- Last Updated: 1:43 AM, May 19, 2012
- Posted: 12:00 AM, May 17, 2012
Does it get any better than this — at least when it comes to cheesy, tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek TV movies?
Syfy will air four of its famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) original movies beginning next month, featuring the likes of ... wait for it ... Danny Bonaduce, Tracey Gold, Howard Hesseman and Tony Sirico, among many others.
The fun kicks off with June 9 with “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” (featuring Sirico, J ack Scalia and Joey Fatone) and continues the following three weeks with “Piranhaconda” (June 16), “Arachnoquake” (June 23) and “Bigfoot” (June 30), co-starring “Brady Bunch” legend Barry “Greg” Williams.
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President Obama’s visit to “The View” this past Tuesday resulted in a viewing audience of 4.7 million — which is second in “View” history, in total viewers, only to Obama’s first visit to the show, as a sitting president, in July 2010, which resulted in 6.6 million total viewers. Tuesday’s show also netted one-year highs in the show’s target demos (women 18-34 and women 18-49).
Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch,” meanwhile, pulled in 2.7 million viewers Tuesday night — finishing first in basic cable, for the sixth consecutive week, in persons and men 25-54 and men 18-49 (excluding TNT’s NBA Playoff coverage).
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Holly Robinson Peete, who was dumped from CBS's "The Talk" (along with Leah Remini) after its first season, is returning to TV with a new series called "Your Turn to Care," produced by LA-based KCET and syndicated, nationally, by American Public Television.
The series will explore the challenges faced by baby boomers caring for their elderly (or sick) parents — with stories told by the caregivers. Among the experts featured on the show: best-selling author Gail Sheehy (who recently authored “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence”).
The show doesn’t (yet) have a New York outlet.
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WNYC’s Kurt Andersen has co-created a Brooklyn-based series of radio variety hours which will, eventually, air on WNYC.
“Kings County,” co-created by Steve Bodow (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”) will comprise “a series of live events that celebrates, embodies and deconstructs the new urban America.” In the series, written by Paul Simms (“Flight of the Conchords”), Andersen will host interviews, stand-up comedy and musical performances with Brooklyn-centric talent.
The first “Kings County” event will unfold, live, at Galapagos Art Space on June 10 (co-hosted by Franchesca Ramsey), followed by a June 29 variety hour at The Bell House (co-hosted by Lucy Sexton) and a June 29 show back at Galapagos (co-hosted by Kristen Schaal). All shows begin at 7 p.m.
Guests will include Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Paul Rudnick.
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Last, but not least:
*Spike’s tattoo series, “I nk Master,” is holding open casting auditions for Season 2 this Monday (noon-8 p.m.) at Slate (54 West 21st). E-mail email@example.com with questions . . . Doc on the box: Dr. Keith Ablow subs for the vacationing Dr. Joy Browne tomorrow (12-3 p.m.) on WOR (710 AM) . . . Former “Survivor” winner Ethan Zohn talks about being re-diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on this Saturday’s “Everyday Health” (noon/Ch. 7), which he co-hosts with girlfriend J enna Morasca and Laila Ali . . . The second season (1973-74) of ABC cop drama “The Rookies” (Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson) will be out on DVD Aug. 7 (Shout! Factory) . . . Thanks to Leslie Schwartz (NBC) for her help yesterday.