Friday, December 21, 2012

Cougar Town Still Bringing The Funny!

Check out this hilarious video from the folks over at FunnyOrDie featuring the cast of TBS's Cougar Town.

White Collar Mid-Season Premiere-First Look

Thanks to the folks over at ETOnline.

Here is the trailer sneak peek of the upcoming 'White Collar' (Season 4) mid-season premiere airing on USA Tues. Jan 22nd, 2013.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ready For More..."Catfish" MTV Picks Up Series For Another Season

via press release:


Start the New Year with an All-New Episode Airing Monday, January 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
TWEET IT: Ready for more “Catfish: The TV Show”? @MTV renews breakout hit for a second season with @nevschulman and @maxjoseph
NEW YORK, NY (December 19, 2012)—MTV announced today the pick-up of a second season of its hit series "Catfish: The TV Show".  Following the success of Rogue Pictures and Relativity Media’s critically acclaimed 2010 documentary-thriller “Catfish,” the MTV series “Catfish: The TV Show” tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world.
“’Catfish: The TV Show’ has truly captured the zeitgeist of the digital dating age,” said Dave Sirulnick, Executive Vice President, MTV Multiplatform.  “The show has resonated with our audience by portraying the real life journeys of individuals trying to navigate the highs and lows of online dating – an experience our viewers can relate to.  We are thrilled to bring the show back for a second season, and look forward to the fascinating stories that only Nev and Max can uncover."
Debuting on November 12, “Catfish: The TV Show” became MTV’s highest rated series premiere at 11:00 p.m. in network history and averaging a 2.3 P12-34 rating through six episodes, it is the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007.  Monday night’s episode marked the show’s sixth consecutive week as Monday’s #1 cable series among P12-34.  Additionally, MTV aired three of the top five original cable series for 2012, including “Catfish: The TV Show,” ranking fourth across all of cable television.    
“Catfish: The TV Show” continues to dominate the social scene, consistently ranking as one of the top five socially engaged series across broadcast and cable since its premiere, according to Social Guide.  The show also ranked as the #1 most social show across cable and #2 overall, including broadcast, for Monday night according to Trendrr.
Furthermore, viewership among the P12-34 demographic has steadily increased when accounting for DVR and other playback options.   “Catfish:  The TV Show” garnered a 29-percent increase in the series’ average P12-34 rating to date (3.1 vs. 2.4) when comparing Live+3 to Live + same day.  Additionally, the show is MTV’s top performing Video on Demand offering, averaging more 300,000 VOD transactions per week.             
The hour-long series follows Nev Schulman, whose own online love drama was the subject of the “Catfish” film, and filmmaker Max Joseph as they take viewers on a deeply personal journey that goes inside the stories of young people as their online-only romantic relationships collide with first-time, real-life encounters.
On the next all-new episode, airing on Monday, January 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, Joe was skeptical when former Miss Teen USA, Kari Ann Peniche, sent him a friend request. Now, after months of intense communication, Joe thinks it might be the real Kari Ann, and that he also might have found love with her.  Has Joe really discovered his dream girl, or is Kari Ann someone else entirely?  For a sneak peak of the episode, click here.   
Viewers can go to for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. For even more information and exclusive content, fans can “like” the “Catfish: The TV Show” Facebook page at

Monday, November 19, 2012

American Horror Story:Asylum's Zachary Quinto Talks His Character's Darker Side and much more!


Last week I had the chance to take part in a conference call with one of the stars of 'American Horror Story Asylum' the devilishly talented Zachary Quinto. I am excited to share some of the juicy Q&A chat that I think you will enjoy. ***SPOILERS ahead if you have NOT seen last week's episode "I Am Anne Frank Part 2"

He tells what he thinks about his past works. If the show has gone too far for a good scare and what is ahead for the rest of the season for his character Oliver Thredson and more!

Did you always know, or you knew from the start about your character plot twist?

Zachary Q: Yes, I knew from the very beginning. It was part of the conversation that I had
with Ryan [Murphy] about me coming back to the second installment of
the show, in the first place. It very much informed the character that I was
building from the beginning.

