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May 13, 2010

The Most Incredibly Exciting Week Ever

Okay, that may be overstating things a little, but seriously, folks, there's a lot of exciting pop culture stuff going on in the next week or so. Here's a rundown of the things that interest me. (Notes: All times are Eastern. Here's an explanation of "upfronts".)

Thursday, May 13
8 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries season finale (The episode description promises death and destruction. Damon says he wants to eat cotton candy and steal Stefan's girl. Yes, please!)
10 p.m.: Private Practice season finale (Okay, I'm not actually that excited about this, but apparently a main character will die, so there's that.)

Friday, May 14
Robin Hood and Letters to Juliet come out. No, I'm not expecting cinematic greatness from either, but as I am a fan of Matthew MacFadyen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and laughably bad historical movies, in the former case, and Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, silly Taylor Swift songs, and Italy, in the latter case, I am looking forward to both of these.

Monday, May 17
9 p.m.: Gossip Girl season finale (Blair responds to Chuck's ultimatum and, as usual, Jenny does something that makes us want to kill her. Necessary preparations: watch An Affair to Remember; buy scotch.)
10 p.m.: Castle season finale (I'm rather hoping this will see the end of Anders Demming getting between Castle and Beckett, but we'll see. It's too early in the series for Castle and Beckett to get together, anyway.)
Muse's new single, "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)," is released. (On a Monday? Yeah, I don't know.)
NBC and FOX Upfronts

Tuesday, May 18
9 p.m.: Neil Patrick Harris guest stars on Glee. Joss Whedon directs. (I don't need to explain why this is exciting, do I? Didn't think so.)
11 p.m.: Bradley Whitford on Chelsea Lately
The Demon's Covenant, the second book in Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon trilogy, is released.
The third album of songs from Glee comes out.
ABC Upfronts

Wednesday, May 19
8 p.m.: The Good Guys preview episode (If you're unclear on my feelings about this, um, head over here.)
Google I/O 2010 begins.
CBS Upfronts

Thursday, May 20
8 p.m.: Bones season finale (They're saying it's going to be shocking and polarizing, again. So I'm a little worried. But at least no alternate realities this time!)
9 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy season finale
10 p.m.: The Mentalist season finale
Google I/O 2010 ends, so we'll hopefully have an Android-as-hotspot announcement by then.
CW Upfronts

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February 25, 2010

West Wing Not-Quite-Reunion, on Your TV Tonight

1. Sarah Silverman said in an interview a while ago that Bradley Whitford would be guest starring on the Sarah Silverman Program this season.
2. Yesterday, someone at the show tweeted that someone from Billy Madison would be on tonight's episode.
3. Bradley Whitford was in Billy Madison.
4. Then they tweeted that two people from The West Wing would be on tonight's episode.
5. Josh Malina (Will Bailey) tweeted a while ago that he and Whitford were going to be on the same Sarah Silverman episode this season.

So! It is POSSIBLE, I suppose, that three completely other people are going to be on the show tonight, and the Whitford/Malina episode will be later this season. But! When you hear hoofbeats, don't look for zebras.* I think it's pretty safe to assume that it's tonight. (And SOME West Wing folks will be on regardless, so...) Set your TiVos! Comedy Central, 10:30pm Eastern.

Why do I call it a not-quite-reunion? When I asked Malina whether he and Whitford were appearing together, he told me they were on the same episode but did not actually work together. (Because of this and their well-publicized practical joke war/the way they "hate" each other, I would like to nominate them as dark horse and possibly tongue-in-cheek candidates for this. But I doubt it's actually them.) But still! Two of my favorite actors in one half-hour episode. I will not complain.

UPDATE: After I wrote this post, Josh Malina confirmed that he will be on tonight's episode. All my detective work turns out to have been unnecessary. Ah well!

* This is a phrase that my physician mother actually uses, and that the interns were taught on Grey's Anatomy. I point this out only because I feel any time something on Grey's resembles actual hospital practices, it should be noted, as it is so rare.

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February 14, 2010

A Valentine from Code 58

We now have video proof that Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks are action heroes:

Happy Valentine's Day!

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January 26, 2010

Code 58 Day!

Today is a glorious day: It's Code 58 Day! No, the show isn't on until May. But today's the day when they started filming in Dallas! If you haven't heard of Code 58, it's the new Bradley Whitford/Colin Hanks show from Matt Nix about a mismatched pair of cops. I made a Twitter list of people associated with the show that I will continue to update. Follow it here. There are some great production updates, including the fact that Whitford and Hanks were doing dueling Christopher Walken impressions between takes. We can only hope that that makes it onto some DVD special feature...

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January 21, 2010

Your Bradley Whitford non-news of the day

In this all-around amusing TV Guide video of various actors backstage at the press tour, Bradley Whitford says that his quirky talent is tying his legs behind his head:

But he won't/can't do it in those jeans. Never fear! He did it on Ellen a few years ago:

So there you have it.

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January 21, 2009

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