The madness will not end until every single reality series does an all-star season.
Dear Kyle - Please say yes! - Love, TWoP
The Internet marks another win this weekend, as due to popular Facebook demand, Betty White is finally hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time. I joined a conference call with the former Rose Nylund just last week to discuss her reaction to the Facebook group, why she finally agreed to host SNL and what kinds of jokes she hates (spoiler: it's jokes about weed, just like real old people!). Read on for highlights.
When we heard about some recent developments in the world of television, we truly thought -- or at least hoped -- that they were actually just early April Fool's Day jokes. Alas, as far as we know, all of these are really happening, or have already occurred, much to our dismay.
Cleveland just got fleetingly hotter.
No real big news stories today. Oh, what's that? You heard that nominations for some fancy (but not soul-suckingly pretentious! Looking at you, Oscars) awards show were announced this morning? And that they actually kind of, dare we say it -- made sense? Well aren't you on top of things. Here's our take on it. On to other must-knows of the day, including an imminent farewell to Mr. Jack Donaghy, a permanent place in TV Land (and our receptive hearts) for Betty White, and a questionable but lucrative stint in rehab for notorious kidnappee Jeremy London.
TV Land's new series Hot in Cleveland relies a lot more on the Betty White phenomenon and nostalgia for three actresses who used to be on successful series than it does on actual writing or half-decent production, but that isn't to say it's without merit. People watch all kinds of shows for all kinds of flimsy reasons, whether it's "Look at the sad clowns!" (Dancing with the Stars), "Look at all the naked hot people!" (True Blood) or "Look at the well-clothed hot people!" (Gossip Girl), so really, when you think about it, "That girl used to be on Frasier!" is something too.
'Tis the season for repeat hosts.
This year's Video Music Awards are getting Gaga-fied.
I'll be blunt: today's headlines feature more dreadful news (extra TV face time for Rachael Ray and Mario Lopez) than stuff to look forward to (Betty White on another NBC show). But you can be the judge of that (I'll judge you for liking Rachael Ray, though).