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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pick of the Week: The CBS Monday Lineup Returns With a Vengeance

CBS’ Monday lineup has been taking a little break during the Olympics, but this week it comes back with a vengeance.

And that’s why it’s this week’s Pick…

My Pick of the Week is the one-two-three combo of “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “CSI: Miami.”

The night kicks off with Carrie Underwood guest-starring on “Mother.” She plays Ted’s (Josh Radnor) latest flame, Tiffany. And when the gang suspects Tiffany is stringing Ted along, they each flash back to a time when they were in a similar relationship…

Then after the season premiere of “Rules of Engagement,” “Men” takes a major step in the Charlie-Chelsea storyline. When last we left things, Chelsea (Jennifer Taylor) called off her wedding to Charlie (Charlie Sheen) after they had a big blowup over Chelsea’s relationship with Brad (Steven Eckholdt, who also played Mark, the guy who helped break up Ross and Rachel on “Friends”). This week, Charlie makes an ill-advised trip to Las Vegas and does not come back alone. Stacy Keach and John Amos return as Chelsea’s father and Chelsea’s father’s boyfriend…

Then on “The Big Bang Theory,” Penny (Kaley Cuoco) lands Sheldon (Jim Parsons) in traffic court, which makes him miss meeting comics legend Stan Lee, who guests as himself. A guest appearance by Lee is always cool, but you know the highlight of this one is going to be Sheldon dealing with jail.

The night wraps up with a special episode of “Miami” directed by horror movie director, Rob Zombie. In the episode, Horatio and Delko (David Caruso and Adam Rodriguez) travel to LA to investigate a secret from Jesse’s (Eddie Cibrian) past.

“How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “CSI: Miami” air Monday, March 1st beginning at 8 p.m. on CBS…

Photo Credits: Richard Foreman/CBS, Greg Gayne/Warner Bros. & Cliff Lipson/CBS

This Week's February Sweeps Schedule

February sweeps has left the best for last as the final three days are packed with all kinds of good stuff.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll get…

Monday, March 1st
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love—8 PM (2 hrs.)—ABC—Season Finale
**The new “Dancing With the Stars” cast will be announced during the show.
How I Met Your Mother—8 PM—CBS
**Carrie Underwood guests.
Rules of Engagement—8:30 PM—CBS—Season Premiere
Two and a Half Men—9 PM—CBS
**Stacy Keach and John Amos guest.
The Big Bang Theory—9:31 PM—CBS
**Comic book legend Stan Lee guests.
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: After the Final Rose—10:05 PM—ABC
CSI: Miami—10 PM—CBS
**Rob Zombie directs this episode set in LA.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno--11:35 PM--NBC
**Jay returns to late night with Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn and Brad Paisley.

Tuesday, March 2nd
20/20—10 PM—ABC
**Oscar hopefuls like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are shown in their first roles before they were stars.
The Good Wife—10 PM—CBS
**Alan Cumming guests.
Parenthood—10 PM—NBC—Series Premiere
**Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, and Craig T. Nelson star in this ensemble dramedy based on the Ron Howard movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno--11:35 PM--NBC
**Jay snags Sarah Palin for his second show back. Shaun White will also be there with Adam Lambert as the musical guest.

Wednesday, March 3rd
The New Adventures of Old Christine—8 PM—CBS
**Ed Begley Jr. guests.
Mercy—8 PM—NBC
**Alison Sweeney guests.
Law & Order: SVU—9 PM—NBC
**Kathy Griffin guests in a serious role.
Modern Family—9 PM—ABC
**Judy Greer guests.
Cougar Town—9:30 PM—ABC
**Beverly D’Angelo guests.
Law & Order: SVU—10 PM—NBC
**Mischa Barton guests.
Nip/Tuck—10 PM—FX—Series Finale
High School Reunion—10 PM—TV Land—Season Finale
Psych—10 PM—USA
**Jeri Ryan guests.
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special—10:01 PM—ABC

Photo Credits: Mark Brendel/ABC & Will Hart/NBC

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Review: Huntington Stands Up for Itself

Over the past four years I’ve been doing this I have reviewed a lot of television shows. But there’s no doubt this review is different.

