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ABC Orders Drama from Oscar Nominated Director, Renews Idiocracy-Inspired Show, Paradox Rips Tom Bergeron in Half

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 23, 2014 | Comments ()


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Poor Tom Bergeron. He was getting ready for the next cycle of Dancing with the Stars, and out of nowhere, a bolt of sonic power deriving from the network offices sliced through him, killing him instantly.

So, why the paradox? Because ABC renewed Wipeout believe it or not, for the SEVENTH SEASON, making it the longest running show besides America’s Funniest Videos that no one knew was still on the air. Seven seasons, y’all! Of watching people fall on their faces (and yes, shut up, of course I’ve seen it. It’s hilarious!)

Meanwhile, on the same day, ABC also ordered to series an untitled drama from David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) described as an upstairs/downstairs soap centered in a private country club.

Word is, the dialogue between the country club members and its staff will be inspired by David O. Russell’s meltdown with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees.

“You think I’m going to have some f**king c*nt yell at me in front of the f**king crew while I’m trying to help you, b*tch?”







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  • kinoumenthe

    That header though. That must be two of the most forced smiles I have seen in a while.

  • Bob Genghis Khan

    I thought Tom Berenger died for a second.

  • eag46

    I'm just glad Tom Bergeron isn't really dead. I've liked him ever since Fox After Breakfast and he deserves better than Dancing with the Stars.

  • e jerry powell

    What, another 200 seasons of AFHV?

  • idiosynchronic

    I admire his tenacity. When it was FAB Bergeron, he seemed unique (he seems like a proto-Jimmy Fallon & Craig Ferguson now); he was engaging, obviously adored his job and thought it was the best absolute luck in the world he got to run amok in a New York loft and get paid for it. He read the news, didn't pretend to be a newsperson, but gave great interview.

    Watching him on AFHV . . well, he knows it's a steady paycheck and he's still on TV . . And DWTS is even more paycheck, and its somwhat less demeaning . .

  • Hawkeye Fierce

    The question I struggle with is how come this puts me off O'Russell here, but I can still watch Christian Bale?

    Awesome dance music remix? I don't know. And that's leaving the whole Polanski/Allen thing over in the next zip code.

  • lowercase_ryan

    well that's new to me.

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