Admit it, you have watched celebrities play poker on more than one occasion. Even though the poker has been at times difficult to watch….you watched. Celebrity토토사이트on Bravo was pretty brutal to watch in its first season, but the show has seemed to find its groove, and now draws consistent ratings. This March, E! Television is going to give you the opportunity to see even more celebrities playing poker. Except this time, there is a twist.
The World Poker Tour brought you Hollywood Home Game, which showed off some of today’s biggest stars playing the game we all love. E! Television’s new entry, “Hollywood Poker Night” offers you the same opportunity to see stars playing poker. But this time, they actually are playing in the homes of one of the stars. A cross between MTV’s “Cribs”, and any of the other celebrity poker shows, “Hollywood Poker Night” will take you into the homes, and poker minds of some of today’s stars.
“The series offers the fun and challenge of cards,” Says Ted Harbert, the president and CEO of E! Networks “but will also gives viewers a unique glimpse into the lives and homes of some of today’s top young stars.”
Another twist on the celebrity poker formula here is that only half of the players will be celebrities. Each celebrity player will bring his “best friend” to the table to give the viewer even more insight into the celebrities life. Stars confirmed for the show so far include Macaulay Culkin, Andy *pimp…*, Seth Green of Austin Powers fame, That ’70s Show’s Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, and pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.
The question here is: Is the world ready for “50% Celebrity Poker”. Will the ratings be 50% of the other celebrity poker shows? In March we will all find out. Stay tuned.
Will “TILT” Have The Nuts?
Beginning in January, ESPN makes its next foray into dramatic television with the premier of “TILT”, a series written by the creative team that was responsible for “Rounders” and starring Michael Madsen (Kill Bill, Vol. 2, Reservoir Dogs) as Don “The Matador” Everest, the master of the poker world. The story revolves around the fictitious World Poker Championship at the (equally false but well-done) Colorado Casino in Las Vegas and the behind-the-scenes battling and infighting of the poker world.
ESPN has not had what could be called a successful track record when it comes to their made for TV fare. Their first series effort, “Playmakers” was based on a professional football team. It then proceeded into racial inequality, steroid usage, homosexuality and adultery (just to name a few of their themes). While doing this, they proceeded to offend one of their prime programming tools, the National Football League. Testy exchanges were heard between the two regarding the content of the show and, after one dismal season, the “Playmakers” were banished to the bench.
Additionally, ESPN cannot have been said to have had great fortune with their movies either. Anyone who watched the dismal “3”, based on the life of NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt or the equally abysmal “Hu$tle” about the travails of baseball’s Pete Rose can and will attest to this. If it’s produced by the crew in Bristol and takes longer than the average “SportsCenter”, normally it isn’t worth the time spent.
While there still may be some unsavory elements to the world of poker (as the recent robbery attempt of WSOP World Champion Greg Raymer showed), you can only imagine that “TILT” is going to increase that level twentyfold. In early previews, during the play of a hand at the table, one player launches himself across the table at an opponent to fight. Most would say that would NEVER happen, as it would be sure to earn you a ban from any casino in the world (now the fight may take place outside the casino, that’s for sure). There is backroom scheming to take down “The Matador”, and even the star of the show is not beyond some less than honest dealings.