Friday November 21, 2014

A preview of tonight's Shark Tank.

The Hello Ladies movie premieres on HBO tomorrow night.  Here's a sneak peak.

Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones and Jon Hamm are all set to appear on the upcoming final season of Parks & Recreation.

EW talked to Joey McIntyre about The McCarthys.

Thanks to my sister for turning me on to Serial, which is the most engrossing podcast to which I have ever listened.  I posted an article about it a couple of weeks ago, but cannot more highly recommend that you give this one a listen.

Science Channel gave the go-ahead to All-American Makers, a competition offering amateur inventors the opportunity to put their home-made products to the test with experts and the public. Produced by Bray Entertainment, series is slated for a January debut.  Congrats Chris.

Per Deadline, "ABC and producer Mark Gordon are betting on comedian Iliza Shlesinger as the next strong female comedy voice in primetime. The network has put in development Forever 31, a comedy written by and starring Shlesinger, which will be produced by ABC Studios and studio-based Mark Gordon Co. Shlesinger has teamed on the project with one of the top female comedy writers of the past 15 years, Sex And The City alumna Cindy Chupack.

"Based on Shlesinger’s comedy, Forever 31 follows Shlesinger, playing a version of herself, as a 31-year-old comedian who, along with her best friends, struggle with the daily absurdities and indignities of becoming an adult. The title stems from the comedian’s age, 31, and appears to play off the name of the popular clothing store chain Forever 21."

Tracking viewership numbers on Amazon and Netflix.  "Nielsen hasn’t issued a press release or statement about its plans, but according to the Journal, starting next month, the company will use its existing in-home metering devices to analyze audio patterns of Netflix and Amazon Prime shows, and then use that information to come up with a metric for how many people are streaming said shows. This tech doesn’t require the subscription-video companies to give their permission, the paper noted. It’s also not comprehensive, since Nielsen’s audio gimmick doesn’t yet work on mobile devices such as iPads or cell phones. This is no small detail: One industry insider familiar with the streaming space says a substantial percentage of Netflix and Amazon viewership takes place via mobile, more so than for traditional broadcast and cable networks. Whatever numbers Nielsen comes up will be incomplete until the company figures out a way to count mobile streams. (The Journal says Nielsen is 'working' on that.)"

AMC has finally given Better Call Saul a debut date(s). On February 8 at 10:00 PM., the network will unveil the premiere episode. The very next night at 10:00 PM, the second episode will be unleashed. Subsequent episodes will air in the show’s regular Mondays-at-10:00 PM slot.  Don't let us down Vince Gilligan.  Here's the latest :30 trailer:

TBS has pulled the plug on its sitcom "Sullivan & Son" after three seasons on the network, Deadline reports.  With Men at Work also canceled and Cougar Town in its final season, TBS' only remaining original comedy is Ground Floor, which is returning for a second season in 2015.  At least they're getting something right.  Here's an updated scorecard for you (courtesy of Zap2It):

Canceled shows
A to Z (NBC)
Bad Judge (NBC)
Dallas (TNT)
Franklin & Bash (TNT)
Manhattan Love Story (ABC)
The Millers (CBS)
Perception (TNT) 
Selfie (ABC) 
Sullivan & Son (TBS) 
Utopia (FOX)
Witches of East End (Lifetime)

Shows in their final season
Cougar Town (TBS) - premieres Jan. 6, 2015
Falling Skies (TNT) - premieres summer 2015
The Game (BET) - premieres early 2015
Glee (FOX) - premieres early 2015
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) - premiered Nov. 5, 2014
Justified (FX) - premieres January 2015
Lost Girl (Syfy) - premieres in 2015
The Mentalist (CBS) - premieres Nov. 30, 2014; series finale Feb. 18, 2015
The Newsroom (HBO) - series finale Dec. 14, 2014
Nurse Jackie (Showtime) - premieres in 2015
Parenthood (NBC) - series finale January 2015
Parks and Recreation (NBC) - premieres early 2015
Sons of Anarchy (FX) - series finale Dec. 9, 2014
Two and a Half Men (CBS) - series finale spring 2015
White Collar (USA) - series finale Dec. 11, 2014

Per Deadline, "TLC is reviving the fashion genre on its lineup and bringing back Stacy London, in Love, Lust Or Run, debuting on Friday, January 23 at 9 PM. This time she’ll strip down over-the-top women; 12 episodes have been ordered from True Entertainment.

"In every half-hour episode,  viewers will be introduced to a woman dedicated to outrageous fashion, after which London will peel away the hair extensions, too-much-makeup, etc. and give them a makeover. Episodes will culminate with London asking strangers on the street to rate the woman’s transformed as 'Love' 'Lust' or 'Run' — hence the show name.

"London was one of the two co-hosts of What Not To Wear, and the only one to survive the show’s entire run. Wayne Scot Lukas was her co-host for the first season and Clinton Kelly thereafter. In the show, the style couple would ambush unsuspecting fashion-less folk who’d been nominated for a makeover by friends, co-workers and/or family. What Not To Wear premiered on January 18, 2003 and became one of TLC’s flagship shows. TLC canceled the show in 2013 after 10 seasons, making it one of the longest-running makeover shows on TV."

Per TMZ, "The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing Baywatch star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.

"The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property. 

"We're told Fleiss -- who also produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.  Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick."