May, 2012 | Give Me My Remote

DUETS: Jennifer Nettles, John Glosson and J Rome Talk About Their Singing Series

May 31, 2012 by  
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So, what did you think of the new ABC series, DUETS?

Now that you’ve gotten a little taste of the series — and seen how the superstars meshed with their amateur duets partners — do you have a favorite pairing? Perhaps you’re digging SUGARLAND front-woman Jennifer Nettles and one of her partners?

Nettles, and her amateur partners John Glosson and J Rome, sat down with reporters to talk about their experience on the show, being competitive, and more…

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 by  
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Given how crazy Thursdays generally are, tonight’s schedule seems pretty freaking manageable.

Take a look at your options for tonight’s television…

Touch | 8pm on Fox | Two-Hour Season Finale
“Gyre, Parts 1 & 2”
As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail (guest star Catherine Dent) as the stakes of Jake’s custody escalate. When Avram (guest star Bohdi Elfman) reiterates to Martin that Jake and Amelia, a presumed dead girl with similar characteristics as Jake, are connected, Martin sets out on a passionate mission to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, circumstances intensify when Lucy (guest star Maria Bello) enters the picture and seemingly unrelated events are tied together.

Duets | 8pm on ABC
“Classic Duets”
The music industry’s biggest Superstars, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke, take the stage and perform classic duets with their hand-picked Duet Partners. Hosted by Quddus, the series is a one-of a kind singing competition that takes the Superstars out from behind the judges’ panel and onto the stage

Breaking Pointe | 8pm on The CW | Series Premiere
“Survival of the Fittest”
For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. Led by Ballet West’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute, Ballet West and Ballet West II’s company of 48 dancers includes Principal Artist Christiana Bennett, Principal Artist Christopher Ruud, Soloist Tom Mattingly, Soloist Ronnie Underwood, Demi-Soloist Allison DeBona, Demi-Soloist Rex Tilton, Adrian Fry, Beckanne Sisk, Kathleen Martin and Ronald Tilton. [And if you need more incentive to watch, take a look at what Sklute, Underwood and Sisk told reporters last week about their engaging new series.]

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NURSE JACKIE Renewed for Season 5, Clyde Phillips Joins as Showrunner

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Showtime announced that NURSE JACKIE will return for a fifth season — and adds former DEXTER boss Clyde Phillips as the brand new showrunner for the series.

“Clyde brings a unique combination of skills in both comedy and drama, and he is a master at making entertaining and compelling television,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. in a statement. “We are so thrilled with the series’ performance this year, and we know that with the incomparable Edie Falco in front of the camera, the fifth season of NURSE JACKIE will be even better.”

Are you excited to have more NURSE JACKIE?

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The Stars of BREAKING POINTE Preview The CW’s New Reality Series

May 30, 2012 by  
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The regular season of television may be nearly over, but I have a new addiction to get me through the summer — The CW’s reality series about ballet dancers, BREAKING POINTE.

So what can you expect from the new show?

“The show is a season in the life of Ballet West,” explained Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West, to reporters at a recent press event. “The look into all of our lives, both what we’re doing professionally and what we do when we go home and what it’s like to live the life of a ballet dancer.”

But don’t be fooled by potential misconceptions of ballet dancers — the training and schedule these dancers must go through is rigorous.

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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A relatively light Wednesday night, but we have a few options for you to check out tonight…

So You Think You Can Dance | 8pm on Fox | Special Two-Hour Episode
“Los Angeles Audition”
The search continues tonight for America’s Favorite Dancer on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. See what happens when the best dancers – skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping – all compete for a ticket to Las Vegas.

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America’s Best Dance Crew | 10pm on MTV

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RedFoo presents the crews with challenges; the LMFAO choreographers stop by the rehearsal studio.

COUGAR TOWN: Ian Gomez and Brian Van Holt Tease ‘My Life’/’Your World’

May 29, 2012 by  
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With Jules and Grayson set to have their wedding in tonight’s season finale of COUGAR TOWN, things wouldn’t quite be the same without their friends/cul-de-sac buddies tagging along to help celebrate the nuptials.

