You know, nerd culture is totally mainstream now, so when you use the term "nerd" derogatorily, you're the one out of the Zeitgeist.
Community rocks the Comic-Con house.
Law & Order is taking on David Letterman, the days of Numbers may be numbered (see what I did there?) and Hollywood nepotism is alive and well.
Remakes are all the rage in the news today with talks of a new Saturday Night Fever (take one guess at who's the prime candidate for a new Tony Manero) and a film adaptation of the 1980s series The A-Team. Can't anyone think of new material these days? Even TBS is considering taking up My Name Is Earl. Read on -- it's not all that bad.
A lot of dreams were crushed today, as we have been deprived of three very necessary things: more Sarah Palin interviews, more My Name is Earl episodes and, for many, any more TV at all. On the other hand, we get more Eric Roberts! It's a net gain!
Now that the elections are over, everyone's desperate to find something else to make fun of. It only makes sense that the juggernaut franchise High School Musical is the target that's currently the top pick. There's just so much to parody: the cheesy songs, the earnest performances, Corbin Bleu's odd hair, why there's a character named Sharpay, etc. Not to mention that every teen in the country is gaga for it.
Bit of a downer of a week, really, but read through to the end of the post for the one bright spot. Not even that bright a spot, really. Sort of a dull glow.
Yesterday I was super thrilled to learn of Samantha Bee's foray into the world of network sitcoms. So imagine my glee at the news that my very favorite fat-suit wearing, cheese-ball making, bunny rabbit owning comedienne Amy Sedaris is returning to the small screen with another TV show. Funny ladies take mainstream television by storm! Huzzah!
Gabby Sidibe's got a new job, extortion isn't that big a deal, Heroes might be dead (it'll never be dead), and Katherine Heigl's got a new hairdo.