Today's latest TV news involves an in-flight Scrabble squabble, a couple new series pick-ups, and the big screen version of Jack Bauer. How thrilling.
Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Plane
On Tuesday afternoon, the 30 Rock
about his encounter with an American Airlines flight attendant. It wasn't pretty.
"Flight attendant on American [Airlines] reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving," he wrote.
Baldwin was merely playing a Scrabble-like game on his phone and refused to turn it off at the airline's request.
After a few more unpleasant comments
from the actor, his rep issued this statement: "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing Words with Friends while parked the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight." [TMZ
FOX Preempts Allen Gregory
The network is slated to air Allen Gregory's seventh and possibly final episode of the year on Sunday, December 11. But that's not going to happen. FOX opted to make time for a holiday-themed animated block, beginning with The Cleveland Show at 8:30pm. The low-rated Allen Gregory, meanwhile, has been pushed to the following Sunday and who knows, might not even return next year.
24: The Movie to Start Filming
Bauer's coming back! The script, written by Mark Bomback and Billy Ray, will be ready by the end of the year. The studio is thinking of choosing one of five directors to helm it. Kiefer Sutherland will be returning too, of course, and will start the shooting (maybe even literally, as Jack) in April. [Deadline
Community on Hulu, Plus Blanket Fort!
If you're desperate for more Community
, you'll be happy to know that the hit NBC comedy has hit Hulu. All three seasons have been made available on Hulu-Plus, and it's just in time for the hiatus. And the holidays. [Deadline
Speaking of the hiatus, we'll have to get through it alive because of what's coming next on Community. Spoilers after this sentence, so skip the next part if you don't want to know more.
For season 3, we're not getting any paintball. The Greendale gang is going all-out blanket fort. A Guinness World Record's involved, so is a Civil War, and also air-conditioning. And did we mention it's a two-parter? [TV Line
More Web Therapy for Showtime
Picked up for another 10 episodes airing next year, Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy is looking good. And big stars are headed for the show's sophomore season. Our onscreen therapist's webcam will be featuring the likes of Meryl Streep, Conan O'Brien, Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, Minnie Driver and Rosie O'Donnell. Fiona's going to have a lot of issues to deal with this time, in addition to those from her mom (Lily Tomlin) and husband (Victor Garber), that is.
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