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Looks like our girl Christina Aguilera is “feeling the moment”!

Christina Aguilera heats up NBC's press event. (JustJared)

Christina Aguilera heats up NBC’s press event. (JustJared)

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Ryan Seacrest on His Way to Building an Empire?

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Everyone knows who Ryan Seacrest is, and that is saying a lot if you look back to the old days when he was a mere radio show host as a teenager. Today, there is no doubt that Mr. Seacrest is one of the biggest personalities in Hollywood, and by extension, the world.

The personable celebrity is best known for his ongoing stint as American Idol host, but he also has a lot of projects on the side. What many might not know is that just how vast his reach has become. He has not forgotten his “humble” origins and continues to do radio shows, but on top of those, he is also an integral part of E!. He even snagged a gig with no less than Dick Clark himself on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”! Read the rest of this entry »

Betty White ‘Off Their Rockers’ Prank Show Picked Up By NBC

Betty White Actress

Betty White gets her own reality TV show! America’s well loved senior citizen will host 12 episodes of the NBC reality show titled Betty White’s Off Their Rockers in which hidden-cameras capture senior citizens playing pranks on youngsters.

NBC announced on Thursday that the program was being developed and that it comes from a Belgian program that has also been successful in various Europoean countries and South Korea.

When asked about the title of the series Betty White said:

“People have been telling me that I’m ‘off my rocker’ for years — now I can prove it.”

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‘Day Of Our Lives’ To Feature First “Gay Centered Storyline”

Days Of Our Lives - First Gay Storyline

45 years ago Days Of Our Lives took to the airwaves and now NBC has announced that the daytime drama will finally introduce their first “gay centered storyline.”

Details about the storyline have not been divulged, however a production insider says that more than likely a current cast member will hook up with a member of the same sex and that the storyline will debut in the next few months.

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First Look At Adrianne Palicki In New Wonder Woman Outfit

Adrianne Palicki As Wonder Woman

Seriously NBC? This is what you come up with when redesigning the Wonder Woman outfit? It looks like the awful wrist cuffs, gold lasso and knee-high boots will all remain, even as the series attempts to reinvent itself for television.

The photo above, a first look at show star Adrianne Palicki in her new outfit for David E. Kelley’s retelling of Wonder Woman is quite awful for a 21st century show, however it does keep with the original design which should please comic book fans, while giving her a tighter pair of pants which should please male comic book fans.

The show remake takes place in Los Angeles where Palicki takes on the roles of Wonder Woman, billionaire business woman Diana Themyscira and her assitant Diana Prince.

The outfit is definitely more sleek than the original, but NBC was hoping for sexy and we just don’t see it.

You can catch the show starting this Fall, in the meantime drop us a line and let us know what you think about the outfit.



Elizabeth Hurley To Play ‘Wonder Woman’ Villain In NBC Reboot

Elizabeth Hurley - Red Bathing Suit

While I’m not a fan of recycling sub-par television for the purpose of creating a new series, I’m actually excited to learn that David E. Kelley’s reboot of the Wonder Woman franchise on NBC will feature Elizabeth Hurley as the villain to Adrianne Palick’s Wonder Woman.

While exact details have not been revealed, PopCrunch says she has been cast as a “tough-talkin’ villain.

Hurley announced via Twitter on Thursday morning:

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Undercovers Cancelled After 13 Episodes

NBC Undercovers Cancelled

NBC couldn’t pull any new J.J. Abrams magic with the show Undercovers canceling the spy espionage series after just 13 episodes.

The show, which aired on Wednesday nights is being pulled after taking in just 5.8 million viewers during last weeks episode.

Undercovers was the first primetime drama to star two black actors in the shows leading roles.

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NBC Orders Two More “Community” Episodes

Community TV Series Still

Joel McHale’s Community will have a full 24 episode season with NBC announcing on Wednesday that they have ordered two more episodes of the sitcom.

While the extra two episodes doesn’t necessarily mean the show will be renewed for a third season, it does show that NBC is at least interested in keeping the show on the air.
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Law And Order Los Angeles, Two Other NBC Shows Will Return For Full Seasons

Law and Order, Outsourced and The Event Returning For Fall 2011 TV Schedule

If you’re a fan of NBC programming you may have a little bit of reason to rejoice today. The Peacock network has announced that they have ordered full seasons of several new shows.

According to EOnline, the order includes full seasons of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced.

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30 Rock To Broadcast Live On October 14

30 Rock Cast

30 Rock will go live from New York City at the Rockefeller on October 14th according to NBC officials.

Network execs announced on Friday that executive producers Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels agreed to the live show which will be broadcast two times in one night, one time for East Coast viewers and one time for West Coast viewers.

NBC has a tradition of broadcasting live shows including their hit series Will & Grace.


