Friday August 2, 2013

Impractical Jokers  returned last night on TruTV.  There's something about this show that I find hilarious.  Last night marked the beginning of season 3, so evidently, I'm not alone. 

On the flip side, The Hero  crowned its first winner last night.  The finale was a combo results show/reunion and it got pretty Housewives -esque with a lot of snarky banter amongst the contestants.  I don't know anyone else who watched the show so I'm guessing the odds of a season 2 aren't terribly high.

Where are they now?  Remember Justin Guarini?  He was the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson on season 1 of American Idol .  Well, he's still a professional recording artist and his website says he's an "entertainer and lover of life."  He just shot a short film called Vampire Blues, has joined the cast of the Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, and posted this gem on Twitter: "I just found out there's such a thing as 'Scrotal Tongue'  "

Bravo has ordered a third season of Million Dollar Listing New York.  The news comes on the heels of Wednesday night's season two finale, which hit a series high of 1.6 million total viewers and 829,000 adults 18-49.  I've said this before but I could watch hours of this show.  It's not terribly inventive but Frederik, Ryan and Luis are interesting enough to hold my interest. 

People magazine is reporting that Jennifer Lopez is "very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season."  Zzzzzzzzzzz.

An article in support of binge watching Orphan Black. 

Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise the role of CTU systems analyst and Bauer confidante 
Chloe O'Brian in 24: LIve Another Day, airing on Fox next spring.  After joining 24 in Season 3, she had the second-most episodes of any actor in the show's eight-season history.

I wonder why HGTV continues to burn off episodes of Selling New York, Selling Los Angeles  and Selling London  before 9am on Thursday mornings.  If anyone can shed some light on this, the floor is yours.

If you've ever wondered how to walk across hot coals, look no further.

As we prepare for the return and end of Breaking Bad , Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul remind everyone where the series left off.  The 3:00 video will do enough to get you ready, presuming you're not already.