CBS replies to NBC violence remarks

So remember when I said NBC calling out Criminal Minds was a HORRIBLE MISTAKE for 2013? Well congratulations so did the entertainment chief of CBS. Nina Tassler of CBS has come out fighting for her Wednesday night crime show Criminal Minds. “I happen to enjoy the show. It’s not for everybody. It’s an adult show. It’s a suspense thriller. And within that it’s also a character crime procedural. It’s given an appropriate rating. I don’t let my [14-year-old] kid watch it. I do.” And here comes the BEST part of her statement! “It’s a genre show … I think we’re making a huge mistake — and I’d say it to Bob to his face — to let any of the [violence] conversation devolve into ‘my show vs. your show.’ This is a much bigger issue.” I love when people actually acknowledge the fact that there are OTHER things in this world that matter more than, my toy is better than your toy. Because let’s face it… there are so many other things happening in this world that matter more than, my network rocks and your’s sucks.

Tassler went on to discuss the networks view and plans on calming down the violence on shows but more specifically on Criminal Minds, “This has been talked about a great deal this week. I don’t think any one of us in this room … I don’t think there’s any one on this planet who’s alive who hasn’t been changed and/or affected by the recent course of events. What’s happened has shaken me and all of us to our core. To the sense that people come to work with a renew sense of sensitivity — absolutely. We are parents, and we respect the jobs that we have; we respect the relationship we have with our audience. Nothing that’s on the air is inappropriate … our shows are appropriately rated on television … next question.” Talk about shooting you right between the eyes. THANK YOU for not beating around the bush and making just enough sense for every person in America to understand what you just said.

As for the TV Show, people PLEASE remember, stories are just that, stories. Fantasies that are put together by people, just like you, that get influences from real life and give lines to an actor and put them in front of a camera and with one word magic happens, “ACTION.” Remember those key words before you go blaming your entertainment industry for the mistakes of the wicked.

The Cardiac Kids Do It Again!

The Houston Texans played in Denver today only for it to be the first time in franchise history to go 3-0! Although, we didn’t get there very easily. In our house, the Texans are known as the Cardiac Kids and for good reason. I would love to give you a play by play of everything from the game but frankly, I don’t care enough about the Broncos to do that. Instead, I’m gonna give you the good, the bad and the ugly of my dearest Cardiac Kids. Because although we’ve gone 3.0, what happened in the 4th Quarter today, shouldn’t have.

1) Arian baby, I love you when you’re on but you can’t run up the middle. Left and Right are directions too. Maybe consider going some those ways? 2) Martin, you have no business trying to catch the ball if you’re just gonna keep dropping it. 3) Holiday, ALL THE WAY HOLIDAY! You don’t have to go all the way every single return! Just get us in a good place to play the game. 4) BULLS on Parade! Even when you mess up you need to keep your head in the game. There is no Def in TEAM. You win TOGETHER. 5) Schaub… You have to learn to play well under pressure dude! You SUCK if you don’t. 6) Why did TJ only play 1 DOWN!? He is a play-off QB. We need to take advantage of that. 6) As far as I’m concerned, Watt, Cushing, A. Johnson, Smith and Tate can do NO wrong. 7) Little mistakes can still make or break a game. You can’t let that stuff slip through your fingers. Coverage and being on top that ball is EVERYTHING! And finally 8) YOU HAVE TO SCORE EVERY TIME YOU HAVE THE BALL! Possession is 9/10 of the law. It works both ways really.

So Texans fans, what do you think? I’m saying we’re going to Super Bowl and we’re gonna win. Comment away!

Speedy Friday!

I guess this is going to become a trend. There was no news that really came my way until yesterday and I thought, well what’s one more day. Most of everything is pretty typical of the entertainment industry but the funnest stuff comes from the one place I hate talking about: Politics (YUCK!) But here we go:

The Grammys noms will have their live concert special Dec 5th and air on CBS. 90’s female singer Brandy is coming back to bring R&B back into the music world. 98 Degrees is “Definitely” making new music. WHY am I so excited about this? Authorities have amended Natalie Wood’s death certificate. DC Comics has come out saying that Superman and Wonder Woman will become an item. Nickelback’s new Music Video stars Jason Alexander as a barista. A genius decided to write a book describing the raid that killed Bin Laden. It’s not enough that we did it, we have to share with the whole world how we did it. GENIUS idea. And the best for last the Romney and Paul campaign is doing the great job of pissing off plenty of the musicians in the industry. So much so that Dee Snider of Twisted Sister has denounced the campaign. Now that just makes me laugh.

