Kristen Bell commands you to watch her new Showtime series, House of Lies!
Who needs a produced pilot when your YouTube videos can become TV shows themselves?
While we've been busy writing about all the big network premieres, Showtime quietly released what has the potential of ending up as the best show of this fall. It certainly had the most captivating and tightly written pilot of any new series this season (sorry, Hart of Dixie). If the subsequent episodes are as good as the first one, it will definitely be worth the price of subscription.
Billy Ray Cyrus will make a guest appearance on The View. This is a fantastic blood bath waiting to go down...
Critics, you're doing it right...
Parks and Recreation will get a visit from the White House soon.
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...
I admit that part of me wanted to hate United States of Tara. And after watching the first episode, I was pretty much ready to write it off as another twee, precocious Diablo Cody affair, all over-wrought pop culture references and schticky, trend-conscious plots. Sure, there was some of that. But the first episode of any series is a crapshoot, and there was a lot of ground to cover in establishing the universe of Tara Gregson and her "alters," Alice, T and Buck.
The Good News: Showtime renewed Weeds for a fourth season. That's awesome news, as far as this viewer is concerned; I've really enjoyed Season 3 (due to end November 19). And if a Season 4 means the possibility of some kind of Marge Simpson/Ruth Powers sassy criminal rampage featuring Celia and Heylia, it's hard not to be very excited.
The Bad News: ABC is blaming the strike for delaying the launch of Cashmere Mafia. That's bad news for all the viewers who were highly anticipating a November premiere! Just kidding: no one cares about that shit except to see what kind of crazy-ass getups Lucy Liu's going to be wearing.
If there was any doubt as to whether Seth Rogen likes porn, it can be put to rest now that the word is out that he's developing a porn-centric show for Showtime. I get that all dudes look at porn, and that their predilections are often mined for comedic value, but it's one thing to make a joke or two at your own expense and another to build a career on your wanking tendencies.