Hordes of viewers shuffled toward the series premiere of "The Walking Dead" last night on AMC. So much so, that the new series made television history. The first series about zombies ("The Hills" doesn't count) netted a record-breaking 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.
That's the largest premiere of any cable series this year as well as the largest in AMC history. That number would probably have been larger if football and the World Series weren't on last night, and folks like myself weren't out for Halloween. The writing is on the wall. Get ready for zombie over-exposure. They're the new Betty White. (THR)
Some people weren't meant to be parents.
Fox has unleashed the teaser trailer for their upcoming Chicago cop drama, "The Chicago Code." The series is created by Shawn Ryan, the man behind one of my favorite shows of all time, "The Shield." Don't let the cliché line shouting in the trailer deter you from watching the show when it premieres in February. I've seen the pilot and it is an exciting, well-written piece of television. Ryan knows his cops and his hometown well. He won't get away with the same explicit content that "The Shield" did, but there will be plenty of police brutality. Hey, it's Chicago, fugetaboutit! Ah crap, wrong town.
Check out the trailer after the jump…
I don't watch "Saturday Night Live" anymore, but I do watch the popular videos that make their way to the web the following Monday. This week, Jon Hamm hosted with musical guest Rihanna. Of course Andy Samberg and Rihanna did a digital short sequel to "Shy Ronnie" entitled "Ronnie and Clyde." It's not as funny as the first, but Rihanna is hot and I like that she returns to the bank to snag hostage Jon Hamm so she can bang him.
Jon Hamm also appeared in a sketch in which he parodies Best Cry Ever Guy. If you don't know who that is, shame on you for not being more addicted to the Internet. You can check out the original video here and then the 'SNL'-ized, Hamm-ized version after the jump.
"The Walking Dead" premiered at long last! Everyone was so excited that the entire country dressed up in costumes and had parties and went trick-or-treating, JUST to celebrate this shows premiere! What did you think of it (post a comment, let's discuss)? The ScreenJunkies review can be found here, and my review can be found here so I don't need to review it again. But what we wanted to do each week was have a post where we can discuss the show and point out some of the cooler moments, so let's do it.
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Last night, Zach Galifiankis appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" and made a very strong point about the legalization of marjiuana by sparking a doobie on live TV. None of the other guests would indulge, nor would Maher, which must have taken a huge amount of retraint for the weed-loving host. All of you prudes out there, if you take nothing else away from this video, remember this: smoking grass does not make you see dragons.
Check out the clip after the jump…
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Bijou Phillips is no stranger to the limelight. The daughter of ’60s folk messiah John Phillips (front man of The Mamas and the Papas for all you musical laymen out there), the young Phillips took up the role of New York City it-girl with all the tabloid-pumping charisma of a fledgling boehmian celebutante. Now an established actress with big-screen cred and a wealth of critical acclaim under her belt, Phillips this year made a pair of impactful guest appearances in Fox’s new Tuesday night sitcom “Raising Hope.”
A word from Bijou: "I do what I want."
More pics of Bijou after the jump…
The closest I ever want to get to Martin Scorsese's face.
Got some more info about that Goodfellas television series that's being made for $ome rea$on. It's now reported that Martin Scorsese will be involved in some way or another. It seems like producers got worried by the backlash to the news and decided they needed Martin's stamp on this. Whether he'll write, produce, direct, or show up on set to sign-out walkie talkies is unclear at this point.
Also of note is that the show will be a prequel to the classic film, focusing on Henry Hill's childhood years. So it will be like "Brooklyn Bridge" but instead of whimsical accounts of playing stickball on Front Street and Marion Ross, it will be whimsical accounts of using a broomstick to bash in the face of the neighborhood chooch. Ahhh, the old neighborhood. (via /Film)
It's a painting by Hillary White based on Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp." It's also the reason I'll wake up screaming in a cold sweat tonight. (BuzzFeed)
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Don't ask Charlie Sheen about his vacation, you guys. Let's just say, "It was relaxing." Relaxing meaning he had an allergic reaction to some medicine that caused him to strip naked, scream at the top of his lungs, trash a room in New York's famed Plaza Hotel, and cause a naked prostitute to seek shelter in the closet. He also checked out Ground Zero.
So you'd be right to assume that he's in a lot of trouble. Except that you'd be wrong. TV's highest paid star is walking away scott-free from the entire incident.
"…as of now Sheen will not face any criminal charges for trashing his room at New York's venerable Plaza Hotel. The hotel hasn't come forward to lodge any complaint against the star, either."
What do you have to do to offend the Plaza? Show your **** to Eloise? (E!)
You see, the olives are meant to represent her boobs.
Good news everybody. Comedy Central may have found something to replace "Chappelle's Show" in its line-up. Or at least something to bookend their constant screenings of Waiting and Still Waiting.
