Jon Hamm's Perv-Stache and 5 More Things You Need to Know In Order to Maintain Your Status as an Informed TV Viewer
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Jon Hamm's Perv-Stache and 5 More Things You Need to Know In Order to Maintain Your Status as an Informed TV Viewer

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 25, 2012 | Comments ()


  • Let's start with "Children's Hospital," Rob Corddry's hilarious Adult Swim series with lot of famous people that probably six of you have seen. It's a shame, too, because it's one of those great comedies that people will discover two years after it's left the air (episodes are only like seven minutes long, so it will take you all over an afternoon to watch the entire series). One of those famous faces make a future appearance will be Jon Hamm, who -- in a flashback to the 1930s -- will play the institution founder, Arthur Childrens. He will also wear an unflattering mustache. YES, Jon Hamm can look unflattering. Here's a couple of images from EW:


    Ironically, it's not his first time on the show. He once played a completely different character.

  • Meanwhile, according to THR, the entire cast of "Modern Family" has refused to do table reads, and now they're suing ABC to void their contracts. The adult cast members -- who make $65,000 per episode -- are suing because they want $200,000 an episode. They're arguing that their seven-year contracts are invalid because personal service contracts over seven years in length are illegal in California. Does this qualify as a personal service contract? That's dicey, but my guess is that this will all resolve before it heads to court.

  • Elsewhere, with "Munsters" being rebooted with Bryan Fuller, NBC has also decided to tackle another classic monster, Dracula. According to myself, Jonathan Rhy Meyers will star in the 10-episodes series, which will take a contemporary approach to the character.

  • Hey! What's American Idol turned country singer, Kellie Pickler, doing these days?


    Seriously? I don't even recognize her anymore.

  • Here's a quote from NBC President Robert Greenblatt on the firing of Dan Harmon from the TCA's yesterday:

    "I think the fans of Community are going to get the same show that they have loved from the beginning. Every so often, it's time to make a change with the showrunner. You sort of evaluate the creative and how the show is run and how the writing staff works... [and] sometimes you want to freshen the show. We just decided it was time to do that on Community. No disrespect to anyone."

    Well, that's bullshit, mostly because Dan Harmon IS "Community." He's not like other showrunners who simply guide a series. He is the voice of the series. It's like removing Aaron Sorkin from "The West Wing," and we saw how well that worked (OK, yes, a bounce-back final season, but the fifth and sixth seasons were dark years). You can't cut the head off one person and replace it with another head and say, "It's the same!"

    The firing of Harmon, of course, is all part of NBC's new strategy: Less sophistication, more monkeys!

  • Finally, not that there was any concerns about it, but according to Deadline, Jon Stewart has extended his contract with "The Daily Show" through 2015, while Colbert has extended his through 2014. Financial details have not been disclosed.

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  • Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

    • laylaness

      Yep, still wanna do unspeakable things to The Hamm.

      I literally ran into him once at a Sketchfest show a few years ago. I turned around to find my friend, and ran face-first into The Hamm's manly chest. I turned bright red and fumbled with apologies. He put his tough-yet-sensitive hand on my shoulder and purred, "Sorry, doll." I flashed him what I still maintain was my best sex-kitten grin, and fanned myself with my hand as he turned and walked out into the night.

      Excuse me, I just need a moment now.

    • Pat

      Thank you for that

    • Nadine

      As do i, hrrrnnnnnnggghhh

    • cinemaniac

      I finally caught Childrens Hospital this past June at a marathon with the cast and crew at the Drafthouse in Austin. It was a whirlwind 6+ hours of hilarity. I've been DVRing and rewatching it this summer. Everyone with a sense of humor should watch, laugh, and be offended.

    • Rob

      Vinny Van Lowe!

    • Pookie

      Oh great, now Jon Stewart has even more time to wear that progressive mask while shitting on President Obama for not legalizing weed, and simultaneously praising Ron Paul even though Ron Paul wants to basically get rid of the EPA and the Dept. of Education which will somehow make our children better off by drinking contaminated waste water from the local nuclear power plant while being home schooled.

    • Jonathan Rienstra

      Hey, I ran out of tin foil. Can I borrow some?

    • competitivenonfiction

      Can we please talk about the newest Game of Thrones casting news? Are you ignoring it because the discussion is hard to have without potential spoilers for both Game of Thrones and Misfits? We can censor ourselves... I promise. See: I am so [blank] about the possibility of [blank] playing [blank], because I loved [blank]'s arc so much in [blank] and I [blankity blank blank blank], while [blank] makes my toes curl in a [blank] way.

    • space_oddity

      I saw that news! Cannot wait for XXXX to start XXXX with XXXX's XXXX

    • competitivenonfiction

      I just don't know if I can handle [blank] being [blank]y.

    • TheOriginalMRod

      Nope, still sexy.

    • Three_nineteen

      So, Dustin, we're ignoring the fact that the six of us who watch Children's Hospital screamed about it in the comments until you finally listened and tuned in? OK.

    • Bert_McGurt

      So who are the other five of us then?
      Seriously though, I've only watched one or two episodes. I just keep forgetting to go watch it online. It's pretty great though - and hey, Ron Donald!

    • Kala

      Sorry, Rowles. The Hamm is still hot. The Perv-stache doesn't change that one bit. Just makes him seems as though he might appreciate more...uh...EXOTIC bedroom activities.

    • dewdney

      Nope, no, sorry. Takes it away my precious. It burns. It buuurrrnssss...

    • pajiba


    • Kala

      He would be the guy to request the Gomorrah Minuet. Bet.

      I'm still not quite sure what that is, but I choose to live in ignorance, goddammit.

      *Stares At His Dashing Features*

    • jthomas666

      " They’re arguing that their seven-year contracts are invalid because
      personal service contracts over seven years in length are illegal in

      If the law makes PS contracts OVER 7 years illegal, and they're contracts are NOT over 7 years, then WTF?

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