I felt like my responsibility became to create a character
that people could trust, or at least trust initially, and have some hope
that perhaps he is actually the one voice of reason and sanity within this
chaotic world. So it was actually more exciting for me to know from the
beginning. It gave me more to play with and more to hold back and more
secrets to keep.

How is this character different from your previous role as Sylar on "Heroes". What got you hooked on really
wanting to play this part?

Zachary Q:
I think any time an actor revisits territory that they have been in before, it can be a
source of trepidation, as it was for me. But part of the reason that I loved
what the opportunity stood for was that I got to know, going in, I got to
really build something. With 'Heroes', that character was built before I was
ever attached to it. You were eight episodes in before you met "Gabriel Grey" on "Heroes". I had no participation in that.

So for me, it was really exciting to get to go in and having all the information, and
actually be that part of the process of creating a character. That, to me,
was a difference... something that I thought, yes, that
makes sense. It also has a similar structure to the journey that I had on
Heroes, at least the introduction or the reveal. It proved
very effective in that scenario and I felt I could really also serve this story
in this particular innovation as well.

So that, and that it’s just more rooted in character and relationship, and less rooted in the sort of peripheral elements like superpowers. I liked that this was grounded and real. It’s something that I’m always drawn to is that kind of direction. So I felt like it was--and it wasn't--it's not a six year commitment as it could be with another show.

It’s self-contained and it was an immersion that I’m not going to be repeating or carrying on for an extended period of time. It was something I got to go and contribute and benefit and grow and learn, and then be on to other creative pursuits and that, I think, is an environment in which I thrive. So I was really excited about all those elements.

How did you feel doing the aversion therapy scene?  Trying to change Lana. People think they can change ones sexual preference.

Zachary Q:
I mean I think the scene was very reflective of a pervasive mentality of the time.
As unsettling as it is, I think it was powerful to revisit it and to present an
audience with a reflection of that kind of really abhorrent thinking.
Obviously, we’ve come a long ways since then and that’s great. There’s
so much progress made and more work to do.

So I think it’s always good when you’re able to, as an actor, allow
your work to be some kind of a conduit for a social discourse. I think
an examination of where we are as a society and I think this season of
the show, this iteration of … This installment of the show is really doing that in a lot of powerful ways, that being one of many. So another reason why I’m grateful to be a part of this kind of storytelling and this kind of environment.

Question: Now that we know the real Dr Oliver Thredson. Will we dig deeper into his psychosis, of why he is the so twisted?

Zachary Q: Yes, next week’s (Airing Nov 21)  show is called “The Origins of Monstrosity” and so it really
dives into a lot of the roots of the characters in this world in Asylum. So
yes, a lot of things will become clearer and probably even more disturbing
in the next couple of weeks.

Question: What are some the shows you enjoy on TV right now?

Zachary Q: I’ve been watching Homeland pretty religiously. I’m a pretty giant fan of that
show. I mean, it’s really compelling and so well executed. It’s like I’m so excited for House of Cards to come onto Netflix in February.

I’ve been known to watch an episode or two of The Voice, I
will say that. I think it’s, of that kind of programming, I think it’s really
innovative and unique and well done. I think the performers—I don’t
know—I find there’s an element of authenticity to that show that I really
respond to and I very rarely respond to any kind of reality programming.

So if I’m going to watch, it has to be people doing something that I could never do and obviously, each one of those singers that holds true for. I have watched a couple episodes of that lately.

I have watched Boss, which I think is also really great television and I hope
more people watch it or can see it. It’s like that stuff is so accessible.
So that’s kind of about it. I mean, it ebbs and flows in terms of my
availability for it.

Question: Everything we've seen Oliver do seen so far—was everything a ruse? Or is
there a side of him that deeply believes in the psychiatry part?

Zachary Q: I think he definitely believes in it. I think part of being a psychopath is an ability
to dissociate from one reality and create another one completely. I think he does that expertly. I think his level of training, medical training and intuition instinct---I think he's very skilled. I mean, that’s what allows him to get away with it as long as he does. 

