Around the World in 80 Plates
Those Magical Elves have done it again. The producers who helped put Bravo on the map with the original Project Runway and Top Chef have revitalized the seemingly exhausted cooking-competition format with a new winner that smartly combines elements of The Amazing Race and even Survivor. Though not initially quite as exotic as BBC America's new No Kitchen Required, the kitchen culture-clash possibilities appear endless in Bravo's instantly addictive Around the World in 80 Plates (10/9c).
Starting this weekend's busy roundup with a few items from TV's cult corner, by which I mean Friday night TV on Fox and The CW, which each offered up an advance screener.
For Julia Louis-Dreyfus, playing U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's new sitcom Veep feels like a homecoming. "I'm familiar with the culture of Washington because I grew up there," says the graduate of the tony D.C. private school Holton-Arms. "[First Daughter] Susan Ford and her Secret Service went to my high school, and Amy Carter went to my sister's. So I know that area."
Martha Stewart is going from the kitchen to the classroom in an upcoming episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Stewart will play a private school headmaster in an episode titled "Learning Curve," scheduled to air in April.
Also appearing in the episode is Arrested Development alum Tony Hale and Hung's Jane Adams. Hale will play Rick Simms, a teacher who is fired from his job after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a student. Adams will play Simm' former supervisor.
Adam Brody says his new animated series Good Vibes is the grungier version of his former hit show, The O.C.
"It has the rich side, but the very Venice Beach, graffiti side — and then with horny little surfers," he tells TVGuide.com.
Brody's Good Vibes character Woodie is the anti-Seth Cohen in personality — confident and thrill-seeking — but like the brotherly bond between Seth and Ryan on The O.C., Woodie befriends the new teen in town, Mondo (Josh Gad). The two become friends as Woodie shows Mondo the ropes around town while together they try to score girls (or even just a first kiss). "They're really a team on a quest for love and they're moderately successful. They inch towards the goal line [by the end of the season]," Brody says.
The O.C.'s Adam Brody is returning to series television as a beach blonde wannabe in MTV's upcoming comedy Good Vibes. (OK, so his character is also animated.)
From filmmaker David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), Good Vibes tells
Longtime Beverly Hills, 90210 resident Jason Priestley will guest-star on the upcoming season of Psych, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 41-year-old actor will play a motorcycle-riding con artist who...
Today anchor Matt Lauer will guest-star as himself on an upcoming episode of Royal Pains, USA announced Wednesday.
In the episode, titled "Ta Da For," Evan...
HBO has given the green light to the D.C.-based comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Deadline reports.
Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who becomes vice president and quickly learns that the new gig is ...
The second annual Streamy Awards will honor the Web's biggest stars Sunday night, and you can watch the entire live broadcast right here.
The award show is dedicated to honoring the actors, directors, editors, producers, writers, and production talent behind some of the best original programming on the Internet. This year's nominees include Zach Galifianakis and his Funny or Die comedy series Between Two Ferns, Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, Tony Hale's CTRL, and Illeana Douglas' Easy to Assemble.
The ceremony will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will be hosted by actor and comedian Paul Scheer.
Watch the full broadcast after the jump beginning at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT.