Tonight’s the night, GLEEks.
Britney Spears is taking over our ears and our eyes on GLEE and I’ll be honest, I cannot wait.
Give Me My Remote chatted with GLEE star Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang) and got his take on tonight’s event episode, the Tina/Mike relationship, and oh, yeah, his abs.
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Want to know what happens behind-the-scenes on a show like BONES?
Flubbed lines, hysterical laughter, creepy touching, hating the writers and plenty of bleeping — and you’ll find it all in the four-plus minute blooper reel from BONES’ fifth season.
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Last night’s “Cleaning House” episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER once again had the gang back at Barney’s mom’s place. Frances Conroy reprised her role as Loretta and Wayne Brady was back as Barney’s brother, James.
At the core of the episode was the realization that Barney’s life had been built around a series of lies perpetrated by his mother in order to protect her son’s fragile feelings.
Barney wasn’t asked to leave the basketball team because he was too good. No one showed at his 8th birthday because little Barney didn’t have any friends, not because the Postmaster General lost all the invitations. And the biggest lie of them all – Bob Barker isn’t really Barney’s dad (gasp!).
Barney’s ego and his childlike naivete wouldn’t allow him to see the truth behind the tales he’s been told. Or perhaps he’s known all along that his mother was protecting him, but it was easier to buy into the lies than risk being exposed as anything short of awesome.
It’s Britney, bitch!
Sorry, but I just can’t contain my excitement for tonight’s Britney Spears inspired episode of GLEE. I love me some Britney and some Brittany so I’m expecting big things.
I know, I know, GLEE isn’t the only show on tonight. We’ve got new shows, returning favorites, and did I mention Britney?
Check out some of the highlights from tonight’s TV lineup.
No Ordinary Family | 8pm on ABC | Series Premiere
In the premiere of this sci-fi drama about a family that develops superpowers after a plane crash in the Amazon, patriarch Jim (Michael Chiklis) discovers he has immense strength, and his wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz), is blessed with amazing speed. Meanwhile, their 16-year-old daughter, Daphne, turns telepathic, and their learning-disabled 14-year-old son, JJ, becomes a genius. [GMMR: Worth checking out. Personally I thought the pilot channeled HEROES more than I would have liked, but the cast is stellar and I think it has potential. Looking forward to seeing the episode next week to see how it all shakes out.]
Glee | 8pm on Fox
Will doesn’t want the kids to do a Britney Spears routine. He’s also a bit jealous of Emma’s new dentist boyfriend (John Stamos). Spears appears as herself. [GMMR: Heather Morris is one of the only series regular's that has never sung on the show...until tonight. And damn does she sound and look good. Check out a sneak peek at one of her big musical numbers tonight. And SYTYCD fans - keep an eye out for Mark Kanemura dancing alongside Brit. Bonus!]
The Biggest Loser | 8pm on NBC
“The First Challenge”
Two players who didn’t make the cut during the season opener are picked by Bob and Jillian to join the game. Later, the group have their first workout and meet with Dr. Huizenga for health assessments; a surprise early weigh-in puts more players than usual at risk of elimination; and the contestants race each other for the first challenge.
Seven days removed from a Huddy-centric season premiere, HOUSE returned to its traditional formula this week. Writer/producer Eli Attie was assigned the difficult task of weaving the new romance between House and Cuddy into the show’s patient of the week template. As the scribe responsible for writing Allison Cameron’s departure from Princeton Plainsboro, as well as the fantastic “Lockdown” episode, Attie was a wise choice to calm viewers’ fears that their favorite drama is turning into a soap opera.
Let’s start with the obvious. House and Cuddy’s coupling is going to be a centerpiece of this season. There is no breakup in sight, and the creative team is clearly exploring their relationship from every angle, personal and professional. If you plan to stop watching the show as a result, however, this episode demonstrated exactly what you would be missing. With a heartbreaking patient story, a much needed infusion of humor, and a return to relevance for Dr. Taub, “Selfish” was the prototype for integrating new stories with old favorites.
Series Premiere: After surviving a plane crash while on vacation, four family members discover new and unique superpowers.
Two super hot chicks fighting it out on a runway in Milan. Captain Awesome in nothing by spandex. Lester in a hoodie. Who says sex doesn’t sell?
