NBC announced today that President Obama, who travels to Alaska this week to call for action to combat climate change, will hike through the Alaskan wilderness with Bear Grylls for an upcoming episode of Running Wild. President Obama recently sat down for an interview with Mic; Bear Grylls recently ate a mouse cooked in Michelle Rodriguez’s urine. Just two facts.
Even if we live for one thousand years, our skin rotting from our bones, our mouths emptied of tongue and teeth, our eyeballs as dry as after two nights of accidental contacts sleep, we will never again live another week during which we can say, "There's a new Parenthood next week." To everything turn, turn, turn. There is a Zeek, turn, turn, turn. And another Zeek—a baby Zeek this time. Congratulations are in order.
There's almost nothing that drives more internet outrage and ALL CAPS comments than a story about some dickwad interfering with the way other dickwads raise their insufferable, asshole children. A news story about a man slapping someone else's kid would be Facebook gold, so, because Facebook Gold is now the world's dominant reserve currency, NBC just took a fictional one and turned it into a miniseries.
We thought the day might never come, but here we are: It's December 4, the Lord's Year Two-Thousand and Fourteen, and NBC's live production of Peter Pan starring broken facial expression Allison "Hate-Watch" Williams is upon us. Join us as we gander at this slowly-unspooling catastrophe. Share in the hate, justify your love, and tell us everything you're feeling.
Parenthood jumped ahead three months last night, in case you missed the title card and wondered why all the new sitcoms were canceled, the cars were flying, and Max was my son now. 'Cause the time jump! Zeek is still alive—good for him—and Amber is much more pregnant than when we last saw her. Everyone else is so much the same that it almost feels like somebody forgot to tell them it was three months in the future.
NBC's new comedy Marry Me, premiering tonight, is written by Happy Endings' David Caspe and, like that show, stars his wife Casey Wilson. It's important that you know Caspe and Wilson are married; should you not, they will remind you—it's the hook of lots of their press coverage. But this sort of thing isn't new, the schmoozing or the romantic love that is its nougat. Will it work? It could! Here are more recent examples of couples who make are making it work, before and behind the camera.
God damnit. Amber, what's wrong with you? And Zeek, what's wrong with you? Just kidding, I know what's wrong with you, Zeek—your heart! I guess it could be said that, this week, both you and Amber have problems with your hearts. Except, Amber, yours is also largely a problem with your brain. Girl. What's wrong with your brain?
ER turns 20 today and usually we are still talking about ER because it is the First Great Medical Drama, the Last Great Network Drama (30+ million viewers weekly), or because reruns, you know? But its most sustained success was the cast, exceptional from the beginning and over 15 seasons, including more than 25 principals.
Of all the people and places that American Ninja Warrior has been to/lionized, I would not immediately say that Denver would be the best place with the best people but here we are, more than halfway through The Year of Denver.
If you thought there was nothing more to add to a 20 year old bullshit murder case (I'm sorry, "American legal theater"), you obviously never thought about how it affected the Kardashian matriarch. Luckily, Dateline NBC finally gives the people—every single one of the people—what they secretly wanted.