Tonight, the world's craziest crabbers are back in action as the 5th season of Deadliest Catch kicks off on Discovery Channel. On Fringe, a PETA-like organization accidentally turns loose a Chimera-like creature that gives the crew some serious problems. You preview after the break.
All you aspiring TV writers out there constantly searching for hard to find TV pilot scripts, look no further than "Pilot School," a treasure trove of TV literature in easily downloadable and digestible format. Now you can finally throw away that copy of The Secret and read something worthwhile (Don't throw away the DVD version, because the first few minutes are high comedy).Oh, and if you're also just into TV script arcana, Pilot School has innumerable unsold and unfilmed material as well. I highly suggest you check it out online, and then get back to your cigarette smoking and typewriter tapping or whatever aspiring screenwriters do, aside from run movie and TV blogs.[via the awesome JohnAugust.com]
The Family Guy loves to give a good skewering, especially when the butt of the joke is a celebrity. The paparazzi prey doesn’t necessarily deserve it because they’re pompous or ignorant – although those types are certainly shown no leniency – but simply because all limelight hogs can afford to be taken down a peg or two. We here at Screen Junkies salute Family Guy for tackling superstar satire in their trademark no-holds-barred, consequences-be-damned manner by featuring 15 celebrity cameos (real or impersonated) that cut right to the core. They’ll make you laugh and think, but most importantly they’ll make you say to yourself, “Yeah, that is an over-the-top yet surprisingly accurate depiction of that particular person.”
Now that you capped those horrendous 40 days without footlong hotdogs, sit down and indulge with your old pal TV. Tonight, there's only 3 episodes left before the Heroes go on summer vacation, and 24 promises you a clock stopping episode replete with Jon Voight's killer Congolese virus. Your preview after the break. Heroes 9/8c on NBC
We hate goodbyes! Two of our favorite of shows are culminating their seasons tonight. Terminator:TSCC promises a climactic face off with a T-1001, and Friday Night Lights ends with a majority of the cast moving on to college (but don't worry, the show got picked up for another 2 seasons). Don't start going outside or anything, Breaking Bad is still goin' strong, and the absence of one show means the emergence of another. Here's hoping for summer long Knight Rider series. Your preview after the break.
Turn on the TV & tune it to NBC, microwave up some popcorn, then chuck your remote control out the window and give those button pushing fingers a much needed rest. NBC has 3 hours of new shows and series premieres that mean no complicated channel switching. 2 new episodes of The Office, the series premiere of Amy Poehler's new comedy Parks and Recreation, new 30 Rock, and the series premiere of Southland, a police drama by the creators of ER. Your preview after the break.
TV's got a delicious feast for your eyes tonight–new episodes of Scrubs, South Park, Lost, and Reno 911!, and the premiere of a new NYC cop drama called The Unusuals. Make sure to catch the premiere of that along with it's main competitor Southland (premiering on NBC tomorrow tonight) too get your full dosage grizzly Police action. I think The Unusuals has an edge purely because of Adam Goldberg's glorious 'stache, but you be the judge. Your TV preview after the break.
The Fringe department of the FBI is back in action tonight after a near 2 month vacation from strange paranormal activity. Also, be sure to catch the series premiere of Deadliest Warrior, a show pitting the gnarliest killing machines in history against eachother. Tonights matchup: A Roman Gladiator Vs. Apache Warrior. Sick. Your preivew after the break.
Comedy Central recently posted a clip of Reno 911's Lt. Jim Dangle and Officer Suzie Kim doling out sage advice on how to navigate internet and email, which can certainly have its pitfalls. I know. I just emailed my boss a picture of my balls instead of posting them to ScreenJunkies first. How embarrassing! Check out the clip after the jump, and remember, as Jim Dangle says in the video: sometimes your co-workers will search your web browser so your history is full of "monster c**ks."
Tonight, America's favorite bracketed tournament culminates with some Spartans battling some Tarheels in motor city, a super hero goes through the woes of marriage, and Jon Voight furthers his attempt at blowing up a bioweapon in the U.S. Your trusty TV preview and some classic Jordan footage after the jump.
Good news for you Dillon loving, TV tackling FNL fanatics–NBC has renewed the show for another 26 episodes! Now more than ever, you need to catch up with the show that has it all; babes, football, more babes, believable drama, and straight up no-nonsense rural Texas. Round the rest of your weekend out with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (which is on it's 2nd to last episode), some more sporting action with the Final Four on Saturday, and another episode of the constantly percolating Breaking Bad on Sunday. Your weekend TV preview after the break.