I spoke with COUGAR TOWN stars Ian Gomez (Andy) and Brian Van Holt (Bobby) to see what they could tease about the season 3 finale…

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NBC Announces New Singing Game Show, THE WINNER IS

May 29, 2012 by  
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Because there are clearly not enough singing shows or competition shows on television, NBC has decided to mash the two genres together to form the new series, THE WINNER IS.

So how does this new NBC show work?

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COUGAR TOWN: Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins Tease Jules and Grayson’s Wedding

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Since even before the season started, the people behind COUGAR TOWN have had been fairly open with how the year ends — the long-awaited wedding of Jules and Grayson.

And now that the season finale is here, let’s have Courteney Cox (Jules) and Josh Hopkins (Grayson) tease a little bit of what fans can expect…

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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We’re in a weird transition phase tonight as the last of the Tuesday regular season shows say their goodbyes (raising a glass to you, COUGAR TOWN) and a potential summer guilty pleasure begins (hello, THE CATALINA).

Read on to see what you’ll be checking out tonight!

Cougar Town | 8 and 8:30pm on ABC | Season Finale
“My Life”/”Your World”
When Grayson complains that he’s living the movie “Groundhog Day” because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules’ house, Jules asks for a “Groundhog Day”-themed bachelorette party so that Ellie and Laurie can explain the movie to her. Then, fed up with the lack of privacy, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa . . . but the cul de sac crew happily tags along. David Arquette guest stars as a hotel concierge who’ll go to great (and possibly illegal) lengths to help the wine wedding go off without a hitch.

The Catalina | 8pm on The CW | Series Premiere
“Pilot”
The young, wild staff of The Catalina Hotel in Miami’s South Beach are a fun-loving group that work hard during the day, while at night they party even harder than their guests. When the hotel hosts a spring break pool party, it takes an unexpected turn when the clouds come rolling in. Sparks fly between bartenders and former flames Kris and Nancy. Meanwhile, restaurant general manager Morgan is taken out of the kitchen and competes on behalf of the hotel in a beach volleyball tournament.

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Bethenny Ever After | 10pm on Bravo

May 28, 2012 by  
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Season Finale: The Skinnygirl gang has a party; Julie’s departure nears; Bethenny and Jason move into their new apartment, but are sent packing again.

In Case You Missed It…AMERICAN IDOL, DUETS, GLEE, and More!

May 27, 2012 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

This week on GMMR:

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The Princess and the Frog | 8pm on ABC Family

May 26, 2012 by  
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A fateful kiss leads a young woman and a royal amphibian on an adventure through the bayous of Louisiana.

(500) Days of Summer | 9pm on Style

May 26, 2012 by  
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After his girlfriend dumps him, a greeting-card writer reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went wrong. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

TV Talk Podcast: Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Smash, Parks & Rec, Mad Men and More…

Who’s ready for finales, summer previews and upfront reactions?

Note: Kath and Dan recorded this before the finales of GLEE and REVENGE but we promise to cover those in our next podcast. Settle down kids…

And as always…NSFW!

Highlights:

  • Nasty Dog Things
  • New Game: Name that Grey’s Anatomy Actress
  • The Glee Project gets a little TOO diverse
  • Is that it? Wow, we were boring this time… #doubtful

Shows Covered in this Episode: HIMYM, GOSSIP GIRL, THE VOICE, SMASH, NEW GIRL, GLEE, SUBURGATORY, MODERN FAMILY, REVENGE, COMMUNITY, PARKS & REC, GREY’S ANATOMY, SECRET CIRCLE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, ONCE UPON A TIME, THE GOOD WIFE, MAD MEN, THE KILLING, GAME OF THRONES, GIRLS, VEEP, Summer TV Preview, SYTYCD, SUITS, THE GLEE PROJECT, DUETS, TRUE BLOOD, AWKWARD and more!

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