Friday November 22, 2013

Behind the scenes clips of Vince Gilligan on the set of Breaking Bad in case you have ever wondered what a showrunner does.

Co-creator Jody Hill explains the ending of the series finale of Eastbound & Down.

Per EW, "Fox is making a flurry of slightly confusing three-card monte changes to its winter schedule.  The most potentially meaningful shift is that Dads is going away, at least for awhile, despite having a full-season order. Dads will run through Feb. 11. After that, well … Fox won’t use the c-word, but this is what the c-word often looks like when a show’s demise is plotted months in advance. The network is reserving its right to bring the modestly rated freshman comedy back at some point next year.

"As for the rest: You know how Glee is on Thursdays? Now it’s going back to Tuesdays. You know how Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on Tuesdays? It’s still on Tuesdays, but now moving to 9:30 p.m. — that’s the The Mindy Project‘s slot. So is Mindy Project canceled? No. The comedy will have a “winter finale” and will return in April afterBrooklyn finishes up its run (in other words, while both Mindy and Dads are taking a break, Fox currently expectsMindy to return). Also, that new Greg Kinnear drama Rake was going to get a big NFC Championship Game lead-in for its premiere preview; now that sports boost is going to The Following instead. But Rake will have anAmerican Idol lead-in, for whatever that will be worth in the show’s 13 season."

If you are curious to read what Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have to say about How I Met Your Mother and How I Met Your Dad, click here.

An argument for getting rid of the straight to camera sitcom schtick a la The OfficeModern Family, etc.  I disagree.

Per Deadline, "Comedy Central has greenlighted Crazy House, a single-camera comedy pilot written and co-executive produced by stand-up comedians Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein. The project revolves around two friends who, after accidentally sending their boss into a coma via an office prank, successfully plead insanity and are sentenced to an asylum."

Sarah Silverman participated in a Reddit Q&A. She's been making the rounds this week and killing it.

Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone is creating recipes based on popular TV shows.  "His Arrested Development Up In Flames Drunken Banana dessert features two banana halves coated in brown sugar caramel and set ablaze with a float of rum—a nod to the show’s infamous frozen banana stand and that the Bluth family is 'a little bananas,' Stone says.

"House of Cards fans know that lead character Frank is a regular of Freddy’s BBQ Joint; in honor of the fictional spot, Stone whipped up pork baby back ribs, coated in a sticky North Carolina-style sauce made with 'plenty of vinegar, mustard and a touch of heat.'”

Per US Weeklyt's been a devastating week for the crew of TNT reality show Boston's Finest and the Boston Police Department after an officer featured on the series allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

"Boston police officer Pat Rogers, who appeared on seasons one and two of the show, reportedly took his own life just hours before TNT had scheduled a screening of the season 2 premiere, the Boston Herald is reporting. (The Boston screening, which executive producer Donnie Wahlberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino were both expected to attend, was later canceled once producers learned the news of Rogers' death.)"

For whatever it's worth, "HGTV has ordered six additional episodes of Cousins Undercoverstarring John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino.  Produced by Jane Street Entertainment, the new episodes see the cousins enlisting the help of communities to complete a home renovation for an unsuspecting neighbor.

"Meanwhile, Destination America has greenlit a second season of Buying the Bayou, and invested in a third season of Buying Alaska."