Gosh, talk about ruining the Trailer Park Games for Jared. He wants to practice pounding back beers (this is called training or, on other days, Saturday night), but his wife just won't join in. Why would a respectable trailer park woman turn down beer? Hmmm, let's see. A raging yeast infection? Mouth sores? Wait, I know, pregnancy! At least, maybe pregnancy (and possibly the other stuff, but who knows). In this exclusive clip from "Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor" (airs. Thurs. March 20 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC), Chelsey confesses she might have a bun in the oven. Drink up, Jared!
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Does it make me a bad person if I'm still surprised each time Patton Oswalt is cast as an actor?
Don't get me wrong… I think he's very good. I think the work he's done in films like "Big Fan" and "Ratatouille" and "Young Adult" is great. It's just that I still think of him primarily as a stand-up. I also think of him as a consummate fanboy, a guy who unabashedly loves what he loves, and a big part of what he loves is the world of comic books.
It must be delightful when your various passions all converge, and I'm willing to bet that Patton practically sprinted to set when he got the call to join "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Agent Eric Koenig.
If you've never heard the name SallyAnn Salsano, you most certainly know the shows she's produced. She's been a showrunner on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and she's also the brains behind MTV's highest-rated series, "Jersey Shore." The Long Island native now has a very different kind of success in "Party Down South," which has its season finale tonight (Thurs. March 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CMT).
If there is indeed a zone, then Nick Offerman seems to be living in it these days.
I love stories about artists who succeed later in their career, and I think in Offerman's case, one of the reasons that Ron Swanson clicked is because there was a sense of authority that Offerman gives off that might not have been there in the same way if he was fifteen years younger. I look at him in something like "Sin City," and I can't imagine that guy as the same person who is giving one of the most amazing comedy performances on TV every single week right now.
I wrote about his new concert film on Valentine's Day this year, and the other night on the red carpet, when I heard him use the word "delicious" during an answer, it made me smile. He has this enormous zest for the life he's living right now, and a big part of that is his blatantly passionate relationship with his wife, actress Megan Mullally. He is certainly not shy about discussing just how passionate, either.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recruits Patton Oswalt
Says the comic of his guest role as Agent Eric Koenig: “I got a call from my agent saying they want you on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and I said ‘hell, yes.’”
“How I Met Your Dad” pilot won’t be shot by “HIMYM’s” director
A family emergency has forced Pam Fryman, director of 172 of 184 “HIMYM” episodes, to pull out of the pilot. Fryman, who is still onboard “HIMYD” as executive producer and director, will be replaced by Rob Greenberg, who directed the 2nd most “HIMYM” episodes at seven.
“Dancing’s" Danica McKellar & Candace Cameron Bure appeared together in a 1990 TV movie
Watch them in a dancing-themed scene in “Camp Cucamonga,” which also starred Jennifer Aniston, Jaleel White, McKellar’s “Wonder Years” co-star Josh Saviano and Chad Allen.
Tracey Ullman to play the therapist on CBS' “Good Session”
The CBS pilot, co-starring “Psych’s” James Roday and “Mad Men’s” Rich Sommer, revolves around marriage therapy. PLUS: “2 Broke Girls’” Eric Andre joins FX’s “Man Seeking Woman,” Patricia Wettig joins CW’s “Identity."
Netflix to show “Flight of the Conchords” star Rhys Darby’s “Short Poppies”
The mockumentary will feature Darby as a journalist who interviews people in a small New Zealand town, who are all played by Darby.
A&E yanks Mark Wahlberg’s “Breaking Boston” after 1 week
The show about four blue-collar Boston women attracted only 311,000 viewers in its premiere.
Nearly two months after the Sundance Film Festival wrapped up for another year, the acquisitions news is still trickling in, and the latest hit from Park City to find US distribution is "Dear White People." Justin Simien's debut feature was one of the few to generate critical discussion and debate in what was a pretty low-temperature US Dramatic competition, and was duly recognized with a special Breakthrough Talent award. Now Lionsgate and their adventurous indie arm Roadside Attractions have picked it up for the North American market, with a release pencilled in for the autumn.
"Survivor" finale and "American Idol" finale are poised to face each other for the 1st time
“Survivor” moving its finale to a Wednesday this year means that it will go head-to-head with “Idol.” Over the past two weeks, “Survivor” has beaten “Idol” in the key 18-49 demo.
