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...
The entire Dance Your Ass Off audition process was efficiently handled in a mere one hour premiere last night, as we saw people come from around the country in droves, asses firmly intact, to dance for us in quick cuts of what probably amounted to about 90 seconds per contestant until they were either dismissed or cast. It wasn't that compelling (are audition episodes -- of any show -- ever engrossing?), at this stage in the game, but it was admirably quick, I will give them that.
Sick of hearing about the Leno/Conan feud? Well, the Internet sure isn't! On the bright side, there's so much TV news today that you can get yourself excited about something you actually watch.
Dance Your Ass Off. You won't admit that you watch it, but you do. I can admit it. I have that luxury because I've been published saying I watch The Bachelor and Police Women of Memphis so clearly I have no shame. So yay! Dance Your Ass Off Season 2! Because I'm obviously excited about the show's premiere tonight, I got on a conference call with its new and better host Mel B to get her answers to some riveting questions like "Are they going to dance to Spice Girls songs?" Just some really hard-hitting journalism. Get ready to have your mind blown and click through for highlights.
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.
Assuming your brain has recovered from exposure to details of the Speidi wedding, take a break from the Monday blahs with these TV newsbites. There's some (mildly) good news for Deadwood fans, some bad news for fans of Sophie and Roommates (yes, those are TV shows), and some awesome news for fans of networks jumping on bandwagons!