Wednesday May 1, 2013

According to Vulture, ABC and production partner Sony Pictures Television recently shot a pilot for You're Booked, a talent competition in which aspiring acts vie for a guaranteed gig at a major performance venue. Based on a format created by Sony's U.K.-based Gogglebox Entertainment and produced by 310 Entertainment, You're Booked will give would-be headliners the chance to audition for a panel of four top talent bookers, all of whom have the ability to put the performers in concert halls, clubs, or showrooms.

Chris Hardwick is getting a late night talk show on Comedy Central.  According to Entertainment Weekly, "[t]he 41-year-old comedian, who got his start hosting MTV’s dating show Singled Out in the mid ’90s, already produces his weekly Nerdist podcast, hosts AMC’s Walking Dead companion talk show Talking Dead, hosts a weekly Nerdist chat show on BBC America, runs Los Angeles’s Nerdist Theater, and voices one of the title characters on Nickelodeon’s upcoming cartoon Sanjay and Craig. And later this year, he’ll add another line to his resume: EW has confirmed that Comedy Central will launch a Hardwick-hosted late night show to air after The Colbert Report four nights a week, starting this fall."  Congratulations.

In the spirit of popular fishing reality shows Rivers Monsters and Hillbilly Handfishin‘ comesTop Hooker, where the world’s best anglers are pitted against each other for out-of-the-box fishing challenges. The provocatively titled show, sure to lure channel surfers, will have anglers capturing fish using only their mouths, zipline fishing and catching fish that are nearly invisible to the naked eye.  Interesting choice of title.

More from Entertainment Weekly with some behind the scenes action from New Girl.

The remaining episodes of Ready For Love are making their way on-line.  Amazon is offering you the opportunity to watch these episodes, which NBC pulled from its schedule for $2.99 each.  Yeah right.  If you're interested stick to NBC.com where they're free.

Evidently, Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford is broke.  The divorced mother of two, who says she’s living at a friend’s apartment out of necessity, said in an exclusive sit-down with E! News that she has “spent every penny. Every penny from Gossip Girl, my pension, my stocks has been spent fighting for my children. ”Rutherford’s two kids, 6-year-old son Hermes and 3-year-old daughter Helena, live in Monaco with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch—and their mom, who has joint legal custody, has been exhausting her options to try and get them relocated back to the U.S. A judge ruled last August that they should live primarily with their dad and Giersch no longer has a visa allowing him to reside in the States.