Tonight at 8p on NBC, Parks and Recreation is saying goodbye to Pawnee and us. Chris Pratt, has been with the much loved show since day one, but there are people out there who don’t have a love for television shows. Those people are so full of hate, that one of the things they love to do is go online and make their opinions heard.
Recently at NBC’s TCA Winter Press Day promoting Parks & Rec’s series finale, when Pratt was asked if he had any advice for people working on new shows; he has this to say:
Advice you could give to those new shows is don’t read comments because it doesn’t mean anything. Faster is funnier and don’t be afraid to be sentimental. But don’t read the f*cking comments and what everyone thinks. It doesn’t f*cking matter. It really doesn’t, and if you change your vision to try to fit what some jackass online thinks or some group of fucking nitwits think as they’re f*cking jerking off writing comments you’re going to f*cking lose your vision. So screw everybody who writes comments. Don’t read them. It’s just a crazy, toilet bowl that you stick your head in and you flush down for as long as you want to waste time, but if you have time to read comments, you should be rewriting your jokes. Don’t read comments. Faster is funnier, and don’t be afraid to be sentimental…I think you can say whatever you want.
I say, you go boy!
I’ve loved him ever since Everwood, but that was him as an actor. In recent years we have gotten to know him as a man, and what a cool man he is. He is real and doesn’t play the game. But the game he does play is brilliant and that is why he is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars right now. You can’t find a reason to hate him. Even the people he is talking about can’t hate him.
When it comes to what he is saying about online haters, it is OK to say your peace online. But then there are people who truly get off on being an anonymous bullies. You know the types?
Those people are the ones that no one should listen to because they just like being mean to be mean.
When it comes to producers changing their visions because of online haters. Sometimes, I am sorry to say, there is truth to what they are saying. Who else thinks that their voice was heard when they watched the season finale of Sleepy Hollow last night.
There is a difference between constructive advice and being d!ck to be a d!ck.
Now back to the actor who is anything but a d!ck make sure to check out Chris Pratt and the rest of Indiana’s Park and Recreation Department tonight as they end their comedy the same way they started it 6 years ago, by laughing until it hurts.
The Night Shift was too hot for summer, so NBC moved it to the winter. Tonight at 10p the medical drama starts to heats things up.
The episode starts off a few months after the season finale. Topher (Ken Leung) has recovered from being shot and is back at work. TC (Eoin Macken) is still on suspension, but you can’t keep him down. Jordan (Jill Flint) is still trying to get everyone’s respect after the shooting, which is easier said then done. Besides that, TC and her are giving their relationship another shot. That is causing a lot of tension between her and Dr. Scott Clemmens (Scott Wolf), he is not taking their breakup very well. Finally, Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez) is back from the surgery he got to remove the cancerous tumor in his brain and he is not the same man he used to be.
Besides all of that, there are still a lot of sick and injured people coming into the ER. They have to put all of that aside to help all of those patients.
Can they handle all of that stress? By the end of the episode someone is going to quit. Think you know who? You don’t, so you are going to have to find out.
What happens if there were parents of a boy who didn’t believe in disciplining him. The little boy is destructive and does whatever he wants. One day, when he is playing with your kid and your nephew’s kids, he starts swinging a wooden bat erratically around them. You ask his parents to control him and they barely do anything. So you grab the kid by the shoulders and tell him to listen to adults, and then he kicks you in the shin. A reaction for some might be to slap him, while others would be to just walk away.
For Harry, he slaps the kid and everyone’s lives change on The Slap because of it. The 8 part mini-series starts tonight at 8p on NBC and you don’t want to miss it.
The first episode is about Hector’s 40th party at his house and his family and friends come to celebrate it there. Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) is happily married to Aisha (Thandie Newton) and they have three kids. They have their issues, and his Greek parents are major part of them. His cousin, Harry (Zachary Quinto) is a very successful cars salesman who has a temper. He is married to Sandi (Marin Ireland) and they have a son named Rocco (Owen Tanzer). Then there is Aisha’s childhood friend Rosie (Melissa George) who treats her son, Hugo (Dylan Schombing), like a baby. Even though he is in school, she is still breastfeeding him.
