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Funky Beats Friday – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Violin Cover)

Did I watch the series finale of ‘The Office’ last night? Yes. Does Angela walk down the aisle at her and Dwight’s wedding to this violin cover of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’? Yes. Is it awesome? YES. Violin covers are my jam, and this one is pretty amazing. Enjoy the funky beat, and have a great weekend.

– Ryan

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Trailer Alert: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ – The Virus Is Spreading

The third sneak peak for AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ doesn’t give us much, just like the two sneak peaks before it, but I think that works to our advantage. We already know the gist of the show, and we already know what’s going to happen. Humans will fight against themselves and the walkers to try and salvage what little part of humanity is left. We don’t need a 2-3 minute trailer showing how it will go down, because we already know how it will go down. Less is more when it comes to spinoff sneak peaks, and I like that AMC is keeping most the details under wraps. Get your swords and cross bows ready, because ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is less than two months away.

– Ryan

Trailer Alert – ‘Fargo’ Season 2

If you never saw Fargo season 1, you missed out on one of the most delightfully insane seasons I’ve ever witnessed on television. The acting, writing and directing were all top notch, and it won two Golden Globes and three Emmys. While season two will have a different story and cast, the gist is basically the same: terrible things are happening in Minnesota, and the cops are pretty much powerless to stop the blood shed. Season 2 premiers this fall.

– Ryan

‘Better Late Than Never’ Is Going To Be Your New Favorite TV Show

YESWilliam Shatner, Henry Winkler and George Foreman have signed on to star in NBC’s travelogue reality series “Better Late Than Never,” from producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Comedian Jeff Dye and sportscaster Terry Bradshaw are also on board for the bro-mance vehicle that will send the five men on a trek through major cities in Asia. “Better Late Than Never” is adapted from the hit South Korean format “Grandpa Over Flowers,” which NBC optioned last year.

Production begins in August. Episodes will cover stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai. The show aims to offer a comedic look at how the five navigate unfamiliar cultures and settings and rely on one another for support while forgoing the usual trappings of celebrity status such as limousines and assistants. Each will also be tasked with checking off “bucket list” items.

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Henry Winkler, George Foreman, William Shatner and Terry Bradshaw travel the world. You had me at H. I already have this DVR’d and it hasn’t even been filmed yet. That’s how excited I am for this show. I want to see William Shatner being mildly racist while Henry Winkler sits by sheepishly grinning. I want to George Foreman explain proper grilling methods to world class hibachi chefs. I want it all, and I want it all right now. If there’s two things I learned from this article it’s that I’m a sucker for old people plopped in modern scenarios that they don’t understand and South Korea has the best names for their shows (seriously, Grandpa Over Flowers might be the best named show in history).

ABC Is Green Lighting An ‘Uncle Buck’ TV Show With Mike Epps As Uncle Buck. Wait, What?

BUCKAfter the avalanche of ABC new series orders last night, here is another one this morning. The network has picked up single-camera comedy Uncle Buck, a new take on the hit 1989 movie. I’m told the series starring Mike Epps is eyed for midseason. I hear its order came later than the other because of last-minute negotiations between ABC and Universal TV, the studio that developed the project and co-produces it with ABC Studios. (ABC Studios boarded the comedy at the pilot stage.) I hear the talks involved ABC looking to get a bigger piece of the series, a common practice between a network and an outside studio in the series pickup stage these days. This may be the last order for ABC heading into the upfronts as neither of the remaining pilots appear in real contention.

Written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, the series centers on Uncle Buck (Mike Epps), a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too. Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi and Aalyrah Caldwell co-star.

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That was my reaction when I read this story. John Candy must be rolling over in his beautiful grave. Uncle Buck is a cinematic classic, and one of John Candy’s best roles, which is saying something because he was a comedy icon. The incessant need to create sequels is bad enough, but creating a TV show sequel to a beloved movie without any of the original creators approval is just blasphemy. This is nothing against Mike Epps, but comparing him to John Candy is like putting me on the baseball field and comparing me to Willie Mays. They’re not even in the same stratosphere, and it’s a shame that he’s going to be carrying on the Uncle Buck name. The show shouldn’t be made in general, but adding Mike Epps into the conversation just makes this whole situation make less sense. I don’t know if the people who green lit this just want to ruin everyone’s childhood, but if that’s the goal, they’re doing a great job.

Somebody Should Probably Keep An Eye On This Jeopardy Contestant Who Doesn’t Know The Age Of Consent

Very aggressive answer here by Tom, and I hope the Jeopardy crew sent this video to authorities after the taping. In what world is 12 years old the age of consent for girls? Or 14 for boys? Kind of a shocking answer, and I’m also concerned at how casually Alex Trebek just brushed it off. He probably should have stopped the show and had a one on one chat with Tom to see what’s going on, because things are definitely not OK at home. Also does the age of consent signal adulthood? I think Tom grew up somewhere where there were just absolutely no rules, and now he’s on the national stage competing on Jeopardy and all hell is breaking loose. There’s really nothing to like about this answer at all. Tom either needs to be arrested or sat down in a dimly lit room and taught about the basic laws of the United States of America.

– Ryan

009 Brock Lesnar Likes McDonald’s Breakfast

On this week’s show we talk Wrestlemania 31, TV shows, McDonald’s breakfast being served all day, and the anatomy of a walrus.

Trailer Alert: The First Teaser Trailer For The Walking Dead Spinoff ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

The teaser is only 16 seconds long, so it doesn’t give us much, but it does give us a different vantage point. It looks like the spinoff series is going to focus on the beginning of the outbreak, and we do know it is being set in Los Angeles. The radio voice over mentions that the sickness could be the flu, but we know it’s the god damn ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE. My TV schedule is already overflowing, but if this spin off is anything like The Walking Dead, I’ll have to at least give it a shot. Fear The Walking Dead premiers this summer.

– Ryan

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