Friday, November 22, 2013

The answer to Thursday's Trivia Question: The name of the show I was wracking my brain about on TLC was “Trading Spaces” and Paige Davis was the host.

First Fives : Mike O'Dea, Neil Moffatt, Bobby Aguilera, Phyllis DiCesare and Heather Sparks

Honorable Mention: Lillian Doremus
Bonus Trivia Question: Fred Savage directed Wednesday's episode of “Modern Family.”

Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5

Modern Family-ABC 303/10.0
Criminal Minds-CBS 2.8/12.2
Survivor-CBS 2.4/10.1
The Middle-ABC 2.2/8.3
CSI-CBS 2.1/11.0

Wednesday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

X Factor-Fox 492,634
Arrow-CW 34,682
Law & Order SVU-USA/NBC 33,431
The Tomorrow People-CW 31,658
Modern Family-USA/ABC 24,029

Wednesday's Cable Top 5

American Horror Story-FX 2.2/3.9
South Park-Comedy Central-1.5/2.3
The Big Bang Theory-1.3/2.9
NBA Rockets/Mavericks-ESPN 1.0/2.0
American Pickers-History .9/3.3

Wednesday's Cable Trendrr Top 5
American Horror Story-FX 223,945
NBA Rockets/Mavericks-ESPN 88,113
South Park-Comedy Central 35,491
NHL Penguins/Capitals 34,512
Preachers of LA-Oxygen 13,020

Wednesday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings

X Factor-Fox 260,400 Tweets
American Horror Story-FX 149,600 Tweets
Girl Code-MTV 29,800 Tweets
South Park-Comedy Central 20,800 Tweets
Pro Football Hall of Fame-3,800 Tweets

Late Night Ratings for the week of 11/11/13-11/15/13

Tonight Show with Jay Leno.8/3.8
The Daily Show.7/1.6

Late Show with David Letterman.6/2.8

Jimmy Kimmel Live.6/2.5

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.6/1.9
The Colbert Report.5/1.2


Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.4/1.4

Last Call with Carson Daly .3/1.1

Conan .3/.7

@Midnight .3/.6

Early Morning Ratings for the week of 11/11/13-11/15/13

Good Morning America 1.9/2.2

Today Show 1.8/2.1

CBS This Morning .9/1.0

Parks and Recreation

What's better than one episode of “Parks and Rec? Two episodes of “Parks and Rec.” The first episode started out with a Play 60/NFL integration that didn't have much to do with the rest of the episode. I guess it was cool that the cast got back on the Colts field and hung out with the team, but in general, it was what it was: Product integration.

I absolutely HATE that Leslie Knope was booted out of office. I hate that Ann Perkins and Chris are moving to Michigan and I have a love/hate relationship these days with Councilman Jamm. All he's done, and all he'll ever do is make Leslie's life miserable. For that, I hate him. However, his hypnotic hair, Benihana cook top, obsession with Michelle Wie and female wrestlers and his "My Mouth Got Jammed" T-Shirts all make watching him so enjoyable, especially the hypnotic hair. I can't take my eyes off it. A million other things happened in both episodes last night. Ron and Chris built cribs. Ron sold his cabin to April for an asthma inhaler, a gum wrapper and 50 cents. There was Barks & Recreation, where everyone found their spirit dog. Fun for everyone. Ben got fired from Sweetums, hired at the accounting firm, quit and will now be the new city manager once Chris leaves making him his wife's boss. Pretty sure the town voted for fluoride in the water but now it's called TDazzle or H2Flow or something. There was so much bamboozling I'd have to go back and re-watch the entire episode to see where we netted out water wise. Best part of both episodes: Leslie and Jamm singing "Summer Nights" from Grease. Jamm took the Sandy part, check it out.


