TV Quick hits: ‘Covert Affairs’ scoop; ‘Dancing with the Stars’ drama; ‘America’s Got Talent’ promo
“America’s Got Talent” is back – The NBC institution is going to try to make things more exciting than ever when it returns on May 27, and there is already one change that we’re interested in: The golden buzzer. If a judge presses it after an audition, that person automatically advances to the live rounds. It was interesting to watch on the British version of the show when we saw it.
Unfortunately, it’s not really highlighted in the first promo below … instead, we have the most over-dramatic thing ever with Nick Cannon that proves that the show likes to be incredibly bombastic about itself, even though you barely remember who some of the past winners are.
“Covert Affairs” casting news – This news should please those of you who are fans of “24.” Actress Nazneen Contractor has been signed to recur on the upcoming fifth season of the USA drama, where she will play the part of Sydney. Sydney is a love interest for the Calder character.
There is no premiere date confirmed yet for the new season, but the easy guess is that it’s going to start back up at some point this summer along with “Suits.”
Maya Rudolph’s show gets premiere date – Are you excited to see a talk show starring Maya Rudolph? Then know that “The Maya Rudolph Show” is going to air on Monday, May 19 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. The guest list is a great one that includes Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and many more alongside musical guest Janelle Monae. Lorne Michaels is executive-producing in his latest attempt to start to slowly take over much of the universe.
An unhappy Tony – What a surprise! Someone is upset again about their “Dancing with the Stars” edit. This time, it’s pro Tony Dovolani, who said the following to Us Weekly following the way in which his fight with NeNe Leakes was portrayed on the show:
“It was very difficult for me, because they made me seem like the villain. She was overwhelmed … [NeNe] didn’t like that they were making me the villain. She saw the look on my face, and she said, ‘Why are they doing this to you? You’re the nice guy!’ It was hard.”
Tony also said that he and NeNe had the fight six days ago, and they had almost forgotten about it at the time that the show aired on TV. Let this be proof that no “Dancing with the Stars” personality is safe for drama, and if there are problems in rehearsals, they are going to be shown on TV.