Why? Because this show features a place and people I know. The elementary school in an area of town where I used to work and do community service. The morning DJ with whom I went to college. The church where I used to sing. They’re all here.

I’m talking, of course, about “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” Tonight I had the chance to view the premiere episode and since I know the question you’re all asking, I’m going to answer it straightaway.

No. Huntington is not portrayed badly. I had my doubts when I saw the promo that was released last month, but that was clearly just to try and sell some drama. I think the show does a pretty good job of explaining that our schools have to deal with national guidelines and regulations and that it isn’t just a local thing.

And in all honesty, Oliver is very complimentary of Huntington and its people throughout the entire hour—even when they give him a hard time.

When the hour opens, Oliver is trying to get his message out as to why he’s here. So he heads straight for a local radio station, 93.7 The Dawg, where he gets an earful from Rod Willis (of Rocky and Rod). It’s important to remember that this is a TV show, so there’s some dramatization going on here, and Willis plays it perfectly. But it gives the show a good place from which to start as Oliver goes about trying to change lives.

His first place to do that is Central City Elementary. Here is where we meet school cook Alice Gue, who quickly becomes the star of the show, and I mean that as a compliment. She makes sure that Oliver knows the rules and is always the first one to question his ideas and methods. But Gue never comes off badly because she’s just reacting the same way any of the rest of us would if someone came in off the street and started telling us how to do our jobs. I’m sure there’s dramatization going on here as well, but it never feels like it.

You can’t help but laugh at Oliver as he struggles to understand the USDA guidelines and menu choices. I’m not saying I don’t agree with him that there are healthier alternatives, but it’s just funny that he doesn’t quite get it. I especially got a kick out of his amazement over breakfast pizza, because I thought it looked pretty good.

Oliver finds a friend in Pastor Steve Willis of First Baptist Church of Kenova. Willis introduces Oliver to the Edwards Family and Oliver sets out to teach them how to cook and eat healthier. Again, it’s important to say that Oliver never places blame on anyone. He’s just trying to change bad habits.

But then, just before the end of the show, things go haywire for him. Just as he’s starting to feel good about things, his own words come back to bite him. I’m of course talking about the interview he gave that was printed on the front page of “The Herald-Dispatch” last year that angered residents because it painted them as “ignorant.” Oliver is devastated and even refers to the article as making his “life a bloody hell.” But it’s when he has to confront the staff at Central City Elementary that he really gets an earful. And in my opinion, this is when Huntington really shines as Gue and others stand up for their city and their community. Oliver can only listen and apologize, but no one cuts him any slack. I personally think it’s the best moment of the show.

When the hour ends, Oliver is reduced to tears as he faces his toughest task: figuring out how to plan a week’s school menu his way while still following the necessary guidelines and budgets. He knows it’s a task he hasn’t made any easier with his comments.

Now of course we all know it’s going to turn out alright by the time Rascal Flatts takes the Keith-Albee stage, but it certainly gets the show off to a dramatic start.

So now that I’ve said all that let me get back to normal with this review and do what I would normally do and tell you if the show is actually any good. Honestly, if it didn’t involve Huntington, I wouldn’t watch it because it’s just not my thing—which is not to say that it’s not worth watching. I was just bothered a little by the flow of the hour and quite frankly it’s Oliver who doesn’t always come off well. But I’d say it has real promise now that the initial setup is done.

I still have to question, however, ABC scheduling the show Fridays at 9 p.m. Friday nights are known to be a pretty low viewing time so I’m wondering what ABC’s strategy is with such an obviously family-oriented show. I can’t help but wonder if they’re not sure about it themselves. But that’s just my opinion.

