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Watch A Clip From Cory Monteith’s Last Film

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Though Cory Monteith is best known for his role as Finn Hudson on Glee, the 31-year-old actor also appeared in feature films including Final Destination 3 and Monte Carlo. Last September, Monteith shot a film in which he played a man who struggled with addiction, a similar burden he suffered in real life.

The studio just released a scene featuring the late actor. McCanick follows a detective named Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse) as he tries to solve a murder, and enlists Simon Weeks (Monteith)- a street hustler who has just been paroled after a seven-year prison stint- to help him. Mike Vogel also stars in the film as McCanick’s parter Floyd Intrator.

While FOX or Glee haven’t revealed how they’re going to handle the untimely death of Cory Monteith on the show, we can a watch Cory’s last acting performance below. Another talented actor gone too soon.

watch the clip after the jump

Under The Dome Makes An Impressive Debut For CBS

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Who says you can’t successfully launch a brand new show in the summer on network television? Let alone a drama. CBS defied all odds and scored big with the premiere of Under The Dome. The Stephen King adapted novel drew in 13.1 million viewers and a 3.2 in the coveted 18-49 demographic. That’s huge at anytime of the year, let alone summer.

To put things in perspective. Under The Dome‘s numbers match The Following for second-highest-rated drama premiere of the 2012-13 season. Both just short of Revolution‘s debut. With regards to summer launches, it’s CBS’ most-watched summer debut since Big Brother which opened with 22.3 million back in 2000. In the demo, its CBS’ best summer launch since Fire Me Please in 2005. Congrats to the Eye Network.

Did you watch the premiere last night? I did and loved it. I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds. With Under The Dome, Motive and Devious Maids, the summer is shaping out to be not just about reality television. With that being said, I can’t wait for the premiere of Big Brother tomorrow. Sound off below.

Earlier this week, producers of “Cougar Town” announced they were holding viewing parties of the sitcom in the coming weeks. In an effort to keep interest in their show alive, they thought sharing brand new episodes with fans would build buzz. Turns out, they’re not the only ABC show taking matters into their own hands. Show producers for on-the-bubble freshman show “Pan Am” are hoping their new tactic saves the period drama. Neither tactic is from the network but from the marketing minds of each respective show.

Sony Pictures TV is offering up free downloads of the first nine already-aired episodes, in hopes of attracting more viewers before it returns with new episodes on January 8, 2012. The 1960s set show started off strong with a solid take-off, but then soon hit some turbulence. As each episode aired, “Pan Am” started to lose altitude every week. Eventually, the viewers leveled off, but at an extremely low Nielsen rating.

Even though “Pan Am” returns in January, it’s only for a limited run. ABC only ordered 14 episodes of the show, and plans to replace it with “GCB” (formerly known as Good Christian Belles) on their midseason schedule when the remaining five episodes air. If “GCB” is a hit, chances are “Pan Am” will be dunzo.

find out where you can download the episodes after the jump

Man Crush 2011 Showdown: Round 2 (May-Aug)

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

Just like my 2011 Model Behavior Showdown this week, the first round of my Man Crush competition is officially over. Coming in on top was Jonathan D. Lovitz with 26% of the votes. Gotta love his pimping of the showdown on his Facebook page. It’s all about PR people. With 22%, “Thor” hottie Chris Hemsworth came in second place. Perhaps, he should’ve tweeted last week’s Round 1 to all his fans. He actually might’ve come out on top. On second thought, I like my Hemsworth on the bottom 😉

Both Lovitz and Hemsworth automatically earn spots in the finals. Third and fourth place finishers Brant Daugherty and Jon McLaughlin still might land one of the four wild card spots depending on how their vote totals rank when compared to all three rounds. I’m secretly hoping McLaughlin squeezes in there. He’s soooooooo cute.

Enough about last week, let’s check out all the Man Crush hotties competing in Round 2. Each of these boys won my cyber heart for at least one week from the months of May til August of 2011. You can be my mirror, mirror on the wall and tell me which one of them is the fairest *ahem* sexiest *ahem* of them all. Vote for all your favorites and spread the word.

check out all the hotties from Round 1 and vote for your favorites after the jump

TV BackTalk: Pan Am Takes Off

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

“Buckle up, adventure calls!” It’s the famous line from ABC’s new show, Pan Am which takes a look at the beginning of the jet age in the 1960’s. Unlike NBC’s attempt at a 60’s retrospective drama, Pan Am came a little closer to hitting it’s mark. While it is nowhere near coming close to the drama content and smart writing of Mad Men, it could definitely be chalked up to being it’s more bright and delightful cousin.

The show begins with a look behind-the-scenes of what life was like for a Pan Am stewardess before heading on board a flight. Such things as weekly weigh-ins and girdle checks are observed. Immediately, we are catapulted onto a flight to London where Colette (played by Karine Vanasse) boards a flight with a love she met in Rome. However, he boards the flight with his wife and son. Awkward. Beside that storyline, we watch as Kelly Garner’s character, Kate begins to work some Cold War espionage for the American government.

So far, the female characters are a little bit “type” like, however, with the help of flashbacks and retrospectives, we are able to see the lives of these characters before where we end up. It looks like the drama could get pretty deep fairly quickly including more spy work for Kate and how she will be working with her sister Laura (played by Margot Robbie).

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Man Crush: Mike Vogel

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

Since the new television season is only a few weeks away, I thought I’d use my weekly Man Crush series to highlight some of Fall TV’s potential stars. This week I’m picking a hottie from one of the new shows I’m looking most forward to seeing. “Pan Am” is one of two new shows debuting set in the 60s trying to replicate “Mad Men’s” success. NBC has the “Playboy Club“, and ABC has this drama following the lives of flight attendants and pilots. This week’s Man Crush was added late to the series when he replaced Generation Kill‘s Jonah Lotan who was cut for creative reasons. Win for me, since I’ve had a crush on Mike Vogel for many years now.

The fact that Vogel hasn’t reach super stardom yet astounds me. He’s got the looks and talent, but just hasn’t found that breakthrough role. Hopefully “Pam Am” will do the trick. You might recognize this blond stud from his previous roles in “Poseidon“, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants“, “Cloverfield” or “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“. If you watched “Blue Valentine” you probably can’t forget his sex scene with Michelle Williams.

Before landing his first role, Vogel paid his bills from modeling gigs. It was actually a Levi’s campaign that led him to being cast in the television series “Grounded For Life”. Last season he starred in CBS’s failed drama “Miami Medical“. He returns to network television this season with hopes of yielding better results. Vogel is married with two kids and two pugs. Can’t get more white picket fence than that. A perfect choice to star in a show set in simpler times.

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