Oh the trials and tribulations of wealthy moms-to-be! Last night's series premiere of Pregnant in Heels introduced us to the world of Rosie Pope – a baby concierge who helps rich New York women design their nurseries, hire nannies, improve relationships with husbands, and, apparently, select baby names. Mitch and Samantha are about to welcome their third child and are seeking help naming their baby-to-be. Rather than pore through books and websites, they have Rosie put together a focus group of academics (a poet, a magazine writer, a linguist, and a branding expert) to aid them in choosing a name that will "scream success." I won't spoil it with the name that is ultimately agreed upon, but let's just say it is – unexpected. The show definitely shines a light on extreme baby planning, but as a "been there, done that" mom, I found it to be a fun indulgence. Did you tune in? Dish with me in the comments below!
"Scrubs" star Zach Braff just cut a sweet one-year deal by which the actor will receive about $350,000 per episode — think about that for a minute — for 2007-2008, provided NBC renews "Scrubs" for its seventh season.
This new salary would put Braff in the ranks with Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men" as one of TV's highest-paid male actors right now. Actually, make that highest-paid actors, period, since the highest-paid female actor is Mariska Hargitay of "Law and Order," pulling in approximately $330,000 per episode. (That's nothing, of course, compared to what the "Friends" were raking in.)
Here's hoping the new massive paychecks will be an incentive to Braff and the "Scrubs" team to do better work than the crappy cop-out episode they stooped to last week.
Okay, "Scrubs" has been on TV for a long time, and I've been a consistent fan. It must be challenging to sustain a half-hour comedy for six seasons, but they seem to have done a pretty great job, even pulling off kitschy episodes like a musical and one that used a laugh track to mimic traditional sitcoms. For the most part, they've managed to keep things fresh and fun.
So WTF happened last night?! Using an outrageously weak "plot line" in which a patient has amnesia after attempting suicide, the main characters mull the importance of memory. They go through a series of "memory" montages, throwing together a bunch of clips from previous episodes. For all the lame details, read more
Earlier today, I told you about the brand-new episodes of "Ugly Betty," "The Office" and "The O.C." — all of which are airing tonight. It gets better: New episodes of "Scrubs" return tonight, too! This first episode after the hiatus is titled "My House," and it features Dr. Cox channeling the doctor on "House" in order to solve three mysteries at the hospital. He attempts to figure out the cause of one man's orange skin, a woman's heart trouble, and why Elliot takes out her anger toward Dr. Kelso on Turk. Meanwhile, Carla feels down in the dumps after the birth of her baby, and J.D. tries to give Kim no reason to take the new job in St. Louis.
I can see the similarities between Dr. Cox and Dr. House, and I look forward to the spoof. Mostly, though, I'm just excited for more new "Scrubs"!