Saturday, January 15, 2011

Good TVeets

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tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
"[Chaos is] intended to be relentlessly fun; we assume if you're tuning into CBS, you're looking for fun." Tom Spezialy has never seen CBS.

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Ostroff says The CW's success in TV is only overshadowed by their success online. I'm not sure I would have said that out loud.

HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
This Kickass Women of The CW panel is gonna be followed by The Sexual Harrassment Seminar of the Viacom.



TVKel Kel Kendrick
I've got to believe there is an alt universe where #VeronicaMars & #Terriers are tops in ratings & nobody has heard of Snooki.
MariaBoydGSU Maria Boyd
Writers of SPN are creating a show for Sarah Michelle Gellar. Please excuse me while I fangirl out. WOOOOWEEEEEWAAAA!
Serrae melissa miller
If this is real- I die. RT @TVMoJoe #Buffy fans, you may explode: SMG is returning to TV via new CBS show. http://bit.ly/h8SFFZ
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
That last message is NOT breaking news. I realize that.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
It's over. Now everyone is going to drink. #TCA
HerQueue Alexa Planje
From what it sounds like, stylists for the CW #TCA panel didn't realize that being a Kick-Ass Woman doesn't mean you need to show your ass.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I'm barely looking at the stage anymore. Too much leg crossing and adjusting and it's making me uncomfortable.
thefutoncritic thefutoncritic
The CW at #TCA: A reporter notes some of their characters kill people. I assume they're not talking about HELLCATS.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"I think a guy who doesn't like a tough chick is a loser." - Maggie Q, likely to be the panel's most-tweeted line.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
I'm now copy editing the CW's press materials. They are woeful.#tca
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"We're in a tough category in terms of being believable in this genre," observes Maggie Q. She's smart.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
If we all drank everytime a Kick-Ass Woman of the CW said "kick-ass" on this panel, we would have all died 20 minutes ago.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
OH MY GOD. EVERYBODY STOP SAYING KICKASS. #tca
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
The CW has also seated the blondes to the left, brunettes to the right. #hereiam #stuckinthemiddlewithyou #tca
rcatlin Roger Catlin
The "Kick-Ass Women of the CW" panel is wearing all black, as if they've come directly from the funeral of Michigan J. Frog. #TCA
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I choose radio silence in this session. Based on the length of Maggie Q's dress, anything I say can and will be used against me.
writerchica MariaElena Fernandez
The kick-ass women of the #CW are up next. Normally, I could kick their ass, but since I'm sleepy, I think I'm in trouble. #TCA
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
It's late Friday on the next to last day of #tca. Spirits have flagged. And you know what that means. VANDERDANCEPARTY!
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
When is Les Moonves going to put The CW out of its misery? You know he wants to. Yet here we are. #tca
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
"I have never cried on a treadmill." Sara Rue would make AWFUL reality television. #tca
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
I'm going to wait for surgery spinoffs "Lap Band for the Wedding Band" and "Suctioned for the Function."
theTVaddict Daniel the TV Addict
When Dawn Ostroff is finished touting her Network's "growth," can someone please ask her to comment on ratings for THE GAME on BET #TCA
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"Shedding for the Wedding" manages to simultaneously reenforce the necessity of thinness and matrimony.
elgray Ellen Gray
The CW's "Shedding fot the Wedding" is apparently about loss of weight, not hair. Or skin. #tca
JustinFowler Justin Fowler
Hey, it's time for me and the 5 other people in world who care about it to sit down and be disappointed by Human Target!
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
The CW has already begun shooting its first pilot, "Danni Lowinski." Yeah. *That* title isn't gonna get changed.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Oh, CW, don't ever change. They are showing stats that say they've had bigger growth than any network. Too tired to even mock that.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
Paul Hewitt introduces Dawn Ostroff as the original kick ass woman of the CW. She says she's been called worse. By some of us.#touche #TCA
Memles Myles A. McNutt
If The CW's Kick Ass women panel does not feature Tasha coming onstage with a shovel to enormous applause, Press Tour is WORTHLESS.
Ugh, I hate phone plan research. It's worse than watching Bones.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
And now for something completely different: The CW is coming up next. They have "Kick-Ass Women of the CW" panel. Oh, dear.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
My irritation with this show is keeping me upright. RT @writerchica: I can't help but notice how awake @sepinwall seems.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Critics: We already had an "Episodes" panel discussing Matt LeBlanc's fictional penis. Can we NOT do that again?
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Percentage of the TCA room that isn't battling a cold of some sort right now: 26%.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
"Porn is real people having sex on film, and these people aren't real, so no, I don't think we've ever gone too far" - Tom Kapinos #TCA

zhandlen Zack Handlen  
@tvoti Do you want to throw up afterwards?

tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
I don't like Californication, but it's supremely watchable. You can watch a whole season before you even realize you have. It's like eating an entire bag of Double Stuf Oreos in one sitting.#tca
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Things getting awkward at Californication panel, as only one reporter seems to like the show enough to keep asking questions.
stayingin Vlada
Wow, there's a lot of Californication hate on my Twitter feed right now. #TCA
BrentPiaskoski Brent Piaskoski
CBS stands by Charlie Sheen and his hit sitcom. Warns boring guy on 'Shit My Dad Says' that same thing does not apply to him, so behave.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Californication: Really about hope, says creator Tom Kapinos. Also, bangin'. #showtime #tca
writerchica MariaElena Fernandez
#Californication is "about hope." Oh. #TCA
elgray Ellen Gray
"Californication" clip reel reminds me what bugs me about supposedly "adult" comedy: its juvenile fondness for "retarded" and "retard." #tca
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Ugh. Californication. I hate you, America.
IMDbTV IMDb TV
Somebody asked how #Shameless would be affected if Frank died in a drunk driving accident. Ouch. Macy: "What a buzzkill." #TCA
stuartenyt Stuart Elliott
Audience for #JerseyShore last night was more than the total number of gyms, tanning salons and laudromats in New Jersey
noelrk Noel Kirkpatrick
#LiesForeignShowrunnersTellUs RT @IMDbTV: Paul Abbott, creator of UK's #Shameless, says H'wood did not bastardize his vision#Episodes. #TCA
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"No, not one," says original "Shameless" creator Paul Abbott on whether he's had any "Episodes" moments.
TheRealJethro Jethro Nededog
I should pay #Showtime to play this character. - William H. Macy#Shameless #TCA
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"When people ask me about my vision for Showtime, I like to cite Shameless." - Nevins
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Neil Jordan is trying to say "The Borgia" de-emphasizes orgies and incest. I know. What's the point, right?
MattMitovich Matt Mitovich
If that #TheBorgias sizzle reel was any indication, give them the directing Emmy now.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
This one reporter keeps asking more questions about gigolos.#presstourfatiguehassetin
LaceyVRose Lacey Rose
"Its not like we’re trying to appeal to a demo.We want women+men.We want anybody who wants to write a check every month."-Nevins on Showtime
thesurfreport Surf Report Di
Today's #Showtime passwords: premium, special, quality, consistency #TCA
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Showtime: "It's about being deep and psychologically sophisticated and taking people where they don't usually go."
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Then he says, "It's not a plot-driven show. It's fundamentally a character-driven show." #showtime #tca #alsonoooooo
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
"I think there's a lot of life left in Dexter," says Nevins. #showtime#tca #nooooo
HerQueue Alexa Planje
Wait, #Showtime thinks a show about gigolos in Vegas fits its brand but a mini-series on The Kennedys doesn't? #IHeartPremiumCable#TCA
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
David Nevins says of a show about gigolos: "I embrace that." #tca#showtime #gigolos
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"What it came down to is it didn't really feel like Showtime, it didn't feel like premium cable." - Nevins on The Kennedys.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
"Episodes is a hardcore funny half-hour," says David Nevins. I think roughly 3/4 of this room would disagree. #showtime #tca
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
One hour unscripted series of professional baseball - it will follow MY WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SF GIANTS... Nevins said he considered the Dodgers, but wanted "winners." And "a real baseball team." I totally made that up for Dodger friends.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
"I was looking for a cable show and I landed on network. I got my cable show; it's just on CBS." -Julianna Margulies
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
"I need literally everything in words" - Julianne after she gets confused and thinks LGBT is the new law firm name.#TheGoodWife #TCA
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"I have sex with a sheet-cake in the second episode... Spoiler alert," Biggs says. This amuses Sarah Chalke.
wcdixon Will Dixon
All my tweets today have been first drafts...I will be revising and putting out pink tweets later this afternoon.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
Journos in the room are proving they have not seen the #MadLove pilot by these questions. #oy #TCA
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"Chaos" is about the low-tech bureaucracy of the intelligence biz. So "Rubicon." Only... not.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
Bret Ratner directed the #Chaos pilot. That probably speaks volumes about why I didn't enjoy it. #CBS #TCA
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Freddy Rodriguez's story of being peed on by a scorpion is maybe not the best "Chaos" selling point.
Zap2itRick Rick Porter
CBS is at #tca at the moment and talking about the spring show "Chaos," which is about wacky CIA officers. Yes, wacky CIA officers.
studentactivism Angus Johnston
MSNBC: Martha Stewart head-butted by her dog. CNN: Who's sitting where at the State of the Union. FoxNews: Huckabee blathering.#sidibouzid
pareene Alex Pareene
I am relying on someone live-tweeting al-Jazeera to keep up with Tunisia news. MSNBC reports that Martha Stewart's dog split her lip open.
poniewozik James Poniewozik
Three cable news nets are all over Tunisia uprising reports right now. #LOL #justkiddin #thisisamerica #tunwheresia
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Summation of Tassler's executive session: It's all good. Thank you and have a good day. And you know what, she's right. CBS ain't broke.
iamwesley Wesley Ambrecht
Nina Tassler is confident CBS and Mark Harmon will come to an agreement. Honestly though, what else would he do?
realityblurred Andy Dehnart
CBS president: "We have tremendous respect for our audience." Unless they are Survivor fans who don't like Russell's return.
KateAurthur Kate Aurthur  
Let's be concerned for the women around him. RT @TVGuide CBS Pres, Nina Tassler says she has a "high level" of concern about Charlie Sheen
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
"Ultimately, they're coming back for the characters," Tassler says for why #CBS' crime shows are so successful. #tca
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Unspinning Tassler's personal concern for Charlie Sheen, it's basically, he's a drunk and a screw-up but hey, he shows up for work on time.
EricIGN Eric Goldman
Hah. First question is about Charlie "Teflon" Sheen. Tassler deadpans, "I really didn't expect that question this morning." #TCA
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
"And now here's a woman who never expected to have a dancing horse as a lead-in... again." -@craigyferg intro'ing Nina Tassler
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