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VIDEO: Sesame Street Parodies True Blood

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Although is set in Louisiana and Mad Men is set in New York, the two shows do have one locale in common: Sesame Street.

Last year, the famous PBS series parodied the advertising execs from Madison Avenue in an emotional sketch. Now, the

vampires

grouches of Bon Temps will get their turn in the spotlight in a segment titled “True Mud.” (Make sure to keep an eye out for Lafayette!)

Season 41 of will kick off on September 27.

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This Week on TV (8/16-8/22)


 

MONDAY (8/16)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC, 8 p.m.):  “Ben and Adrian have ulterior motives for getting engaged.” He really needs a new Wii while she’s eyeing a new bedspread.
  • Intervention (A&E, 9 p.m.):  “A flight attendant battles alcoholism.” The intervention takes a turn when he grabs two beers and flees via the emergency slide.
  • The Big C (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.):  Series premiere. “Suburban Minneapolis wife and schoolteacher Cathy (), who is dying from skin cancer, begins to take charge of her life and live it up a little.”  Here’s to SPF 15—Woo Hoo!

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Quote of the Day: True Blood’s Kristen Bauer on Looking Good for TV

Kristin Bauer in True Blood

“The other day I realized as long as I’m in this business, I’m going to be hungry. The camera really does add 10 pounds. I’m trying to stay under the weight I want to look like on TV. It’s a good incentive to stay slim and is probably adding years to my life.”

-‘s Kristin Bauer (Pam) on the pressures of being thin for her role.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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This Week on TV (8/9-8/15)


 

MONDAY (8/9)
  • Bachelor Pad (ABC, 8pm):  Series debut. “ and The Bachelorette meet Big Brother in this elimination contest, in which 19 castoffs from the ABC dating games face weekly challenges while living under the same roof. Before the first elimination, there’s a day-night group date.” Rejects being rejected by rejects? This is Must See TV!
  • Last Comic Standing (NBC, 9pm):  Season finale. “The winning stand-up comic is revealed.” I look forward to hearing nothing about this person for years to come.
  • Huge (ABC Family, 9pm):  “The campers get anxious when they hear it’s time for their first weigh-in.” The results will determine whom they face in the ring.

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Quote of the Day: True Blood’s Moyer on Being Intimate with Paquin

True Blood's Bill and Sookie

“Everybody on set now gets to see what goes on behind closed doors. We leave nothing to the imagination! [Laughs] But our love scenes actually work really well. Since the crew knows we do have chemistry and are together in real life, I feel like it takes away from the nerve-racking tension that can occur when people have to watch two actors who are just getting to know each other engage in an intimate scene.”

-True Blood‘s on filming love scenes with his Anna Paquin, his real-life fiancee.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations



The road to the officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.

Although - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock did

not

lead the comedies. did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.

The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Sam Trammell on His Scene with Moyer


If you’re a follower of , the phrase “Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton” would probably bring one particular scene to mind. A pretty hot scene from Season 2 that only involved those two men.

In this recent interview with , actor Sam Trammell (Merlotte) - who says he “loved” shooting that moment with Stephen Moyer - recalls a funny joke they played on the poor stand-ins involved with the filming.

Cue the video to the 2:00 mark for the story.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (6/30)

Party Down

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Pretty Little Liars (TV Guide) - **Twelve more episodes ordered**

 

RENEWALS
  • True Blood (HBO) - Season 4

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Party Down (Starz)
  • Gravity (Starz)

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VIDEO: Snoop Dogg Professes His Love for Sookie Stackhouse


Snoop Dogg might not get a chance to play a vampire in True Blood anytime soon, but he did just pay a special visit to Bon Temps.

If you failed to watch past the credits after last night’s episode, you may have missed Snoop’s musical love letter to Merlotte’s own telepathic waitress. In “Oh Sookie,” the rapper sings: “Oh Sookie, can I take you away?/ You ever been to LA?/ Come and play on my team / We’ll do it in the daytime / Bill won’t know a thing.”

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TV Talk: Pawn Stars Cashes In, Maura Tierney Returns to TV

Pawn Stars-People love sifting through old crap. Monday’s episodes of American Pickers and Pawn Stars broke audience records for the History Channel. Pawn‘s 5.9 million viewers was the network’s largest ever.

-Meanwhile, True Blood sucked up more viewers for its third season premiere. Sunday’s debut attracted 5.1 million viewers, up 38% from Season 2’s open. (That doesn’t count the additional 1.3 million who watched the 11:00 replay.)

-A cancer-free Andy Whitfield will begin preparations for Spartacus’ second season. Production on the show had been put on hold when Andy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

-Former ER star Maura Tierney is scheduled to star in ABC’s The Whole Truth. She was originally supposed to be part of NBC’s Parenthood, but had to drop out due to breast cancer treatments.


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