So yes, I think he does believe in it, which is kind of another layer of tragedy
of the character is that he could have been something else. He could have
made a more significantly positive contribution had he only rechanneled his traumas, his energy.

Question: Is there a reason behind why he's targeting just women?

Zachary Q:
I won’t spoil it by being too specific. But it all traces back to one source, something that happened in his past. It sort of branches out to include all of these unfortunate women.

Question: Favorite of all of your roles ('Sylar' on "Heroes", 'Spock; in "Star Trek") you've played so far?

Zachary Q: I mean, I feel like each one of those experiences was so
profound and unique and my last side of six years has been just full of
growth and creative fulfillment. I don’t know. It’s hard to sort of narrow it
down one, but my favorite, I feel like they are accumulative in a lot of
ways. As far as the T.V. aspect of it goes, I would say that I feel more
settled as I’m getting older and sort of like my experience of things feels
kind of more complete.

So “Thredson” has been very satisfying to me in that regard. I just feel like
I’ve been carrying more of my experience with me into my work and as I
get older, that deepens naturally. So that’s kind of cool, but I just like to do
good work, or try to do good work with good people and I’ve been really
so lucky in that regard. As long as I continue, that’s all I could ask really.

Question:  Did you always know it was going to be an anthology, going into season one?

Zachary Q: No, I didn’t know when doing it the first time around, the timing of it
worked out really well for me because Star Trek had gotten pushed, so I
ended up having like a little bit of a window that I didn’t expect to have.
Ryan called to ask. I just thought it was going to be a couple and it
ended up being four episodes in that first installment. But I didn’t know
what it would be, and then it was in the middle of that, that he actually
brought up the idea of the second season being entirely different.

That was the beginning of the conversations, which really intrigued me,
obviously. I had been exploring the possibility of another specific job
that would have been a more traditional sort of  T.V. structure and it was
really exciting in its own way. But when Ryan presented the plan to me
about this, it just seemed like there was no question that it was a little bit
more unique and exciting to me, because of that, so that made my decision pretty clear.


Question: How does the Asylum-- the environment help you get into character?

Zachary Q: I think that our production designer and
the art department—I mean, I think they’ve done such an extraordinary
job of creating this immensely oppressive, overwhelming environment,
which does have actual characteristics depending on what part of the set
you’re shooting in. I just think it’s a gold mine of information and
opportunity for action and activities along the way. It’s just such a full environment we work in.

It’s great, and that continues in the coming weeks because you get to see
much more of the lair in which Lana is being held captive and a lot of their
scenes take place. Yes, I think the asylum itself, I think the hydrotherapy
room and what that invokes and what happens in there. I’m really grateful to the creative team, they do such a remarkable job.

Question:  How do you prepare mentally to play this dark, demented kind of role, and do you enjoy it, or find it more of a challenge?

Zachary Q: It depends on the scene. There are different levels of preparation for different
scenes in different kinds of work. So I have a combination of things that I do.
I usually just find some solitude and some quiet in a little corner of the set where there's not a lot of traffic--not a lot of people around and do what it is that I need to do.

I listen to music a lot, if I need to get into a particular emotional space, I use that and just other sort of stretching, just breathing, taking time to mostly be quiet and fine that kind of stillness.

I think that’s important. I love playing characters that go to extreme places
and I love to explore different kinds of psychological landscapes, so it is
ultimately a kind of fun, but it’s also complicated and colored by the depth
of the nastiness of it at certain times as well. That can be a challenging part.

Question: Dr. Thredson intent on using aversion therapy. Was he actually trying to help Lana ? Or was it a test?
Zachary Q: Yes, I think it was a test and I think he was also—I think a lot of his actions in the first four and a half episodes of Asylum were serving some ulterior motive. So I think he was trying to gain Lana's trust and to gain some proximity to her and some intimacy with her. I think he was definitely trying to show her that he could be there for her; that she could rely on him even through something as ugly as that and as brutal as that.
As barbaric as we can see it today, at the time it was a pervasive social mentality that homosexuality was something that could be treated medically or psychologically. So I think to that end, he was implementing the forward thinking of the time to try to help her, or try to feel like he was helping her, to make some effort to get her out of there. Then it put him in a position when it didn’t work to devise a more radical approach to getting her out; that she would then be more likely to go along with because he’s already tried the more prescribed route or institutional route. 
Let me see if I can prove that I’ve cured you, then they have to let you out. But when that doesn’t work, and he knows it won’t I think on some level, then he can sort of be more radical about it and she already has more faith in him. She already has trust in him, so she’s more likely to go along with it. I think it’s kind of a manipulative tactic that worked to a tee for him. So I think that’s what’s that’s an example of there.