I can’t wait to hear your opinions when the show debuts next month…

“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” premieres Friday, March 26th at 9 p.m. on ABC…

Photos Credit: Holly Farrell/ABC

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jay Brings Out the Big Guns For His Return

“Entertainment Weekly” is reporting that Jay Leno is bringing some high power guests to his couch when he returns to “The Tonight Show.”

Monday, March 1st, it’s Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn and Brad Paisley. But Tuesday it’s Shaun White AND Sarah Palin. There are also reports that Adam Lambert might be a part of Tuesday’s show.

David Letterman’s nemesis, Sarah Palin? You gotta love that…

Wednesday, the cast of “Jersey Shore” will go Jaywalking…

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" returns Monday, March 1st at 11:35 p.m. on NBC...

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" Review: Does One Voice Ruin "Two Earths"?

Right now, the idea of parallel worlds is in the forefront thanks to “Lost.” But DC Comics actually had the idea first with its Multiverse. And that idea is the subject of the latest DC Universe original animated movie.

Although based in comic lore. “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” is an original story written by Dwayne McDuffie. The Lex Luthor (Chris Noth) of an alternate Earth comes to our Earth to get help from the Justice League to defeat the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the Justice League. The Syndicate plans to take over its Earth by constructing a nuclear weapon. The Justice League—minus Batman (William Baldwin)—goes to Luthor’s Earth to help and discover much more than they bargained for.

But don’t worry Batman fans, he doesn’t sit on the sidelines for long.

The problem with most of the DC Universe movies is that they try to squeeze so much familiar comic story into a movie that they sacrifice plot. But since this is an original story, it flows much better. The story isn’t completely flawless as the central villain’s motives are not entirely clear. But it’s still fairly solid.

The biggest problem is one of the voices—the key voice of Batman. Now granted, I have a problem hearing anyone other than Kevin Conroy as Batman, but William Baldwin just doesn’t work for me at all. In fact, I almost think that Noth would’ve done a better job in the role.

But all of the rest of the voices are solid, especially James Woods as Owlman and Gina Torres as his girlfriend, Superwoman. I had my doubts about Mark Harmon as Superman because of his older sounding voice, but he works well.

There is lots of action in the movie and some romance too. But it is still rated PG-13, although not nearly as violent as some of the other DC movies,.

Also included on the disc is the animated DC short, “The Spectre.” I could stand to see a full feature with this character—especially if he continues to be voiced by Gary Cole, who is absolutely brilliant. If not so good as The Spectre, I believe he would have been excellent as Batman.

And speaking of Batman, we also get a sneak preview of the next DC Universe movie, “Batman: Under the Red Hood,” which is scheduled for release this summer. Although I was disappointed to hear that Batman is once again not being played by Kevin Conroy (Bruce Greenwood will do the honors.), that disappointment was quickly replaced by the news that Neil Patrick Harris is playing Nightwing. Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural”) will play Red Hood.

The highlight of the two-disc special edition is usually the accompanying documentary that sheds some light on the movie’s story. But this documentary on the various “Crisis” storylines does not impart any real information—maybe because DC can’t explain all those stories either.

The highlight of the special edition is the bonus “Justice League” episodes, “A Better World” Parts 1 & 2. The story in these episodes is actually a little better than the story in the movie and hearing Kevin Conroy argue with himself will show just how weak Baldwin really is. The episodes have one glaring story problem, but the rest of it is so good you’re willing to overlook it.

If you’re a fan of the Justice League, “Crisis” is a must-see if only to watch them all kick some you-know-what…

“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” his stores Tuesday, February 23rd…

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Pick of the Week: A Fave Feels the "Burn"

I must confess that I’ve never seen a single episode of “Burn Notice,” even though it’s one of the hottest shows on cable.

But when one of my favorite actors guests on it, I have no choice but to make it my Pick…

My Pick of the Week is “Burn Notice.”

The actor I’m talking about is none other than Carlos Bernard who I miss dearly as Tony on “24.” He’s playing an Argentine businessman who hires Fiona (Gabriele Anwar) to assist him with a kidnapping scheme. And it’s possible sparks will fly.

