“I Wanna Marry Harry” is eerily similar to “Joe Millionaire” – without the sense of shame
The original “Joe Millionaire,” says James Poniewozik, “was edited as a reality comedy, but there was a thread of darkness to it, with its night-vision spy cameras and ominous music. It was meant to be titillating, obviously, but the framing at least carried the suggestion that a viewer might see something, well, wrong here. ‘Harry,' judging by its first episode, has no such pangs. It”s a product made for an audience inured by a decade of reality shows to duplicitous gimmicks and contrived catfights. Its tone, visuals, and scoring are light, because, hey, it”s just entertainment and these ladies all signed up for a reality show, and whatevs, right?” PLUS: “Prince Harry” had to attend “Royal School,” and this really is no different from “The Bachelor.”
Check out “True Blood”s” final season poster
“Veep” attacked by “Citizens Against Selina Meyer”
The HBO series has spawned its out super PAC.PLUS: Selina Meyer has perfected the art of rage.
Is Louis CK actually making a “Louie” TV movie?
The six-part “Elevator” arc may be Louis CK”s attempt to do a Woody Allen-style dramedy film.
Valerie Cherish releases a “Comeback” video to Twitter
Here”s your 1st close-up look as Lisa Kudrow resumes her HBO character.
“Parenthood” played a key role in NBC”s ascension to No. 1
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, “Parenthood” lessened the hemorrhaging on Thursday night as the Peacock”s “Must-See” comedy block sputtered.
“Game of Thrones” battle is “one of the best – if not the best – combat scenes we”ve done so far”
“The fight delivers beyond our expectations,” creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff say of this week”s episode. PLUS: Why “Game of Thrones” loves porn stars, why “GoT” is one of TV”s most manipulative shows, and Prince Oberyn is a rare “genuine bisexual” on TV.
Jason Biggs tweets jokes about the dead “Bachelorette” contestant
Biggs elicited groans with tweets like: “Crazy rule change- instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off.”
“The Blacklist” promotes Amir Arison
His FBI tech character will become a series regular in Season 2.
NBC”s “Bad Judge” and CW”s “iZombie” are recasting characters
Two will be replaced on “Bad Judge,” while just one is being dumped from “iZombie.”
Charlie Day tells college grads at his alma mater: “I'm much smarter than the character I play on TV”
The “It”s Always Sunny” star spoke to Merrimack College about not giving a sh*t.
Pat Sajak courts controversy with tweet referring to “global warming alarmists” as “unpatriotic racists”
“Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing,” tweeted the “Wheel of Fortune” host.
Chloe Sevigny is headed to Netflix, along with “Rescue Me” alum Steven Pasquale
They”re joining the psychological thriller from the creators of “Damages.”
Allison Tolman was looking for a day job while auditioning for “Fargo”
Tolman recalls auditioning via tape from Chicago. PLUS: What if Gus and Molly were in a rom-com?
Why the “Warehouse 13” series finale was just about perfect
Here are eight ways of looking at the show now that it”s over.
Whit Stillman and Chloe Sevigny: What it's like filming an Amazon pilot in Paris
“It was very civilized,” Sevigny says of their nine-day shoot for “The Cosmopolitans last month. “Lunches were fantastic – really good catering. It was delicious. The crew works less hours, too. They”re more excited to be at work and about the art.”
Lea Michele admits dating Matthew Morrison before they were on “Glee”
“I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before,” she writes in her memoir. “Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we'd actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.”
Here”s a glimpse of the final season of “Boardwalk Empire”
The HBO series filmed scenes on the streets of Staten lsland today.
Watch the trailer for “Kid President”
Rainn Wilson is producing the Hub Network series starring 9-year-old Robby Novak.
Jeff Probst misses the raw, less-polished early “Survivor” seasons
Says Probst in a Reddit Ask Me Anything: “There was an ‘amateurish' feeling to our early seasons, especially season one — where it really was cinema verite – we had cameras in the shots, we didn't always have great audio – but it was really compelling because it was so raw. Our show is now much more polished, which is ultimately a much better way to tell the story. But there is something very innocent about season one that will never be there again. Great question.”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner: “It was a crazy, crazy, crazy, insane night”
“I”m afraid my phone will blow up,” says “America”s Next Drag Superstar.”
Lawyers pick “L.A. Law” as their favorite legal show
“Law & Order” came in 2nd in a survey of attorneys, followed by “Boston Legal,” “The Good Wife,” “Perry Mason” and “Ally McBeal.”
Watch the trailer for “Matador”
Gabriel Luna plays a soccer player who works for the CIA on the El Rey series.
Sarah Silverman is featured in a school textbook
She is literally a textbook example of the word “offensive.”
Behind the scenes of “Jeopardy!”s” Battle of the Decades tournament
It was like an immersive genius retreat.
“Girl Meets World” theme: Too overproduced?
The “Boy Meets World” spinoff”s opening title theme doesn”t stand out from other Disney shows.
Showtime orders “Control Alt Delete,” a law firm comedy
The comedy revolves around four workaholics in a law firm.
“The Maya Rudolph Show” needs to appeal to young viewers, who don”t care for variety shows
The problem with Rudolph”s entry into a string of attempts to revive the variety show is that it was too old school. In order for Rudolph to succeed, the variety format needs to be modernized. PLUS: Why Justin Timberlake and/or Neil Patrick Harris are variety”s best hope.
Check out 22-year-old Rachel Zoe
The Bravo star is offering “If I Were 22” advice, complete with a photo of herself at 22.
Netflix unveils “Hemlock Grove”s” 2nd season poster
Season 2 kicks off July 11.