Monday July 15, 2013

I watched the first few episodes of Orange Is The New Black  on Netflix.  Terrific start.  I highly recommend it if you're a Netflix subscriber.  

On the flipside of that, I somehow landed on a show called Pregnant & Dating  on WE.   I actually can see how this might be a compelling pitch where a number of single pregnant women look for love.  I get it. However, it was cast and produced incredibly poorly to the point where I had to move on after about 5 minutes.

I also caught Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls .  This is a ripoff of a bunch of shows and is not something I'm endorsing.  It's a little Amazing Race  with a little Survivor  sprinkled with what feels like some Fear Factor  and Love In The Wild .  And it takes very few, if any, of the highlights of the aforementioned shows.  The one plus is that they made contestants drink a combo of their own urine mixed with some muddy water.  

If you're not watching Ray Donovan  on Showtime, get on board (despite last night's snooze fest).  This show looks like it will have some staying power.  Executive Producer Mark Gordon sat down with The Wrap  to talk about what he feels is the "ultimate water cooler show."

Rest in peace Cory Monteith.

Jenny McCarthy has officially joined The View .

Here's a good read if you're a fan of Ira Glass and This American Life .

From Vulture , "After years as the living emblem of the downside of fame, Lindsay Lohan has officially agreed to film a reality show for Oprah's cable network OWN. According to EW, Lohan will star in an "eight-episode docu-series that will follow the actress as she works to rebuild her career and stay healthy." The show is scheduled to air next year, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men and deeply troubled 27-year-olds: They often go awry. Lohan will also have a sit-down heart-to-heart with Oprah that will tape and air in August, because after drug rehab comes career rehab. It's practically one of the steps."

In a re-team with Ghost Adventures‘ Zak Bagans, Travel Channel has ordered Netherworld, a one-hour special that follows Bagans down into the Paris catacombs. The network has also greenlit new series Sturgis: 24/7 which will focus on South Dakota’s 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Further, the net is developing Celebrity Layover, a new series to feature famous folk giving a local perspective on a destination they know and love. 

If you're into pirate shows, check out a preview of Starz' new show Black Sails.