Lipstick Jungle: The Thanksgiving Episode
Last week was the Thanksgiving episode of “Lipstick Jungle.” Wendy was fixated on preparing a local meal, with all the ingredients coming from withing 100 miles. Of course now TV Thanksgiving is complete without complete and utter chaos.
Shane’s manager’s dog decided to up and die, so he spent the whole episode consoling her and trying to find someone to take the dog, but everything was closed. They went to bury it in Central Park, only to get into trouble with the law. I wasn’t a fan of this, mainly cause it seemed the poor doggie’s death was being used by the manager to try and get into Shane’s pants. Is the man totally clueless that this girl is hot for him?
Dahlia showed back up in Victory’s life, bringing her a client. A man needed a wedding dress for his bride to be. She designed one, but was shocked when the bride showed up. She was a full figured gal, not who Victory normally designs for. Dahlia and Victory however made things work and made a beautiful dress for her, helping her with some self esteem issues. Dahlia had a personality transplant in this episode, admitting she had been a total bitch and was sorry. I liked this story most of all because the message behind the client and the dress was really great. Plus it was nice that they had Victory doing a dress for someone who wasn’t a twig. I also actually liked Dahlia in this episode, she was funny and likable!
The final story involed Nico and Kirby, who ended up with baby Charlie for the night. The baby mama had to go home for the holidays, her family didn’t know about the baby and she wanted to break it to them. No surprise, she abandoned the kid with them and wasn’t planning on coming back. Having the baby spoke to Nico’s maternal instincts, and she was thinking about trying to adopt him if possible. When Kirby found out, he was pissed. He was fine babysitting for the night, but that was it. He felt betrayed that Nico kept the fact that the girl wasn’t coming back from him, she had known for a few hours when she got a call from her. This story I felt didn’t make too much sense to me. Kirby spent the whole episode being great with Charlie, as well as Wendy’s kids. So for him to at the end do such an about face and almost be like “Oh hell no, I don’t want kids, can’t stand them” was odd. They seem to be doing everything they can to make Kirby a jerk and ruin his relationship with Nico. On a side note, watching Wendy’s daughter lust after Kirby the whole episode was hilarious!
Heroes: Thoughts On Eclipse Part I
So on this week’s “Heroes” they set everything up for the eclipse and the stripping of the heroes and villains powers.
Aurthur saw the eclipse coming, and when it took everyone’s powers away, he told Surresh he must perfect the formula in order to give them all back their powers. He also had visions of Claire’s death, as well as Surresh’s. Without Claire though, Surresh didn’t think he could make it work. Aurthur and Finn turned on him, forcing him to do so.
Aurthur sent Sylar to bring them Claire, and Elle offered to go along and help. However once alone, she went nutso on him and tried to turn him against everyone but her, saying they should do what they want. As quick as a flash, Sylar was back to embracing the killer in him as well, and they went off to find Claire. I love these two as a possible couple, but this episode was just bizarre. I don’t get the whole about face with them again. Elle has some serious mood issues going on and Sylar also can’t seem to make up his mind whether he’s good or bad or what. They need to pick a side and stay with it for more than an episode.
HRG tried to train Claire how to fight and protect herself, when Sylar and Elle showed up. The Eclipse hit, and everyone was left without powers. Crazy Elle shot Claire, and then HRG went postal on Elle and Sylar. He got Claire home and tried to take care of her, later leaving to finish Sylar and Elle once and for all. Claire meanwhile was rushed to the hospital by her mom. We all know she’s not going to die though, that would basically kill the show.
Nathan and Peter went down to Haiti. Nathan was trying to look into more of Aurthur business and connections (I missed the tip that led them there) and they ended up meeting the Haitian’s big bad voodoo daddy, who took Nathan hostage. Nathan and Peter had a fight, with Nathan telling Peter off for being sour and pointing out how he always saves his but. Peter told Nathan he is and always has been dad’s puppet and can’t think for himself, and in the future he yet again sided with dad. I’m not sure where this little trip to Haiti is going honestly, and what will become of it.
Finally Hiro and Ando continued to work to get Hiro’s memory back, and Ando realized Matt the mind guy could help. Matt had his own problems as Daphne was hurt that Matt didn’t completely trust she was on his side, so she left to go home. Matt had Hiro take them to her home in Kansas, when the eclipse hit them. The big shock came to Matt who learned without her powers, Daphne was crippled. She needed leg braces and crutches to walk.
I am hoping Part II will be a little more exciting, and this was just a set-up for next week.
Practice and Money Spoilers For Mid-December
Official ABC spoilers for “Private Practice” and “Dirty Sexy Money” for the week before Christmas follow. (Note: “Grey’s,” “Housewives,” and “Betty” are repeats this week).
