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Michael Phelps: Golf Champ?

12 Aug

Watching #UglyHot super-human swimmer Michael Phelps hang up his Speedo for the last time is a pretty tough thing to do. America is just used to him being a total pro without even trying. “Oh yeah guys, I totally stopped training after Beijing. But I’m still going to win like 700 medals this year. Chill out.” And then he went and became the most decorated Olympian ever with 22 medals at the end of the London games.

“This’ll look awesome next to the 56 others!”

So what can a 27-year-old guy do post-retirement? Reality TV obviously. At least when you’re famous for being awesome, enjoying some mary jane every once in a while and being weirdly attractive, that’s definitely the best answer. So will Phelps have his own MTV special? An E! show with the Kardashian sisters? Is ESPN branching out? Nope, he’ll be on the family friendly Golf Channel.

Phelps is staring in The Haney Project, with ex-Tiger Woods coach Hank Haney. He’ll travel the world playing the best golf courses ever and perfecting yet another sport. By the time he’s 45 he’ll probably be an expert in at least 10.

It seems like Phelps agrees. He said in a Golf Channel statement, “as I enter this next chapter of my life, I think I will be able to shift my competitiveness to anything I put my mind to and golf is one of the things I want to focus on.” What’s next, extreme frisbee? Phelps would seriously love extreme frisbee, wouldn’t he?

The 22-time medalist should enjoy his time off right now, filming for Haney Project starts in September and will air in February 2013.

His crazy wingspan (armspan?) will make his swing unstoppable.

 

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For TV Scream?

4 Jun

Sometimes, networks make logical decisions with the television shows they develop. Those networks are usually called ABC or CBS, but at least it’s something. And then, there are the moves that make negative sense. MTV just pulled one of those ninja moves on us. I don’t know why, but expect to see Scream: The Series in the near future.

At least costuming will be cheap.

I guess, reality-giant MTV is banking on the success of movie-to-TV semi-hit Teen Wolf. The “horror” show has survived off of viewers who went in to mock the hottie-filled Wolf only to get hooked on Colton HaynesScream 4 only made $40 million domestically and I’m pretty sure anything without fangs, fur, or a hunger for brains isn’t trendy yet. Although I’m pretty skeptical, I’m actually excited to watch Scream develop. I mean who thought this was ever going to happen? Like, ever?

The masterminds behind the original Scream films, Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven, have yet to have their roles in the project (if any) discussed. Craven isn’t currently up to anything, while Williamson is executive producer and “developer” to actual hit The Vampire Diaries. We do know that MTV producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gately are on board. DiSanto and Gately have both worked on Paris Hilton’s My New BFFso I guess they are good at terrifying audiences. That’s promising.

I find this way scarier than a masked serial killer. Don’t you?