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Comedy

“Family Guy” cast appears on new “Actors Studio”

By Jeff Pfeiffer A few years ago, Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio brought on the voice cast of The Simpsons for a very memorable interview, with each cast member alternating between his or her real identity and animated alter-ego. Things should be similarly entertaining in a new Actors Studio this Monday, September 14, when Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and Seth Green (pictured left to right) talk to host James Lipton as both themselves and their respective Family Guy characters. Sorry, Meg fans (if there are any) — Mila Kunis will not be there. But we can expect to […]

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Reality TV

A few minutes with Kathy Griffin

By Jeff Pfeiffer Oh, to be as deliciously open and uncensored as Kathy Griffin, star of Bravo’s My Life on the D-List (which airs its season finale this Monday). At an outdoor shindig thrown by NBC/Universal during the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour, Griffin gabbed with a small scrum of reporters and let her thoughts fly on various topics of the day, never missing a wry, often tongue-in-cheek beat even as she managed to throw in ironically glamorous poses for passing photographers during the conversation: On Paula Abdul Leaving American Idol Griffin: This is a very tough time for me […]

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Comedy

“Real Housewives Of New Jersey” Keeps It In The Family — Mostly — Beginning Tonight On Bravo

I’ll admit it. I enjoyed a deliriously happy 2-season relationship with Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County — until my fellow thirty- and fortysomething ladies bid their goofy little twentysomething pal, Jo, adieu and summarily had their turf invaded by a parade of giggly bleach-blonde trophy wives and earthy, defeated-looking brunettes who seemed to render Gina, Vicki and Lauri as disdainful, annoyed and territorial as I was. We stopped talking about the gall of our overprivleged children and the cluelessness of our never-present husbands over backyard barbecues, and started getting pissy about Botox and nightclubs. I didn’t actually the live […]

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Sports

Where To Watch The Kentucky Derby

By Ryan For those of you interested (I’m mostly talking to you, degenerate gamblers and C-list celebrities in ugly hats), the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday on NBC. I really can’t tell you anything about this year’s Derby, other than every day this week it seems like some potential favorite has been scratched due to injury. Are there even any horses left in this thing? I Want Revenge as been installed as the 3-1 favorite. I’m taking Papa Clem at 20-1. What the hell. I like his name. He’ll probably have to be put down right on the track. Here’s […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Own A Bit Of Bravo

By RabbitEars As a reader of Channel Guide‘s blog, it’s obvious that you appreciate the finer things in life, so I know you must regularly be asking yourself, like so many others nowadays, “How can I further flush away my savings?” Fortunately, Bravo has an answer for you! The network is continuing its brand beyond the TV screen and into the consumer world via wine, fashion, food, flowers and even knives. A number of major retail and merchandising partnerships were announced yesterday.

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Reality TV

Step It Up and Dance: Damn Yankees

The Challenge This week’s challenge is Musical Theater. Some of the dancers are feeling pretty good about their chances to win this week. Cody and Mochi have both performed on Broadway. Oscar has appeared in many productions throughout Europe. Others without as much technical training are worried. Janelle and Michael are out of their element. Miguel has immunity from last week and cannot be eliminated, so he could care less about this challenge. Jason Alexander is the celebrity guest this week. He introduces the challenge, an audition piece from his production of Damn Yankees. In real life, George Costanza seems […]

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Reality TV

Step It Up

Posted by Dizzy Miss Lizzy Let me preface this by saying that I cannot dance. I love to dance, but I am really not good. Seinfeld fodder on the dance floor. Downright dangerous on the dance floor. Bravo’s new reality show Step It Up and Dance really puts it all into perspective for me. Step It Up and Dance follows Project Runway‘s patented formula perfectly – the model/actress host, experienced mentor, the guest judge, immunities and a catchy dismissal phrase. However, none of the new SIUAD structural counterparts match the charisma of Heidi Klum and company. Elizabeth Berkley’s face doesn’t […]