While being all manly in his wood working workshop, Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman read tweets by some of our favourite female celebrities for Conan last night. He took tweets from the likes Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus, Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry. While some people might find the contrast between Offerman’s majestic beardedness and the mundane tweets jarring, it actually feels really natural too me. He’s all man of the woods and such while reading Carly Rae Jepsen’s tweet where she compares herself to Snow White. See? It all totally makes sense.
I want to be able to say that Community is getting better—but it isn’t. The only thing keeping me tuning in is the hope that, hey, we’re only four episodes in. There’s plenty of time to turn the season around. That and the fact that show is clearly fighting with everything they have to survive. While the actors and writers are still trying their best, it’s just not working. Usually Danny Pudi or Donald Glover will have lines or a scene that will stand out and save the show for me, but even this week their efforts (and there were a few hilarious moments! – “It’s like a Darren Aronofsky film…”) couldn’t revive this episode.
If you didn’t catch it, here are the five things that happened this week:
1. They’re baaaaack. The Germans, that is.
Remember way back to season two when Jeff and Shirley battle royal-ed for the rights to the foosball table? Yeah. Those guys. The lackluster antagonists return this week to attempt to steal the study room. The best part about this? All the German puns at the writers’ disposal. The bad? They didn’t even bring back Nick Kroll! He was the best one! Although well done to his replacement for the manic evil laughter during history class.
In a Hogan’s Hero-style ruse attempt, the group foils the German’s by planning a fake Oktoberfest on campus. It was entertaining for multiple reasons as it referenced a number of German stereotypes. The best part of the scene, though, is when one of the Germans blatantly motorboats a couple of the 99 red balloons in the background. Oh yeah, that happened. It’s right after Jeff says “Ruse? No Ruse!” at 13:08 minutes in. Check it.
3. “It turns out, we’re the Germans.” Read more…
This week’s episode did not disappoint on any level. Nick and Schmidt celebrated their ten-year anniversary (their tinaversary) and decided to celebrate by throwing a huge party with an interesting theme. The self-proclaimed Bert and Ernie have been roommates since college and when they shared the milestone with their friends, things got real.
Here are five things that went down this week:
1. He liked it, so he put a ring on it.
Cece’s engaged! Shivrang popped the question, Cece said yes, and it all went down right in front of Schmidt. In true Schmidt fashion he walked off, heartbroken, to later tell Nick he thought he was “going to be the one to bang her for the rest of her life.” I think Nick speaks for everyone when he replied. “We all did, man.” Fear not though, Schmece fans (did that work? Can we make this catch on? It’s a lot more difficult to Branjelina names like that, alright?)! A date for their upcoming nuptials hasn’t been set and the season isn’t over yet.
2. Winston’s cock-blocking.
“I don’t have game, and I can take away game.” Winston tries his best to keep Jess from getting to Jax McTavish (Steve Howey of Shameless and Reba), safety for the San Francisco 49ers, but to no avail. It’s hilarious to watch him try though! Jax shoots himself in the foot though with a couple of absolutely hilarious meltdowns and inappropriately premature proclamations of love. Hearing Jax wailing in the background when Cece and Jess were talking? I can’t even. Well done, sir. Well done.
3. Moustachioed Nick and fat Schmidt. Read more…
Those who watch The Walking Dead know that it isn’t for the faint of heart. From killing zombies to flesh-eating, there’s a reason why this isn’t considered “a family show”.
But what would the The Walking Dead be like if it was transformed into an ’80s-like sitcom like Punky Brewster? Adorable and heartwarming, that’s what.
Looks like “Never Say Never” will truly be Justin Bieber’s motto for life.
According to TVGuide, ABC is once again developing a sitcom that would be based on the teen superstar’s life. The single-camera comedy was originally set up at the network last year, but is being revived and still under consideration for next season.
Along with manager Scooter Braun, Bieber will serve as the executive producer for the show. So far, the project is untitled but plans to center around Bieber’s life before he got famous and focus on the future pop star’s awkward teenage years and his unorthodox family.
But those who are worried about the show shouldn’t fret too much as writers Matt Wilpert and Ben Nedivi are working to develop the script. Having previously written for the successful HBO show “Entourage”, it appears the sitcom could have a lot of potential.
Who’s excited? I KNOW WE ARE!!
If we could accurately describe our feelings it would be a mix between this….
And this, because we are just so proud of our boy.
If Breaking Bad was a sitcom there would be a lot more saxophone-heavy music, slapstick fails and studio audience giggles. Walt would be the intelligent, stoic patriarch and Skyler would be the slighly crazy, off-the-rocker mom. Every episode would make light of serious domestic disputes that every nuclear family goes through and would end with everyone laughing and saying “oh, aren’t we silly? Let’s make up.” And I would still totally watch it.
With September around the corner, this means a bunch of new sitcoms will be making their way into Primetime television. One of these shows are none other than Glee producer Ryan Murphy’s ’The New Normal’, which is set to premiere on September 11.
The new comedic series features gay couple David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan (Andrew Rannells) who are hoping to start a family through a surrogate, single mother Goldie (Georgia King). Also starring on the show, is Ellen Barkin as Goldie’s bigoted grandmother Jane, Bebe Woods as Goldie’s bright and precocious daughter Shania and NeNe Leakes as Bryan’s sassy assistant Rocky.
An extended trailer for the show released just yesterday, and it’s already proving to show a lot of potential for laughs and even some tears. Personally, my favourite line in the trailer is when Justin Bartha’s character tells his partner, “You know you can’t return a baby to Barney’s.”
What do you think of this upcoming series? The concept here sounds quite similar to the hilarious Modern Family, but it isn’t fair to make comparisons before giving this show a shot first!