Question: It seems like the second season is way more intense than the first season. Do they worry about going too far?

Zachary Q: I think that they’re certainly sensitive and Ryan is a very sensitive artist. I think he’s constantly striving for balance in his work and never wants to go too far in one extreme direction or another. I think there’s a process of refinement that the show goes through as its post production happens and Ryan is an integral part of that. I think there are checks and balances and measures in place to make sure that it’s driving in the right direction.

I think so far, it is in a lot of ways. But I do think it is more uncompromising this year. 
It is sort of tackling more things at once and really diving in and examining.
It feels like it’s pulling an audience along in really dynamic way, so hopefully that’s generating a response.
 It seems to be, anyway, with people coming back and watching week after week. 
That is, after all, I believe how they assess those things, at least at the network and the studio.

Question: What other storyline(s) are you excited to see more of other then just your character?

Zachary Q: I think that the “Kit” storyline—I really love also watching…Evan Peters I think is fantastic. 
So I really love that; I really love what Lily [Rabe] is doing, now that she’s got the devil inside. 
I think that’s just such a delicious kind of—she’s doing such great stuff with that. 
That’s really fun for me to watch and I can’t take my eyes off Jessica Lange.
 I just think she’s so committed to just her ferocity of instinct.
 She’s just like—it’s so riveting and inspiring at the same time.
So I love working with these people. I wish I had more to do with James Cromwell. 
I have never really crossed paths like the doctor in the asylum. 
Maybe there’s something to look forward to there. We’ll have to wait and see. 

 Is there a line that you would not cross with regards to horror? 
Zachary Q:
That’s funny you should ask that question actually. 
After I read the episode last night[an upcoming episode], I was asking myself the same thing. 
Yes, I don’t know. If there is a line that I won’t cross, I haven’t reached it yet; at least on this show. 
But I’m sure it’s particularly circumstantial and that I would know it if I ever was in that situation. 
I think things are handled with enough respect and professional and creative acumen.
I have always felt safe and always felt supported. 
So I think those are the two most important elements.
The trust and professionalism and we have those in excess at American Horror Story; so that’s good.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

USA Finally Giving Us The Winter Premiere Dates

USA Network have announced the winter premiere dates for 3 of their dramas.
Suits, Necessary Roughness, and White Collar have been given January return dates.
Suits will cap out the second-half of Season 2 on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 with 6 more episodes. White Collar will finish off its 4th Season on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, with the remaining 6 episodes.  Necessary Roughness Season 2 will return to air its final 5 episodes on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
White Collar and Suits have already been renewed for a fifth and third season. No word yet on Necessary Roughness.

* "Common Law" will not be coming back for a second season. The show just never really found a solid audience. The series starred Michael Ealy and Warren Kole. 

Poiltical Animals as well as 'Fairly Legal' will not be returning to USA.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Contest: Win A 'Lost Girl' Prize Pack!**CONTEST CLOSED**

                            CONTEST OVER!!!!!!

WANNA WIN A Sweet Swag? Are You a Fan of 'Lost Girl'? Please keep reading on how to win!

Attention all you 'Lost Girl' Fans!! I will be giving away two (2) special prize packs to two lucky fans. Here is what is included.

Grand Prize Pack:
  • One (1) Autographed Poster (signed by the ENTIRE cast)
  • Cast T-Shirt: Size (Large)

Runner Up Prize: 
  • One (1) Poster
  • 'Lost Girl' The Complete First Season on DVD
How To Enter To Win:
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Tweet me your answer to the following question: What is your favorite episode of 'Lost Girl' (any episode from the first two seasons) and why? 