Just one week after vowing to come together in order to save Chuck’s mom, Team Bartowski seemed to forget all about her. But I suppose with an assassin posing as a supermodel on the loose — who was wielding GPS-guided bullets — they had other things to worry about.
“Chuck vs. the Suitcase” really delivered on the laughs and the romance tonight with plenty of action thrown in for good measure.
Although Zac Levi usually does the heavy lifting when it comes to the laughs, Yvonne Strahovski once again showed her comedic strength (and no that’s not a euphemism for what she showed us in the closet) in this episode. From Sarah’s obvious jealousy over Sofia catching Chuck’s eye, to her bitchy “Put some clothes on,” Yvonne really brought out the big guns (nope, still not a euphemism).
Although I’m sure it’s not the best for national security, it was nice to see Sarah loosen up a little bit and let her relationship issues with Chuck seep into the mission. We all know that Chuck isn’t really the best when it comes to keeping his personal life separate from his life as a spy, but Sarah has always been adept at compartmentalizing the two distinct parts of her life. Chuck has changed her. He’s made her more of a fully realized woman, and even the best spies can’t always keep their feelings truly at bay. I know that from personal experience: I have many friends that are spies. Don’t tell anyone, OK?
Tonight it was revealed that Brad Womack will be picking up the roses once again as he tries for another shot at 15 minutes of fame love when THE BACHELOR kicks off its 15th season in January 2011.
Womack first appeared on THE BACHELOR in its 11th season and famously rejected both Deanna Pappas and Jennie Croft in the finale.
For the life of me I can’t figure out why Womack was asked to return. The ABC press release says something about him being a changed man who is optimistic about finding love. Right. The only way this guy can find love is to date 25 beautiful woman at the same time on a reality TV show? Once again…right.
Have I said, ‘lame’? I have, oh sorry.
I know I’ve never been a fan of THE BACHELOR (I prefer THE BACHELORETTE by only a slightly better margin) but if I was a fan, I can’t say that I would be psyched to have this guy come back for another shot at landing a lady. He had his chance and it didn’t work out. How about we give someone else a shot at fake reality TV love?
I don’t usually like to post press releases in their entirety, but the release for this announcement was so unintentionally hilarious that it just needs to be shared. ABC makes Womack sound like a tragic soul looking for redemption – something straight out of a Dickens novel.
Maybe I’m being too harsh. Perhaps fans of THE BACHELOR are excited to have Womack return. Well, are you? Sound off in the comments.
As promised, the press release announcing Brad Womack as the new BACHELOR, after the break. It’s the most dramatic release…EVER! (My favorite parts are in bold for your reading pleasure.)
Friends, we need to chat.
See, there’s this little show called LONE STAR that I love. You may have heard of it before last Monday’s series premiere — it’s about a con man living two different lives, in two different towns, in love with two different women… critics dug it, there were ads everywhere, etc. — but Tuesday morning, we got bad news: the ratings, um, well, let’s just say they weren’t good.
During last week’s season premiere of CHUCK, viewers were introduced to Greta – an undercover CIA operative posing as a Buy More employee. Greta was portrayed by the sexy, Olivia Munn. But as Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Indeed. I think that Shakespeare guy was on to something.
This week, the sweet rose of Greta is being played by Isaiah Mustafa (or as he’s best known, ‘the Old Spice guy’). But wait, isn’t “Greta” a girl’s name? True, but not when Greta isn’t really a name at all.
During our recent sit down with CHUCK Executive Producer Chris Fedak, it was revealed that “Greta” is not the name of the CIA agent, but rather an acronym. So just what does G.R.E.T.A. stand for? Well according to Fedak and Josh Schwartz, the answer might just come from CHUCK fans.
“We’re letting the fans pitch as to what the G.R.E.T.A. acronym stands for,” says Fedak. “Josh and I are terrible with acronyms.”
So here’s your chance, CHUCK fans! Weigh in on what YOU think G.R.E.T.A. stands for. We’ll post some of the best acronyms over the next few weeks and we’ll let your fellow CHUCK fans decide which G.R.E.T.A. suggestion is the best.
The winner of the best acronym will receive CHUCK S3 on DVD as well as the acknowledgment of being awesome!
