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For those who don't have basic cable to watch the umpteenth season of Top Chef but are already tired of The Taste on ABC, or have been irked by Gordon Ramsay's abrasiveness on his FOX shows, now there is Food Fighters, which has just been greenlit by NBC. Yes, it's another food competition show. Hos ... More >>
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Making a fourth season of Arrested Development, the side-splitting comedy more realer about Orange County than any reality show claiming to depict the real OC, is succeeding because of Netflix, according to Mr. Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross. That's not a reference to the tens of millions of vie ... More >>
At last! Arrested Development fans have waited and waited (and waited) for the hilariously dysfunctional Bluth family to reenter their lives, and now, that day seems so much closer. Deadline reports that the new installment of the Orange County-based TV series begins production today. All ... More >>
Guess who's coming to WonderCon? Warner Bros. TV (WBTV) will be screening a never-before-seen episode of The Secret Circle (Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW) and an episode of Person of Interest (Thursdays 9 p.m. CBS) on the big screen on Friday, March 16. On Sunday, Alcatraz (Mondays 9 p.m. FOX, mo ... More >>
If the MTV VMAs appearance, a Morrissey endorsement and a string of sold-out shows across the country weren't enough to prove that Irvine boys Young the Giant have made it, a spot on Fox's hit show Glee should do the trick. "Cough Syrup" will be featured in the opening scene of Glee's winter fina ... More >>
FoxBehold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>
It's been about four months since Edwin reviewed the Ramsay-revamped Luigi's D'Italia in Anaheim and three months since the show aired on FOX. Gustavo went for the taping of the show itself; I went the following week, to see what they'd done to a restaurant that inspired one of two reactions in t ... More >>
A total gent...SO . . . did you catch FOX's Kitchen Nightmares this past Friday, the one that highlighted Luigi's D'Italia? Did you catch the one second or so in which I appeared, near the absolute end of the show? How about when the brothers that run Luigi's read my rave review of them--off a Mi ... More >>
The day that all of Orange County has been waiting for...okay...too much: The day that a few interested parties who read food blogs and have gone to Luigi's in Anaheim have been looking forward to is upon us. This Friday, the Kitchen Nightmares episode featuring the tantrums of one Gordon Ramsay ... More >>
So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>
FOXIf you know of an OC restaurant that needs a big kick in the pots, FOX wants to hear from you. In his reality show Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay spends a week at sinking restaurants, trying to whip them back into shape--and now he's looking for his next stops. We got an e-mail from a casti ... More >>
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What in tarnation is going on with substitute teachers these days?Tuesday night, we had Gwyneth Coldplay's sub on Glee shaking her groove thang, chastising chastity and generally sexing up the screen. Why, it was enough make Bristol Palin pop out another kid out of wedlock.Now comes a report of a ... More >>
Update, November 18, 5:20 p.m.: A media industry watcher suggests Freedom Communications may have a strategy behind what would seem to be a counter-intuitive move to sell the modern-day equivalent of buggy whips, daily newspapers."Might the strategy be to sell some of the properties, keep othe ... More >>
A movie version of Fox's cult classic Arrested Development--the best TV series about Orange County ever made (and I'll cut any girl who claims otherwise!)--has been on and off again more often than an electric blender with a short in it.However, there has been encouraging news lately from an unli ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFox's Glee star Lea Michele is happy to say that despite the advice, she has resisted getting a nose job. To those who think she should have gotten the surgery, she has one thing to say:"Fuck those people."
Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessic ... More >>
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Glee, Fox's twisted high school musical series that seems inspired by Orange County High School of the Arts (and stars former OCHSA attendee Matthew Morrison), will have more music per episode when it returns April 13 from hiatus.
Back in 1996, it seemed like a pretty good bit that, post-"The Distance," Cake would wind up as a one-hit wonder. Yet the Sacramento band became one of the most reliable commodities in modern rock, which resulted in a ton of slightly amusing novelty hits: "Never There." "Sheep Go To Heaven." "Short ... More >>
American Idol, a show a small number of you may have a passing familiarity with, returns tonight (8 p.m., Fox) with a sure-to-be-scintillating two hour eighth season premiere. Of course, the first few weeks are always just auditions, so if you're one of those people who only like to watch bad folks ... More >>
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Mitch Hurwitz, the pride of Estancia High who created the fab but now sadly departed Arrested Development, which had been the best show set in Orange County until that reality knock-off Coto de Desperate Housewives came out, tells Entertainment Weekly that wrestling and an animated Saturday morning ... More >>
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