TV Review: THE NEW NORMAL – Season 1 – “Obama Mama”

Georgia King and Bebe Wood in THE NEW NORMAL - Season 1 - "Obama Mama" | ©2012 NBC/Justin Lubin

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, NeNe Leakes, Ellen Barkin Writer: Allison Adler  Director: Scott Ellis      Network: NBC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 25, 2012 It’s interesting to me that the first episode of THE NEW NORMAL, “Obama Mama”, that Ryan Murphy didn’t write and direct is the first episode to really move away from the God awful stereotypes that have been plaguing this show since the pilot. I like the show, but it’s been a big bone of contention for me that every single episode is chock full of cliché stereotypes all across the board, […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “Britney 2.0”

Jenna Ushkowitz and Jacob Artist in GLEE - Season 4 - "Britney 2.0" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Hudson Writer: Brad Falchuk Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: September 20, 2012 It’s not surprising that GLEE would offer up a second batch of Britney Spears songs for their latest episode “Britney 2.0” and why not? Britney just so happens to be a judge on THE X FACTOR, so milking her songbook is a no brainer and can offer up some nice synergy […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE NEW NORMAL – Season 1 – “Sofa’s Choice”

Georgia King, NeNe Leakes, Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Bebe Wood, Ellen Barkin in THE NEW NORMAL - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Timothy White

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, NeNe Leakes, Ellen Barkin Writer:  Ryan Murphy & Allison Adler  Director: Ryan Murphy      Network: NBC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 11, 2012 I do like THE NEW NORMAL in spite of myself. I can’t help it. The one-liners are fast and funny, and even though this series does nothing but perpetuate stereotypes to middle America, I still find a lot of it funny — and I hate sitcoms. In my last review I bitched long and loud about the various forms of stereotypes that this show reinforces, and with the […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “The New Rachel” – Season Premiere

Melissa Benoist in GLEE - Season 4 - "The New Rachel" | ©2012 Fox/Mike Yarish

Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Hudson Writer: Ryan Murphy Director: Brad Falchuk Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: September 13, 2012 A lot has changed for GLEE and the show choir New Directions as Season 4 begins. After a Nationals win last season, the Glee club has become surprisingly “popular.” Always on the outside, they’re now on the inside and it’s affected everyone’s ego. They’ve become monsters! And everyone wants to be […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE NEW NORMAL – Season 1 Premiere – “Pilot”

Ellen Barkin as Jane, Andrew Rannells as Bryan, Georgia King as Goldie, Bebe Wood as Shania, Justin Bartha as David in THE NEW NORMAL - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2012 NBC/Robert Trachtenberg

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, NeNe Leakes, Ellen Barkin Writer:  Ryan Murphy & Allison Adler   Director: Ryan Murphy       Network: NBC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 10, 2012 THE NEW NORMAL was creating controversy just that started just by NBC announcing it as part of the fall line up. The creepy, crazy religious right group One Million Moms (you know the ones that protested JC Penny for having Ellen Degeneres in their ads) was vowing to boycott the network for having a series showing this type of “gay agenda” program on its network. So, […]Read On »

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Interview: BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells becomes THE NEW NORMAL

Andrew Rannells in THE NEW NORMAL - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Timothy White

On NBC’s THE NEW NORMAL, which premieres tonight at 9:30 PM after several previews, Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha play Bryan and David, who turn to single mom Goldie (Georgia King) to be the surrogate mother for their child. Created by Ali Adler and Ryan Murphy (the latter of GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY), the half-hour comedy also stars Ellen Barkin as Goldie’s ferociously disapproving grandmother, Bebe Wood as Goldie’s accepting young daughter and NeNe Leakes as Bryan and David’s friend and assistant. Rannells is new-minted Broadway royalty, having originated the role of Elder Price in the mega-hit musical THE […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The scoop on GLEE Season 4 and how it will balance Ohio and New York storylines – TCA 2012

Lea Michele in GLEE - Season 3 - "Nationals" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

With GLEE entering its fourth season with storylines set in Ohio and New York, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly reveals this new structure has worked out quite nicely with the three scripts he’s read so far. “I’m very happy with how seamless it is,” says Reilly. “There is a thematic linkage between the two. I think it’s going to be an event for fun for the audience not knowing who is going to show up when. We have a core of returning character we will be servicing every week and limited deals with some actors joining here or there.” Reilly […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 3 – “Goodbye” – Season Finale

Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale in GLEE - Season 3 finale - "Goodbye" |©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz Writer: Brad Falchuk Director: Brad Falchuk Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: May 22, 2012 In what feels more like a series finale rather than a season finale, the “Goodbye” episode of GLEE is another strong showing from a series that has really been firing on all cylinders the last few weeks. With so many of the “senior” class splintering off, this episode is about our core […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GLEE creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan on the hit Fox series

Lea Michele, Vanessa Lengies, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, Heather Morris and Dianna Agron in GLEE - Season 3 - "I Kissed a Girl" | ©2011 Fox/Adam Rose

GLEE’s third-season finale airs tonight, Tuesday May 22, on Fox. We caught up with two of GLEE’s creators/executive producers, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan (the third creator/executive producer is Brad Falchuk) for a short chat about the journey so far. ASSIGNMENT X: At what point in GLEE’s life did you realize you had not just a TV series, but a pop culture phenomenon? RYAN MURPHY: I was out of the country shooting [EAT PRAY LOVE starring Julia Roberts] when it sort of all happened. I think it was the episode [“The Rhodes Not Taken”] that was the first Kristin Chenoweth […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 3 – “Nationals”

Lindsay Lohan in GLEE - Season 3 - "Nationals" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz Writer: Ali Adler Director: Eric Stoltz Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: May 15, 2012 In the second half of the two-hour GLEE marathon, “Nationals” finally finds New Directions coming together for the big event they’ve been waiting three years for. After last year’s disastrous Nationals, the group is doing everything they can to win in order to have that lasting victory lap after being called losers […]Read On »

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