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Griffin Confirms the End of ‘My Life on the D-List’

Posted in What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , on January 7, 2011 by Nick Caruso

Reality Blurred reports that Kathy Griffin’s Bravo reality series My Life on the D-List is officially over, because, well, Griffin is no longer a D-Lister. This pretty much seems like a no-brainer.

Griffin hinted at the show’s conclusion in mid-November, but with Bravo’s announcement of four Kathy Griffin comedy specials airing this year, the official cat has been let out of its official bag.

“It was a really tough decision because I think of the D-List as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons and I also think it was really time to stop doing it. Reality is great, but I really didn’t set out to be a reality star. So now it’s time to spread my wings and show that I’m a little different than Kate Gosselin. I’m not saying better, but maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit,” she told People.

In a press release, Bravo’s Andy Cohen said the network is “giving Kathy Griffin an unprecedented four new stand-up comedy specials on Bravo in one year. Kathy’s quick fire humor and ability to tap into pop culture make for must watch television.”

I dig Griffin and I’ll miss her sweet and innocent mother, Maggie. But not enough to actually read her book. (Sorry, Maggie!)


For Lovers, Dreamers…and Lindsey Lewis

Posted in DANCEPARTY!!, things I like that you should like too, What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , , on December 16, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Watch. Love. Learn. Repeat.

Conan O’Brien Announces Title of New Show

Posted in funnn, happyyy, What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , on September 1, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Dear Conan: You complete me.

And also: I can’t quit you.

Now, TBS will actually, finally, live up to its mantra:  Very Funny.

See you in November, pal.


R.I.P. ‘Party Down’

Posted in What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by Nick Caruso

If you’re my friend on Facebook, follow The Winz on Twitter, or currently reside in my cell phone contacts, then you already know: I’m taking this hit pretty hard. Starz has decided to not pursue further production of Party Down. It’s axed. Canned. Outro.


The show revolved (Past tense. Oof) around a catering company and the quirky characters it employs. Led by Ron Donald and his ‘Ron Donald Dont’s’, Party Down manages to screw up every job they get, ensuring that the only tip they’ll receive is a comment card full of hate filled feedback.

Season 2 wasn’t as strong as it’s predecessor, though the Lynch-less season did have some amazing cameos – Steve Guttenberg and Kristen Bell for starters. Witty writing, a cast with brilliant comedic timing – the entire crew should be applauded.

We’ll miss you, Party Down.


Top 10 Most Watched Series Finales Ever

Posted in What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by Nick Caruso

As noted, we’ve had to say goodbye to two staple powerhouses this month: Lost and 24. Neither came even close to garnering the high ratings of these Top 10 classic finales. Let’s put this shit into perspective, shall we?

The top 10 most-watched series finales are:

1. M*A*S*H: 105.9 million
2. Cheers: 80.4 million
3. Seinfeld: 76.3 million
4. Friends: 52.5 million
5. Magnum, P.I.: 50.7 million
6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 50 million
7. The Cosby Show: 44.4 million
8. All in the Family: 40.2 million
9. Family Ties: 36.3 million
10. Home Improvement: 35 million


1. How does 105.9 million viewers even happen!? It’s also sort of unfair – DVR is clearly affecting numbers today. Too bad DVR is like crack and we’re all addicted. Also to note: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a full episode of M*A*S*H. Wah, wahhhh.

2. Friends is one of the most overrated shows ever. Lame that it’s #4.

3. How the shit is Home Improvement on this list? I liked it when it was on, but really? It was a show about a guy who grunts all the time while getting hurt on his cable access show. Nothing beat it for the 10-spot? Ooof.

4. I miss Family Ties.


Bad networks! Bad!

Posted in What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Nick Caruso

It’s about that time of the television season – our favorite shows are ending, cliffhangers are leaving us high and dry…and a few networks are making batshit crazy programming decisions that will leave us completely irked. Let’s take a look, shall we?

1) Parks and Recreation gets shafted to mid-season

NERDS! Why, oh why must this be so! Granted it’s not canceled, but I still have room for complaint here. The Amy Poehler led comedy about a small town Parks and Recs department and the government “officials” (I use that loosely) that run it has made leaps and bounds this year in its second season. The character of Andy has finally come into his own, secondary characters Donna and Jerry were added to much success, and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) became a star. The comedy is tight, smart, and better than The Office. And the Rob Lowe cameos are off the wall! Mid-season, NBC? Really!? Parks and Recreation is not a mid-season show. See! This Facebook group says so!

2) The Sarah Silverman Program is cancelled

I guess there’s not too much to say here. Comedy Central gave the show multiple seasons to really dominate the airwaves, and I suppose Silverman and company failed to do so. Or maybe its because the comedy rarely evolves into something new. But dammit all to hell – I loved it. The program’s comedy is so dumbed down and idiodic that it’s genius! It’s a shame others didn’t feel the same.

3) ‘The next Lost,’ aka FlashFoward, is also canned

Was ABC’s FlashForward perfect? Not by a long shot. But did it have outstanding potential that was just beginning to be tapped? Absolutely. For starters, the networks are high in thinking that there will ever be another show that compares to Lost. Kudos for trying, but clearly both FlashFoward and V are not the answer to ABC’s programming hole once Lost leaves us for good. But keeping V and axing FlashFoward was not the way to go – they should’ve went Missy style and flipped it and reversed it.

FlashFoward is going to leave so many questions unanswered! I liked the cast and the stories that were unraveling, it just needed a little more love and nurturing to really tap into what this show was capable of. Oh, and also, I hope V crashes and burns. Sorry, Morena Baccarin (I love youuuu).

Though I’m mildly heartbroken about these decisions, at least they aren’t as devastating as the Angel or Dollhouse calls. oooof. and rip.


Beavis and Butt-head: Funk that!

Posted in dog and pony show, What's NOT on the telly? with tags , , , on April 26, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Oh, how I miss this show…and watching it on DVD (minus the videos!) just isn’t the same.