A Chris Rock/Chappelle tour? Rock is trying to make it happen
January 26th, 2012
01:29 PM ET

A Chris Rock/Chappelle tour? Rock is trying to make it happen

Jay-Z and Kanye West might be atop the music business, but as a duo they’ve got nothing on comedic titans Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

According to Rock, the two stand-up icons have been in talks to hit the road together.

“I’ve been talking to Chappelle a lot,” Rock told New York magazine's Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival. “Been trying to get Chappelle to go on tour.”

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'Top Chef: Texas' takes it to the block
January 26th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

'Top Chef: Texas' takes it to the block

Only six chefs remained at the start of Wednesday's “Top Chef: Texas,” and with an even number, you knew we’d see some sort of team aspect.

For the Quickfire, they split into teams of two and had 40 minutes to de-shell and devein two pounds of shrimp, make a pound of fettuccine and shuck a crate (sounds like a precise measurement) of corn. With the remaining time, they had to make a dish using those ingredients, with $10,000 going to the winners.

Sarah and Lindsay finished the mise en place phase first and made pasta with corn milk (who knew?), shrimp and tarragon. Ed and Paul forgot to cook their shrimp, so they got this week’s Beverly Memorial Disqualification Award.

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'Touch' a demanding show with great potential
January 26th, 2012
12:07 PM ET

'Touch' a demanding show with great potential

It's almost difficult to believe that a show like "Touch" actually got greenlit for broadcast television.

That's a compliment, by the way. It's not a show that you can watch passively, and it's demanding to the point that it seems like it might be more at home on cable. One has to wonder if it would have gotten made if not for Kiefer Sutherland taking a starring role.

It's not easy to categorize, but is also unmistakably the work of Tim Kring, the creator of "Heroes." Here we have many different people, on different parts of the globe, interconnected through extraordinary circumstances. Sound familiar?

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Is NBC developing an 'Office' spinoff for Rainn Wilson?
January 26th, 2012
11:38 AM ET

Is NBC developing an 'Office' spinoff for Rainn Wilson?

Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute didn't end up being the new boss of "The Office," although we know at least one person who was pulling for him, but he just may get a show of his own.

Deadline is reporting that NBC is eyeing a spinoff concept for Wilson's unique bespectacled character, who hasn't been too pleased at the "Office" since Steve Carell's Michael Scott departed and new boss Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) has stepped in.

The proposed idea, a family comedy, is said to be the brainchild of Wilson and "Office" exec Paul Lieberstein, and would find Schrute back home at his family's beet farm and bed-and-breakfast.

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Pat Sajak's hosted 'Wheel of Fortune' drunk
January 26th, 2012
10:19 AM ET

Pat Sajak's hosted 'Wheel of Fortune' drunk

Not being entirely sober is certainly one way to raise the stakes on "Wheel of Fortune."

It turns out the game show's longtime host Pat Sajak, who's been with the show since 1981, would sometimes head out for drinks with Vanna White while on a break from taping.

As he explained in a recent interview on "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable," when he first started - "and was much younger and could tolerate those things," Sajak said - the show was somewhat of a snooze.

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