On Tuesday night's new episode of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Vicki Gunvalson did something that we do not see many times on the hit franchise: actually say that she regretted something that she said...
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The "Arrested Development" reboot is happening -- it's really happening. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed that all 10 episodes of "Arrested Development" Season 4, the show's much-anticipated return to TV, will premiere on the same day sometime in 2012.
Boss Mitch Hurwitz also confirmed that production is set to begin this summer, and shared that while they were planning to do an episode on each character, it will now look like the series always did: "That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again."
If and when "Nurse Jackie" returns to Showtime for a fifth season, it is going to be doing so with some different names on board.According to some new reports, co-creators and showrunners Linda Wallem and Liz...
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Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton lose a couple more performers.
In a first ever departure from the usual results, the judges make the bottom two contestants dance for their lives.
Only a matter of weeks after it was confirmed that Camille Grammer was leaving "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she has found her way into the headlines again. This time, it's courtesy by and large...
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I fell behind on television again, so the reviews are a day late.
The Killing continued the inquiry into tattoo guy and the mob. They actually catch the tattoo guy and find his drawing of Rosie. Another red herring? Could the show have been fixed? I guess we'll find out soon enough.
A common complaint non-Mad Men watchers have about the show is that it's boring and just people sitting around talking. Yes, it is people sitting around talking, but have you ever been so entertained by people sitting around and talking? I think not. There's something mystical about the show's ability to do so much with so little. Have Peggy take all of Roger's money--instant smiles--then this week have her exclaim that Lane is beating up Peter--instant smiles. The episode takes a step back and look at four men--Peter, Don, Lane, and Ken. All are very different people in very different places. The episode focuses more on the three who aren't Don, and because of a glancing look at Don, it seems like he has a much better life than the rest of the them.
Game of Thrones: Varys has a great conversation with Tyrion about power (one of the highlights of the book, IMO), and he concludes that power is an illusion. Indeed, despite people's proclamations of fealty or piety, they couldn't care less. What matters is how far up the ladder they can be in the future. We see this illustrated in the next scene, as Yoren and others are killed without a second thought. They're supposed to be the Night's Watch, a group all the kingdoms are supposed to support, and they're supposed to be allowed to make it to the Wall unimpeded. But does Amory Lorch care? Not in the least bit. He's going to help the Lannisters who currently hold King's Landing.
Major book spoilers ahead, read at your own peril: There were again many deviations from the book. There was stuff with Loras, Renly,and Margaery that clearly wasn't in the book, but the additions don't change the plot on a large scale. What really caught my attention, however, was Shae becoming handmaiden for Sansa. In the book, over halfway through, Shae becomes handmaiden of Lollys after Lollys gets rape by the mob after they send Myrcella off to Dorne at the docks. This seemed like a pretty big deal in the book, a culmination of the growing unrest at King's Landing that had been building, setting the stage for an unruly King's Landing before Stannis's assault. Is the show going to skip over this? Another less important deviation was Arya, Gendry, and the others getting captured at that point. They're suppose to run away for a bit before getting caught later, but it's not important.
Although this season of Fringe hasn't exactly been my favorite, I've accepted this new format and I've grown to like it. Yes, the writers threw away three seasons of development--which was part of confusion over Broyles since he did die last season--but it's fine for the most part. It turns out that Broyles was not a shapeshifter but was helping Jones in exchange for saving his son's health. Unlike Walter, though, Broyles mostly owns up to it quickly, turning himself in to the other Broyles. The other big development was Jones continuing to cause trouble, culminating with the revelation that he wants to destroy both universes. OK... I have no clue what that's about...
Grimm: Lots of people liked last week's episode and it's quite understandable. Nick's new gang, consisting of himself, Monroe, and now Rosalie, is awesome and with the fast pace and the great humanization of Adalind, the episode had a lot going for it. That said, the overarching plot with Renard and Adalind and the key is awful. The master plan was for Adalind to seduce Hank to put him in a coma to somehow get Nick to turn over the key. Whose terrible plan was this? Why not go after Juliette? Why not provide back up? And we still don't know who the fuck Renard is.
Awake is definitely not coming back for another season, but even in the first season it seems like the show is headed towards a wild conclusion. The Brittons in the red world are moving to Oregon, breaking the locational link between the two worlds.
