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We pitched five shows to TLC -- here's what they said

As you know, TLC recently aired a special titled The Man With the 132 lb Scrotum. Let that sink in for a second.

So just how out-there does an idea have to be to get the green light at TLC? To find out, we got on the phone with the network’s development execs, Amy Savitsky and Mariana Flynn, and pitched them five of our best ideas in hopes that they would get picked up and we could leave this journalism business once and for all.

How’d we do? Read on.

TITLE: AGIN’ CAJUNS
PITCH: The Golden Girls meets Swamp People: all the laughs, drama, and WTFs of a retirement home in Cajun country.
TAGLINE: “Where the bayou plays bingo”
TLC VERDICT: DEVELOP “This is fun, and if you want to take it to the next level, there are some things we could play with — like an upstairs-downstairs thing, where the young employees are catering to the older folks,” Flynn says. Savitsky explains further: “There’s a great battle of the generations that could take place there. For the network, it would be helpful to infuse the cast with some younger folks.”

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Does SportsCenter need to worry about the new Fox Sports 1 anchors?

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On Saturday FOX launched its 24-hour sports channel FOX Sports 1, and despite a solid roster of NASCAR, UFC, and MLB games, the clear must-watch on the schedule is the the flagship highlights show, FOX Sports Live and it’s co-anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. Onrait and O’Toole have been entertaining Canada for years with their unique brand of sarcasm and adorable Canadian accents, and this weekend they traded in their beaver-pelts and igloos for spray tans and plastic surgery as they headed south for their debut from Los Angeles. In a throwback to the haloed SportsCenter days of Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, FOX Sports 1 is banking on chemistry and entertainment from their anchors to drive ratings and pull in viewers.

Here are a few of the highlights:
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Cory Monteith: Matthew Morrison dedicates cabaret show to 'Glee' costar

In keeping with the show-must-go-on spirit of his TV series, Glee star Matthew Morrison went ahead with his cabaret act, Up Close and Personal with Matthew Morrison, this afternoon following the death last night of his costar Cory Monteith. According to a source at the show, Morrison walked onstage at NYC’s 54 Below theater with his Glee piano player, Brad Ellis, who also accompanies him in his stage show, and said to the crowd, “Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room. What do you do in this situation? We came here to do a show. You came here to see a show. And that’s what we’re going to do. We’re doing this in Cory’s honor.” The audience applauded, and Morrison invited his band onstage for a special rendition of “What I Did for Love,” a song performed by Lea Michele on the second season of Glee. Morrison has five additional shows scheduled through Wednesday.

What would have happened on 'Happy Endings' season 4? Producers say...

The bittersweet saga of Happy Endings still has a sad conclusion: No other network stepped up to the kickball field’s home plate after ABC killed the show in May, meaning that Brad, Jane, Penny, Alex, Dave, and Max — Maaaax!! — will live on only in our weird fanfiction memories.

That said, at least we’re getting a bit of closure. Series creator David Caspe and Executive Producer Jonathan Groff (no, not that Jonathan Groff) recently did a postmortem interview with TVLine in which they discussed the show’s fate — “For me, the show’s a gigantic success,” said Caspe, who is such a Dave — and teased a few of the storylines fans could have expected if Happy Endings had survived to see 2014.

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'Catfish: The TV Show' react in GIF form -- Ramon and Paola

This season’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show,’ which premiered Tuesday, June 25 at 10 p.m. on MTV features so many OMG moments that it is best to analyze each episode with equally expressive reactions. And not just text-based or still image reactions — GIF reactions. READ FULL STORY

Fourth of July TV listings: James Gandolfini's Iraq war doc, marathons of your favorite shows, and more

Happy 237th birthday, America — let’s celebrate with TV marathons and specials!

Although we encourage enjoying the sunshine with a hot dog and a cold beverage in hand, you never know when some channel-flipping assistance may come in handy. With this list of choices, there is something for everyone — kid-friendly binge-watching, cable favorites such as The Walking Dead, and Independence Day classics like … Independence Day.

In the event of gloomy weekend weather, a nasty sunburn that sends you indoors, or simply the need for new drinking-game inspiration, check out all the TV marathons and specials happening this Fourth of July weekend:
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'Catfish: The TV Show' react in GIF form -- Anthony & Marq

This season’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show,’ which premiered Tuesday, June 25 at 10 p.m. on MTV features so many OMG moments that it is best to analyze each episode with equally expressive reactions. And not just text-based or still image reactions — GIF reactions. READ FULL STORY

Teen Choice Awards nominations: 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Glee' have a musical face-off

The second wave of Teen Choice Awards 2013 nominees is full of aca-awesome. The Monday announcement revealed that Pitch Perfect received four nods, only coming second to Fox’s Glee, which swept round two with five nods.

Whether you find these musical sensations aca-amazing or aca-awful, the show is sure to feature something for everyone. Other nominees include Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine, and Demi Lovato, who will all join the previously announced nominees across a fun bundle of categories, ranging from Choice Comedian to Choice Twitter Personality.

The show is shaping up to be quite the medley of teenage favorites in film, television, music, fashion, comedy, and sports. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once-a-day per category for their favorite Teen Choice nominees at the TCA website. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 10. A list of second-wave nominees is below, and the two-hour ceremony airs Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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PopWatch Viewing Party: Lifetime's 'Anna Nicole'

Last night, Lifetime premiered its destined to be Peabody-, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and (why not?) Nobel Prize-winning film Anna Nicole. A prestigious (and I must add, courageous) group of EW staffers convened at my apartment to see whether the biopic could give Citizen Kane a run for its money. Read on for a sampling of our reactions to Anna Nicole. READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston's Reddit AMA: Ryan Gosling's soft skin, Power Rangers, and sarcasm

Who is Bryan Cranston to you? Walter White? Heisenberg? Hal? Hammond Druthers? Apparently to at least one participant in Tuesday’s Reddit AMA session, the Breaking Bad star is also just some dude who asked to crash his random table of diners when a Culver City restaurant was too full.

But, the session wasn’t all sweet celebrity encounters. Just take a look at Cranston’s takeaway from the restaurant story. He deflected the silly questions with quippy responses (i.e. the softness of Ryan Gosling’s skin), addressed sincere ones with care, and even made a few people kind of uncomfortable with some of his answers as we all wondered whether or not he was kidding (like when he answered this question about his funniest time on set). But, Cranston just proved once again that he is kind of awesome. Also, he made 6 distinct references to people getting crushed by cranes, so we can probably rest assured that he didn’t actually witness a death on set. And we can all start obsessing over whether or not this is a clue about the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad.

Cranston also conducted the session to raise awareness (and money) for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Take a look at some of our favorite moments from Cranston’s session.
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