** Contest is open to US and Canada only please! 

Winner will be picked at random and notified via Twitter!

Contest deadline is November 9th, 2012!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

'Gangster Squad' Gets A New Trailer

'Gangster Squad' will have an stellar cast including Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and Giovanni Ribisi.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Arrow Teaser Of Upcoming Episodes

Pretty much the best video EVER. It was shown at this past weekend's NYCC. If you liked the pilot. Do yourself a favor and check out the teaser of what is to come on CW's 'Arrow'. Airing Wednesday nights at 8e/7c.

Gangster Squad: New Character Posters!

A new slate of posters for the (pushed back of the original Sept 7.) Due to the horrible tragic shooting in Colorado. 'Gangster Squad' is schedule to be in theaters Jan 11, 2013.

Source: Latino Review and IMP Awards

'Being Human' Returns In 2013!

Via Press Release:



Lineup of New and Returning Guest Stars Includes, Mark Pellegrino,
Amy Aquino, Xander Berkeley, Bobby Campo and Kyle Schmid

NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2012 – The third season of Syfy’s hit drama series Being Human will premiere on Monday, January 14 at 9PM, it was announced today. Being Human stars Sam WitwerMeaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington with Kristen Hager, joining this year as a series regular. The season will consist of 13 episodes.

Season 2 ended with Aidan (Sam Witwer) buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally (Meaghan Rath) lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s (Sam Huntington) plot to kill his Maker  Ray, endangering Nora instead.

The new season also features a stellar lineup of new and returning guest stars including:
Mark Pellegrino (LostRevolution) as Aidan’s vampire mentor Bishop; Amy Aquino (Harry’s LawER) as Donna, a witch whose supernatural spells are sought out to help find Sally; Xander Berkeley (Nikita) as Liam, father of purebred werewolf twins who is intent on locating his missing children; Bobby Campo (Final Destination) as Max, a young mortician who develops a connection with Sally; and Kyle Schmid (Copper/The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) returning as Aidan’s vampire protégé/”son” Henry.

Season 2 of Syfy’s Being Human delighted both fans and new viewers seeing its audience increase over its first season. This year the show averaged 2.115 million viewers per week (10% over Season 1) and also increased double digits in key demos: 1.27 million Adults 18-49 (+19%) and 1.28 million Adults 25-54 (+23%).

Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with ZODIAK USA and is based on the acclaimed series created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper. Executive producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth),Anna Fricke (Men in TreesEverwood) who is both writer and showrunner, and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky (Human TraffickingThe Phantom) is series producer.

Monday, September 24, 2012

FOX Fall TV 2012-2013 Quick Reaction

The Mindy Project- Tune Out!
Did not laugh but once. Since I'm not a fan of Mindy's or 'The Office'. I figured it was not meant for me to like this one either.

Ben and Kate- Turn Off! 
I found this show to be over the top, and just plain old painful to watch. The only character I did take a liken to was Lucy Punch (BJ). The kid is cute, of course.

The Mob Doctor- Different. I enjoyed it. Fast paced drama with a darker mod back story. Tune in!

The Following- (Midseason) Will post quick thoughts at a later date.

  • Turn Off- Skip it.
  • Tune In- Watch it LIVE.
  • Tune Out- DVR it

'New Girl's Zooey Deschanel Talks Season 2 (Interview)

                                    Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with the the FOX comedy star. Talking about what is in store for the second season . 'New Girl'  will have it's second  season premiere on Tuesday September 25 with two new episodes at 8e/7c then another at it's regular time at 9e/8c only on FOX.

                                   Question(Part 1of 2):I just wanted to ask you—you’re so funny in this show.  Has comedy always come easy to you or is it something you’ve had to work out with?

                                    Zooey:  I think comedy’s just about being interested in comedy and what makes people laugh and experimenting.  I’ve always loved making people laugh and that was in school I a lot of times would play the comic relief character.  So, it’s different patterns; something that always pops up.  But, I did drama, too.  I sort of consider myself a comedic actress, not a comedienne.  I think it’s different.  You know I’m not a stand-up or anything.  But, playing into comedic situations is sort of where, I think, my strength lies.

