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Welcome to the Television Uncovered blog.

My goal on this blog is to make you smile, open your eyes to new shows you might be missing and add my two cents as someone who has worked on a few television shows in my day.

I'll aggregate links as well so feel free to send me anything of interest and I'll be sure to post it.

I'm going to try to give you snippets along the lines of my dinner on Tuesday night at Sur in West Hollywood.  While I didn't expect to see Lisa or even Jax, I was surprisingly satisfied to have had none other than Stassi Schroeder (@stassischroeder) as my waitres.  Vanderpump Rules.  She was very pretty up close and in person and sweet as could be, so much so that she agreed to take a couple of photos with the star hungry table mates of mine.

For some reason my DVR isn't recording new episodes of Southie Rules (http://www.aetv.com/southie-rules/) and I'm going to have to catch up on-line.  This show,along with Vanderpump Rules, are my two guilty pleasures of the moment.  If you're not familiar with Southie Rules, I don't blame you.  Here's the overview of the show per A&E:

This family is one of the few remaining multi-generational Southie clans all living under the same roof of a triple-decker (three-level home). The top floor houses Camille, the family’s matriarch and her ex-husband Walter, both of whom still sleep in the same bed. Down the hall is their youngest son Matt, his girlfriend Jenn and their one-year old, Liana. Matt works part-time at the family’s tattoo shop, but stay-at-home mom Jenn insists he find a real career. On the middle floor is Jon, the eldest son who manages the family’s tattoo shop. Over the past year, Jon has been relegated to the smallest room in the house since Matt became a father.

Just a foot away, in the living room, is Matt’s best friend, Devin, the house’s lovable mooch who sleeps on the family couch most nights. Keeping the family together on the ground floor is Leah, her husband Jarod, and their toddler, Abby. Leah is a housewife with loud opinions, unlike Jarrod, who is much more domestic than his rambunctious wife. Together, this highly entertaining family preserves the Southie way of life and the age-old traditions that come with it.

Family friend Devin is a character worth watching.  He traded 2 hams for use of a lobster boat for a day.  Just sayin . . . .

Yes, I still watch American Idol and The Bachelor.  I don't know why but I can't seem to shake them.  I don't feel the same way about Survivor which, despite being very rote, doesn't get old.  

Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) has a new podcast that is worth a listen.  It's a bit long for my taste but the conversations he's has with the likes of Larry David, Lena Dunham and J.J. Abrams have been excellent.  http://www.earwolf.com/show/by-the-way-in-conversation-with-jeff-garlin/

Pete Wentz is replacing Kimberly Caldwell as the host of Best Ink on Oxygen.  I like this move as this show pales in comparison to Ink Master.  If it ever hopes to climb into the next tier, the change of host was necessary.

Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst and J.D. Roth and Todd Nelson's Eyeworks sold a show to TV Land that will have 5 20-somethings cohabiting with 5 70-somethings.  Call me crazy, but I think this sounds interesting and I'm in for at least 2 episodes.

Speaking of Eyeworks, don't forget to watch Splash on ABC premiering March 19.  I'm sure that won't be the last time I mention that show.  http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/splash

The Real World has landed in Portland.  I'm in.  http://remotecontrol.mtv.com/2013/02/22/real-world-portland-fan-comments/

Ready For Love on NBC?  I've seen the promos.  I was in for on CBS so how am I going to pass on this show?

I need more Shark Tank in my life.  Can we get the pitches that ended up on the cutting room floor on-line on ABC.com?

Jane Lynch has signed on to host Hollywood Game Night on NBC.  I'll pass, although I am "curious" to see which "A-List" celebrities they attract.  

I'm enjoying New Girl more and more each week.  Jake M. Johnson did a great podcast with the Grantland folks.  Check it out here: http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/64802/hollywood-prospectus-podcast-new-girls-jake-johnson

Just watched the Suits season finale.  I can't say enough good things about this show.  Even as a former attorney who wants to puke at the site or smell of a law firm office, I am a huge fan.  Happy to hear it will be back this summer.  In the meantime, enough with the Psych promos USA Network.