It was MY FAVORITE, Billy Joel week!!! The cast did a great job, but you can't really screw up Billy Joel, although I did walk out of "Movin’ Out" on Broadway, that did suck, but I digress. I don't know how many bedrooms there are in that loft, but right now, Kurt, Rachel and Santana are living in it together. You know that if Blaine gets in to NYADA and Sam becomes a male model, the Fab 5 will be living all together under one roof. Well, at least if they all split the rent they may be able to stop ordering in and go out for dinner once in a while. Back in Lima, Artie was helping Becky check out a college so she could stop being Sue's Becretary and learn to live on her own. Of course Sue freaked but she eventually came around. Who'd have thought that the one person to go out on their own would be Becky? Marlie's still heartbroken about Jake cheating on her even though Ryder is WAY too in to her. Ryder annoys me, so I hope Marlie doesn't come around and goes right back to Jake. Who was the big time supermodel making a guest appearance as the HOUSE OF BITCHETTE agent? Five bonus points if you know who it was. She thought Sam had potential and especially enjoyed his trouty mouth. I especially enjoyed his nearly naked photo shoot. What's with Rachel's eyebrows? Super thick right? Loved Santana getting annoyed that every big decision, argument or conversation in the loft (or anyplace else for that matter) has to end with a song. Of course she couldn't stay away when they all sang "Just the Way You Are" to Sam because that's the cure for everything on “Glee.” SING! Other songs were: "Movin Out," "Piano Man," "My Life," "Honesty," "Innocent Man" and "You May Be Right." Sort of hoped for a version of "Vienna," but you can't have everything.


Two worst words ever...WINTER FINALE. Not only does that totally suck, but now I have to wait two weeks for the big cliffhanger just to start waiting AGAIN! To be honest, I didn't care much at all about the Lisa Kudrow and her sister/daughter storyline. Okay Harrison finally got a little something, but glad that arc is over. So let me get this straight: Olivia's Mom's been locked away in a cell for 20 years with no light, no phones and no TV, but she can kill her doctor, escape AND find her daughter in 10 seconds after eating her veins until they bled? I love you Shonda, I do, but COME ON!!!! Didn't you freak out when Olivia smashed the Fitzphone? How's he going to get in touch with her? How will they make up? Jake told us he'd find a way and he did. Helicopter to Vermont to reveal the sickest cabin built just for her. That did it. Back in sync, back on track, back together but apart, you know what I mean. Mellie knew the deal as soon as she couldn't reach either one of them. She just knew. Cyrus...O.M.G. I think James got him. Of course we don't believe that James cheated with Steven Carrington. I'm assuming that he turned the tables on Cyrus. It’s one of those “be careful what you wish for” scenarios right? I hope so because as Cyrus told Mellie, "My husband's not like your husband." I agree. James is one of the good ones. You knew it was only a matter of time before Huck found out about Quinn. TWO WEEKS we have to wait. Five bonus points for each of the songs from last night’s episode.

Of course last night’s episode of “Parenthood” was written by Jason Katims.
Cried watching Victor go to school.
Cried watching Julia fall apart.
Cried when Hank was talking to Max about girls.
Cried when Kristina lost the election and went to the ugly cry when Emma thanked her in sign language.
Cried the most when Kristina's friend in the wheelchair showed up to vote.

Needed a Xanax for every scene with Julia and Joel.
Needed a Xanax for every scene with Amber and Ryan.
Needed another Xanax after the fight scene.
Needed a Xanax for anything relating to Drew and Natalie...been there done that big time!
For the record, I didn't take any Xanax.

I knew Crosby didn't vote...he's SO that guy!
Tenafly has computerized voting booths and Berkley doesn't?
Max and Ruby...did you catch that?


-A great December roster of hosts and musical guests for “SNL” in December: 12/7, Paul Rudd and my current favorite boy band, One Direction. 12/14; John Goodman and Kings of Leon and on 12/21, NBC's giving me a late Hanukkah/early Christmas present. My FBFF, Jimmy Fallon and his BFF Justin Timberlake together! Can you imagine how insane that episode could be? OMG can't wait!!!

-Fox made some mid-season programming and scheduling announcements yesterday. I loaded the premieres into my chart for you all. Good news for me, “Glee” moves from Thursday to Tuesday. “Dads” wasn't on the schedule, not sure what that actually means yet. No official word from Fox that it's been cancelled. Also not on the schedule anywhere: “The Mindy Project.” Mysterious moves, but let's wait and see what happens.

-This is hilarious. If I had enough connections and enough money to pull awesome pranks on my neighbors, I'd do this too! Check out Jimmy Kimmel's holiday prank.

-Sosie Bacon was named Miss Golden Globe 2014. She's Kevin and Kyra's daughter.

Friday's Trivia Question : Dr. Turk, Dr. Cox, Dr. Kelso, Dr Dorian, Dr. Reid and The Janitor. Name the show.

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