Today Show Removes “Gay Marriage” Ban For Wedding Contest

Today Show Wedding

Executives at NBC have removed the “Gay ban” for their popular Today Show ‘Modern Wedding Contest.’

While the ban may no longer exist, it’s still up to producers to pick the winner, which in essence gives them the ability to watch, but not choose gay respondents video applications. Read the rest of this entry »


“The Office” Actress Is Divorcing Office Producer/Writer

Angela Kinsey - The Office Actress Angela Kinsey, the actress who plays Angela on the hit NBC show The Office is ending her marriage. The man she’s divorcing? Warren Lieberstein, a writer and producer for the show his wife acts on.

According to TMZ, the couple filed for divorce last week at L.A. County Superior Court, with Angela citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple have been married for a decade.

The couple have a two-year-old daughter together and Kinsey requested joint legal and physical custody during document filing.

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Steve Carell Is Leaving The Office

Steve Carell Steve Carell has officially announced that he plans to leave his hit TV show The Office after his contract expires at the end of next season.

On the show Carell plays the egotistical and always hilarious office boss Michael Scott, a role which has garnered him worldwide recognition and a devout following.

During an interview with Us Magazine Carell said he would make his exit in May 2011, when asked if he would leave he simply stated:

“Yes, it will be my last.” adding “It’s the last (season) on my contract, and I want to honor my contract.”

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TV Tidbits: Law and Order Canceled!!

A few of the big TV networks might have ordered several new series for the fall, but the big news is the cancellation of one of the biggest shows: Law & Order, the original series. Well, at least NBC has cancelled it and Dick Wolf is accusing them of reneging on their deal. The alternative is to take the 21st season over to TNT, but TNT was in fact supposed to be part of the original NBC deal.

Seems like there’s a fair bit of politics going on. But as far as I’m concerned, Law & Order has become long in the tooth and should be put out of it’s misery. They’ve changed the cast too many times and I’ve lost interest in the remaining characters. This is something that another hit franchise, CSI, has been doing, and likely losing viewers as a result. Here’s a clue: when your favorite characters are all gone, there’s no incentive to watch the same old stories rehashed.

Instead, NBC seems to be focusing on the six new series they’ve ordered for Fall 2010, many of which appear to be comedies, which possibly more to follow. (Gee, I remember when comedies ruled network TV, not franchised police dramas.) But if you didn’t already know, the L&O franchise isn’t dead yet. The new one, Law & Order: Los Angeles (aka LOLA), is launching next season. Actually, I thought the CSI franchise would beat them to it. I guess not. Now, I couldn’t find any good video for LOLA nor LO:TOS, so here’s a Muppets spoof of LO:SVU.


Jay Leno’s Explosive Cover

I was hoping they’d put Conan O’Brien on the cover, but I guess he’s had his fair share of media attention for the past few weeks. It’s Jay Leno’s turn. Entertainment Weekly featured the Jay Leno Show host on this week’s cover.

Their cover blurb, “TV’s 50 Biggest Bombs Ever” caught readers’ attention in the midst of NBC’s late night shuffle hullabaloo.

“Sometimes TV networks, producers, or actors do something so stupid, it makes you ask: What the heck were they thinking?” wrote the EW staff. “In that spirit, we decided to take time out to honor (if you want to call it that) television’s biggest bombs and blunders. We’re talking the decisions both bad (hey, let’s give Felicity a haircut!) and bizarre (XFL, anyone?). And at the top of our list: NBC’s decision to put Jay Leno at 10 p.m. It destroyed not only five hours of primetime programming, but also the local newscasts that followed.”

Sounds like an intellectually juicy read to me. Grab your copy at your nearest newsstands, if you haven’t already.


Conan O’Brien: Read Between The Lines

If you’ve been following the NBC late night comedy shuffle crisis, then you probably already heard that Conan isn’t happy. For those who aren’t familiar with the O’Brien-Leno-Fallon hullaballoo, then here’s a news clip that sums it up:

19th Annual Beat The Odds Awards

And funnyman Conan has a lot to say about the matter. In fact, he released a lengthy statement for the world to see. Taken from The Hollywood Gossip, here it is:

People of Earth,

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future.

It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting.

The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.



Chuck Gets New Stars

Chuck fans were on pins and needles towards the end of the last season, for fear that the TV series would not be renewed. Thank heavens, we have been given another season, and guess what? More stars are joining the episodes as guests. Here is a sneak peek: Angie Harmon (Law & Order), Brandon Routh (Superman), and Kristin Kreuk (Smallville). What can you say about these new additions?


Jenna Bush Gets A Job At NBC

The daughter of former President Bush is all grown up – she got a job at NBC’s Today as a correspondent! Jenna Bush Hager actually has a day job as a teacher in Baltimore, but she took on this other job in order to report on education, among other things. Good on her!


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