Any fans of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" can be happy - if they have the Game Show Network.
Drew Carey is starting a new show, or has already started it, and I'm now just noticing it. This Friday, 11/30, starting at 8 EST, is the show, I believe it's called "Drew Carey's Improv-aganza" or something to that effect.
A lot of the same people are in it - Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie for sure, they were in the commercial for the show. I believe I saw a few more familiar faces, it jumped around kind of quick, perhaps Greg Proops and - I see his face but his name escapes me at the moment. (Edit: Chip Esten).
I plan to check this out and hope it is as funny as Whose Line. I didn't think I needed to start a new thread for this, but I didn't know where else to put it.
Maybe we should start a "General Chat" in all the catagories for random crap such as this.
Edit: If anyone else has mentioned this sooner, I haven't seen it.
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2013 21:30:09 GMT -5 by crowschmo
Okay, I've changed the title. I realize there's only so much anyone can write on the Drew Carey thing.
So, anyone have any random thing they want to throw out there that they don't want to start a whole new thread for, just dump it here.
Like: Don't you hate when the commercials are 10 times louder than the show you're watching? Don't you hate when a TV station puts a huge ad for upcoming shows RIGHT OVER the show you're watching? Can't they just letterbox the show and put the stuff on the bottom or something?
And, why doesn't BBC America just call itself the "Top Gear Network"? That's almost all they ever show!
Post by siamesesin on Jan 14, 2013 23:05:35 GMT -5
I get more annoyed when the BBC plays too many crappy American movies or the sci-fi block of too much Star Trek/Battlestar/X-Files. I love all those shows, but I can get them elsewhere. I wish they'd play older Who or Blake 7, and maybe play more movies from the UK in general.
Yes, me, too. I went to London this past summer (Olympics!) and I actually saw mostly American shows on all their stations there, too. At night when I wasn't going anywhere, I actually ended up watching Big Bang Theory and Walking Dead.
BBCA plays Dr. Who enough, but, where's Torchwood? There's a show I started watching on PBS, New Tricks, about an older bunch of cops, and I liked it. I don't think it's on anymore here. I'd heard they were going to start playing that on BBCA, but so far I don't see it in their lineup.
Where's the British versions of Being Human and Life on Mars? Where's Primeval? How 'bout some old Monty Python or Fawlty Towers? Cripes, there's more British shows on PBS then there are on BBCA.
I'm sure there are plenty of other shows, too, that I've never heard of that I'd like to give a try if they'd only SHOW THEM.
(Even Ab Fab, they could show).
And there's a thread on here for Red Dwarf, which I've never seen. Wasn't that a British show?
The network is becoming something other than it's name implies, like stupid Psy-Figh and ARTS & Entertainment, History Channel, et al , they might as well just all change their names to, heh, Random TV Crap.
That's another topic we could go into here. How all these stations seem to be getting away from their origins and are just showing, well, crap.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2013 15:28:02 GMT -5 by crowschmo
Post by davidbeegah on Jan 15, 2013 18:16:41 GMT -5
I have always been a rather big fan of British shows since I discovered Monty Pythons Flying Circus on PBS in the 1970's. Python, Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers of course. Here lately I have been watching Ideal, The Inbetweeners, PhoneShop, The IT Crowd and The Old Guys to name a few. I just started watching a show that originally aired on BBC Scotland but has since been shown on one of the BBC stations called Still Game. Pretty funny stuff. Since I don't do torrents it can be a challenge to find these shows. Not all are on YouTube for instance. Ideal has lots of drug humor and rather colorful characters and The Inbetweeners has really raunchy humor so be warned. Unfortunately most of the shows over there air only 6 to 8 episodes a series/season. So maybe that is why BBC America does not air a lot of them. But I remember watching Father Ted and Brittas Empire when BBCA came to cable here in Oregon. Heck I even like to watch The Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Manly because Billie Piper is in her underwear often. Heck one episode even featured a Pre-Doctor Who Matt Smith as one of her clients.. LOL !
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." -- Q
They did put a big tease in for that one. We'll see.
New topic: (anyone can go back to any topic by showing quotes or something). Re: HGTV, et al.
Anyone else here a big fan of seeing before and after shots of houses that get redone? I love that stuff, I wish I had learned to flip houses or something. Love the befores and afters, the stuff in between can get annoying as some of these hosts are a bit on the grating side.
I'm a big fan from way back in the pioneer days - This Old House with Bob Vila. Also liked Hometime with Dean Johnson and his myriad co-hosts. I liked the one they did (with Joann Leibler) on the log home.
I'd rather they just got to the makeovers and skipped the home owners sitting on the couch for an hour and talking about it. They can show the "during" parts when they are doing the work, of course, because some people like to get an idea of how it's done, but a lot of the time people are just sitting around and WASTING time. Some of these hour shows could only be a half hour.
I don't get the craze the past few years (quite a few years now) of stainless steel appliances. Why would you want your kitchen to look "industrial"? To me it looks cold and impersonal. I prefer those retro looking appliances with cool colors. If you go to elmirastoveworks.com you'll see what I'm talking about. That, to me, has more character and style.
I also like Housecrashers and Yardcrashers. I wish someone would "crash" MY yard. I'd love to have it fixed up.
I like when they show how they transform flea market finds into cool new furniture as well.
Anyone watch Property Brothers? How they show people all these fixer-uppers and transform them into great houses? Now you know the producers or whatever must tell the people on these shows to make a stink and act like they don't like it at first to add "drama" or some such, because, come on. They say things like they'd rather have a move-in ready house, and they don't like fixer-uppers, and can they really fix it up within the budget and within the time frame, and blah, blah, blah - um, they have WATCHED the show before, right? They do know which show they're going to BE ON, right? Please.
Post by mylungswereaching on Jun 24, 2013 21:10:05 GMT -5
Why is it that the tv channels I like have the lowest volume setting and my 14 year old daughters channels have the loudest? When I turn on the tv after she watched it, it sounds fine. Then I change the channel and have to turn up the sound. A few hours later she turns to her channels and the sounds now so loud she thinks I must be deaf. If my remote had a sound adjustment button that worked it wouldn't be that much of a problem.
Disney channel demographic: kids and teens: Sound setting: very loud. History channel demographics: Middle age and elderly*: Sound setting: very soft.
*They have been trying to change their demographics by removing all shows that are actually about history from the channel.