Billy on the Street began on Funny or Die and now airs on the Fuse channel. The show follows comedian Billy Eichner as he runs through the streets of NYC shouting and playing bizarre pop culture games with often confused bystanders and occasional guest celebrities.
My three fave scenes were 1) Billy’s rant about Cameron Diaz, in which he yells for her “to ruin more things!” 2) his “Lana Del Race for the Cure,” featuring several sleepy, disoriented models in Lana Del Ray costumes and 3) his “John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew?” game with Olivia Wilde…
We had high hopes for Extant, the new Spielberg-produced Halle Berry sci-fi show on CBS, and so far it’s been everything we wanted and more. Not since Lost has a show been as interesting and mysterious. If you missed the first two episodes, you can catch up at CBS’ site. Extant airs at 8pm EST, Wednesdays on CBS.
My new favorite show is The Café, a quirky, picturesque British sitcom set in a small seaside town. Kathryn Williams’ pretty, airy cover of “Beyond the Sea” serves as the series’ theme song and sets the tone of this sweet, funny and very charming little show. I’ve been watching The Café on my local PBS affiliate on Saturday mornings at 11a.m. EST, but it seems to bounce around the schedule so check your local tv listings and catch it when you can.
If you watched the premiere of ABC’s Nashville last week, you were likely as impressed as I was by Scarlett & Gunnar’s duet at the end of the show. If you missed it, you can watch the episode in its entirety at ABC and the scene in question below. “If I Didn’t Know Better” was written by The Civil Wars, and you can download the original as part of their Live At Eddie’s Attic album on Noisetrade. Meanwhile, the Nashville cover has shot up the iTunes charts and is also available for purchase at Amazon. A soundtrack for the series is apparently in the works. Some of the other music featured on the pilot episode was disappointing, but the inclusion of this song gives me hope that T. Bone Burnett can work his magic in future episodes. The second episode of Nashville, which stars Friday Night Lights’ Connie Britton, will air tonight on ABC at 10pm EST.