TVLine Items: Ferris Bueller Crashes Super Bowl, Modern Family Revokes a V-Card and More!

Anyone up for some new Ferris Bueller adventures? Anyone? Bueller?

Buzzy commercials to bow during Sunday’s Super Bowl are starting to trickle out, and fans of the aformentioned ’80s flick are finally getting that sequel they’ve oft longed for… well, kinda. In a spot for the Honda CR-V,  Matthew Broderick partakes in some Day Off festivities that would no doubt make his infamous school-skipper proud.

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• Dun-dun-Dunphy! Modern Family‘s doofy Phil is in for the shock of his life when, in an upcoming episode, he learns that daughter Haley is — gasp! — no longer a virgin. Yet Claire, according to TV Guide Magazine, is already in on the secret. “He’s, of course, horrified,” Ty Burrell tells the mag. “But it ends up being very heartfelt and meaningful.”

• NBC has pulled tonight’s original episode of Fear Factor — one that was titled “Hee Haw! Hee Haw!” and featured contestants ingesting (gag) donkey semen — and will now broadcast a ssssnake-centric repeat from early January.

• Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has landed the lead role in ABC’s upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, Firelight. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the flick (premiering Sunday, April 22) centers on a counselor (Gooding) at a youth correctional facility.

• Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood has inked a deal to star in a six-episode, nom-nom-centric talk show on Food Network, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Game Show Network has given a pilot order to The American Bible Challenge, in which contestants are tested on their biblical knowledge.

• If you don’t want to spend a little time with Jennifer Love Hewitt now, you most certainly will after peeping the following promo for Lifetime’s upcoming Client List series. As you can see, J.Love’s “massage” parlor-running alter ego is simply looking for a “Big Spender.”

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  1. HoldOn2Smallville says:

    That is disgusting from Feat Factor.

    • NeverLetGo2OneTreeHill says:

      No really, you’re disgusted by Fear Factor – probably a little shaky so you hit the t instead of the r – no biggie.

      But you still felt the need to give yourself the Smallville name??? What the eff?

  2. Kristen says:

    I’m loving that Matthew Broderick CR-V commercial. Actually really clever.

  3. Michael Sacal says:

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  4. Amber says:

    Ferris Bueller spoof=good.

    NBC nearly airing a donkey show=bad. Very, very bad, NBC, and gross. How were the producers of the show cool with that? I kind of feel bad for the contestants of the show having to go through that for nothing when their episode doesn’t even air, but at the same time, I think to myself, what kind of idiot is even willing to doing that? Being willing to drink donkey semen on national television for fame and glory deserves a whole lot of punishment.

  5. Steven says:

    So super excited for Client List now. Loved the Ferris Bueller commercial too.

  6. Velvet says:

    J Love is a sexy mama.

  7. Danielle H says:

    IIRC, they ate bull balls on the old Fear Factor… kind of akin to donkey semen, no? Why allow it to film and then cut it.. would you not think that was a no go from the get go?
    Also, what an oversexed promo for the Client List! I just don’t get how they are going to make into any sort of long term series something that they just did a movie on and with a story that we already know every facet of. Just saying.