Courtesy of Break.com So, apparently Time-Warner and Bright House have egregiously dropped FEARnet from their cable line-ups. If you're a subscriber to these services, you don't have to put on a mask and scare them into bringing FEARnet back. You can, but you'll probably get arrested or prosecuted, which is something monsters and serial killers never seem to consider. The responsible thing to do is to call your cable operator to convince them to bring FEARnet back. If you dial 1-877-FEAR-247, they'll connect you with your cable operator and you can let them know you want FEARnet (And be aware that for some customers, FEARnet is available on AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios). Feel free to breathe heavily on the line and tell Big Cable you're watching them… then slip back into your normal voice and sternly mention that you won't keep watching unless they bring FEARnet back. Mwahahahaha… And check out the list of upcoming titles on FEARnet that Time-Warner is currently missing out on… after the jump.
Tonight, we are offered a 3hr salute to a show that set the bar high for the numerous procedural hospital dramas to follow: There would be no George Clooney or more John Stamos if not for this show. It ends it's epic 15 season run tonight. An indispensable ER birth after the break.
Tonight's schedule is playing no jokes on you, just a slightly more foolish 'hump day' with another treatment of Lost, a shot of Scrubs, and a promise from South Park to cross the line yet again. Reno 911! also premieres with some fresh faces and probably an ample amount of short shorts. Your preview after the break.
Via The Playlist, Screen Junkies caught wind of ESPN's announcement that it will launch a program in the Fall called "30 for 30," a weekly hour-long series pairing famous filmmakers with sports subjects they care about. We can expect to see Barry Levinson cover the 1984 defection of the Baltimore Colts to Indy, and a Maysles' Bros. film about Muhammed Ali vs. Larry Holmes in '80, among others. Not all have been announced (including the subjects of films from Spike Lee and Richard Linklater), but ScreenJunkies wondered where this series could go…
Ozzy has come back with his family, 'reloaded' in the form of what looks to be the family venturing into Candid Camera and MadTV territory, with a dash of Nickelodeon goop. Also check out the 2 hr biography of America's favorite porn star. Your preview after the break.
Where You've Seen Her: AnnaLynne McCord, has made quite a name for herself (as confusingly spelled as it is) as Naomi on the CW's "90210." She also played Eden Lord on "Nip/Tuck" and can be seen in Fired Up and Day of the Dead. We recommend watching AnnaLynne fire a gun in the latter.AnnaLynne Says: “I know you fantasize about me while you're pumping away on little Miss Jenny Craig.”See photos of AnnaLynne after the jump!!!
Further evidence that TV never dissapoints: Tonight's offering includes a Heroes trip to Mexico (Spring Break woooo), a delousing of Jack Bauer (who's now got nothing to lose), and an important history lesson on awesomely brutal Roman war tactics (Caesar-style). Only complaint: not in 3D (3D rocks). Your preview after (the break).
Well, it was a short but fun run, that Eastbound & Down. The ballad of Kenny Powers was pretty much like a three hour-long movie broken up and strung out over six weeks. And like a good three-hour movie, it's bound to have a deleted scene or two, because anyone who attempts to make a three hour movie realizes at some point they have to cut something. Also, this is TV, so it has something called a time slot. Wait. It's not TV. It's HBO. Watch the deleted scene from this not-TV show or else, in the words of Kenny Powers, "You're f**kin' out!" It's after the jump.
Padma Lakshmi, she of TV's Top Chef and Salman Rusdie-marrying fame, has apparently become the spokesmodel for Hardee's Bacon Western Thickburger, which is going to make a lot of men happy and a lot of normal women hate themselves more than they already do. In her new commercial, Padma sits on the stoop of an NYC brownstone and proceeds to eat the beefy burger in ways that would make a a devout Hindu eunuch sport wood. See the full commercial – and more pics of Padma – after the jump. And if you're a normal woman hating yourself right now, don't feel too bad. I'm sure Padma had her seven personal trainers with spit buckets standing just off-camera for the entire shoot.
Even though there's a hole in our hearts that BSG used to fill, there's plenty of excellent TV packing your weekend schedule with a wdie array of entertainment ranging from Jackass inspired hillbillies to a 'King Baby.' New episodes of Friday Night Lights, Terminator:TSCC, and Breaking Bad are on their regular schedule, with the series premiere of the Thrillbillies and some stand-up hilarity from Mr. Jim Gaffigan on Comedy Central. So quit moping about the end of Battlestar and go get obsessed with any or all these termendous shows! Your preview after the break.
