Juan Pablo objects to having a gay ‘Bachelor’ — they are ‘more pervert in a sense’

01.18.14 4 years ago

Juan Pablo objects to having a gay “Bachelor” — they are “more pervert in a sense”
Juan Pablo Galavis may have created a headache for ABC with his anti-gay comments, telling The TV Page, “I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.”

“Today” boss: We’re not replacing Al Roker with Sam Champion
Page Six reports that “Today” might try to use Champion, who now works for NBC-affiliated The Weather Channel, as leverage when Roker’s contract expires later this year. But “Today” exec producer Don Nash says the show isn’t in the market for a new weatherman.

Is “American Idol” in its “post-phenom” phase?
It appears that “Idol” is no longer a megahit, but can it survive as a staple of primetime like the once-mighty “Survivor” has done?

ABC says it’s “rebuilding” amid a dreadful season
It’s been a tough season for ABC, where everything from “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” to “Killer Women” has failed to catch on.

“SNL’s” declining viewership, charted
The NBC mainstay’s ratings have steadily declined over the past decade. PLUS: Take a tour of “SNL’s” wardrobe department.

Crackle adds classic “Jeopardy!” episodes
Watch Alex Trebek hosting in the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.

Fox teams with Uber to promote “Rake”

Uber will be giving away 200 rides a night in advance of Thursday’s premiere.

“Raising Hope” books a “Downton Abbey” star
Lesley Nicol will play Tippi Hedren’s former maid.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “HitRECord on TV” is a “vanity project masking as generosity”
The user-generated pieces on this Pivot series that premieres Saturday “are charming,” says Jon Caramanica, “but the specter of Mr. Gordon-Levitt hovers possessively over them all: is he a magnanimous spirit or a ham looking for a platform to prove he”s a polymath?”

Steven Moffat says he “learned not to work in America” after the NBC “Coupling” debacle

“I learned not to work in America,” the “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” honcho says after NBC’s remake of his BBC comedy “Coupling” was canceled after four episodes in fall 2003. “I say that slightly facetiously, but, truthfully, I”m British, what is the point of me going to try to make it somewhere else? Does anybody actually like working in that L.A. world?” PLUS: Who will replace Moffat as “Doctor Who” showrunner?

“Sherlock” is back

As Season 3 arrives in America, Alessandra Stanley says, “It would be unfair to say that this BBC production is the best Sherlock Holmes ever: There have been so many, and so many great ones. But it is certainly the right one for right now.” PLUS: Does “Elementary” have the better “Sherlock”?

“Looking” is a “gay show” that focuses on people, not issues

The HBO series, says Hank Stuever, goes beyond the “Mitch and Cam” ideal in showing gay men in a fairly normal light — they actually have sex, they don’t all look like Adonises. “The show makes an admirable effort at transcending gayness without compromising it,” he says, adding that the real standout of “Looking” is San Francisco. PLUS: “Looking” is not flawless, but it has many small and subtle charms, “Looking” is the first post-Defense of Marriage Act show, and “Looking’s” stories are informed by the fact that its characters are gay, but not dictated by it.

“Flowers in the Attic” is terrible — of course it is! — but it’s not fun
The Lifetime film doesn’t get the terrible yet intriguing on which it is based, says Mary McNamara. “This ‘Flowers in the Attic’ plays more like a Disney princess film than a gothic potboiler,” she writes. PLUS: The strange magic of the book is missing, and the film is crazy good.

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