“Burn Notice” airs Thursday, February 25th at 10 p.m. on USA…
Photo Credit: Glenn Jordan/USA

This Week's February Sweeps Schedule

Sweeps is hitting the homestretch this week. Here’s a look at what you’re scheduled to see…

Monday, February 22nd
The Bachelor: The Women Tell All—8 PM—ABC
Men of a Certain Age—10 PM—TNT—Season Finale

Tuesday, February 23rd
American Idol—8 PM—FOX
**The live performance shows begin.

Wednesday, February 24th
Shear Genius—10 PM—Bravo
**Tabatha Coffey is the guest judge.

Thursday, February 25th
The Deep End—8 PM—ABC—Season Finale
Burn Notice—10 PM—USA
**Carlos Bernard guests.

Friday, February 26th
41st NAACP Image Awards—8 PM—FOX
Turn the Beat Around—10 PM—MTV
**An original musical about a dancer set to a soundtrack of updated disco songs

Sunday, February 28th
The Marriage Ref—10:30 PM—NBC
**Sneak Preview of the new show executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld featuring host Tom Papa and celebrity panelists refereeing marriage disputes.

Photo Credit: Greg Zabilski/ABC

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

History Channel Investigates the Mothman

If you missed it last week, you have another chance tonight to watch the History Channel’s look at the Mothman…

History is scheduled to re-air the episode of “MonsterQuest” tonight (Wednesday, February 17th) at 8.

Here’s the description from the channel’s website:

“In 1967, a giant winged monster reportedly terrorized the skies over a small town in West Virginia, ending in a tragic bridge collapse that claimed forty-six lives. Since then the Mothman, as the beast was known, has become an omen of doom and death. With new sightings across America today, this creature may be returning. In a search for answers, MonsterQuest will use night time surveillance, perception tests and forensic sketching to determine if the beast is myth or frightening reality.”

The episode is scheduled to air again at midnight…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Fun Side of Michael Emerson

We know Michael Emerson as the creepy—but often seriously cool—Benjamin Linus. But he can also be pretty darn funny…

Here’s a look at him guesting on “The Soup.” I don’t even mind that he was mocking “24” because it was funny…

Is Jay Losing His Right Hand Man?

Okay. This is not good news for Team Leno…

MSN is reporting that Kevin Eubanks may be leaving as the bandleader of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” to pursue recording and touring.

I love Kevin so I want nothing but the best for him, but I can’t imagine “The Tonight Show” without him. He is the perfect comic foil for Jay.

NBC says that he will be back with “Tonight” returns March 1st, but it’s unknown how long he’ll be staying.

I’m hoping that something can be worked out so that Kevin can just take a leave of absence, a la Max Weinberg with Conan, instead of leaving permanently…

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pick of the Week: Trying to Be Helpful Once Again UPDATED

Last week, I lamented the fact that “Human Target” may be in trouble after it dropped considerably when it moved to its new timeslot.

Well wouldn’t you know that the ratings for the last episode actually went up, signaling the show might actually be steadying. I’d like to think my post had a little something to do with it.

So I figured since I was such a help last week, I’d give it another try this week…

My Pick of the Week is “Human Target.”

This week, Chance (Mark Valley) must protect a computer genius played by Kevin Weisman of “Alias.” As if that wasn’t cool enough, Autumn Reeser (“The O.C.”) is also guesting.

If you haven’t checked this one out, now would be an excellent time to do so, especially since it will soon be going on an "American Idol" induced hiatus...

“Human Target” airs Wednesday, February 17th at 8 p.m. on FOX...

UPDATE: As if I wasn't psyched about this episode enough already, my friend, RT, has just informed me that it was directed by Emmy winner Jon Cassar (whose contributions to "24" are sorely missed this season). And if anyone knows how to direct action, it's Jon Cassar...

