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Finally Melissa Joan Hart And Joey Lawrence Are In A Sitcom Together

After all these years of hoping and praying to Lord Danza my dreams have finally come true.  I guess there really is an omniscient force that listens to you when you are watching Who's The Boss.  My apologies to all my roommates who had to listen to me insist otherwise while slurring words together at four in the morning.  The prayers in question have been answered in the form of "Melissa & Joey", a new sitcom for ABC Family.

“Melissa & Joey,” a half-hour multi-cam comedy with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence executive producing and starring, finds Hart portraying Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and pre-adolescent nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe (Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.” David Kendall & Bob Young are executive producers and writers. Paula Hart also serves as executive producer. “Melissa & Joey” will premiere in August 2010 (Date TBA).   [via tvbythenumbers]

Wow.  Just wow.  And thank you of course.  Wow and thank you.  And to think this comes at a time when I had just prepared to cancel cable and try and live the internet tv life.  Just when I think you can't do anything dumber, you do something like this, and totally redeem yourself!   You will definitely be hearing more about this.

As an FYI there is also the following new show headed to ABC Family.  I would have made a bigger deal about it but the whole idea makes me want to roll around on the ground eating a cheeseburger, and barf. 

“Huge” is being developed by Winnie Holzman (“Wicked,” “My So-Called Life,” “Once & Again”) and daughter Savannah Dooley. Funny, heartbreaking and provocative, “Huge” follows the lives of seven teens and the staff at a weight-loss camp, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other. The series stars Nikki Blonsky (“Hairspray”), Andrew Caldwell, Zander Eckhouse, Harvey Guillen, Ari Stidham, Ashley Holliday and Hayley Hasselhoff.

Brian Williams Helps Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam The News On Health Care

For some reason all I can think about after watching this awesome video of Brian Williams joining Jimmy Fallon to slow jam the healthcare based news with The Roots is, could Obama slow jam the news?  Maybe come re-election time?  The awesomeness would overwhelm and might even cause a crash on our servers just because the only possible search phrase to find such a thing would be "super hella awesome fallon obama".  Either way just a thought.

I haven't been paying much attention to this health care stuff because I don't have any and I don't really trust medicine in a capitalist society.  I am very happy to learn that my doughnut hole will be filled though, that has to be a good thing.  I love doughnut holes.   [via popwatch]

More Awesome Syfy Super Creatures With Tiffany, Mega Piranha

Even though I tried to hype it like crazy, I'll be the first to admit that Dinoshark wasn't the best Syfy movie I've ever seen.  Luckily it looks like they are going to rebound pretty serious with their latest offering Mega Piranha.  Aside from the amazing title, the producers have outdone themselves by doing the unthinkable, casting Barry Williams and Tiffany in the same movie!  Up above we have an awesome clip that let's you see just how scary standing by the water can be.

In Mega Piranha, premiering on Saturday, April 10, at 9PM (ET/PT), Barry Williams, 1980s singing sensation Tiffany and Paul Logan (Megafault)form an unusual alliance to stop a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranhas that have escaped from the Amazon and are eating their way to Florida.

I'm sure you need a second to let that sink it but it is indeed the former Brady Bunch actor as well as the red haired girl in the mall that thinks we're alone now.  They will of course be fighting giant piranhas together.  I love you so much Syfy Original Movies.

Here is the sorta kinda trailer that hypes up their stars. 

Upset Ginger Considering South Park Boycott If Ginger Hate Continues

I just read about this week's upcoming South Park and had some pretty intersting South Park news I didn't cover last week so let's get all that squared away.  First off this week's episode is called Medicinal Fried Chicken and if you can't put two and two together there you will just have to wait til below for the full synopsis.  Suffice to say awesome.  

The video you are watching above is the latest rebuttal by the South Park hating ginger kid.  Aside from all of it, my favorite part is how he explains that if they use the Cartman version of him on the show then he will honestly think about not watching the show any more.  Um dude, you are going to be a serial killer well before South Park stop's making fun of gingers, I'd start worrying about that first.  He even does the Red Dragon "did you think I would not see"  crazy. Good stuff.  I'll take idle threats to Comedy Central for a thousand please Alex?

Aside from the awesome Tale of Scrotey McBoogerballs episode last  week, there was also a nice little interview done by the folks over at NPR with Matt Stone and Trey Parker.  Nothing in it is really going to change your life but you do get to listen to a couple geniuses wax poetic about fart jokes and what not.  I'd recommend checking it out if you are a fan of the funny, the direct link to listen is here and you can head over to the NPR page for some exposition or a download link.  Rock.  

After the jump we have the preview clip from this week's episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken".  The synopsis is incredibly awesome and Randy.

Cartman's favorite restaurant has been shut down and a store that sells medicinal marijuana moves in on an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Medicinal Fried Chicken," premiering on Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central. State Law in Colorado says it's legal to smoke pot if you have a physician's reference. Randy is the first-in-line to buy some but he's turned away because there's absolutely nothing wrong with him. Randy is desperate to get a medical excuse to smoke some weed but meanwhile, Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back.   [via south park studios]

Below we have the first psychotic video of the "fat ginger who has a soul", as well as the South Park homage from Cartman.

