Monday June 10, 2013

The Friday Night Lights reunion took place in Austin, TX this weekend.  Cast members and writers were present to interact with fans and EW has summarized some of the highlights here.

In perhaps what can be considered an all time TV low, the Wrap is reporting that "Insane Clown Posse are coming to television.  The hip-hop duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope -- who call their fans ninjas and captivated the internet with the video Miracles -- are getting a new show on Fuse, Insane Clown Posse Theater.  They shot in New York City on Sunday outside the People's Improv Theater, where your humble correspondent happened to be walking. (I also exchanged a friendly nod with Shaggy 2 Dope.)  ICP previously had an online show at Fuse.tv. In the new series, they will weigh in on music and popular culture, as well as offer comedy sketches and interviews with special guests. Insane Clown Posse Theater is produced by Fuse and is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 24th."

1.5 million people tuned into the premiere of The Hero  on TNT on Thursday.  I was one of them and found the show to be pretty enjoyable out of the gates.  As I mentioned weeks ago, production budgets on this show were astronomical for a cable show and it came through in this first episode.  The Rock was pretty good as a first time reality show host and the sheer size of the challenges should be enough to get you to tune in for at least a segment this week.

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I implore you to watch Maron  on IFC.  Marc Maron is fantastic, the guest stars have been great and it's a show that should not be overlooked.  Here's a recap of this past Friday's episode in case you're curious as to what you're missing. 

If you haven't seen the photoshop job done to Melissa McCarthy on her new movie poster, this is worth a quick look. 

Former NFL WR and reality TV show competitor Chad Johnson is heading to the clink for 30 days. 

Here's what happens when six Emmy contenders -- Matthew Carnahan, (Showtime's House of Lies); Greg Daniels, (NBC's The Office); Bruce Helford, (FX's Anger Management); Liz Meriwether, (Fox's New Girl); Steve Molaro, (CBS' The Big Bang Theory); and Mike Schur, NBC's Parks and Recreation) -- gathered together to discuss their craft.  It's worth a read.