Posts tagged with “Ugly Betty”

Channel Surfing – July 22

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Because the world needs to know how K-Fed, Britney Spears ex Kevin Federline, spends his days, he and his current girlfriend are in talks with VH1 to star in a reality series. The show, which follows the cheesy Chaotic Britney/Kevin UPN series, would also feature Britney/K-Fed offspring Sean and Jaden.

– In’s poll of the most addictive TV shows ever, 24 was tops, followed by Lost, Friends, Heroes, The Wire, Doctor Who, CSI, Prison Break, The Sopranos and Sex and the City.

– VH1 is planning another Divas Live concert event, though, as New York mag points out, the network’s list of “divas” is kinda lame: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus. The first three have great voices and some good tunes, but Hannah Montana?!

The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville star John Schneider is coming back to the tube after being killed off on The Secret Life of the American Teenager this season) as the papa of 90210 bad boy Liam.

– More big red balls! ABC has renewed summer hit Wipeout.

– With Lost‘s final season set to unfold next year, ABC is auctioning off props from the show. I really want Hurley’s lottery ticket!

Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who’s guest starring on Entourage as Turtle’s girlfriend (and who is the real-life girlfriend of Turtle’s portrayer Jerry Ferrara), is joining the cast of Ugly Betty as Daniel’s new assistant.

– Speaking of Entourage, that little jab at Seth Rogen in Sunday night’s episode? Seth Rogen didn’t find it so funny. In fact, he’s calling Entourage creator Doug Ellin a “moron.”

Kiefer Sutherland is off the hook in the infamous headbutting brouhaha.

– Who married Mike in the Desperate Housewives season finale, Susan or Katherine? These pictures from the set don’t offer any spoilers, since both Teri Hatcher and Dana Delaney are wearing wedding dresses.

– And tonight in primetime:

President Obama holds a press conference about his health care reform plans (ABC, CBS, NBC, 8PM ET)
– Where’s the world’s largest pub crawl? Find out on Extreme Wild Parties (Travel Channel, 8PM)
– The top eight perform on So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, 8PM)
– The Leverage gang mixes it up with a weasel fight promoter (TNT, 9PM)
– New Wipeout at 9PM (ABC)
– It’s part three of the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries on BBC America (9PM)
Susan Boyle talks about her reality fame on America’s Got Talent (NBC, 9PM)
– It’s the second season premiere of guilty pleasure beauty pageant reality series Toddlers & Tiaras on TLC (10PM)
– Ty has to come up with 100 grand to save Carter on Dark Blue (TNT, 10PM)
– The Top Chef Masters have to whip up something delicious from “mystery box” ingredients (Bravo, 10PM)
– Joey makes it his mission to send Ayiiia packing on Real World: Cancun (MTV, 10PM)
Radical Hollywood Remedies (E!, 10PM) covers some of celebs’ wackiest health treatments
– It’s Roman vs. rats on Verminators (Discovery, 10PM)
Michael and Michael Have Issues (10:30PM, Comedy Central) … about their boss’ birthday present

Channel Surfing – May 26

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Jon Gosselin, American Hero”? Bleccch. If there was any lesson to be learned from last night’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 season premiere, it’s that both Gosselins are big ol’ messes and that neither of them is truly better off with the money, fame (infamy?) or freebies their reality show has brought them. But, for all the nasty behavior we see on-screen from the brittle Kate, let’s be honest: Mr. Gosselin doesn’t appear to be much of a prize, either. So, “American hero”?! Again, bleccch. That word is tossed around all too lightly, particularly given that we just celebrated Memorial Day.

– Remember when Friday night used to be one of the best TV-watching nights of the week, back when J.R. was getting shot by Kris-ten (as Sue Ellen called her sister) on Dallas and Don Johnson was rocking his white suits, pastel tees and mandals on Miami Vice? USA Today points out that, with 10 scripted series on the Friday night schedule next fall, it may no longer be one of the most skippable viewing nights.

– Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter is sizing up next fall’s biggest timeslot battles, including the Friday night, 9PM race, which pits Southland vs. Medium vs. Dollhouse vs. Ugly Betty, or, as THR writer James Hibberd calls it, “The Island of Broken Toys.” Funny. Though I’d argue that Southland shouldn’t be lumped in with the other, has-been, series.

– The New York Times says, if their TV show ratings are a reliable indicator, the Jonas Brothers may be headed the way of ‘N Sync, 98 Degrees and LFO.

Twitter may become a TV show, though the specifics of how are still sketchy.

– We’ve got the Real Housewives of the O.C., Atlanta, New York City and New Jersey, and while there are already rumors of a Beverly Hills version in the works, Bravo is also reportedly looking to find the Real Housewives of D.C., too.

– And Clay Aiken‘s recent anti-Adam Lambert statements, followed by his sarcastic follow-up/pseudo-backtracking make one thing clear: He’s kinda a big tool.

Channel Surfing – May 8

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Did you get your Simpsons stamps yesterday?

– Good idea: Guitar Hero may become a TV series. That’s definitely one way to potentially get a younger demo back to the tube.

Tough Love will be back for another season on VH1.

Mel Gibson, Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlan, Prince, Billy Crystal and Dwight Yoakam are among Jay Leno‘s guests for his final week as host of The Tonight Show. He’ll announce his very last guest during a press conference on May 14.

– Can’t wait for next week’s Real Housewives of NYC reunion, where there will be verbal smackdowns aplenty.

– OK, maybe there is a reason to watch the fifth season debut of Jon & Kate Plus 8 on May 25: Reportedly, the duo will address those rampant infidelity stories during the premiere.

– Will Kiefer Sutherland‘s alleged headbutting incident mean more jail time, and a possible delay in production on the next season of 24, for the star? I’m waiting to hear his side of things.

– ABC has launched a new Music Lounge, where you can hear tunes that are featured in the network’s shows, like Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Scrubs. Here’s hoping all the networks jump on that idea – I don’t even know how many songs I’ve bought on iTunes after hearing them in an episode of Scrubs.

Aisha Tyler is the latest D-lister to sign on to host a talk show pilot.

Britain’s Got Talent and Internet sensation Susan Boyle will appear on Monday’s Oprah, with Simon Cowell.

– Major Charles Winchester, a.k.a. M*A*S*H star David Ogden Stiers, has outed himself.

– And, despite recent hints that she may be, NPH says Stella (Sarah Chalke) isn’t the mother of Ted’s children on How I Met Your Mother.

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