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Kevorkian Doc Debuts on HBO tonight. Re-airs This Week.

Stick a needle in him he’s done.  Dr. Jack Kevorkian the man known as Dr. Death, gets the HBO Documentary treatment in Kevorkian.  Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose participation in at least 130 assisted suicides earned him the nickname “Dr. Death,” courted controversy in the 1990s by arguing for death with dignity, and ended up being sentenced to a ten- to 25-year prison term for the 1998 death of Thomas Youk.   Despite serving eight and a half years in prison, Kevorkian today insists, “I don’t have regrets.  In fact, I’m thankful.”

Directed by Matthew Galkin (HBO’s “I Am an Animal:  The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA”), KEVORKIAN paints an intimate and surprising portrait of this complex man when it debuts MONDAY, JUNE 28 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.  Other HBO playdates:  June 28 (5:25 a.m.) and July 1 (1:00 p.m., 12:20 a.m.), 4 (4:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (12:15 p.m.) and 13 (4:45 p.m.)

Hung Returns to HBO this weekend

HBO’s hit series Hung returns for another go this Sunday (tomorrow) before the premiere of Entourage.  In the recession-plagued suburbs of Detroit, Ray Drecker and his unlikely pimp, Tanya Skagle, have taken on slick “life coach” Lenore Bernard as co-pimp, devastating Tanya in the process.  With Lenore pushing a debonair version of hooker Ray on her upscale clients, Tanya wants to prove she has the “right stuff” when it comes to being a successful – and far more ethical – pimp than Lenore.  Meanwhile, Ray finds his feelings for his ex-wife Jessica rekindled.

Back to the Grind

The Golden Globe-nominated comedy series HUNG kicks off its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by the season premiere of “Entourage,” with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.  Created by Colette Burson & Dmitry Lipkin (creator of “The Riches”), the timely show uses dark humor to tell the story of a man fighting to survive personal setbacks that have been compounded by a troubled economy.

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Entourage Returns to HBO and we have tons of Video!

Entourage returns to HBO for it’s 7th season, Sunday (Tomorrow) at 10:30 pm. If you miss this episode, it’s HBO there will be plenty of repeats during the week.  Courtesy of our new friends at HBO, we have tons of clips after the break.

Season 7 Behind the Scenes

Episode 1 Synopsis

The director of Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) latest action film talks his star into doing his own driving stunt, agitating both Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Ari (Jeremy Piven).  Turtle’s (Jerry Ferrara) attraction to Alex (Dania Ramirez), an underperforming employee, threatens to damage his fledgling car-service business.  Ari looks to add to his resume as “the biggest agent in the world” by forging an alliance with the NFL.  Worried that his holding deal is about to expire, Drama (Kevin Dillon) pressures Lloyd (Rex Lee), now his agent, to land him a project.

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Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family’s Take on Hateful Girls who Like to Text Message. Michelle’s Review

While all the broadcast networks fall all over themselves to produce the same type of shows in three over used genres – Procedurals, Hospital and Cops, I have to turn to the Cable Networks to get some variety. ABC Family has an interesting new show called Pretty Little Liars which is basically a rip off of Gossip Girl only these girls are somehow involved in the murder of one of their own.  A year has passed since one of their own went missing; now the remaining girls are receiving text messages from the dead girl.

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Glee Finale Makes Michelle Cry like a Baby!

I went to New York last week for a White Collar set visit so I missed out on reviewing Glee’s amazing finale last week.  I’ll admit it, I cried like a baby during most of the episode. I felt like Sue (Jane Lynch) was ridiculing me when she made a crack about Will’s penchant for constantly crying.  I didn’t talk much about Glee since it came back from break because frankly the episodes didn’t live up to the promise shown in the first half. While it lacked narrative drive and too many songs, there were still a couple of stand out moments like Will (Matthew Morrison) and Neil Patrick Harris’ amazing vocal duel on Aerosmith’s Dream On, or Mercedes (Amber Riley) doing a tear inducing Beautiful or the heartfelt Glee club version of One.  When Glee works, it’s simply amazing.

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Starz Gets New Version of Torchwood!

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Who cares about the new iPhone when Starz just announced they are getting the new version (This is a co-production between Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide, and BBC Worldwide ) of Torchwood in 2011! Ten episodes have been ordered and John Barrowman (Capt. Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) are returning to lead the new cast. The official press release is after the break.

 

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Television: Starz Finalizes Casting For Their Camelot Series

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Los Angeles – June 3, 2010 – Starz and GK-TV announced today that Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton have signed on to the upcoming series “Camelot.” 

”With Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton in the cast, we’ve got actors who can bring real passion and intensity to their roles,” Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said.

Starz Media Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik added, “All of the best TV shows were marked by great actors in the ideal parts, and that is certainly the case with the talented cast on ‘Camelot.’” 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this world class cast for ‘Camelot,’” said Graham King.  Added GK-TV President Craig Cegielski, “This announcement further solidifies GK-TV’s mandate of being the premier destination for cinematic-quality TV programming with a global appeal.”

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SyFy July 4th Marathon – Greatest American Hero

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Look what’s happening to me, I can’t believe it myself, suddenly I’m on top of the world….. SyFy is really early announcing their 4th of July marathon, but why not, it’s one of my favorite shows – The Greatest American Hero will play 20 hours straight. If you can’t wait until the 4th, it’s now available on Netflix Instant Streaming. My television must not stumble upon this or it’s all I’m going to do.

TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (05.26.10 Finale)

Season 9 of AMERICAN IDOL is about to come to an end.  Who will wear the crown?  It’s mom and indy girl Crystal Bowersox versus former paint store guy and rocker Lee DeWyze.  Everyone pretty much agrees that Crystal took the night last night, but that doesn’t always translate into a win.

Also tonight, Simon Cowell’s swan song.  We say goodbye to Mr. Cowell and perhaps goodbye to IDOL.  How does it come back with no Simon?  That’s a question for another day.  On with the show…

Ryan tells us at the top of the show that before the finale there was only a 2% difference between Crystal and Lee.  VERY CLOSE.

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