The Real Wedding Crashers

2007, TV Show


NBC has had three very ...

Question: NBC has had three very different shows air after Heroes this season (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Black Donnellys, and now The Real Wedding Crashers) and they've all failed. This is the same problem ABC had with Lost. For years they tried to launch a hit show after Lost, but every single one of them failed. Because they couldn't find a show to follow Lost successfully (and to avoid the American Idol results show, which by the way has become so bloated it's almost unwatchable), ABC just moved it to 10 pm. Do you think NBC will eventually have to do the same with Heroes? Answer: It may be inevitable, but for now, NBC is trying to use Heroes as a tent pole for the night, and there is an argument that, despite the occasional spurt of grisly violence (the scooped-open heads, for instance), the comic-book tone of Heroes is better suited for an earlier time period than 10 pm. Journeyman (which I haven't seen the full pilot of yet) is at least more compatible with the genre of read more

Short Cuts: NBC's Wedding Crashes, and More

NBC has pulled The Real Wedding Crashers from its Monday lineup for at least the foreseeable future.... Supermodel-actress-journo Veronica Webb (no relation, I don't think) has joined the new Bravo series Tim Gunn's Guide to Style.... The Al-Aqsa TV station run by the Hamas terror group has pulled the plug on its hate-preaching version of Mickey Mouse, calling it "a mistaken approach" to touting Islamic radicalism, the New York Daily News reports.... Dreamgirls topped the DVD sales chart last week, while Night at the Museum remained the No. 1 rental. read more

Crashing the Celeb Golf Tournament

Thanks to all of you who have been watching The Real Wedding Crashers [Mondays at 10 pm/ET, on NBC]. People keep asking me for insight into the next episode, so I may as well give it all away. This is actually one of my favorite episodes. There are pranks involving a mishap at a tanning salon and an audition for wedding singers. I got to play three different characters: a horrible wedding singer with neck tattoos, an animal rights protestor, and, of course, an annoying wedding guest. I really had fun doing all three, but my favorite had to be the animal rights protestor. I am conducting a protest because a store sells fur, and the bride enters with one of her bridesmaids. When they exit the store, I give them a hard time for shopping there, and let's just say, the mark does not like me very much at all. The bit also includes live farm animals. It's always been a dream of mine to work with farm animals. Now, I'm proud to say it's a reality. I guess all kinds of weird things start to... read more

A Life-changing Week

This is my first Celebrity Blog. This is very exciting for me, because I guess it means I'm now a celebrity. This is news to me. I mean I guess it makes sense. I have a TV show airing on NBC, called The Real Wedding Crashers. Plus I feel very celebrity-like lately. For example, the show's only been on one week, and I've already been in and out of rehab three times! (My second time in rehab I impregnated Britney Spears. You'll hear more about that in nine months.) I also now wear huge sunglasses when I go out in public, and I've punched out several paparazzi. They weren't even taking my picture. That was what bothered me, actually. So I socked 'em. I realize that now they will probably never take my picture, but I wasn't thinking that far ahead. I've been doing stand-up comedy and acting for years, but this is the first time TV Guide has asked me to write about one of my projects, so it officially now feels like I'm at a whole new level. People keep asking me how being on... read more

Last week you mentioned that ...

Question: Last week you mentioned that NBC wanted to put cost-effective "alternative" programming in the 8 pm/ET slot, by which I presume you mean reality TV and game shows like Deal or No Deal. But doesn't the benefit of reality TV's low production cost get canceled out by the lack of syndication opportunity in the future? Sure, Heroes may be more expensive to produce than Deal or No Deal, but I'll bet that money is made back down the line when it comes time for syndication and DVD sales, which seems to be where the big money is these days. No one's going to watch a rerun of Deal or No Deal. But a daily syndication of Heroes and the Season 1 DVDs will probably make NBC some big cash. Doesn't that balance out the greater production cost? Answer: When you've got a hit, you're absolutely right. But as you may have noticed, NBC isn't exactly overstuffed with Heroes-size success stories. Few networks are. The economic reality is that NBC is in a bind — it needs to keep overall costs down ... read more

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Premiered: April 23, 2007, on NBC
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Premise: A quintet of improv performers pulls various pranks at real wedding ceremonies and receptions in this six-part hidden-camera comedy series from the producers of `Punk'd.' Thankfully, the bride and groom are in on the joke.


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