It’s a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition, on par with stuffing a turkey and baking pumpkin pie: Thanksgiving day television marathons. This Thursday, you can watch 15 hours of “Burn Notice” on USA, an entire day of “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched” on TV Land, 12 James Bond movies on Syfy, or six “Beverly Hills, 90210” holiday episodes on SoapNet. What else will you want to watch this week? Previews and details after the jump.
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Recently, The Daily Beast has kept a careful eye on the small screen, tallying the number of drinks imbibed during primetime television shows. No, they’re not conducting some parent watchdog study—they’re just trying to determine who’s the biggest drunk on TV. Kara Cutruzzula rewatched the entirety of season four of “Mad Men” to determine just how many drinks the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Price consumed. Not surprisingly, Don Draper came out in the lead with 78 and a half drinks downed during the season. Of course, he does get the most screen time.
Now every week, Kara charts the bevs consumed on other TV shows—from “Gossip Girl” to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta“—to see if anyone can drink Don under the table. Keep reading »
Celebrities have been doing Christmas specials for eons—from Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Donnie and Marie, to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Mariah Carey. But this year, stars are clamoring to do Thanksgiving specials. First, Paul McCartney got one. Then Beyoncé announced one—it’s a 90-minute program full of footage from her latest tour, complete with appearances by Kanye West and Jay-Z. And now Taylor Swift has signed on for one, called “Speak Now,” which will feature her performing songs in her tour bus, Central Park, and many other locations. So which of these Thanksgiving specials will you be watching? [USA Today, NYMag.com]
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En Vogue should really consider doing a reunion tour. The classic ’90s vocal group is having a serious moment. In a span of a week, their lady-power anthem “Free Your Mind” appeared in song-and-dance numbers on two of the biggest shows on television—”Glee” and “Modern Family.” On Wednesday night’s “Modern Family,” Mitchell joins a flash mob grooving to the song at an outdoor mob. “This dance is my love letter to Cam,” he said, explaining why he rehearsed after work to be a part of the group dance.
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I was already embarrassed for “Jersey Shore“‘s Angelina Pivarnick but I want to bury my head deep in the Staten Island landfill after hearing her new single “I’m Hot.” Lyrics like “I’m hot like an ice cream cone with a cherry on top” will do nothing to help her reputation. NOTHING. Not to mention she tries to rap. RAP! Somebody save her from herself. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
“Jersey Shore” may be the hot(tub)est show on television in eons. But one writer is considering legal action against MTV for ripping off his idea. Christopher Gambale submitted a treatment to MTV for a show called “Guidos: A Reality Series.” He wrote it and registered it with the Writer’s Guild of America back in 2006. The concept was to get together a bunch of guidettes and guidos, who Gambale described in the treatment as “a sad, pathetic excuse for a male; not necessarily of Italian descent, but most likely; usually native to the New York/New Jersey tristate area.”
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