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Top Chef contestants get a do-over, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) harmonizes with Muppets and Hart of Dixie‘s Wilson Bethel finds his def flow. Plus, Squad 85, a parody police procedural, bursts onto the crime-web scene.
Neil’s Puppet Dreams | The Muppets + Nph = awesome. ‘Nuff said. If you need more convincing, here are some enticing deets. Harris’ real-life husband, David Burtka, also stars. When Neil sleeps, he dreams in puppets. Singing ensues. The whimsical tunes take a dark left turn, which leads to an oddly fun combination of toe-tapping and cringing. The series can be found on the Nerdist channel, »
- Sheryl Rothmuller
Major Crimes wraps its first season tonight.
Bryan Fuller says that Mockingbird Lane still could become a series depending on how well the Halloween special does. Fuller says that NBC's issue was whether the series could appeal to a broad audience, and if enough people tune in for the special, the network would reconsider. I'm still hoping Mockingbird Lane can pull a Nightingales, only without removing all the interesting parts of the pilot when becoming a series.
I'm fascinated with TV shows that get cancelled without airing an episode, whether that be the train wrecks that look so bad the network rethinks its decision over the summer, like the Scott Baio comedy Rewind, or shows that left to wither unaired over the season like Still Life. Now the Dane Cook comedy Next Caller can join those ranks. Considering how awful Next Caller looked, I'm relieved.
Did you expect Tyra Banks »
After responding to Optimus Prime’s call for Autobots to come to Earth, the last team of Rescue Bots arrive and are tasked with becoming human anthropologists while disguising themselves as a first response rescue team. Such is the premise for the most recent Transformers adaptation that recently finished its first season on the Hasbro and Discovery TV network The Hub. The Rescue Bots are paired with members of the Burns family to protect the town of Griffin Rock in Maine from disasters.
Although the Bots vow to keep a low profile, young Cody Burns (Elan Garfias) quickly discovers that these chic new rescue vehicles are actually alien robots. By the end of the pilot, “Family of Heroes,” Cody has become the communications officer for the team as well as the bots’ own liaison to the disgruntled members of his family. Police Chief Charlie Burns (The Looney Tunes Show’s »
- John Keith
Danny Pudi (Community) fights ninjas, Jurassic Park meets Office Space and a Dr. Who-esque character familiar to the Greendale gang transports himself through space and time in this week’s rundown of noteworthy new web series. Plus, there’s a show for parents who want to teach their kids how to be proper geeks and a teenage love story that revolves around sandwich-making. Let’s get to it!
- Sheryl Rothmuller
While it’s no laughing matter, Save A Mother and Comedian Anish Shah, announce a Comedy Tour to raise $100,000 in support of their maternal mortality reduction program. Save A Mother is a nonprofit organization that provides an aggressive health literacy program that trains volunteer village health activists to educate, empower and connect pregnant women to public health systems in India.
“Maternal mortality rates in India are possibly the highest in the world after Africa. The number of women we lose due to pregnancy related issue in one week in India is more then all of Europe in one year.” Philanthropist and Actress Shabana Azmi, a longtime supporter of Save a Mother.
Save A Mother has teamed up with New York based comedian Anish Shah to launch the No Laughing Matter Comedy Tour, a 3 city tour, culminating in the release of a 1 hour online comedy special which will be available for »
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The Law & Order/CSI: Miami alumna will play a confident neurosurgeon who has loads of chemistry with the series’ yet-to-be-cast top doc, Deadline reports. The Borgias’ Ruta Gedmintas is also set to co-star in the project, which was written by The Event co-exec producer David Schulner.
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- Megan Masters
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