TV Junkie: 'This Old House' Coming to LA; Gandolfini Back to HBO?
The supremely awesome "This Old House" is coming to LA! They might feature your project (details to the left).
Are you a homeowner with a "historic" home in the LA area with a renovation project? For the first time ever, Emmy Award-winning television series "This Old House" is looking for a historic home to renovate in Los Angeles County. The project's scope must be "just right" - not a whole house, but more than just a kitchen. The renovation must be able to be completed in about five or six months, with construction potentially beginning as early as August 2010 and finishing by January 2011. The ideal project should already have architectural plans and/or have the ability to be "fast-tracked" to the building phase. The selected project will be featured on multiple episodes airing on PBS in early 2011. To be considered, submit the following to email@example.com:
· Brief description of the renovation project - be sure to also include house style, location and year built
· Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior
· Brief description of the current owners
· Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
· How much you plan to spend
· When you need to start and conclude the project
The deadline for submissions is June 14, 2010. The homeowner is responsible for the cost of the project but the show will coordinate discounts and donated materials where possible. For more info on the show, check out the"This Old House" website. This is a great show so LA should be very pleased that it's coming out to highlight a historic house in our area.
Got a beef with the proposed NBC Universal merger with Comcast? You have until June 21st to file with the FCC. Meanwhile, the CBS/CNN romance has flared up again - just get a room and get it over with.
"Sopranos" fans are salivating at the idea that James Gandolfini might be getting back into a show on HBO. The candidate is an adaptation of a French-Canadian production called "Taxi 22" - no word on a possible airdate if the network moves ahead with this.
As we reported earlier, Germany announced the 3D TV broadcast of a hockey game this summer and now it looks like Major League Baseball, DirecTV, and the Yes network will team up to broadcast New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners games on July 10 and 11.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Fine Cut", "Chelsea Lately" (Michael Lewis), Letterman, Fallon (Betty White! Oliver Platt!)
8:00pm Community NBC - The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta is a popular topic among the members of the group; a contest turns the campus into a war zone.
8:00pm Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains CBS - A hero, sensing he is in danger, makes a bold move to save himself; a power struggle emerges in an alliance
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - Alaric is stunned when Isobel returns to town and demands a meeting with Elena.
8:00pm FlashForward ABC - Demetri and Banks try to track down a killer; Mark reluctantly agrees to help Simon find his sister
8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Wild Horses; Putting on Ayers
8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - When she hosts the late-night shift of a local telethon, Leslie gets a former professional basketball player as a celebrity guest; Mark has big plans for his relationship with Ann.
9:00pm Fringe Fox - Peter teams up with Sheriff Mathis on a mysterious murder case; Walter faces the possibility of being sent back to St. Claire's
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael thinks his girlfriend is cheating on him and asks Dwight to investigate; Andy becomes frustrated when no one takes his customer's complaint seriously.
9:00pm The Volcano That Stopped the World Discovery - How the Icelandic Eyjafjallojokull volcano created a global crisis.
9:00pm The Far Horizons TCM - (1955) Explorers Lewis (Fred MacMurray) and Clark (Charlton Heston) survey the Northwest with young Sacagawea (Donna Reed) of the Shoshones
9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz meets her mother's old flame; Jack's mother gets involved in his relationships with Avery and Nancy; Jenna's mother returns.
10:00pm The Marriage Ref NBC - Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and comics Jerry Seinfeld and Greg Giraldo serve on the celebrity panel.
10:00pm Fine Cut PBS/KCET - KCET's Festival of Student Film
10:00pm Heavy Haulers TLC - A blizzard complicates things while Jeremy and his family are trying to move a historic brick factory
10:00pm The Mentalist CBS - The team investigates the death of a math genius by a gun-wielding clown.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Chef Mario Batali
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Michael Lewis, author of "The Blind Side"; round-table participants include Ross Mathews, Brad Wollack and Loni Love.
11:00pm Watch What Happens: Live Bravo - Actress Ellen Barkin; Caroline Manzo
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Journalist Brian Williams; author Beth Ostrosky Stern; Court Yard Hounds perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Samuel L. Jackson; TV personality Kara DioGuardi; Jason Derulo performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Angels & Airwaves perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Mark Harmon; actress Sophia Bush; Local Natives perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Betty White; actor Oliver Platt; comic Pete Holmes.
Here's a still from the new "Futurama" which will return on June 24th:
This new "Gamechangers" vid starring Hank Azaria as a baseball announcer is sure to make the cut in an upcoming "Funny or Die" broadcast:
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