March, 2011 | Give Me My Remote

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CHUCK, COMMUNITY and More Favorite Television Musical Moments

March 31, 2011 by  
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Robin Sparkles. Jeffster. Joss Whedon.

GLEE may have blazed the trail for musicals as a suitable genre for a series as a whole, but the musical “moment” in television has a long, proud, and epically awesome history.

In honor of the GREY’S ANATOMY musical event tonight, we’re taking a look back at some of our past favorite moments in no particular order…

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GREY’S ANATOMY: Chyler Leigh Teases THE MUSICAL EVENT

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GREY’S ANATOMY has never shied away from big, buzzworthy stunts, but tonight’s hour may top all of those: a musical episode.

Considering the vocal talent among the cast — especially Tony-winner Sara Ramirez (Callie), whom “Song Beneath the Song” is centered on — GREY’S ANATOMY: THE MUSICAL EVENT isn’t that big of a stretch. The actors had apparently made a potential musical episode a running joke on set…until they found out one was in the works.

“I thought it was a joke,” Chyler Leigh (Lexie) admitted, of her initial reaction to the announcement. “We have been joking about it for the last few seasons, just going, ‘Oh, yeah, I just can’t wait for that musical episode,’ kinda just really, genuinely joking about it. And thinking, ‘Oh, singing and dancing, and cutting people down the hallway, wouldn’t that be funny?'”

As it turns out, even once the news became official, Leigh was still in the dark.

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, March 31, 2011

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While not one of the busiest nights of Thursday TV in recent memory, there’s still a lot to choose from. Not only will two people be kicked off AMERICAN IDOL tonight, but GREY’S ANATOMY is airing their big musical episode. If that’s too much drama for you, CBS is bringing the funny with THE BIG BANG THEORY and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. Check out some other selections, too, by reading on…

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
“2 of 11 Voted Off”
It’s that time of the week where another finalist will be eliminated from the competition. Tune in to see who faces the chopping block and is sent home after America’s vote is revealed live.

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Zarnecki Incursion”
When Sheldon has his online gaming account hacked and his character stolen from, the guys team up to discover out who did it.

Rules of Engagement | 8:30 pm on CBS
“The Set Up”
When Russell discovers Timmy has a sister, he aims to impress. Meanwhile, Jeff and Audrey set their neighbor Liz up on a date.

Perfect Couples | 8:30pm on NBC
“Perfect Exes”
After finding out that Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) has invited all of her ex-boyfriends to their wedding, Vance (David Walton) bonds with them but worries that he will become one of them. Rex (Hayes MacArthur) finds out that Leigh (Olivia Munn) keeps a file of her ex-boyfriends and is anxious to see it. Dave (Kyle Bornheimer) and Julia (Christine Woods) tie up some loose ends as they help prepare for Vance and Amy’s wedding. Nicolette Robinson also stars.

SO MUCH MORE. Keep reading…

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AMERICAN IDOL Highlights: Casey Abrams Sings ‘Your Song’ and Hayley Reinhart Takes On ‘Benny and the Jets’

March 30, 2011 by  
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Hey, hey AMERICAN IDOL fans!

Last week we heard the Top 11 sing some Motown, and I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, it’s best to let Stevie sing Stevie.

So I was a little bit hesitant when I heard that this week’s IDOL theme would be “Elton John.” I think each of the IDOL contestants have a niche, and honestly, I’m not sure that any of them really NEED to try new styles in order to be successful. Scotty will sing country and make a lot of money. Pia will sing ballads and sell records. Etc, etc…

What do you think? Does an AMERICAN IDOL winner need to prove that he or she can sing different styles? Or is that not necessary?

I suppose you’re not here to philosophize AI, so instead, let’s get to talking about some of the singing, and of course, we want to know what you think. Was Casey worth the save? Are the girls as strong as the guys?

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Exclusive: THE CLEVELAND SHOW Lands Mo’Nique, Emily Deschanel, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku and Phylicia Rashad

THE CLEVELAND SHOW’s voice cast is getting some additional star power.

