Question: You call yourself a TV Addict, yet not a word on the fact that Hollywood has been virtually shut down [once again] courtesy of a labour dispute between the AMPTP, SAG and AFTRA! What’s the deal? — Karen.
The TV Addict: Following the incredibly depressing WGA Strike, this TV Addict has chosen to live in a town I like to call Denial. Population myself and eight million or so MOONLIGHT fans who are still holding out hope that the show isn’t dead.
Question: Did the hot guy from LIPSTICK JUNGLE appear in a soap opera last year? I swear I saw him in one!
The TV Addict: Since the last thing this TV Addict needs to do is get himself hooked on Soap Operas that air new episodes on a daily basis! I’m going to toss this question to frequent TV Addict contributor and Soap Opera Expert Couch Tater. “Well, I’m going to assume that when you say “the hot guy” you mean Robert Buckley, who plays photographer-by-day, studmuffin-by-night Kirby Atwood on NBC’s LIPSTICK JUNGLE. If that’s the case, then the answer to your question is yes. Kind of. Although he’s never done a daytime soap, he starred in not one but two of MyNetwork’s telenovelas. First, he played a photographer — are we sensing a pattern here? — in the 2006 series FASHION HOUSE, which featured Morgan Fairchild and Bo Derek as dueling divas. Then in 2007, he played rich boy Matthew Wakefield in the damn-near-unwatchable AMERICAN HEIRESS, which was about… oh, who really cares? Next up for Buckley? The sci-fi flick ROBOT BATTLE, which supposedly will go the direct-to-video route and stars a bunch of people you’ve never heard of, and Killer Movie, starring Kaley Cuoco (8 SIMPLE RULES), Nestor Carbonell (LOST), Leighton Meester (GOSSIP GIRL) and Al Santos(GROSSE POINT). In other words, we’ll totally be catching this flick.
Question: Any news on the recently green-lit BATTLESTAR GALACTICA movie that will shoot this summer? — CylonLover33
The TV Addict: Not surprisingly, plot details are being guarded as tightly as Tricia Helfer’s outfits. But SyFy Portal’s Michael Hinman was quick to point out to theTVaddict.com in a recent interview that Galactica Sitrep’s assertion that Jane Espenson will be scripting the movie is incorrect. Adding that GALACTICA Executive Producers and writing partners David Weddle and Bradley Thompson already confirmed to him [Hinman] in a recent interview that they’re set to pen the script.
Question: Any scoop on Discovery Channel’s show THE DEADLIEST CATCH? — Fishercutbait
The TV Addict: Crabs will be caught, deckhands will nearly fall overboard and I’ll get majorly seasick thanks to the constant waves. In other words… um, no.
Question: When is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS returning. I miss my Dillon Panthers! Okay, really just Taylor Kitsch. But still — Jessica
The TV Addict: FNL’s third season kicks off [cue applause for witty football reference] on DirecTV on Wednesday October 1 at 9PM on “The 101 Network.” Not a DirecTV subscriber? Well join the club of anxious fans who will have to wait until, at the earliest, January 2009 for NBC to rebroadcast the episodes. Seriously, not bitter at all.
On a semi-related post-Canada Day note, this TV Addict just learned yesterday courtesy of fellow TV blogger TapeWorthy that Taylor Kitsch is actually a British Columbia native and proud Canadian. Joining an ever-increasing roster of really really REALLY good looking Western Canadians including Kristin Kreuk, Tahmoh Penikett, Tricia Helfer, and Evangeline Lilly. Maybe someone wants to take a look at what’s in the drinking water?
Question: Kelly Bishop or Merrilyn Gann: Who would fit best as Marsha Mason’s Matriarch replacement on SURVIVING THE FILTHY RICH. thefutoncritic.com indicated the role was being recast, so who do you think would be the better fit? Yes, we’ve seen Bishop in that type of role on GILMORE GIRLS, but would she be up for it again? Merrilyn Gann’s no pushover either, demonstrating an under-appreciated depth of acting on EVERWOOD [not to mention her stint on SUPERNATURAL). Just throwing this out there. — Charles
The TV Addict: After endless days of back and forth deliberation, not to mention more than a few sleepless nights [thanks A LOT Charles!] I’ve finally concluded that Merrilyn Gann would be this TV Addict’s ideal choice to replace Marsha Mason’s matriarch on SURVIVING THE FILTHY RICH.
Don’t get me wrong, Kelly Bishop was robbed of at least six Emmys and four Golden Globes during her successful run on the GILMORE GIRLS. But I’m just not so sure that after seven seasons spent playing the all-powerful and let’s face it, incredibly intimidating Emily Gilmore — I’d be able to buy into SURVIVING THE FILTHY RICH’s conceit that Bishop must hire glorified nanny Joanna Garcia to help handle two filthy rich granddaughters.
Of course it turns out that this discussion is completely moot now that the Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that Anne Archer has been tapped to replace Marsha Mason on the show. Which I should probably mention just changed it’s title to the far more succinct [not to mention generic and boring] title PRIVILEGED.
Question: Can you tell me if SUNSET TAN will be coming out on DVD anytime soon? — Ray S.
The TV Addict: Seriously? Is this what it’s come to? Are you so starved for entertainment that you’ll watch — and I’m gonna guess, if you’re buying it on DVD, actually rewatch — SUNSET TAN? Well, I’m not hear to judge, so I’l just tell you that the series will hit DVD on August 5.
Question: Please tell me that WIPEOUT is doing well in the ratings! I love that show! — Richie
The TV Addict: Well, who doesn’t enjoy watching people hurt and humiliate themselves by bouncing off giant rubber balls and avoiding jabs from boxing gloves? Apparently, you can count on enjoying the suffering of others for the time being: WIPEOUT was actually the number one show of the week according to just-released Nielsen numbers, with over 10 million sadists… er, viewers tuning in for the fun.
Another week, another disappointing scoop free installment ‘Ask the Addict’. Explain yourself? — AngryAddict42
The TV Addict;Admittedly, scoop isn’t this TV Addict’s strong suit. But that doesn’t mean I’m completely useless. Turns out, I’m quite the budding paparazzi. And to prove it, here are more than a few photos from a recent evening spent behind TORCHWOOD star John Barrowman. And no, that wasn’t meant to be nearly as dirty as it sounded!
Monday night, your very own TV Addict attended his second taping of CBC’s hit reality TV show HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA. And after discreetly slipping a five spot in the usher’s suit pocket, I managed to snag a prime seat mere feet away from celebrity judge John Barrowman.
So to make up for a complete lack of scoop, enjoy a ridiculous amount of intrusive photos featuring one of Britain’s most famous exports.
And don’t forget, any and all TV questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More importantly, there are no stupid questions, just stupid TV shows [see ACCORDING TO JIM].