Casting calls and news items in the film and TV community come in each day here to FilmJerk.com. Amy Lawrence catches the minutiae that falls through the cracks, and discusses them more in depth than most of them probably deserve. Today’s call includes notices on Carnivale, L & O, Nip/Tuck and lots of soaps.
All My Children Jill is a non-blonde who is vulnerable and has a three year contract on the show. Justin is a young lawyer who sleeps around and avoids love, until now.
Carnivale Episode 110 is called “Hot and Bothered”. A new dancer joins the carnival during their stop in New Mexico. Samson and Ben investigate the Order Templar, due to another WWI vision of a Templar ring. Apollonia sees a terrible future for a local woman, but Sofie about the predictions. And, Brother Justin comes out of hiding to be baptized in blood. Just another day at the Carnivale.
Guiding Light Richie is a new teen in town. A Latino who can sing and play an instrument.
Law and Order: Criminal Intent A crazy guy who is addled by drugs believes that people are all trying to look more and more alike and Aryan. He kills plastic surgeons, beauticians and the like. His brother is also a killer, but for him it’s just business.
Monk In “Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect,” Monk suspects a guy in a coma of sending a letter bomb. People tell me this show is good, but I’m still skeptical.
Nip/Tuck As suggesting in the commercials for the show, the plastic surgeons do hire a counselor to screen patients. He’s loves by all but one of the doctors, who end up firing him. Also, a teen wants to be circumcised because his girlfriend is turned off by his thing.
One Life to Live Derrick is a new African American doctor at Llanview Medical Center. Hopefully he can save some of the victims of Llanview’s newest serial killer, Jerry Lee Howell, “The Strangler”.
The Peacemaker USA is going out on a limb and filming a traditional western. In “Dead to Rights”, a prejudiced Army Major is called in to stop an Indian uprising that has killed several…or was it really Indians who did the killing?
Rocky Mountain Challenge ESPN has a new reality show where big, burly men have to survive 12 days in the mountains and can win 100K in gold. Gold? Yes, gold.
Sex and The City Episode 607 is called “The Post It Always Sticks”. Berger and Carrie split up, but Charlotte and Harry get engaged! The girls go to club BED and get in lots of trouble. Charlotte’s ring gets stolen, and Carrie gets busted for smoking pot in public. Episode 608 is called “The Catch.” Carrie doesn’t put out on the first date with Harry’s cousin, so he takes it out on her during his wedding toast.
Sopranos Not a lot of news, but someone goes to the dermatologist, and someone has sex with a plus-size African American woman.
Starhunter 2300 This new syndicate show takes place in a future world populated by criminals and bounty hunters. And the hunt criminals in a space ship named “Tulip”.
Strong Medicine In episode 406, a popular cheerleader with a brain tumor comes to a new understanding of her younger sister. Also, “ripped from the headlines” a pregnant woman who is abused by her husband disappears.
Surviving Love Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are filming this movie of the week for CBS. It’s about a couple who rent an RV and go on a road trip to discuss their divorce (WHATr) but fall in love again when they get trapped in a blizzard.
Switched ABC Family is filming this reality show where teens switch lives for four days. This actually could be a fun one to watch.