Tuesday August 6, 2013

We were put out of our misery last night with the finale of The Bachelorette .  SPOILER ALERT, she picked Chris and I have the over/under of how many days this lasts at 105.  We were also treated to the news that Juan Pablo is going to be the next Bachelor .  This comes as surprise to no one as ABC did a terrible job of keeping this a secret.  The package dedicated to Juan Pablo on The Men Tell All was disproportionately long as compared to the air time he got on this past season.  I will say that the only thing working in his favor is that he's friends with X Games Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers.  That at least gets him some street cred.

Come on ABC, it's time to announce season 2 of Splash .  The temporary diving fad isn't going anywhere.  The Hollywood Reporter says that "U.K. TV networks company ITV said Tuesday that its channel ITV2 has ordered a travel reality show with Olympic diver Tom Daley.

"The show from production firms Twofour and GroupM Entertainment has the working title Tom Daley Takes On The World and will follow 'the traveling adventures of the diving sensation as he embarks on a whistle-stop backpacking trip,' the firm said.

"The British TV giant's flagship network ITV previously featured the 19-year-old athlete on reality diving show Splash! The new show announcement comes as Daley, one of the U.K. stars of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, has been looking for further opportunities in the entertainment world, particularly on TV."

Per Dadline.com, Spike TV has greenlit Catch A Contractor, a new half-hour unscripted series hosted by Adam Carolla who serves as a vigilant watchdog to homeowners who have been cheated by a contractor and left with an unfinished disaster. In addition to being a TV and radio personality, Carolla apparently also is a passionate master carpenter who easily identifies shoddy, inferior work. Each episode will follow Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, investigator Allison Bedell, as they seek retribution for wronged homeowners. Carolla and the Bedells hunt down and confront unscrupulous builders, drag them back to their construction disasters, and make them finish the job right. Spike TV has ordered 10 episodes which begins production this fall and will premiere in spring 2014.  HLN has his EXACT same show in development.  The difference is that they won't have to get these contractors to sign off.  Good luck to Spike on that.

EW.com reports that "MTV has ordered 12 episodes of a new docu-soap series following a group of virgins. This as-yet-untitled show follows the lives of several abstinent young people (ages 18 to 25) trying to handle their love lives, parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations. Throughout each episode, MTV chronicles v-card-carrying cast members from across the country, all 'plagued with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it.'

"The show will include messaging from MTV’s Peabody-winning 'It’s Your (Sex) Life' campaign, which aims to empower young people to make better decisions about their sexual health."

Other MTV gems which were just green lit: MTV’s House of Food, a cooking competition for young aspiring chefs; the munchie-based cooking competition Snackdown; and The Ex and the Why, in which exes confront past issues and try to make amends. 

Check out this interview with Lake Bell about her upcoming directorial debut In A World  (which she also wrote).

Someone is making a case for Louis Litt and Katrina getting together on Suits .

Zooey Deschanel talked to Vulture about the upcoming season of New Girl .

Check out these auditions for The Office , including Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, and Eric Stonestreet.