Tuesday March 11, 2014

The Juan Pablo era crashed and burned on the final lap last night as he sealed his fate as the absolute worst selection as the Bachelor or Bachelorette in the show's history.  SPOILER ALERT (and if you're avoiding finding out what happened last night you should reevaluate things as a whole): Clare told Juan Pablo off after he didn't select her, which is rare in this format, and then the After The Final Rose took things to a new level in terms of awkwardness.  Why sum it up myself when so many other people have so eloquently done so?    

Per the Washington Post, "it was entirely too obvious during the finale that Juan Pablo truly got under the producers’ skin with his total nonchalance with the process and refusal to spill details.

It’s an interesting debate, and one that played out in a nasty way as veteran host Chris Harrison, frustrated by the lack of information from Juan Pablo and Nikki, grilled them at length about their relationship. Harrison, who could barely hide his disdain during an angry back-and-forth, basically accused Juan Pablo of ruining the show by not playing the game correctly. He repeatedly hit on the most sensitive subject: The fact that Nikki had told Juan Pablo she loved him during the finale in St. Lucia, and he hadn’t said it back. (He replied “thank you” and gave her a kiss on the forehead)"

An argument in favor if Juan Pablo being the most hated Bachelor ever.  Near impossible to refute.

Here's a more detailed recap.

And a more curt summary for good measure.

Oh and by the way, as expected, Andi Dorfman is the new Bachelorette.

Elisabeth Moss opens up about her failed marriage to Fred Armisen.

Check out this new trailer for season 2 of Orphan Black (which premieres April 19 on BBC America):

EW sat down with Mike Judge to talk about his new HBO show Silicon Valley, which premieres April 6.

Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Mindy Project) did a Reddit AMA yesterday.  Definitely worth the read.  Who knew that Howerton's favorite show growing up was "The Fall Guy. I loved that show. I originally wanted to be a stuntman. I wanted to jump off buildings and motorcycles off of shit."

Josh Duhamel has signed on to Vince Gilligan's Battle Creek.

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Sean Combs offered $200M to buy Fuse TV.  There are probably a few better uses for that kind of money if I had to guess.

Per Real Screen, "ESPN is combining the resources of ESPN Films, Bill Simmons’ Grantland and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight under a new umbrella content unit called Exit 31, in an initiative aimed at experimenting with subjects, formats, editorial approaches and platforms to complement the net’s storytelling abilities.

"Exit 31 - named for the exit that leads to ESPN’s Bristol headquarters – has a slate of initial projects that includes FiveThirtyEight Films, a collaboration between FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films to create short- and long-form films; Grantland’s The Finish Line, an exclusive series on basketball player Steve Nash’s return to the Lakers; ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Soccer Stories (pictured above) and ongoing 30 for 30 Shorts; the recently announced documentary series Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil, which follows the U.S. men’s soccer team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil; and a new Grantland video podcast network."

President Obama appeared on Between Two Ferns.

Justin Bieber quotes turned into New Yorker cartoons.

A review of Bravo's Only Dating Rituals Of The American Male, which sucks by the way.

An "exclusive" clip from tonight's Are You The One?

Non-TV related, but here's an article with a list of recording artists whose best-known songs are actually covers.  Who knew "Cum On Feel The Noize" was a cover?

Per Variety, "@SummerBreak, is a reality series about kids ripping through their last summer before college, and can be viewed only by using social media. It sounds like an experiment. As the program enters its second season, however, its backers hope to turn it into a familiar and expected piece of entertainment.

"Casting has begun for the show, which is produced by The Chernin Group, Omnicom Group ad agency BBDO and telecommunications giant AT&T, and aims to harness the attention younger consumers devote to social-media sites and the increasing ease with which they use such venues to watch video content. The series is slated to surface in mid-June on such outlets as Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram, expanding for its new run to photo-messaging app SnapChat and video-sharing service Vine.

"The producers said the first season generated 10 million 'engagements,' which encompass viewers reacting in tangible fashion, such as an outreach on Twitter or a “share” of some sort. Data provided by AT&T last year said consumers viewed @SummerBreak content 644 million times by accessing Twitter feeds of the show, the sponsor, the cast, influencers affiliated with the show and sponsored hashtags; Tumblr; YouTube channels; AT&T’s Facebook page; advertising around the show; and social-media conversations.

"The second season of @SummerBreak will offer more of it. Believing social-media users desired short videos, producers originally issued daily episodes around two or three minutes in length, said Parks, and weekend episodes lasting just five to six minutes. But they found audiences wanted more, and daily episodes soon grew as long as five to six minutes with weekend episodes, expanding to ten or, in some cases 15 or 16 minutes, Parks recalled."

Here's a look at season 1, episode 1 if you're curious: