Thursday, April 29, 2010

Betty White SNL Promo

Get ready for Betty White to be super silly on Saturday May 8th on SNL. Check out the promo:

Betty White is more popular then ever as of late with a hysterical role in this summers best romantic comedy, The Proposal and with the best Superbowl ad this year for snickers. I have a feeling she is going to bring SNL's mojo back next week.

These strange guys compiled her best lines:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

M.I.A.'s Born Free Video

M.I.A. released a video for her song “Born Free” on her website, (warning - it is very graphic, as they say in internet land NSFW), that depicts a military roundup and violent slaughter of the redheaded citizens of a war-torn desert nation. Yes, this does not have to do with television, but as a redhead I think it is interesting to share. I see the video as interesting way to get people to start thinking about genocide and wars throughout the world by using very America/European looking persons as the victims. I think this video is a great way to battle apathy that many have towards issues such as these. Especially as a redhead it makes me think about how it might be if I were to hunted down.

Check out the poll and see how other feel about the video.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Party Down Puts Glee in its Place

The cast of Starz orginal series Party Down made some big statements to E!Online. "We're better than Glee," said Martin Star; Ryan Hansen chimed in with, "Waaay better than Glee ." Relax, Gleeks. It's all in good fun since Jane Lynch, Sue Sylvester from Glee used to be on the show. 

Party Down is about a team of caters and their escapades on the job. Lynch returns this season when the Party Down team caters her wedding and Ryan Hansen's character Kyle's band plays and Lynch's replacement Megan Mullally faces off with Lynch.

In my opinion it is one of the more outragously funny shows on television. It is a funny workplace comedy like 30Rock or the Office, but being a cable program it can take things to the next level. I suggest watching the entire first season and then start up with season 2.

The second season of Party Down on Starz at 10pm on Fridays. If you have Comcast cable you can check out the lastest episodes at

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PSAs are getting more graphic... Are they getting your attention?

In a recent article on CNN the effectiveness of extremely graphic Public Service Announcements (PSA) was questioned. The PSAs for the Meth Project, Cervical Cancer prevention and Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving  all are graphic, but in different ways. The Meth Project PSAs, vividly depict the way a life can crumble when young adults start using meth. The commercials are rather disturbing. They actually gave me the chills. These commercials are the most graphic. The Cervical Cancer awareness ads are realistic in their tone and setting and seek to unsettle viewers.The Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving ads depict very serious situations that are awful and scary, but use a bit of humor to knock some sense into the viewer's head.

All The Meth Project Ads

Help Prevent Cervical Cancer Ad 


Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Ad

School administrators claim that the students have changed over the years and that they are exposed to a lot more at a younger age. I completely agree that the messages should be stronger, but the commercials like the meth projects ads are just disturbing.
Readers, do you think these ads are effective in getting peoples attention or would they make you want to change the channel?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Glee Spoiler!

Idina Menzel just joined the cast of Glee as Shelby Corcoran the director of the rival school's show chior, could be having a huge impact on Lea Michele's character, Rachel Berry's life. In an interview by E!'s television expert Kristin Dos Santos with one of Glee's creators Ryan Murphy revealed that in the Lady Gaga episode, "Lea and Idina Menzel will do an acoustic version of 'Poker Face.' It's sort of like a stripped-down mother-daughter 'Poker Face' that Lady Gaga was involved in. Really. If you listen to the lyrics, it kind of works; She can't love anybody…It works. Listen to the lyrics again."

Check out the clip from E! News:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

E! Online Offers a First Look at ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars

From the channel that brought us Greek and Make it or Break it, comes yet another silly teen drama that I am totally going to waste my time watching this summer. ABC Family's new show is called Pretty Little Liars. The major plot of the show is that the queen bee (as they call the most popular girl in school on Gossip Girl) goes missing and the queen bee's posse has to figure out what happened. The show seems to have an eerie, thriller aspect since it's creeptastic tag line is:
"Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret."

