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8 TV News Items that Will In No Way Improve Your Advanced Trigonometry Skills

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 29, 2012 | Comments ()


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  • How does a pompous, mediocre-looking blowhard with impulse control issues like Alec Baldwin marry a woman who looks like this? Is it 1) because he's an extraordinarily gifted actor; 2) because he's rich; or 3) those flowing blonde locks? (via VF)

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  • On that note, here's an image -- via Vulture -- from the set of "30 Rock." Is that Tina Fey's baby, or is that Liz Lemon's baby?

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  • I guess I hadn't recalled that the 1980 film, Fame had spawned a 1982 television series by the same name. Well, three years after Hollywood remade the movie, "American Idol" creator Nygel Lightgoe is remaking the television series, setting it "against the backdrop of today's unprecedented access to the world of celebrity," where "it will expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom." Jesus Christ: Is Lythgoe trying to insinuate that there's something "gritty" about auditioning for "American Idol," because obviously this iteration of "Fame" is meant to highlight a new kind of stardom: Reality-television stardom.

    Yuck.

  • After years of trying, and failing, to get a new installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series off the ground, it appears now that the movie may be turned into a television series. But before you get your knickers twisted, there is some reason to be optimistic: Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit") is behind the adaptation, according to Vulture. More interestingly, Eddie Murphy had suggested that he's willing to participate by appearing occasionally on the show, which Murphy envisions as a show about Axel Foley's son, who is now the chief of police in Detroit.

  • I'm not as enamored with "Modern Family" as I was during its first season, but I do love this tweet from "Modern Family" showrunner Steve Levitan.

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  • Fox's "Bones," which returns on September 17th, will be returning with a new title sequence, remixed by Crystal Method.

  • While we're on the subject of long-running but fairly bland procedurals starring people we like more than we like their shows, here's a promo for season five of "Castle."

  • Finally, here's some fantastic news for "Breaking Bad" fans: Last Sunday's episode, which reached 3 million viewers, was the most watched episode of the entire series' run. Strangely, however, the show is doing about twice as well with men as with women, according to Vulture.



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    Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


    • Why does any woman marry any man? Because he makes her laugh and he's good with kids... and being good in the sack doesn't hurt.

    • Dan Scott

      Hate to be that guy but "Say My Name" actually got 2.98m viewers

    • longcoat000

      'Is Lythgoe trying to insinuate that there’s something “gritty” about auditioning for “American Idol,” because obviously this iteration of “Fame” is meant to highlight a new kind of stardom: Reality-television stardom.'

      Are you insinuating that there's a way for contestants to get an audition with the big three judges OTHER than by giving the PAs handling the pre-interviews a tuggie? Or maybe he's going to lovingly film the <url=http: www.youtube.com="" watch?v="B32JKroPf7o">casting process</url>?

    • Bequafina

      "While we’re on the subject of long-running but fairly bland procedurals
      starring people we like more than we like their shows, here’s a promo
      for season five of “Castle.”"

      I WILL CUT YOU.

    • "While we’re on the subject of long-running but fairly bland procedurals starring people we like more than we like their shows..." -- Ouch. That's so painfully true about Bones, I'm going to assume it's also true about Castle and continue to ignore it.

    • John W

      I'm sure she married Alec because of his mind.

    • Pookie

      Whomever is Steve Levitan guy is, he’s a real pisser. I’ve never seen a woman get kicked in the balls before, or in a broad’s case, the ovaries.

    • Pentadactyl

      " long-running but fairly bland procedurals starring people we like more than we like their shows" Perfect descriptions for both of those!

    • Green Lantern

      Agreed! Wow..."Castle" is starting season 5?

      Oh Nathan...that major network television teat is a bitch goddess, isn't it? Can't say I blame him.

    • JenVegas

      So true. I am happy Bones is back but I hope everyone dies at the end of this season because it was horrible and boring last season.

    • I've always loved that still of Mike The Cleaner. With the picture size being just so he looks like a gritty-yet-still-lovable Santa Claus.

    • That is one hell of a look Baldwin is rocking. I'm off to buy white-rimmed aviators and then I think I'll go home from work via a Duran Duran video.

    • Bert_McGurt

      "Is that Tina Fey’s baby, or is that Liz Lemon’s baby?"
      Neither. It's a baby-shaped block of cheese.

    • Arran

      Workin' on the NIGHT CHEESE...

    • I was gonna guess a ham.

    • Javier

      is his name Gene Parmesan?

    • Long_Pig_Tailor

      That was gouda.

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