the tensions high at the old Gitlin domicile last night, but provided the unforeseen benefit of a serious cardio workout.
From the makers of Paris Hilton's New BFF, VH1 brings you... an untitled matchmaking show starring Antonio Sabato, Jr. looking for love! The "Fantasy Man" (VH1's words, not mine) isn't looking for much; he just wants a woman who can skydive in an evening gown or re-create steamy love scenes in a soap opera fashion. Which isn't too much to ask, really, it's just terribly specific. I can totally see why he's had so much trouble finding this in the private sector. The show will be filmed like a soap opera, (somehow), with all of the challenges (including the two listed above), based entirely on soap opera conventions. Why all the soaps mania on this show? Because Antonio Sabato, Jr. used to be on General Hospital, that's why. Now, I hate these shows as much as the next person, but that premise is hysterical. What if all actors based their relationship expectations on their previous roles? I'd sure pity the poor bastard who tries to date Rutger Hauer. Which means only one thing -- it's totally time for more TWoP casting suggestions!
So the all-new-all-different Project Runway Season Six premiered last night in its new home on Lifetime, and aside from the new setting in Los Angeles, it really wasn't that different. Which would have been fine, it's still an entertaining show, except it was sandwiched between an additional two and a half hours of Runway -- a two-hour All-Star Challenge and a half-hour spin-off, Models of the Runway. I know we've all been missing the show, and under normal circumstances I would have been happy to get three hours of it, but when it feels like you're watching the same episode over and over again, it gets a little old.