CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
America's Next Top Model
CHICAGO – There have been a number of surprising announcements of new nights for hit shows this week (“Two and a Half Men,” “Glee,” “Revenge,” “Community”) and The CW closed out the trend this morning by announcing their Fall schedule and revealing that “America’s Next Top Model” and “Supernatural” will swap evenings.
CHICAGO – Who cares? Seriously, we have reached the bottom of the reality TV barrel with The CW’s “Remodeled,” a show that takes people who weren’t meant for TV, pumps up their more extreme behavior, and calls it television. We’ve all seen people with questionable degrees of talent who reach for the reality TV grail with dozens of basic cable programs but rarely has this degree of silliness made it to the broadcast networks.
CHICAGO – The CW announces a relatively aggressive Fall 2011 schedule with details on four new shows, one every night for the majority of the work week. With stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rachel Bilson, and Mario Lopez making their way to the struggling network, perhaps this is the year that The CW turns it around.
CHICAGO – Well, it’s official. We batted 1.000 on NBC and The CW (and missed no more than one on any network and three overall), as the latter has announced in advance of their full schedule presentation on Thursday that they will bring “Nikita” and “One Tree Hill” back for another season but that “Hellcats” is officially done.
CHICAGO – Fourteen cycles into “America’s Next Top Model,” it is now clear that this sometimes-engaging program has lost all hope of rekindling what once made it entertaining. Perhaps realizing that they haven’t cast that many interesting models in the last few years, the producers have turned to torture, trying to make them intriguing by abusing them. It’s not that clever a plan.
On WGN Radio: HollywoodChicago.com’s Brian Tallerico on ‘The Amazing Race,’ ‘SNL: Backstage,’ ‘Shedding For the Wedding’Submitted by BrianTT on February 20, 2011 - 11:50am
CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico speaks with WGN Radio host Bill Moller on Feb. 19, 2011 about the ratings for “The Chicago Code” and the premieres of “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business,” “SNL: Backstage,” “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Shedding For the Wedding.” Other programs discussed include “Survivor: Redemption Island,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.”
CHICAGO – The CW has announced their fall premiere dates and the season kicks off with two of the most anticipated premieres, the return of the second season of “90210” and the premiere of “Melrose Place,” both on Tuesday, September 8th. Including “Melrose,” the network has three new programs for fall 2009 (the other two are “The Beautiful Life” and “The Vampire Diaries”).