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Heroes Hiatus In January; NBC Midseason Schedule
NBC is bumping both “Heroes” and “Chuck” for the month of January in favor of airing some new reality shows on Monday nights. The other two shows will however return for February sweeps.
“Lipstick” is also off the schedule, as NBC has to make an official decision whether to pick it up for a 3rd season. It seems when the current episodes run out, the season will end.
The full press release on the new mid-season line-up for NBC follows . . .
NBC ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2009 WITH PREMIERES OF NEW SERIES, ORIGINAL MOVIE EVENT, RETURN OF SERIES FAVORITES
Lineup Features Premieres of “Superstars of Dance” on January 4, “Howie Do It” (January 9) and “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (January 6); “Friday Night Lights” Returns for NBC Season Premiere (January 16)
NBC Offers Original Movie Event “The Last Templar” on January 25-26
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 25, 2008 – NBC announced today the January 2009 schedule that features the series premieres of “Superstars of Dance” (debuting January 4) and “Howie Do It” (January 9), the returns of “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (January 6) and “Friday Night Lights” (January 16).
Likewise, NBC will broadcast the original movie event “The Last Templar” Sunday and Monday, January 25-26, 9-11 p.m. ET both nights).
NBC also showcases the new specials “Saturday Night Live Sports Extra” on Sunday, January 4 (7-9 p.m. ET) and “Saturday Night Live Film Festival” on Sunday, January 18 (9-11 p.m. ET). “Dateline NBC” also will broadcast a Presidential Inauguration Day Special on Tuesday, January 20 (10-11 p.m. ET).
Among the new night-by-night lineup changes are:
The two-hour premiere of “Superstars of Dance” – from the producers of “So You Think You Can Dance?” — will be broadcast on Sunday, January 4 (9-11 p.m. ET) before the series resumes in its regular day and time on Monday, January 5 through January 19 (8-10 p.m. ET). The new competition series — showcasing the world’s best and most varied dancers — will be followed on Mondays by “Momma’s Boys” (10-11 p.m. ET), the new alternative series from executive producer Ryan Seacrest.
The season finale of “Superstars of Dance” will wrap on Monday, January 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).
On Tuesdays — from January 6 — NBC will telecast “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (8-10 p.m. ET) followed by “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (10-11 p.m. ET).
Fridays will see the debut of “Howie Do It” — starring Howie Mandel of NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” (8-9 p.m. ET) — beginning January 9.
The critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” will then return to NBC’s Friday-night lineup on January 16 (9-10 p.m. ET).
The new January program schedule grid follows (all times ET); new series are capitalized:
MONDAYS (beginning January 5)
8-10 p.m. — “SUPERSTARS OF DANCE”; premieres Sunday, January 4 (9-11 p.m.); season finale Monday, January 26 (8-9 p.m.)
10-11 p.m. – “MOMMA’S BOYS”
(“Chuck” and “Heroes” return in February)
TUESDAYS (beginning January 6)
8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser: Couples”
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
TUESDAY (January 20)
10-11 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”: Presidential Inauguration Special (10-11 p.m. ET)
WEDNESDAYS (beginning January 7)
8-9 p.m. — “Knight Rider”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” encores (“Life” returns in February)
10-11 p.m. — “Law & Order”
THURSDAYS (beginning January 8 )
8-8:30 p.m. – “My Name Is Earl”
8:30-9 p.m. — “Kath & Kim”
9:00-9:31 p.m. — “The Office”
9:31-10 p.m. — “30 Rock”
10-11 p.m. – “ER”
8-9 p.m. — “HOWIE DO IT” (series premiere January 9)
9-10 p.m. – “Friday Night Lights” (beginning January 16)
10-11 p.m. — “Dateline NBC” (beginning December 5)
SATURDAYS (beginning January 10)
8-11 – “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” encores
SUNDAYS (January 4)
7-9 p.m. – “Saturday Night Live Sports Extra”
9-11 p.m. – “SUPERSTARS OF DANCE” (premiere)
“Sunday — Event Specials”
8-11 p.m. – “THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS” (January 11)
9-11 p.m. – “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FILM FESTIVAL” (January 18)
9-11 p.m. — THE LAST TEMPLAR — (January 25 and Monday, January 26)
6:15-10 p.m. — SUPER BOWL XLIII (February 1)
Ausiello reported in his weekly spoiler chat that Denny will be haunting Izzie on “Grey’s” . . . until February! What what WHAT !?!? It seems we are in for a long ghostly ride here, with no possible resolution for awhile.
After the jump is a fairly big “Brothers and Sisters” scoop, which is why I’ve hidden it from those who don’t want big spoilers . . . .
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Heroes Spoiler: More Death To Come?
