January 2011 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHUCK: ‘Chuck vs. the Push Mix’

January 31, 2011 by  
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It’s hard to believe, but at the time of the construction of tonight’s “Chuck vs. the Push Mix,” the cast, crew and creative team behind CHUCK didn’t know if the show would live beyond this episode. After being picked up initially for only 13 episodes this season, tonight’s hour had the difficult task of being a season finale, a series finale, or as it turned out (thankfully) to be, a mid-season episode that will help set in motion the second half of the fourth season of CHUCK. That’s an awful lot to ask of 42 minutes of TV. But if there was anyone to do it, it was Team CHUCK.

Thankfully (or not, depending how you look at it), this isn’t the first time Chris Fedak, Josh Schwartz and team has dealt with this dilemma. In fact, having to wrap up their show mid-season only to have another shot at life is just kind of how they do things over at CHUCK. It’s not ideal, but the alternative is unbearable, so I’m going to go with being thankful and leave it at that.

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GLEE Cast Shares Their Super Bowl Party Tips

January 31, 2011 by  
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To celebrate the return of GLEE after the Super Bowl, the cast (and characters!) have a few suggestions on how to throw a party even Kurt would be jealous of.

Who knew Matthew Morrison was such a whiz with a crock pot?  Or that Heather Morris, unlike her character Brittany, actually knows how to read a recipe for tasty Peanut Butter Balls?  Check out the video below to hear them share the details of those treats, plus Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch, and Naya Rivera talk about their signature dishes.

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GOSSIP GIRL Producers Tease the Chuck-Blair-Dan Triangle

On GOSSIP GIRL, the kids swap romantic partners all the time. But recent episodes seem to indicate there is a new pairing on the horizon, one the series hasn’t really explored thus far. So with the recent hints that Blair and Dan might not totally hate each other, could the duo be heading towards — gasp! — romance? And what does that mean for tortured former lovers Chuck and Blair?

Give Me My Remote went to GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran to get the romance scoop straight from them…

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GREEK: Jonathan Silverman Invades Kappa Tau Tonight

January 31, 2011 by  
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On this evening’s all new episode of GREEK, Jonathan Silverman starts his arc as Lasker Parkes, the famous Kappa Tau alum and father to pledge Peter (Devon Werkheiser).

Cappie, feeling the need to impress Lasker, plans an elaborate Everest party for Homecoming.

Check out their somewhat uncomfortable exchange in this clip from tonight…


Greek airs Monday at 9pm on ABC Family.

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GLEE: Matthew Morrison Performs ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl’ and More at First Solo Concert

January 31, 2011 by  
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If you happened to be hanging out at the LA-based shopping center The Grove over the weekend, you may have caught GLEE star Matthew Morrison (Will) making his solo performance debut. GLEEks turned out in full force as Morrison performed an original song, a few of his GLEE tunes and a little Elvis.

If you missed it, take a look at a few fan videos of the concert, including the GLEE mashup, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl”…

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011 by  
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Monday, Monday.  Perhaps the cruelest night of the television week.  So many shows to watch and so little space on the DVR.  So on this Monday morning, let’s take the time to thank Hulu, Netflix, OnDemand and other such services that allow us to attempt to keep up with the battleground that is Monday night television.

Check out some of the highlights from this evening’s TV lineup, and let’s have a chat about what you are going to watch when and how. More of my thoughts down below…

Chuck | 8pm on NBC
“Chuck Versus the Push Mix”
While Sarah tries to free Chuck’s mother, Morgan and Chuck go after Volkoff; Casey and Alex bond; Ellie hopes to ease Awesome’s anxiety over becoming a father.[GMMR: There once was a time when tonight’s episode was thought to serve as the CHUCK series finale. GASP! Needless to say, tonight’s episode will be spectacular!]

Pretty Little Liars | 8pm on ABC Family
“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Lie, Lie Again”

Emily returns to the swim team and faces competition from a jealous teammate. Elsewhere, Aria and Ezra attempt to go on a date in public; and Spencer confronts an ugly part of her past when she asks Jason for some details about the night Ali died. [GMMR: Ducky and I chatted about our thoughts on PLL in the latest TV Talk Podcast, so take a listen.]

Human Target | 8pm on Fox
“Kill Bob”
A man in convinced his wife is a Russian spy and wants him dead to gain access to classified military information; Ames tries to keep a secret from Chance.

So much more after the jump…keep reading.

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LIE TO ME Preview: ‘Killer App’

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On tonight’s season finale of LIE TO ME, social networking proves to be a killer.

When one of Foster’s former patients — who co-founded a popular social networking app — winds up dead, The Lightman Group sets out to uncover what really happened.

