Two Tivos To Paradise 10.05.12: Sons of Anarchy, Seth MacFarlane Arrow, Revolution, The Soup, The Simpsons, More!
Posted by Al Norton on 10.05.2012
News and thoughts on this season of Sons of Anarchy, Miley Cyrus latest TV project, Seth MacFarlane hosting The Oscars, and more!
Hello friends. A cold took possession of my head this week, giving me sinus headaches and earaches the likes of which I was not familiar with. Good times, indeed. Of course nothing could stop me from delivering the news on my appointed rounds so here I am! Thankfully Mrs. Tivo and I got the worst of it and the twins (knock on wood) just got a slight cough for a couple of days; as any parent will tell you, I'd much rather be super sick and the kids be fine than the other way around. Anyway, be patient with me if the column is less than its usual this week.
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Want to watch the pilot for The CW's new medical drama Emily Owens, MD before the 10/16 airdate? Well here you go…
Here's a trailer for ABC's mid-season comedy How To Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)…
For those of you who are jonesing for a Community fix before the season premiere in two weeks…
Hey baby won't you look my way, I can be your news addiction.
Don't Let It Go Away, This Feeling Has To Stay, And I Can't Believe I've Had This Chance Now, Don't Let It Go Away
It was announced on Monday that Seth MacFarlane will host The 85th Annual Academy Awards this February on ABC. There was virtually no rumors or public build up to this, just a Deadline.com report late Monday morning and then the official press release that afternoon.
A fantastic choice by the Academy, made even more remarkable because it came from a group that hasn't made a good one when it came to hosting in some time. This works on a number of levels, perhaps most importantly because it will draw eyes to the show they don't normally watch. Family Guy is hugely popular with people under 30 and there is no doubt a lot of those fans will want tune in to see if they here Peter Griffin's voice at any point during the show. The Academy seems to have learned their lesson from a couple of years back when they hired Anne Hathaway and James Franco to front the show; young people won't watch just because young people are hosting – young people will watch if someone they like is hosting.
MacFarlane did a great job hosting the season premiere of SNL last month, showing he is smooth and comfortable on camera, and he's been nominated for a Grammy for his album of standards, so there is no doubt he will be able to pull off the inevitable musical number. What I like the most is that MacFarlane has shown through Family Guy over the years to have his finger on the pulse of American pop culture and knows the difference between lovingly poking fun at beloved institutions and taking shots at them. Also, he can watch last month's Emmys as a how-not-to primer on hosting.
This choice clearly caught folks off guard, in a good way, and there was a lot of conversation this week about an Oscar telecast that won't air until February, so this has to be considered a huge win for the Academy.
Billy Mack Is A Detective Down In Texas, You Know He Knows Just Exactly What The Facts Is
Miley Cyrus is in talks to star in Bonnie & Clyde, a mini-series from both History and Lifetime. Cyrus would play Bonnie Parker, one half of the famous real life bank robbing duo from the 1930's. The four hour mini-series would air simultaneously on both networks, which are under the A+E umbrella, the first time they've done a project that way.
First off, I think it's pretty damn smart for the A+E executives, with History traditionally skewing very male and Lifetime very female, airing on both at the same time (and more importantly advertising on both leading up to the premiere) is likely to guarantee a much broader audience than if the project was just one network. Also, that means the budget for the movie can be split over the two networks.
I know Miley Cyrus is an easy target for most folks and I am not saying she is any great shakes as an actress but at this point I am not sure that she's not, either, and should she take this role it would be clear she wants to branch out as much as possible from the tweener show that made her famous. Her upcoming stint on Two and a Half Men will likely help jump start that process as well.
The internet is filled with photos of Cyrus going about leading her life, with thousands of comments below about her hair or how she needs to eat more or why she got another ridiculous tattoo. Folks ought to remember that she's not yet 20 years old, so all she's really guilty of is acting her age. Seriously, who doesn't know people – male or female – who did crazy stuff with their hair in their late teens, or perhaps got one (or two) too many tattoos? While she was well compensated for the spotlight, let's not forget that she grew up on camera, with radio and TV hosts commenting on her looks wherever she went. I think every teenager girl feels like they are under a microscope at some point, let alone how it feels to actually be under one.
Hey, maybe Miley will end slowly disappearing from the spotlight, doing the state fair/reality show circuit come 2022, but she's got a highly successful TV show and millions of records sold under her belt and she's only 19, so I think it's a bit early to be writing her off.