                                    Question: I want also to ask, I read that Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis are going to be playing your parents.  Can you talk a little bit about that?

                                    Zooey: Yes.  I’m really excited, you know. I heard at the beginning of the season that we had talked about maybe having Jess’ parents come in last year, but it didn’t happen.  Then, this year, before even the season started, we talked about the fact that they were going to introduce Jess’ parents in the Thanksgiving episode.  So, we talked about a bunch of people and these were just beyond my wildest dreams.  They’re people that I think would be just so perfect.  I can’t wait to start shooting with them.

                                   Question: To check on that last question, I was just wondering.  Your mother’s an actress who a lot people are aware, especially from Twin Peaks.  But, did anybody ever talk on her and her interest of possibly coming on the show as your mother?

Zooey: No, no there wasn’t. I would love to work with my mom, but I think you would want to keep things a little bit more imaginative.  If I were to work with my mom, I probably would not want her to play my mom.  That would get too real....

                    Question: The last season was very much about the transition of Jess, getting over her ex, and saving up....  How much are we going to see of this losing her teaching job following her this year.

                     Question: Losing the teaching job in the season premiere.  How much of that is going to follow you and be the arc for Jess at the beginning of the season?

                      Zooey:  You know she’s been looking for a job for a little while and so they’re throwing out different jobs.  It definitely affects her life pretty deeply because this is something she’s wanted to do her entire life and considered teaching to be her calling.  So, it definitely is a blow to her.  But, I like how Jess is sort of open to new things and although she’s upset about it, she throws herself into to trying to find a new job and is pretty positive about things, which is a quality I like in the character.

                              Question: I’m wondering what new shows are you looking                                            forward  to watching this year?
                               Zooey: I’m looking forward to this whole Tuesday night lineup.  I’m very excited about Ben and Kate and Mindy Project, along with us and Raising Hope.  I think it’s pretty exciting that they built a night with us.  There are a lot of great shows.  I’ve seen the pilots of those shows and I think they’re really terrific.  I think it’s just an exciting time to be working in comedy on TV.

                 Question:  I was wondering do you have a speech prepared in case your name is called on Emmy Sunday and who would you rehearse it with?

                      Zooey:  I don’t have a speech.  I have a one in seven chance of making a speech and I’ve been just nervous.  So, I haven’t written anything.  We work crazy hours so I keep putting off writing something.  But, I’m sure I’ll throw something together.  There are so many amazing people in the category.  I feel like I have a one in seven chance.  Long story short, I haven’t written anything and therefore I have not rehearsed anything.

                     Question: I’m just curious—there’s this character who shares this apartment with all these guys and it’s kind of a quirky thing.  Do you have anything like that in your real life that you can compare to the TV show?  Or, do you have any friends like that or did you ever have to have funny roommates?

                       Zooey: I never had funny roommates really.  I’ve always had a lot of guy friends, so I love the camaraderie between Jess and the guys.  So it’s, I think, nice to have.  I have a lot of girlfriends, too, but I think it’s important to have guy friends because it sort of provides a different perspective.  I really like that relationship.

                    Question: I actually was going to bring up the same point that you just made about how the male-female relationships on the show are really great to watch because they’re really platonic and they seem to represent kind of a more modern understanding of relationships between men and women.  But, I also like the emphasis on diversity that the show has.  Could you speak a little bit to that because you guys clearly have different ethnicities playing in the show that it’s all very natural?

                        Zooey: Yes.The thing is I know that was like one thing that was important to our exec producers and also to Fox that our show be diverse and that it’s not diverse in a way where we’re making a big deal out of the diversity.  It’s just friends.  I think to speak to what we were talking to before about the relationships between men and women; the diversity is also nobody makes a big deal out of.  It’s just more of an intermingling; it’s just more modern relationships.  You see more and more on TV this happening.  I think it’s speaks to you more like a modern sensibility because that’s the way people are now.

                 Question:  I always remember that funny little snippet of a scene when Jess is teaching the Mr. Monogamy class.  I always thought it would be kind of funny to see what kind of things she might put in a dating advice column.

