Friday, December 14, 2007

Dec. 21-23

BuzzSugar: This week, we got pumped about new previews for Lost and Heroes, celebrated the addition of Saved by the Bell to The N, and asked one very important question: Team Serena or Team Blair?

Daemon's TV: This week Sandie took a first look at pictures from the second season of Jericho. Araya posted part three of our interview with the cast of Chuck, including Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, and Adam Baldwin. Eric shared his thoughts on the pilot of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Glowy Box: After answering some googled questions about Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency and Cash and Treasures, Liz celebrated the holiday season by recapping Pinocchio’s Christmas, which was surprisingly lacking in likeable characters, and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, the classic Christmastime ode to freedom and Democracy.

Mikey Likes TV: The graciously closure-filled season finale of Dexter put Mikey in the holiday spirit, so he started his countdown of the top 10 shows of 2007 with a look at why he loves 30 Rock so much. If anyone out there has a copy of the Who Dat Ninga? poster, it's all he really wants for Christmas.

Pop Vultures: This week, Marcia continued her obsession with TV's opening titles by naming the 5 best opening credits sequences, although she's fairly certain no one will agree with her choices. She then managed to gather her thoughts about the Dexter season finale. Also, guest poster Tracey checked in with a woman-on-the-scene report from Monday's strike lines.

RTVW: This week our TV Advent Calendar featured a bonus Bones scene under the mistletoe and we sounded off about our favorite holiday TV. Plus, Rae wondered how an episode of Scarecrow & Mrs King could still be considered "promotional."

Scooter McGavin's 9th Green: As the television season winds to a grinding halt, you can always reminisce the past year by going through Scooter’s 57 Channels and Only This Is On archives to relive the highs and lows of the season (or if only to check out the previous Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week). Still need something to get that annoying cousin for Christmas who thinks he’s ghetto despite living in suburbia? Try the new Lupe Fiasco album. And a Christmas movie with Olive Snook, Maeby Fünke, and Hurley has to be good, right?

Tapeworthy: Merry Ludachristmas! Vance went to "30 Rock" in New York and saw Christmas marathon of stage shows, including the Rockettes, Wintuk and The Grinch Musical (and the White Christmas The Musical back in Toronto). Also back in Toronto, Project Runway Canada had its finale with host Iman getting her regal final word in.

Televisionary: This week, Jace was blown away by the sheer genius of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's series-ender special of Extras, enraptured by the extended trailer for Season Four of Lost, and felt justified with his picks for the best TV of 2007.

TiFaux: This week, we ended up watching more TV on the internet than on the actual tube. That is, shows produced exclusively for the internet. First, there's the indie rock/comedy duo of Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney) and Fred Armisen (of SNL) who produce the pretty darn funny Thunderant series. Then, there's hipster comedians Gabe and Jenny, who created an awesome clip spoofing The Hills. Rounding out the week, Kyle noticed a weird similarity between Pushing Daisies and Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.

The TV Addict: offered up an early review of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, interviewed SMALLVILLE's Allison Mack and Krisin Kreuk and wrote an Ode to JOURNEYMAN.

Tube Talk: Jennifer overdosed on Christmas movies, Ashley shared her favorite TV holiday episodes and readers chimed in with their choices, too, (Chrismukkah and Happy Festivus anyone?) and we rejoiced at the news that Pete Ross was returning to Smallville. Merry Christmas everyone!

TV Filter: Raoul interviewed Todd from Survivor. Kate discovered, much to her dismay, that she liked Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants and counted down her favorite not-too-Christmassy Christmas episodes of the past.

TV With MeeVee: We talked to Donald Trump and Gene Simmons - yup - about the upcoming "Celebrity Apprentice." We rocked the news that "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick has a rock band. And we taught you how to identify Cylons without having sex with them.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Dec. 14-16

BuzzSugar: This week, we questioned ABC's Thursday scheduling choices, wondered about television's best platonic duo, and made a gingerbread (Dr.) House.