I Wish I Could Fly From This Building, From This Wall
The 2012-2013 TV season is upon us!!! Another week, another large number of season/series premieres…
MONDAY 90210 (The CW), 8pm
I don't know a single person who watches this show, which makes me wonder how it's starting its 5th season, but then I realized it's still on because whatever viewers it does have are all way to0 be in my 41 year old sphere of friends, and those folks are who advertisers salivate over.
Gossip Girl (The CW), 9pm
The show's final 13 episode run begins Monday at 9pm. I know I've sworn off the show before but with this being the end I kind of have stick with it to see how it goes out and if it can find ways to set the "how to say Frak You to your audience" bar even higher.
WEDNESDAY Arrow* (The CW), 8pm Arrow has real potential, going with a darker tone than Smallville (which is the obvious comparison since it too was a superhero drama airing on the same network). Green Arrow is much closer to Batman than to Superman in origin and powers and the show understands this, dealing with issues of identity and personal responsibility. I am not 100% ready to season pass after watching the pilot but I am eager to see the next few hours.
Chicago Fire* (NBC), 10pm
Way more Backdraft than Rescue Me, and I don't mean that as a compliment in this case. Folks who like procedurals will enjoy – how does CBS not have a show set in an arson investigation unit at this point?!?!? – and it certainly is a good looking show, but there was nothing particularly compelling about the hour.
Nashville* (ABC), 10pm
My favorite new network drama of the fall, wonderful mix of music, soapy drama, and a strong group of actors to pull it off. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are perfectly cast and surrounded by the likes of Eric Close, Jonathan Jackson, Powers Booth, and the highly underrated Charles Esten. A fun way to spend an hour, no doubt.
THURSDAY The Vampire Diaries (The CW), 8pm
I don't really watch The Vampire Dairies but Mrs. Tivo is a passionate fan and I am in the same room when it's on so I can tell you I am impressed with the intensity level they manage to maintain. Also, the cast is pretty strong, able to bring the dramatic chops when needed but also able to recognize and enjoy when the material is a tad over-the-top.
Beauty and the Beast (The CW), 9pm
I have to be careful because last year I talked about how terrible the Hart of Dixie pilot was and that turned out to be a solid hit for the network but I've got to say that Beauty and the Beast is really just awful, a terrible mix of heavy handed emotional manipulation and corniness, and while those two things aren't always recipes for disaster, they are in this case.
It's Time To Play The Music, It's Time To Light The Lights
After an 18+ month run we say goodbye to the Sesame Street video of the week and hello to The Muppet Show video of the week…
But You Were Up To Your Old Tricks In Chapters Four Five And Six
All you need to know about the Nielsen's for the past 21 days…
The Big Bang Theory won the night in totals and demos, enjoying its largest season premiere audience ever...Elementary won 10pm in totals and demos, up from The Mentalist's season premiere last fall...Grey's Anatomy had the top drama demos on the night, up from both the spring finale and last fall's debut...Last Resort essentially matched Charlie's Angels premiere numbers from last year (not a good sign)...Scandal did well at 10pm, up 20% in the demos from the spring finale...Person of Interest was the most watched drama of the night, up in totals and demos from last season's premiere and finale...NBC comedies finished fourth in the demos from 8 - 10pm...
Not a great start for Made in Jersey, which finished behind ABC's re-airing of the Last Resort pilot in the demos and was down in totals and demos from what CSI: NY did in that slot last year as well as down from what A Gifted Man did in its Friday night premiere for the network last fall...Grimm won the night in demos, up from what it did when it aired on Mondays...Shark Tank won 8pm in the demos...Blue Bloods was the most watched show of the night with 11 million...All the season premieres were down in totals and demos from last season (CSI: NY -17% & -28%), Fringe (-9% and -27%), and Blue Bloods (-9% and -25%)...ESPN's coverage of the Ryder Cup was the most watched ever for the event on cable TV…
The season premiere of Once Upon a Time won the night in totals and demos for a non-sports show; the evening's overall winner in both totals and demos was Sunday Night Football, which was up 23% from last year's week 4 game and was the highest rated week 4 game in over a decade…Revenge won 9pm in the demos and finished a very close second to The Good Wife in total viewers…Family Guy actually topped Revenge in the demos for the half hour they went head-to-head…Bob's Burgers was up 30+% from last season's opener…A soft opening for 666 Park Avenue, down 30% from what Pan AM did in that slot last year…The Amazing Race finished 4th in the demos at 8pm…Dexter enjoyed its biggest season premiere audience ever, the sixth year in a row the season premiere numbers have topped the previous year…Homeland's season premiere was the most watched episode in series history, up 50% from the series premiere last year…
MONDAY The Voice was up to win the night in totals and demos...Revolution dominated 10pm in the demos...Castle was down 10% to tie an all-time demo low...HIMYM finished a strong second at 8pm...The Mob Doctor is not long for this world, finishing last in the demos for the entire night for regularly schedule programming...The first hour of DWTS finished in 4th in the demos and was down 20% in that measure and 13% in total viewers...2 Broke Girls had the best scripted demos of the night...