                       Zooey: You might want to ask another question because it’s not like this is a question I could answer just off the top of my head right now.

                   Question: Okay. Well, then can you talk a little bit about the writers have said a lot there’s a worry about getting Nick and Jess together too soon.  Do you think that that’s a problem?  Do you think—?

                       Zooey: There’s no danger of that happening.  They’re not getting together anytime soon.  I think that they’re not ready for each other and nobody is going to push them together.  So, I think Nick and Jess have a great chemistry and I work really well with Jake Johnson.  I think it’s nice the sort of love-hate-but love relationship they have.  They’re not going to throw them together or anything soon.  They might tease it out.

                       Question: I was wondering how hard is it to work with the guys without cracking up, especially Max?

                        Zooey:  I don’t really ever crack up.  That’s my job because I’m an actor.  We’re in the situation and it’s not really about.  They’re all funny, but we’re all just for our jobs and we’re all professionals.  So, it’s not really like we’re all just laughing all the time.  It’s, again, especially it’s pretty basic acting, not cracking up.  Sometimes we’re laughing.  We make each other laugh.  And, they’re all funny.  It’s not like Max is funnier than Lamorne and Jake.  They’re all really funny.  I just want to say that.

                        Question: There was an evolution of your character from the beginning of the first season to the end, where they kind of mellowed you out in terms, correct me if I’m wrong, but in terms of the quirkiness of the character.  Was that something that you encouraged or is that something that was just a very natural evolution?

                      Zooey:  Well, this is a natural evolution, but it was two things.  One, at the beginning of last year, I always said this, “She’s not going to always be in the same heightened state that she is in the pilot because in that situation she’s just gone through a crisis.”  Now, if it were a movie, you might just see her in slice of her life.  But, it’s a TV show so they stretch it out.

                                    You see somebody in a lot of different situations and she gets confident, more confident and changes and she bawls and grows up and a lot of things over the season.  She is just like how somebody in a crazy heightened sense of reality.  I always thought of the show as we were aiming for reality.  Now, we have silly situations that sometimes throw our life into some broader stuff.  But, ultimately, I’m always grounding in reality.

                                    Here’s the other thing is I’m watching every week and seeing what’s working.  I’m using my own sensibilities to inform how I play the character.  So, if I think something seems like too much, the next time we do something like that I’m going to pull it back a little bit, you know.  I think all of us are doing that.

                                    The writers and the actors are going for what works best because sometimes on the day you don’t always know how to play something, but the fact that we’ve done however many episodes and I’ve been looking at them and seeing what works that’s going to inform how I play it.  I have a sort of shorthand for my character and I know what’s working and what’s not working.  I think that’s one of the privileges of doing television is the ability to evaluate my own performance and try to improve upon my own....

                        Question: The Mindy Project starring your friend, Mindy Cowling.  How would you feel about a cross-over episode between the shows?  Do you think that Jess and Mindy would be friends in real life?

                      Zooey:  I do. I think that would be really fun, actually. 
                                   That’s a good idea.  I like that idea.

                      Question: You have a lot of amazing guest stars coming up in Season  Two.One that people have been asking about is will your friend Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever come on?  Who would you like him to play?  Who would you imagine him in relation to Jess?

                        Zooey: I don’t know. I hadn’t thought about that.  I don’t know that he would.  He’s kind of like a movie star.  I don’t know if he would do it.  I don’t know if he has time.  So, I don’t know.

                     Question:  Zooey, I’ll ask you about The Simpsons.  What was the experience like?  Has it been in the works for a while?  Just generally, what was it like?  Are you a fan of the show going back?

                      Zooey: Yes, I’ve been a huge fan of the show since I was like ten years old and really exciting.  I did an episode four years ago or something; four or five years ago, and it was really fun then.  But, I had to record it.  I was working in Philadelphia and I had to record it out there.  So, I didn’t get to see all the people read or record with any of the actors.  So, this time, I got to record with Nancy and that was really exciting.  I got to sing some songs and I actually got to write two songs for them.  So, one for this episode and one for the next I’m on.  That was super exciting.  I don’t know—it was kind of dream come true.  It’s been an amazing experience and I’m a huge fan of everyone over there.  It’s been nothing but fun.

