Wednesday November 13, 2013

Buzzfeed contends that The Mindy Project is no longer a work in progress, but is now perfection.  I don't disagee one bit.

TBS premieres its new workplace comedy from Bill Lawrence (Ground Floor) tomorrow night.  I mentioned this show when it was first announced, but here's a review of the show's first episode.  My friend is VERY excited about this show and for good reason! 

Howard Stern interviewed Lady Gaga yesterday for almost two hours.  I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga, but this interview is worth a listen if you have some time to kill.

Laura Prepon will actually appear on four episodes of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black, as opposed to only one episode as originally reported.

Jerry Seinfeld and Louis CK talking about the Gettysburg Address?

I have been contacted about finding talent for countless shows and I usually entertain the idea if I think I can find talent would be interested.  Fortunately, I've never wasted much time on the requests I've received about Couples Therpay on VH1.  E! reports that "[t]he cast for the new season was announced today, and it's another stellar list of "celebrities" who will be working with Dr. Jenn Berman to improve their relationships. 

"Usually people who appear on Couples Therapy are, you know, part of a couple. But apparently the woman who has made a plaster mold of her lady parts got stood up by her significant other. Again, if someone who has appeared in something called Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom can't hold onto a man, then we should all truly give up on love if the Doug-Courtney breakup didn't make you already.

"Also appearing on the new season of Couples Therapy, besides Farrah all by her lonesome, are Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armsgrong and fiancé John Bluher, Jon Gosselin (sigh) and girlfriend Liz Jannetta, rapper Ghostface Killah and Kelsey Nykole and Real L Word stars Whitney Mixter and Sada Bettencourt."  

This is now officially the worst cast ever assembled for a show that bills itself as being in the "celebrity space."

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg "have signed on to appear in an unscripted series for A&E Network that will center around their family-owned Hingham, Mass.-based restaurant, Wahlburgers. (A second location is set to open in Toronto early next year.)

"The series, titled Wahlburgers, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the family as well as their restaurant. The show finds Mark and Donnie heading back to their Boston hometown to join forces with their professed 'most talented sibling,' Paul, who serves as executive chief.

"The hamburger restaurant also serves as a hangout for their friends and family, including the real Johnny 'Drama' (Alves) and their mother, Alma, along with other members of the Wahlberg's 'original entourage,' including Henry 'Nacho' Laun and Billy Leonard."

Not gonna lie, I'm probably in on this one.

Speaking of the Wahlberg's, check out one particular show announced yesterday as part of TV Guide Network's new slate:

Rock The Boat: New Kids On The Block: Obsessed fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise for a weeklong party on the high-seas with America’s favorite bands. The first group to headline this all-new series franchise is New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest bands in music history.

TMI: This quick-witted and fun show will deliver the top stories in Hollywood and entertainment through the lens of celebrity tweets and posts. 

Watch! Magazine TV Project: Part travel show, part celebrity biography, part high fashion, this original series goes behind the scenes of CBS’s Watch! Magazine as it takes TV’s biggest stars to the world’s most exotic destinations for shoots with the world’s best photographers. 

Celebrity Celebrity: Based on the popular parlor game, this lively show will feature two teams of celebrity contestants as they compete to guess famous names based on their teammates’ clues, and rack up money for their favorite charities. 

Have You Scene My Room: Hosted by Joe Maddalena, the industry’s leading authority on Hollywood memorabilia, this home makeover series transforms a superfan’s entire room into a real-life Hollywood tribute to his or her favorite movie or television show. 

Tour Wars: Underneath the perceived glitz and glamour of Hollywood Boulevard is an underbelly of competitive and hungry tour-giving vendors who are willing to go to extremes in order to cash in on excitable tourists. 

The Story Behind (working title): Viewers will get an inside look at some of the most successful shows in television history. Featuring award-winning shows like Friends and ERThe Story Behind will reveal stories straight from the set and feature exclusive interviews with cast, producers and television executives such as Steven Spielberg, Warren Littlefield, John Wells and Neal Baer. 

Vulture interviewed MasterChef Junior winner Alexander Weiss.  

"How did you decide what to make for that entree?
I make gnocchi at home. I knew that if I were to get to the finale, I wanted to make something that is my passion at home, and that would be fresh pasta. So I made gnocchi with a sage-infused butter sauce and shallots with some thyme and lemon. I knew I wanted to use some kind of protein, something that was challenging. A veal chop is hard to get at the perfect temperature because it's a little bit different than filet mignon or steak; the temperature is not necessarily medium rare or rare like steak can be. It's got to be a certain temperature. And who doesn't love gnocchi and veal chops?"

Per EW, "Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki’s new comedy project just got a pilot order at Fox.  Fox has made a pilot commitment to Here’s Your Damn Family, a multi-cam comedy about a 'a mom who’s been single for two decades traumatizes her stunted 30-something son with a little surprise — she just got married and her new husband and his three teenage children are about to move in.'”