Daemon's TV: This week, Sandie talked about the day she and Araya spent with the cast of Chuck and took a first look at the revamped K.I.T.T. for the new Knight Rider movie. Araya talks about Christmas with 30 Rock.

Glowy Box: It was a fashion-heavy week as Liz (along with the rest of the nation) was outraged by the season finale of America’s Next Top Model, enjoyed the manufactured drama on Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and loved this week’s challenge on Project Runway.

Mikey Likes TV: Mikey celebrated Pushing Daisies' well-deserved Golden Globe nominations with a run-down of the show's pseudo season ender. If you're up for a play-by-play of Sunday's Extras finale, be sure to check out his liveblog of the night's awkward and hilarious festivities.

Pop Vultures: Marcia counted down the 5 best TV theme songs ever and somehow forgot to include The Love Boat. She also sent her television wishlist to Santa and contemplated the depths of Victorya’s passive-aggression in a recap of last week’s Project Runway.

RTVW: Continuing with our series of behind-the-scenes videos from the folks over at WB, we got our first peek at what goes on inside the Supernatural Writers Room. Spads began her three part series on the Chuck photo shoot she attended, including getting all fangirl-y over Zachary Levi and what Adam Baldwin and Yvonne Strahovski talked about during lunch.

Scooter McGavin's 9th Green: To get into the holiday spirt, Scooter previews the latest ABC Family move, Snowglobe. And if you ever wonder how you could make Christmas even better: just add some Hall and Oates. And with the holidays rearing soon, you can check out the 9th Green's Holiday Schedule to see when Scooter will be unveiling his best of the year lists and find out how you can influence one of the posts and get on his Christmas list.

Tapeworthy: Vance thinks 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights are NBC's two best shows right now. He's a little behind on Project Runway but recaps the disaster episodes (the one with male models and the one with shoulder pads), and wraps up the last How I Met Your Mother of the year. Still no mother...hmm.

Televisionary: This week, Jace was beyond thrilled to see Damages, Pushing Daisies, Big Love, and 30 Rock among the nominees for this year's Golden Globes, intrigued by the news that Will Arnett would be providing the voice of KITT in NBC's new Knight Rider backdoor pilot, and heartbroken while watching the last filmed episode of Pushing Daisies.

TiFaux: Dan was thrust into an identity crisis after coming to terms with his crush on the gal who plays Nick George’s wife on Dirty Sexy Money. We also discussed the new Gap ads featuring some of our favorite people: John Krasinksi, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Maggie abandoned the television for one night and went to the theat-uh – to see Aaron Sorkin’s new play The Farnsworth Invention (which is based on the invention of the television).

Tube Talk offered a sneak peek at the new Knight Rider and unveiled photos of the new KITT. Jennifer interviewed Moonlight’s Jason Dohring, and he dished about upcoming episodes. Tube Talk Girl continued her insane obsession with ‘90s TV stars, as she posted a vintage Doritos commercial with some familiar faces and pondered the fact that Scott Baio is no longer 45 and single.

The TV Addict: With the holidays fast approaching, we offered up some early Christmas gifts for TV Addict's everywhere. An interview with MOONLIGHT star Jason Dohring, some SUPERNATURAL spoilers a first look at the new KNIGHT RIDER and a partridge in a pear tree.

TV Filter: Kate wished Bonanza City had been a little more Lord of the Flies after all and decided that 30 Rock is the new The Office. Raoul talked to Azria and Hendekea from The Amazing Race.

TV With MeeVee:
We talked to the new "Knight Rider" driver and pit crew. We talked "American Idol" with producer Nigel Lythgoe. And we liveblogged the "Project Runway" finale.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dec. 7-9

BuzzSugar: We got all pumped over these prequels to The Wire, debated whether Showtime shows could work on CBS, and asked for votes on the best new TV character of '07.