The Situation is taking his G-T-L to the suburbs.
The Jersey Shore star is set to play himself in an episode of the NBC comedy Suburbatory. He’ll be seen DJing at a high-school school dance. I’m sure the extras on the set will be excited about that.
Situation is following in the footsteps of Vinny, who was recently seen on 90210, playing an arrogant Hollywood actor. It wasn’t anything to write home about, though. Vinny could have used some acting classes, as I’m sure the Situation will desperately need too. Although he did appear on a season of Dancing with the Stars, it wasn’t necessarily “acting”.
The Gossip Cop says the episode staring the guido should air sometime next year.
Most divorced couples stay far, far away from each other. Courtney Cox and her ex, David Arquette are doing the complete opposite.
The couple recently separated after 11 years of marriage when rumours of David’s infidelity made headlines. The two have a daughter, Coco, who is now 7. To prove to Coco and everyone else they can still be model parents, they managed to stay friendly and respectful.
David is currently a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Courtney has been seen in the audience cheering him on. Cute! I can’t list that many broken-up couples that can still manage to be in the same room together, let alone go on to produce comedy shows.
The pair have sold a sitcom to NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It’s called Ten Years and much like their own lives, it’s the telling of a modern couple going through marital problems. But the work doesn’t stop there!
They’re also in talks to sell another sitcom, Skinny Girl, to ABC. This show follows the life of a former fat girl who’s trying to maintain her weight while working at a greasy diner. It doesn’t sound as interesting or intelligent than Ten Years but if the two manage to sell both sitcoms to both networks, we can expect them to stay side by side for a long time. Maybe even rekindle lost love, later down the road. It’s all about staying together for the kids, right?
For shizzle, the notorious rapper and bonafide gangster Snoop Dogg is set to star in a NBC sitcom.
MTV News reported that the “D-O-Double G” is teaming up with the comedy writer behind Everybody Hates Chris to deliver a family sitcom for NBC.
The rapper, who’s had a bit of camera experience already, thanks to his reality show Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood on E!, will stay true to his personal character and play the father on the show.
But a sitcom isn’t the only thing Snoop’s gunning for. According to CTV, he also has plans to launch an American Idol-esque talent show, discovering young stars from deprived U.S. areas.
It seems network T.V. is ODing on cheesy, mass-produced talent shows already and so Snoop may not get the ratings he wants. And, is network T.V. really where Snoop wants to be? Instead of toning down his antics and keeping it PG, Snoop can get more explicit in an HBO series. After all, we’d rather see Snoop with gold chains and massive blunts than velor sweatpants and minivans.
According to Deadline, Sofia Vergara who was announced to be part of the cast of the Lee Daniels’ directed drama The Paperboy, has just dropped out of the film.
When the start date of the movie got pushed back a week, the schedule conflicted with her day job on Modern Family, whose third season will shooting by then.
“Modern Family is her first priority, so once she was made aware of the change in schedule, she had no choice but to pull,” said an insider in her camp.
Vergara, will however be a part of The Three Stooges, a film adaptation of the television series directed by the Farrelly brothers.
The Paperboy, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire and Zac Efron, is based on the Pete Dexter novel about a newspaper reporter who returns home to FLorida to investigate the possible unlawful imprisonment of a death-row inmate.
So what do you think of Vergara’s dropping out?
Personally, I don’t mind at all because her character on Modern Family is my favourite. I’m sure other films will be coming her way in the future!
By now, Chelsea Handler is a house hold name. We all know Handler from her wildly popular talk show on E!, Chelsea Lately and more so by her vulgar humor and irreverence. Due to her successes, Handler was already commissioned by E! to do a new sitcom entitled, After Lately.
According to Perezhilton.com, Handler has just landed a deal with NBC to turn her books (My Horizontal Life, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea) into a primetime comedy series. The books are semi autobiographical, so the title character of the show will be named Chelsea. It has been reported that the character of the show will posses many of the same characteristics as Handler herself.
Handler’s novels describe everything from raunchy sexscapades to hilarious run-ins with a multitude of characters. The upcoming show is sure to be a hit, but how far can they take the humor? NBC may have to push some boundaries on this one.
TMZ reports that Danny partnered with a company called TomatoBank on a real estate development in 2007, but ended up being responsible for a loan worth $3.2 Million to develop the building. Unfortunately the 4-story development in Toluca Lake, CA ended up being a 3-story building because of permit issues, all without Danny’s knowledge.
Masterson eventually found out, but because of the crappy deal he made, he’s responsible for the $3.2 Million, and only has an unfinished 3-story condo building.
Danny is now suing TomatoBank to cover his losses and take over the debt.
Maybe Danny can grab another guest appearance on “Entourage” to earn a few bucks for his legal bills.
George Lucas, the mastermind behind all things Star Wars, is at it again. Lucas has announced plans to spin off an animated comedy television series that will, in the words of Lucas’ company Lucasfilm, ”look at the saga’s characters with a playful and irreverent tone,” reports E! Online.
Recruited to the project (which is currently still untitled) is Seth Green, who has earned Emmy nominations for spoofing the Star Wars crew in Robot Chicken.
The troubled actor is planning to leave CBS’ top-rated comedy after this slightly shortened seventh season, which is to wrap up on April 9. The network as no comment at this time, and Sheen’s rep confirmed that the contract that made the veteran the highest-paid sitcom star is only to last until the end of this season.
The 44-year-old star returned to work on March 16, after a stint in rehab to cope with his various issues including his violent fight with wife, real estate investor, Brooke Mueller, which now has the Emmy-nominated actor facing a felony menacing charge. He pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in Aspen, and he and Mueller are apparently working things out.