Pop culture news you can actually use. Or if not use, then at least read without feeling like you just lost five minutes of your life. Because those five minutes…they do add up.
Let me repeat that in simple terms: in the midst of an international recession and a flu hysteria pandemic, the U.S. government wants to re-open a case about a tit appearing on national television…five years ago. Dear rest of the world: please mock us for this. Because, honestly, we deserve it. What the fuck. Source.
New: The aforementioned Community, Day One, 100 Questions, the aforementioned Parenthood, and Trauma.
Returning: Heroes, Parks and Recreation, Southland and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update (which honestly I had no idea they had tried to spin that off–I thought they were kidding in this article) for six episodes in the fall.
AWOL: Chuck, Law & Order: Classic, Medium and My Name is Earl
L&O and Medium may be waiting to get an episode number finalized. Earl might be dead. Chuck everybody seems to be hurrahing that it’s coming back, but no official word yet. Which means probably. In fact, if you were trying to get people to rally around a show, I’d renew it internally but not announce it to get people buzzing about–that may be what’s happening, but that sound far too intelligent for a network.
Anyway, the rest of the news will wait for May 19. “NBC is expected to split its year into two halves, using the Winter Olympics as a natural mid-way point.” It could be worse: they could take a page from Marvel and DC and make all the series have to tie-in to the Winter Olympics somehow. You know it’s coming.