Can’t wait to see the episode tonight? Check out three scenes from “Killer App”…

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If you barely survived our bookcasts, don’t worry, we’re back to TV Talk-ing. We met up for an impromptu, late-night carcast and we’re in rare form. That’s right, we’re talking TV with the danger of asphyxiation. You know that’s something you want to hear!


  • Kath went to the mall (or the airport) with Cobie Smulders.
  • Kath drew the attention of a security guard and calls a girl a stretched midge.
  • Ducky’s loves Beaver… No, that can’t be right!
  • Ducky educates y’all on the age of consent in Pennsylvania.
  • Find out which TV star is packing on the lbs in our opinion.
  • We’ve coined “Veggiesauce”
  • For some reason we talk about Two and a Half Men, what’s happening to us?
  • Kath questions the chances of us dying during this podcast.
  • Is it “Got VD?” or “Catch Wood!”
  • F#%k You Ryan Murphy
  • Paley reunites Freaks & Geeks and the Scupltadorescrew!

Shows covered in this episode: How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Greek, Pretty Little Liars, The Good Wife, Jersey Shore, Top Chef, An Idiot Abroad, American Idol, Modern Family, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Big Bang Theory, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Supernatural, Megapython & Gatoroid, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Episodes, Shameless

*Recorded: 1/30/11

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Gossip Girl | 9pm on The CW

January 31, 2011 by  
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Blair and Dan get internships at the same magazine. Elsewhere, Nate worries about his dad’s financial future; and Chuck learns not to underestimate Russell and Raina Thorpe.

2011 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

January 30, 2011 by  
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Hey TV fans, wondering which of your favorite stars took home a Screen Actors Guild Award tonight?

Give Me My Remote will be updating this page throughout the evening, so keep checking back for the complete list of TV winners…

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In Case You Missed it…THE OFFICE, BONES, ARCHER, GLEE and More!

January 30, 2011 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that’s been happening in TV news?

Give Me My Remote’s got you covered! We’re here to catch you up on anything you might have missed!

This week on GMMR:
GOSSIP GIRL producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran teased “The Kids Are Not All Right.”
We teased 13 hints about the CASTLE episode “Knockdown.”
GLEE’s Jayma Mays talked to us about the Will-Emma-Carl triangle.
ARCHER’s H. Jon Benjamin and Chris Parnell teased season 2.
BONES’ Emily Deschanel and Hart Hanson previewed the sniper arc.
We talked to THE OFFICE’s John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, and Brian Baumgartner about the second half of season 7 (and THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT).
CASTLE’s third Nikki Heat book will debut this coming fall and Andrew Marlowe revealed the title to us.
We brought you an exclusive image from FRINGE’s “Reciprocity.”
HOUSE’s Lisa Edelstein will guest star on an upcoming episode of CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL.
We held a post-episode chat for CASTLE.
We held our weekly Friday TV chat.

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DEXTER in 60 Seconds – Parody

January 30, 2011 by  
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Here’s something we haven’t talked about. Did you guys know that I’m now a DEXTER-watcher?

Yup, having heard the praise from so many of you over the past few years, I decided that I should really give the show a shot. I watched my first episode around Christmas time, and a few days after New Years I was officially caught up on the entire series. (And yes, I know that’s a lot of TV watching in one short amount of time. Listen, I never claimed to lead an exciting life). So now I get it. I get why the show has a massive fan base. It’s that good. Like, really good.

Want to watch DEXTER but just don’t have the time to play catch up? Just check out this video below and learn all you need to know. Ok, maybe not everything…but it’s pretty funny all the same.

We’ll be talking more about my experience with DEXTER on the next TV Talk Podcast. Stay tuned!

‘The Creep’ – SNL Digital Short featuring Nicki Minja

January 30, 2011 by  
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Move over African Anteater Ritual, there’s a new dance sweeping the nation and it’s called ‘The Creep’.

The guys from The Lonely Island are back again with another hilarious SNL digital short and this time around they got Nicki Minaj to help them out. Check out ‘The Creep’ as featured on last night’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

As with most Lonely Island songs, I’ll be downloading “The Creep” from iTunes today. And I know just who will be getting this song as their new ringtone.

Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg Meet on SNL

January 30, 2011 by  
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The Facebook founder and the guy that played the Facebook founder met up last night on the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE stage last night. And yes, it was just as awkward as you might expect.

SNL host Jesse Eisenberg, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was first joined by Adam Samberg who was parodying Zuckerberg, before the real Zuckerberg joined them on stage.

Did you follow that?


Ok, let me try again…

So Eisenberg, Samberg and Zuckerberg are all on stage..ah, forget it, just watch the clip.

Garden State | 6pm on Style

January 29, 2011 by  
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An emotionally numb actor finds a soulmate in a quirky young woman after he returns to New Jersey for his mother’s funeral. Starring Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons

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