TUESDAY Sons of Anarchy wasn't just the top cable program for the night but it topped the broadcast networks in the demos at 10pm, beating the next closest competitor by 40%. The Live +7 numbers are in from the SOA season premiere and it tied as the most watched program in FX history while setting new all-time demo highs for the network…NCIS won the night in totals and demos...NCIS:LA won 9pm in both measures and Vegas did the same at 10pm…Interesting note about Vegas; while it won the hour with just ok demos, its total audience numbers were more than Private Practice and Parenthood COMBINED...Raising Hope was down 40% from last year's premiere, although this year its hitting lead off and last year had New Girl as a lead-in...Comedy demo drop-offs included Ben and Kate (-24%), The Mindy Project (-20%), Go On (-19%) and The New Normal (-15%)...New Girl matched last week's numbers...The extra innings Red Sox – Yankees game was the most watched in MLB Network history, with the post-game on MLB Tonight drawing its biggest audience of 2012…
35.1 million people watched the Presidential Debate on ABC/NBC/CBS/Fox, a 19% increase from the first debate of 2008…Supernatural opened well, especially considering it was up against the debate, with gains from last May's finale in totals and demos and matching last fall's premiere…The X-Factor won the night in demos while Survivor was the most watched regularly scheduled program of the evening…
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…NBC picked up full seasons of Revolution, Go On, and The New Normal…Joel McHale has signed a new two year deal with E! that will keep him hosting The Soup through 2014 as well as developing new unscripted programming for the network…HBO renewed Boardwalk Empire for a 4th season…Greg Kinnear is making his first foray into series TV as the lead in the adaptation of Rake, a legal dramedy from Australia. Executive produced by Oscar nominated Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, Quiz Show), the pilot is being written by the original show's co-creator and the project is being shopped to all the major networks as well as cable. The project seems best described as "House as a lawyer", which makes some sense since Attanasio was an executive producer on House. His other TV credits include writing for Homicide: Life on the Street and Gideon's Crossing.…Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), is writing and executive producing an adaptation of the hit book & movie About a Boy for NBC. While Katims' previous series have elements of humor in them, this will be his first traditional sitcom…The bacon-centric episode of United States of Food was so well received that Destination America has turned it into its own series, giving a 12 episode order to United States of Bacon, which will premiere in December with host Chef Todd Fisher traveling the country to find the most innovative and interesting things being done with bacon…Less than a year after the series went off the air Disney is already working on a Wizards of Waverly Place reunion movie. The one hour special will be executive produced by star Selena Gomez and feature the entire original cast with a plot line set around a family reunion where a spell gone awry splits Alex (Gomez) into two people, one good, one evil. Look for it in the first quarter of 2013. The series finale of Wizards is the most watched kids telecast in cable TV history, pulling in 11.3 million viewers…Multiple outlets are reporting that NBC is dropping its Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. Executive producer Bryan Fuller will now put 100% of his efforts behind the network's mid-season replacement Hannibal…Will.i.am told a television conference audience that he and Simon Cowell have had conversations about creating a reality competition show featuring engineers and inventors of new technology…Shonda Rhymes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal) is executive producing two new ABC projects; I Hate L.A. Dudes is her first comedy, about a woman working at a male oriented internet podcast, and The Mix is a behind-the-scenes look at a daytime talk show (think The View or The Talk)…CBS is developing Murder Bitches (yes, that is the title), from the creator of The Mentalist and two of that show's executive producers. The drama focuses on two very different late 20's female homicide detectives, one of whom had a stroke two years earlier…Lisa Edelstein (House) and Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness, Rescue Me) have signed for guest spots on Elementary…Bradley Whitford will do two episodes of the upcoming season of Shameless…TNT announced their winter lineup this week - 11/27 - Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage (mid-season premieres); 1/28 - Dallas (two hour season premiere); 2/4 Monday Mornings (series premiere); 2/13 - Southland (season premiere); 2/27 - Boston's Finest (series premiere)… M. Night Shyamalan is diving headfirst into TV this year, with a series in development at Syfy and now Deadline.com tells us NBC has ordered a pilot for The Lost Horizon. While plot details are scarce, what's coming out seems to find the show set in a fishing town on the East Coast where one of