Well, whether you like it or not, the Osbournes are back…with a variety show on FOX. Pretty random, and dare I say unecessary? Check out the the fam tonight as they guest on Jimmy Kimmel. Other than that, it's another solid Thursday night of comedy with The Office and 30 Rock. Your preview after the break.
Tonight's another wizzbang night of Wednesday TV. J.D. finally gets props from Dr. Cox on Scrubs, somebody on the island goes rogue, South Park comments on the financial crisis, and Demetri Martin concludes the first season of his show. Your preview after the break.
One of the most timeless TV characters has to be the little boy in the orange hooded sweatshirt Kenny McCormick, constantly beset by death in any number of ways, whether it be a bitten off-head, sliced in half, or a dreaded STD. And through it all, Parker and Stone have constantly innovated the way this unfortunate youngster kicks the bucket, never once letting the joke become stale or boring or predictable. They structured a movie plot around him, actually killed him for an entire season, then let at least one full season pass by without his death. Nowadays you always look forward to a Kenny death, and it’s in honor of this immortal/mortal little boy that Screen Junkies presents to you the most inventive Kenny deaths of all time.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine mentioning Barack Obama and Limp Bizkit in the same breath, (Try saying Limp Obama Bizkits and tell me it's not fun) but here we are. Pres. Obama is giving another channel hogging Press Conference about toxicity and assets and such. But switch it over to Snoop, he's got the guys from 'Bizkit' talking about their long awaited reunion tour. More nookie after the break.
Well, Battlestar Galactica is over and done with (read Jim Connelly's tear-jerking eulogy here), but Universal and the newly re-branded Syfy Network have already begun bombarding us with shrapnel made in Caprica. Here's one of the clips. Check out the other six after the jump!
An Associated Press report unveiled but moments ago that TV's Stephen Colbert came in first in NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station. The name "Colbert" beat out NASA's four suggested options in the space agency's effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.Of course, this is what happens when you let write-in votes count, especially when week after week, Colbert has proven that his viewers will do anything that he asks them to do, especially if it means getting something named after their idol. [Colbert's 230,539 votes] clobbered Serenity, one of the NASA choices, by more than 40,000 votes. Nearly 1.2 million votes were cast by the time the contest ended Friday. I think Serenity is a totally serviceable name, and I think the Wicked Pictures star whose name all the NASA computer geeks threw into the hat would agree.In fact, this whole thing makes me long for the days when NASA just named their spacecraft after porn stars.
While House takes a breather after the glorious 'killer kitty' episode, 24 is right on point with Bauer on the run from the Feds after being framed for two murders and killing the real culprit, but you know he ain't getting deterred by nothing from finding Jon Voight's Bioweapon! Also, catch some biblical bloodshed on Battles BC, a show that reenacts some excellent warrings from our bloodthirsty ancestors. Another Regis 'I'm a Robot' Philbin somehow appears on 2 Late Night shows tonight as well. Your preview after the break.
The average successful TV show has four or five seasons, a total of 80-90 episodes. At 20 minutes an episode, that’s at least 1600 minutes of entertainment. And that's not including the really popular ones like The Simpsons (20 years) or ER (15 years). That’s a lot of airtime to fill… So, once execs discover a certain kind of show is popular, half a dozen clones will pop up… staple characters are born… then die… then get reincarnated. The circle of life on Television. Some of these recyclable characters have been around for ages, while others have just made their debut in the last ten years or so. (And many of the shows below fall into several categories, but for the sake of variety once a show has appeared in a category it won’t appear again.) So without further ado, Screen Junkies presents… TV’s Top Ten Recyclable Characters. 10. The Drama Queen Doctor
While the series finale of Battlestar Galacica may not come with such a hullabaloo as did with the Seinfeld finale, ScreenJunkies can whole heartedly gurantee you it will be a 100x more satisfying send-off. Is BSG one of the best shows in TV history? So get all your nerdlinger buddies over and throw a big viewing party with Battlestar Bento and Battlestar Cocktails and get Battlestar Drunk. BE WARNED–If you have to record it on your DVR, remember that the finale is 2 HRS and 11 MINUTES LONG. All your other favorites on schedule too (FNL, T:TSCC, BB), but dammit, if you have to watch anything this weekend, make sure it's Battlestar. Your preview after the break.