The Brown-Tubbs family is heading to Comic-Con in a May episode and a few television cult favorites will be lending their voices to the series.

Give Me My Remote has learned that BONES star Emily Deschanel, former BATTLESTAR GALACTICA star Katee Sackhoff and former DOLLHOUSE star Eliza Dushku will play themselves, poking fun at television’s expanded presence at the comic book convention.

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Jonathan Groff Returns to GLEE

March 30, 2011 by  
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Good news, GLEE fans: Jesse St. James is returning!

TVLine is reporting that Jonathan Groff (Jesse) will reprise his role as Rachel’s ex in the last three episodes of season two. Jesse has been MIA so far this year following Vocal Adrenaline’s beatdown of New Directions at Regionals at the end of the first season.

So what brings him back? Sorry Finnchel fans, but apparently Jesse wants to apologize and possibly win Rachel back.

What do you think? Are you excited for his return? Are you Team Finnchel or Team St. Berry? Hit the comments and let us know!

Related:

GLEE: Kevin McHale Talks the Artie-Brittany-Santana Triangle
GLEE’s Cory Monteith Talks Finn-Rachel, Prom and More
GLEE’s Matthew Morrison Teases Will-Emma and the Return of Terri

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TOP CHEF: ALL STARS Season Finale Preview

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After months of grueling competition, it all boils down to this: the season finale of TOP CHEF: ALL STARS.

Tonight, we crown this season’s winner, but not before the final two – Richard and Mike – can create the restaurant of their dreams to show the judges everything they can do to win it all. Of course they get sous chefs to help them achieve this, in the form of contestants who have been eliminated this season. The twist, though, is they will pick them in a blind test just by tasting their food and not knowing who cooked it.

I’ve refrained from saying who I’m rooting for this season because this is, after all, a preview post. But since this is the finale, here goes. Between this final two, I’m hoping Richard wins. I can’t believe Mike made it this far. I’m not a Mike fan at all. I wish Carla was here instead — I wanted her to win it all. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Tiffany, though, because her hometown (Beaumont!) is 30 minutes from my hometown and I’ve always gotta root for the Texas girl. If Mike wins, I may throw something at my TV so I’m really hoping Richard wins.

Check out some previews from tonight’s episode and let me know if you agree with my choice for winner of TOP CHEF: ALL STARS in the comments!

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011 by  
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Don’t know what to watch tonight? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! From a top 11 rematch on AMERICAN IDOL to the finale of TOP CHEF: ALL STARS to guest stars galore on LAW AND ORDER: SVU, there are a lot of choices tonight.

Take a look…

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
“11 Finalists Compete”
The AMERICAN IDOL finalists perform LIVE once again hoping to impress the judges and the nation. After the performances, it is up to America to vote. Tune in to see who amazes the judges and who falls flat as the 11 finalists compete again on AMERICAN IDOL.

Survivor | 8pm on CBS
“It Don’t Take a Smart One”
One castaway’s resentment toward his tribe grows stronger when he is denied a simple pleasure, and, hungry for victory, the tribes face off in a grueling challenge that is a fight to the finish, on Redemption Island.

America’s Next Top Model | 8pm on The CW
“Sonia Dara”
Tyra helps the girls discover their individual “fashion archetypes,” and gives them tips on how to deal with fame. After a challenge that involves meeting and interacting with the public at the Century City Mall, the winners get a dinner out with Miss Jay, while the loser has a bit of a meltdown. At the shoot with photographer Jonathan Mannion, the models pose wearing mud, and almost nothing else. Supermodel Sonia Dara joins the judges’ panel to decide which girl will be eliminated.

SO MUCH MORE. KEEP READING…

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Top Chef | 10pm on Bravo

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In the Season 8 finale, the final all-star food fighters try to seal the deal with an ideal meal. Afterward, the winning chef is revealed.

Who Went Home on DANCING WITH THE STARS?