Glowy Box: Liz celebrated a new season of crazy bitchitude with Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, reveled in a fantastic episode of Scrubs, and tried to keep up with all the action on this week’s sweeps-worthy Desperate Housewives.

Daemon's TV: This week Sandie shared some promo posters for FOX's new show, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Araya shared some of his thoughts on the finale of Heroes, and is wondering if he spoke too fast about 30 Rock being back on track.

Mikey Likes TV: Desperate Housewives' über cliffhanger made Mikey wonder how long he'll have to wait for a conclusion. He is far less concerned with the return of Heroes.

RTVW: 'Tis definitely the season if our posts this week are anything to judge by. We introduced a new daily holiday feature, a TV related advent calendar, for everyone out there counting down to Christmas. Then Rae gushed over the Food Network's 12 Days of Cookies daily enewsletter and we closed the week talking about the Psych and Top Chef holiday specials.

Scooter McGavin's 9th Green: With December upon us, Scooter waxes poetic about his favorite Christmas story, A Christmas Carol. Then with the Grammy nominations out, Scooter predicts who will win and more importantly says who should win. And since he is obviously in her key demographic, Scooter previews Oprah Winfrey Presents Mitch Albom’s For One More Day.

Tapeworthy: Vance definitely wants more "Cabo in the pants" on Friday Night Lights (and in his own life :P)! Which is certainly happening with Blair on Gossip Girl . It's not wrong to go to the gym in an effort to get more "Cabo in the pants" (health shmelth, let's be honest here, we're all shallow to a degree or else no one would be watching Gossip Girl) but maybe watching the Food Network while working out isn't the best plan of action.

Televisionary: This week, Jace ecstatically celebrated the return (albeit brief) of Bravo's Top Chef, bid a sad farewell to NBC's Chuck for the time being, and laughed his butt off while watching this week's typically hysterical episode 30 Rock.

TiFaux: Kind of a sleepy week on TiFaux, but we managed to talk about some international programming (that Dan watched on the plane across the Atlantic). We also reminisced about the greatness of Sifl and Olly and told the producers of the next Top Design to keep that crazy dame Kelly Wearstler.

TV Filter: Raoul interviewed Heather from ANTM. Kate wondered why almost all of the Christmas specials were made in the 60s and decided who she'd be friends with at Constance Billard.

TV With MeeVee: In additional to vaccuming up all the strike news, we talked rock with ousted NGAB runnersup Tres Bien, talked "Life" with stars Damian Lewis and Sarah Shahi, and sniffed the manly odors of "Project Runway."

The TV Addict: This week, We figured out how to SAVE HEROES, slammed TVGuide's Michael Ausiello for comparing DEXTER to OCTOBER ROAD and gave kudos to FOX's marketing savvy with regards to TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

Friday, November 30, 2007

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

BuzzSugar: This week, we mulled the Cashmere Mafia vs. Lipstick Jungle debate, got all excited over new promos for The Wire, and wondered if 30 Rock's product placement is brilliant or annoying.

Daemon's TV: This week, Sandie took a first look at some pictures of the new season five of One Tree Hill and got to interview Moonlight star, Alex O'Loughlin. And this week, Araya found 30 Rock funny again.

Glowy Box: Liz bemoaned the hideous results of the latest challenge on Project Runway, enjoyed the predictable over-the-top-ness of Desperate Housewives, and (for the zillionth time) questioned the judging panel’s sanity on America’s Next Top Model.

Mikey Likes TV: After a long, healthy respite from the Internet, Mikey mused on the much-needed shot of Battlestar Galactica and his continued frustration with Dancing with the Stars.

Scooter McGavin's 9th Green: Scooter wonders who needs writers when you have the uber-entertaining YouTube Debates (well, Fred Thompson definitely still needs them). Of course most of America would rather vote for the greatest karaoker in the land and Scooter checked out the latest winner Jordin Spark's album And with December starting up, Scooter has the complete schedule for ABC Family's 25 Day's of Christmas (if you check it out, you may just win a car).