Creepzilla. This show seems like it is going to be very similar to the CW's prime time programming. I am glad to see ABC Family expanding its original programming and I hope that they are successful in grabbing some of those teen eyeballs away for the CW. I personally feel that ABC Family's programming offers more characters with substance and positive value systems that are better for kids to watch regularly.

Pretty Little Liars will premier on Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TBS Pick Up Coco

After the NBC late night fiasco, Conan O'Brien has a new home on TBS. O'Brien's new program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern starting in November, which will shift "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, from 11 p.m. EDT to midnight. The five-year contract gives O'Brien ownership of the show, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to publicly discuss it. (via the Associated Press) Conan of course had a funny tweet on the topic.

Save One Show! The Fans Have Spoken

E! Online  has given a voice to the masses! E! Online's annual Save One Show Campaign is launched on Monday, March 29th 2010 giving fans the chance to rescue their favorite low audience rated shows from cancellation. The shows in the running to be saved were Accidentally on Purpose (CBS), Better Off Ted (ABC), Chuck (NBC), FlashForward (ABC), The Forgotten (ABC), Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Heroes (NBC), Human Target (Fox),  Life Unexpected (The CW), Medium (CBS), Melrose Place (The CW), Mercy (NBC), Numb3rs (CBS), One Tree Hill (The CW), Parenthood (NBC), Scrubs (ABC), Sons of Tuscon (Fox), Trauma (NBC), and V (ABC).

The way voting worked was that fans voted for their favorite show until Monday April 5th when the shows were cut down to a top five, which were
  • Better Off Ted
  • Chuck
  • Life Unexpected
  • One Tree Hill
  • Parenthood
Fans of the ousted shows had the chance to get their series back in the running via a special Twitter Wild Card vote. The Wild Card winner, which was announced on April 7th, was NBC's Heroes.

Fans of the final shows then voted for the one show to be saved on April 12th and the winner was.... DRUMROLL...
I really like the idea of fans being able to tell television execs which shows are important to them and which shows they will actually watch. I hope that this really does impact NBC's executives to bring Chuck back for a fourth season. It is one of my favorite shows on TV and Zachary Levi is so cute.

Last year Chuck was in danger of being canceled as well. The fans spoke up then by supporting Subway which was featured in many episodes of Chuck. Crain's New York Business article 'Chuck fans hit up Subway' details the fans efforts which successfully brought about a third season.

I hope that more fans will speak up for the favorite shows in the future like the instances here.

  • Better Off Ted (ABC)

  • Chuck (NBC)

  • FlashForward (ABC)

  • The Forgotten (ABC)

  • Ghost Whisperer (CBS)

  • Heroes (NBC)

  • Human Target (Fox)

  • Life Unexpected (The CW)

  • Medium (CBS)

  • Melrose Place (The CW)

  • Mercy (NBC)

  • Numb3rs (CBS)

  • One Tree Hill (The CW)

  • Parenthood (NBC)

  • Scrubs (ABC)

  • Sons of Tuscon (Fox)

  • Trauma (NBC)

  • V (ABC)

  • Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Modern Family goes iPad Crazy for Free

    On Last night's (March 31, 2010) episode of Modern Family Phil wants and iPad for his birthday and his wife Claire tries to get one. So much of the episode is revolves around the iPad that it must have been a paid product placement, right? Wrong! (ad age detailed why apple did not have to pay for yet another product placement in the article 'Modern Family' Featured an IPad, but ABC Didn't Collect) The writers simply used the launch of a new apple product as an interesting plot for the show. I think it gave the episode a true to life feeling. The beauty of it was that the product integration was perfectly in character for Phil Dunphy and the show. In an earlier episode Phil purchases a top of the line remote for the television and mentions discussing technology online with his buddies. Phil's line: "Two weeks?! That's the worst thing you can say to an early adopter" Demonstrates the the launch of the iPad is simply an influential event to him. So many times, product placements are ham-fisted and artificial. This time, it felt natural and absolutely essential for the entire plot.

    Check out this clip and see how Claire and Phil's son Luke saves the day with his lies.