Up All Night's first season wasn't groundbreaking and it was never a show I watched for laughs, but it had a comfortable, welcoming feeling. Christina Applegate and Will Arnett had amazing chemistry from day one and eventually even Maya Rudolph fit in.
With talk that The Office will be completely overhauled--the current cast reduced to recurring and a new batch coming in--I actually think that wouldn't be too bad. We've seen the show struggle greatly in Michael's last seasons and especially since his departure. Andy clearly isn't a suitable replacement, as he has all of Michael's bad traits without the cluelessness that made Michael a fun character. I wouldn't mind if Creed was given center stage for once.
Psych's season never had a SERIOUS episode, a staple on the show since "An Evening with Mr. Yang" back in the third season, not that it ever needed one. The season finale is mostly a light affair, but it dives into Henry's past and ends with him getting shot. Now, this being Psych, I don't think Henry will die. But if he did, it would fit
Justified: Now that's a finale! Fast, twisty, and of course bloody. Very bloody with the way Quarles left the world. At the same time, the shock of Quarles getting his armed chopped off was tempered by Quarles still alive, reaching for his arm, and Raylan pulling it back--funny stuff we've come to expect behind the mayhem of the show. I was surprised Arlo survived, but with Raylan stating that Arlo shot at person with the hat without recognizing the face pretty much puts him on the short list of people Raylan needs to kill.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 was pretty great. There's Krysten Ritter as the eponymous bitch and James Van Der Beek as the Beek himself. Chloe becoming "friendly" with June happened a little too quick, but I'm not sure it would be even possible in thirty minutes to turn someone from total bitch to semi-friend.
I haven't commented on New Girl (or any comedy, really), but I wanted to say how much I like the characters together. We really get the sense that these characters know and like each other a lot and want to hang up.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but, yeah, Glee sucked. The plots were again contrived and the songs overproduced (and for once, badly lip synced). The one saving grace--a big one, I'll admit--was Matt Bomer. His lesson about pointing had me cracking up.
The way NCIS ended last week was a bit weird. It seemed like the episode would end with a raid on the warehouse, allowing the heroes who'd been shot at earlier a chance to shootup the cartel. Instead, we just see Gibbs looking at a news report.
See how pleasant Bones can be when the characters aren't arguing over trivial things? The show will never have a plot as cool as Gormogon, but I hope it keeps up.
Being Human's second season was a big letdown. Maybe it would have been better if any of the three plots were any good but they were all equally bad. None were particularly exciting or interesting or emotional or anything.
Castle staged a Firefly reunion, bringing Adam Baldwin to play a Detective Slaughter. It was cool to see Mal and Jayne reunited, the dinosaur toy, and the brown coat, but the episode stood on its own because Slaughter was such a different character. The episode got bogged down in stupid Beckett drama, but it didn't hinder the episode as as whole.
Smash continues having the problem with too many characters and too many uninteresting storylines. The arrival of Rebecca Duvall was done well, as the first thing she does is sing out of key. From there, we see that she clearly shouldn't be in the role and has an attitude, but also that she could play the part adequately.
House, the show and the character, tried to deceive everyone by bringing in Wilson's son. We're led to believe that this kid is perfect and Wilson will have a son who is everything he wanted. Only, this is House, the show and the character. The show has basically resigned itself to never tackling anything of importance, and the character is a long string of pranks. So in the end it was a big prank and we can all go back to what we were doing before. For a while during the episode, I thought the kid might actually be real, considering this is the last season. Maybe the writers would take a chance towards the end of the series. But no, we should never overestimate these writers, and just assume the lowest denominator to be true.
Interesting, in this week's episode, the writers give a little nod towards House and Donika, with House throwing away her INS letter. Well at least something came about another overwrought discussion of everyone's love life.
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The April 17 installment of NBC's "The Voice" (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET) was filled with cheers and tears. After the previous' night's surprise eliminations -- leaving Team Christina down Jesse Campbell and Team Blake without Jordis Unga -- it was time to send one more contestant home from each team.
Plus, it was also time for Justin Bieber to make a live appearance to present the world premiere of a portion of his new video for "Boyfriend." Bieber, who could barely be heard over the screams in the studio, also announced that his new album will be released on June 19.
