Speaking of sitcoms, NBC Thursday nights have long been the place to go for ones that are hilarious versus merely tolerable if you need something to watch while painting your nails. We already love “Community”—Betty White will be guest starring tonight!—which joined old favorites “30 Rock” and “The Office” last year. And now NBC is adding another new sitcom to the lineup—”Outsourced” is the tale of your typical 20-something American guy who goes to leadership training to run a call center for a novelty products company, only to return and find that the center has been moved to India. Keep reading »
Last night’s season premiere of “Glee” went by fast. Too fast, if you ask me. When the scenes from next week popped up, I was confused because I thought I’d only been watching for half an hour. We met Shannon Beiste, the new football coach and embodiment of the stereotypical female gym teacher, who is gunning to get her hands on both the Cheerios’ and New Directions’ budgets. We met Sam Evans, the new football star who rocked out to “Billionaire.” And we met Sunshine, who vocally battled Rachel with Lady Gaga/Beyonce‘s “Telephone” in the bathroom. But will the latter two be joining glee club? Doesn’t look that way—Vocal Adrenaline snags Sunshine while Sam just wants to play football.
But, we want more. MORE. So after the jump, some spoilers for the rest of the season. Keep reading »
Normally, I am not a sitcom girl. Something about the “set-up, set-up, joke” pacing has never worked for me. Not to mention the fact that 80 percent of sitcom plots are generated by one character not telling another character something and hijinx ensuing, whereas if they just said, “Hey, I broke the lamp,” the whole plot would fall on its face. Lame!
Of course, there are sitcoms that do do it for me. “How I Met Your Mother.” “Arrested Development.” “Community.” “Modern Family.” “30 Rock.” And I’m hoping to add “Better With You” to the list. Keep reading »
The first two episodes of “Hellcats
,” the new show based on my book Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders
, were all about the ladies—Marti (Aly Michalka) and Savannah (Ashley Tisdale
). But in tonight’s episode, we’re going to get the back story on Lewis Flynn (played by Robbie Jones), the Hellcats’ star base who, as we’ll find out, was once a Lancer University star football player. Keep reading »
JJ Abrams is pretty much a television god. He’s the genius who brought us the butt-kicking female CIA operative of “Alias” and the mind-bending intensity of “Lost.” So suffice it to say that there’s a lot of buzz surrounding “Undercovers,” his new series that premieres tonight. It’s about a pair of former CIA agents who’ve married, retired and started a catering company. They are called back into action to find a missing fellow CIA officer—whom the wife used to date. Keep reading »
This weekend, Amy Poehler
is hosting the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live
” while Katy Perry will be shaking off the bachelorette hangover
as the musical guest. NBC has released the first promos for the episode, featuring Amy along with Andy Samberg. What, was Seth Meyers too busy for a “Weekend Update” reunion? Mostly, Amy and Andy channel “Wayne’s World,” but they also spend a few seconds mocking Ben Affleck, Blake Lively
, and “The Town.” Is it just me, or are these spots kinda random? And, uh, not that funny? Also, when did Andy get glasses? [EW
] Keep reading »