Grease: You're the One That I Want

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Grease Ad Deemed Hopelessly Devoid of Truth

An ad for Grease, the Broadway revival that was cast via an NBC reality competition, has created discord among media outlets seemingly quoted as endorsing the poorly reviewed musical. "The One That I Want!" the ad says over and over, attributing the sentiment to a variety of publications — many of which gave the show a thumbs down. A Grease rep tells the New York Daily News they extract quotes "from both features and reviews," an explanation that isn't pacifying the cited outlets. The AP, for one, asked for its name to be removed — as all eventually were when the fast-talking ad was dropped from circulation.  Read Full Article

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Grease Ad Deemed Hopelessly Devoid of Truth

An ad for Grease, the Broadway revival that was cast via an NBC reality competition, has created discord among media outlets seemingly quoted as endorsing the poorly reviewed musical. "The One That I Want!" the ad says over and over, attributing the sentiment to a variety of publications — many of which gave the show a thumbs down. A Grease rep tells the New York Daily News they extract quotes "from both features and reviews," an explanation that isn't pacifying the cited outlets. The AP, for one, asked for its name to be removed — as all eventually were when the fast-talking ad was dropped from circulation. read more

What's your take on why NBC ...

Question: What's your take on why NBC renewed The Apprentice? Do they really have nothing better waiting in the wings? If The Apprentice was renewed just to fill a spot in its lineup, maybe the network needs to start improving its talent-development program. The Apprentice is so past its prime it could guest-star on CSI as the dead body on the autopsy table. I can't imagine that the show can be of any benefit to NBC either in terms of ratings or creating buzz. Maybe The Donald has given the head honchos at NBC the penthouse suite at his Atlantic Casino in exchange for the renewal? If they have to have a reality show (and honestly, do they really need one?), then I'd rather have something along the lines of Who Wants to Be a Superhero or even Grease: You’re the One That I Want. (PS: If it has to return, they should at least ditch all of the "improvements" of the last season, bring back Caroline, make the challenges more about business and less about sex, and maybe capture some of the ... read more

The Winners of Grease Have Chills, and They're Multiplyin'!

Although we're still nine finalists away from picking the next American Idol, this past Sunday viewers chose the winners of the Broadway reality competition Grease: You're the One That I Want. When the multimillion-dollar revival of Grease opens on the Great White Way this summer, its leading lovebirds Sandy and Danny will be played by two Broadway newbies: 20-year-old Minnesotan Laura Osnes and 21-year-old Arizonan Max Crumm. Both Osnes and Crumm started out as underdogs. Osnes, who was starring as Sandy in a local dinner-theater production of Grease when she made it onto the NBC series, was initially dismissed as too innocent. In fact, judge/theatrical producer read more

Ratings: Brrr! Six Degrees Gets Cold Reception

A few ratings shout-outs from Friday and Sunday:• It is with a heavy heart that I report that the Friday return of ABC's Six Degrees was met by a fifth-place-worthy audience of just 4.6 million total viewers. That's compared to the 7.6 mil Degrees drew with its last fresh outing (on Thursday, Nov. 2) and the 5.63 mil a Wife Swap repeat reaped the previous Friday at 9 pm/ET.• Despite all the Tara Conner hooplah, Friday's Miss USA Pageant (7.37 million) was down a quarter mil from last year's telecast. That said, nice gown, Miss Tennessee.• On Sunday, Extreme Makever (12.04 million) topped the 8 o'clock hour, but CBS dominated the rest of the evening opposite Housewives/B&S repeats and despite being delayed by basketball. • NBC's Grease finale said "Ooh, ooh, ooh" to 6.78 mil, a bump of 190K week-to-week, while a romantic-angst-filled episode of The Apprentice (6.75 mil) was down 480 thou. read more

Grading the Finales

So are we supposed to think Bob Dylan is the final Cylon? Wouldn’t surprise me a bit after Sunday’s mind-blowing season finale of Battlestar Galactica. I watched a rough cut of this episode several weeks ago, in order to be able to include it in a mid-season roundup, but it feels like a year has passed, I’ve been so anxious for it to get out there so more dedicated and obssessed fans than I could ever claim to be can start weighing in. I rarely have the luxury to watch anything twice, but I decided to watch Sunday’s episode in more or less real time, so I could savor it again in a more polished version and see if it would have the same impact the second time around.Did it ever. As they say, holy frak, right?Battlestar earns an A-plus with its jam-packed finale, the last we’ll get of the show until the next calendar year. (That’s the bad news. The good: There will be at least 22 more hours of Battlestar to kick around come 2008.) Not only was Baltar’... read more

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Premiered: January 07, 2007, on NBC
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Premise: Aspiring stage actors vie for the leads of Sandy and Danny in a Broadway production of `Grease' in this talent-competition series.

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