So it all ends tonight, provided NBC doesn’t cancel The Office in the next 8 hours. It’s been a great run for a great show. With 30 Rock ending this year and all the sitcoms NBC has cancelled, all we will be left with next season is a show about a community college that takes 7 years to graduate.
TV Guide, who for some reason gets much better access to information than us, recently sat down with the producers and cast members to discuss how they decided to move forward in the 9th season.
Lastly, the kids over at Funny or Die put together 17 gifs of an often overlooked member of the office – Creed Bratton. Here is a link to their post, he’s an odd guy that’s for sure.
I know I will watch all 2 hours tonight. It’s true what they say, all good things must come to an end. I guess that’s why NBC will never come to an end.
If I die young, bury me in satin. Lay me down on a bed of roses. Sink me in the river at dawn. Send me away with the words of a love song. The sharp knife of a short life. Well, I’ve had just enough time. The Band Perry
Maybe these links from around the web will be a little more uplifting. Happy Thursday.
Some guy named Chris Evans is going to play Captain America in a movie I most likely will not see. What’s interesting is how he looks on set now versus just 3 short weeks ago. Apparently there’s no steroid testing for actors. (The Superficial)
So You Think You Can Dance is back on if you care (I certainly don’t). It’s clear that one of the contestants can’t dance, at least for a long while now. During rehearsals, one of the contestants dislocated her knee and the camera’s were of course there to catch the ridiculously gruesome accident. (Too Fab)
Are you excited for the upcoming Kris Jenner talk show? Apparently you would be the only one as she is having trouble getting any known celebs to appear on her show. I’m guessing she will have such awesome guests as Farrah Abraham and Lindsey Lohan. (Reality Tea)
Normally this 4th post is something interesting or humorous. But when I run across Christina Hendricks talking about herself and what she wears at home, you know that’s going to make the list. Turns out she’s a big fan of dresses that don’t require bras. Note to Christina – we all are! (Celeb Bitchy)
Hot actress of the day – Melissa Joan Hart from Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (Maxim)
Did any of you watch the Community season finale (judging from the ratings, not many of you did)? I seriously can’t believe that NBC renewed this show. Seriously.
So, in the finale (which should have been the series finale), Jeff Winger finally graduates. Is that enough for the writers of Community though? Of course not. In every episode now there has to be some kind of wackiness that has just ruined what was formerly a fantastic show. In this case, we have a Terminator/Matrix/Freaky Friday/Disney Bad guy movie reference show that just made no sense at all.
To start the episode, Jeff receives a job offer from his former law partner to come back and make big bucks as a lawyer. Wait you say. Jeff is just graduating from community college. Is this possible? Of course it is dear reader. Don’t worry though. That is the least of all the problems with this stupid episode.
So there is an evil Jeff and and evil Annie running around trying to get Jeff to go take the law job so he can return to the dark side. Jeff has grown fond of his community college friends (and who of us who went to community college can’t relate to that?) Why does there have to be an evil Jeff and evil Annie? Who the hell knows. The entire fricken point of Jeff going to community college was so he could get back to being a lawyer. It was the central point of the entire show.
Would the brilliant writers of Community be happy if there was just an evil Jeff and evil Annie? Of course not. And the wackiness level just wouldn’t be up to what is expected of Community if that were the case. Fear not. The writers did their job and provided us an evil everybody.
I don’t want to keep going on about this show. I think it is lost it’s way and has totally gone away from what made it funny in the first few seasons. NBC tried to kill this show by moving it all over the schedule, not even putting it on the mid-season schedule, and firing it’s best writers. To me, NBC did it’s job. They killed the show. Or at least they should have. NBC needs to perform a mercy killing and put this show out of it’s misery.
I’m writing a book, so far I’ve got the page numbers done. What’s another word for Thesaurus? Steven Wright
Oh that Steven Wright, he’s a funny man. Here’s some other funny and interesting happenings around the web for Wednesday.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, but it appears naked photos of Alison Brie are in existence. How do we know? She detailed their existence on a recent podcast interview. She was pretty cool about it though stating that if they did ever surface, she would have to release other nude pictures where she was actually trying to look good. (E Online)
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green look to be coming back as judges next season on The Voice. It’s hard to understand why they may want to come back, but some may think it’s because Aguilera is reportedly being paid $12 million bucks. I hope it’s enough money for Christina to finally be able to afford clothing that actually fits her and wasn’t made for 15 year old girls. (Star Crush)
We learned yesterday that Emma Watson is not doing the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Today we can see her in a 1 shade of see through white dress as she arrived in France. Frankly, I didn’t read the rest of the article to she why she was there. (The Superficial)
Some parents just don’t understand how mean kids can be. Check out the 25 of the most unfortunate names in sports history. (Funny or Die)
Hot actress of the day – Azita Ghanizada from Alphas. (Maxim)
One of my favorite shows of the summer premiered tonight. So You Think You Can Dance premiered it’s 10th season tonight with the first of the audition rounds in Los Angeles.
If you have never watched this show, do yourself a favor and get in to it. This is the best of all the talent shows on TV. The judges never mock people like they do on Idol, and frankly, that is one of the best things about this show. I left Idol when they kept bringing clearly mentally challenged people on stage to mock them. That doesn’t happen on SYTYCD. That doesn’t mean there aren’t terrible dancers, there are. The judges however handle it correctly. They will tell terrible dancers the truth and tell them that they might never dance professionally, but don’t lose the love of dance, just dance because you have fun with it.