Get extra creative! Want to really sell your G.R.E.T.A. idea to fellow CHUCK fans? How about sending in a video explaining your brilliant acronym? Upload your vid to YouTube with the title: “CHUCK vs. G.R.E.T.A. – Give Me My Remote.com” and share it with us. We’ll post the best vids!
Who else would YOU like to see as future G.R.E.T.A.’s? Fedak already got his wish of having Summer Glau on CHUCK. Here’s what he said when we asked about a guest star wish list…
Disclaimer: This contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by NBC, Warner Bros, Fake Empire or CHUCK.
I think we can all agree that last season of THE AMAZING RACE left something to be desired. The empty-headed contestants seemed to be rivaling the JERSEY SHORE kids for the ‘dumbest people on reality TV’ prize. The challenges were uninspired. Even the twosome who crossed the finish line first got a mediocre round of applause as they were among the most anti-climactic winners of all the seasons.
I’m going out on a limb here to say that all the sins of THE AMAZING RACE 16 were wiped away by ‘The Watermelon Incident’. Am I wrong?
The editor and producers of TAR clearly had a field day watching poor Claire get bashed in the face by the high-speed watermelon. We saw it in real time, in slow motion, and then again about 10 times before and after the commercial break. The scene was released early as part of the season premiere promo and in every commercial leading up to last night’s premiere. They certainly got their mileage about of Claire’s face full of watermelon. But knowing that she is OK and there was no lasting damage, we have to agree that it was kind of awesome, no? What I can’t get over is the she wasn’t seriously injured. This is a watermelon we are talking about my friends. If you are holding a watermelon and you drop it on your foot, it’s going to hurt. Now imagine how it must have felt to have a watermelon fly in your face after you’ve pulled it back in a slingshot? Ouch. I’m still not sure I understand the physics behind how it happened, but I do know it could have been a lot worse.
Claire is so awesome that she might have inspired me to buy a sweater with embroidered squirrels on it from HSN today.
Monday night isn’t for amateurs. We’re talking professional grade television addicts only. Last Monday was your chance to give things a shot, but this evening, it’s decision time. I know what my night of TV looks like. Do you?
Now that you’ve had a week to figure it out, let us know what your Monday watch/DVR/skip schedule is shaping up to be.
Chuck | 8pm on NBC
“Chuck Versus the Suitcase”
There are crimes of fashion when Chuck and Sarah go undercover in Milan to seize a high-tech weapon during Fashion Week, but Chuck soon recognizes a flaw in his relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, Morgan discovers a vulnerability about the new Buy More; and Casey futilely tries to make his home in Burbank. Karolina Kurkova, Lou Ferrigno and Isaiah Mustafa guest star. [GMMR: The Old Spice guy as Greta! Look...I'm on a Morgan! ]
How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS
The gang helps Barney move his mom out of her home and they learn that she has lied to him about events throughout his life; Robin builds Ted up to go a blind date. Read more
Bob recruits his dad to help him with the wind-farm scheme. Meanwhile, Lindsay begins to suspect that she doesn’t know Bob as well as she thought; and Cat is compelled to continually bail her brother out of trouble.
BROTHERS & SISTERS: Showrunner David Marshall Grant on the Time Jump, Robert’s Death, Nora’s Career, Saul’s HIV Positive Status and More
BROTHERS & SISTERS is back tonight…and things are going to be a little different.
Last we saw the Walkers, a major car wreck had left the family in shambles — and at least one person didn’t make it out alive.
But when the new season picks up this evening, it’s a year later. Of course they’re still dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy, but relationships have shifted, people have embarked on new careers and at least one character is leaving the show.
Give Me My Remote caught up with showrunner David Marshall Grant to get the scoop on what the time jump means for our favorite wine family…
THE CLEVELAND SHOW: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan and Kevin Michael Richardson on Kanye West, Barack Obama and Season 2
THE CLEVELAND SHOW is bringing out the big guns for its second season premiere: guest stars Kanye West and President Obama!
Okay, yeah, it’s not the real President Obama, but the real Kanye West is lending his voice to reprise his role of local rapper, Kenny West.
What brings the leader of the free world and the lyricist to TCS? The cast is spilling to Give Me My Remote and series star, Mike Henry, is up first…
Costars Sanaa Lathan and Kevin Michael Richardson have some things to say, too:
LeBron James, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Tony Hawk and Shaquille O’Neal will guest this season as well.
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