Photo Credit: Liane Hentscher/FOX

This Week's February Sweeps Schedule

The Olympics are really the biggest event of this sweeps week. But there are a few other things as well…

Here’s a look at this week’s sweeps schedule…

Wednesday, February 17th
Human Target—8 PM—FOX
**Autumn Reeser, Kevin Weisman and Mitch Pileggi guest.
Psych—10 PM—USA
**Judd Nelson guests.
Leverage—10 PM—TNT—Season Finale

Thursday, February 18th
Grey’s Anatomy—9 PM—ABC
**A flashback episode shows early cases for Richard, Bailey and Callie.
Photo Credit: Ron Tom/ABC

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day Advice From "The Millionaire Matchmaker"

In today’s “Herald-Dispatch” you can read my interview with Patti Stanger, the star of “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”

I have to say that Patti was one of the most entertaining interviews I’ve ever done. I laughed the entire time.

In fact, there was much of what she had to say that I had to leave out because it wasn’t appropriate for a family newspaper (or blog). Let’s just say that Patti is as blunt one-on-one as she is on the show.

I should also say that it was one of the most difficult interviews I’ve ever done because Patti called me in the middle of an LA hailstorm. It was so loud we could barely hear each other.

Remember that “The Millionaire Matchmaker” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo…

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is "Target" A Target Itself?

I almost hesitate to say this because as soon as I do, it’s going to get cancelled. But I am hooked on “Human Target.”
I knew that Mark Valley was awesome, but Jackie Earle Haley as the mysterious Guerrero really sets this show apart. And the always solid Chi McBride provides great support.

But unfortunately, the show needs just a few more people to exhibit my same enthusiasm or the target may be the show itself…

Last week, “Target” premiered in its new Wednesday at 8 p.m. timeslot. And without the protection of an “American Idol” lead-in, the show’s ratings fell 25 percent. Even those of you who don’t follow ratings can tell that’s not good…

Which leads me to an important question. Why did FOX switch “Idol” and “Target” to begin with? You can argue that FOX wants to more strongly compete with ABC’s “Modern Family”/”Cougar Town” lineup, but since “Target” was already beating them, I don’t think it’s a very good argument. I know there had to be confusion last week about the switch, and there will be even more confusion when “Idol” goes back to 8 p.m. for the performance shows later this month. Why not just leave things the way they were and give “Target” the chance to grow after “Idol” like “24” and “House” before it?

I would really hate to have to say goodbye to the only new show that has hooked me strongly enough to make me watch every week…

“Human Target” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX…

Photo Credit: Justin Stephens/FOX

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Is "24" Finally Headed to the Big Screen?

The long-talked about “24” movie may finally be closer to reality…

“Variety” reported today that Billy Ray (“State of Play,” “Flightplan”) has been hired by 20th Century Fox to write the screenplay.

Ray’s script would send Jack Bauer to Europe. The report says the script “came through” Kiefer Sutherland. I’m not really sure what that means, but it scares me a little because if you’ve seen any of Kiefer’s recent movies you know he has trouble finding a good script…

One of the biggest factors involved in how the movie progresses is the show itself. FOX (the television part of the company) has not made a decision on whether or not this season is the last, but people are starting to believe that it will be. The end of the TV show could pave the way for the movie.

You guys know how much I love “24,” but I truly believe it’s run its course. It’s time to pull the plug and send Jack Bauer to the big screen where we can see him throw knives into people’s throats on a much larger scale…

Photo Credit: Bryan Bowen Smith/FOX

A Goodbye That Still Deserves to Be Seen

Tonight, we will say goodbye to one of TV’s most spectacular failures, “The Jay Leno Show.”

But if you are in the Huntington-Charleston area, you won’t even see it at all (unless you watch it/DVR it at 3 a.m. Wednesday) as WSAZ is preempting it for local programming.