                    Question: How would you describe your personal style?  The next part of my question is have you ever been able to take any items home from the fashion closet or have you ever worn anything of your own on the show?

                      Zooey:  I would describe my personal style as feminine.  Then, with the show I’m not allowed to take wardrobe home.  That’s Fox ….  I do sometimes buy stuff that I have tried on with our costume designer or worn on the show.  Separately, I’ll go on-line and buy it.  But, I have actually worn my own stuff on the show a couple of times.  Last year, there was something I wore when I went out to dinner with Liz, the show creator, and she liked the shorts I wore, so I wore them on the show.  Actually last week I wore a dress that was mine.  So, a few times I’ll wear my own stuff.

                    Question: Obviously you’ve  found yourself having great success on TV, movies, and music.  Which one of those outlets do you enjoy most?

                       Zooey: I like them all for different reasons.  I think it’s important to do a lot of different things.  These are all really exciting, fun jobs.  You don’t want to stop appreciating them because of the grind.  So, I think it’s really important to have, at least for me, different things that I enjoy doing.  They all play different roles in making me feel creatively satisfied.  I really like the collaboration of doing movies and television.  But, I like the sort of solitary work of doing music.  I love live performance, too.  So, it’s all really great.

                                 Question: Your co-star, Max Greenfield recently said in an interview, he joked around that you guys have this whole pre-Emmy beauty routine worked out, which I though was hilarious.  But, I do want to know is your style on Emmy night going to be similar to your vintage style that you...last year and do you have any pre-Emmy beauty routines.

                              Zooey: To your first question, in my style, I can’t change my sensibilities.  So, you’ll see.  I think it’s really a great job, so I’m excited.  Pre-Emmy beauty—we work crazy hours and I try to keep things as low key as possible because it makes me less nervous.  I try to just have a good time, basically, while getting ready because otherwise it’s like it’s silly to get too upset about anything because the whole thing is supposed to be fun.  It’s a treat that we’re all getting appreciated.  It should be something that we enjoy.  So, if you’re not enjoying it, then what are you doing?  So, I never freaked out to much about the fashion or the hair or the make-up.  It’s supposed to be fun, not work.  It’s fun.

                                   Question: I was just wondering—I know that eventually, hopefully, Nick and Jess will get together.  But, I was wondering if there was going to be any romantic detours with the other roommates, either Schmidt or Winston?

                                   Zooey: I don’t think so.

                                   Question:  No?

                                    Zooey: I’m going to say no.

                                    Question:  A solid no?

                                    Zooey: I’m going to say no.

                                          **Conference Call**

ABC's Fall TV Reaction (Mini) Review 2012-13

666 Park Avenue- Tune In!
I liked this show. It has the potential to be a hit for ABC. It's a mix of 'Melrose Place' (based in NYC) but  with a sci-fiction twist!

The Neighbors- Turn Off!
Nothing special here. The humor was very similar to that of 'Third Rock from The Sun'. Doubtful I will change my mind about this show.

Malibu Country- Turn Off!  I found it painful to watch yet another Reba-ish sitcom. Not funny. It tried way too hard to be funny.

Family Tools- Turn Off!
It was just plan old unfunny television at it's best worst here. I did however--enjoy a brief cameo by comedian Jo Koy.

How To Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)- Tune Out!
I am a fan of Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) her character here is a tad annoying. It has a few chuckles, if nothing else is on. Give it a shot.

Nashville- Tune Out! (Mixed feelings)
Watchable, just not my type of show. I like both of the female leads (Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere). A plus if you like your drama that is a little bit country. I will watch it, just going to let my DVR do all the work.

Last Resort- 

  • Tune In= Watch LIVE 
  • Tune Out= DVR/TiVo worthy
  • Turn Off=Don't bother watching

Thursday, September 20, 2012

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 First Look (Video)

Thanks to the folks over at the CW and Facebook. Here is the EPIC (If I don't say so myself) first look at the fourth season trailer for "The Vampire Diaries"  the new season starts Thursday October 11 at 8e/7c.