June, 2010 | Give Me My Remote

SMALLVILLE Welcomes Back John Schneider

June 30, 2010 by  
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SMALLVILLE will be starting its final season when the series returns on September 24…which means some former fan favorites will be popping back in.

First up? Original cast member John Schneider will be appearing, The CW has confirmed to GIVE ME MY REMOTE.

The network was mum on how many episodes he’ll be back for, but IGN is reporting Schneider will show up in the season 10 premiere and will be in at least one additional hour.

Considering Schneider’s Jonathon Kent was killed off back in season 5, his reappearance is bound to cause some drama for his son, Clark.

Still, we’re thrilled that fans will get the chance to see Schneider reprise his former role before we have to say goodbye.

Who else would you like to see pop back in before SMALLVILLE signs off for good?

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PARTY DOWN Fans Take to Twitter to Lament its Cancelation

June 30, 2010 by  
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So STARZ announced the cancelation of original comedy series PARTY DOWN this morning, which isn’t a huge surprise considering its dismal ratings, but it still sucks for those who bothered to tune in and became attached to the very funny show.

Sighhhh.

It’s heartbreaking when solid work doesn’t equal success. A sizable audience was never reached by PD, but it was still beloved by many and we figured we should listen as a few of them speak their minds today…

ShmittenKitten‎: They cancelled Party Down? WTF x a million. Nooooooooooo! #partydown

andygreenwald‎: RT @CKlosterman: The fact that Starz just canceled PARTY DOWN makes me want to blow up my TV, followed by the entire state of California.

ChadBrownRVA‎: Starz has canceledParty Down,’ further proving the point that most great TV shows just don’t last long enough.

samuelfscott‎: Not Party Down, it’s awesome & not even on NZ tv yet RT @melanielynskey:#PartyDown being cancelled is sad sad news. This is a real RDD.

taporsnapradio‎: RT @MichaelDavSmith: Very sad that Party Down was canceled. Some great shows never find an audience. And yet Two and a Half Men thrives.

esc_key‎: RT @the_meghatron: Starz has cancelled Party Down. I weep for the future of television.

sendmorecops‎: RT @rikilindhome: What, @MartinStarrParty Down is cancelled? I’m seriously bummed… Let’s demand a Party Down movie! #starzfail

allisahn‎: so lame party down was cancelled.

maxbehmer‎: Party Down canceled – WTF???? Great show, very sad!


EvieJeff
‎: Starz just cancelled Party Down. Big surprise. Every fantastic show gets smothered out of existence. Ugh! I will miss it!

keithcalder‎: I feel responsible for Party Down being cancelled. It’s one of those shows I kept meaning to watch, but never got around to.

Ah, that last one just says it all, no?
Got your own thoughts on the axing of PARTY DOWN?

Weigh in below…
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Mark Your Calendars: The CW Announces Premiere Dates

June 30, 2010 by  
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Missing your favorite shows?

Yeah, so are we.

But The CW has officially announced their fall return dates, so let the countdown begin!

Wednesday, Sept. 8-
8:00-9:00 p.m.: AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: HELLCATS (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 9-
8:00-9:00 p.m.: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: NIKITA (Series Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 13-
8:00-9:00 p.m.: 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 14-
8:00-9:00 p.m.: ONE TREE HILL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: LIFE UNEXPECTED (Season Premiere)

Friday, September 24-
8:00-9:00 p.m.: SMALLVILLE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

Which CW show are you most looking forward to this fall?

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Thoughts on LOUIE?

June 30, 2010 by  
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As I mentioned yesterday, comedian Louis CK is unique. And perhaps, on TV, he’s an acquired taste.

His new show, LOUIE, on FX is a bit odd at times, sure. But do you agree that there may be promise? Or do you just think it’s sh-t?

Talk to me in the comments section…

Neil Patrick Harris, Eva Longoria, Jimmy Kimmel: TV Tweets of the Past 24 Hours

June 30, 2010 by  
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Every day, GIVE ME MY REMOTE scours the web to find the best TV-related tweets of the past 24 hours, so you can enjoy them all with just one easy click.

Occasionally something newsworthy will slip in here, but you know, not often…

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s Neil Patrick Harris is living dangerously during his hiatus: @ActuallyNPH: Went to a trendy gay beach in Mykonos called Elia. Lots of posturing, lots of exposed aged wieners. It was all rather intimidating.

Gaby Solis and Cameron are friends?! Friends who go on holiday together?!: @EvaLongoria: Me and @jenmorrisonlive in Venice!! I love vacation! http://fb.me/CGMwJOwK

Jimmy Kimmel is threatening us, because Oprah insists on keeping a wretched GREY’S ANATOMY term alive: @jimmykimmel: if Oprah continues to use the (horrible) word “vajayjay”, I have no choice but to call mine the “Vajizzler”

THE OFFICE star Mindy Kaling has some advice for the youngsters out there: @mindykaling: Kids, don’t peak early. It is better to be overlooked in high school.

