Friday July 25, 2014

Community fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer than they might have hoped to see the show on its new home, Yahoo!  Evidently, new episodes will not air until at least the first of the year.  Here's a little more insight from their Comic-Con panel yesterday.  FYI, the new season will NOT be released all at once by Yahoo!  Sorry binge-watchers.

Per Deadline, "Charmed alums Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210) and Holly Marie Combs (Pretty Little Liars) are hitting the road in Great American Country’s Off The Map With Shannen & Holly. It follows the former Charmed co-stars and real-life friends on a girls’ road trip through the southeastern U.S., with stops in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. They will travel unknown roads, meet locals and tackle exciting adventures with help from Great American Country viewers. Visitors to GACTV.com can vote on the activities the pair will take on at each destination, with new questions rolling live as filming continues in July and August. The original six-episode series is slated to premiere in 2015."  We continue to reach new lows. . . .

Per The Hollywood Reporter, "HBO is headed to Wimbledon.  The premium cable network is teaming with Girlswriter/co-EP Murray Miller and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg for 7 Days in Hell, a mockumentary send-up of professional tennis, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"The one-off HBO Comedy Event is described as a sports mockumentary starring Samberg and Game of Thrones breakout Kit Harington as fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at Wimbledon. Samberg will play Aaron Williams, a superstar tennis 'bad boy,' while Harington is set as Charles Lloyd Poole, an Andy Murray-type prodigy and certified truck driver who takes on Williams at Wimbledon 2004.

"The all-star cast includes Portlandia's Fred Armisen, Girls star Lena Dunham, Last Man on Earth's Will Forte, Selfie's Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen,June Squibb and Soledad O'Brien, with the latter poised to play herself. Additional character details were not yet available, with more cast expected to be added to the project."

Photo courtesy of  Us Weekly .

Photo courtesy of Us Weekly.

Here's a little Bachelor In Paradise news that amounts to a spoiler: "Bachelorette alum Marcus Grodd thought he'd found The One in Andi Dorfman, only to be sent away with a broken heart after the season 10 hometown dates earlier this year. Thanks to the new franchise spinoff Bachelor in Paradise, though, he's in love once again—this time with a contestant from Juan Pablo Galavis' season of The Bachelor, Lacy Faddoul.

"A source confirms to Us Weekly that Grodd and Faddoul got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise, which filmed in June and will premiere on ABC in early August. (Noted Bachelor/Bachelorette blogger Reality Steve was first to report the proposal.)

"Sports medicine manager Grodd, 25, was an early favorite on this season of The Bachelorette, earning a coveted one-on-one date with Dorfman in week four of the show. He fell hard and fast, and was the first of the 25 guys to tell her he loved her. (He also performed two very memorable stripteases!)"

Another Jerry Seinfield Reddit AMA during which he said:

-Amongst his hidden talents are that he's ambidextrous and that he is "very good at streamlining a series of activities so that everything gets done in the amount of time that I have. I am very good with the clock. Like if I have a lot of stuff to do and a limited amount of time, I'm very good at figuring it all out. I'm very efficient in everything that i do, I never waste time so that I have more time to waste."

-Conversations are underway to bring Seinfeld to Netflix.

-His dream guest for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee would have been George Carlin.

-He doesn't wear a belt because "if you're wearing the right-sized pants, you don't need one."

-With respect to Superman being referenced in every episode, he said "I can deny it categorically. You can't count seeing the little Superman model on the bookshelf as a Superman reference. I would say there are maybe 10 Superman references out of a whole 180 or so episodes, so that's a long way from all of them."

-His favorite thing on a bagel is vegetable cream cheese and double-smoked lox.

Here's what's in store for Under The Dome, which has been ho hum so far this season in my opinion: "The body count is about to rise on CBS' Under the Dome.  "The summer sci-fi drama starring Dean Norris has big answers coming in its sophomore season — but they will come at a cost, showrunner Neal Baer told fans Thursday at Comic-Con.

"The series, which Baer said killed off 16 characters in its debut season, will ramp up the character deaths in the back-half of its current sophomore run. 'We have kept the body count down a bit at the beginning of the season so we can rev it up at the end,' he told excited fans during the show's Ballroom 20 session.

"Producers have what they call 'heaven' on the ceiling of the writers room, where photos of all the characters who have come and gone are depicted, with Baer noting a 'few more' will be added this season.

"While characters who make it to the show's 'heaven' may have been killed off, Baer said that doesn't necessarily mean they won't be back — which was the case with Jolene Purdy's Dodee, who died in season one but returned to haunt Big Jim (Norris).

"'When you're dead you're dead, but it doesn't mean you can't be an avatar and come back,' he said. 'There are no set rules. We said goodbye to Angie [Britt Robertson] and Linda [Natalie Martinez], but there certainly are possibilities that one of them could come back.'"

If you're a big Sharknado fan, you should check this out (and probably have your head examined).

Great interview with actress Melanie Lynskey.  Who?  She played Rose on Two And A Half Men.  Regarding Charlie Sheen, Lynskey said "When I met him, he was sober. Just a really, really sweet, good person. He was so prepared. So, so, so prepared. He’s the only actor I’ve ever worked with I think who was off-book for every rehearsal. And there’s no point being off-book when you’re doing a sitcom, because it gets rewritten after every time you rehearse it. But he would learn the lines so he could be present and feel it out properly. I was like, 'Why do you do that? What’s the point in learning it? It’s just going to change.' He was like, 'Ah, it’s just how I like to do it.' He was super respectful. We had a lot of physical stuff we had to do on the show because we were love interests. He would always be like, 'Is this OK? Is that OK? Here’s how I think we should do it.'”

This isn't TV-related but it's worth mentioning to show how purely idiotic some ideas are.  TMZ reports that "Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client #1. 

"Our sources tell us ... Weezy has been wanting to get into the sports management game for a while and has had his sights set on the Team Portugal stud ... not just because he's a huge sports star, but because they're friends. 

"We're told Weezy's company will be working with PolarisSports -- which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute -- through which Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates. 

"Our sources tell us Wayne's company will handle Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States -- everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling. 

"Seems Ronaldo is pumped about the situation -- he just posted a photo with the Prime Minister of Japan along with other Japanese politicians ... and they were all throwing up the YMCMB sign."  To quote the aforementioned Jerry Seinfeld, "good luck with alllllll that."