Our favorite ballerinas are coming back to primetime.
The folks at CBS are not big Kevin Dillon fans, we take it.
It's almost time for the new fall season to start, which means some good TV is coming to DVD. Also, some TV that used to be good. Also, some TV that we hear is good, but damned if we know what the hell it's about anymore.
Betty White on SNL, Conan O'Brien on stage, a Mad man on Betty, a football player on VH1, a crappy game show on ABC, Elisha Cuthbert on a comedy, and Dr. Drew on why he could've saved Corey Haim's life.
Ugly Betty seems to be taking over today, but a few gems managed to shine through, like an awesomely new graphic-novel-turned-series about zombies as well as the greenlight for lots of scripted shows from an unexpected network.
You know when summer is coming to an end when all your favorite (or not so favorite) summer shows get picked up for another season. There's everything about these renewals in the news from Playboy ladies to divas (live ones!), to assistants and warriors, so read on!
There's been buzz about a musical episode of Ugly Betty for ages now, and the show even centered a whole episode around the Broadway production of Wicked but now there's talk right from the gossipy queens mouth. Michael Urie (aka Wilhelmina's bitchtastically gay assistant Marc) has been spreading the word that there could be an actual staged production of Ugly Betty heading towards Broadway, with singing and dancing and transvestites and fashion and magic and puppies or whatever. Urie even delightfully naively expressed hope that the cast -- who have a mixed amount of theater experience (Vanessa Williams rocked in Into the Woods and America Ferrara in Dog Sees God, an off-Broadway stage production of a twisted Peanuts cartoon) -- would star in the staged version. This is the most insanely awesome thing I've heard since they announced they were making a live-action Tetris game show.
Here's a childhood song that rings true in today's TV news: Rumors, rumors, are no fun. Rumors, rumors, scare people into believing that Howard Stern will be on network television.
Are there only five famous people in the world right now? I'm getting so sick of the same actors and celebrity judges all the time! If Hollywood's okay with casting the same people over and over again, why not make Fred Willard an Idol host?
Another day, another ABC show awesomely added to Hulu. They're still frustratingly holding out on Lost, but new ABC shows are being added consistently and it's just been really nice to see another step towards being able to get all my shows in one, easy-to-stream place. There isn't a giant selection yet (it seems to be limited to what was already available on ABC.com at this point), but a handful of Ugly Betty episodes from last season were added yesterday, and I thought I'd embed one here and say some judgmental things about it.