I understand WSAZ’s enthusiasm for its latest cycle of “Tri-State’s Biggest Loser,” but as one of the captains of Team Leno, I would be remiss if I didn’t say I think this is wrong. It’s the last show, kids. Throw the guy a bone…

Reports are that it will be a quiet goodbye tonight as Jay does not plan any fanfare. But even still I think we all deserve the right to see it at its regularly scheduled time.

Thank goodness I have another NBC option…

Photo Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Leno on THE Promo

In case you were busy last night like me and you missed it, here’s Jay Leno talking about the Super Bowl promo he did with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey…

And in case you’re wondering, yes, I have decided to once again forgive Letterman. This was a class act…

Monday, February 08, 2010

This Week's February Sweeps Schedule

Soon our TVs will be overwhelmed by the Winter Olympics. But there are still other things to watch…

Here’s a look at this week’s sweeps schedule…

Monday, February 8th
Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp—9 PM—VH1—Season Premiere
Heroes—9 PM—Season Finale

Tuesday, February 10th
Past Life—9 PM—FOX—Series Premiere

Thursday, February 11th
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains—8 PM—Season Premiere
30 Rock—9:30 PM—NBC
**Elizabeth Banks guests.
**Danica Patrick guests.

Friday, February 12th
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies—7:30 PM—NBC
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show—11 PM—Comedy Central
**Here’s your chance to see Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24”) in her natural element.

Saturday, February 13th
Elevator Girl—9 PM—Hallmark
**Lacey Chabert and Ryan Merriman star in this romantic TV-movie about two people finding love in an elevator.

Sunday, February 14th
The Amazing Race—8 PM—CBS—Season Premiere
Tool Academy—9 PM—VH1—Season Premiere

The Best Commerical From This Year's Super Bowl

Every Monday after the Super Bowl, the great debate begins over what was the best commercial. For me, that debate begins and ends with the CBS promotional spot for “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

I’m not going to lie. I actually squealed when I saw Jay Leno appear on the screen with Oprah Winfrey and Dave. It was the best twist I’ve seen on TV in quite a while.

And yes, they were all together in the same room. As reported last night, the spot was filmed Tuesday at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York. Jay actually showed up in disguise to keep the spot secret.

And for the record, the spot was totally Dave’s idea. Which actually puts him back on my good side again—for now.

You can read how it all came down here. Plus, also has an interview with “Letterman” Executive Producer Rob Burnett about why they did it that you can read here.

And if you haven’t seen it, here it is…

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sad News From the World of Soaps

Some very sad news to report from the world of soaps today…

Frances Reid, who played Alice Horton on “Days of Our Lives” passed away yesterday. She was 95.

Though she hadn’t appeared on the show in quite some time, her presence was still strongly felt and she will be truly missed.

NBC released the following statement: “NBC is deeply saddened by the passing of Frances Reid. She was a true icon of the daytime genre and while we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her long life and the tremendous talent she shared with her generations of fans. She will be sorely missed.”

Here’s hoping that “Days” gives her and Alice the tribute they both so richly deserve…

Photo Credit: NBC

Your First Look At the New "Justice League"

Here’s your first look at a scene from the newest DC Universe animated original movie, “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.”

According to the Warner Home Video press release, “Earths” is an original story inspired by the popular “Crisis” comic book stories following parallel worlds with “uniquely similar super heroes and villains.”

Just for the record, DC did it WAY before “Lost” did…

This clip shows the parallel Lex Luthor trying to recruit our Justice League to help him. You’ll probably recognize Chris Noth as the voice of Lex…

If you have Windows Media Player, click here. If you use Quick Time, click here.

The “Earths” DVD hits stores February 23rd…

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Get Some Advice From the "Millionaire Matchmaker"

Wish you could get some relationship advice from “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” Patti Stanger? Well now you can…

Patti will be Andy Cohen’s guest on a special “Watch What Happens Live.” Fans can submit questions to a special website here.

