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Murphy Brown revival is in trouble?
March 16th, 2018 under Candice Bergen, CBS. [ Comments: none ]

CBS announced today who will play Murphy Brown’s son Avery and he is a show killer. Jake McDorman, who starred in Manhattan Love Story and Limitless, got the role. But he is as forgettable as his beard is not visible. Translation very forgettable.

I know that is a stupid reason not to like an actor, but that is why I cannot watch Jake’s shows. When I do watch his shows, I spend all my time trying to figure out if he has a beard or not. It is frustrating to me. Therefore, if CBS wants the show to succeed, they need to make him clean shaven.

What will his character be doing on the show? CBS says, “Murphy’s millennial journalist son who is following in his mother’s footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit.” I think it would be better if he was the opposite of his mom. What do you think of it all?


Lots of good TV tonight: Good Girls, UnREAL, Jonestown and Living Biblically
February 26th, 2018 under A&E, CBS, Lifetime, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

First off at 10p on NBC is Good Girls and it is so gooooooooooood! The drama follows three moms who are going through some financial difficulty, so they decide to rob a supermarket. They get away with…or so they think.

Beth (Christina Hendricks) is married with 4 kids and her husband (Matthew Lillard) owns a car dealership. He is having an affair with his secretary and blew most of their money on different things. When she finds out the latter two facts, she throws him out.

Her sister, Annie (Mae Whitman), is a single mom, who is a cashier at the supermarket. Her ex-boyfriend (Zach Gilford), who is married now, wants full custody of their teenage daughter. She doesn’t have the money for a lawyer.

Finally, there is Ruby (Retta), she is a waitress. Her daughter has renal disease and she can’t afford the medicine she desperately needs. Not even with her husband’s (Reno Wilson) salary as a security guard.

One day, Annie tells her friends how she has been studying how to rob her supermarket. When Beth has had it with her husband, they decide to go ahead and do it. They think that there is only $30,000 in the vault which is enough to cover their needs.

The day comes and the robbery goes off without a hitch. Only problem is there was more than $30,000 in the vault, a lot more. That is just a beginning of their problems. There’s a reason why there was more green in there and that reason wants his money back. Only thing is they don’t have all of it and now they have to find a way to get it back to him before he kills them.

Each week, they will run into a new problem and it gets better with each one. This a fast paced show with lots of twists and turns. It is a show where the crooks are the good girls and that is nice twist on the old story that has been told time and time again. One that will have you hooked by the opening credits.

Also at 10p, but over on Lifetime is UnREAL. It is back for a third season and this time it is bachlorette trying to find love on Everlasting.

But the scripted show is not just about the reality show, it is also about what goes on behind the scenes. Which is a lot more interesting than what goes on in front of the camera.

The season starts off several months after the season 2 finale. Rachel (Shiri Appleby) has been trying to deal with all of her many issues in a retreat like place, and wants nothing to do with the show. Quinn (Constance Zimmer) doesn’t care, all she cares about is saving her show. It appears that Everlasting Love is in its way out because of all their scandals. Quinn needs Rachel, so she convinces her to come back. She does.

Rachel is assigned to take care of the Bachelorette. Serena (Caitlin FitzGerald) is a smart business woman who is not going to put up with the same crap the men did. She thinks she can outsmart Quinn, but we all no one can do that. Even though Quinn is not on her game like she used to be.

The head of the network is over Quinn and Madison (Genevieve Buechner) sees her downfall as a way to move up in he world. She teams with the network head to bring down Quinn, what happens when Quinn finds out?

There is also Chet and he has a new girlfriend this season. Will Crystal (Kassandra Clementi) keep him out of trouble? Is the new Rachel going to stay this way or will she retreat back to her old self? Will Quinn lose the show? All of that and bunch of sexy men trying to win the heart of one woman. There will be fights, the slicing off of a man bun, sex, drugs, drinking, bets and did I mention sex? Forget those other dating shows, this is the one you need to be watching.

Over at 9p but on A&E is the 2-hour special Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre. On November 18, 1978, 918 members of The People’s Temple died, most of them drank Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide. People wondered why so many would end their life and their children’s lives like that and tonight’s special takes a look at their leader Jim Jones.

Jim Jones was not the only one in charge of his temple, the women in his life helped play a part in it too. How much of a part did his wife Marceline Jones and mistresses Carolyn Layton, Maria Katsaris and Annie Moore play in ending it all, that is something that is looked at in the special.

The episode tells their story with archival video and interviews with survivors of the cult including his natural son Jim Jones Jr.

Had Jones never left San Fransisco for Jonestown, the People’s Temple would have been remembered for their activism. Instead they are known for “drinking the Kool-Aid.”

If you are not familiar with Jonestown and the People’s Temple, tonight’s episode is a good starter course. It is the most interesting cult story few hundred years. It is because of them that I am obsessed with cults. It is why I took a course on cults in college. In other words, you want to check this out.

Finally at 9:30p on CBS is the new sitcom Living Biblically. Chip’s (Jay R. Ferguson) best friend just died suddenly and he is not handling his death very well. To makes things even more complicated his wife (Lindsey Kraft) tells him she is pregnant. That is not the only thing he his told that causes him to rethink his life. His friend’s mother tells Chip her son went to hell because he stopped going to church.

