There is life after Lost (on other dead-end series) for Henry Ian Cusick, a comeback for deranged duo Beavis and Butthead (do we really want them back, Mike Judge??), and an Oscar winner takes a hit at Showtime's Weeds. Not a bong hit as far as we know yet...
Every so often we come across a news item here at TWoP that just makes us wonder why certain individuals in show business do not seem to require sleep. They have way more jobs than would seem necessary to provide a decent living, and they show no signs of stopping. I've accused ABC in-house creative genius Greg Berlanti of being one such (possibly undead) individual in the past, but today some Mario Lopez information was announced that had me asking, in my best In Living Color sketch voice, "How many jobs you got, Mario Lopez?"
Wait... I think that came out wrong. I'm sort of against any more dancing reality shows on principle, I mean, there is just a glut of them, some good (So You Think You Can Dance, America's Best Dance Crew), some bad, (Master of Dance, Dance Machine), but this new one from Oxygen called Dance Your Ass Off actually sounds promising. It sort of combines elements of these dance shows and puts a Biggest Loser spin on the whole thing. Each episode ends with a weigh-in and a dance-off. Awesome. Not only will we get to see some voluptuous ladies getting their groove one, they'll also be getting slowly hotter/thinner, so everyone wins. Especially me, because I love a show where I can play along at home and right now, I just can't keep up with the likes of Fanny Pak.
In the world of dancing competitions shows So You Think You Can Dance is my first love, but America's Best Dance Crew is moving up and finishing a close second lately. The thing that I enjoy about both of them? Aside from the fact that they both involve Shane Sparks... is that they expect their people to be talented and rise to challenges, unlike say Dancing With the Stars where the celebrities need to be coddled until they are passable, or Master of Dance where the talentless are celebrated for merely being able to shake their ass to the tune of the music. On my favorite shows nobody contenders become household names by seriously tearing up the dance floor.