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Mark your calendars for ABC’s premiere dates
July 24th, 2017 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]


ABC announced today when your favorite new shows will be back and when you soon-to-be-addictions will premiere. Let me tell you, The Good Doctor will have you so addicted, you will be seeking a good doctor. Therefore, it is a good thing that it is the first scripted show to premiere this year. When it comes to the rest, someone tell me why they are bringing back The Toy Box so early. It was far from a hit. But what do I know I am just a viewer and see ABC in trouble.

Monday, September 18
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 25 premiere)

Monday, September 25
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (Series premiere)

Wednesday, September 27
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 5 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Speechless” (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 9 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “American Housewife” (Season 2 premiere; new day and time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor” (Season 2 premiere)

Thursday, September 28
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (two-hour Season 14 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 4 premiere)

Friday, September 29
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Inhumans” (two-hour series premiere)

Sunday, October 1
7:00-8:00 p.m. “The Toy Box” (Season 2 premiere; new day and time)
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (two-hour Season 9 premiere; new day and time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Ten Days in the Valley” (Series premiere)

Tuesday, October 3
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Middle” (Season 9 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 4 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “The Mayor” (Series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (formerly “The Gospel of Kevin”) (Series premiere)

Thursday, October 5
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Scandal” (Season 7 premiere)

Friday, October 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (Season 7 premiere; new day and time)

Sunday, October 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth” (Season 3 premiere; new day and time)

Sunday, November 26
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 28 premiere)

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The Gong Show is bananas, Love Connection finds one, The Night Shift is back
June 22nd, 2017 under ABC, Andy Cohen, NBC. [ Comments: none ]


After nearly 30 years of being off of the air, The Gong Show is back on ABC tonight at 10p and just as wacky, wild and bananas.

For those of you who do not know what The Gong Show is, think what if all the rejected acts on America’s Got Talent had a game show of their own. There you go. They are acts you have never seen before and you do not know why you want to see them. Yet you enjoy every one of them, even the women who is dressed as Little Bo Peep and puts a whole living tarantula in her mouth. Then there is a married couple who do weird things with bananas. Not that thing, but you will see what I mean. Or a man dressed as an ape riding around on a unicycle playing the bagpipes. It does not make sense, but it does not have to.

Each week there will be three different celebrity judges like Will Arnett (who is the Executive Producer), Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Will Forte, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and many more. They will judge the performers with a score from 1-10 and the winner of the night goes home with $2,000.17 and a trophy! Now what if an act is that terrible, and there are some really bad ones, they get gonged and that is why it is called The Gong Show.

As much as I love the show, I gong the host. It is hosted by Tommy Maitland who is really Mike Myers in disguise. It makes no sense to me and he adds absolutely nothing to it. If you are going to have Mike Myers host the show, then have him f*cking host the show. Plus, the makeup department screwed up and made him look like Robin Williams. For someone like me, who still cannot watch Williams’ films after his death, it is hard for me to watch Myers as Maitland looking like Williams.

Other than that The Gong Show is a hit and not a hit to the gong, so tune in for the wackiest show on television!


Did you know that when Love Connection ran before, it made 27 successful matches that lead to marriage. The Fox version is airing its fourth episode tonight at 9p, and it already has a man who gets down on one knee to ask his date to marry him. Will she say yes? I am not going to tell you. You are going to have tune in for one group of love connections that go horribly bad and another that goes the complete opposite.

I did not think I would Love Connection as much as I do, but I look forward to it every week. It is innocent fun and Andy Cohen is a great host!


Also at 10p but over at NBC, The Night Shift is back for its fourth season. Sadly, not everyone is back because they are protesting Dr. Julian Cummings (James McDaniel) buying the hospital, shutting down the ER and firing Topher. Now they are half staffed and no one is listening to him. Jordan (Jill Flint) finds ways to piss him off and she might have come up with a way to not only save the ER but also everyone’s job. Will he listen?

TJ is still in Syria and he is constant danger. He will not be getting out of there anytime soon, so he will have to fight for his life.

If that is not enough, several of the doctors will go out on a call in San Antonio and we are not sure they will get out of alive.

Translation, it is another exciting episode of The Night Shift. The show that helped to bring back medical dramas is still just as good as it always is.

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Speechless’ Micah Fowler graduated high school!!!
June 13th, 2017 under ABC, Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]



Micah Fowler not only plays a character on Speechless who has Cerebral Palsy, in real life the 19-year-old also has it. That is why him graduating from high school is a really big and incredible deal.

Yesterday after he accepted his diploma, he posted this message on Instagram:

I finally graduated!! 🎓There was a time where I never thought this day would come and I am so grateful to all the people who helped get me here. Southern Regional School District has been the greatest home for the last 6 years and they’ve been so fantastic to me all along. Also a big thank you to all the teachers I’ve had along the way at the Fredrick A. Priff School and Watertown Elementary! I am truly, deeply grateful. Thank you Southern and everyone there. I will miss you #foreveraram 🐑#classof2017

Proving that when there is a will there is a way, and nothing can stop you. Congratulations to him on his huge accomplishment. Cannot wait to see you back in school in September, as in all new episodes of Speechless.

