Friday November 1, 2013

Not one link to a celebrity costume picture is anywhere to be found in this blog.  You're welcome. 

Per Entertainment Weekly, "Ellie Kemper is officially returning to NBC: The Office actress will star in a new sitcom written and produced by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

"The network has ordered straight-to-series 13 episodes of new comedy for next fall. The series will center on a woman (Kemper) who 'escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.' 

I missed this last week, but congratulations to JD Roth, Todd Nelson and Brand Pindvic.  "Opposite Worlds, which had been in the works at Syfy for a year, has received a formal green light for a January 21, 2014 premiere. The competition reality series, based on the Chilean format Mundos Opuestos, will air 12 episodes over six weeks, with the second weekly episode featuring a live element — a first for a Syfy reality series. Opposite Worlds, from Extreme Weight Loss producer Eyeworks USA, pits 14 people who face off in opposing teams in a house separated into two distinctly different worlds: one past and one future, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. A glass wall divides the house into the two environments, allowing the teams to watch, envy and dread each other’s every move. Cast members compete in a series of challenges, with viewers weighing in in real time on social media, affecting the outcome of each player’s fate."

Here's a Q&A with University of Illinois alum Nick Offerman who had this to say about the alleged upcoming hiatus for Parks & Recreation : 

"We never know what fate NBC has in store for us from one week to the next. They're doing their best to figure out a new batting order, and we don't take it as any sort of slight to our home-run-hitting ability. We hope the team will continue to prosper; we'll enjoy a few weeks on the bench and then come out swinging."  How diplomatic.

And here's an interview with Offerman's co-star Aziz Ansari.  

One more Parks & Recreation link, this one with some fictional Halloween candies.  I think I'd go for some Blood Orphans or a Swag Bar.

Buzzfeed offers up 30 ways to tell you haven't gotten over the fact that Breaking Bad  is never coming back.  This list hits deep.

Are people really going to watch The Returned on Sundance Channel?  It sure seems to be getting a lot of buzz for a show that shouldn't be crossing my radar.

Per Deadline, "[a]nother daytime player is entering the fray for fall 2014. Following a successful four-week test on seven Fox owned-and-operated stations this past summer, Warner Bros TV Distribution/Telepictures’ syndicated daytime panel talk show 
The Real  will get a nationwide rollout next fall with the Fox TV Stations as a launch group. Additionally, the show, hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai and executive produced by Sally Ann Salsano (Jersey Shore), will get a second window on BET following the model of The Wendy Williams Show, which also airs on the Fox stations after a successful summer test run, as well as on BET."  I can say with 1,000% certainty that I will NEVER watch one second of this nonsense. 

 Should Olivia Pope become pregnant just because Kerry Washington is pregnant?  Frankly, I don't care, but evidently a lot of people do.

There have been rumors floating around that Kerry Washington is a lesbian? 

Of greater interest is Vulture's interview with Scandal 's Darby Stanchfield (Abby).

I had no idea this is what went on with Netflix customer service.

Or what it's like to be a Super Reviewer for Amazon

Jon Stewart is brilliant