Tapeworthy: As a Canadian, Vance is totally fascinated by your Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the fact that you'll put ANYBODY on TV (see: Menudo). He has some reasons for ending the writers strike, if anything, to save all of humanity. And while there is still TV left, he's loving Mondays where there's something for all (in Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Samantha Who? and Notes From The Underbelly).

Televisionary: This week, Jace was ecstatic over this week's awesome Bryce Larkin-themed episode of NBC's Chuck (picked up for a back nine, no less!), pondered about the sudden disappearance of Chuck's gorgeous 1950s-inspired ensembles on Pushing Daisies, and had to recover from laughter-induced pain after watching this week's stellar installment of 30 Rock.

TiFaux: Jealous yet? Kyle and Maggie took a trip to see Tina Fey and company perform a yet-to-be-aired episode of 30 Rock. Dan discussed the sexy, sexy lives of the characters on Cane, a show you probably aren't watching. He also wondered who you'd rather have as your Project Runway gay uncle: Tim Gunn or "Uncle" Nick Verreos.

TV Filter: Raoul interviewed Lorena and Jason from The Amazing Race, then talked with Lisa from ANTM. Kate was freaked out by Chuck's What About Brian? moment but loved the Flowers in the Attic episode of Gossip Girl.

TheTVAddict: It was interview madness on as we posted interviews with THE UNIT star Abby Brammell and THE GAME star Hosea Chanchez. We also managed to anger the SUPERNATURAL Army and post some great behind-the-scenes photos with Summer Glau on the set of the TERMINATOR.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Nov. 16-18, 2007

BuzzSugar: This week, we debated the greatest TV icons (no Sesame Street or Saget?), felt a little underwhelmed by the new Lost mobisodes, and wondered if late-night shows should have guest hosts to save jobs during the writers' strike.

Daemon's TV: Sandie welcomed everyone to the Chuck train after watching Gossip Girl. Araya realizes what it’s like to feel things after watching Friday Night Lights. And after watching Heroes Araya wished he had a power.

Give Me My Remote: It broke our hearts to recap what could have been the last episode of The Office this season (a moment of silence). At least we still have Pushing Daisies to make us happy, at least for a few more eps. And before hitting the scene this weekend, check out our Cocktail Party Primer and be in the loop on the latest TV soundbytes.

Glowy Box: When she wasn’t on strike to support the WGA, Liz shuddered over a pencil in the eye on Grey’s Anatomy and enjoyed Tyra’s attempt to overshadow the Project Runway premiere on America’s Next Top Model.

Mikey Likes TV: IFC's bizarre role-playing documentary, Darkon, premiered this week, and Mikey wishes more reality TV would explore characters who are that uniquely crazy. He also lamented the premature (and seriously depressing) season finale of The Office.

RTVW: On the strike side of things, we wondered how fans would feel about episodes penned by scabs and offered up ideas on how fans can support the writers. After watching Prison Break, Rae questioned why some of the shows she enjoys fail to leave her anxious to see the next installment.

Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green: Now that the new shows have a few episodes under their back Scooter has gone back and reevaluated the best new shows of the season. It hasn’t been the best year for music, but could Alicia Keys be the first to get the coveted Severe Terror Alert Rating, check out the review for As I Am. And with the holiday earlier this week, Scooter pays tribute to current and future Veterans.

Tapeworthy: Vance was guest blogging on another site and refreshed his current TV Top 10 List to introduce himself. After the TV bloggers strike, it was nice to see Pushing Daisies again to brighten up the day and to prove why the writers deserve better compensation in the first place. Finally, there were a lot of THAT GUY this week, on Bones, on House, from Gossip Girl to Heroes (which, has completely lost/confused Vance at this point) and the CBS comedies (the good ones with long names HIMYM and TBBT).

