Monday, June 15, 2015

Danny McBride’s Vice Principals filming in Park Circle on Monday

Rumor has it Will Ferrell, Bill Murray will make appearances on HBO series

Posted by Paul Bowers on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 9:47 AM

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Technical crew members from the upcoming HBO series Vice Principals are setting up equipment at a house on North Boulevard in Park Circle this morning. A member of the crew said filming is expected to start around 2 p.m.

Keep an eye out for this handsome devil around town. - GAGE SKIDMORE
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  • Keep an eye out for this handsome devil around town.

Details are still sparse about the new show co-created by Jody Hill and Danny McBride, a comedic actor best known for playing the boorish badass baseball pitcher Kenny Powers in Eastbound & Down. A crew member this morning said the plot centers around two vice principals who are vying to become the principal at a high school when a third competitor enters the mix.

Oh, and then there's this: Word has it Will Ferrell and Bill Murray will have, at the very least, cameo roles on the show.

HBO signed a deal for 18 episodes of Vice Principals in May 2014. The series is expected to air starting in 2016.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

'Reckless' fan urges City Paper readers to save fave show

A Reckless Revolution

Posted by Chris Haire on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:26 AM

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It seems like only yesterday when Mayor Riley and Police Chief Greg Mullen were up in how-dare-they arms when they learned that the first episode of the Charleston-set CBS drama "Reckless" featured a member of the CPD handcuffing a paramour to a chain-link fence and screwing her brains out

Sadly, that was about the only buzz the show ever received. For one, we were deep into the first season of Charmaggedon, and, two, the show really wasn't that good. (Psst ... we do have A/C in Charleston.) Not long after its first season wrapped, the show was canceled.

However, "Reckless" recently landed on Netflix, and apparently it's netted a rather rabid following, at least judging by this one fan letter we received today:

I don't know where to start I am at my wits end trying to get RECKLESS back on the air I have seen 1000 people complain that CBS cancelled this wonderful show ..They didn't get to see it when it was really on the air but went to Netflex and saw it and they are really troubled that CBS took it off the air ...They have so many dumb shows on and cancelled this great show all the actors were terrific as well and the writers ..How can I get through to the pople in charge we want this series back .

Please I am begging you for help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This fan isn't alone. In fact, over 1,600 folks have signed a Change.org petition urging CBS to renew the show. Here's a taste of what they have to say:

This show is honestly the GREATEST series ever made. Sad to see such a beautiful production be gone. Its educational,fun,funny,serious,not to mention hot! This show is amazing all the way around!!

just found out it was cancelled.. was waiting for new episodes!! ALWAYS THE GOOD SHOWS GET CANCELLED...............UGH!! Tired of watching a new show for it to get cancelled!

I'm signing because I want the Reckless series to continue. I believe if it was was published to everyone it would have had more viewers and everyone would have loved it. This show could be as great as criminal minds or hawaii five o. We all love shows with crime and this show is one of those type of shows. I want it to continue because it was a show I loved very much and I can't stand shows ending with a cliff hanger so please just continue it.

I'm signing because I am going into law and this show is inspiring and absolutely amazing!

I herby sign this petition to bring Reckless back because it is one of the only shows that I have an emotional connection to. This show not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but brought tears to my eyes when they hinted at the main character dying. This is one of the best shows EVER made. Bring it back. NOW.

What makes a show great has little to do with the story line and everything to do with the chemistry of the actors. Cam Gigandet and Anna Wood have that chemistry and it is a shame that this show has been cancelled without even giving it a chance. I only started watching it on Netflix a few days ago and I am sad that the story will not continue. I am invested in these characters and I would really like to see their relationship play out in further seasons. It is unfortunate that when a show is produced, there is no regard for the millions of viewers that tune in and watch intently. While they are becoming engrossed in the lives of these characters, the big wigs at the studios are only seeing numbers, not people. Apparently 4 million viewers does not impress them, how sad that that many people can not make an impact on the fate of a televised program, how many million people does it take to impress them? The blatant disregard for the viewers is what is hurting television, not the internet or netflix or illegal downloads. I believe that there should be a rule in the industry that states any and all shows should be given a 2 season minimum before being cancelled, two years is the right amount of time to determine if a show will bring in the viewership that is apparently demanded by the studio executives. I will thank you to consider this show for renewal.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reality TV producers searching for builders, renovators, and decorators

DIY Experts Wanted

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Left/Right TV (the production company behind HGTV series like Caribbean Life, Hawaii Life, and Island Life) is calling for "DIY experts" to apply for their new show which will feature builders and renovaters — especially teams like siblings or couples — in "charming" and "unique" towns across the country. (Unique: buzzword of the day.)

If you think you fit the description of an "energetic, vibrant duo," or someone who "loves to get their hands dirty," email realestatetvcasting@gmail.com with answers to a few questions, along with images of you and your team and some before and after shots of your work.

The producers want to know your name, location, company name (if applicable), company size, and contact info (email, phone numbers). They also want to you answer the following questions:

What is your speciality?

What kinds of projects do you work on?

Do you have a specific style?

What makes your approach to the job unique?

What do you do differently than your competition?

What’s the biggest challenge of your job?

What do you love the most about your area?

What makes it unique?

What do you do for fun when you’re not working? Any hobbies, interests, talents or passions.

Ryan Seacrest's new reality show looking for Charleston families

Seacrest, out

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Just when we thought we'd gotten rid of the little guy, Ryan Seacrest is back in action with a new summer show, Knock Knock Live!, a reality series that has the "Knock Knock" team and various celebrities knocking on doors across the country and asking residents questions about their neighborhood, for the chance to win prizes.

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Example: someone knocks on your door and asks you a question about your neighbors — How many kids live here? — and if you answer correctly you win a prize.

Seacrest himself won't be knocking down your door — he'll be hosting from an L.A.-based studio. The show is looking for families in the Charleston area who can answer yes to the following questions: Do you live in a unique, fun neighborhood? Do you live with family, roommates, in-laws, best friends, or a unique group?

Apparently, being unique is key.

To apply head to Knock Knock's website and supply the following info: name, contact info, a brief description of who you live with, a photo of everyone who will participate, and, of course, what makes your group unique.

The show premieres on July 21 on Fox.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tickets available for the screening of 'tiny house' documentary at Terrace

If an old woman can live in a shoe ...

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Small Is Beautiful, a documentary about living life in a "tiny house," will show at the Terrace Theater on Thurs. June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($12) are only available for the next few hours, so if you're interested, grab 'em quick.

The film follows four couples who seek to answer the question: What does it take to live small?

Small is Beautiful - A Tiny House Documentary [TRAILER] from Jeremy Beasley on Vimeo.

The Luxury Simplified Group and The Sustainability Institute are working together to show this film, which is fitting given some of Luxury Simplified's recent projects. Check out what they're building in Charleston.

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