Ever since HBO greenlit a new comedy following the adventures of gay men living in San Francisco, I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for the first official look. That day has finally arrived. Looking follows three thirty-something friends who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Think the gay version of Girls with a bit of Sex and the City added for good measure.
Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays a video game developer named Patrick. While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. Also part of the cast is Frankie Alvarez. He’ll play Patrick’s bestie named Augustin. He’s a politico with a really big ego and has a problem settling down. Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula round out the cast.
The series is produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) and David Marshall Grant (Brothers and Sisters). Screenwriter Michael Lannan (Interior. Leather Bar. and Damages) penned the script. Check out the first teaser below. Looking debuts on HBO in January 2014.
I just got around to watching Glee’s latest episode now. I ended up going out way too late last night. Nic was back in town, plus Brian had a colleague visiting as well. Naturally, I had to play host and head out on the town. Always a team player ;)
Based on the ratings last night, not many of you caught “A Katy or A Gaga.” The Fox show tied a series low. In all honesty, this season is a little off. Mostly likely due to the untimely death of Cory Monteith. I haven’t been at all engaged with any of the storylines. I tune out for most off the show with exception to the musical performances. They’re the best part of the show.
Last night’s “Roar” and “Applause” covers were hilarious and sexy. The facial reactions of the cast plus the shirtless moments of Jacob Artist, Blake Jenner and Chord Overstreet made them thoroughly entertaining but for very different and obvious reasons. Check them out below.
We’ve only seen Carrie Underwood dressed as Maria Von Trap, but now we finally get to hear snippets of her singing. While no one can ever truly fill Julie Andrews’ fräulein shoes, I think the “Blown Away” singer can pull it off without tarnishing the iconic image and more importantly, not embarrassing herself.
NBC just released a promo featuring the main cast singing. It’s only 30 seconds long so it’s not much, but you get a hint of what’s to come. Underwood sounds fantastic on “My Favorite Things” and on “The Sound of Music.”
While I”m not completely sold on True Blood’s Stephen Moyer taking on Capt. Georg von Trapp, I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt. On the flip side, I predict watching Private Practice’s Audra McDonald (Mother Abbess), Go On’s Laura Benanti (Elsa Schrader) and Smash’s Christian Borle (Max Dettweiler) will be both a visual and aural treat.
The live NBC musical production of The Sound of Music will be a three hour telecast airing Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check out the promo below.
As much as I love the Golden Girls, I’m not sure swapping the ladies out for men would work. I hate to say this, but I’d almost rather have a straight out remake instead of revamped version. Don’t mess with that winning formula.
Deadline is reporting that ABC is developing a sitcom about men in their twilight years. It will revolve around three long-lost basketball teammates who reconnect in their 60s and discover they still have a lot to learn about love and friendship. The project comes from Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and Robert Borden (The George Lopez Show).
What do you think of this possible sitcom? Do you think men can replace Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia? With Last Vegas doing well at the box office, clearly there’s an audience to watch older men in comedic situations. Sound off below.
Apparently, every foreign actor has a credit on their resume playing a hooker. First Alexander Dreymon and now Chris’ younger brother Liam Hemsworth. While promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno surprised the Aussie actor with his steamy work on the Australian drama Satisfaction.
In the clip he shared, Liam is shown seducing a woman in his tighty whities while waving a peeled banana in her face. Sounds hot. If watching the scene gets you going, there’s a YouTube montage featuring even more risque scenes including Liam baring his toned Aussie butt. Check out both vids below.
Motown Week? Really, Simon Cowell? What is this, American Idol? With that being said, I will say for the most part, The X Factor finalists delivered solid performances. There wasn’t a true trainwreck from the Top 13. Yup, you read that right.. Top 13.
Cowell and company agreed that one contestant was robbed during last week’s show and brought them back. The lucky recipient was Josh Levi. BOO. It should’ve been James Kenney. I only commented on my Top 5 picks, but you can check out all the performances below. See if you agree with my choices.
Breaking News: Due to a technical glitch, there will be no elimination on Thursday’s show. Check out FOX’s statement below.
As a result of a graphics error (incorrect voting numbers were displayed on screen) during the performance recap at the end of tonight’s East Coast broadcast of THE X FACTOR, the Top 13 acts will perform their “Save Me” songs for America’s re-vote, in a live, one-hour performance show airing tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The results from tomorrow night’s vote will be revealed next week on THE X FACTOR airing Wednesday, Nov. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Sometimes I like the Osbourne family and then one of them pulls a stunt like this and… you know.
When Lady Gaga tried to squash her feud with Kelly Osbourne by giving a peace offering in the form of a birthday cake via Sharon, Kelly tweeted a few harsh words accusing Gaga of being disingenuous. I thought it was completely rude and ungracious for Kelly not to accept Gaga’s apology.
They say “sorry” is the hardest word to say, so when anyone offers an apology, I try to accept it and move on. Sharon felt the same way and recently commented on her daughter’s former feud by saying, “You know what, life is way too short.” Based on her behavior on The Arsenio Hall Show, it looks life’s not too short to start a feud.
During an interview with her The Talk co-hosts, Sharon had a few not so choice words regarding the ladies of The View. It all began when Hall asked the ladies what the difference between the two shows were. Julie Chen responded politely by stating their show doesn’t cover politics. Osbourne gulped down her red solo cup and interrupted, “Cut to the chase. Stop being polite. Cut to the f***ing chase.” She continued, “This is the situation. Barbara, idolize her, divine, she is superhuman, I love, but the rest can go f*** themselves.”
I agree that The Talk is better than The View currently but have some class girl. If it wasn’t for The View, I’m sure you guys wouldn’t be around. In addition, I think Sharon is the weakest link on the panel. She can go in my opinion. Watch her rant below.
If you can’t get enough of Romeo and Juliet, you’re in luck. FOX is adapting William Shakespeare’s classic for a new drama according to Deadline. Get this, it’ll be set in the fast-paced world of drag racing. Not the RuPaul variety but actual cars. Sounds like something The CW would greenlight. This brainchild comes from the creative minds of Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia and former Fox comedy executive-turned-producer Marcus Wiley.