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