Quote of the Week: I want to rub my brain with Purell. (Annie, Community)
Song of the Week: Stand by Me – Ben E King (as sung by Ben Vereen, Wayne Brady and Barney, How I Met Your Mother)
Big News of the Week: Lone Star First to Go: In one of the least shocking news items of the week, Fox was quick to cancel a the most critically acclaimed new shows of the season, which is the very reason I haven’t bothered to watch anything on the network since the series finale of Arrested Development. With Outlaw, The Whole Truth, My Generation (Scooter's Update: My Generation joined Lone Star in the two episodes and canceled club when ABC officially canceled the show yesterday) and Undercovers also hovering just above the CW median average, Lone Star may have some company before we celebrate Thanksgiving. For other quickly axed shows, head over to The Daily Beast where they countdown 10 Most Quickly Axed Shows of the Last 10 Years. Anyone remember The Will?
Links of the Week
- For other thoughts on the new fall season, head over to The New Yorker.
- Fans of The Glades, stars Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez will be hosting an online viewing party during the final episode. Head over to Facebook to RSVP.
- New episode of Eastbound and Down airs tomorrow and for those that cannot wait that long can download the Kenny Powers’ Home Run Fiesta: Deep Inside Mexico app for the low, low price of free in all its 8-bit glory.
- In other HBO news, their latest documentary premieres Monday at 9:00. Sins of My Father features interviews with Sebastian Marroquin (formerly Juan Pablo Escobar) and his mother, Maria Victoria, and never-before-revealed home movies, photographs and audio recordings from the Escobar family archive.
- The new season of Don’t Forget the Lyrics premieres Tuesday on My Network TV and will feature the Backstreet Boys. No, contestants will not try to remember the next line of I Want it That Way; Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Nick Carter will be playing the game to raise money for UNICEF.
Lastly, here is something every straight dude can agree with: Glee Sucks.
Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:
Free Download of the Week: Pilot - No Ordinary Family, Season 1 (iTunes): If you missed the season premiere, or just want to have for prosperity, here is your chance. Also, you can check out my preview of No Ordinary Family.
Deal of the Week: 100 Albums for $5 Each (Amazon MP3) This deal includes albums by Gnarls Barkley, Spoon, John Mellencamp, and Duran Duran.
Video of the Week: The Roots recently teamed up with John Legend for an album of soul covers and naturally promoted the release on Late Night. Since they are the house band, they got to perform a ten minute epic of the Bill Withers song I Can’t Write Left Handed. And as a bonus treat, another live performce by the two of the Arcade Fire song, Wake Up (not to be confused with the title track off their album Wake Up!).
Next Week Pick of the Week: The Challenge: Cutthroat, Wednesday at 10:00 on MTV: The promos have made it a little ambiguous of what “Cutthroat” will differ from other Challenges, aside from being three teams this time around. The season will see the return of CT who is conspicuously missing from the original cast list which probably someone will be kicked off before there is even a challenge, which is something CT knows a lot about.