All of those things combined cause him to reevaluate his life and his decides he is going to live by the words of the Bible. Sounds easy, but in 2018 it is not. Luckily, he has Father Gene (Ian Gomez) and Rabbi Ableman (David Krumholtz) helping out with some of the lessons from the good book. Wait until they get to the one about worshiping idol Gds like cell phones.

But they are not only people helping him, so are the people at his job where he writes movies reviews. When his boss (Camryn Manheim) hears about his new path, she tells him to write a column about his year of living biblically.

Each week is a new lesson and laughs for us. Even though the show will make us think, we also know there is no way we would ever do it. Which makes it even funnier.


FYI, who will and won’t be back on Murphy Brown?
February 26th, 2018 under Candice Bergen, CBS. [ Comments: 1 ]

Last month, CBS announced that they were bringing back Murphy Brown in the fall for 13 episodes, but they did not say who would be back besides Candice Bergen. Today, they did and Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will all reprise their roles on the revival.

While we see those four again, as of now we will not see them joined by Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial), who turns 82 in May. Also not part of the revival is Robert Pastorelli (Eldin), who passed away in 2004. No word if Scott Bakula will sneak over to the show on a break from NCIS: NoLa to play her ex and Avery’s dad. Since I have read reports that her son plays a big part on it, I am sure they will find a way.

Murphy Brown celebrates it 30th anniversary this year, so the fact that they got 4 of the originals to return to the sitcom is pretty impressive. Plus, their return makes me want to watch it now!

Now that we know who is back and who isn’t, all we need is for Mike Pence to pick a fight with Murphy Brown! How absolutely fabulous would that be? I am sure Donald Trump will find a way to Tweet his distaste for the show, but then again what TV show, that isn’t on Fox News, does he not have a problem with?


Omarosa says we should be scared of what’s going on in the White House
February 8th, 2018 under CBS, Donald Trump. [ Comments: none ]

As soon as it was announced that Omarosa was going from the White House to the Celebrity Big Brother one, you were hoping she would dish on her experience there. Now that she is starting to open up, you will wish she didn’t. If you had problems sleeping before today because of this administration, then it is about to get a whole lot worse.

Ross Matthews asked her why she went it and she told him, “I felt like it was a call to duty like I was serving my country and not serving him.”

Then she revealed to Ross the Intern, “I was haunted by Tweets every single day. What he is going to Tweet next?” Then he wanted to know if anyone would say anything to him? She said, “I tried to be that person and then all of the people around him attacked me. It was like keep her away from him. Don’t give her access. Don’t let her talk to him. Ivanka’s [Trump]. Jared’s [Kushner] there.”

Even though she is not there, she would like to say it is not her problem but she can’t. She then warned Matthews that, “It’s bad,” as she wiped away her tears.

Then he wanted to know if we should be worried? She shook her head and told him, “It’s not going to be OK. It’s not. It’s bad.” And with that the demand for sleeping pills just skyrocketed.

I hope the reality show villain is just hamming up for the cameras because if not, well you know, we have been living it for the last year.

BTW I can totally see someone like April Ryan asking Sarah Huckabee about Omarosa today at the White House press briefing. Huckabee will be like, “The President wishes her well, but he does not have time to watch and listen to everything she says on a reality show. He is not a fan of reality TV, he likes to call it fake TV here.” Then they will follow up with, should we be afraid like she said. That is when Huckabee will put on that fake smile and be like, “Of her, yes. Moving on.”

You can watch Celebrity Apprentice tonight at 8p on CBS to see what else she says because this is only a preview.

When the Huckabee replacement, Raj Shah, was asked if they are taking what Omarosa said seriously, he told the press, “Not very seriously. Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice and this is the fourth time we let her go.” Then he added that she has limited contact when she was there and has had no contact since she was fired for the 4th time. My friend brought up a good point, who hired her 4 times? Who is the real schmuck the hirer or the firer? Oh wait, it is the same person.


Omarosa goes for the White House to the Celebrity Big Brother one
January 28th, 2018 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

You know your political career is so over when not only are you fired from the White House, but less than two months later the best job you can get afterwards is Celebrity Big Brother. And that is exactly where Omarosa will be spending next month. Which is not a bad thing for us. Why? Because the second she gets drunk, you know she is going to be spilling secrets from her time in DC. That means Trump should be more afraid of that than Mueller. Don’t get me wrong, he should still be sh!tting a brick as a Tweets in the morning about the latter. But Omarosa’s mouth is pretty scary too.

Brandi Glanville should be nervous because you know those two will be fighting as soon as they get into the house. The Housewife is just a snack for her and she is the biggest one she has in the house.

Who else is in there? American Pie’s Shannon Elizabeth, a model Ariadna Gutiérrez, UFC’s Chuck Liddell, singer James Maslow, Ross “the intern” Matthews, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, The Cosby Show’s Keshia Knight Pulliam, Hairspray’s Marissa Jaret Winokur and NBA’s Metta World Peace.

What a group of C- Listers. Will you be watching CBB starting on February 7th or is dead air more interesting?

BTW the winner of the celebrity edition still gets the $250,000 grand prize. I highly doubt Omarosa will go home with that.


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