the residents is obsessed with a sea creature that may or may not exist. Shyamalan will direct the pilot, with the script written by John Glenn (Eagle Eye)… Tyler Perry has abandoned plans for his own cable channel and has signed an exclusive deal to develop new programming for OWN, including two new scripted series in 2013. Perry currently has three comedies on TBS; House of Payne, Meet the Browns, and For Better or Worse…truTV has a busy winter planned for you, with a ton of season/series premieres - Vegas Strip (10/22 - season three); Hardcore Pawn (11/6 - mid-season 6); Caught Red Handed (11/6 - series premiere); Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (11/7 - season 3); Killer Karaoke (11/23 - series premiere); Impractical Jokers (12/13 - season two); Hardcore Pawn: Chicago (12/18 - series premiere); Full Throttle Saloon (12/19 - season 4); Black Gold (12/19, season 5)…Cinemax has picked up a 10 episode third season of Strike Back…Adult Swim renewed Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV…ABC Family picked up a 24 episode fourth season of Pretty Little Liars…
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
(The Best of What's Around aka The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last 7 Days…)
There's a long way to go until next July but it sure seems like Sons of Anarchy is set on winning two Best Drama Nortys in a row…Pause for folks to skip this section who don't want to know about the current season…
Ok, we're back…The events from two weeks ago are still fresh in my head as Opie was my favorite character – Ryan Hurst won a Best Supporting Actor Norty Award for the show's first season – and it was almost a physical pain to watch him go down. To the show's credit, it was totally in character for both him and SOA in general to have things play out the way they did. He'd been looking for a way out for months, he just ended up a lot more out than anyone could have imagined. In order for the show to maintain the level of tension it has over the years there have to be consequences to their actions and in order for the audience to buy into the risk that is inherent to the outlaw lifestyle then folks have to pay the price. It's a testament to how well the show does both those things that nothing about what took place in the prison seemed manipulative in any way or like something that a writer had come up with to shock; it was shocking, for sure, but totally fit in this world, too. I am an easy cry but these last two episodes leave me with nothing to feel embarrassed about; the emotional power generated by the two hours was as genuine as TV gets.
The cast of SOA is routinely excellent, as is the casting, and the two additions this seasons of Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau are no exceptions. Smits actually is almost sure to break the show's streak of no acting Emmy nominations, both because he is beloved by the Academy (a 12 time nominee) and also because he is quite deserving. Nero's scenes with Jax are amazing and bring a completely different pace and tone to the show.
Very few shows in recent memory do a better job at juggling so many different plot threads over episodes, weeks, and seasons, and SOA has never fallen short on the payoff, so I am excited about what lies ahead.
People Say I'm Crazy Doing What I'm Doing. Well, They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings To Save Me From Ruin
What's flashed before my eyes the last seven days…The Grey's Anatomy opener was both good and bad; the former in that I liked how it just jumped in and left us to piece together what happened as it went, that they introduced some new characters in a natural way, and that Mark Sloane got a fitting send off. The latter was best demonstrated by Meredith heading to the airport without saying goodbye to her husband, who has just lost his best friend, or her daughter. Very out of character for her and a letdown for the audience. Also the big reveal of the Arizona's leg at the end of the hour crossed the line from dramatic to melodramatic, which is not a good thing…Ok, gave up on Go On this week. I enjoyed the pilot but felt like they didn't really do anything from that point on to hold my interest. This show should be darker and instead they give us wacky characters finding heartwarming moments. I am all set…Also finally pulled the plug on Up All Night, which was just not the show I thought I was signing up for. A real loss considering just how much potential the pilot had…LOVED the one hour season premiere of The Middle, which I feel is officially the most underrated comedy on TV. It's consistently funny plus gives us a great look at an economic class rarely shown on TV, the lower middle class. The scene where the parents try to explain to the kids what a Drive-In is was dead on…No idea how it is that Last Resort navigates its story all the way through a season, let alone the possibility of multiple seasons, but I am on board for any show that brings the intensity the way this one does. I'd love for about 10% more authenticity in the military/political aspects of the show but I understand dramatic license. Week two was not as good as week one every show needs time to find it's sea legs…Parks and Recreation's