Latest TV News: ‘Parenthood’ Finale Set, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Tasks Revealed


Here’s what’s buzzing on Friday, December 19, 2014:

The cast of NBC's PARENTHOOD

 

‘PARENTHOOD’ FINALE DATE, TITLE SET

Creator and executive producer Jason Katims confirmed today that NBC will air its final installment of the beloved family drama on Thursday, January 29.  The episode it titled “May God Bless And Keep You Always” — a reference to the show’s theme song “Forever Young,” performed by Bob Dylan.

Katims — who also helms the NBC comedy ABOUT A BOY — made the announcement in his first-ever tweet.

‘CELEBRITY APPRENTICE’ TASKS REVEALED

Former winner Piers Morgan returns as a Boardroom Advisor (along with Ivanka Trump) for the January 4 two hour season premiere titled “May The Gods of Good Pies Be With Us.”

The sixteen new celebrities are challenged to create and sell pies in a fundraising competition for charity. Per NBC:  “While the men’s Project Manager focuses on fundraising and neglects the team’s pie-making needs, some of the women’s team complains about their Project Manager.”

CELEBRITY APPRENTICE will air it second episode, “Nobody Out Thinks Donald Trump” the following evening.

“In the first hour, Mr. Trump asks the teams to write, produce and direct a commercial for Neat. While one Project Manager struggles with an insubordinate team member, the other is fed up with a celebrity’s anxiety. In the boardroom, one person tries to outsmart Mr. Trump, leading to an interesting result. Boardroom Advisors: Donald Trump Jr. and George Ross.”

“In the second hour, the teams are tasked with producing a presentation and tasting menu to feature Luvo’s frozen food products. One Project Manager accuses a team member of zoning out, and a celebrity pushes the boundaries of good taste during the team’s presentation. The losing team faces Donald Trump in the Boardroom, and another celebrity is sent home. Boardroom Advisors: Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.”

STEPHEN COLLINS INSISTS “I’M ABSOLUTELY NOT PHYSICALLY OR SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO CHILDREN”

The former star of 7th HEAVEN sat down with Katie Couric of an interview airing tonight on 20/20.  “A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children,” he said.  “I’m not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways, but I’m absolutely not attracted physically or sexually attracted to children. I’m just not.”

Also happening today…

Craig Ferguson’s LATE LATE SHOW will wrap tonight.  What to watch for in his final episode.  via TheWrap

Leah Calvert of TEEN MOM 2 goes on Twitter rant about ex-husband.  via The Ashley’s Reality Roundup

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