Friday June 28, 2013

Andy Greenwald has an interesting piece on "pilot season." 

If you're a Duck Dynasty  fan, Yahoo reports that "Alan Robertson, the oldest of Phil and Kay's four sons, is finally joining the hit A&E reality series in Season 4 starting in August. And he's bringing a new look with him: Alan is clean-shaven and tends to wear suits instead of camo, unlike the other men in the family."

Here's an interview with Parenthood's Monica Potter.

Great nugget from Buzzfeed with 18 celebrities who had short-lived talk shows.  The list includes: Gabrielle Carteris and ALF.  Here's the complete list. 

Tycoon businessmen and philanthropists Steve Tisch and John Paul DeJoria are joining ABC's Shark Tank, when it returns for its fifth season this fall. Tisch, Chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Giants and partner at Escape Artists Productions, and DeJoria, a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patron Spirits Company, will be featured guests on the series, joining the Sharks to give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.   This is not surprising news in light of the conversation I recently had with Robert Herjavec where he alluded to the fact that he was spent from his time on the US version of the show (he is also a fixture on the Canadian version).  Production takes place over about a 28-day period and the follow up with all of the companies is "exhausting."

DIY Network will ambush homeowners nationwide during its fourth annual Crash Week. The weeklong marathon, which begins Monday, July 8, features House Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Josh Temple; Yard Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw; Bath Crashers hosted by licensed contractor and designer Matt Muenster; and Kitchen Crashers hosted by interior designer Alison Victoria. Each night from 8p to 12a, the four hosts will visit local residents in cities across the country to turn simple renovations into stunning makeovers. Also debuting on Sunday, July 14 at 7p, DIY's one-hour special The Ultimate Crash brings all the shows' hosts together for an exciting surprise home makeover. If you're going to watch any of these shows, make sure it's Kitchen Crashers .  Alison Victoria is fantastic.

Check out these rare photos from the Seinfeld  finale.  Also, have a listen to Jerry's sit down with Howard Stern earlier this week.  It's an hour and a half, but interesting and insightful if you have the time to kill.

Sears, Kmart and Walgreens have cut ties with Paula Deen.  How many sponsors did she have?   The Wrap projects how much her misstep has cost her.

Big Brother  should be business as usual.  Nice job of casting some good looking faces and what looks like a disproportionately high number of dummies.