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Tina Fey Producing A New Comedy Series — But It’s Not About Abducted Girls

Tina Fey Producing A New Comedy Series -- But It's Not About Abducted Girls

Tina Fey is producing a new NBC series, and no, the show is not about girls who have been abducted, as was previously rumored. It was also believed that NBC wasn’t too thrilled with the script and was worried that it may be offensive. As it turns out, the series will tell the story of a woman who escaped a doomsday cult and is starting her life over in New York City. Insert sigh of relief. I’m not so sure a comedy about abduction would’ve been too funny.

Ellie Kemper, who played the hilarious Erin on “The Office,” will star in the series. Fey will write and produce the show with David Miner and Robert Carlock. The show will debut in fall 2014 — and we’re already excited. [Dallas VoiceDefamerABC News]

NBC Puts “Parks And Recreation” On Hiatus, Proves It Has Poop For Brains

  • THE HELL. NBC has apparently decided that “Parks and Rec” is too funny for the network or something, because they’ve put the show on an unannounced hiatus through most of the rest of the year. Ron Swanson’s face speaks for us. [The Mary Sue]
  • Disney princesses dressed as superheros for Halloween? Yes please! [Tres Sugar]
  • Kim Kardashian says she hasn’t been going crazy trying to lose her baby weight because she’d rather be chillin’ with daughter North. [The Stir]
  • Speaking of Kim K., it’s her 33rd birthday so here are 33 of her most profound quotes. Example of what we mean by ‘profound’: “I hate it when women wear the wrong foundation color, it might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light.” [College Candy] Keep reading »

RIP Society: Jessica Simpson Gets Her Own Sitcom

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  • Jessica Simpson is getting an NBC sitcom based on her life, in which she will star. Unlike “Newlyweds,” this one will be intentionally funny. [PopBytes]
  • Taylor Swift supposedly asked Jennifer Lawrence to ask out Bradley Cooper for her at the Golden Globes. But he is wary because she’s both “a serial dater” and a fetus, and politely declined. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Lady Gaga wants to purchase and restore Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, all 3,000 acres of it, including a petting zoo and fairground. She wants to preserve Neverland and hand it over to Jackson’s children when they’re grown. [NME]
  • Amanda Bynes got a cheek piercing. Face cheek, I mean. [VH1]

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NBC Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview About Breast Implants

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Outside of New York City, “The Today Show” chose not to air the 9/11 “moment of silence” at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the time when the first hijacked airplane hit the World Trade Center — in favor of … wait for it … an interview with Kris Jenner. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” momager gabbed about her breast implants and debuted a bikini pic of herself on a magazine while other morning shows like “Good Morning America” aired footage from observations at Ground Zero and the White House. So, so, wrong. I am grateful “Today” at  least showed the moment of silence for us New Yorkers, and as well as other coverage of WTC tributes. But that programming gaffe is disrespectful to survivors and loved ones of the deceased and it’s beyond embarrassing news judgment-wise. Damn, NBC, are you just writing “The Daily Show”‘s content for them now?! [Huffington Post]

“Top Chef” + “The Bachelorette” = The Reality Show Of My Dreams

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Between watching “Chopped,” “Top Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef” and “Kitchen Nightmares,” I didn’t think there was time for another cooking show on my lineup. But when your dream reality show concept comes along, you make time. NBC is creating a new show “that brings together everyone’s two favorite things: food and love.” Indeed! The network put out a Craigslist casting call, which describes the premise of the show:

Each episode pits real-life single men in competition with each other in the kitchen as they try to win the affection of our lovely bachelorette. The single guys will field questions while simultaneously cooking the bachelorette’s favorite dish.

Wait, it gets better … Keep reading »

What Will You Bid On At The “Friday Night Lights” Auction?

It’s the final season of “Friday Night Lights.” Huge teardrop. If you would like an expensive reminder of your time with Coach, Riggins, Lyla, and the gang, check out NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” auction. The prop and costume closets have been raided for your pleasure. Bid on such items as Smash’s jersey ($157.50), Coach Taylor’s East Dillon Lions jacket ($405 — pictured above), Lyla Garrity’s shirt ($45), Tim Riggins’ hood ($430) and more. All proceeds will go toward funding sports programs for underprivileged youth. What a lovely idea. But if they really wanted to raise some money, they’d be auctioning off a vial of Riggins’ sperm. Boo-yah! [NBC Universal Auctions via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

“The Dirty Girls Social Club” Author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Alleges Racist TV Adaptation Of Her Book

Most authors would die to see their book made into a movie or TV show. But not Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez — not anymore. The author of The Dirty Girls Social Club got ahold of a script based on her book and was shocked to see that: 1) all the black characters were removed and changed to be of other races, and 2) all the Latina characters are sexually promiscuous, even described as “sizzling.” Seeing The Dirty Girls Social Club adapted on TV, she said, now “holds zero appeal for me.”

“The Dirty Girls Social Club,” in development with NBC, will be written by Luisa Leschin for Ann Lopez’s Encanto Productions (also known as Ann Serrano, as she is splitting from comedian George Lopez). Over a year ago, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez optioned the rights for her book to Lopez, who, with Alisa’s help, got a development deal with NBC. But the script adaptation she covertly saw when a “no one” within the company leaked it to her was so racist, sexist and overall offensive that Alisa wrote on her blog today, “I’d rather no show get made than to have my name attached to Luisa’s bastardizations.” Keep reading »

Playboy Bunnies Now Headed To NBC

NBC has figured out a way to get women in Playboy Bunny outfits airtime during that vital primetime time slot. The network is developing a drama called “Playboy” about women working at a Playboy club in NYC in the 1960s. According to TVGuide.com, it will focus on changing sexual mores of the era and the beginning of the sexual revolution. Also, bunny tails!

But wait? Haven’t we seen something like this before? Keep reading »

Isaiah Mustafa Gets Spicy NBC Deal

We’d like to think we had something to do with Isaiah Mustafa‘s fast rise to fame. I mean, we did interview him back when he was simply that “Old Spice guy.” But let’s face it, Isaiah’s comedic delivery and good looks are what got him noticed. NBC has inked a talent deal with Isaiah that will most likely land him on one of the network’s sitcoms. And he says NBC was a natural fit for him. “I grew up in that ‘Cosby Show,’ ‘Family Ties’ era, and kept that going even through college with ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends,’ ” he said. “To me, they controlled comedy and dictated my life on Thursday nights. And I think that’s my strength, doing comedy.”

Big things are happening for Isaiah, indeed. Not only will he appear on the silver screen and the small screen soon, but he also will be featured in another Old Spice commercial, which is set to air in the next few months. [Variety via CNN] Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: 5 Shows We Can’t Wait For This Fall, Part 1

Does your television take up a high percentage of your living room? Have you ever bailed out on plans to cook pasta to watch an episode of “Lost“? Do you often run into situations where your DVR gets overloaded because there are just too many shows you want to record? No, I am not here to chastise you for being a coach potato or to tell you that so much TV-watching is actively decreasing your brain cells. I am here to congratulate you for being a TV head!

For us TV heads, the third week in May rivals the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve for everyone else. It’s upfronts week! Keep reading »

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