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Letterman is a Treasure

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The intro when Dave realizes the inappropriateness of the Catfish And The Bottlemen album cover and then essentially just says “Eff it” anyway is just one of the reasons that Dave is great and will be sorely missed after he signs off in May.

Oh, and the track’s pretty great too. Just copped the record and like what I’ve heard so far.

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January 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Morning Links: 2/14/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Happy Hallmark And Russell Stover’s Day! Here are some links to get you and your better half started today:

*Cougar Town finally – thankfully – returns to ABC’s schedule tonight. If you’ve never sampled the show – and I’ve talked about this in the past – you’re really missing one of the best comedic ensembles on television. Yes, its title is horrible and yes, its producers know that. If you’ve ever been inclined to watch it in the past but couldn’t get past that title, check out this piece from Alan Sepinwall over at Hitfix that extols the virtues of the show and comes complete with copious video clips. What you’ll see is one of television’s funniest sitcoms by far.

*The Walking Dead’s midseason premiere drew a record 8.1 million viewers to the AMC apocalyptic zombie thriller, proving that people (who aren’t my six-year-old son) really, really like zombies. Seriously though, those numbers are staggering and solidify The Walking Dead’s standing as one of television’s most popular shows. Gotta say… love that people are getting into something as bleak as this show. That doesn’t happen every day. Good on ya, America. (Via The AV Club)

*What the what? John Goodman is reuniting with his former television wife by joining the cast of Roseanne Barr’s trailer-park sitcom for NBC, Downwardly Mobile? Shit… I’m gonna have to watch this now, aren’t I? Damn you, John Goodman. (Via Warming Glow)

*Awesome Casting News Part 1: Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) will be joining Jason Katims’ medical drama pilot for NBC, County. Jordan’s Parenthood co-star Jason Ritter had been previously announced as part of the cast and, to be honest, this is shaping up to be the pilot that I have the highest hopes for. And, as any post about Jordan must require, I leave you with this: “Where’s the boy, String? Where the fuck is Wallace?” (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Awesome Casting News Part 2: Stephen Root will be joining the cast of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire for its third season this fall. Find me a bad Stephen Root performance and I’ll call you a liar to your face. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Awesome Casting News Part 3: Bradley Whitford. Parks And Recreation. That’s all. (Via The AV Club)

*According to series star Joel McHale, someone will be dying on Community when it returns to NBC’s schedule at some indiscriminate time in the future. Warming Glow has placed odds on some of the suspects here. There’s no way that it’s a major character and Leonard is waaay too obvious, so I’m going with Magnitude although I’m giving Annie’s Boobs an outside shot.

*Craig Ferguson has signed a deal with CBS to continue as the host of the Late Late Show through 2014. Ferguson’s one of television’s best late night hosts bar none so it’s good to see him rewarded like this. Let the speculation over whether he’s Letterman’s official successor begin. (Via Warming Glow)

*Ryan Phillippe will be taking his first starring television role in Everwood creator Greg Berlanti’s untitled police drama pilot for CBS. Phillippe joins the previously announced Chi McBride (Human Target) and Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Southland) in the promising-sounding cast. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Per EW’s James Hibberd, Fox announced their spring schedule which, frankly, looks a whole lot like their winter schedule save for the welcomed return of Bob’s Burgers, the second-season premiere of the previously-thought-dead Breaking In, and the proper premiere of the utterly laughable Touch. Oh God… was Touch ever horrible. I’ll have some thoughts on that posted closer to its mid-March debut.

*NBC announced that the Bryan Fuller-helmed reboot of The Munsters that isn’t really a reboot of The Munsters because it stripped away almost everything that signified anything about The Munsters is being retooled and has thus been pulled from NBC’s fall schedule to be held until midseason. I think I speak for everyone when I say, “That shit was on NBC’s fall schedule?!” (Via The AV Club)

*Oprah’s apparently at the point that she needs to beg for viewers on the Titanic… er… Oprah Winfrey Network. How the mighty have fallen. (Via EW)

Morning Links: 2/3/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Let’s get to it:

*People still like Tosh.0. Its fourth season premiere attracted 3.1 million viewers to Comedy Central on Tuesday night and helped buoy the new sketch comedy series Key & Peele to a promising debut at 2.1 million viewers which was Comedy Central’s best series launch since 2009 according to TV By The Numbers. I’ve heard really good things about Key & Peele and am looking forward to checking it out in the next few days.

*I’m an avowed FX whore but, even if I wasn’t, I’d think that this project sounded interesting. From The Hollywood Reporter, comedian Dana Gould and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl are teaming up on a sitcom that follows a band that’s on the verge of breaking up that seeks counseling from a couples therapist. The relaxed content guidelines on FX makes the prospect of this series much more appealing than if it were being pitched to the networks. The THR report also mentions that Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers also has a series in development with FX so, if nothing else, the next FX company party should have a pretty kickass set list.

*While David Letterman may be more ambivalent these days, Howard Stern still hates Jay Leno and refuses to do The Tonight Show even despite the fact that he’s an now NBC employee because Howard’s good people. Leno, on the other hand, is an asshat. [Via Warming Glow]

*Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) was cast as the co-lead in a new Showtime series (Masters Of Sex) about sexytime 60s couple Masters & Johnson? Yes, please. [Via The AV Club]

*Linked from Warming Glow solely for the Alison Brie GIF. Donald Glover’s PSA about saving Community is great, too, because we all know how I feel about Community. But mostly Alison Brie.

*Very nice pilots reference list put together by James Hibberd over at EW. If you’re wondering what’s in contention for spots on the networks’ fall schedules, his list is pretty comprehensive.

*Also from Hibberd, another day… another JJ Abrams pilot, this time for NBC.

*ABC Family has renewed its inexplicable hit, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, for a fifth season according to TV By The Numbers. The fallout? The promise that Shailene Woodley showed in The Descendants will be squandered for a fifth year.

*Fringe will be falling off of Fox’s schedule for three weeks in March but will run for eight straight weeks ending in May when most of the network’s shows will be airing their season finales. However, the three-week benching has lead some to fear that this is a precursor to Fox axing the show entirely due to its low ratings, even for its low-pressure Friday night perch. As TV critic Myles McNutt pointed out on his Twitter feed yesterday, criticizing Fox for this is pretty unfair. [Via TV By The Numbers]

*Question: If Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot for NBC is no longer called “The Munsters” and is ditching the signature makeup of its titular family entirely, does it then cease to be a reboot of The Munsters? [Via The AV Club]