Full disclosure here. I can’t dance. Not a lick. I know I know. But Midwest Mike, you are so clearly talented. How can that be? Well I don’t know folks. I wasn’t gifted with that ability. Clearly the maker decided that my talents would be better used elsewhere. That being said, I love to watch talented dancers and I love seeing all the different styles of dance that are out there.
I really love this show and since it’s a summer show, I know you don’t have much else to watch. Give So You Think You Can Dance a chance (hey that rhymes. Remember when I said I have other talents?). It airs on Fox on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:00.
Bill Hader is leaving SNL. The veteran performer told an interviewer that “it was a hard decision but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’ ”
Hader joined the cast of SNL in 2005 as a featured player but was quickly promoted to a full member of the cast. Hader created some of the most memorable characters of the recent SNL generation. His Stefon character got Hader the rare recognition of being nominated for an Emmy. His Vincent Price character was also one of my favorites, and the Halloween at Vincent Price’s skit he performed with Mad Men star John Ham was one of my favorite of the last 5 years of the show.
Hello NBC, MIDWEST MARK here. You need to understand that a chronic lack of sleep and near-complete neglect of the levels of his perscription meds makes MIDWEST MO a little punchy every now and again. It is true that you hurt his feelings by cancelling some of his favorite shows, but we are merely a group of dudes here at MWTVG and have the standard male inability of expressing ourselves appropriately.
Letting cooler heads prevail for a moment, go ahead and cancel whatever shows you would like. We will probably keep watching since you are one of the major outlets of televised entertainment. We understand you will replace the freshly cancelled sitcoms with brand new sitcoms featuring different actors (and similar storylines) and MIDWEST MO might be able to laugh once more.
All that being said, listen to me carefully. If you cancel HANNIBAL, I will probably take a chainsaw to my television and never watch anything ever again. So your network would be single-handedly responsible for every network being absent one more viewer. Would you really like that burden on your souls? I didn’t think so.
We will expect a season 2 order for HANNIBAL shortly. Do I smell an exclusive scoop? Email me.
F*** NBC. I think I’m done watching your network. The above 3 shows were some of the best sitcoms on the air. I beg any talented or creative producer who thinks they might have even the most remotely original or creative concept to not bring it to NBC. For the love of god, bring it to CBS. They won’t cancel anything.
It will be interesting to see how NBC tries to kill Parks and Rec and Community next year. Parks and Rec has been on the chopping block not all that long ago but has come on strong in the ratings, despite NBC’s best efforts to kill it. Why they kept Community, which I love, is beyond me. Jeff Winger graduated in the season finale. So what is it now, the all Abed all the time show?
It’s frustrating to see such creative comedies go by the wayside. I hate you NBC.
Hey, at least we got to see Ted Mosby’s wife in the season finale of How I Met Your Mother last night on CBS.
Rate yourself and rake yourself, take all the courage you have left. Wasted on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head. But it was not your fault but mine and it was your heart on the line I really fucked it up this time. Didn’t I, my dear? Mumford & Sons
Here’s what is going on around the web for Tuesday.
To all the Pot Heads (Harry Potter fans) I’ve got some bad news. Looks like Emma Watson is not going to be doing the 50 Shades of Grey movie after all. She tweeted something like who is crazy enough to think I would do that movie. So who are we thinking now. Maybe Jennifer Lawrence or Megan Fox. I’m thinking Miley Cyrus would be up for the role of a lifetime. (Too Fab)
It never gets old. Farrah Abraham in a recent radio interview promoting her new porno movie told the interviewer that she was going to show her child her porno when she turns 13. I guess that’s about right in her world. Let’s see, porno viewing at 13, get knocked up by 17, and then release your own sex tape by 20. It may not be your family plan, but it’s a plan. (Hollywood Elite)
Ever wonder how much a Real Housewife of ______ makes? Last season, the New Jersey housewives each got paid $600,000. Not a bad days pay for totally making an a** of yourself. (Reality Tea)
Have you ever thought to yourself man I really love Taco Bell I just wish I could eat there for breakfast. Fear not, they have begun testing a new breakfast waffle taco in California. How drunk to you have to be if you’ve stayed out late enough to be able to get breakfast at Taco Bell? (Starcasm)
Hot actress of the day – Amanda Righetti from The Mentalist. (Fan Pop)
Here at MWTVG, your trusty author and confidant MIDWEST MARK is here to bring you the latest and greatest in new television shows as they get picked up for the Fall season. As long as they’re not comedies. MIDWEST MARK doesn’t watch comedies. Leave that to MIDWEST MO. Leave THE BACHELORETTE Pt. 9 for MIDWEST MIKE.
To clarify my prior point, by “latest and greatest” I only mean “latest”, because it’s really difficult to tell what out of any of these could be considered “greatest”. There are only a few shows that pique my interest in the first place, and here are my thoughts on each of them. To be totally honest, I’m way more excited for the return of some of the year-after-year mainstays such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and THE WALKING DEAD rather than suffer through getting into some new show that has mediocrity issues and is bound to get cancelled anyway.