Monday, December 04, 2006

30 Rock Given Full Season Pick-up

I find 30 Rock very cute. it's by no means great, but it has moments. Alec Baldwin is great and I appreciate that Tina Fey looks like a real human being, not a painted doll like most actresses on TV. Good to NBC for giving this show a chance to grow.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Lifetime picks up Army Wives

Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) and Catherine Bell (JAG) will star in the drama about women living on an army base.

From Variety:
"Wives" will follow the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women -- and one man -- whose military spouses and families live on an active Army post.

"At its heart, 'Army Wives' is the story of how people keep going in spite of war," Lifetime entertainment prexy Susanne Daniels said.

Sounds a bit familiar to The Unit. We'll see.

Allison Janney in Sitcom

The guys who created Two and a Half Men are working on putting together a sitcom for Allison Janney at CBS. Premise is that Janney will be a "successful woman who's re-examining the relationships in her life." (Variety)

Premise sounds a bit thin -- but we are excited to see Janney back on TV.

Is Pink Powerful?

Kansas State has an interesting piece on how women have taken typical girly pink and reclaimed it as a power color.

Stereotypical feminine color becomes large part of pop culture

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Can it be True? Glenn Close in a TV pilot

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting today that Close signed to star in a TV pilot (that was written for her) for the FX Network about a high-powered woman lawyer set in NY.

The creators are Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman (better known as Mr. Debra Messing).

Meryl Streep is the Busiest Actress in Hollywood

Meryl Streep just keep on getting work- its actually impressive how much work she's been doing. Variety reports today that she is joing the Reese Witherspoon-Jake Gylenhaal, Rendition

"Streep will portray a government official who approves the transfer -- the so-called rendition -- to a Middle East country of a suspect in a suicide bombing."

She has other project on tap including: Paramount Vantage's Dirty Tricks as Watergate figure Martha Mitchell and alongside Tom Cruise and Robert Redford in Lions for Lambs at United Artists.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

U.S. Soccer Team

The U.S. Women's soccer team just qualified for the 2007 World Cup by beating rival Canada 2-1 in overtime. It was a great game. This team is very different than the team of the past and they are very eciting and young. Bodes well for the future of US soccer.

check out this story:

New Show Tonight- My Boys

TBS is launching a new show about a female sportswriter tonight at 10pm. It's getting pretty good reviews. The star is the woman who played the ditzt girl in last year's Must Love dogs starring John Cusak and Diane Lane. Her name is Jordana Spiro.

I'm actually looking forward to it.

Here are some reviews:,0,323450.story?track=tothtml

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Entertainment Weekly Gives Advice About Women in Hollywood

Finally, the mainstream media begins to address the pathetic lack of movies for and about women. As EW said at the end- DO BETTER!

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My Story on the New TV Season

My favorite time of year is the end of September beginning of October. The weather is still warm and the new TV season gets underway. This year I took a look at some of the new shows specifically ones that feature women as leads and or are created by women.

Here it is: Women Creators Take Their Shot

I want to thanks Jenny Bicks, creator of Men in Trees for answering my questions. Watch that show!

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