A pretty big spoiler hint from Kristin after the jump . . .
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Oh No, Not Again! Second TV Strike Possible
It seems we could be headed for a replay of last season’s television, only the players have changed. Instead of the writers striking, this year it’s the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) threatening to strike.
Mediation with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed after two days, so the SAG is working to approve a strike. Talks have broken down after four months. The issue? The same issue the writers had. Payments over web shows and DVD sales. The ironic point is the Writers Guild of America, which negotiated for a similar deal, is now complaining the producers and studios are failing to live up to the deal they negotiated.
True Blood: Season Finale
So last night was the big season finale of “True Blood.” We have to wait till next summer for new episodes. Oh the wait!
We learned that Rene was indeed the killer and the guy from the next town over who Bill and Sookie looked into last week. He wasn’t even Cajun, faking his accent. Sam came to Sookie’s rescue, as did Bill. However it was during the day and Bill was fried to a crisp. She and Sam quickly buried him to save his life.
As quick as she seemed to fall for Sam last week, Sookie was back to loving Bill. He risked his life to try and save her, that apparently proved his love to her. Poor Sam, cast out so quickly!
Tara meanwhile was living the sweet life at the woman’s mansion, where she met another stray the woman took in. It was a guy, and they hit it off. Seems like she has a new love interest, but I don’t know if I trust him (he was the bad Applewhite kid on “Housewives” the 2nd season). I think the woman’s name is Meredith, I forget actually. I just remember it began with an M. She wasn’t a vampire, as she came out in the day. However something was up with her. When Sam saw her he freaked out, he knew her and she knew his secret. She made a comment how she was bound to find him sooner or later and called him a silly little dog. Is she a shape shifter too? One thing is for sure, Sam is scared of her, and her comment made it seem like she’s been pursuing him. Sam was scared so much so that he fled town with a whole lot of money at the end of the show.
Jason meanwhile was let out of jail when Rene was revealed to be the real killer. After a visit from some guy from one of those vampire hating churches, Jason realized he was given a second chance and needed to do something meaningful with his life. He then found God. Great, it sounds like we are in for Jason preaching anti-vampire stuff come next season.
Lafayette, poor Lafayette was attacked by something as the show neared its end. Then it fast forwarded two weeks and he had not turned up. Oh no, not Lafayette! We then saw Bill appear to Sookie healed, saying he had fed to speed up his healing. No no no no! He better not have killed Lafayette. That would suck, no vampire pun intended there. I’m hoping he didn’t kill him, though maybe he turned him?
Speaking of turning, Eric brought Jessica back to Bill as the show wound down. He and his blond side kick had had it with her, saying she was far too annoying and Bill’s problem. Poor Bill, now he’s stuck with that brat who will clearly crimp his love nest with Sookie. I do think she’s hilarious though.
Finally Tara and Sookie were closing up the bar as Andy was getting drunk over Jason going free. I’m not sure why he has it in for Jason, but whatever. As they walked him out to his car, he couldn’t find it. They found it, but he swore it had been moved. When they opened the door, what looked like a white lady’s arm fell out of the back seat!
And now we wait . . . .
ABC Spoilers: 2nd Week of December
The official weekly round-up of the official ABC primetime listings for the 2nd week of December. Unfortunately very little seems to be new this week. “Desperate Housewives” is a repeat this week of the season premier. “Grey’s” is a repeat of “The Flood” episode. “Betty” is a repeat of the season premier. As of yet nothing for “Brothers and Sisters” or “Samantha Who” this week.
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Catching Up With Private Practice
I fell behind with write-ups for “Private Practice,” so this is just some of my thoughts on what has been going on.
First up, I have to say that I love love love the cases on “Private Practice” way more than “Grey’s.” Now I know it’s not really a fair comparison, but I love that they are more personal and less grotesque. Lately on “Grey’s” I can’t even watch the OR scenes as it’s just too much! Also the cases on “Practice” seem to really push social, moral and ethical boundaries, which I find fascinating.
I love love love that Addison got nominated to run the practice. She’s a tak-no-shhhh kind of woman, and she’s certainly stood up to everyone so far.
I was sorta sad to see Naomi and Sam call it quits, but Naomi had a good point. They were running back to “safe.” Plus it opens both of them up for more personal stories. You know Naomi is going to hook up with Dell at some point! I don’t know who they’ll fix Sam up with.
I’m still not a fan of Charlotte and Cooper. They seem to be too much about the sex. I think they are just making Cooper and Violet star-crossed lovers and taking their sweet time before they put them together.
Pete, well I don’t know where they are going with him either. I keep expecting him to hook up with Violet at some point actually. I feel like they are also planning to put him with Addison, just not right away.
I guess that’s about all I have to say.