June, 2012 | Give Me My Remote

EPISODES: Matt LeBlanc on Why He Doesn’t Need ‘Matt’ to Have Redeeming Characteristics, the Central Relationship of the Show and More

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For most actors, playing characters that are highly questionable can be a fun escape for reality. But when you’re playing a fictionalized version of yourself, it would be understandable if you wanted to present the best possible version of “yourself.” That is, unless you’re EPISODES’ Matt LeBlanc.

EPISODES co-creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik shared that they sometimes had to “reign in” LeBlanc, who wanted to take his character even further than they wanted, so when I spoke with LeBlanc, I wanted to get his take on finding that balance.

Take a look at his thoughts on that, what he views as the central relationship on the series, and more…

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EPISODES: David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik Talk About the Show’s Return

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After way too many months off of our television screens, Showtime’s EPISODES is finally back with brand new, um, episodes!

The good news? If you enjoyed the first season of the series — which found a British couple moving to America in the attempt to remake their hit show for the US (starring Matt Le Blanc, naturally), only for things to go pathetically wrong — the second season is just as delightful. Production of the first season of PUCKS! is in full swing, which means Sean, Beverly, and Matt can’t escape each other, no matter how much anger and resentment is boiling under the surface (and often boiling over).

I talked with EPISODES co-creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik about the show finally returning, getting to play with more installments this year, and what they’re excited for fans to see…

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Comic-Con 2012: Saturday’s Schedule Released

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Ah, Saturday. Traditionally the most jam-packed day of Comic-Con. Take a look at the planned television lineup for the third day of 2012’s activities…

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley Dish on What You Didn’t See During the Top 20 Show

June 29, 2012 by  
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While the top 20 reveal show of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had its share of spectacular moments — can we talk about that amazing baseball number, please?! — when the group first finished performing the show-closing Mia Michaels group number, judge/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said he’d like to see it again.

At first, it seemed like he was joking, but when it became apparent he wasn’t (and since the show wasn’t taping live that week), the contestants got up and performed the number again and that’s what ended up airing on television.

So why did Lythgoe request for the dancers to do it again? And what did host Cat Deeley think was going on? I asked them after the show’s taping…

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CBS Picks Up UNFORGETTABLE – Again

June 29, 2012 by  
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CBS has finalized its deal to have UNFORGETTABLE return for a 13-episode season next summer, Deadline reports.

The drama has had a bizarre couple of months with CBS canceling the series in May, Sony — the studio that produces the series — shopping it around to other networks shortly after its cancellation, before rumors heated up a little over a week ago that CBS was interested in the show for a summer run.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see more of Carrie, Al and the rest of the guys? Or were you OK with the series ending?

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DUETS: John Glosson, Bridget Carrington, J Rome, Jason Farol, and Olivia Chisholm Dish on the Live Show

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The DUETS singers faced a whole new level of pressure with Thursday’s live show, but post-taping, they seemed to be handling themselves OK.

I caught up with John Glosson, Bridget Carrington, J Rome, Jason Farol, and Olivia Chisholm after the show to see how they felt their first live show went, what they planned to do to get fans to vote and much more…

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TNT Renews RIZZOLI & ISLES For Season 4, DALLAS For Season 2

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Good news for fans of a couple TNT shows — the network has picked up RIZZOLI & ISLES for a 15-episode fourth season and DALLAS for a 15-episode second season (which is a bump up from its 10-episode season 1). The just-ordered seasons are set to air in 2013.

Are you excited about these renewals?

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Comic-Con 2012: Friday’s Schedule Released

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While Thursday was relatively easy for Comic-Con, Friday is sticking the panels of many of our favorite returning shows up against each other.

Keep reading for the full Friday television lineup!

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AWKWARD. Season 2 Premiere Recap: ‘Resolutions’

June 29, 2012 by  
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Hey AWKWARD. fans! After an awesome first season, the MTV hit is back. I’ll be recapping each season 2 episode here at GMMR, so I hope you’ll join in the discussions. Let’s get started!

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Friday, June 29, 2012

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Another slow Friday night, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Take a look at your options…

Common Law | 10pm on USA
“Role Play”
Travis and Wes swap lives during an exercise to help them better understand one another. Though the experience puts a strain on their relationship, it also ends up helping them shed light on a case.

Also playing…

  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne | “Bake, Rattle and Roll”/”Dodging Bullies” | 9 and 9:30pm on TBS
  • Fashion Police | 10pm on E!

Leave a comment and let me know what you will be tuning in to. Have a great weekend!

DUETS: Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke Talk About the First Live Show

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DUETS changed things up this week as the competition moved on to the next phase: live shows!

After the taping, I talked with DUETS “superstar” performers/judges — that’s Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke, if you needed a refresher — about their contestants, what they’re going to do to motivate people to vote, the live show and more…

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ROOKIE BLUE: Enuka Okuma Teases Traci’s ‘Major, Major Episode’

June 28, 2012 by  
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For ROOKIE BLUE’s Traci, she’s finally achieved her goal of becoming a detective. But since this is television, don’t expect things to go so smoothly for her.

I spoke with Enuka Okuma (Traci) about her character’s new job, the support of the other rookies, Traci and Jerry, and more…

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TAKE ME OUT Exclusive Clip: One Contestant Shows Off His ‘Flexibility’

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When you’re on a reality show and trying to convince 30 women to give you a chance, sometimes you have to pull out the big guns. Unfortunately for this TAKE ME OUT contestant, I’m not sure if his “special trick” should really be enough to convince this group to leave their lights on for him.

Take a look and decide if you’d be impressed with what he has to offer…

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AWKWARD. Catch-Up: What You Need to Know to Watch Season 2!

June 28, 2012 by  
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High school. Some of us are blocking out the memories, and for others of us, it is/was the best days of our lives. TV doesn’t always get it right when it comes to portraying those teenage years , but MTV’s AWKWARD. hits a lot of the right notes. It’s funny and doesn’t stray into preachy or ridiculous territory (looking at you, GLEE!), but most of all, the show’s characters are fairly well rounded.

So what do you need to know?

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Comic-Con 2012: Wednesday and Thursday’s Schedule Released

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Comic-Con is almost here!

Case in point? They’ve just released the schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and Thursday.

Take a look at your television options for the first two days of Comic-Con 2012…

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