NBC sent out photos of Paul Ruebens on The Blacklist this Monday at 10p and at first glance I thought it was Howard Wolowitz. Seriously, doesn’t Pee Wee Herman look just like a clone of The Big Bang Theory character? Did Sheldon clone his “friend”? What’s the dealio?
I will tell you one thing if we ever get to meet Wolowitz’s dad, then Ruebens would be perfect for the role.
Tonight at 10p we get a sneak peek at The Mysteries of Laura, and you don’t want to miss this fun cop drama.
Laura (Debra Messing) is a top notch unconventional NYC homicide detective. That is a tough enough job for anyone. Then throw in the fact that her childish husband, Jake (Josh Lucas) cheated on her, so she kicked him out but he doesn’t realize it isn’t over between them. Finally, she has twin toddler boys who are most likely the spawn of the devil. They have just been kicked out of an elite pre-K and no other school wants to take them in. Her soon-to-be-ex is no help when it comes to finding them a new school. And to make matters worse, she has to solve a high profile murder in Westchester. With all of that on her plate, how is she going to do it all? She is supermom or close to it.
Janina Gavankar, who plays the by-the-book homicide detective Meredith Bose, described this show as being like Columbo and I think that is an accurate description. Laura has that charm and flare about her, even down to the raincoat.
The Mysteries of Laura is lighter than the average crime of the week shows and because of that, it has a much broader appeal. So if you like procedurals but want to laugh, then this is the show for you.
The show moves to its regular time slot of 8p starting next Wednesday.
We know that the judges on reality shows fight over contestants, but it looks like Mel B and Heidi Klum are taking it to a whole new level. So are things really scary between the two spicy ladies? Nope, they are just having some fun during the very tense finals on the competition series.
To see who wins it all, tune into NBC tonight at 8p.
Chris Pratt might’ve played a baseball played on the big screen, but that doesn’t mean he knows how to play the game. This was evident on Wednesday when he threw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game. He threw a cutter that was just out of the catcher’s reach.
But as bad as it was, it was still better than whatever 50 Cent did earlier in the season.
But then again it is Chris Pratt, even if he strikes out, it looks as though he hit a home run.
NBC has found their Peter Pan for the live version of the musical that will air in December and it is Allison Williams. Since I don’t watch Girls, the only thing I know about her is that she is Brian Williams’ daughter. But when I heard she was the one cast, it didn’t scream Peter Pan to me. So I asked my friend who watches the HBO show if she would be good, and he said no. Then I listened to some of her singing videos on YouTube and it confirmed what I thinking. Her voice is too high to play the male lead. Was it in her dad’s contract that she gets to star in something huge on the network so he can promote his little girl like crazy?
I’d rather deal with Carrie Underwood’s bad acting than what I am expecting this musical special to be. I have a feeling it will be all about Christopher Walken’s dancing and not about everything else.
What do you think of Allison Wiliams as Peter Pan?
Food Fighters debuts on NBC tonight at 8p and you want to make a reservation to see this cooking competition show.
We have seen cooking competition shows where it’s home cooks vs home cooks or professional chefs vs professional chefs, but we’ve never seen one where it’s a home cook vs a professional chef. That is until tonight because that’s what Food Fighters is all about.
Each week a home cook will bring five of their best recipes with them and they take a renowned chef head on for up to $100,000. That well-known chef is known for cooking food a certain way, so how will they do when they are taken out of their comfort zone?
So how do the home cooks earn up to $100,000 each episode? They will go head to head with a pro. Each round they win, they earn money. If they lose a round, they do not win anything but they still go on to finish the episode and they are not sent home like they would be on other shows.
Besides heating things up on the stove, things get quite heated between the cooks. They trash talk each other like nobody’s business, but it is all done out of fun. And that is what makes this show so much fun.
Well that and Adam Richman who hosts it. Not only does he bring the heart, he also explains how they are preparing the meals in his own special enjoyable way. His love for food is infectious and it comes across on this show.
So tune in for a competition show that is not like anything you’ve seen on TV. Not only because of the premise but also because of how it is delivered to the audience. It’s served with a lot of love and lot joy, just like the perfect home cooked meal.
Last Comic Standing has the last laugh at NBC because even though it has had many hosts and been off the air for a few seasons, NBC announced today that it will be back next season. Which makes a lot sense to me because this has been the competition show’s best one yet. I don’t know if having Wanda Sykes producing has helped it or if it’s JB Smoove’s hosting or could it be having Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters judging or maybe just maybe it is how funny all of the comedians are on it this year. I am thinking it is all of the above. So I am happy that the show will be back next year for more laughs because we need them.
NBC also said that America’s Got Talent and America’s Ninja Warrior will be joining LCS and The Night Shift next summer on their lineup. Hopefully Undateable will be back with these other shows because it also deserves to be there.
Now when it comes to this season of LCS, I hope that Joe Machi wins it all because he is freaking hilarious. I almost changed my password to his suggestion because it is so brilliant, but I can’t even type out that word.
Amy Poehler isn’t the only funny one in her family, and tonight at 9p on NBC you will find out that her brother, Greg, is just as funny in Welcome to Sweden.
Greg plays Bruce, a successful accountant to the celebrities, who moves to Sweden to be with his girlfriend, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch). Only problems are; he doesn’t speak the language, doesn’t know anyone, doesn’t know anything about it and he doesn’t have a job. Now, he has to do all of that and learn how to drive on the other side of the road as soon as he can. While being under the scrutiny of her family and constantly being contacted by past clients like Gene Simmons and Will Ferrell.
Each week, you will see this American man become a Swedish one before our eyes and it won’t be easy. But it will be funny. So tune in for a comedy that besides making us laugh, it also gives us a beautiful tour of Sweden. Unlike shows that claim to film in a certain location this one is really shot in Sweden. So that means it is as beautiful to see as it is joy to watch.
America’s Got Talent should just end their season right now because last night we got to meet the person who is going to win it all. Ray Jessel, is 84 years young and he had everyone laughing as soon as he came on to the stage. But he wasn’t there to be a comedian, he was there to sing his song. A song, with a special surprise that earned him a standing ovation and the admiration of all of the judges. What was so special about it? You just have to watch the video because, I promise you, it is so freaking worth it.
If he doesn’t win this season, there is something seriously wrong with America. Am I right?