Spike TV has announced plans for a new reality show set at the Las Vegas dance club ICE. The 10-episode series which debuts Oct. 12 will start at 10 pm and go until Tara Reid starts hitting on you.
Growing Up Gotti
OK, so... Victoria Gotti's giving a realtor a tour of her
super-sized McMansion when she discovers that her boys had a keg at
their party in the guest house. "We know what it's like to be a
teenager," the realtor says. "I didn't know what it was like to be
that kind of teenager," Gotti replies. Apparently she also
doesn't seem to know what's it like to provide parental guidance. I
mean, Hello! Underage drinking and Lord knows what else was happening
up in there! You'd think with 42 security cameras scanning the grounds
she would have gotten a clue. But whatever. I'm more concerned about the
way her "angels" talked to her. And the way they treated her blind date.
(Who, by the way, must have been insane to go out with an alleged
mobster's ex.) If those ill-mannered, metro mob heirs are, as Victoria
says, her proudest achievement, then you know what Vicki, you're in
trouble. But let me be careful what I say here, lest I have problems
Just a quick thank you to everyone who wrote in to give me the lowdown on the phenomenon that apparently is Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye. Like Jane, who described the PAX drama as a "really awful show about a hearing-impaired FBI agent who reads lips. It's on PAX, which says it all! Awful, awful, awful!" But Jane, honey: Is it any good?
NBC is turning the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue into a reality show. Contestants in the six-episode Sports Illustrated Fresh Faces Competition will compete for a chance to appear in the magazine and win a modeling contract. (Insert your own Western International University joke here.)
Former Daily Show reporter Steve Carell has been tapped to headline Warner Bros.' big-screen version of the classic sitcom Get Smart, Variety reports... ABC has picked up Westside, a prime-time soap set in the cutthroat world of real estate... TNT has landed basic-cable rights to HBO's Emmy-winning From the Earth to the Moon miniseries for $6 million. The entire 12-hour epic will air over one weekend in early October... With $432 million in its coffers, Shrek 2 has passed Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace as the fourth-highest grossing film of all time.
Question: As a child, I remember a show that was live-action as well as animated. Some of the offerings were tales of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and Becky lost in an animated world (the main characters were played by 'real' actors); and I believe an animated version of Gulliver's Travels was also part of the rotation. I'm thinking it was part of the Banana Splits show, but I can't find any information. Michael, Austin, Tex.
Televisionary: It was indeed part of The Banana Splits, Michael.
You're thinking of NBC's The New Adventures of Huck Finn, which initially ran for a year, beginning in September 1968. Starring Michael Shea, Kevin Schultz and Lu Ann Haslam as Huck, Tom and Becky, the show yanked our heroes (played by the in-the-flesh actors) out of their own book and into animated versions of other classics, where they met their literary counterparts (Don Quixote, Medusa, etc.) and spent a great deal of time running
TV Guide coverboy Dave Chappelle has inked a new deal with Comedy Central to continue hosting Chappelle's Show for two more seasons. According to reports, the pact which also gives the "Funniest Man on TV" a hefty chunk of the show's booming DVD sales is said to be worth $50 million. Chappelle's Show is Comedy Central's biggest hit since South Park, averaging 3.1 million viewers an episode.
Michael Moore's polarizing doc, Fahrenheit 9/11, may be disqualified from this year's Oscar race for best documentary because the flick apparently aired on Cuba's state-run television. Academy rules say a feature film can't air on the small screen within nine months of its release. Or star Jennifer Lopez.