Hole in the Wall Isn't Dead!

... Hole in the Wall, that wacky Japanese import referred to as Human Tetris, had a short life on network television before being buried. But now it's coming back, and its new home is... Cartoon Network? Whaaaa? The misnamed network is reviving the show with more of a family theme (think Double Dare) by pitting two teams of families against each other. Hey, there's stupider stuff on TV, so why not? [The Live Feed]

... Well, well, well. It seems that the cast of Jersey Shore isn't so stupid. The fake Italians have been holding out for better contracts and more cash and even threatened to go on strike—and it appears that MTV is ready to negotiate. The cast members asked for a raise to $30,000 per episode for Season 3 (up from $10,000 in Season 2) and MTV has countered with something close to that number. The fact that Snooki makes WAY more money than I do is... I don't wanna talk about it, okay??? [The Live Feed]

... Ice-T got arrested for driving with a suspended license. F--- the police, man. [TMZ]

... Patricia Heaton is reuniting with her Everybody Loves Raymond mother-in-law, Doris Roberts, on The Middle. The adorable Roberts (she's every bit as awesome as Betty White, if not better) will play a hard-nosed teacher to Brick. Raymond got a lot of crap for being a generic sitcom, but you know what? It really wasn't all that bad. I approve of this casting. [EW]

... Jason Street QB1! Scott Porter, who played Street on Friday Night Lights, will be joining The Good Wife next season as Kalinda's rival private investigator. This is excellent news... Porter's fantastic and The Good Wife is a solid show. This is a much better career move for him than that weird backpacking CIA show he was involved with. [EW]

... The chaos with CBS' Chaos pilot continues, as things are apparently looking up for the FBI drama. It was recently thought to be dead, but has found new life. Yeah, I don't know what it's really about either, give me a break. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Overrated TV personality Olivia Munn is continuing on her road to overexposure with a guest stint on Chuck. Munn will play a CIA agent who is pretty. I'll admit that she does "pretty" well. [EW]


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Jul 28, 2010
I love The Middle, and I really enjoyed Everybody Loves Raymond, so I'm tickled pink that Doris will reunite with Patricia. The only thing better would

be if Ray would also drop by. Looking forward to this ~ ~
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Jul 28, 2010
Can't wait to see Doris Roberts on The Middle - I've missed seeing her on TV since Raymond went off the air!
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Jul 22, 2010
MTV is one of those channels that I'm thrilled not to get, here in Quebec.
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Jul 22, 2010
Nice reunion for Heaton and Roberts!
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Jul 22, 2010
Chaos? I hadn't even heard of this pilot.
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Jul 22, 2010
What's sad is that fact that so many people actually watch Jersey Shore which gives MTV a good reason for paying them so much.
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Jul 21, 2010
munn on chuck that'll be fun
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Jul 21, 2010
Hole in the Wall? That show was really stupid and who would ever watch that? Why is it on Cartoon Network? I thought that CN was for CARTOONS not this other crap.
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Jul 21, 2010
I don't know whether it's smart of stupid that they're making 30 grand of their own stupidity.
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Jul 21, 2010
@karlwolfe50 It says $30.000 per EPISODE....... In what of a world are we living?
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Jul 21, 2010
I miss the old cartoon network where they played Anime like Gundam and Dragonball Z and shows like Thundercats and He-Man. Now they have maybe 2 decent cartoons on the network with Ben 10 and Generator Rex and the only other good show on is Robot Chicken. The rest of the day is filled with these silly live action shows and poorly animated cartoons.
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Jul 21, 2010
noooooo not the hole!
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Jul 21, 2010
tim you dont make 30 grand a year? i think you need to renegotiate your pay.
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Jul 21, 2010
Atleast it'll be better then the stupid Fox version with the guy from Guiness hosting and Brooke Burns. They made it at cliche and horrible, leave it to Fox to take a good idea and make it crap.
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Jul 21, 2010
"Hole in the Wall" is coming back? God help us. :(
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Jul 21, 2010
And why has Cartoon Network become a joke, because they're branching out into different forms of entertainment. How long do you think MTV would've lasted if all they did was play music videos or Nick if they just showed old Mr. Wizard Reruns? They have to stay current to survive.
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Jul 21, 2010
The only thing I missed about Hole in the Wall was the line "It's time... to face... THE HOLE!!"

Oh and Cartoon Network lied. A few years ago they said that they would play all cartoons, all the time, until the end of time. Did they forget that little promise or what?
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Jul 21, 2010
Cartoon Network is the next MTV.
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Jul 21, 2010
Cartoon Network has become a joke..
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