Friday October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween.

The Meredith Vieira Show has already been picked up for a second season.  Congrats.

The Colbert Report will shut it down on December 18.

Evidently I need to start listening to the Serial podcast.  "Serial is a new podcast from the makers of This American Life, and Sarah Koenig, its executive producer and host, spends much of the first episode going over the basics of the case on which the show’s going to spend its first season — that of Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore County, Maryland, who was murdered on January 13, 1999. Her ex-boyfriend and classmate Adnan Syed was arrested six weeks later and eventually found guilty. He continues to protest his innocence, and has spent most of the past 15 years in maximum security prison. Lee’s death, Syed’s conviction, and the wealth of other captivating details surrounding the pair and their community are being explored week-to-week over the course of Serial’s so far terrific first season."  Subscribing now . . . 

I tried watching MTV's Slednecks last night (don't ask).  Unwatchable.  I didn't make it to the second commercial break.  Not that you had any intention of watching this twaddle, but I'm here to spare you from wasting a second of your time.

Great American Country is premiering two new shows next month: Carnival Eats, focused on far-out festival food,  and restoration series Barn Hunters.  SMH.

Joining Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell on season two of HBO drama True Detective are Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Kelly Reilly (Black Box), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) and Michael Irby (The Unit).  I tip my cap to you if you know who are familiar with any of those four people.

Here's a link with some things you probably didn't know about Family Guy, including: "Seth MacFarlane was scheduled to be on Flight 11 which later crashed into the North Tower Trade Center building. Why did Seth miss his flight? - he had to much to drink the night before Sept 10, 2001."  Or that "Bonnie Swanson was pregnant for 7 years on the show Family Guy she finally had her daughter who they named Susie. Bonnie and Joe also have and older son named Kevin Swanson who was a solider that faked his own death while serving in Iraq War."

Per Deadline, "CBS has put in development a comedy written by Dan Kopelman (Rules Of Engagement, Malcolm In The Middle), which he is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment for Warner Bros. TV.  The untitled multi-camera project revolves around four best friends from college who are still living together as bachelors 10 years after graduation."  In.

EW has "your first look at Party Down South 2—also from the producers of Jersey Shore!—and the eight monsters of mayhem that will take Biloxi, Miss., by storm. The exclusive sneak-peek trailer  offers up two-and-a-half minutes of yelling, twerking, kicking, punching, slip-n-sliding, watermelon-crushing, toilet-tumbling, drink-hoisting, kissing, crying, hugging, chugging, muddin’, and a host of other activities that these kids will probably regret in the morning. As self-described ladies’ man Bradley notes: 'When you get this many rednecks together, s— can go sour real quick.'

"But don’t worry, there are a few sweet, affirming moments too, like when Ashton, a preacher’s daughter, praises drama stirrer Raven: 'You have the most powerful vagina I have ever seen!'"  Click on the above link at your own risk.

Per Variety, "Fox is looking to the animal kingdom for high drama, cutting a deal to adapt the best-selling nonfiction book Zoobiquity into a series.

Bones alum Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier are penning the adaptation of the 2012 book about the links between animals and human health issues by cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and health writer Kathryn Bowers. That foursome will exec produce, with Spencer Medof also on board as EP.

"The 20th Century Fox TV series will revolve around a dynamic group of doctors helping to treat patients by searching for correlations in the animal world. Project has a script-plus-penalty order from the network."

"Seinfeld’s online video shorts in his Crackle show Comedian In Cars Getting Coffee have scooped up lots of awards in the Internet space over their first four seasons, and the whole project seems to be keeping zillionaire Jerry as entertained as his audiences.

"Now Crackle’s released the trailer for Season 5, which launches online in a week, at mid-day on Nov. 6. Guests this season include Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Miranda Sings and Ali Wentworth.

"Also worth noting: some truly exquisite vintage cars (and a boat!) carrying the comedians to their designated cuppa Joe. They’re worth the price of admission alone (though technically, these are available online for free through Crackle)."

According to The Wrap, "Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker is coming back for Season 8 with a slew of Hollywood clients who all turn to Patti Stanger for help finding true love.

"The season premiere will see Stanger working with Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn. Blogger Perez Hilton, TLC's Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas and TMZ's Max Hodges are also in need of Stanger's match-making services, but it comes with her patented straight talk.

"'If you can get pus*y on every street corner in America, then what the fu*k do you need me for?' Stanger shouts at Hodges in a new trailer released Thursday.

"Bravo will also bring in some of their own stars as clients and experts, including Shahs of Sunset personality Reza Farahan, Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline and Chris Manzo, and more.

“'I have worked with celebs off camera for years,' Stanger said. 'I'm so excited to pull back the curtain and show viewers that the Hollywood elite want love just like we do!'

"There's a new face on Stanger's dream team this year. Candace Smith will serve as the Director of Recruiting while David Cruz returns as Director of Matchmaking."  Way to ruin another show with D-list celebs.  Kudos Bravo!