Thursday March 20, 2014

I have very low expectations for CBS' new comedy Bad Teacher.  Here's a sneak peak from E!" "Based on the movie of the same name, Graynor stars as Meredith Davis, a desperate (sort of gold digger) woman who fakes her way into a teaching position with zero credentials. At the school, she manages to wrap everyone around her finger, including Irene (Sara Gilbert) and Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier), but Ginny (Kristin Davis) is immune to her charm and suspects not everything is kosher with Meredith and sets out to expose her. Check out the exclusive first look art above.

Veronica Mars star Ryan Hansen plays gym teacher Joel and Sara Rodier rounds out the cast as Lily, Meredith's friend's smart and awkward stepdaughter."

"TV Land has turned to the web for its latest scripted comedy.  The Viacom-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to adapt web seriesTeachers with Alison Brie attached as an executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"The popular web series revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America's youth but they don't really seem to have their own lives together at all. From making their class help them stalk exes online to altering a grades, the teachers are changing the world one student at a time. TV Land will film Teachers as a single-camera comedy, marking its second in the works at the network behind upcoming series Jennifer Falls."

Party Down South and Trailer Park: Welcome To Myrtle Manor end their seasons tonight.  Coincidence or are we just lucky?

Ray Donovan returns July 13.

The Scandal finale airs on April 17.

Some news out of the upfronts for Nat Geo includes new hidden-camera show Crowd Control, You Can't Lick Your Elbow (described as Brain Games for the body), Cabin Fever (a building show, like "Lincoln logs on steroids"), cooking/travel series Meat Heads, turn-back-time docu-series The Primitives and survival format Remote Survival.

Events and specials include multi-part American Genius, showing the underside of the rivalries between some of America's most brilliant minds, and special The Great American Sleep Project, offering secrets to getting a good night's rest.  Four-hour mini-series Killing Jesus is expected to premiere globally in 171 countries in 2015, Driving America explores the nation's love affair with cars and miniseries Eat: The Story of Food delves into cuisine through the ages, part of a multiplatform initiative. Mini-series The '90s: The Last Great Decade? recalls the "decade that set the stage for the world we live in today."

Another trailer for the upcoming season of Mad Men.

Matthew Weiner talked to The Atlantic about the final season of MM.

Mindy Kaling being Mindy Kaling.

This is RIGHT up my alley:

The 28th Survivor season finale and reunion show is heading back to its roots — Wednesday night. Entertainment Weekly has learned that the Survivor: Cagayan three-hour extravaganza will air on CBS, May 21 from 8-11pm. Richard Hatch won his million dollar check on a Wednesday night back in the summer of 2000, then the show (and the finale/reunion combo) moved to Thursdays. But in 2002 during season 4, CBS moved theSurvivor: Marquesas finale to Sunday night. It went back to Thursday for Survivor: Thailand later in 2002, but then returned to Sunday after that for Survivor: The Amazon is 2003. And that is where the final episode and reunion have stayed ever since…until now.

Here's Jeff Probst's recap of last night's episode, which was pretty damn good.

Per Vulture, "Sam Shepard has been cast as Kyle Chandler's father in an upcoming Netflix drama. The still-untitled show, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, is about a family of adult siblings whose secrets resurface when their black-sheep brother returns. (Oooh, ominous.) Shepard will play the dad; Sissy Spacek will play the mom; and Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, and Ben Mendelsohn will play the kids, with Mendelsohn as said black sheep."

There is NO WAY this guy just came up with the answer off the top of his head:

Off to watch the NCAA tournament . . . .