Also I'm not going to let you downgrade me, especially to version 1.5 or something.  That would be so wrong.

Every Breath You Take, The Coco Version

Here is a nice little tribute to the untimely death of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien done by Ben Sheehan.  It's a lot like that P Diddy song about Notorious BIG and even more so like The Police's Every Breath You Take.  Then again it's also a lot like someone reading a blog post about how much they loved Conan with some music in the background.  Either way it's a little better than your average internet video, and it's about Coco.

This video is so powerful it serves two purposes, as it also points out the danger of riding a bike. 

The Boardwalk Empire Trailer Is Drunk On Awesome


We had some news a ways back about the upcoming HBO drama Boardwalk Empire that was set to star Steve Buscemi as a Prohibition era bootlegger named Nucky Johnson.  I wish I was making that name up but on second thought I don't because this awesome show is going to have the main character go by the name Nucky.  And you can bet your sweet ass Nucky is going to be killing some people.  (You're welcome for skipping out on the nuckle sandwich joke I was prepping.)

Anyhoo, now we have the trailer for the show and holy bootlegged whiskey does it look sweet.  Unfortunately I am pretty sure Scorcese is only set to direct the pilot but I'm sure we can count on some competence filling all the vacated roles when he leaves.  You can check out more info on Boardwalk Empire over at the official site.

Also how great is the "This is America, what's stopping you" line.  Love it.   [via warming glow]

Awesome Site Alert: That's What Bea Said

Following in the glorious footsteps of Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza comes the why didn't I think of it awesome website That's What Bea Said.  The entirety of the website is the picture above with different quotes appearing next to Bea that were presumably things that she once said.  One of those instances where the sum of the parts is much greater than the individual pieces or whatever.  Or as my dad used to say, hot damn Bea Arthur is a sexy bitch.

South Park Takes On Sex Addicts In Season Premiere

To those people out there googling "South Park Sex Addicts" hello and welcome to our awesome little part of the web.  To everyone else how pumped are you for a brand new way too short 14th season of the greatest show on television?  As for this week's target, how about the unbelievably robotic Tiger Woods?

The latest in scientific testing reveals that some of the boys have a sex addiction problem in the 14th season premiere of "South Park" titled "Sexual Healing" premiering on Wednesday, March 17 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.

The nation's top scientists come together to put a stop to the recent phenomenon of rich, successful men who suddenly want to have sex with many, many women. After extensive testing, some of the fourth grade boys in South Park Elementary are diagnosed as sex addicts.  [via south park studios]

Awesome.  I always love any interaction between Cartman and scientists.  Either way we have reason to celebrate as the next seven weeks will be filled with glorious new episodes of South Park.  You can check out the "apologetic" animated Tiger below.

Ocho Cinco Is Doing A VH1 Dating Show

If you are a Cincinnati Bengals fan I am sure you will be extremely pleased to hear what Chad Ocho Cinco is doing this offseason.  He will be working out harder than ever so as to try and finally put the team over the top.  Oh wait, maybe not.

“The Tournament” will start with Ocho Cinco finding his “first 85″ by traveling all over the country meeting women that may be interested in dating him. Then, during the first episode, he will narrow the playing field down to the sweet sixteen – four women from each of the four regions of the country – Northern, Western, Southern and Central Divisions. The sixteen chosen women will be invited to join Ocho Cinco for the rest of the tournament-style dating competition.

Once the competition begins, Ocho Cinco will follow a tournament bracket where each of the ladies will have an opportunity to spend quality time with him while also facing off against one another in double-dates. The winner of each dating face-off will receive a game ball from Ocho Cinco and move on to the next round of the tournament, while the loser goes home. Ultimately the sweet sixteen will be narrowed down to eight and then the final four. In the end, the championship date between the two remaining women will result in Ocho Cinco awarding his chosen love the coveted Championship Ring. Hopefully, she turns out to be his greatest catch this season!  [via tv by the numbers]

I doubt anyone in Cincy is really hoping that his greatest catch this season will occur on a dating show, although I'm sure some people think it will be.  The ten episode one hour series is set to premiere in July, just in time to start a circus at training camp. 

This little tidbit is pretty funny too considering all that happened.

This is the second recent greenlight in the dating genre since last year's Ryan Jenkins scandal. The deal reteams VH1 with co-producer 51 Minds, the "Megan Wants a Millionaire" production company that cast Jenkins without discovering his violent past. In the wake of the headlines, the network declared it wanted to get away from dating shows, but in recent weeks has started to re-embrace the format. [via the live feed]

Wait so you're saying VH1 didn't really mean it when they said they cared about casting murderers?  Next thing you're going to tell me is that they don't even play music videos. 

Conan O'Brien Taking His Show On The Road Literally

Former late night show host and all around handsome gentleman Conan O'Brien is hitting the road.  Team Coco have just announced the incredibly awesomely titled The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny Tour.  The thirty show tour hits pretty much every major market and then some, including a stop at that thing they call Bonnaroo.  The awesome in Tennesee just got a lot better hair.

Not many details are known from now but tickets are already on sale.  One can assume the normal talk show type antics will be featured but I can at least let you in on what the website is promising.

A night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence.

Love it.  Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster, get em while they're hot.  Complete tour dates are listed after the jump.  [via hidden track]