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One show in the franchise should fire its entire cast
As new versions of "The Real Housewives" franchise come and go, so do cast members. New cast members bring new perspectives, new clothes and, most importantly, new drama. The problem comes when cast members overstay their welcome.
The clones continue to unravel the master plan, as does Detective Bell
One of the best things about "Orphan Black" (and there are many, many good things about this savvy little series) is how meticulous the writers and producers have been about all the little details. As so many of you have commented, when there is a mistake on this show, it's like spotting a Scaly-sided Merganser hanging out by the public pool. It happens, but not all that often, and it really goes to show how carefully constructed this show is. Granted, it has to be. If it wasn't, do you really think any of us would be this excited about clones, a subject that could easily be pure '70s retro kitsch?
We welcome our first guest and talk Ray Manzarek and more
For the first time ever, CulturePop welcomes a guest! Steve Silverman, the director of the web series "The Inn" and "Pretty" was so much fun he'll be lucky if we don't try to drag him back every week. We think you'll be really interested in Steve's projects as well as his opinions on all things pop culture as well. Plus, he's funny, and you know we like funny.
Fox gives you a new workplace nightmare to worry about
There are a few standard workplace nightmares that will make the average person bolt upright in bed, sweating profusely and hoping desperately it was, yes, all a dream. Walking into the office buck naked is one. Being given a fifth grade math test instead of a job interiew and realizing you've forgotten how to do long division. Now we have a new one: finding out your office has been selected to appear on "Does Someone Have to Go?"
It's not quite 'Waiting for Guffman' but not exactly 'Idol,' either
The concept behind "Showville" (AMC, Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.) is pretty simple. Hollywood blows into small towns, auditions the hams in the populace for four slots in a local talent show, then two coaches help the final four refine their acts so that one victor can take home $10,000 and bragging rights as the town's favorite act. The problem is that finding a focus and, more importantly, a tone for this hour-long is not so simple. Just as "Showville" searches for talent, it's still seeking its own focus.
The final five episodes begin airing June 13
The ballet docuseries returns on July 22
If you simply can't wait for more ballet class drama, the good news is that you don't have to find a ballet class. The CW has announced that the docuseries "Breaking Pointe" will return for another season one week earlier than previously announced. The new premiere date is Monday, July 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
In the season ender, Deacon and Rayna face a nightmare
The Poison singer gushes over the open road and family bonding
Do you remember when Bret Michaels was simply the badass singer of Poison? How about when he was a little older, and perhaps not as much bad as overwhelmed by crazy chicks on the VH1 series "Rock of Love"? Or how about when he showed he's actually a badass business man by winning "Celebrity Apprentice"? Well, now Michaels is 50 and, though he's still got a rock 'n' roll heart, he isn't afraid to revel in suburban passions we normally associate with grumpy middle-aged dads on sitcoms who say things like, "One more word and I'm turning this thing around!"