Friday May 31, 2013

Lots to catch up on today, including a bunch of shows premiering on Sunday night: The KillingFood Network Star, and of course, Princesses: Long Island.  There are a handful of others making their debut this weekend including Top Hooker, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real Houswives of New Jersey, and BBQ Pitmasters.  Set your DVRs accordingly.

Vulture offers up a guide to making peace with The Killing after all of the backlash following the end of season 1 and season 2.

Tracy Morgan has been tapped to star in the FX comedy series pilot Death Pact, from FX Productions. He'll play a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. In.

Why???  NBC said the June 10 and June 17 episodes of its competition series The Voice will jump to two hours. On June 10, at-home voting will begin at the show’s conclusion after the remaining competitors sing for their judges. The finalists will compete one last time June 17 before a champion is crowned the next night.

According to EW and not according to me, "[i]t’s the age-old reality TV debate: Where can the best TV game strategists be found — on Survivor or Big Brother?  Well, that question may finally be answered on the new Reality Gamemasters web series. Debuting June 4 on realitygamemasters.comReality Gamemasters (which was funded through Kickstarter) pits three Survivor finalists (winners John Cochran from Caramoan and Sophie Clarke from South Pacific, as well as Tocantins runner-up Stephen Fishbach) against three Big Brother schemers (last season’s winner Ian Terry as well as former “America’s Player” Eric Stein and “Brigade” member Matt Hoffman). But the battlefield this time is not an island or camera heavy house and hot tub, but rather the ultimate strategy board game — Risk.

Here's a breakdown of who is watching late night TV.  Here are some interesting tidbits: 

"The numbers indicate that Leno’s most loyal viewers are older, skew male, and live far from the coasts.

In an analysis of a stretch that spanned the first five months of this year and used industry-standard numbers provided by NBC, Leno, Letterman, and the ABC host Jimmy Kimmel — who moved from midnight to 11:30 at the beginning of 2013 — showed strengths in different places. Leno won nearly every age group and gender combination, but some were much closer than others. It should be noted that he averages about 3.5 million viewers overall, an indicator of just how far late-night broadcast comedy has fallen: Less than six years ago, he was pulling inover 5 million viewers a week.

In the advertiser-favored 18-to-49 demographic, Leno had a .81 (meaning .81% of TVs on at that time were tuned into his show), while Kimmel took in a .72 and Letterman a .68.

Note: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert actually outpace the broadcast hosts in this demographic; Stewart, on at 11 p.m., had a 1.1.

Tighten the window a bit, to 18 to 34, and you see a sizable shift: Leno leads Kimmel by the slightest of margins — .48 to .47 — while Letterman comes in with a .41.

Kimmel and Leno tie for women 35 to 49, with 1.28 each (Letterman is at 1.15), and Kimmel actually edges Leno with women 18 to 34, with .56 to Leno’s .55. He also wins 18-49, .9 to .89 (Letterman is .79).

Leno dominates among women over 50.

Men, on the other hand, are all Leno’s. He has a .4 to Kimmel’s .38 and Letterman’s .34 among 18- to 34-year-olds, then shoots up to a 1.10 (Letterman at .82, Kimmel .73) in 35 to 49. The 50+ demo is even more skewed."

Here's a slideshow featuring everything Ron Swanson has eaten on all 5 seasons of Parks and Rec.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to turn The Bachelorette into a fantasy game competition, but if you feel compelled to do so, here's a guide for you.