March 29, 2011 by  
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After a recap show that showed what felt like four hours of footage could have been squished into one hour, the elimination episode began. I’ll admit that DANCING WITH THE STARS continues to have the same exact format for eliminations where there is a guest singer, some professional dances, random celeb/pro banter, and every two or three sets of celebrities being told they were safe or “in jeopardy.”

There was a lot of controversy having Chris Brown on the show tonight and I’ll admit that I was disappointed. His performances didn’t sway my opinion past the fact that he still needs anger management.

On with the coverage…

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GLEE: Kevin McHale Talks the Artie-Brittany-Santana Triangle

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With GLEE off the air until April 19th, we know this might be a difficult time for fans. So to help pass the hiatus-induced pain, Give Me My Remote saved a few PaleyFest videos to make the wait between episodes a little easier.

Next up? Kevin McHale (Artie)!

At PaleyFest 2011, McHale talked with reporters about being clueless on the upcoming “Born This Way” episode, the Artie-Brittany-Santana triangle, not singing an individual original song, and more…

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JUSTIFIED, ARCHER Receive Season 3 Pick Ups from FX

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JUSTIFIED, the FX drama starring Timothy Olyphant, currently in the middle of its second season, has received a 13-episode third season order.

A third season renewal announcement for ARCHER, FX’s animated espionage series, is expected to come shortly.

John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks, made the JUSTIFIED announcement, adding the following: “JUSTIFIED was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but the show has far surpassed our expectations this season. Creatively, the show is on a roll. The performances of Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and the entire cast are extraordinary. Graham Yost and his team of writers are delivering some of the richest stories anywhere on TV and are doing a brilliant job of being true to Elmore Leonard’s original character, Raylan Givens. We couldn’t be more proud of the work everyone has done.”

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BODY OF PROOF Series Premiere Preview

March 29, 2011 by  
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The Dana Delany-led BODY OF PROOF debuts Tuesday night on ABC. Delany plays Dr. Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon who became a medical examiner after a car accident left her with a lack of feeling in her hands. She’s a tough woman, who alienated her family by focusing on her career…but she’s not entirely well-received by many of her coworkers, either.

Intrigued? Check out some clips from the series premiere…

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MAD MEN Season Five Pushed Back Until 2012

March 29, 2011 by  
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Fans holding out for the summer return of AMC’s MAD MEN will have to wait a little bit longer.

“AMC has officially authorized production of season 5 of MAD MEN, triggering our option with Lionsgate (MAD MEN’s production company),” the network said in a statement. “While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, MAD MEN will be back for a fifth season in early 2012.”

Are you okay with waiting until 2012 for season five?

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Tuesday spice! So much to watch, including an all-new PARENTHOOD, plus the premiere of Dana Delany’s brand spankin’ show.

Check out the schedule…

The Biggest Loser | 8pm on NBC
“Episode 1113”
The remaining four teams square off for a wild pop challenge that involves balancing eggs, and the losing team has to leave the ranch for the week and work with a limited budget to purchase the items they’ll need most. Trainer Bob Harper takes his contestants to an inner-city school, where they energize the students with a fun workout and talk about the importance of fitness. Then all the contestants go on a huge Easter egg hunt for 5,000 eggs, including a Golden Egg that comes with a very coveted prize. And later, the players are treated to a sneak preview of the upcoming feature film “Hop.” Finally, one player reaches a milestone at the weigh-in before another contestant is sent packing.

NCIS | 8pm on CBS
“Tell-All”
NCIS connects a message in blood left by a murdered Navy commander to a manuscript that may contain classified military information. Carl Lumbly (ALIAS) guest stars as Navy Rear Admiral Beau Hindley.

Dancing with the Stars | 9pm on ABC
“Episode 1202a”
The first couple will be eliminated from the competition, an all new pro dance troupe of six world renowned performers will make its debut, and top-selling recording artist Chris Brown will perform two numbers.

NCIS: Los Angeles | 9pm on CBS
“The Job”
Kensi goes undercover as a thief in the hopes of uncovering the object that a world-class thief intended to steal. Victor Webster (MELROSE PLACE) guest stars as Stanley King.

SO MUCH MORE. KEEP READING…

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