Thursday April 24, 2014

CBS premieres Bad Teacher tonight on CBS.  Here's a sneak peak, including similarities or dissimilarities to the film of the same name and on which the show is not so loosely based.

Meg Ryan will narrate How I Met Your Dad.  Not sure that will make anyone more likely to tune in, just passing the news along.

Remembering Bravo's NYC Prep, which of course, I watched.

A pretty great piece on Judy Greer in which she talks about just a fraction of the dozens of characters she has played in films and on television.

Per TMZ, "Scandal star Columbus Short is being allowed to return to his home -- after being banned from the premises for allegedly threatening to kill his wife -- but he won't have time to get comfortable ... a judge is giving Short just 2 hours at home to get his stuff ... and get out.

"Short was in court today seeking permission to move back into his house after his wife obtained a restraining order, barring him from entering the home -- but a judge denied his request.

"Instead, the judge gave Short 2 hours next Monday to go to the house and gather any belongings he needs ... and only with his attorney present."

Here is Louie C.K.'s interview with GQ and here is another promo for the upcoming season of Louie, this time featuring Jerry Seinfeld:

Per TVGuide, "Royal Pains has tapped Alpha House alum Willa Fitzgerald for a recurring role the show's upcoming sixth season, has learned exclusively.

"Fitzgerald will play Emma, a mysterious young woman who shows up in the Hamptons with a hidden past and a secret agenda. Her arrival will have an unexpected impact on Hank (Mark Feuerstein), Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and their loved ones."

A pretty strong case can be made that Tori Spelling and her husband faked a cheating scandal to land them another tv show.  See the evidence here.  I'm sold.

"Lifetime is going inside a Catholic convent for its newest docuseries.  The female-skewing cable network has ordered The Sisterhood, a groundbreaking new unscripted series that will follow the journey of five young women as they decide whether or not to become nuns, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"For the first time ever, cameras will be granted access inside a Catholic convent where the five women live and work together before making the life-changing decision to take their vows and become religious sisters.

"While the five consider joining the convent during the discernment phase, each of the women has agreed to allow cameras to document her experience in the accelerated program that tests their devotion over the six hourlong episodes.

"The series will explore whether the modern women can rise to serve God when they are cut off from family and friends and embedded in an unfamiliar community. By taking vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, each of the women featured on The Sisterhood leaves behind everything they've come to love -- boyfriends, fashion, jewelry -- to see if they want to become servants to the Church and Brides of Christ."

Rachael Harris (SuitsThe Hangover) was on The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show today.  Great interview in the event you can catch the replay later today.

Per EW, "VH1 is shedding its clothes this summer. The cable music network will premiere its new reality series Dating Naked, where a man and a woman date two different naked suitors on a remote exotic location, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

"According to the network description: 'The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love. There’s no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you.'

"Joining Dating Naked on Thursday nights this summer is previously announced series #CandidlyNicole, based on Nicole Richie’s AOL online series of the same name, at 10 p.m. ET, and LeAnn & Eddie, following controversial married celebs LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, at 10:30 p.m ET."  Gross.

"But first" (22 seconds of your time):

On more supercut, this one it's "I'm not here to make friends."

From The Daily Beast, "Brett Gelman is doing well.  He has appeared all over network and cable television, with recurring roles shows likeEagleheartGo On, and The Inbetweeners and guest spots on Bored to DeathCurb Your Enthusiasm, and Californication. He’s acted alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in films such as The Other Guys, Jesse Eisenberg in30 Minutes or Less, and Kal Penn in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. He is also an accomplished author and frequent contributor.

"At midnight on April 24 his special Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends (yes, you read that correctly) premieres on Adult Swim. The special feature features special guests known for their recurring supporting roles in other series: Allison Pill (The NewsroomThe Book of Daniel), Lance Reddick (The WireFringe), and Dale Dickey (JustifiedMy Name is Earl). Rounding out the cast are comedy legends Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin) and Fred Melamed (In a World…) along with relative newcomers Alex Karpovsky (Girls) and Erin Darling (The Pop Fix)."

Finally, a preview of John Oliver's new HBO show, which premieres Sunday night.