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Upfronts 2015: Fox Schedule


Fox released their Fall 2015 schedule today to advertisers and officially cancelled several shows. I get to watch these pilots this week so I’m excited.  Check out what is coming your way and what to say goodbye to forever… maybe (Please save the Mindy Project, Hulu).

Cancelled: Backstrom, The Following, Glee, Gracepoint, Hieroglyph, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia, Weird Loners. Continue reading Upfronts 2015: Fox Schedule

Pitch Perfect


Pitch Perfect is a movie starring Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air, Twilight) about a  girl arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: a cappela singers. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the college a cappella world.

At first glance, it basically looks like Glee in college and in some instances it is. But they get beyond that with better arrangements and better acting (cough Lea Michele cough* bad acting *cough). The movie is clearly catering to the demographic that watches a show like Glee but I think it can also be enjoyed by anyone that likes a good comedy. Everyone is hilarious in this, especially Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Bachelorette) who continues to be a stand out in every role she’s taken. If you just sit back and just go with the college angst and the sappy romance, you will thoroughly enjoy this movie. Pitch Perfect is in theaters now. 

What To Watch: September 13


Fall premieres continue tonight. Got some Glee kids, some housewives and Brian Williams? Here are the premieres for Thursday, September 13.

9/8c – FOX – Glee- Season 4 Premiere. In this new season, the members of New Directions compete among themselves to see who will become the next star of the glee club. During open auditions, a fresh crop of students are introduced (Yeah cause that’s what this show needs– more new characters) Meanwhile, Rachel (Lea Michele) has a rocky start in New York and struggles to please her demanding dance teacher, guest star Kate Hudson (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Almost Famous). She also meets Brody, a handsome upperclassman who will certainly get in the mix of the Rachel/Finn tale. This show is pretty dead to me and there is nothing that can save it. It got so ridiculous, I quit. Won’t be back. I hope it gets back on track for anyone that is still a fan but I doubt it. You should just go back and watch the perfection that is season 1 and just stick to that.

9/8c – BRAVO – The Real Housewives of Miami – Season 2 Premiere. Returning Housewives Lea Black, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton are joined this season by socialite Lisa Hochstein, supermodel Joanna Krupa, successful lawyer and chef Ana Quincoces and celebrity dentist Karent Sierra. Also returning in a recurring role is Alexia Echevarria, who made her son Frankie’s rehabilitation from a bad automobile accident earlier this year her main priority. I’m actually surprised this one is back. I mean it has been almost 2 years since it was on and the show just wasn’t up to par with the crazy and drama factor like the other Housewives franchises. They clearly really wanted to change that and decided to bring 4 new women in. 7 women is entirely too much. I mean you have an hour every week; how are you supposed to get to know the ladies? I couldn’t care less about who they are as long as they bring the drama. I watch every other Housewives city (don’t judge me), so I’ll be back again for this one.

10/9c – NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams – Season 2 premiere. The news magazine returns for season 2 and on tonight’s premiere Nancy Snyderman examines Internet dependency and studies that equate it with drug or alcohol addiction. Also: a report on media outlets that scrutinize statements by public officials; an interview with pop sensation Justin Bieber; and a look at extravagant family reunions. This show is a good but it does absolutely nothing to dig NBC out of the hole that they are in.

Network Upfronts 2012


I know I’m over 3 weeks late here but…. better late than never right? So upfronts happened and brought about the final nail to the coffins of many shows as well as plenty of renewals for the networks. We also get a preview of what the fall 2012 has in store for us.

Lets’s start with ABC. Their cancelled shows for the 11-12 season were Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up!, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It. Renewed shows are Castle, Modern Family, Body of Proof, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Suburgatory, The Bachelor, and The Middle.

I’m not really sad about any of the shows that were cancelled here. The only one that I feel they should have given more time to was GCB. Maybe let it run a little more in the summer to catch more of an audience. Their ratings weren’t terrible either so I didn’t really understand that one. As for everything that got renewed YES, YES, YES especially Cougar Town. TBS came in with a last minute save on the show because ABC was definitely going to ax it. So come this fall Cougar Town will no longer air on ABC but on TBS. Continue reading Network Upfronts 2012

Season Finales Tuesday 5/22/12


Dancing With The Stars – ABC 9/8c – Season 14 finale. Who will win the mirror ball trophy? Will it be the washed up NFL player Donald Driver? The opera singer from across the pond, Katherine Jenkins? Or the Latin playboy William Levy? Gladys Knight and Kelly Clarkson perform.
Glee – FOX 9/8c – Season 3 finale. Graduation is finally here, as McKinley High’s class of 2012 looks to the past and present, while contemplating the future.

Smash


Smash is an NBC show that premiered last month about the drama that happens on and off the stage during the making of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show has a cast of some familiar faces as well as some newcomers. American Idol’s Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty star as Karen and Ivy, the two ladies who battle it out to play Marilyn. Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston also star in the  show.

Seven episodes in and I really like it. I loved the pilot. It showed a lot of potential.  I think it has gotten a little soap opera-y but I like soap operas so I have no problems with that. I have read somethings where they call it the grownup version of Glee but I have to disagree. Glee especially now is just so haphazard and makes no sense. They also just sing for singing sake, it has nothing to do with developing the plot or the characters whereas on Smash there is a purpose for every song.

Lets talk about the singing. It’s pretty great. Katherine McPhee to me was ok on Idol but her voice has gotten better over the years and Megan Hilty, who I had no clue about before this show, is clearly from Broadway. She plays her role so well and her singing is great too (There was one song on a recent episode that didn’t sound that great but it was still better than half the singing on Glee).

The ratings have been so-so for other channels but for NBC, it has definitely boosted its Monday night viewership. Thank goodness because they just renewed the show for a 2nd season. YAY!!! If you haven’t checked it out you should.

American Horror Story Season 2


The cast for the second season of American Horror Story (AHS) has been announced. Ryan Murphy, creator of reported AHS and Glee, told reporters at the Friday night the characters that are going to be back for the 2nd season.

Season 2 of AHS will bring back Jessica Lange (Constance), Sarah Paulson (Billy Dean the medium), Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), Lily Rabe (Nora Montgomery) and Zachary Quinto (Chad Warwick).  All of them will be playing different characters than they did in the first season. Murphy also says that there might be other characters from season 1 dropping in.

This doesn’t bode well with me for the second season. Ryan Murphy has a habit of making good to great first seasons of his shows and then completely ruining them the second season. See Glee and Nip Tuck (although season 2 of Nip Tuck, I think, was on par with the first. Season 3 is when it all went to hell). AHS wasn’t a great show but it was pretty good and I don’t like the way I have to worry about my main characters dying. It makes me not care about the show one bit. I don’t think I’ll be watching the 2nd season of this but we’ll see. I said I was done with Top Model and I’m back on that again. Sigh.

 

 

FALL TV (Sorry DVR, Break Time Over)


Every year when September rolls around I always get excited.  Not just because it’s my birthday month but because fall tv returns. I LOVE FALL TELEVISION.  The networks roll out all their new shows that got picked up and old favorites return.  This fall there are over 127 new and returning shows starting Sept 13th from cable and the big 5 networks.    I will be watching all of the new ones for at least 3 or 4 episodes before I decide if they are any good and cut them off. How I’m going to manage that, I don’t know. Entertainment Weekly has a nice article with tips on  how to navigate the fall tv season so it’s gonna be all good.

This season there are many shows that I’m looking forward to, both new and returning, but I have managed to narrow down the list to 10 (5 returning and 5 new) that I think everyone should watch.

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