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Fall Shows Worth The Wait

Now that I’ve actually had the time to sit and watch all the trailers for the new shows gracing us with their presence in the Fall, I’ve managed to make the ultimate opinion and say that CBS is going to kick every other Network TV Stations ASS in the fall. Why? I’ll give you three reasons. Monday nights “Partners,” Tuesday nights “Vegas” and Thursday nights “Elementary.” Out of all 20+ trailers I just watched, these three are the only ones that have me saying, “I NEED TO WATCH THESE SHOWS!” The trailers really do speak for themselves.

As for the rest of the new blood that’s coming into play in the Fall, all networks have potential to have really good shows. Running in a close second behind my top three favorites are “Go On,” “The Mob Doctor,” “Guys with Kids,” and “Last Resort.” “Go On,” brings back Matthew Perry to NBC. If only for him, I’ll be watching just to see what comedy he can bring back to the fans.

“The Mob Doctor” features Jordana Spiro portraying Grace Devlin. This one is interesting considering it’s got a very TNT “Saving Grace” look to it.

“Guys with Kids” looks like a show that I’ll give a little more than a chance to. Featuring Jesse Bradford, Anthony Andrson, and Zach Cregger, these three dads help each other out with raising the kids they love so dearly. Gotta say though, I like the alternate title “DILFs” just a little more!

“Last Resort” draws you in with the high drama of the US government trying to kill off their own soldiers. With Andre Braugher being what seems to be the ringleader, you can’t miss this one.

So, what about the other network stations? Well, let’s just say that there’s not much to sing about concerning them anymore. Especially the ever forgotten and rightly so apparently, CW. It’s sad because I used to LOVE that station but… not anymore. Can you wait for the fall line-up to start? Comment Away!

Fall TV 2012 Line-Up!

Well aside from the fact that I haven’t exactly been keeping up with this particular project, I’ve been scouring the news looking for anything interesting that is going on in the industry right now. Instead, I found a bunch of dull stories that could bore you to tears. But I did notice that they’ve finally released the entire Network Fall 2012 Line-Up. Below are extended details.

SUNDAY: ABC 7/6c: America’s Funniest Home Videos 8/7c: Once Upon a Time 9/8c: Revenge 10/9c: 666 Park Avenue

CBS 7/6c: 60 Minutes 8/7c: The Amazing Race 9/8c: The Good Wife 10/9c: The Mentalist

FOX 8/7c Hour: The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers 9/8c Hour: Family Guy and American Dad

NBC Post-Football 7/6c: Dateline NBC 8/7c: Fashion Star 9/8c: The Celebrity Apprentice 10/9c: Do No Harm

MONDAY: ABC 8/7c: Dancing with the Stars 10/9c: Castle

CBS 8/7c Hour: How I Met Your Mother and Partners, 9/8c Hour: 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly, 10/9c:Hawaii Five-0

CW  8/7c Hour: 90210 9/8c Hour: Gossip Girl

FOX 8/7c Hour: Bones 9/8c Hour: The Mob Doctor

NBC 8/7c Hour: The Voice 10/9c Hour: Revolution

TUESDAY: ABC 8/7c: Dancing with the Stars 9/8c Hour: Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 10/9c: Private Practice

CBS 8/7c: NCIS 9/8c: NCIS:LA 10/9c: Vegas

CW 8/7c: Hart of Dixie 9/8c: Emily Owens, M.D.