Televisionary: This week, Jace was pre-occupied with the WGA strike but his spirit was buoyed by the fantastic news that FX's Damages was picked up for two more seasons, the return of Bravo's sartorial showdown Project Runway, and a kick-ass episode of Chuck that featured Rachel Bilson.

TiFaux: This week, TiFaux had more than a little Project Runway on the brain. After giving a preview of all the contestants, Dan gave a rundown on the first episode including thoughts on the contestants’ fascination with the celebrity of being on Project Runway. In other news, we plotted various male characters (from Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money, etc) on a chart based on their annoyingness and machismo.

TV Filter: Kate tried to figure out who Gossip Girl is and Raoul interviewed Ambreal from America's Next Top Model.

The TV Addict: Fell in love with Wednesday's PUSHING DAISIES, took bets on when the WGA Strike would end and posted some incredibly sexy pics of new TERMINATOR on the scene Summer Glau.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nov. 9-11, 2007

BuzzSugar: We wondered about the worst television shows ever, wondered if the writers' strike would make us watch more Web-only programming, and got creeped out in a good way by Dexter's Dark Defender webisodes.

Daemon's TV: Sandie offers a first look at pictures from Battlestar Galactica "Razor". Eric talks about "twisted couples" on CBS' Numb3rs and wonders if Tony and Ziva are about to hook-up on NCIS.

Glowy Box: Liz explained why she supports the WGA, and discovered that The Daily Show is still filming despite the strike. She also debated the difference between being a model video ho and a hoochie video ho on this week’s America’s Next Top Model.

Mikey Likes TV: Trying to ignore the traumatic effects of the writers' strike, Mikey reviewed the two most recent issues of the Buffy comic series and welcomed a speedy end to NBC's green week.

RTVW: We imagined the perfect Dollhouse by playing casting directors for Joss Whedon. Just Jody finally fell for Avatar: The Last Airbender and P-C did a hard-hitting head-to-head comparison of Chuck and Reaper.

Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green: Certainly Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku are enough reasons to watch Dollhouse, but Scooter has come up with ten reasons why he won’t be watching. But it is not like the show will be on any time soon because of the writer’s strike, well that is unless the powers that be check out Scooter’s solution to the strike.

Tapeworthy: Vance wants to give a big Marc-styled "bravo" to the fantastic writers at Ugly Betty for turning Victoria Beckham intentionally funny, giving Christina a plotline and giving Vanessa Williams a career again. He however dislikes another Vanessa for intruding on his pretty friends Dan and Serena on Gossip Girl. And as supportive to the WGA as Vance wants to be, he was still super excited about the new season of The Amazing Race!

Televisionary: Jace kept the masses up-to-date on the WGA strike happenings, took an exclusive first look at the script for NBC's Knight Rider pilot, thought this week's backstory-laden installment of Chuck was a significant improvement, and looked forward to the return of Life on Mars.

TiFaux: Last week, Dan took his fetish for all things Canadian to a new level by talking about the brand new, maple-smelling Project Runway Canada. Kyle reached an oasis in the desert of Battlestar Galactica by seeing (and reviewing) Battlestar Galactica: Razor. Meanwhile, Maggie mulled all things Heroes-related, including the fact that Kensei/Adam Monroe is immortal, evil and totally awesome.

The TV Addict: Not surprisingly, this week, The TV Addict is all strike talk 24/7. First, we suggest more creative sign ideas for the striking writers. Then take a break from strike news to post exclusive interviews with Bones star T.J. Thyne and House stars Omar Epps and Jennifer Morrison. Ending off the week with our one idea to ensure the strike ends early: Boycott Reality TV!

TV Filter: Raoul interviewed Sarah from America's Next Top Model. Kate did a play-by-play of Kenneth Parcell's last party ever.

