We're One Step Closer to XXX Network TV!

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... Earlier this week, a federal appeals court essentially loosened the restrictions on network TV, which means one thing: BOOBIES FOR EVERYONE! Well, not quite. But the court's ruling to strike down an indecency proposal by the FCC does mean that, for a while at least, networks will be able to get away with being raunchier than usual without the fear of being fined. Let's just hope Regis keeps his pants on. Here's a good summary of what the ruling means. [THR]

... For many viewers, Baywatch was pretty much about two things, and they were both tucked into the top portions of the red swimsuits that all of the show's hot chicks wore. Those, er, things will be back on display if a new reality show featuring past slow-motion jogging lifeguards Nicole Eggert, Traci Bingham, and Donna D'Errico comes to fruition. The project would simply follow the three around, I guess. Is that desperation in the air? [TMZ]

... Speaking of desperation, Bristol Palin—the finest actress in all of the land!—and her douchebag boyfriend or fiance or whatever Levi Johnston are in the market for a reality show. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with people? [TMZ]

... James Tupper, one of TV's most versatile hunks (he played a hunky biologist on Men in Trees, a hunky environmentalist on Samantha Who?, and a hunky doctor on Mercy) has finally found the show he should have been on all along: Grey's Anatomy. He'll join the cast as a hunky trauma counselor. Hunky! [EW]

... Hey look, another report that the Arrested Development movie is being written. Fool us twice, shame on us... [GQ]

... Apparently there is an FBI computer technician on Criminal Minds. And apparently she may also appear on the new Criminal Minds spinoff. Yay for news! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Alan Ball is trying to write Lost actor Michael Emerson into his HBO hit True Blood. Emerson is married to actress Carrie Preston, who plays waitress Arlene on the show. I actually asked Emerson about this at the Lost party in Hawaii, and he was totally into the idea. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this needs to happen. [E! Online]

... Want to recreate that Hurley scene in Lost by driving a powder blue VW van into a crowded farmers market? Now you can! ABC is holding a Lost auction on August 21 and 22 in Santa Monica, and among the items up for auction are Kate's toy plane, Locke's knife, Mr. Eko's Jesus stick, and the aforementioned Dharma van. Start saving your pennies, brutha. [Profiles in History]


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