FOX 8/7c Hour: Raising Hope and Ben and Kate 9/8c Hour: New Girl and The Mindy Project

NBC 8/7c: The Voice 9/8c Hour: Go On and The New Normal 10/9c: Parenthood

WEDNESDAY: ABC 8/7c Hour: The Middle and Suburgatory 9/8c Hour: Modern Family and The Neighbors 10/9c: Nashville

CBS 8/7c: Suvivor 9/8c: Criminal Minds 10/9c: CSI

CW 8/7c: Arrow 9/8c: Supernatural

FOX 8/7c: The X Factor

NBC 8/7c Hour: Animal Practice and Guys with Kids 9/8c: Law &Order: SVU 10/9c: Chicago Fire

THURSDAY: ABC 8/7c: Last Resort 9/8c: Grey’s Anatomy 10/9c: Scandal

CBS 8/7c Hour: The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men 9/8c: Person of Interest 10/9c: Elementary

CW 8/7c: The Vampire Diaries 8/9c: Beauty and the Beast

FOX 7/8c: The X Factor 9/8c: Glee

NBC 8/7c Hour: 30 Rock and Up All Night 9/8c Hour: The Office and Parks and Recreation 10/9c: Rock Center with Brian Williams

FRIDAY: ABC 8/7c: Shark Tank/Last Man Standing 9/8c: Primetime: What Would You Do? 10/9c: 20/20

CBS 8/7c: CSI:NY 9/8c: Made in Jersey 10/9c: Blue Bloods

CW 8/7c: America’s Next Top Model 9/8c: Nikita

FOX 8/7c: Touch 9/8c: Fringe

NBC 8/7c Hour: Whitney and Community 9/8c: Grimm 10/9c: Dateline NBC

TONY Nominees for 2012!

I realize that I am a few days late on reporting these nominees however, as the phrase goes, it’s better late than never. I will say that this award ceremony is still one of the ONLY awards ceremonies I look forward to every year and is an ABSOLUTE must watch. Especially the first 10 minutes. Neil Patrick Harris will Host the awards LIVE on CBS at 8/7c on June 10th. Are you as excited as I am?

Best Play: “Clybourne Park,” ‘’Other Desert Cities,” ‘’Peter and the Starcatcher,” ‘’Venus in Fur.”

Best Musical: “Leap of Faith,” ‘’Newsies,” ‘’Nice Work If You Can Get It,” ‘’Once.”

Best Book of a Musical: “Lysistrata Jones,” ‘’Newsies,” ‘’Nice Work If You Can Get It,” ‘’Once.”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: “Bonnie & Clyde,” ‘’Newsies,” ‘’One Man, Two Guvnors,” ‘’Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Best Revival of a Play: “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman,” ‘’Gore Vidal’s The Best Man,” ‘’Master Class,” ‘’Wit.”

Best Revival of a Musical: “Evita,” ‘’Follies,” ‘’The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” ‘’Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: James Corden, “One Man, Two Guvnors”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”; James Earl Jones, “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man”; Frank Langella, “Man and Boy”; John Lithgow, “The Columnist.”

Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, “Venus in Fur”; Tracie Bennett, “End of the Rainbow”; Stockard Channing, “Other Desert Cities”; Linda Lavin, “The Lyons”; Cynthia Nixon, “Wit.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Danny Burstein, “Follies”; Jeremy Jordan, “Newsies”; Steve Kazee, “Once”; Norm Lewis, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Ron Raines, “Follies.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Jan Maxwell, “Follies”; Audra McDonald, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Cristin Milioti, “Once”; Kelli O’Hara, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Laura Osnes, “Bonnie & Clyde.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Christian Borle, “Peter and the Starcatcher”; Michael Cumpsty, “End of the Rainbow”; Tom Edden, “One Man, Two Guvnors”; Andrew Garfield, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”; Jeremy Shamos, “Clybourne Park.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Linda Emond, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”; Spencer Kayden, “Don’t Dress for Dinner”; Celia Keenan-Bolger, “Peter and the Starcatcher”; Judith Light, “Other Desert Cities”; Condola Rashad, “Stick Fly.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Phillip Boykin, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Michael Cerveris, “Evita”; David Alan Grier, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Michael McGrath, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Josh Young, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Elizabeth A. Davis, “Once”; Jayne Houdyshell, “Follies”; Judy Kaye, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Jessie Mueller, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”; Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “Ghost the Musical.”

 

2011 Best in Show

ARE YOU READY! Here they are. This is the list of 2011 BEST IN SHOW! So unlike the Worst in Show, these stories are the Best of the Best. They are the good things that happened this year. These are stories you just can’t be mad about.

Best number 10: CBS best year ever! For the first time in a LONG ass time, CBS had the best year ever. With their line up they actually beat out FOX, ABC, and NBC, in ratings and I must say, value of their programming. Their Line-up includes How I Met Your Mother, Two and A Half Men, Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-O, all the NCIS’, all the CSI’s, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife and The Mentalists. Thursdays Nights are by far the best.

