We’ve got news about Zooey Deschanel’s TV guest spot, a reality show set on Mars, some “Breaking Bad” love, and more. Check out some of this week’s hottest links in TV below!
If you’re not caught up on AMC’s brilliant series “Breaking Bad,” you’ve still got a few more weeks to burn through the first four seasons until Season 5 premieres on July 15th. In the meantime, check out this badass LEGO version of Gus Fring’s meth lab, complete with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman characters performing tasks from the show. I never thought I’d use “badass” to describe anything made of LEGOs when I was in my 20s, but life is full of surprises.
Remember the blaxploitation movie Black Dynamite, starring Michael Jai White? Well, they’re turning it into a Cartoon Network animated series, and you can check out the trailer by clicking the link below. Animation has so many more ridiculous possibilities for this character than anyone could pull of in live-action, so this is probably the best format for the concept anyway.
Most of our readers are probably a bit too young to have heard of the super-sexified sci-fi classic Barbarella starring the then-smoking-hot Jane Fonda, but Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is exec producing and directing a TV show that features the famous swinging-60s characters. It will be really fascinating to see how Winding Refn’s stylistic choices translate to science fiction, and to see how far they can push the sexual envelope on the small screen to keep these characters true to their roots. Ooh, behave!
Zooey Deschanel may be capable of busting a move or two (if you’ve seen any of her music videos, you’ll know what I mean), but she won’t be getting down on her upcoming guest stint on Season 9 of “So You Think You Can Dance.” The actress will be the first celebrity judge of the season, airing June 27th (which is also the show’s 200th episode). Ge-get down girl, go ‘head, get down.
“American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez charmed audiences on the most recent season of the juggernaut show, and it looks like she’ll be heading to another pop icon with a guest role on the upcoming season of “Glee.” No one is quite sure what role she’ll be playing, but chances are pretty good she’ll pop up somewhere around the halfway point of the season. With her good looks and some killer pipes, I’d peg her as a love interest for one of the lucky members of the New Directions. Will she be a love interest for someone like Puck or Finn, or heat things up with a lesbian encounter with Santana? We’ll see how desperate Ryan Murphy gets for attention.
Well this is a story you don’t see every day. Apparently a Dutch businessman wants to fund a $6 billion dollar reality show set on Mars. (Yes, you read that correctly.) People would vote on which astronauts get to go, and get this, they would stay on Mars until they DIED. Yep, because our technology isn’t good enough to fully colonize Mars yet, these people would be sacrificing themselves for good TV. It’d be like The Truman Show on crack, with life-and-death stakes involved. Would our technology catch up over the course of the show, so we could save TV’s newest reality stars from certain doom? Good Lord, I can see the promos already.