When Hugo acts up the party, Harry takes things in his own hands. He slaps him and now Rosie is determined it get him arrested for the crime.
Harry’s life is being ruined because of it and so is everyone elses who was the party. Each week we will see the effects through a different character’s eyes. Things are going to get worse for them, before it gets better. For some, it doesn’t.
Each week you will ask yourself if Harry did the right thing or the wrong thing. You will ask yourself, what would you do in that situation? And you will start to have that discussion with people you know. Therefore, The Slap will get you talking.
The Slap is a remake of the Australian version and after watching two episodes of the American one and the complete Aussie one, I have to say I like the USA one better. If you’ve seen the original one on Netflix, know that this one doesn’t go in the same order. I am curious to see how else it differs. I will tell you another difference is that Hugo is so much worse in the American version.
Tune in to NBC tonight and every Thursday at 8p for a show that will be watercooler talk tomorrow.
NBC announced today that they picked up Grimm, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU and The Blacklist for another season.
That means the future doesn’t look so bright for the freshmen dramas State of Affairs, The Mysteries of Laura and Constantine. Although, with the chances of any of the comedies getting renewed that will leave a lot of hours of programming to fill. The Voice gives them 4 hours, The Biggest Loser (not officially picked up) a fifth, Dateline gives them 6 and these 5 dramas bring it to 11 hours. That means they have 4 hours to fill, so maybe one of the frosh will graduate to its sophomore year. Which I hope it does because I am enjoying all three of them. I also hope that they still make sitcoms because I have hope they might once again have a night of Must See TV. Another possibility is that The Night Shift and Undateable could return in the fall if come back strong in a few weeks. Which will give NBC only two and half hours to fill. Still to early to tell what will happen in the fall, so until then enjoy what you have while you have it.
When it comes to dramas that were picked up, I am so happy that Grimm and Chicago Fire will be back for more. Both shows are having really strong seasons so far.
Tonight at 10p on NBC, Chicago Fire leads off a two night event to find the arsonist who set the fire that killed Shay. Tomorrow at the same time Chicago PD concludes the investigation.
Both shows are shot in the city they are named for and the actors don’t take her for granted. Recently at the NBC TCA Winter Press Days some of the stars talked about their co-star, The Windy City.
Jesse Spencer said, “There’s so many new places that we go to. We’re all over the city. Having only been there for three years, we’re still getting to learn it.” Then he added, “We shoot in a lot of abandoned buildings. It’s not a very glamorous job, really. I’ve realized that. We’re sort of sitting in gutters for a lot of the day.” Having said that he added, “But they’re part and parcel of the show. We could never do the show anywhere else.” He explained that what you see on your TV screens is what it is because of Chi-Town herself. He made sure to acknowledge her and her people by saying, “That’s the other character in the piece. And the firemen and the police, they all inform everything we do and make it what it is.”
Eamonn Walker wanted to add, “I would turn around and say that sometimes we have seen more of Chicago than most Chicagoans because of the amount of locations that we shoot. We show the full side of Chicago.” Then he ended his thought with, “Chicago is a major character and you are getting to know Chicago through these two shows.”
Not only are we watching two compelling drama that highlight the tough jobs of firemen and policemen, we are also learning more about one of the biggest cities in the country and getting to appreciate her beauty. Even better than a lot of the people who have called her home for all of their lives.
Chicago Fire not only takes place in Chicago, it is also filmed there. Because of that, the city and their fire department are a big part of this hot drama. I spoke with Jesse Spencer at the NBC TCA Winter Press Day and he talked about that and the deep respect he has for them.
Ever since the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the fire department there has not only become an integral part of Chicago, but also for the rest of the world. He told us that several of the firefighting instruments that the firemen use today have come out of that city. The Chicago FD is a big part of firefighters’ history and now the show is being welcomed in as part of their history.
