Posts tagged "fall tv guide"

Fall TV Guide: Taking A Stroll Down “Boardwalk Empire”

Sunday night is when the A-game television shows come out to play. And just as we bid adieu to “True Blood,” HBO trotted out its biggest gun ever—”Boardwalk Empire,” a Martin Scorsese-directed series about Atlantic City in the 1920s just as Prohibition has gone into effect. The show is one of the most expensive…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 20, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Top Chef Just Desserts” Satisfies A Sweet Tooth

So, technically, I should have written a post yesterday about “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” when the show premiered. But Bravo plays its shows on repeat ad infinitum, so you’ll still be able to catch the premiere. One of the few depressing things about “Top Chef“—besides the fact that you can’t reach into the…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 16, 2010

Quotable: Keri Russell Sick Of Doing Sappy Movies

“I was willing to bet on the unknown, even if it fails. At least it would be fun and invigorating instead of me playing another nice mom in some sappy movie.”
Keri Russell unzips for Esquire and tells them why she decided to do “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett, the show that has been called…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 15, 2010

The “Gleeks” Do “Empire State Of Mind”

The second season of “Glee” begins next Tuesday. And to get us in the mood, they’ve released their first single of the season—Finn, Puck, Mercedes, Rachel and the crew doing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Why? Because they are heading to Nationals in New York City. Prepare your slushies.

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 15, 2010

Lindsay Lohan To Maybe Host “Saturday Night Live”

We’ve given Lindsay Lohan oodles of suggestions for things she can do to get her career back on track after her stint in jail, some time in rehab, and a possible baby stroller hit-and-run last week. But, apparently, Lindsay doesn’t need our help. LiLo is currently in talks to host “Saturday Night Live” on December…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 14, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Gossip Girl” Goes To Paris. Why Again?

Speaking of “Gossip Girl” … tonight kicks off season four of everyone’s favorite show about Upper East Side richy rich teenagers. As the preview teases, Serena and Blair have headed to Paris for the summer. Blair says, “I am not someone who is going to stop looking for love just because I’ve lost…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 13, 2010

The Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of September 13, 2010

For months, Sunday night has been the only night so packed full of amazing television that you have to pick and choose what to watch and record. But this week, nearly every night is filling up, too. This week, all of your CW favorites—like “Gossip Girl” and “America’s Next Top Model” return with fresh episodes.

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 13, 2010

Fall TV Guide: We Want To Live In The “World Of Jenks”

When I first heard that a show was premiering on MTV called “World of Jenks,” I assumed that it would A) be about a group of guys who like to punch each other in the nads à la “Jackass” or B) star a stuffed monkey à la “Warren the Ape.” Luckily, neither is the…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 13, 2010

“Nikita” And The Sexy Ass-Kicking Female Stereotype That Won’t Go Away

What to think about “Nikita,” a new show debuting on The CW tonight at 9 p.m. (EST)? Based on the 1990s TV series, which was based on the French Luc Besson flick “La Femme Nikita,” in this incarnation of the story, martial arts star Maggie Q plays a woman rescued from prison by…

Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

“Hellcats” Debrief: We Are Loving The Tiz

A funny thing happened while watching last night’s premiere of “Hellcats,” the new TV show based on my book Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. Yes, I got a little giddy seeing my name flash onscreen in the opening sequence. Yes, I found my hips shaking during the cheer scenes and Aly…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 9, 2010

Make Your Own “Hellcats” Video

Exactly a year ago, I got word that a production company was interested in optioning my book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, and turning it into a fictional TV show. Tonight, the show—”Hellcats“—premieres on The CW at 9 p.m. (EST), right after “America’s Next Top Model.” To hype up the show, The…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 8, 2010

A Brief History Of Cheerleading

This week brings the premiere of The CW’s new show “Hellcats,” which is based on the book Cheer!: Inside The Secret World of College Cheerleaders written by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. To get you pumped up and ready to shake your pom-poms, we’re bringing you cheer-related content all week. Enjoy, and make sure to

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 6, 2010

The Deets On Conan O’Brien’s New Show

Newsflash! Conan O’Brien has announced the name of his new show, which will be debuting on TBS on November 8th. Apparently, he did not take our suggestion of “Coco’s Fun Hour.” Instead, he went for the very simple “Conan.” However, he told New York magazine that this was not his first choice. “I wanted…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 1, 2010

Meet “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”

Apparently, Bravo wants to make it so that you’re never able to do anything but watch “The Real Housewives.” In addition to the Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, and DC incarnations of the show, they have a new entry in the franchise starting on October 14. The city of choice? Beverly Hills. The…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 1, 2010

The Cast Of “Dancing With The Stars” Speaks

Last night, during a commercial break from “Bachelor Pad,” “Dancing with the Stars” unveiled its new cast members. And as we’d suspected, the new cast includes: Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson, The Situation, Michael Bolton, and David Hasselhoff. The surprises? That the amazing Margaret Cho will be rumba-ing alongside them. Other…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 31, 2010

Who Might Be The New Cast Members On “Saturday Night Live”?

“Saturday Night Live” is a little like The Situation’s bed: There’s always somebody rotating in and out. Last weekend Will Forte announced he won’t return for “SNL”‘s next season. Because, uh, “MacGruber” the movie was so successful or something? Yeah, whatever. At least this means some other starving comedians won’t be eating ramen noodles next…

Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

Kings Of Leon And Others Who’ve Turned Down “Glee”

It feels like Ryan Murphy gets just about anything he wants for the ratings juggernaut that is “Glee.” Britney Spears is currently on set, posting about how “GLEEKERIFIC!!!” it is. And for the fall, the show also has guest spots lined up for heavy hitters like John Stamos and Jennifer Lopez. But, on occasion, people…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 20, 2010

10 Peeps Who Could Be The Next “Bachelor” Now That Chris Lambton Has Said No

The word on the street is that Chris Lambton, the rainbow-watching dude who Ali ditched in favor of Roberto on “The Bachelorette,” has turned down ABC’s offer to be the next “Bachelor.” According to multiple sources, Chris just wants to get back to “normal life.” Which doesn’t surprise us hugely. After all, he said after…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 19, 2010

“Top Model”‘s Classy Makeover Is Missing One Thing

“America’s Next Top Model” is supposedly getting a “high-class makeover” for its 15th “cycle,” which premieres September 8th. Last season, the long-running series debuted a new judge, Vogue’s posh-accented and imposing Andre Leon Talley, and he, well, seemed a touch out of place amongst the otherwise campy production. So this season, instead of winning a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2010

Jane Lynch To Host “Saturday Night Live”

Facebook users are doing an awesome job of casting “Saturday Night Live” hosts. In the spring, a group was formed on the site angling for Betty White to host an episode, which she did in May. More recently, a group started to get Jane Lynch, aka Sue Sylvester of “Glee,” the gig. And lo and…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 12, 2010