As the tween shrieking dissipated, it was time to move on to the emotional eliminations.
America's votes saved one member Team Christina and another from Team Blake. Apparently, it was boys' night because opera singer Chris Mann and Alicia Keys' former back-up singer Jermaine Paul respectively won the most votes.
For Team Christina, that left young pop rocker Ashley De La Rosa and alternative artist Lindsey Pavao to prove themselves to their coach. Country singer RaeLynn and belter Erin Willett were the ones who had one last chance performance on Team Blake.
Ashley sang Lady Gaga's "You and I" and Adam said it wasn't her best. "Regardless of this performance, I'd keep you around because you're amazing," he assured her. Blake agreed and added that between Lindsey and Ashley, he'd buy Ashley's record.
Lindsey Pavao put her own spin on Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go." By the end of it, she broke down and even Christina started shedding some tears. Cee Lo said he sees "charm" in her and Blake said "there's something so mysterious about her that it draws you into her." Still, he maintained, he'd go with Ashley.
But Christina didn't agree. After a tearful Christina declared her love for both young women, she decided to save Lindsey, sending Ashley home.
Then, Team Blake's bottom two took the stage. Erin Willett opted for Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" and a still visibly shaken Christina said she put in an amazing effort. Then, RaeLynn performed The Band Perry's "If I Die Young." Adam commended the young star because he said, "The song doesn't play her; she plays the song." However, he still didn't think it was her best.
Like Christina, Blake said he loved both of his team members. Eventually -- after much rambling and host Carson Daly pressuring him for a name -- Blake decided to save the more seasoned Erin Willett, sending his youngest team member RaeLynn back to Texas.
Next week, Team Adam and Team Cee Lo will be the ones under pressure. Who do you think will move on to the semi-finals? And did Blake and Christina make the right decisions? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
"The Voice" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
For the first time in "Dancing With the Stars" (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC) history, the bottom two couples had to dance for their lives in front of the judges.
"It's not about your favorite couple; It's not about who you feel sorry for; The dance duel is all about the dancing," said judge Len Goodman. This week, the bottom two stars were Jaleel White and Gavin DeGraw.
However, Jaleel might have been a little confused about what the dance duel actually meant because before the couples started dancing, he broke out into song. "I told my mom that if I got here that I would say, 'And I'm telling you' ... you know the rest of the lyrics."
It was an intense first duel, as the two couples had to perform the ha cha at the same time. Unfortunately for one star, it was finally time to leave the ballroom for good. It was an unanimous decision, as all three judges voted to save Jaleel and his partner Kym Johnson, making Gavin the first victim of the dance duel.
Despite having some of the lowest scores of the week, both Melissa Gilbert and Gladys Knight were saved by the viewers' votes, which means that the Empress of Soul will officially get to show off her moves during next week's Motown week.
Fan favorites Maria Menounos and Derek Hough were safe after their routine was chosen by the judges as the best of the week. Maria and Derek performed their dance for a second time during Tuesday's episode, but left off one essential part -- the highly publicized kiss. The two may not have kissed each other, but Derek landed quite a smooch on judge Carrie Ann Inaba. This time, however, she didn't seem to mind.
Fellow judges' favorites Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas were also safe, as was the Latin dancing James Bond -- William Levy. He did perform quite the sultry Argentine tango, but he'll have some serious competition next week from Donald Driver because the football player and his partner Peta Murgatroyd were also safe. Despite being in the bottom last week due to a lack of votes, Disney star Roshon Fegan was also safe.
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
It turns out that disco isn't dead after all - it's alive and kicking on this week's episode of Glee. In search of an assignment and a way to get through to a few of his troubled students, Mr. Schue finds the answer in the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. So what does that mean for us? A little Bee Gees, a little hustle, and a lot of white polyester.
As we get closer to McKinley High's graduation day, the seniors are getting more antsy about their future plans. Even Mr. Schue is starting to get worried about a select three - Finn, Santana, and Mercedes - because they don't have anything set in motion yet. Ready to break down all the big moments? Justread more
Though this isn't my favorite episode, the scenes for next week's Glee already having me looking forward to a whole lotta Whitney Houston. How'd you feel about the disco flashback?
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