Fowler is honestly one of my heroes and I am sincerely so proud of him! I just adore that huge smile on his face, one that is so well deserved.

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Here are the 100 stars doing ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars!
June 12th, 2017 under ABC. [ Comments: 8 ]



Back in the ’70s and the ’80s, Battle of the Network Stars was huge! Now ABC is bringing it back with stars that were on TV back when the original series aired. At least most of the 100 “stars” they got to take part in the 2nd revival of the competition show that returns to the airwaves on June 29th.

While the below names are not exciting to the Millennials, I love them and cannot wait for it to come back later this month. What do you think of the 100 names?

TV Sitcoms (Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Gold)
vs.
TV Kids (Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, *Lisa Whelchel, *Kim Fields)

Primetime Soaps (Ian Ziering, Josh Henderson, Gabrielle Carteris, Donna Mills, Mischa Barton)
vs.
ABC Stars (*Olivia d’Abo, *Shari Belafonte, Michael Fishman, Jason Hervey, Anson Williams)

Variety (Joanna Krupa, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Gilles Marini, Jack Osbourne)
vs.
TV Sex Symbols (Keegan Allen, Traci Bingham, Rosa Blasi, Brant Daugherty, Galen Gering)

Cops (Erik Estrada, *Larry Wilcox, Kelly Hu, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Lorenzo Lamas)
vs.
TV Sitcoms (*Todd Bridges, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Dave Foley, Willie Garson, Jenna von Oy)

White House (Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormack)
vs.
Lawyers (Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Matt McGorry, Romi Dias, Catherine Bell)

TV Moms & Dads (Chad Lowe, *Greg Evigan, *Ted McGinley, Lesley Fera, Jackee Harry)
vs.
TV Kids (*Jimmie Walker, *Mackenzie Phillips, Jonathan Lipnicki, Krista Marie Yu, Jeremy Miller)

Famous TV Families (Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Beverley Mitchell, *Willie Aames, *Charlene Tilton)
vs.
Doctors (Thomas Calabro, Taye Diggs, Rachelle Lefevre, *Deidre Hall, Benjamin Hollingsworth)

Troublemakers (Vivica A. Fox, Paul Johansson, John Barrowman, Julie Benz, Catherine Bach)
vs.
TV Lifeguards (David Chokachi, Brande Roderick, *Parker Stevenson, Nicole Eggert, Gena Lee Nolin)

ABC Stars (*Ted Lange, Troy Gentile, *Jill Whelan, Denise Richards, Joely Fisher)
vs.
Variety (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Adrienne Houghton, Cameron Mathison, Kelly Osbourne)

Cops (Marisol Nichols, Roma Maffia, *Adrian Zmed, Fred Dryer, Ryan Paevey)
vs.
Sci-Fi Fantasy (*Lou Ferrigno, Vinnie Jones, Charisma Carpenter, Kevin Sorbo, Jill Wagner)

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Dirty Dancing is a slow boring strut
May 24th, 2017 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]


Back when I was a kid and I saw Dirty Dancing, I remember loving the film. Then I watched the remake, and I wondered if I really enjoyed the film or I thought it was boring. I honestly don’t remember the last time I saw the 1987 movie.

Anyways, that was then and tonight at 8p on ABC, they are airing the remake. All I will tell you is if you liked the original, then you are going to want to skip this. If you have never seen the Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Garner starrer, then you might tolerate the 3 hour telemovie.

The telefilm starts off slowly and never picks up from there. I actually think it slows down. What made the original one so great was the chemistry between Baby and Johnny Castle, and Swayze’s dancing. In this one, there is not even a spark between Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes. Not only that, neither one of them can dance. Prattes is so bad, I had to ask my friends on Facebook if we actually thought Swayze was sexy in that movie. I just felt no heat from Prattes and his moves were so amateurish. How can they make a movie called Dirty Dancing and not have dancers in it?

But it isn’t all bad. Katey Sagal sings a sultry version of Fever. Nicole Scherzinger can dance and does her best with what was given to her as Johnny’s dance partner who needs an abortion. Sarah Hyland, who plays Bay’s sister, is perfect for the ’60s, so much so I would like to see her get more roles from that era. When it comes to the rest of the cast and the movie, it is honestly forgettable.

Well, not everything. After the final dance scene, you know the one with the lift, we get a completely different ending. An ending that will leave even the slightest fan of the original ready to put this version of the corner, set it on fire and not put it out until she’s like the wind.

In short, skip the 3 hour remake. The version I sat through was just over 2 hours (no commercials) and it felt like 24. It is that torturous. Dirty Dancing lives up to half its title, dirty as in a huge mess.

UPDATE: I just rewatched the original and it makes me hate the remake even more. They took out all the rehearsal scenes between Castle and Baby to add more dialogue for the unnecessary characters they added. They changed up key points for no reason. And besides the new ending, they made the first sex scene boring. Basically, they took out a lot of the dancing, chemistry and heart to make it a long drawn movie that will put you to sleep by 8:20p. Watch the original instead, you will be thanking me.

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