Jimmy Kimmel takes shots at advertisers, ABC, NBC, CBS for 11th year in a row

05.14.13 4 years ago

Jimmy Kimmel takes shots at advertisers, ABC, NBC, CBS for 11th year in a row

“The reason we’re here,” he told advertisers, “is because you are about to invest billions of dollars in a network that rolled a 400-lb. comedian off a diving board last week.”

“Homeland’s” Morena Baccerin is pregnant

Baccerin, who’s currently filming Season 3, has confirmed she’s expecting her first child with her husband of a year and a half.

Which ABC shows will likely take long breaks next season?
ABC boss Paul Lee mentioned “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time” and “Scandal” as shows that may run for 12 weeks before taking a midseason hiatus.

ABC is a 4th-place network that doesn’t think it’s in 4th place
“ABC is the No. 1 television brand in America,” says ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee, pointing to its strengths with shows like “Scandal” and “Once Upon a Time.” Still, ABC is programming aggressively next season, in particular with its all-new Tuesday lineup that kicks off with Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” PLUS: Ranking ABC’s new show trailers.

Report: Sarah Palin turned down a talk show offer from Mark Burnett
According to Newsmax, Palin declined to do a talk show because doing so would’ve forced her to move to either New York or Los Angeles.

“New Girl” became less whimsical for the better in Season 2
As Jon Caramanica notes, writers figured out that Zooey Deschanel’s “charms lie not in her quirk but in her empathy and warmth. Deviation from the mean may be what fast-tracked Ms. Deschanel, but it was not a sustainable career plan. This season she’s turned from mythical, unknowable creature to reliable rock.” PLUS: Max Greenfield recounts working with Taylor Swift, and “New Girl” new hairstyles?

Connie Chung jumps out of a cake on “Maury”
Watch her celebrate her husband’s 2,500th episode.

Claim: “Dancing” pros turned down offer for on-set injury prevention training
Two classically-trained dancers who are experts at preventing dancing injuries say their offer was rebuffed.

“The Mindy Project” is a pretty subversive sitcom
Mindy Kaling’s character has slept with five guys, yet it’s been no big deal. Nor has any of her interracial relationships. PLUS: Mindy has only dated white guys so far, and ranking all of Mindy’s love interests.

“Big Bang’s” big year attributed to an emphasis on relationships over science talk
Says Johnny Galecki: “I don’t remember the last time Jim (Parsons) or I had one of those long, brain-wrenching, scientific-jargon speeches. It’s not about that anymore; it’s about how they relate to one another, as opposed to how they relate to science.”

J.J. Abrams: I haven’t watched every “Fringe” episode
The “Fringe” co-creator explains to Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel how his TV production company works — he isn’t as hands on with every “J.J. Abrams show.” He didn’t even watch every episode of “Fringe,” despite being its co-creator. “There are a couple I didn’t see,” he says.

Ken Burns’ to tackle “A Biography of Cancer” for PBS documentary series
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” will be adapted into a six-hour documentary.

“Kitchen Nightmares” stars use Facebook to fire back at critics
Amy and Samy Bouzaglatell have become social media sensations since Friday’s episode, when Gordon Ramsay stormed out on them.

Perhaps NBC picks Seth Meyers because he lacked drama
Myers, says Nathan Rabin, “is a consummate comedy professional rather than a live-wire comic genius like Letterman or O’Brien.” That likely means he, unlike Conan and Letterman, won’t create any drama. He’s a safe, solid choice. PLUS: Meyers wants Amy Poehler as his first guest.

“Breaking Amish” spinoff disappoints
“Breaking Amish: Brave New World” was down 44% from the “Breaking Amish” season finale.

Watch a preview of CW’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
Hosted by Aisha Tyler and featuring mainstays “Whose Line” mainstays Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady.

“Arrested Development” was always ahead of its time
With its resurrection this month, the “Arrested” comeback is proving perfect for the GIF age. PLUS: Watch video of the “Arrested” banana stand.

“Doctor Who’s” Jenna-Louise Coleman: I’ve never been on a date
Though she has a boyfriend, the 27-year-old admits never having gone out on a one-on-one date.

“Mad Men’s” costume designer on Ted’s “badass” bomber jacket
Janie Bryant says the bomber jacket is vintage. “We were talking about Ted last week and I think that he does try harder and I think that huge collar speaks to that element,” she says. PLUS: Kevin Rahm didn’t know Ted flew a plane until he read the script.

Steve Harvey teaches Dr. Phil how to dance

Watch Dr. Phil attempt to boogie.


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