“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."
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“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.”
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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.
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Night of Too Many Stars
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Preview – Steve Carell and Chris Rock's Special Auction Items Pt. 2
Ugly Americans New Episodes
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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…
Remember when we had to wait until a show was a perennial classic, and then they’d start putting out a season at a time on DVD? Heck, remember when they…
Shannon Woodward’s resume is a lengthy rundown of TV appearances, recurring characters, pilots, and plays. Best known for her role as the streetwise offspring of two suburban con artists in “The Riches," the 25-year old actress has since taken on the guise of Sabrina in Fox’s new single-camera comedy "Raising Hope." An accomplished up-and-comer for sure. Oh, and that smile ain’t half bad either.
A word from Shannon: "I figured if I was scared of it I might as well do it."
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With a glut of raging meatheads populating reality television, it was only a matter of time before that boiled over into scripted shows. Now, taking his rightful place beside his infuriated brothers and sisters from "Jersey Shore," "Amazing Race," and "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" (aka "The Douchebag Olympics"), "The Incredible Hulk" will return to television.
Still in the early phases, we only know that the show will air on ABC. No word yet on who will star. Given that Eric Bana, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, and this Indian dude have all taken the character on for the screen, it's safe to say that someday every actor will have played the Hulk at some point in their career. My recommendation is that they pick an actor and stick with him. We need Hulk consistency. All these new faces are beginning to confuse the baby. (Deadline)
"Don't call me Coco!!!"
This new promo for Conan O'Brien's TBS show shows a new side of Conan. A side that doesn't take any crap. Here we see him pack a vintage car with plastique, illegal fireworks, and popcorn kernals before personally driving it off a cliff. Only way this could be sweeter is if the car was borrowed from the Leno Collection.
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With the kind of face that makes you stop, stare, and wonder where the hell you've seen her before, Jessica Pare is slowly making waves in the glitz-adorned lap pool that is Hollywoodland. From bit roles in low-budget theatre productions to Candadian film stardom and most recently to Don Draper's couch in "Mad Men," the Montreal native has run the gamut of the acting world — and she doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.
A word from Jessica: "When the time comes when nobody cares about me anymore and nobody wants to see my face anymore, then that`s fine, too. It's totally normal.”
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You probably had a childhood crush on Vinessa Shaw when you saw her opposite Rodney Dangerfield and Jonathan Brandis in Ladybugs. Then you probably lost that crush when you saw her get sexually abused by a mutant in The Hills Have Eyes. I gained that crush back seeing her guest star on "House" the other night.
A word from Vinessa: "There was so much blood on the floor I was sticking to the floor. My hair was matted to the ground…"
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"Just ignore him and hopefully he'll go away."
Looks like NBC is pulling out the big celebrity guest star guns for this week's live episode of "30 Rock." Jon Hamm and Matt Damon are confirmed to appear as the men after Liz Lemon's heart. Plot details are under wraps so we don't know whether or not Damon will pull a Duck Phillips and try to crap in Alec Baldwin's chair before picking a fight with Hamm. Tracy Morgan more than likely will though. That guy pretty much craps anywhere and everywhere. (EW)
Getting your career started with White Chicks could be the death of some actresses, but for Rochelle Aytes it was only the beginning. While last fall's canceled "The Forgotten" didn't make a splash, Rochelle has been able to get a recurring role on "Detroit 1-8-7" before that also gets the canceled notice.
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Donald Glover did not succeed in his campaign to become the first black Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield will keep Spidey Caucasian, but Glover’s still getting some digs in. He opened the new season of “Community” dressed in Spider-Man pajamas. It was more for the Black Spidey movement than for Glover himself.
“It’s weird, I feel like a lot of people were connected to that more so than I was which was interesting,” Glover said in a conference call today. “It felt like the war veteran who had his leg shot off and then he got a new leg and walks up to the podium and people are teary eyed. And people are like, ‘He did it anyway.’ I’m like, it’s not that big a deal. This happened during the summer, let’s make a nod to it. It was fun to do it. Was the costume cool? It was pajamas. Pajamas that were tailored to me.”
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Fox has picked up 6 episodes of the animated adaptation of 2004's most quoted movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Deadline has the deets:
The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film's writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully.
Seems like the perfect movie to turn animated considering the film itself is insanely over the top. I always understood the llama for a pet and awkward teenage boy desperately in need of psychological counseling, but side ponytails? C'mon, no one wears those anymore!
Though you may not know Meta Golding by name, if you are a fan of any popular cop or criminal procedural TV drama of the past decade you know here face. From "CSI" to "Criminal Minds" to "Dark Blue" and now "NCIS: Los Angeles." She's originally from Haiti and was raised in France, India, and Italy, where she competed as a national ice skater until a major injury ended her career.
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Producers of "The Simpsons" hired British street artist Banksy to direct their opening credits sequence, because after Ke$ha, why the hell not? I don't want to give too much away, but I can say this is the bleakest intro I have ever seen for a cartoon. And, yes, I'm including "The Cleveland Show" in that statement.
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Did you catch the premiere of Showtime’s new original series “Look?” You might have missed it. It was on Sunday night at midnight (Monday morning if you’re being technical, but the point is it's on long after “Dexter.”) It’s definitely late night viewing because “Look” is more revealing than even the boldest episode of “Californication.”
Based on creator Adam Rifkin’s own movie by the same name, “Look” tells ensemble drama stories from the point of view of security cameras, cell phone cameras, flipcams and webcams. Characters tweet and text and we view their messages on screen. The characters include adulterous druggie MILF Stella (Claudia Christian), promiscuous teen Hannah (Sharon Hinnendael) and her virginal friend Molly (Ali Cobrin), stripper obsessed Andy (Jordan Belfi), security guards who watch dressing room surveillance footage and many more connected character.
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A few months back I had the opportunity to visit the set of Nick Swardson's new Comedy Central show "Pretend Time." When I arrived, the comedian was a wearing a crimson red hat and veil, not unlike Lady Gaga. He also donned a police uniform, badge, and department issued handgun. Even though the shoot was taking place in cuckoo bananas Hollywood, something seemed amiss. Turns out Swardson was playing Lady Gaga's brother, Gary Gaga, just a guy trying to keep it real while keeping the streets safe.
After Swardson completed a standard traffic stop in front of confused passersby, I sat down with him to discuss his new sketch show, as well as some upcoming features. Luckily he had taken off the gaudy Gaga attire, so I could concentrate on the task at hand.
Why someone decided to take last week's episode of "$#*! of my Dad Says" and auto-tune it I have no idea. SidTheBillyGoat posted this video on his YouTube page and now I can't get the damn song out of my head. With those Blue Blockers on, Shatner looks freakishly like Biggie Smalls. Enjoy the video while you eat your pancakes and turkey bacon this morning. HOLLA!