Press Tour Day Two


It’s been an interesting day. Long and a bit tiring. The day began with MTV and DJ Am’s new series Gone Too Far where he will do interventions with alcoholics and drug addicts. He’s had a couple of second chances, and wants to do the same for others. Then the guys from The Buried Life were talking about their show. They’ve made this life list of things they want to do before they die, and it’s a pretty cool list. Then when the accomplish one of their tasks, they help a strange mark something off his or her list. Very charming young men, with a social conscious, but the show is fun.

Joan Rivers came by to chat up How’d You Get So Rich. She was funnier than she’s been in a long time. The show is about the new rich and how they made their money. Could be fun. Let me honest, I absolutely love Jeff Dunham, but he tried a bit too hard to be funny this morning. He brought Walter, one of his characters. His new show for Comedy Central could be funny, but havent’ seen it yet. Glenn Martin DDS is a new stop-action animation series with Kevin Nealon for Nick at Nite. The clips weren’t that funny, but it’s hard to tell sometimes.

Then it was on to the History Channel and the perfectly lovely Matt Damon,who is one of the producers and performers for The People Speak. Marisa Tomei was also here, and looking well and beautiful. National Geographic had several shows to pimp including the Second Annual Expedition Week with everthing from Mars to Sharks. Paul Walker was involved with the sharks. I have to say, he’s a very sweet fellow. Some might even say he’s kind of HAWT. What I liked is that he seemed genuinely interested in what people had to say. Very unceleb of him and quite charming. Spencer Wells was here with his The Human Family Tree, which is a fascinating project and show. We swabbed our cheeks to find out our origins. I can’t wait for the results. Rescue Ink Unleashed was fun. These guys are so great. Loud, a little crazy, and they do such great work.

Starz had several cast members, including Dennis Hopper and Eric Roberts, from their series Crash. Lucy Lawless wore a see thru top, which sounds worse than it was, for her new series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. This show looks very cool. Raw, bloody and erotic.

BBC America is always one of my favorites. Usually I don’t even care about the shows, I just want to listen to those from across the pond talk. But they had some great shows to pimp. You’ve probably already seen Being Human, and I can tell you it gets better as it goes along. Though, I liked the pilot. The cast is quite charming, as is Joe Thomas from The InBetweeners. James Nesbitt was here to talk about the very serious Occupation, which is a different take on the guys coming home from war. Then of course the lovely David Tennant was here. He’s my favorite Dr. and always will be. :-)


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

4 responses »

  1. Wow

    Hi :)
    You have the bestest job in the whole world.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    What a wonderful time you are having.
    All the best,
    PS – I found out how to subscribe to this blog via Google Reader and now will be here whenever a new post is up. :)

  2. I like Jeff Dunham, his new show is making me curious. I watched Being Human on BBCA this past weekend. They didn’t show the original pilot, but it looks interesting and I can’t wait to see where they take the show.

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