MODERN FAMILY’s Eric Stonestreet is man enough to admit his weakness. Wait, you sure you’re not gay, dude?: @ericstonestreet: I don’t care what anybody thinks. I’m addicted to Pretty Little Liars.

SUPERNATURAL’s Jim Beaver is heading back to work: @jumblejim: In Vancouver. SPN season 6 starts tomorrow with episode 4 (!) w/Jensen Ackles directing. I WON’T tweet details, so don’t ask! It’s great!

Have a favorite tweet of the day that we missed?

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THE WIRE Project: Season 1, Disc 1

Welcome to The Wire Project. Over the next five weeks, I hope that the GMMR community will explore the streets of Baltimore in a unique way, enhancing the viewing experience for one another. My goal is to make this project feel like a book club, with insights and opinions expressed with civility and good humor.

Each week, I’ll spend a little time chatting with my friend Heather to kick start the conversation.  We’ll do our best to hit on the big themes and events of each week’s episodes.  This is a complex show, so your favorite storylines, characters, and scenes may be wildly different from ours.  That’s fantastic!   With your participation, this discussion will be ripe with new ideas all summer.

A quick favor to ask before we get rolling:  Since this is an interactive project, I would also welcome your feedback about how we introduce each group of episodes.  If you would like more emphasis on plot, characters, etc., please include those in the comments section.  We will do our best to make this satisfying for everyone.

Without further adieu, here is our take on Episodes 1.1 to 1.3.

Erik: How did you get talked into revisiting The Wire?

Heather: I feel like I’m the only person on earth who hasn’t seen it and had my life changed by it.

E: You’re not alone, believe me.

H: Every critic I read had it on their list as best show of the decade at the end of last year. Basically, I feel left out.

E: As you know, I’m a picky person. When every sports columnist, radio host, and comedian I enjoy comments on the greatness of this show, I felt like the kid in class who didn’t get the joke.

H: Exactly! But that leads to the problem of “is this thing over-hyped?” How can we possibly go into this with reasonable expectations?

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90210: Kardashian Sisters Busting into Beverly Hills

June 29, 2010 by  
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Kim, Khloe and Kourtney are taking Beverly Hills.

The KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS stars will appear as themselves in the third season premiere of 90210, The CW has confirmed to GIVE ME MY REMOTE.

“We’ve always been big fans of the show and grew up watching the original cast,” Kim wrote on her blog. “So this is a real honor to have the opportunity to guest star on the show.”

Think the Kardashians will fit in with the kids of West Bev?

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CASTLE: Summer Promo Brings the Fun

June 29, 2010 by  
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Look, we were a little annoyed with ABC’s marketing department for spoiling the “Justin has a girlfriend!” reveal on THE BACHELORETTE. Despite the internet blogs that had revealed the info months back, ABC had done a great job of initially keeping the dude’s identity on the DL. Then suddenly, bam, in your face.

But after seeing this amazing CASTLE promo? Yeah, we’re pretty much willing to forgive.

In the 30 second spot, CASTLE stars Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are semi-in-character as they spout off series-appropriate words which describe the show and, quite often, their characters’ relationship. It’s fun, flirty and flashy, much like the show itself.

Check it out…

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We wish more networks were this creative with their rerun promotion. Well done, Alphabet Net.

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THE CLOSER, EUREKA, MAD ABOUT YOU & More: What’s New on TV… on DVD

June 29, 2010 by  
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Warehouse 13

Chances are, if you’re a regular here at GIVE ME MY REMOTE, you’re a TV nerd.

Which is totally cool. We are too (obviously) and we love our fellow couch potatoes.

And we’re guessing you probably dig your TV on DVD too. Be honest, you love re-watching your favorite episodes whenever you want, right?

Because we’ve decided to do a weekly list of what new titles are coming out and, as a bonus, what weekly sale has caught our eye.

Cool?

Week of June 29, 2010-

Current shows:

THE CLOSER: Season 5

EUREKA: Season 3.5

HOARDERS: Season 1

WAREHOUSE 13: Season 1

Classic shows:

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: Complete series

MAD ABOUT YOU: Season 4

Steal of the Week:

BETTER OFF TED: Season 1- $8.99 at Target

Is there a release you’re particularly excited about?

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Conan O’Brien, Rainn Wilson, Cat Deeley: TV Tweets of the Past 24 Hours

June 29, 2010 by  
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Every day, GIVE ME MY REMOTE scours the web to find the best TV-related tweets of the past 24 hours, so you can enjoy them all with just one easy click.

Occasionally something newsworthy will slip in here, but you know, not often…

Coco is feeling a little unloved: @ConanOBrien: Yesterday a Marilyn Monroe chest x-ray sold for $45,000. Meanwhile, my dr’s note saying I have a mild case of shingles just sits on e-Bay.

