The day before Hollywood's biggest stars don their gowns and tuxedos for the Oscars, they cut loose and drink up on the Santa Monica beach during the Film Independent Spirit Awards. This year, stand-up comedian/actor Patton Oswalt hosts the laid-back affair (airing Saturday, March 1 at 10/9c on IFC). "I'm doing as little as possible [to prepare]," Oswalt admits. "I want to be as relaxed and boozy as everyone I'm performing for. If I'm too focused, I'll just freak everybody out." But one tongue-in-cheek stunts has already been nixed: Oswalt will not be allowed to present live birds to this year's winners, as he had previously intended.
ABC's Tuesdays-at-10 woes continue.
Mind Games premiered Tuesday to a 3.6 million viewers and a 1.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, on par with Lucky 7's and Killer Women's equally dismal debuts in the slot this season. The drama followed a special Tuesday episode of The Bachelor(8.1 million, 2.4), which was even with its Monday numbers.
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10. Worst Scare Tactic: Jake realizes that Boyle is going "full Boyle," aka falling too hard for a girl too quickly, and tries to stop it to save Boyle's blossoming relationship on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However, when Jake makes Boyle leave his date early, Boyle goes right to a pawn shop to buy an engagement ring. Jakes swipes the ring and threatens to throw it into the dirty water of a nearby hot dog street vendor. Boyle then pepper sprays Jake to get the ring back, and Jake pepper sprays Boyle for pepper spraying him. Phew! Good thing nobody overreacted to...
I'm beginning to hear in my mailbag from those whose reaction to slaloms, snowboarding and skating isn't so much "Oh my!" as "Oh no!" (And we're not talking Apolo.) Personally, I love dipping in and out of the Winter Games, and NBC is giving us plenty of opportunity — not just in the network's prime-time package, but with live online streaming and selected live events (in decidedly not prime-time hours) on cable outlets including NBCSN.
This will be music to SNL fans' ears — literally.
Fred Armisen will re-team with his former castmate Seth Meyers as the leader of the Late Night band, Meyers announced Monday on Twitter.
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