Posts tagged "television"

A Television Show About Edgar Allen Poe?

File this under television show ideas that could go terribly wrong. ABC has given the green light to a pilot about Edgar Allan Poe. The one-hour drama, “Poe,” will portray the writer as a detective using unconventional methods to explore the macabre unsolved mysteries of Boston in the 1840s. I wonder if the show will…

Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2011

Dan Savage May Be Coming To MTV

My very favorite sex advice columnist and founder of the “It Gets Better Project,” Dan Savage, may be a new staple on MTV. Entertainment Weekly reports that he is currently working on a pilot where he goes to college campuses, fields questions about sex, dating, and relationships, and doles out his unique brand of no-nonsense…

Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2011

Are We Ready For The Rat Hoarder?

I’ve seen every episode of “Hoarders.” I survived Sir Patrick the leprechaun, the doll hoarder, the human waste hoarder, the family of hoarders. I was confident that after two seasons of desensitization, there wasn’t any kind hoard that could shock me. Oh, how wrong I was. Since I saw the preview, I have bee…

Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2011

“The Bachelor” Season 15: I Forgive You, Brad Womack

Brad Womack is back for his second chance at love on season 15 of “The Bachelor.” Geez, have there really been that many seasons? Anyhow, I turned on the tube with my rotten tomatoes at the ready to hurl at the screen. In my estimation, Brad is the archetype of the emotionally crippled man. That…

Ami Angelowicz / January 4, 2011

Purity Rings Have An Expiration Date On “RHOA”

I wanted to be excited that Kim Zolciak’s 13-year-old daughter Brielle actually asked her mom for a purity ring on the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but the whole thing fell apart for me when she started negotiating her abstinence expiration date. 18? 19? 20? I don’t know a whole…

Ami Angelowicz / November 30, 2010

Israel’s “Dancing With The Stars” Does Girl On Girl

Israel’s “Dancing With the Stars” has gotten a lot of press for their decision to feature a same-sex dance pair this season. Gili Shem-Tov is an openly gay sportscaster and Dorit Milman is a heterosexual professional dancer. But they make beautiful music together. “When we go on primetime TV as a couple, we’re…

Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2010

The 5 Best Moments In “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey” Reunion Special Preview

Holy crap! Is it almost August 30? “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” two-part reunion special preview is up. I don’t need to see more than 1:53 to know that it is going to be the trash TV of the century. After the jump, the top five best moments … just from the…

Ami Angelowicz / August 24, 2010

Snooki Steals The “Jersey Shore” Season 2 Premiere

Jersey Shore” is back bitches! Here’s the Cliff’s Notes: People are road trippin’ to Miami, Angelina is trying to show her slutty side, Sammi and Ronnie are “single” but continue to fight,The Situation and Pauly D are still egomaniacs, J-WoWW looks like a porn star, Vinny is holding out for quality chicks to bang, and…

Ami Angelowicz / July 30, 2010

Guy Talk: We Merged Sex With TV

It was 11:45 p.m. on a Wednesday night. My wife and I were exhausted and cozied up in bed together. We both had one thing on our minds. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same thing. I was craving sex and she was craving the season three finale of “Friday Night Lights.” We were at a standstill,…

Amit Wehle / June 29, 2010

3-D TV Sets Are Coming To An Electronic Store Near You

In case you haven’t heard, the recession is over and in celebration, everyone is throwing out their brand-new LCD plasma TVs to make room for the new $2,000 3-D sets! JK. But that’s seemingly where technology companies think we’re headed. Manufacturers and cable programmers are already working to develop the TV sets and new channel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2010

The 5 Best Places To Watch TV On The Internet

How do I break this to you gently? If you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber, take a careful look at your next bill, because your fees went up as of New Year’s Day. Fox, which is free for folks who get it via antennas, somehow managed to ink a new contract with the cable…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 5, 2010

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 26-27th 2009

“Spiderman” on TBS at 9:55 am
“The Closer” on TNT at 11 am
“In Julia’s Kitchen” on PBS at 12 pm…

Erica Maxwell / September 25, 2009

3-D TVs Coming To Your Home By … Next Year

Just when I’ve finally figured out what each and every button on my flatscreen TV’s remote control does, electronics companies are ready to sell me the next must-have boob tube incarnation: 3-D TV. Both Sony and Panasonic have announced that they will be releasing 3-D TVs in 2010, and Mitsubishi and JVC are working o…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 20, 2009

“Heathers” The TV Show: Our ’80s Prayers Have Been Answered!

Corn Nuts! I am literally shaking with excitement over the news that “Heathers” is being revamped into a TV show. The 1989 movie, the ultimate high school revenge fantasy, elevated Winona Ryder to star status as she tried to fit in with her school’s mean girls, all named Heather. (The best: Heather Chandler, played by…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 27, 2009

Kids Who Watch Too Much TV Have High Blood Pressure

Oh, unholy of holies. Too much TV-watching is causing high blood pressure in young children! It seems that kids who spend more hours in front of the screen, even if they’re thin and in shape, have significantly higher diastolic and systolic blood pressures than those who don’t watch much TV. Joey Eisenmann, the senior author…

Justine Fields / August 8, 2009

“The Rachel Zoe Project” Season Two Trailer: August Just Got A Whole Lot Better

It’s a big day in Rachel Zoe news. Not only did The Zoe Report debut this morning, but there’s also a preview trailer for season two of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which airs on Bravo starting Aug. 24. We cannot wait to watch how she deals with the bad press about her underweight…

Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2009

Television Tries To Represent Gay And Lesbian Folks. But Usually Fails.

I gotta say, given that it’s 2009 and all, I’m just not impressed with how gay and lesbian folks are portrayed on television. Sure, you might see gay couples on TV, particularly of the lesbian variety. But often, these portrayals smack of being publicity stunts. This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation did…

Nikki Dowling / August 1, 2009

The “Househusbands Of Hollywood” Are True Home Boys

Some people say they’re sick of all the shows about housewives, trophy wives, and other kept women. Well, now they can see how the other side — the househusband — lives. Fox Reality’s “Househusbands of Hollywood” focuses on men who run their households while their bread-winning Hollywood wives bring home the bacon. This is how…

Annika Harris / July 30, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For July 18-19th 2009

“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” Marathon on BRAVO starting at 9:30 am
“16 & Pregnant” Marathon on MTV starting at 11 am
“Dance Your Ass Off” on Oxygen at 12 pm
“John Tucker Must Die” on FX at 12 pm
“True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson” on E! at 12 pm
NYC Prep&#8221…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 17, 2009