That's right. Waiting, the film about Ryan Reynolds's flirty waiter, is becoming a half-hour long series. It's okay to groan "Party Down" fans. Your pain is felt. (Deadline)
AMC is promoting the premiere of "The Walking Dead" by unleashing hordes of the undead all over the globe. Well, hundreds of actors playing the undead actually. The invasion will begin tomorrow in Taipei and Hong Kong before spreading to Chicago, London, New York, Munich, Madrid, Rome, Athens, Washington, D.C., Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Los Angeles. The herds will attack landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Big Ben, and the Lincoln Memorial.
This is a terrible idea. The show looks great and all, but this kind of promotion is the exact cover that the real zombies have been waiting for. Go ahead and laugh, but I'll be prepared. I'm already stocked up on canned goods and when those run out, I'll dip into the Whisker Lickins'. I'll be on spending the next week on my roof. You all get one warning shot. (The Wrap)
Actual footage of zombies invading Taipei after the jump…
There’s no new “House” while Fox has baseball to run, but I got the next two new episodes in advance. I get my “House” fix and I can satisfy you with a little tease too, but I promise no spoilers beyond what you’d find in TV Guide.
The patient in “Office Politics” is a political campaign advisor (Jack Coleman). It’s HRG from “Heroes” playing another manipulative politician. His reaction to House’s tactics is refreshingly simpatico. It’s interesting to see a patient who agrees with House’s methods, not that it makes the diagnosis any easier.
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Here’s one for all you science fiction junkies out there: Elyse Levesque, the face behind space-dwelling heroine Chloe Armstrong of SyFy channel’s “Stargate Universe.” An actress by trade since age 11, Levesque has risen to small-screen prominence over the past year since being cast in the role. And as one of the show’s primary pretty ladies, she has by default become an object of desire for daydreaming “Stargate” fanboys the world around.
A word from Elyse: "Live every day to the fullest."
More pics of Elyse after the jump…
“The Simpsons” Halloween episodes, or “Treehouse of Horrors” are an annual tradition. Three spoofs of popular horror stories let the writers and artists cram thrice as many jokes into a single episode. They often air after Halloween, so even though Halloween is actually on a Sunday this year, this is airing November 7.
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This morning I have for you a preview of the upcoming Halloween episode of "Community." Zombies have taken over Greendale. The producers have also managed to make all the characters' costumes funny again, as well as indicative of their unique personalities. Jeff is so vain that he always goes as something effortlessly attractive. This year he's David Beckham. Brilliant. And wait until you see Senor Chang.
"Community" is without a doubt one of the best shows on television, and it's perplexing to me that no one watches it. You and I might watch it, but everyone else is tuning into "The Big Bang Theory" and not DVRing the little college sitcom on NBC at the same time. Some affiliates across the country are even dropping it from their lineup due to the fact that no one in their city gives a crap. That is not a good sign, folks. Once affiliates start dropping programs it's not long before it gets yanked from the schedule altogether. Let's watch this Halloween episode and save this show from going the way of "Arrested Development."
Check out the preview after the jump…
“Mad Men” might be over until next year, but fortunately the show’s generous lineup of sweater-clad office vixens is still around to keep us going. Enter Peyton List, the 24-year-old stunner whose depiction of secretary-turned-socialite Jane Siegel became a welcome element in the series midway through season two. A model since age eight, List took a stab at acting with a bit role in an episode of “Sex and the City” back in 2000. Lucky for us, she kept it up. Here’s hoping we’ll see more of Roger Sterling’s young wife in the months ahead.
A word from Peyton: “I was on the box art for some young girl-crush kind of board games. It’s embarrassing.”
More pics of Peyton after the jump…
MTV is preparing to launch their scripted remake of the cult UK series "Skins" in January, and today we have a first look. The series follows a group of students who have way more fun than I did in high school. And college. Basterds.
I'm not familiar with the original UK series but from what I've been told by die-hard fans, this pilot is a pretty faithful remake. So, before you purists start whining about Americanizations or the fact that MTV doesn't play many music videos anymore, it's important that you recall this is a show about semi-nude teenagers. If you hate that, you're not a real American and you should move to England or some sh*t.
Check out the trailer after the jump…
Night of Too Many Stars
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Night of Too Many Stars
Who better to tell off your ex than the foul-mouthed master himself, Chris Rock? On tonight's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education," Chris Rock puts up for auction a moment of closure that's worth top dollar. Watch as Rock calls the highest bidder's ex-boyfriend and makes him wish he'd never cheated via Facebook. Or maybe be glad that he cheated considering he got cussed out by Chris Rock for it.
"Night of Too Many Stars airs tonight at 9PM/8c on Comedy Central.
