Best of the Best: The TV Class of 2012


We here at PopBytes have never been a huge fan of ‘best of’ lists. They always seem to miss our favorites. So when it comes to looking back at the best television of 2012, we like to hand out some TV superlatives here and there. Class clown? Most likely to succeed? They’re all here. Enjoy! Best in Show: Girls Of all the shows that hit the air in 2012, no show had such a uniquely original voice as HBO’s Girls. Lena Dunham’s MORE

PopBytes talks with ‘Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23′ cast!

Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, and James Van Der Beek

Exclusive: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, and James Van Der Beek weigh in on the second season of Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 returns for its second season tonight at 9:30pm on ABC, and by the way star Krysten Ritter explains it, viewers can expect to see a lot more delicious bad behavior. “We get into a lot of trouble,” she told PopBytes at the season two premiere party hosted by Vulture MORE

Fall TV 2012: Your Thursday Night Survival Guide

Fall TV 2012: Your Thursday Night Survival Guide

Happy Thursday, kids! It's day four of our TV Survival Guides, and boy am I exhausted. Keeping up with all this TV is practically a full-time job! Luckily, I've bit the bullet and gone through all the bullshit, throwing back to you the best of what to watch live, what to DVR, what to stream online, and what to catch up on a long TV marathon. (ICYMI, Monday's, Tuesday's, and Wednesday's Guides are all up). Let's see what Thursday night has in MORE

Fall TV 2012: Your Wednesday Night Survival Guide

Fall TV 2012: Your Wednesday Night Survival Guide

It’s day three of our TV Survival Guides, which means by now, you’ve figured out how this shit works. I break down what to watch live, what to DVR, what to stream online, and what to catch up on a long TV marathon, and you get the scoop on all the Fall 2012 TV season. Monday and Tuesday are already covered here. Let’s tackle hump day! WHAT TO WATCH LIVE: Survivor It’s Survivor’s 24th season and after all this time, you’d MORE

Fall TV 2012: Your Tuesday Night Survival Guide

Fall TV 2012: Your Tuesday Night Survival Guide

The Fall TV season stresses me out like you wouldn’t even believe. With all these new shows, I need a pretty solid roadmap to make it through. Which is why I created these killer TV Survival Guides, out to show you what to watch live, what to DVR, what to stream online, and what to catch up on a long TV marathon. I’ve already tackled Monday. Here’s Tuesday’s guide. WHAT TO WATCH LIVE: Happy Endings TV’s goofiest ensemble MORE

Fall TV 2012: Your Monday Night Survival Guide

Fall TV 2012: Your Monday Night Survival Guide

It’s the beginning of the Fall 2012 TV season, which means PopBytes is celebrating with your annual TV survival guide! As usually, in this weekly series, we’ll break down watch live, what to DVR, and what to stream online. Oh, and this year, we’ve also given you what to marathon this season (either on DVD or during some day-long marathon viewing). Let’s start with Monday! WHAT TO WATCH LIVE: The Voice Queen XTina and her trio MORE

TelevisionBytes: Idol, SYTYCD, and casting news!


Hey, I’ve been gone for a minute, but now I’m back at the jump-off. Here are the essential bits of television news that hit the biz this week. So the big news of the week, for sure: Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol. The Aerosmith frontman, who joined the judging panel of Idol two seasons ago, has decided to pack up his Coca-Cola cup and head back on tour with his band. “I strayed away from my first love, [Aerosmith],” he said MORE

TelevisionBytes: Mad Men, RHONY, Game of Thrones, and more!


What a tragic week in television. A Mad Men suicide. A fiery Game of Thrones death. Oh, and Jill Zarin was replaced on The Real Housewives of New York City by a woman with one leg (Okay, maybe that was kind of awesome). Check out the other happenings of the week! There’s really only one place to start this week, and it of course involves Don Draper. You guys. YOU GUYS. I don’t even know what to say about this week’s episode of Mad MORE

TelevisionBytes: Bieber, SYTYCD, ANTM, and more!


Happy June, y’all! While you were out celebrating the long Memorial Day weekend and short work week, I was keeping track of all the TV happenings. Here’s a rundown of what you should know for those Monday-morning awkward cubical discussions. Justin Bieber is getting his very own network television special. Justin Bieber: All Around the World will follow Bieber as he prepares for his upcoming tour, a feature performances of his new MORE

TelevisionBytes of the Week: Revenge, Glee, Idol, DWTS, and more!


With all this upfront talk dominating the television conversation over the past three weeks, it’s hard to remember that it’s actually finale time! This week, we said goodbye to the last slew of shows (Revenge! Awake!), and hello to the first bits of summer TV (SYTYCD! Duets!). Here’s how it all played out: OMG you guys! Did you see that Revenge finale. Holy shit. HOLY SHIT!!!! What a satisfying, wonderful, breath-taking season finale MORE

Why you should watch ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’

Around the World in 80 Plates

If you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve probably missed the thousands of television spots, billboard ads, and print campaigns for Around the World in 80 Plates, Bravo’s new food competition show premiering tonight, May 9, at 10pm EST. Why, I’ve seen so many ads for this show, I could even tell you the sponsor (“presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred” is the new “based on the novel Push by Sapphire”). But don’t let the MORE

The Rosie Show: What went wrong?

Rosie O’Donnell

Last week, OWN announced that they’d be ceasing production on Rosie O’Donnell’s new talk show, The Rosie Show. After nearly a six month run (with a few weeks of reruns in there), the last episode taped this week. It wasn’t much of a shock. The Rosie Show was averaging around 230,000 viewers – a pretty big drop from the 500,000 viewers it garnered when it premiered back in October. So what went wrong? Well for one, it’s clear MORE

Jeff Lewis reinvents the home makeover show!

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis can be such an asshole. If you’ve ever watched an episode of his hit Bravo series Flipping Out, you’ll know: the guy can sure throw a temper tantrum. With his O.C.D. in full effect, Lewis rarely holds back. Yelling at people left and right. Berating his employees for silly mistakes. I think he’s fired more people than Donald Trump has on The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice combined. But Jeff Lewis is also a super MORE

Just who does Lisa Kudrow think she is?

Who Do You Think You Are?

Most of us know Lisa Kudrow for her fearlessly funny roles in Friends, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, and The Opposite of Sex. But did you know that Lisa spends most of her time these days producing? In 2003, Kudrow and actor/writer Dan Bucatinsky formed their own production company, called Is or Isn’t Entertainment. Together, they’ve brought us some of the funniest moments captured on film, from HBO’s cult-hit The Comeback to MORE