Isaiah Washington has read his “Grey’s Anatomy” return script: "Shonda Rimes is genius”
"I read the script last night.... The script is so amazing, it will blow you away,” Washington says of his return after seven years.
“Game of Thrones” gives Jaime Lannister a golden hand
Check out the new appendage Lannister will be wearing in Season 4. PLUS: “Game of Thrones” newbie Pedro Pascal says of his audition: “I was actually really upset the season was spoiled for me."
Watch Questlove play dead on “SVU”
The Jimmy Fallon bandleader’s dream came true on last night’s episode.
“MasterChef” is going cruising
The Fox reality show has announced its own fan cruise for Nov. 8-15.
Adult Swim renews “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”
The live-action comedy will return for a 2nd season.
How “The Americans” sets are designed
The FX drama’s set decorator, Andrew Baseman, says of his job: "It's really easy to be generic and just throw things on a set. I like to show character. Most of the time, it's not written in the script. Like for a recurring character, it won't say 'on his desk is a bottle and a lighthouse lamp' — none of that's there.”
“The Bachelorette” crashes a Boyz II Men performance
There will apparently be a boy band challenge next season.
January Jones promotes “Mad Men” with a naked photo shoot
Check out her new Violet Grey spread.
“Sleepy Hollow” co-creator: “There’s a lot of amazing footsoldiers coming”
The cast of the Fox drama previewed Season 2 last night at Paleyfest.
Remember a few months ago when Ringo Starr went searching for the teenagers he captured in a picture 50 years ago? (And he found them…)
On behalf of the three or four people out there who recap both "Survivor" and "American Idol," I can now mark May 21 on my calendar with a malevolent skull-of-dread.
CBS announced its Spring 2014 finale dates on Thursday (March 20) morning and the major switch is that for the first time in 10 years, "Survivor" has opted not to go with a Sunday finale and will, instead, wrap the "Cagayan" season on the aforementioned May 21, sticking with the normal Wednesday air schedule.
CBS announces season finale dates
CBS’ season ends with a special Wednesday “Survivor” finale on May 21.
IFC orders “American Documentary” from Seth Meyers, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, plus “American Storage
“American Documentary,” from producers Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Hader and Armisen, will spoof documentaries with a regular cast. IFC has also ordered “American Storage,” in which Rob Hube4l plays a bachelor who starts living in a storage unit. IFC also announced it’s going to air the "CollegeHumor Comedy Music Awards.”
ABC will test “Shark Tank” on Thursdays
“Shark Tank” will air on April 10 and 11 as part of a two-night event.
Jimmy Kimmel: “The truth is, right now, Rob Ford is keeping me in business”
Profiled by Esquire, Kimmel talks about the difference between him and Jimmy Fallon: "He’s like an athlete out there. He can jump high, act, sing. He’s a true performer. I’m a broadcaster. That’s how I come at this. Not a stand-up, not an actor, not a commentator. A broadcaster.” PLUS: Kimmel gets Regis Philbin to play God.
Check out Donal Logue on “Gotham”
Here’s your first glimpse of Det. Harvey Bullock.
Discovery’s "Everest Live Jump” will feature NBC News' Willie Geist and Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore
Geist will host the two-hour May special, while Cantore will serve as chief meteorologist.
Emilia Clarke danced the funky chicken in her “Game of Thrones” audition
"David Benioff suggested I do a dance...and so I did,” she tells Jimmy Fallon. PLUS: Kit Harrington is the new face of Jimmy Choo.
Watch Alec Baldwin play a journalist on “SVU”
A “bad journalist.”
Animal Planet renews “Treehouse Masters,” orders “Redwood Kings”
“Redwood Kings” will uncover "the artistry that goes into turning ancient reclaimed redwood trees into creative works of art,” according to Animal Planet.
Get ready for a bunch of these first-looks in the next couple weeks. FOX and WBTV are teasing the first look at Donal Logue in character from the upcoming straight-to-series DC Comics adaptation "Gotham."
Logue will be playing Detective Harvey Bullock, described as Future Commissioner Gordon's "rough-around-the-edges" partner and mentor. The character "plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results... and he does it with old-school, forceful panache."
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert are among the artists headlining the 2014 CMA Music Festival.