Paunch Burger is already in the TV restaurant hall of fame for their child size drinks alone. Not sure what the point of the Ben portion of the episode was other than to see Adam Scott making an ass of himself. To m the two options a comedy has are be funny or move the story along – ideally both – and the scenes in DC were/did neither…The Obama Mama episode of The New Normal was not just the funniest of the show's short run so far but I am fairly certain it will end up being one of the better sitcom episodes of the season, with incredibly sharp writing mixed with over-the-top characters to great comedic effect… I am continuing to be highly entertained by Revolution but they need to go away from the Miles-gets-caught-of-the-week formula fast. Populating the show with quality character actors will go a long way towards making the journey interesting, and this week's turn by Mark Pellegrino was exhibit A. At this point I'd watch Giancarlo Esposito in a one man show about the art of grocery shopping…Week two of The Mindy Project was more than a little scattered but it still contained all the same qualities that I enjoyed about the pilot, namely endearing characters, unforced quirkiness, and the wonder that is Mindy Kaling, so I can't wait to see what the weeks ahead have in store…New Girl has not lost a single fraction of a step from season one and I love that the writers had Nick and Jess address their relationship a bit. So far they have kept Schmidt, perhaps the single most entertaining character on a comedy right now, from becoming a parody of himself, and this week's Tug Romney impersonation was genius; "I'm sure it's like the real Olympics only the white people win the sprints"…I was into the season premiere of Revenge but definitely found myself wondering if season three will be about what happened to Emily's great Aunt. Also, I felt they didn't set up the opening segment anywhere near as well as they should have, especially when compared to how amazing the sequence that opened the series premiere was…TV has so few quality depictions of dads that it seems almost unfair that Parenthood has three of them. Four episodes in and I am more convinced than ever that this is the best drama on network TV…
TV Pick Of The Week
It's time for some post-season baseball!!! We start things off today with the inaugural Wild Card round, with the Cardinals at the Braves at 5pm followed by the Orioles at the Rangers at 8:30pm. These are essentially Game Sevens and the tension should be high, which means the audiences should be quite large.
Saturday's games are also set, with A's at the Tigers at 6pm and the Reds at the Giants at 9:30pm. The rest of the week's schedule is up in the air but through at least Tuesday there will be two games a day, with the Wednesday and Thursday lineups being determined by how the first three games in each series go.
All the games are on TBS so just leave your set on that channel and you'll see every pitch! Don't miss the start of the MLB post-season, starting tonight at 5pm on TBS.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
*TTTP fave Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected, Ringer) joins the cast of Made in Jersey (9pm, CBS) tonight, so perhaps there will be some improvement in the otherwise 100% formulaic drama.
*Radiohead kicks off the 38th season of Austin City Limits Saturday at 10pm (check your local PBS stations).
*Fox's Sunday night Treehouse of Horror episode from The Simpsons.
*Food Network's Halloween Wars is back for another season this Sunday at 9pm.
*Lifetime premieres their all African-American cast remake of Steel Magnolias this Sunday at 9pm…
*ESPN begins a new season of BCS Countdown this Sunday at 9:30pm.
*The very charming The Mortified Sessions (Monday, 10pm, Sundance) begins its second season with Busy Phillips as the latest to share stories and mementos from her youth. A fun show that is worth checking out!
*Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog finally comes to TV, airing Tuesday at 9pm on The CW.
*Jane's Journey (8pm, Tuesday, Animal Planet) is a two hour documentary about the life of the legendary Jane Goodall.
*Lifetime tries to spin Dance Moms off into a reality competition series with Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, premiering Tuesday at 10pm.
*TTTP fave Dave Foley guests on The Middle (ABC) this Wednesday at 8pm.
*The two Vice Presidential nominees go at it in their own debate this Thursday at 9pm; this is likely to be the most brutal session of the debate season, so pop your corn and grab a seat on the couch!
*The League, which ranks as one of the most underrated comedies on TV, begins its fourth season this Thursday at 10:30pm on FX, with the start of the 8th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as its lead-in.
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People Love You When They Know You're Leaving Soon
Here ends another Two Tivos To Paradise.
We'll be back next week with a look at the last seven days in TV headlines!
Sources for this week's column include Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and Hollywood Reporter (plus the web sites for those publications) as well as Aintit.cool.com, TVline.com & Deadline.com.