Rainn Wilson pokes some fun at our Northern neighbor’s expense: @rainnwilson: Those riots in Toronto were intense! The angriest I’d ever seen a Canadian before was Avril Lavigne singing ‘Sk8ter Boi.’

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE host Cat Deeley is feeling a lot loved: @catdeeley: Just found out about the nomination for the teen choice award…. So excited! Think I may implode!!!! X

TV’s Josh Malina is apparently a fan of THE BACHELORETTE: @JoshMalina: Well, I certainly will never trust Justin again.

Adam Shankman (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) is a little starstruck: @adammshankman: Met Stephanie Meyer & was dumbfounded by her passion 4 SYTYCD! She has vry strong opinions abt who she loves, & she’s ummm Stephanie meyer!

Have a favorite tweet of the day that we missed?

Make sure to let us know in the comments section!

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BROTHERS & SISTERS Exclusive: Series Regular Said to be Appearing in Just Two Episodes Next Season

June 29, 2010 by  
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Though we didn’t actually see Robert (Rob Lowe) dead and buried on the season finale of BROTHERS & SISTERS this year, we do know for sure that Lowe is off the show… but it seems he’s not the only family member making an exit.

Want to know more?  Read on…

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Lessons: Cristina Santana Schools GMMR’s Korbi Ghosh in Salsa

If you’re a SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE fan and have been keeping up with this season’s contestants, you know that week 2 eliminee, Cristina Santana, is always rockin’ the sexy salsa tops and short flowy skirts, as seen in the photo at left.

So, when I met up with Santana for a little salsa lesson this week, I too thought I’d dress the part.

Let me know what you think…

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THE BACHELORETTE WTF Moment of the Week: Justin Edition

June 29, 2010 by  
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As you may have already read, I managed to stay spoiler-free on which BACHELORETTE contestant was hiding a girlfriend at home all season… at least until an ABC promo spoiled it mid-morning yesterday (June 28). But my suspicions about it being Justin were correct, so there was some satisfaction in that.

Yes, Justin has a girlfriend. Or, possibly, multiple girlfriends. We never got total clarity on how many ladies he’s actually involved with aside from Ali, but there was at least one: A gal named Jessica.

Ah, Jessica.

Jess, Justin’s girlfriend of two years, was apparently feeling a bit guilty about sending her boyfriend off to get himself famous as a contestant on the show. And I guess she was also feeling upset after finding out that he was seeing some other chick behind her back too.

So, after one of Justin’s regular phone calls from the BACHELORETTE set — yes, he was allegedly calling her regularly during the filming of the show — Jessica snapped and contacted THE BACHELORETTE producers, telling them them about his whole scheme to use the show for fame.

Host Chris Harrison was tasked with informing Ali that Jessie — her former competitor on THE BACHELOR — was about to break some bad news to her.

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RESCUE ME Returns with a Warm Welcome Home for Tommy

June 29, 2010 by  
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RESCUE ME may be beginning its swan song, with the premiere of its penultimate season bowing tonight (Tuesday, June 29), but it shows no signs of slowing down.

The drama picks right back up where we left off last summer, after Tommy’s been shot twice.

We’re in the ambulance with him as he goes into cardiac arrest and drifts into a dream state where we’re reminded of what truly haunts the man.

Thankfully, however, we don’t spend the entire hour in that depressing mess. Instead, the depressing mess that is Tommy’s actual life takes center stage.

He recovers, is released from the hospital and returns to a firehouse that’s in danger of getting closed down and a family that’s fed up with his alcohol-related f–k ups. In fact, they really seem more interested in having Franco around the house.

Take a look…

Ah, RESCUE ME, we missed you.

But yeah, the Gavin girls didn’t seem to miss Tommy too much while he was in the hospital, recovering from gunshot wounds. They had his hot Latin, firefighter friend to help with homework and things. Actually, Janet tells Tom that Franco has been so amazing, she’d just jump at the chance to bang him.

Welcome home, Mr. Gavin!

We’re glad you got well so soon.

Tune in tonight for the aforementioned dysfunction and some Sheila and Teddy-related ridiculousness too…
RESCUE ME season 6 premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 p.m. on FX

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LOUIS: Comedian Louis CK Gets Lucky with FX

June 29, 2010 by  
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Living in L.A. has its perks, as I’ve recently had the pleasure of sitting — free of charge — through three of Louis CK’s stand up appearances and laughing like a lunatic each time.

The dude, as any comedy fan knows, is — without question — talented, unique and funny.

So it kind of sucked when his first foray into scripted television, HBO’s LUCKY LOUIE, didn’t translate.

Well, in truth, I only watched the first episode, so it very well could’ve gotten better after that, I don’t know. Doesn’t matter though, because it was canceled.

Thankfully, FX isn’t afraid to give second chances where second chances are due and I’m more than pleased to report that Louis CK’s second attempt at TV funny seems to have promise.

Plus, Gervais is in it.

Take a look-see…

LOUIS premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 p.m. on FX.

Will you watch?

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