Wednesday September 10, 2014

14 iconic TV restaurants at which you can actually eat.

If Frankie wins Big Brother it's proof that things are sorely wrong in this world.

2 out of 3 couples made it though the Married At First Sight experiment.  How about that?

I watched A+E's Love Prison.  It was ok at best.  Think of it as a derivation of Dating Naked and nothing that you need to concern yourself with.

Chris Pratt will host the season premiere of SNL.

Today, Showtime released a new, much more informative trailer for Homeland’s upcoming fourth season. Some of the things we learned: The CIA is in damage-control mode after a drone strike kills a bunch of civilians in Pakistan; Saul and Carrie are on good terms again; and Carrie has conveniently maneuvered herself into the center of the action in Islamabad, and as far away as possible from her responsibilities as a mom.  Here's the full 2-minute clip:

Per Deadline, "Netflix is expanding its original documentary initiative with original docu-series, David Gelb’s Chef’s Table. The six-part series from the Jiro Dreams Of Sushi director will take viewers inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs. It’s slated to premiere in 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available.

"The chefs featured include Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy)."

Per EW, "[r]etired Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox will guest star on an upcoming episode of CBS’ sophomore comedy, which stars Anna Faris as struggling single mother Christy and Emmy winner Allison Janney as her vitriolic mother, Bonnie.

"Fox will play Dr. James Kendall, the handsome doctor who’s married to Jill (recurring star Jaime Pressly), the newly sober woman whom Christy is sponsoring. The wealthy doc is no longer willing to put up with his wife’s erratic behavior and addiction issues."  How about that?

According to TheWrap, "OWN ordered a new eight-episode docu-series Tuesday, 2 Fat 2 Fly. The show centers around two friends who run a Southern food truck and will begin airing in 2015.

"The show stars best buds and entrepreneurs Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons, who run a Columbia, S. C. food truck with an interesting specialty — chicken wings stuffed with crazy ingredients like jambalaya and mac & cheese. Dickerson and Simmons’ wings are well enjoyed by the community, but the series shows the two of them struggling with turning that demand into a profitable business."  The food sounds good.  The show sounds horrible.

"NBC is jumping on the pub quiz bandwagon.  The network has handed out a script commitment to an untitled comedy from Chris Moynihan set against a weekly pub quiz, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"American Dreams alum Jonathan Prince is on board to executive produce the multicamera comedy about a group of millennials who team up once a week to compete in their local pub quiz. Moynihan (Veep, Man Up) will pen the script and executive produce the Universal Television comedy.

"The sale comes as pub quiz nights are popping up at bars across the country where groups from two and up compete to answer pop culture, history, political, sports and more questions for prizes."

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Shahs of Sunset producers are adding more sex and drama for the upcoming 4th season ... by hiring a new chick  ... who's trying to remarry her ex-husband. 

"TMZ broke the story ... Lilly Ghalichi was 86'd from the show and now we've learned she's been replaced by Asifa Mirza -- a 32-year-old graduate school student living a pampered life courtesy of her retired ex-hubby, Bobby.  As for the sex and drama -- Asifa and Bobby divorced after 14 months of marriage .... yet they're currently banging again. Who says you can't go back?

"We're also told GG's gonna have a major storyline, too -- accusing Mike of trying to have sex with her in Turkey last year -- and even submitting to a lie detector test."

EW has a preview of the upcoming season of The Goldbergs: "The ’80s were all about excess, so it seems appropriate that the second season of The Goldbergs is overflowing with Reagan-era references: Midseason tributes to director John Hughes and Back to the Future are planned, and 'smother' Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) plans to renew her vows with Murray (Jeff Garlin) in an over-the-top approximation of Diana and Charles’ royal wedding.

“'She wants to have a big blowout since their first wedding was kind of paltry because Murray paid for it himself,' McLendon-Covey says. 'But nothing is going to happen the way she wants it to.' Also this season, Adam (Sam Giambrone) eyes his neighbor Dana as his very own Winnie Cooper-style crush, while Barry (Troy Gentile) scores a love interest and, in the first episode, a fake I.D., thanks to guest star David Spade, who plays a clerk at an old-school photo development shop.

"Plus, creator Adam F. Goldberg’s personal love of high school theater will become a plotline, with guest star Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory, Mean Girls) as a drama coach. 'I’m obsessed with musicals,'  Goldberg says. 'So I’m doing a full episode of what that experience was like, being a theater kid.'

"And in keeping with last season—which featured hits like Jon Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer— music will continue to play a big part on the ABC sitcom. A tune from band Chicago will be featured on the first episode ('I picked my favorite,' teases Goldberg) and Adam and Barry will form their own garage metal band, featuring tunes by Twisted Sister."

E! ordered a reality show following the life of singer/Dancing with the Stars contestant Christina Milian, with Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) onboard as an exec producer. Christina Millan Turned Up (wt), from Banca Studio and G3 Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, is slated for a 2015 premiere.  Gross.