TV With MeeVee: We're pretty heavy on WGA strike talk, including this fabulous post with Mr. Ed! We love the new Playboy show that's like "The Office" for porn! And then there was the immortal Ro-Ro A No-Go For MSNBC-O.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nov. 2-4, 2007

BuzzSugar: We reminisced about My So-Called Life and wondered how well everyone remembers it. We mulled over the current state of Heroes. We thought HBO's In Treatment sounded more intense than a college course. And we actually liked Blake Lewis' first single post-American Idol. Yeah, we know.

Daemon's TV: Sandie finds weird couples on TV and shares her new TV addictions (Supernatural, Malcolm in the Middle, and Torchwood). In addition, she gets a first look at Rachel Bilson (Summer in The O.C.) in NBC's Chuck.

Give Me My Remote: The TV Writer's Strike is on everyone's minds, but there's still a lot of TV to talk about in TV land. GMMR is shocked to discover that she misses Karen Filipelli on The Office, but not shocked that she isn't missing Cameron, House and Foreman on House. Should she be? And her readers are wondering if her love for all things Pushing Daisies is healthy or something they should be worried about. GMMR ended her week as she always does by catching up on all the latest TV news with a cocktail.

Glowy Box: Liz answered questions posed by the Googling masses about Desperate Housewives, The Bachelor, and Grey's Anatomy. She also marveled at the extreme improvement in Desperate Housewives' writing this season, and shook her head and sighed at Brad's poor decision-making skills on The Bachelor.

Mikey Likes TV: Mikey listed the many ways in which he’s disappointed by Heroes: Generations, was surprised by how much he likes the new season of Nip/Tuck and forgot about it all after news of Joss Whedon’s blissful TV partnership with Eliza Dushku.

Ramblings of a TV Whore: We recalled about our favorite Halloween episodes from classic Roseanne to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Ugly Betty. Plus, Rae found out about Joss Whedon's new show, Dollhouse, which proves she'd follow him anywhere... even to Fox.

Scooter McGavin previews the first two episodes of Nip/Tuck. And for those that like to party like it is 1999, he reviews new albums from Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. No word on when the new Lou Bega album is coming.

Tapeworthy: Vance is watching Project Runway Canada until Heidi and Tim return. He defends Chuck over Reaper, and like everyone else, is still all over Pushing Daisies , especially after their Halloween episode. Finally, Vance thinks they sure can dance at the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour in Toronto!

Televisionary: This week, Jace was overjoyed about Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, dubious about the rumored Office spinoff, disappointed in Chuck, furious about FOX's US version of Spaced, and enraptured by Pushing Daisies. Also, his blog came in third place in Hey Nielsen's first annual TV Blog competition. He'd be a really happy boy if Joss actually had those seven scripts written.

TiFaux: Which TV character has the biggest daddy issues -- Lost's John Locke, Dexter or maybe Dirty Sexy Money's Nick George? The new episode of Reaper reminded Kyle of the new DVD package of Twin Peaks. Also, we suggested some last-minute TV-oriented Halloween costumes inspired by Pushing Daisies and Heroes.

The TV Addict: Wondering how the writer's strike is going to effect your favorite shows? Check out Our Writer's Strike for Dummies. Need proof that writer's are actually worth the money — see our favorite quotes of the week! Curious as to this TV Addict's take on the strike, click here. Tired of all this strike talk already — take a trip down memory lane with our Scranton OFFICE Convention diary.

TV Filter: We argued about whether "Chuck" is more like "Buffy" or "Veronica Mars." Raoul interviewed Ebony from "America's Next Top Model" and got all the good dirt on why she decided to leave the show. Kate managed to write up this week's episode of "The Next Iron Chef" without mentioning Andrew Knowlton's name even once.

TV With MeeVee: We're going wOOt crazy on Writer's Strike Updates. We're finding Criss Angel something less than phenomenal. We're mocking NBC's Green Week, while at the same time kinda respecting it. And we're all over the new season of "Project Runway."