What do you get when the creators of House and Breaking Bad decide to do a show together? You get a buddy cop show that everyone can enjoy.
I am not into most police procedurals, but there is something about Battle Creek that works. It could be Josh Duhamel’s good looks, which is mentioned in almost all of the episodes I’ve watched, or it could be because the show that debuts on CBS tonight at 10p is as equally smart as it is funny.
Det Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) works at Battle Creek, Michigan Police Department and to say they are underfunded would be an understatement. They don’t have any cameras, their batteries last as long as a gun shot and their stun guns fizzle out before you can even say stun. He desperately wants to be a good cop, but everything is against him and that makes him a grumpy cynic. He begs and pleads for help and that request goes on deaf ears. That is until an FBI agent from Detroit is transferred to offices across from his. That agent is Milt Chamberlain (Duhamel) and everything goes his way. He is a happy, go-lucky, beyond attractive man that gets everything he wants. Russ hates him, but yet these two men, who are complete opposites, make a great cop team when it comes to solving crimes.
Each week, they solve crimes in a way only they can. The best part about this show, is unlike the other ones it is not predictable.
So tune into Breaking House PD, I mean Battle Creek, tonight and every Sunday at 10p. I promise you will find it as arresting as I do.
Kat Dennings shared a behind the scenes image of “something speesh” that is coming up on 2 Broke Girls and I can’t wait to find out what it is. What do you think it is? My take from the photo is that her boyfriend, Josh Groban, is going to guest star as one of the hipsters who her character is always putting in their in place at the beginning of each episode.
For the first time this century, The Odd Couple is back on TV and you don’t want to miss its debut at 8:30p tonight on CBS. This incarnation stars two very funny TV stars, Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as Felix, and both of them were born to plays these roles.
If you don’t know the premise of the show that aired in the’70s, Oscar is divorced sportscaster who is a complete slob. Felix, his college roommate, who has just been dumped by his wife, is the neatest neat freak you will ever meet. After Felix’s wife throws him to the curb, he moves in with Oscar. Now these two very different men have to try to make it work as they live together. Things that are much easier said than done.
There are some parts of the remake that are very much like the Walter Matthau/Jack Lemmon and Jack Klugman/Tony Randall versions, and then there are parts that are modernized for today. Instead of working as a sports writer for a newspaper, Oscar now has a radio show he does from his apartment. Talking about the apartment, this one is so much more beautiful than the one from the original TV version. I would love to live in their place.
Now, when it comes to how this show is like the classic play, movie and television shows, it is the humor. I laughed just as hard with the update and I did with the 1.0 and 2.0. Perry is perfect as the messy grouch and he captures Oscar’s essence. When it comes to Lennon, if you close your eyes, you would swear he was Randall reincarnated. He even has his sinuses, down to the honk. Or whatever you want to call that sound he makes.
The Odd Couple is the type of show that people who like the original one can enjoy, and it also a sitcom that newbies can enjoy as much as the fans. The reason why it still works today as it did then is that the concept is timeless. Opposites will always attract and friends will always be there when you need them.
For months there have been rumors that CSI’s declining ratings will put it in the morgue and tonight it looks like NCIS was investigating the case. That’s because a promo that ran during NCIS said that this Sunday’s episode of CSI is the series not season finale.
So what’s the dealio? Chris Ender, Executive Vice Presidents of Communications for CBS Corporation, immediately took to Twitter to say it was mistake and as of now no one has killed CSI. In fact he added, “We would never cancel a show in a promo five days before broadcast, especially one that has been this important to the Network.”
Sounds like Sunday will not be the end all for the show. So either it will get a final season or at least a farewell movie. I am hoping for the first option because after 15 years and 3 spinoffs, it deserves at least that.
Thomas Lennon is so excited that his hotel room has a television screen in his bathroom mirror that he decided to take a Selfie with it. Only thing is Felix Unger was completely naked, but luckily for him the monitor covered up his Odd Couple. Actually, I am upset about it and someone needs to call Reno 911 because he looks so hot, it should be a crime. Who knew he had all of that under his clothes?
It makes me even more excited for The Odd Couple that debuts February 19th on CBS. I’ve seen the pilot and Tony Randall would be praise him because the new Felix does the old one proud.
BTW when you watch the episode, you will see why his body is as toned as it is. He shows off his Yoga skills and he is very advanced. Namaste.
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs both Tweeted photos from their weekend, and it wasn’t a fun one for them. Max is suffering from sinuses, while her roommate, Caroline, banged up her knee while rock climbing. Ouch.
To see them when they were healthier, tune into 2 Broke Girls on CBS tonight at 8p.
BTW I didn’t post their pictures to show off their suffering, I posted them to show how beautiful both of them look without makeup. Isn’t it incredible how different they look fresh faces?
Kat Dennings Instragrammed this photo of her TV boss, Matthew Moy, with some fake kitties, and I think this photo is purrfect for this cold Monday morning. Seriously, doesn’t this picture just bring a smile to your face. Just like 2 Broke Girls does every Monday at 8p on CBS.
CBS announced today that they have picked up three of its freshman dramas for next season. Those three shows are Scorpion, NCIS: NoLA and Madame Secretary. Still awaiting their fate is Stalker and The McCarthys. Translation, even though the networks says they are contenders, I think we can all assume that they are done.
On that note, when I was kid, I learned that assume means “you don’t want to make an A$$ out of U and Me” from the original The Odd Couple television series. Over the weekend, I watched the remake with Thomas Lennon and Matthew Perry, and I would be surprised if it wasn’t picked up for a second season. When it comes to CSI: Cyber and Battle Creek, I would be surprised if they are back for a round 2. Cyber is shockingly so boring for an interesting topic, but except for Scorpion, I find all of CBS’s procedurals to be that way. Battle Creek is unlike anything else on CBS, and that is not a good thing. Their viewers like their dramas and they like that they are all the same. I know Person of Interest, Madame Secretary and The Good Wife are not like the other shows on the network, and how are those shows doing in the ratings? They get ABC numbers. Good for ABC, bad for CBS numbers.
Tonight at 10p on CBS, Blue Bloods celebrates its 100th episode.
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and his wife, Linda (Amy Carlson), are at the bank trying to refinance their loan, when it is suddenly held-up. There are too many bank robbers and Danny can’t do anything about them until they leave. Once they are gone, his search for them begins. What he doesn’t know is why they did it. When he finds out the reason, he has a tough decision to make. Turn them in or help them out?
Meanwhile over at One Police Plaza, Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and his PIO, Garrett (Gregory Jbara), finally have it out. Will their fight be the end all of their working relationship?
You just have to tune in to find out. That and for an episode that proves that even though the police procedural is turning 100, it gets better with time.
I am not saying this because I am Blockhead, but I sincerely think that Donnie Wahlberg needs more recognition for his brilliant work on the show. Every week he impresses me with how well he does with whatever the writers give him to do. We knew he could sing, and Blue Bloods truly proves he can act too.
Jonny Lee Miller was photographed with an anaconda wrapped around him, so is he going to show that Eaten Alive guy how it’s done? We will just have to tune into his show Elementary to find out because this photo is from the set of the CBS show.
But let’s say if he was to do that Discovery show, I don’t think it would be the scariest thing he has ever done. After all, he was married to Angelina Jolie for a short time. Sorry it is a slow day and that was a bad joke.