Friday, April 27, 2012

Around the Tubes - 4/17/12

I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on Veep, James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth, The Lying Game, Major Crimes, Men at Work, Murfie, Conan, Being Mary Jane, Genesis Awards, and Dave Matthews.

- For those that watched the series premiere of Veep and were left wanting more, here is a deleted scene from the episode. And be sure to check out the latest episode this Sunday at 10:00 on HBO.

- Did you not get enough James Cameron with the recent 100th anniversary of the Titanic? Well you are in luck because this Sunday Nation Geographic Channel will air James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth premiering airing at 9:00. The special will chronicle his historic one-man dive last month to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, the Ocean’s deepest point.

- Fans of The Lying Game will be happy to learn that you will get to see where Sutton and her mom are going to go with their master plan that was revealed in the finale because ABC Family announced that they have greenlit a second season that will start filming this summer and will hit your television screens this winter.

- Also going into production is the first season of Major Crimes which started filming this week. Look for The Closer spin-off in August.

- One more show going into production this week was Men at Work, the new TBS sitcom and Stacy Keibler, J.K. Simmons, and Kathy Najimy have all signed up as guest stars. The show premieres May 24.

- Want “Music 4 Life”? is doing just that (or one free album perv week for the rest of your life). Just “Like” Murfie on Facebook and sign up for a free account to enter. If you share the sweepstakes on Facebook you can get three more entries.

- Heads up Chicago, Conan O’Brien will be in town for the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival June 11-14 where he will be filming Conan. Head over to to enter an online lottery for seats to one of the four shows.

- Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you about Gabrielle Union being cast in an upcoming BET show Being Mary Jane and you thought to yourself, “yeah she’s attractive but why should I watch?” Well here is a reason to watch: John Fracking Shaft. Yes Richard Roundtree has joined the cast along with Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls,The A-Team), Tika Sumpter(Gossip Girl, One Life To Live, The Game), BJ Britt (Vampire Diaries), Lisa Vidal (Star Trek).

- The Oscars for Animals is coming to Animal Planet May 5 at 4:00 when their air The Humane Society of the United States 26th Genesis Awards. If you miss it there will be an encore presentation May 6 at 8:00 and will be hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba and Uggie from The Artist.

- And just because, Dave Matthews premiering a new song Mercy on The Late Show:

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