Watching Alan in ‘What’s Alan Watching?’
What’s Alan Watching?, a pilot produced by Eddie Murphy, originally ran on CBS in 1989. The show, though, never got picked up past the first episode. Sort of hard to believe, as it was the perfect recipe for an 80’s or 90’s television show: the dweeby, in this case younger, sibling has to deal with his jerk older brother (David Packer) and ditzy, self-centered sister played by a pre-The Nanny Fran Drescher, whose lack of “MAAA” shouts was a little jarring for me. For Alan Hoffstetter, the dweeb in What’s Alan Watching?, played by Corin Nemec, the only way to do that is through televsion.
Cool TV Video of the Day: Alex Trebek Gives Some Naughty Clues
Alex Trebek is best known as the host of Jeopardy. However, he hosted quite a few other game shows before landing that gig. In these two clips from the final episodes of Double Dare (No, not Nickelodeon’s Double Dare. That’s something quite different. This one aired on CBS.), Trebek gives a few suggestive clues. While the show only lasted 5 months, the boomerang clues always pop up on outrageous game show moment compilations.
The video after the jump features risque clues for a tobacco pipe.
Weekly Update: June 25
On Thursday, FX will run a marathon of Charlie Sheen’s favorite Two and a Half Men episodes. It will lead up to the series premiere of Anger Management.
Jennifer Hudson will have a multi-episode on Smash next season.
Alex Trebek is recovering from a heart attack.
TMZ reports that NBC will pay Ann Curry 10 million to leave Today.
Maura Tierny gets a recurring role on The Good Wife.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg likes HBO’s Girls.