As someone who considers herself stuck in the first half of a rom-com — as though my life is a DVD that refuses to skip over the damaged area so I never reach the montage where the positive changes happen that leads me to the happy ending — I am pretty much the target audience for Mindy Kaling’s new Fox comedy, The Mindy Project. You can watch the full Sept. 25 premiere below now, courtesy of Hulu. Kaling stars as Mindy, a single 31-year-old OB/GYN who’s always been obsessed with romantic comedies and has reached her own self-improvement montage — which, if all goes well, will obviously last for seasons. Here are five reasons I’m already a fan: READ FULL STORY
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With two episodes left of True Blood‘s fifth season, we can’t wait to see how the many wars play out: vampire vs. human, vampire vs. fae, and V-drinking wolf vs. hot shirtless wolf (to name a few). Since we have no clue, really, we’re throwing it to you. Weigh in on the polls below. READ FULL STORY
After his final Olympic swim, Michael Phelps said his retirement plans include perfecting his golf game — which he’s since signed a deal to do on-camera with the help of Tiger Woods’ former swing coach Hank Haney for the Golf Channel reality series The Haney Project — and swimming with great white sharks in South Africa. If you were thinking Shark Week 2013, you weren’t the only one. “We’d love to get the two most powerful water superstars together,” Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery and TLC, tells EW. And there’s at least one veteran Shark Week filmmaker with an idea how to do it. READ FULL STORY
With the men’s gymnastics underway today in London, the women prepare to take center stage on Sunday. Tim Daggett, a member of the 1984 gold-medal winning men’s U.S. team who’s calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, recalls well Kerri Strug’s vault that clinched the team gold in 1996. “As soon as she landed, I knew she did something on her first vault. As she’s walking back, she’s shaking out her ankle. I’m thinking, ooh, this doesn’t look good. The most punishing thing on your ankle in gymnastics is vault. I remember thinking if there is a person in this arena that’s tough enough to run down and do that second vault, she’s it. And she was. I knew watching it this is an Olympic moment that will live forever.”
Which Olympic moments do you not want to miss in London? We asked Daggett to pick them. Sneak a peek below. READ FULL STORY
Ask Tim Daggett, who’s calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, for his favorite men’s gymnastics memory, and even before he mentions himself clinching the gold medal for the U.S. team in 1984 with a perfect 10 on high bar, he talks about Trent Dimas’ high bar gold from 1992. “He was very good on high bar, but the U.S.A. at that point in time didn’t win medals, never mind gold medals. The gymnast before Trent went, there was a score discrepancy, and Trent’s waiting to go — he’s literally up on the podium chalking up and pacing — and this conference went on for absolute ever. Every five seconds, the anxiety and tension of waiting for them to tell you to go gets worse and worse. And his was minutes. Finally, he gets the greenlight to go, and when that greenlight goes on, you’ve got 30 seconds to mount the high bar. A lot of times, that in itself really rattles gymnasts. But he does the routine of his lifetime and sticks. It was unbelievable.”
With the men’s competition getting underway Saturday (check NBCOlympics.com for the live stream schedule, and watch NBC’s primetime coverage that night), we asked Daggett to pick routines you don’t want to miss in London. And after you’ve checked out the most promising men’s events, click over for his picks of 10 women’s gymnastics routines you don’t want to miss. READ FULL STORY
Tonight, the London Games open (NBC, 7:30 p.m. ET), and tomorrow, the swimming competition begins. We asked three-time 1984 gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, who’ll be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, to pick the five races you don’t want to miss. The times listed are when the finals will be streaming live on NBCOlympics.com before airing on NBC in primetime.
1. Men’s 400m IM (Sat., July 28, 2:30 p.m. ET): It’s the very first final on the very first day of competition, and it’s the two best swimmers on the planet — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte — in the decathlon of swimming. It’s one of only two races that they’ll be swimming against each other. Everybody’s pointing at the 200 IM final on Aug. 2, but the 400 IM is the one I’m looking forward to because it will set the tone for the rest of the Olympics for both of these guys. If you’re gonna push me over a cliff… I think Ryan has the edge in the 400 IM and Michael has the edge in the 200 IM.
The London Games officially commence Friday (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC), and the gymnastics competition gets under way Saturday with the men’s team qualification (check NBCOlympics.com for the live stream schedule, and watch NBC’s primetime coverage that night). Before he headed abroad, we asked Tim Daggett, a member of the gold-medal winning ’84 U.S. Men’s gymnastics team who’ll be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, to tell us five ways he prepares. READ FULL STORY
While we await the opening of the London Games on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC), and the start of the swimming competition on Saturday (check the live stream and TV schedules on NBCOlympics.com), we asked three-time 1984 gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, who’ll be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, to tell us the five greatest things we won’t see on TV.
1. The warmup pool. There’s hugs and kisses and cheers and tears. Even an occasional fist fight will happen back in the warmup pool. It happened in ’84 when I was competing in L.A. I just saw a fist fight start between two guys from two different countries. Even though there are cameras, people feel like they’re away from the peering eyes, so they’re not on guard as much. Sometimes you’ll see a coach get in an athlete’s face, which she or he wouldn’t do out in the competition pool. READ FULL STORY
After the Olympic cauldron is lit Friday night to open the London Games (NBC, 7:30 p.m. ET), we won’t have to wait long for the first Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte showdown — they’ll go head-to-head in the first swimming final, the Men’s 400m IM, in which Lochte defeated Phelps at the U.S. trials, on Saturday (watch live at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com or during NBC’s primetime coverage that night). As a walkup, we asked three-time 1984 gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, who’ll be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC, to name five times he’s been on the edge of his seat. Read (and watch!) his picks below, then add yours. READ FULL STORY
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