Friday September 13, 2013

Per Deadline , "Bravo Media has greenlighted limited half-hour unscripted series The People’s Couch  to air Sundays at 11:30 PM on October 6, October 13 and October 20. Based on the UK show, Gogglebox, The People’s Couch features real people watching and commenting on popular shows and news from the past week. The series will focus on the Fall television season by showcasing avid TV watchers in their homes, as they laugh, cry, talk, gasp, and scream at their TVs watching the network’s new and returning shows. Each episode will feature the same homes — whether it is a group of sorority sisters doing their nails or grandparents watching with their technology-obsessed grandchildren. The People’s Couch is a funny, unfiltered comment on America’s current TV viewing habits,” said Bravo’s VP development Lara Spotts. The People’s Couch is produced by Studio Lambert and All3Media America with Executive Producers: Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Tania Alexander and Aliyah Silverstein.

Lifetime has given a six-episode order to the reality show Million Dollar Shoppers, revolving around the personal shoppers who tend to the buying needs of the rich and famous.

"Each hour-long episode will revolve around three personal shoppers who struggle to meet the fashion needs of their well-to-do and often high-maintenance clients, putting their pride, reputations and commissions on the line to successfully cater to the demands of the privileged moneybags who’ve hired them."  Gross.

On the positive side of greenlighting, CBS has ok'd another season of Big Brother  on the heels of perhaps the worst season in recent memory.  SPOILER: we are now stuck with either Ginamarie, Spencer or Andy winning it all?  McRae pissed his chances away after not winning the veto (BTW Andy, it's not vee toe, it's veto).  I guess I'm rooting for Ginamarie.  Gross.

Parenthood   returns in less than 2 weeks (9/26) so I figured it might be a good time to share a quick preview of season 5.  Enjoy. 

Sinead O'Connor (yes, she's still around) recently had the letters 'B' and 'Q' tattooed on her face

The Situation did a candid interview with the AP (as reported in Salon ), during which he opened up about his addiction to prescription medication.  He said that he "realized he had an addiction problem on a trip to Australia in February 2012.

"He ran out of a prescription to treat an injury suffered during a 2010 stint on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

“'All I had to do was get dressed for a family function and I couldn’t do that,' Sorrentino said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. 'The shirt was laid out, the belt, the pants, everything. The shower was on. I couldn’t even get out of bed,' he said. Then he thought, 'If I can’t do that how am I going to continue?'”

Flavorwire  has listed the 50 "essential films about high school"  It's a rather lengthy list, but quite good as I have seen most of them.  However, they are listed alphabetically which decreases the value of any list.  Have some balls and rank em.
 
Next week marks the finale of what has been a very subpar and ho hum season for Suits .  This week might have marked a new low point when Harvey suggested that he, Louis Litt (great coffee mug, so kudos there), this Genoplous (sp?) character and his right hand man all jump on a plane to go to Chicago to have dinner with Michael Jordan.  I actually did some research to see if the writing staff had been overhauled, but sadly it has not.  Aaron Karosh has written 36 of the show's episodes, or, in other words, all of them.  Clean it up Aaron!
 
 
The CW is developing a drama about a transgender teenager.  According to DeadlineZE is a "raw, quirky family drama" centering on an FTM kid in Texas whose transition becomes a point of public controversy and throws his dysfunctional family into disarray. The show was written by playwright Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant) and should it go to air would be the first series with a trans lead character.