When it rains, it pours. And it poured on tonight’s episode of Survivor Cagayan. But would the gloomy skies ever open up for the Brains tribe, which has already sent two members home? My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's recap is now live!], but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY
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It was a night of big decisions, big challenges, big contestants (in the form of former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson) and big screw-ups as Survivor kicked off its 28th season in grand style. My full recap will be up at 1am, [UPDATE: Dalton's full Survivor recap is now live!] but if you have already watched and want to read on and sound off on what happened and who was eliminated, then continue on here by all means. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s Survivor: Cagayan premiere.] READ FULL STORY
“I don’t know what to say. I’m starting to feel like a real butthole here,” Jeff Probst admits at the beginning of the third special Adult Swim has labeled The Greatest Event in Television History.
See, for over a year now, Adam Scott has been attempting to stage a star-studded ’80s TV series credits recreation that truly lives up to that lofty label. Already he’s tried and failed twice, despite help from famous pals Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler.
So you can understand why, at the beginning of this quirky series’ third installment, Probst decides to manage our expectations — electing to change the name simply to An Event in Television History. That’s better!
The event itself: A recreation of the opening credits for Ted Knight’s 1980-1987 family sitcom Too Close for Comfort, which became known as The Ted Knight Show during its sixth season. This time, Scott recruits performers including Catherine O’Hara, John Glaser (a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Councilman Jamm), Kathryn Hahn (who appeared in the first Event as well), Brooklyn 9-9‘s Chelsea Peretti, and The League’s Jason Mantzoukas, who plays the special’s intense director. Spoiler alert: All goes according to plan, barring one unfortunate incident of cast mortality.
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SPOILER ALERT! Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water. Major spoilers to follow. READ FULL STORY
Survivor: Blood vs. Water claimed its first victim tonight as the third place finisher in the first Redemption Island duel was eliminated from the game. Was it Rupert, Candice, or Marissa? And who was the latest person to be voted out of their tribe? My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's Survivor recap is now live!], but read on if you’ve already watched tonight’s episode to weigh in on what went down. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday's episode of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.] READ FULL STORY
Breaking news: Adam Scott and Jon Hamm’s shot-for-shot recreation of Simon & Simon‘s opening credits sequence was not, in fact, the Greatest Event in Television History.
“How does an error this egregious happen?” wondered Jeff Probst — the host of 2012′s hyperbolic Adult Swim special — in a follow-up that aired last night. And while Probst couldn’t really answer that question, he could present a new video, one which “we’ve been absolutely assured is the Greatest Event in Television History”: a recreation of the opening title sequence from another classic ’80s TV series (Hart to Hart), this time featuring “beloved star Amy Poehler” and “working actor Adam Scott.”
The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.
In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)
My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”
Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!
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Jeff Probst has quickly become the Law & Order of television hosts, in that he’ll now be on television at any given moment. It was announced today that Probst, who has won three Emmys for his work as host on Survivor, will now head to daytime television and put his hosting skills to use for a new talk show in 2012. As EW’s Dalton Ross reported, “The new show will cover everything from newsmakers to ordinary families in extraordinary circumstances.”
So, since it sounds like Probst’s show will be on par with most other daytime talk shows (unless of course, he stars asking people about their colons, like that meddling Dr. Oz) we’re wondering what kind of talk host should he be? Should he impart his own brand of wisdom like Dr. Phil (with the same Southern accent, if possible) or let the guests do most of the talking instead (unlike, say, the ladies of The View)? READ FULL STORY