Tuesday September 2, 2014

Spike is recharging its tattoo Tuesday with all new episodes of Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares tonight.

Under The Dome is getting better by the week while The Strain seems to be getting worse by the week.

A few observations from Bachelor In Paradise (which shamefully I'm watching, sort of, until completion): Cody is mentally challenged to some degree, Sarah sucks, Jesse is a douche (although I loved how he called Tasos "Tacos") and everyone's life would be better off if this show never saw the light of day.

Mark Wahlberg didn't go to his brother's wedding?

If you're around this morning, you should tune into DIY to check out all new episodes of Rescue Renovation featuring the uber talented Kayleen McCabe.

Per Real Screen, "HGTV is banking on spontaneity being a strong motivator for its new Saturday afternoon series Sold on the Spot.

"Host Josh Temple teams up with house hunters who are cold-calling various residences as they search for a property in the neighborhood of their dreams. They’re hoping to convince a random homeowner, who had no previous intention of selling, to depart with their house and accept an offer of purchase within 24 hours.

"The September 20 premiere features Temple accompanying Phil and Hayley, a couple who unexpectedly sold their home and are now scanning their dream neighborhood of Horizon Hills, California, for another. The couple tours three homes and must choose one that falls within their US$600,000  budget and fits their wish list of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an updated kitchen."  

Fox is offering two live feeds of Utopia ahead of the reality series’ debut, showing 14 “pioneers” prepare for the year-long experience of creating their own society. Viewing is free, with enhanced content for paid subscribers. Utopia, based on the Dutch show of the same name, launches Sunday, September 7; Tuesday, September 9, and Friday, September 12 at 8p, continuing on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8p. And there’s drama already: announced contestant Andrea Cox got the boot before the premiere, reportedly for violations of the show’s confidentiality agreement.

An interview with The Walking Dead's Steve Yeun and Lauren Cohan.

"If you took MTV’s Catfish, removed Nev and Max (and all producers, for that matter), added a potentially haunted cabin with no escape, removed all technology, and added six days to the journey, you’d have A&E’s Love Prison. Confused?

"In Love Prison, A&E finds couples who have been talking on the internet and brings them face-to-face. Only, they do it in a remote cabin on an island with absolutely no one else around. With cameras in the house following their every move, the couple then spends seven days together to ultimately decide if they want to pursue a relationship. Oh, and they can’t bring their cell phones (or any technology) with them and they only get one hour to spend outside each day.

"But before the show premieres at 10 p.m. on Sept. 8, EW has the exclusive first episode, featuring Jeanne and Billy (and at least one shark costume)."  Watch the full hour premiere here.

The Wil Wheaton Project will not be returning to Syfy, according to Wil Wheaton. In a blog post, the actor said he was informed that “the executives in New York just didn’t think we had enough viewers to justify more episodes.” Rather than attempt a letter-writing campaign to revive the summer series, Wheaton urged fans to “instead put that energy into something else, like getting #butts to trend.” Wheaton talked trending pop culture topics in the weekly comedy, which concluded August 12.

"Cesar Millan is under attack from a former employee who claims she was steamrolled by a runaway llama while on the job. 

Adriana Barnes -- who was director of Cesar's dog rehab facility -- says the Dog Whisperer worked with many kinds of animals, but untrained employees let them run wild ... according to a lawsuit she recently filed in L.A. County.

"Barnes claims the Dog Whisperer forced her to work 12-hour days with no lunch or bathroom breaks, and since most of the other employees were inexperienced ... the bulk of the work fell on her shoulders.

"In the suit, she claims things got so bad that she was bitten 5-6 times by dogs and on one occasion she "was trampled by a llama."

"According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cesar fired her when she confronted him about the work conditions. 

"Barnes says in the suit ... the stress of getting canned caused her to overdose on anti-anxiety pills, landing her on life support for 3 days."

Per TheWrap, "[b]elieve it or not The Greatest American Hero could be coming back to the air.

"Fox is developing a reboot of the Stephen J. Cannell series which ran from 1981-83 and starred William Katt as Raph Hinkley, a teacher who receives a suit that gives him superhuman powers. Hinkley then embarks on a trial-and-error career of do-gooding.

"The project, which comes from 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, has received a put pilot commitment, meaning Fox is subject to monetary penalties if the pilot doesn't air.

"The one-hour action comedy project will offer a new take on the classic series and will revolve around an inner-city teacher named Isaac whose discovery of a superhero suit which also gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit's instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself."

Patrick Warburton will reprise his role as superhero The Tick in an Amazon pilot, reports TheWrap. The show lasted for three seasons in animated form on Fox Kids (1994-1996), and nine episodes as a live-action show on Fox in 2001.