Thursday October 24, 2013

This is an amazing list of 27 actors who got their starts on Miami Vice.  Thanks to the friend who passed this along as it includes name such as Chris Rock, Michael Richards, Ben Stiller and 24 others.  Definitely worth clicking on the link.

Non-TV related, but the price on Michael Jordan's house has come down to $21M

Fox asked writers on The Mindy Project  to tone down the raunchiness.  Regardless, this show has hit its stride and I urge you to get on board.  Here's a great article from last month about how and why the show has become rock solid.

This season of Survivor continues to thrive.  I applaud the producers for this Blood vs. Water twist as it has added a layer to the game that we've never seen before.  And to bring this new layer in during season 27 is something.  Last night [SPOILER ALERT] Jeff Probst threw another twist into the mix by dropping the switcheroo on the players and shuffling up the tribes.  Here's what Probst had to say about the new tribe configuration, and everything else from last night.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has ordered a pilot script for Keenan Ivory Wayans' single camera comedy. The half-hour will look at what happens when the whitest guy in America marries into a sprawling, close knit African-American family.

More from The Hollywood Reporter, this time it's news that Happy Endings alum Eliza Coupe has signed on to a new workplace sitcom on USA.  "The single-camera comedy focuses on Nina (Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a public nervous breakdown after getting passed over for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world's underdogs and she quickly realizes that the law isn't quite as fair as she once thought."  I'm in, sight unseen.

NBC is bringing back the American Comedy Awards.  The show was created by George Schlatter and primarily broadcast on ABC throughout its run from 1987 into the new millenium. Comedy Central broadcast the last one in 2001.

Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic has been serving as the mentor for Adam Levine's team on The Voice.  What I didn't know was how amazingly accomplished Tedder is.  Thanks Wikipedia. 

"Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional actor. He is best known as the frontman of the pop rock band OneRepublic, though he has an independent career as songwriter and producer for various artists such as :Maroon 5, Baby Bash, Kristinia DeBarge, Adele, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, One Direction, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Big Time Rush, B.o.B, Kelly Clarkson, K'naan, Far East Movement, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gavin DeGraw, David Cook, Sebastian Ingrosso, Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, The Wanted, Zedd, Paul Oakenfold and Delta Goodrem."

Pierce Gagnon will play the son of Halle Berry's character in upcoming CBS summer series Extant.  I presume the Washington Redskins are ok with this? 

Scrubbing In premieres tonight on MTV.  I'm hopeful this one is better than Big Tips Texas, but I'm not holding my breath.  The show follows the lives of a group of travel nurses who take a short-term 12 week contract to work at an Orange County Hospital.  If that doesn't pique your interest, maybe this will.