Around the Web for 10-19-14

October 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence. In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone, ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence. And in the ...Click for More

Fox Cuts Mulaney’s Season Order

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

The clock is starting to tick on Mulaney. News today that Fox has cut the season order for the series from 16 episodes to 13. While that doesn’t sound like a big deal, the reason the orders stopped at 13 is because they had already produced 13 episodes. NBC executives have decided that they don’t want any more episodes made. They are saying it’s just for right now, but in reality, this is the first step in the process of killing off one of the worst shows of the Fall. The ...Click for More

Old Movies Being Adapted for TV

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hollywood is not the place you want to go if you are looking for new or fresh ideas. Most of what comes from Hollywood these days, whether movies or TV, is rehashed or redone versions of foreign shows or something from a comic book. That’s it. Those are the only two options. Oh well that and anything from the Kardashian family. For some reason they are still on TV. They just can’t come up with new ideas for TV shows. To prove that even more, here are some old movies that are ...Click for More

Around the Web for 10-18-14

October 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep up with you And I don’t know if I can do it Oh no, I’ve said too much I haven’t said enough – R.E.M. We are already more than 1/2 way through October. It’s crazy how fast this year seems to have flown by. Just a couple more weeks of putting up with pumpkin spiced whatever’s and slutty versions of just about any costume you can think of and we’ll be inching ...Click for More

Benched on USA Pilot Review

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Being the big time TV writers that we are around here, we got access again to another TV pilot before the rest of the unwashed masses. This time I got to watch the pilot for Benched on USA. In a word…wow. It’s fantastic. Benched is a new comedy that will premiere on the USA network on October 28. It stars one of my favorite people, Eliza Coupe. You might remember her as the tough doctor Denise on Scrubs or even better, as Jane on Happy Endings. She is a seriously funny lady who ...Click for More

Around the Web for 10-17-14

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go? Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew She told me just to come on by, if there’s anything she could do Up on Cripple Creek she sends me If I spring a leak she mends me I don’t have to speak, she defends me A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one – The Band What a great day to wake up to. Not only is it Friday, but I wake up ...Click for More

ABC Orders More Scripts for Selfie and Others

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are getting in to the part of the season where people are starting to make predictions about which new shows will be the first to get cancelled. I had two shows out as front-runners in that race, Mulaney on NBC and Selfie on ABC. It seems that Mulaney just took over the sole lead in that race since ABC just announced that they were ordering 3 more scripts for their shows Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, and Forever. I am pretty shocked at the news that Selfie is getting more of a look from the ...Click for More

The Future of Television

October 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

The news yesterday from HBO that they will be offering online subscriptions to their service rocked the TV world. The first of the major TV studios announcing that they will be taking steps to deliver their product straight to consumers without the need of a cable or satellite provider as a middle man. Now today, CBS has followed suit and announced their own streaming service that will allow people to subscribe directly to CBS to get programming straight from the network. Other networks are not ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1969

October 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Last week was the inaugural Throwback Thursday and you guys seemed to like it.  As you guys are kind of pains in the ass with what you seem to like and not like, if we find something remotely popular we will beat it into the ground until you beg us to stop. We’re kind of like network TV that way. The year 1969 brought us a lot of things (namely me as it’s my birth year).  As I wasn’t around for the sixties, this is more of a book report than actual account. Anyway, ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-16-14

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own Lonely is the night when there’s no one left to call You feel the time is right–(say) the writin’s on the wall Billy Squire And here we find ourselves on another Thursday…except for me it’s like Wednesday because I stupidly volunteered to cover someone this weekend and get extra work hours in the process. While the rest of you think about how close Friday is, ...Click for More

Marry Me Pilot Review

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting for this show for a while now. Finally, Marry Me premiered last night on NBC. I was somewhat nervous because of the late premiere of this new show. Anything having to wait until October generally isn’t thought to be very strong by the network. Getting buried with an October 14 premiere date just can’t be a good sign. I was worried. As it turns out, the Marry Me pilot was much better than I thought it was going to be. In fact, it was at the level I had hoped ...Click for More

HBO is Cutting the Cable

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The paradigm shift continues. Big news today in the TV world. HBO announced today that in 2015 they will offer an online only service that won’t require the subscriber to have a cable or satellite account. This sounds like no big deal but really, this is pretty big news. The TV world is changing. Netflix got the ball rolling and now HBO is firing another shot against the cable and satellite companies. As it stands currently, to get HBO, you need to have a subscription to a cable or ...Click for More

Around The Web For 10-14-14

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life You’ve been working every day and night That’s how a superhero learns to fly Every day, every hour Turn the pain into power ‘Cause he’s stronger than you know A heart of steel starts to grow The Script Couldn’t get out of bed this morning so I’m a little late with the links for today.  Don’t forget to comeback tomorrow for another edition of Throwback Thursday.  I’m thinking of going back to 1969, the ...Click for More

What’s Wrong with Saturday Night Live?

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have you been watching Saturday Night Live? Judging from the ratings, the answer is no. No you haven’t been. The ratings for last week’s Saturday Night Live with host Bill Hader were the lowest ratings in the history of the show. The lowest in the history of the show. Let that sink in. So what’s wrong with Saturday Night Live? First let me say that I am an unapologetic fan of SNL. I love the show. I’ve been a fan since 1980 (Eddie Murphy’s first season) and have ...Click for More

Jane The Virgin

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not every show can be as good as The Blacklist or Scandal.  That said, not every show is as bad as Selfie or Mulaney.  Sometimes there’s room in the middle for a show and I’m saying that Jane The Virgin is one of those shows.  It’s not great, but it’s not bad either. The premise of the show is that Jane has been a “good girl” her whole life.  Always followed the rules and hasn’t strayed from her grandmother’s admonishments against premarital ...Click for More
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