Having recently spoken to Patti for an upcoming article in the H-D, I can tell you she’ll be a hoot. I just hope Andy’s got a delay button ready…

“Watch What Happens: Matchmaking Live” airs Tuesday, February 9th at 11 p.m. on Bravo…

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin/Bravo

FOX Gets Ready to "Dance"

FOX announced today that the seventh season of “So You Think You Can Dance” will premiere Thursday, May 27th.

Auditions will begin March 10th in Dallas. They’ll also hit Nashville (March 14th), Chicago (March 18th) and Los Angeles (March 26th).

You can get more information about the auditions here.

Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/FOX

Monday, February 01, 2010

This Week's February Sweeps Schedule

Where in the world did January go?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again—February sweeps. With apologies for my tardiness, here is a look at what you are scheduled to see this week…

Monday, February 1st
Chuck—8 PM—NBC
**Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) guests.
“One Tree Hill”—8 PM—The CW
**The gang pays tribute to John Hughes.
“House—8 PM—FOX
**Orlando Jones guests.
“How I Met Your Mother”—8 PM—CBS
**Jim Nantz guests.
CSI: Miami—10 PM—CBS
**Anthony Michael Hall guests.

Tuesday, February 2nd
Lost: The Final Chapter—8 PM—ABC
**A clip show to get you caught up for the season premiere
Lost—9 PM (2 hrs.)—ABC—Season Premiere
The Good Wife—10 PM—CBS
**Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep’s daughter, guests.
The Michael Vick Project—10 PM—BET—Series Premiere

Wednesday, February 3rd
Mercy—8 PM—NBC
**James Van Der Beek begins a recurring role.
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials—8 PM—CBS
Law & Order: SVU—9 PM—NBC
**Sam Waterston and Lena Olin guest.
Leverage—10 PM—TNT
**Luke Perry guests.
Psych—10 PM—USA
**Stacy Keibbler guests.

Thursday, February 4th
Surviving Survivor—8 PM—CBS
**The best and worst from the show’s run
Bones—8 PM—FOX
**Joshua Malina guests on the winter finale.
Fringe—9 PM—FOX
**Winter Finale
30 Rock—9:30 PM—NBC
**Jan Hooks guests.
Private Practice—10:01 PM—ABC
**Rosanna Arquette guests.

Friday, February 5th
Smallville—8 PM (2 hrs.)—The CW
**“Absolute Justice,” a two-hour movie featuring the first appearance of The Justice Society.

Sunday, February 7th
Super Bowl XLIV—6 PM—CBS
Undercover Boss-10 PM—CBS—Series Premiere

Photo Credits: Eric McCandless/FOX & Jack Rowland/The CW

"Kell On Earth" Review: Never Quite Gets There

Say you’re cooking something and it tastes good but you know you can make it better. So you keep adding stuff to it to try and get it to that perfect point and you come oh so close. But in the end it never quite gets there.

That’s exactly how I feel about Bravo’s latest series, “Kell On Earth.”

“Kell” follows Kelly Cutrone, a fashion PR powerhouse whose bark is just as bad as her bite. She is the owner of People’s Revolution, one of the most successful fashion PR companies in the business. Helping her navigate fashion show theatrics and seating chart politics are her partners Robyn and Emily, her assistant Andrew, and Stefanie, who was just promoted from assistant to account executive.

In the premiere, Kelly is smack dab in the middle of one of her busiest times of the year—New York Fashion Week. Her people are working on RSVPs and seating charts for two major fashion shows while Kelly tries to avoid any PR mistakes of her own (She made a whopper last year that I won’t give away here.). But nothing is ever easy as Kelly must deal with the inexperience of her people and a computer glitch that threatens to cripple an entire show. Not to mention that she must juggle the demands of being a single mother.

There are plenty of little dramas that could turn “Kell” into a solid show, but just when you think the dramas will explode, they don’t. And sadly, without exploding dramas, “Kell” never quite gets there.

There is potential though and I’m willing to give it another shot—if only to see how that whole seating chart thing gets straightened out…

“Kell On Earth” premieres Monday, February 1st at 10 p.m. on Bravo…

Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Mark/Bravo