“Smokeshow” is not a word one typically associates with showtunes, musicals, or Broadway performances. In the case of “Glee” actress Lea Michele, however, we might just have to make an exception. The 23-year-old star of FOX’s hit comedy-drama was always a looker, but after an appearance in a racy GQ photo series this month, she has officially made the transition from “cute girl in your science class” to “oh my god where can I get a copy of that GQ spread.”
A word from Lea: “I don’t consider the sex scene any more challenging or intense or risky than anything anyone else does on the stage.”
More pics of Lea after the jump…
Showtime has dropped the trailer for their new drama "Shameless," and William H. Macy can't help from slurring the voiceover. In the series, Macy plays an alcoholic father to a slew of Chicagoan kids. Emmy Rossum appears to be the one keeping the family afloat and looking adorable in the process.
The Gallagher clan should fit in nicely with the rest of Showtime's dysfunctional families, such as the Botwins on "Weeds" and the Peytons on "Nurse Jackie." Drugs, booze, and sex always play a major part in their series, not to mention serial killing in "Dexter." Does Showtime know how to party or what?!
"Shameless" premieres January 9, 2011 at 10PM EST.
Check out the trailer after the jump…
To promote his new talk show "Conan" on TBS, Conan O'Brien has set up a live web cam in the Team Coco offices. As you can see from the above screen grab, crazy sh*t is going down. I've been watching it for awhile now and it's oddly fascinating. There has been an 80's aerobics class, a public speaker, and a black man holding up a sign that says "I See White People!!!" I personally just like watching the employees walk by. It makes me feel like I'm part of a nurturing office environment. Not this damp cellar they call SJ Headquarters.
The Live Coco Cam is live until tomorrow at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Check it out HERE.
She's so nice we had to do her twice. Being handcuffed and thrown into the back of a cop car wouldn’t be too bad, provided of course that Stana Katic would be the arresting officer. It’s a good bet, in fact, that a significant number of men would go out of their way to break the law in her immediate vicinity, hoping for the chance to have a cup of coffee with her — even if it was being served out of Styrofoam cups in a cramped interrogation room. Until that day, we’ll just have to make do with Katic’s pretend-cop persona in ABC’s “Castle.”
A word from Stana: “Men should never marry their muse. It ruins the illusion.”
Check out more pics of Detective Stana after the jump…
I'm going to executive produce your face off!
Mark Wahlberg's gradual takeover of HBO moved one step closer to the tipping point with the announcement that he and Malcolm Gladwell are teaming up to produce a spy drama for the network. This brings Wahlberg's total number of HBO "executive producer" credits up to 55, give or take several dozen. Stephen Levinson and Charles Randolph will also act as executive producers, whatever that means.
The as-of-yet untitled series will take place in Cold War-era Berlin, and follow the exploits of a missionary who falls in with the CIA. In the interest of proving the writers at Vulture wrong, we will not go in for the easy "missionary position" joke, although God knows it would be hilarious if we did. (Vulture)
Well "Glee" just got a lot more interesting. GQ explores the "Glee" phenomenon by getting stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron to take pictures dressed as sexy school girls. There are words too, but I was too busy fixating on the above pic of normally uptight Rachel (Lea Michele) licking a lollipop in white undies. No wonder the cast can't stop having sex with each other. Why can't the girls prance around the halls in this getup every week? I wouldn't care if they sang Michael Bolton nonstop.
More hot pics of the "Glee" girls after the jump…
It's a slow news morning and this video is so stupidly awesome that I had to post it. It features Doug Funnie from Nickelodeon's "Doug" teaching everyone how to Dougie. Even Skeeter and Patty Mayonaise get in on the action. This probably isn't what Cali Swag District had in mind when they created the ridiculous dance craze, but it'll do. I'm more of a Berney dance guy myself.
Also, this is amusing.
Learn how to Dougie from Doug after the jump…
Is the woman in the back right Adam's mom?
President Barack Obama has found some time in his busy schedule of running the Free World to offer up a brief appearance on "Mythbusters." On the episode which airs December 8th, "Obama challenges hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to prove the ancient Greek myth that scientist and polymath Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun."
As any avid "Mythbusters" fan knows, they are revisiting this myth for a second go, as I'm sure they were trolled the first time around on the show's message board. Obama most likely led the flame war so he could get Adam and Jamie to design a new weapons defense system on Discovery Channel's dime. …Suckers. (Deadline)
I’m endlessly fascinated by zombie apocalypse stories, or any apocalypse stories for that matter. I just love to see the survivors scour the wastelands for supplies. The more supplies they have to gather, the better. There’ve been other post-apocalyptic shows but they didn’t have the “Mad Men” street cred. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show does.
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I can’t believe they cancelled “Scrubs” after only nine seasons. I loved the show the whole way through, and I really liked what they were doing with the new medical…