Thursday May 2, 2013

The Real World Portland is shaping up to be quite a season thanks in large part to "Hurricane Nia."  Last night's episode revealed that Nia is a gold digging jock sniff who is writing a book on how women can go about scoring professional athletes.

She posted the following on her Facebook page:

"I guess I should prolly throw out a PSA about tonight's episode lol. 

First off, If you've never watched MTV's Real World in the last 100 years (which is justified since the show has sucked ass for the longest) TONIGHT is the night to watch. Trust me. 10 pm EST :)

All I can say is just remember.....you only see 5% of everything that is filmed. I don't feel that I have to defend my actions at all (especially against a raging intoxicated MAN)....but I definitely will make a recap video to explain all the things you don't see. Either way, tonight's episode will be EPIC and is going down in Real World history :) Enjoy.

Hurricane Nia is here. 

And storming the set from here on out. Love you all:)"

If you're not watching this season, get on board.

Speaking of MTV, is anyone planning on watching The Show With Vinny?  The network has been promoting and Vinny has been making the rounds (he was on Seacrest yesterday).  I'm not going to watch or DVR this one, but will be on the lookout for the awful reviews.  Here's one critic's take.

From Deadline, "unscripted TV producer and executive Nick Rigg and Leftfield Entertainment, the production company behind History’s Pawn Stars franchise and Bravo’s The Real Housewives Of New Jersey have formed a new joint venture: Loud TV. The entertainment and production company, based in New York, will create a broad range of unscripted television and digital content, including branded entertainment. It has hired Julian Locke as EVP and Lauren Deen as SVP, lifestyle development. Both executives worked previously with Rigg at Leopard Films USA (House Hunters International), where Rigg was president from 2005 through early 2013, growing the company from a single pilot to producing more than 200 hours of programming a year. 'As a producer and executive for 15 years, it’s been my goal to create a new company that will produce original content across a range of genres, and to assemble a team of nimble, dedicated and highly talented people with the experience and guts to execute their creative visions.' Added Leftfield CEO/producer Brent Montgomery, 'We are excited to follow our recent acquisition of Sirens Media with the establishment of Loud TV, and know that Nick Rigg is the best possible person to lead the charge.'”  

Having worked with both Leopard and Leftfield, I look forward to hearing more from this new venture.

History's competition seriesTop Shot returns for a fifth season on Wednesday, May 29 at 10p withTop Shot All-Stars, as 16 master marksmen from previous seasons face off. Returning champs Iain Harrison, Chris Reed, Dustin Ellerman and Chris Cheng will also take part in the All-Star season.

The New York Times has a long retrospective piece about The Office's finale and its nine-year run on NBC. 

Rob Riggle was fantastic on last night's Modern Family.