Best number 9: David Boreanaz the actor and director. Wow. So I’ll say the spring was the highlight for this guy.  I’ve been watching David Boreanaz since Buffy and not once did I ever think that he would end up directing let alone growing into his abilities. It wasn’t until I watched “The Daredevil in the Mold,” that I got to see this incredibly talented actor work his magic. To make it more profound he went and directed “The Blackout in the Blizzard.” Any episode after January, will further prove this opinion. It was a BOOTHTASTIC spring for BONES.

Best number 8:  Spotify! It  has been available in the US since July. I didn’t think that it was going to be such a big deal here but I gotta say, after getting an account myself and actually using it, there’s not too many bad things I can say about it. Other than there are only so many labels on there and therefore not all your favorite songs can be found but still, those are things I can live with. That’s why I still have Slacker. Good Job Spotify.

Best number 7: Rose McGowan shows everyone in the entertainment world what a huge BAD ASS she really is. I mean, who actually goes out-of-the-way to find an email hacker… well Rose did! So someone hacks into McGowan’s email and practically takes over her life. This person ends up rerouting all her outgoing and incoming emails to another address. With the police she tracked down her cyber criminal. Lesson of the day: Don’t F*** around with Rose McGowan.

Best number 6: Adam Levine’s rage… this one is actually kinda my favorite. No Lie. This one makes me laugh so hard I don’t know what to do with myself. It was after Levine heard Maroon 5 on FOX News that he decided to Tweet, “Dear Fox News, don’t play our music on your evil f***ing channel ever again. Thank You.” I don’t need to elaborate because that just speaks for itself.

Best number 5: The Underdogs of the NFL. Yes, I’m a typical Texan that absolutely loves football. I gotta say too that there have been many teams that have in the past been a disappointment but NOT THIS YEAR. The Detroit Lions had a 5-0 season including their 4-0 preseason until they played the 49er’s in October. Speaking of the 49er’s, it’s the first season in 8 years they even made it to the playoffs. After last years 6-10 record this year’s 13-3 record has got to make those fans happy. And finally, the Houston Texans have had their best record in Franchise history with a 10-6 season.

Best number 4: Pole Dancing for Jesus. Oh wow, you heard what I said. And I have to say that this had me on the floor laughing for at least 15 minutes. “God gives us these bodies, and they are supposed to be our temples and we are supposed to take care of them. And that’s what we are doing.” PREACH PREACHER! HALLELUJAH! I know a lot of Christian men that got very excited about this. The even better part is that they teach these classes on SUNDAYS. Many may think I’m being sarcastic right now but I promise. This story is SO worth it’s number 4 spot. EPIC.

Best number 3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.  Finally the end to this long-lived series. Remember when this movie came out in 2001, we all thought that this guy wasn’t gonna make it past the 3rd movie. Too bad we were all wrong since it made it for 8 movies. I really didn’t think that the book fans were gonna let this series make it past the 2nd installment but hey, whatever works for my syfy addicted friends works for all of Hollywood. This final movie however was absolutely EPIC.

Best number 2: The Lion King in 3D. First off, Disney is just a blood sucking, catchy writing, crazy smart ass corporation that is genius enough to actually re-release their 90’s hit The Lion King. I went to see this movie and I really just could not have had such a wonderful time. Watching this movie in 3D was absolutely eye-opening and I know a lot of people will say I’m crazy but go see and tell me that you don’t see the difference between the original and the 3D. EPIC.

AND FINALLY, The Best Number 1: The Book of Mormon. This musical came out last year on Broadway and spun everyone into a web of crass and obscene ways of talking about all kinds of different religions. It’s not just about Mormons people. They make fun of EVERYONE! Only the creators of South Park could manage to write this musical while they were still working on their hit show. This caused all kinds of controversies and all kinds of people going crazy saying they were awful for being inaccurate and rude. This however, didn’t stop all musical fans from going to see this wonderfully funny show. In fact, the show only cost a little over $9 million to make and it only took 11 months for them to recoup it. AH! RIDICULOUSLY EPIC.

Hope you enjoyed the Best in Show for 2011! If you haven’t read it, make sure you check out the Worst in Show for 2011.