Real Housewives of New York City: Rating the New Wives

by Angel Cohn June 5, 2012 12:49 pm
<I>Real Housewives of New York City</I>: Rating the New Wives

While Housewives come and go on these shows, this season of Real Housewives of New York City has experienced a major cast upheaval. Out are Jill, Alex, Kelly and Cindy, with only Ramona, LuAnn and Sonja surviving the reaping. To provide some new blood (not to mention more drama), the show welcomed aboard Aviva, Carole and Heather. But can these ladies really fill the shoes of the likes of Jill and Kelly? Well, no one brought out any jelly beans and started spouting off about "satchels of gold" in the season premiere, and there was no screeching of "Bobby" in the most annoying whine ever, so we're skeptical. Here's how the new gals did in their debut effort:

Real Housewives of New York: Reunion (Part 2) At a Glance

by Angel Cohn August 2, 2011 12:27 pm
<I>Real Housewives of New York</I>: Reunion (Part 2) At a Glance

First off, either my tolerance has improved in the past week, or the ladies were slightly less deafening last night. Only marginally, but it still seemed like they had maybe lost some steam. There weren't even really any good zingers, just a rehashing of the Herman Munster shoes and whatnot. Still, there were a few entertaining moments amidst the nitpicky fights. Here are the highlights:

Shameless Self-Promotion: TWoP at the New York Television Festival How has the Internet influenced storytelling on television? How important are webisodes to the future of the medium? And is online content creatively on par with what we see on our TV sets? These questions and many more will be explored at a live event called "The Web Effect" at 1:30PM on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the fourth annual New York Television Festival -- the Sundance of the small screen. The panelists include influential media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff, Entertainment Weekly editor-at-large Dalton Ross, leading executives from SciFi.com and MSN Entertainment and... Television Without Pity. You can find out more about the festival here. Admission is free. We're looking forward to an illuminating conversation, and we hope some of our NY-area readers can attend.

New York Comic Con 2013: Pete Holmes After Hours

by Ethan Alter October 14, 2013 5:52 pm
New York Comic Con 2013: Pete Holmes After Hours

Conan O'Brien has been TBS's main man in late night for three years now, but he's still searching for the Colbert/Ferguson to follow his Stewart/Letterman. And it looks like he may have found him in the super-tall form of comedian and podcaster, Pete Holmes. The Pete Holmes Show, a 30-minute chaser following the hour-long Conan, hits the airwaves on October 28 at midnight. Holmes stopped by the New York Comic Con recently to discuss adapting his popular podcast to the airwaves and to play a very special round of F/M/K.

New York Comic Con 2013: <i>Mob City</i> Brings L.A. Noir to Your Living Room

Film noir ain't just for the big screen anymore. The Frank Darabont-created, TNT-backed L.A. gangster tale, Mob City is setting itself up to be one of the holiday's season's big-ticket items, airing its six-part first season in two weekly installments over three weeks, starting December 4. Three of the show's impressive ensemble cast -- Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Knepper and Ed Burns -- came to NYCC with guns blazing to talk up this cross between L.A. Confidential and The Godfather.

New York Comic Con 2013: <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> and <i>Reign</i> Stars Talk Love and History

The ridiculously attractive stars and the creators of The CW's Beauty and the Beast and Reign met the press at this past weekend's New York Comic Con and here's some of what they had to say:

New York Film Critics Online 2011 Awards Results

by Ethan Alter December 12, 2011 12:27 pm
New York Film Critics Online 2011 Awards Results

Television Without Pity is a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, an organization of New York-based online critics, which convened yesterday to hand out their annual awards honoring the best in film for 2011. The silent-film homage The Artist proved to be the big winner, going home with three awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. (We weren't alone in giving that film top honors -- The Artist has also been named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics. It's also currently the closest to what resembles a frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar.) NYFCO departed from the mainstream consensus with two less expected picks -- Michael Shannon was named Best Actor for his searing work in Take Shelter, while Joe Cornish picked up Debut Director honors for his terrific alien invasion movie, Attack the Block. For a full list of winners, along with links to our original coverage of those films, click below.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, April 5, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 5, 2012 4:09 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Buh-bye Gilly, you sick freak.

Five Reasons Why This Was the Worst Episode of Glee Ever

by Rachel Stein April 12, 2013 8:01 am
Five Reasons Why This Was the Worst Episode of <I>Glee</i> Ever

I think I've actually been enjoying Glee this season. Season 4 has had its not-terrible moments, thanks to a change of pace in the fake drama school in New York, a handful of particularly well-crafted musical numbers, the open shaming of Finn Hudson (despite being unfortunately paired with Cory Monteith's real-life personal matters) and the overall lack of Will Schuester. Regrettably, "Shooting Star" was the worst piece of crap this show has produced in a very long time... if not ever, so much so that it warrants this addendum blog post to the forthcoming recap. Here's why:

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn January 4, 2013 12:31 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Lindsay Lohan was on a reality show this week (Million Dollar Decorators) and somehow she didn't make our list. What is the world coming to in 2013?

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