X Factor, Glee & Parks & Rec...the Fall TV Season is ON. GET YOUR EMMY BALLOTS IN! - Kristy Carruba
Published: September 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM GMT
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Last Updated: September 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM GMT
By Kristy Carruba
The answer to Thursday's Saved by the Bell Trivia Question: Slater's nickname for Zack was "Preppy"
FIRST FIVES: He Who Shall Not be Named, Bobby Aguilera, James Schiro, David Gorin & Neil Moffatt. Interesting...all guys!
Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5
X Factor-FOX 3.5/9.3
Big Brother-CBS 2.5/7.4
The Voice(R)-NBC 1.7/5.4
Modern Family-ABC 1.6/4.6
Wednesday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5
X Factor-FOX 643,456
Big Brother-CBS 259,487
The Voice-NBC 97,443
Wednesday's Cable Top 5
The Big Bang Theory-TBS 1.1/2.5
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo-TLC 1.0/2.1
Royal Pains-USA 1.0/4.2
FX Movie-FX .9/2.2
American Dad-Adult Swim .8/1.9
Wednesday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo-TLC 96,194
Royal Pains-USA 44,551
The Challenge-MTV 38,525
Top Chef-Bravo 30,497
Ghost Hunters-Travel 26,437
Late Night Ratings Week of 9/10-9/14
The Daily Show-.4/.8
The Colbert Report-.4/.7
Early Morning Ratings Week of 9/10-9/14
Today Show 1.5/4.3
-The X Factor judges were in Greensboro, North Carolina last night. Now I know why Britney looks so bad...she apparently does her own make-up. Or at least that's what the producers want us to believe. They also think we would believe that Simon Cowell would eat grits. Not a chance. Will Jones, the first to audition in Greensboro, may eat grits, but definitely not Simon Cowell. Will came out and we all thought he would be singing some Flo-rida or Kanye, but he opened his mouth and out came some pretty decent country music. Every one's just looking for that next Susan Boyle moment. Next up was a guy with no teeth named Kelvin, a redneck, lawnmower repairman who spoke hillbilly. The judges and I couldn't understand a word he said and booted him pretty quickly. Julia Bullock was prepared to blow off her ex-boyfriend and her band to go to Hollywood. Her ex was getting more and more upset as the crowd and the judges went wild for her. I didn't see it, she wasn't a favorite of mine. But I'm betting she changed her relationship status to single after the audition. I think I've mentioned how much I love the song "Hallelujah", I collect different versions of it. Jeffrey the single dad's performance of it gave me chills last night. He's my fave so far. A crazy storm struck the arena, literally and figuratively...First, Krysten a girl who was told to come back later and try again, came back and stunk...then went nuts, threw a water bottle on the cameraman, then a chair and left. During all of that the venue and a production truck were struck by lightning. That actually made the show a bit interesting.
-If we didn't get enough Britney (Spears) on the X Factor, Glee decided that a second all Britney (Spears) episode to cheer up Brittany (Pierce) who is in a major state of depression, was absolutely necessary. I don't know if I would agree, but Ryan Murphy and Simon Cowell are pretty powerful people in Hollywood, so I'm sure the double dipping Britney strategy was one (or both) of their ideas. Did you guys happen to notice the extremely phallic volcano erupting with red lava during "Womanizer"? How much can you push the envelope these days? Kudos for trying and getting away with it though. Puck's bro Jake doesn't look anything at all like him, but he does play the guitar and he can sing pretty well. I loved the mashup of Brittany's (Spears) "You Drive Me Crazy" and Aerosmith's "Crazy" whoever thought of that one gets a thumbs up this week. I never thought of Rachel as sexy at all, but her "Oops I did it Again" number was pretty hot...for Rachel. Rachel needs to blow off Finn and go for it with the super cute Brody. If you guys hate me for that...sorry. I was never a huge Finn fan. While it was good to see Puck, bizarre to have him flew in from LA to tell the 1/2 brother he never knew he had to get his act together. Other than bringing back Puck that entire storyline made no sense at all.
-Parks & Rec...finally!!! Rob Lowe's hair...back. "Lit-ralee"...back. Ron's hair was looking pretty special too, had to give him a shout out. Ann and Tom were pretending to still be a couple just to prove a point and win 1000 bucks, classic, but they lost before the end of the episode. Some surprise guest appearances while Leslie was in DC visiting Ben...Real life senators Barbara Boxer, Olympia Snow and John McCain. Now those are some GREAT cameos right? Famous people nobody really recognizes? If you need some big surprise guest starts, Rob should be able to get Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez or Mike Myers right? Make some calls Rob. Happy to have the Pawnee team back for the Fall, I've missed them all.
-ABC announced Tweetapalooza yesterday and since I really want to say and type the word Tweetapalooza I must tell you guys all about it. Starting with the Emmy awards on Sunday, various cast members of ABC Primetime shows will be tweeting live for the entire week ending on Sunday 9/30.
Here are a few Tweetapalooza highlights:
Dancing with the Stars: @Tom_Bergeron, @brookeburke, @carrieanninaba
Modern Family: @sofiavergara
Once Upon A Time: @ginnifergoodwin
There are a bunch more if you are interested...let me know, I will give you the full list.
Yes...there are even MORE Emmy facts for me to share as we get even closer to Emmy night. (GET YOUR BALLOT IN NOW)
- The actual Emmy award weighs 6 pounds 12 1/2 ounces
- There are 400 awards created each year by the R.S. Owens Company in Chicago
- Each Emmy takes 5.5 hours to create
- 47 Emmy designs were turned down before the one we know today was chosen
- Each Emmy statue is handled with white gloves to prevent fingerprints
- 14 different venues have hosted the Emmy's
- Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling devised the Emmy judging panel in the 1960s when he was president of the Academy
- The Academy has over 15,000 members divided into 28 peer groups
-For anyone NOT buying the new IPhone 5, the IOS 6 upgrade hit my phone yesterday with lots of cool new features. I need to play around and gather some info on them all, but if you haven't updated your software, you should give it a shot over the weekend.
-A few key premiere dates for some of our Bravo favorites and some that I am betting will become favorites:
11/4-Real Housewives of Atlanta
11/5-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
11/7-Top Chef Seattle (The one with Wolfgang Puck)
11/13-Million Dollar Decorators-I LOVE THIS SHOW!
-You know I don't do politics, but I do vote and think it's really important to vote, so when I saw this West Wing video, I had to post it. For all of you West Wing fans...you'll love this one: http://mashable.com/2012/09/20/west-wing-reunites-video/
-For anyone who is planning on seeing a movie this weekend, I have two suggestions. First there is the new Richard Gere movie Arbitrage which is in theaters AND on iTunes. I watched it on my couch last weekend for 6.99 and it was really good. I've always been a huge Richard Gere fan and he was great in this one. However, it's been a long time since I've seen a movie that left me speechless, but The Intouchables will do that to you. If this one is playing anywhere near where you live, you have to see it. I don't want to tell you anything about it, and don't Google it. Just go see it.
TWO DAYS UNTIL THE EMMY'S. I LIED, YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR BALLOT IN TODAY, BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS YOUR LAST SHOT!
Friday's Saved by the Bell Trivia Question courtesy of Heather Sparks (Thank You by the way): Who won the "Miss Bayside" pageant?
Have a great weekend!
Send your Trivia Answer to Kristy at Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.
Kristy Carruba is currently Media Manager for Verizon Wireless Consumer Products where she oversees the investment and inventory management for all National media. Kristy has always had a passion for TV and started writing “TV News of the Day” in January of 2011 which evolved into Watching Way Too Much six months later. Kristy can be reached Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.
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