The actors trained with them as part of their preparation for their roles on Chicago Fire. It didn’t stop with just the training for them because the firefighters are also on the set all the time. They use real firemen on the set and in scenes, and he said that some of them had an issue about the filming process. He explained when they are risking their lives to fight a fire; they do it for a few hours, go back to the station and get out of the gear. They are not used to wearing the 65lbs., yes 65 pounds, of gear for half a day. In a way, the firefighters have learned how tedious it is to work on a Hollywood production just like the actors have learned how tough, hard and rewarding a fireman’s job is on daily basis.
So what happens when they are done filming for the day? Do they go their separate ways? When I asked if he interacts with the brave men when the cameras stop rolling, he said, “We hang out. They have become our friends. We go to Blackhawks games and football games. They had a hockey game, and we went to that. It’s great.” Then he added, “They have welcomed us in. Which we are extremely grateful for that because you don’t know how they are going to react to the show that is portraying them and how it is going to be.” He ended his answer by saying, “They love the show. It is a win/win.”
Chicago Fire is a realistic portrayal of the city’s fire department and it something that Jesse Spencer takes very seriously. Because they have welcomed in the inspiration of their show into their lives, the fire department has done the same with them. How many other shows can say that? Even he couldn’t think of an answer to that question.
So watch how both of them play a role in each other’s jobs every Tuesday at 10p on NBC.
For the last two Decembers, NBC has done live productions of Broadway musicals. In 2013, the hills came alive with The Sound of Music and last year they decided they didn’t want to grow up with Peter Pan.
Today NBC’s Chairman of Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, announced at the NBC TCA Winter Press Day that they have two options for their December live performance and they are The Music Man and The Wiz.
In the past, they announced The Music Man was going to be the one that would air, but they recently optioned the rights to Urban version of The Wizard of Oz.
Even though they are still 11 months away from the special, Greenblatt said, “we are actually looking very seriously at some casting options (for The Music Man.)” Then he added that the network just acquired the rights to The Wiz, and they might ease on down that road.
I am hoping they go with The Wiz because it is more modern. Well that and I like it more. I can already see Nick Cannon, Nicki Minaj, Lenny Kravitz and Taye Diggs as the leads.
Which musical would you prefer and who would you cast?
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Mariska Hargitay went to see The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and she got to kick it with them. As in she showed us that if this acting thing didn’t work out, she could’ve easily been a Rockette. Maybe she can’t be one on the stage, but why can’t they do an episode with them on Law & Order: SVU. I can see a heinous crime happening to the leggy dancers and her needing to pose as one of them to catch the bad guy? Couldn’t you?
NBC held Constantine until a week before Halloween and never gave the show the chance it truly deserves. So now Deadline is reporting that the supernatural comic book drama will only be doing a 13 episode first season. Even though NBC did not order any additional episodes, the show might not be out of the running for a second season. The site says that is still in consideration for another one. Personally, I hope NBC’s sister station Syfy picks up the show. They will give this great show the respect it deserves.
Seriously, if you love a thrilling supernatural show that keeps you guessing what’s going happen next, then you are going to love Constantine as much as I do.
State of Affairs debuts on NBC tonight at 10p and you want to spy on this show.
Charleston (Katherine Heigl) is a CIA Agent who lost her fiance’ in Afghanistan a year ago. She is not over his death and doesn’t remember everything that happened that night.
Her main mission at the agency is supplying the President of the United States (Alfre Woodard) a daily book with the biggest threats in the world towards the US. It is from this book that POTUS decides who and what to go after.
In tonight’s episode Charleston thinks it is better to save an American doctor who was taken hostage than go after the man who killed her fiance’. That man is Omar Fatah and he is one of the biggest terrorists out there.
When her boss finds out about this, he gets her suspended. She doesn’t care what he says, and she goes to the President herself. Will this be the end of her job? Will the President, who is the mother of her late fiance’, be able to help her out?
You will just have to tune in to this exciting spy political drama to find out.