The rom-com series starring Danneel Ackles, Ryan Hansen and more (not to be confused with the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis movie opening later this month, which is not to be confused with the Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman movie from earlier this year) will debut on the network June 25.
According to Deadline, NBC will air back-to-back episodes on Saturday nights from 8-9PM. Ouch.
In other TV news ...
The cookie was placed on top of the women's eyes ... and then they had to move it down to their mouths. So they winked, twitched, and wiggled in order to win the contest. Cookie-eating has seldom seemed so alluring before. The former Miss Puerto Rico got the cookie in her mouth first -- she attributed her victory to a lack of Botox, which made her face more flexible. Good to know!
Last year's 'Miss USA' averaged around 5 million viewers, a record low for the pageant, but scored high on the buzz meter because of Carrie Prejean (Miss California) and her comments on gay marriage. The 2009 'Miss Universe' contest pulled in 5.9 million viewers, an improvement over previous outings.
Jay Leno's sit-down with Chris Rock on Thursday's show felt like it didn't really need Jay. Chris was just doing his act, which is fine since he's a comedian. If Joe the Plumber was just doing his stand-up act on Jay's chairs, that would be another story, and quite possibly another universe.
But as another great talk show producer once said, "A host with less talent would have interrupted him."
Rock's comedy was on the money, an expected bit of entertainment from a man who knows more about comedy and writing than you or I ever will. His bit about recently arrested film director Roman Polanski was particularly funny, especially since it's starting to become "The Michael Jackson Death Coverage 2: Electric Bugaloo" on the press. That's what late night is supposed to do: soften the blows the real world brings.
You may remember that Prejean caused an uproar back in April when moron Perez Hilton asked her a question about gay marriage at the MIss USA Pageant. Prejean was fired a couple of months later for violating her contract and not appearing at several pageant events. Prejean says that pageant officials Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler really got rid of her because of what she said during the show and because she talked a lot about God.
Donald Trump hasn't made a statement about this yet, but I'm sure he will.
- At 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos.
- CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then a new Amazing Race and the movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
- NBC has the Miss USA 2009 Pageant at 7, followed by a new Celebrity Apprentice.
- At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons, then the series premiere of Sit Down, Shut Up and new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad.
- There's a new Challenge on Food Network at 8.
- ABC Family has the movie My Fake Fiance at 8.
- Also at 8: HBO has a new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, followed by two new episodes of In Treatment.
- At 8:30, Disney has a new Wizards of Waverly Place.
- At 9, ABC has a new Desperate Housewives, then a new Brothers & Sisters.
- PBS has a new Masterpiece Classic at 9.
- USA has the season premiere of Law and Order: CI at 9, then the season premiere of In Plain Sight.
- GSN has a new High Stakes Poker at 9.
- Nickelodeon has a new Nick News at 9.
- G4 has a new G4 Underground at 9.
- Showtime has a new episode of The Tudors at 9, then a new Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.
- At 10, AMC has a new Breaking Bad.
- At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
- At 1am, Cartoon Network has a new Mighty Boosh.
Check your local TV listings for more.
(Sun., 8:30PM, Fox) series premiere
It's not the return of 'Arrested Development,' but there are plenty of familiar voices in this new 'toon from 'Arrested' creator Mitch Hurwitz.
The show revolves around the wacky faculty members of Knob Haven High, a northeast high school with money issues, ornery students and teachers with plenty of angst of their own.
Among them: Will Arnett as bodybuilder/English teacher Ennis Hofftard, Jason Bateman as gym teacher Larry Littlejunk, Kenan Thompson as Principal Sue Sezno (who always "says no"), Will Forte as Vice Principal Proszakian, who uses the drugs he confiscates from students' lockers, and Henry Winkler as suicidal German teacher Mr. Deutschebog.
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We've been getting a lot of wisdom and insight from our beauty pageant contestants lately. First was the solution to our lack of maps/Africa/the Iraq situation uttered so eloquently by Miss Teen South Carolina, and now we have Miss USA Rachel Smith, who explained what she wants to do with her career in front of the Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN?):
"I always wanted to be a reporter - maybe some TV. Who knows? Some serious news - but some modeling, too...I just don't want to end up like Katie Couric. I want people to take me seriously."
Trump is pure energy, and he cannot be destroyed.
That's the only explanation I can come with as to why the man will not leave my television. Now that The Apprentice is through, the Donald is developing yet another reality series, this time for MTV.
The new series, Pageant Place, will feature former Miss USA Tara Conner (whom Trump forgave for her "party girl" lifestyle that almost cost her the crown) sharing an apartment with several beauty pageant winners (Miss Universe Riyo Mori, Miss USA Rachel Smith and Miss Teen USA Katie Blair) as she teaches them how to behave like proper pageant winners. New beauty queens will replace the old ones as the series progresses through its eight-episode order. I just hope Conner and Blair can keep their hands off one another.
The series is expected to debut on MTV sometime later this year.
Rumors are abound that former Miss USA Tara Conner may be hosting an updated version of Singled Out, the popular match-making game that aired on MTV in the '90s and was hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Chris Hardwick (Carmen Electra later took McCarthy's place on the series). The original series had a group of fifty men and fifty women who were slowly whittled down to one person based on the preferences of the contestant, who could not see the other players.
All we know right now is that Conner has been chosen for a new project at MTV. Whether or not it's an updated version of Singled Out is unknown.
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