Interview with @JoeyMcIntyre of #ReturnofTheMac

In the new family-friendly show, Return of the Mac, Joey McIntyre plays an actor wanting to be taken seriously. His own beautiful family joins him as actors on the show as they navigate life when Joey is offered a job as a TV talk show host on a fledgling cable network, the Comfy Channel.

At a recent promotional event in King of Prussia, PA, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Joey. See a brief Q&A below:

Q: What do you want the audience to take away from this show?

A: I hope people relate no matter what they go through. It’s really about having to say “yes” when you really want to say “no” because hopefully it will lead to bigger and better things – you know, the ups and downs of any career and dealing with crazy people and trying to make the most of it.

Q: What excites you about this show?

A: I think it’s funny. I feel like I have a certain sensibility and humor and I was able to put together a team of good writers and actors.

Q: Do you help write the scripts?

A: I created the show, so yes. My real family is sprinkled in there and I kinda went for it. You have to ask for help and hopefully people will show up and they did for me. It’s something I have never done so I am proud of the final outcome. It is a good challenge.

Learn more about “Return of the Mac” in my previous post about the premiere of the show.

Learn where to watch the show on PopTV – Wednesdays 8:30 PM/7c. Join the social fun on Facebook & Twitter.


Meet New Kids on the Block’s @JoeyMcIntyre at KOP on March 31st #ReturnOfTheMac #Xfinity

 *Event is first come, first served. Availability subject to time limits. Limit two autographs per person.
RETURN OF THE MAC is a scripted comedy starring boy band heartthrob Joey McIntyre as a version of himself alongside his real-life family—wife Barrett and their three children, Griffin (8), Rhys (6) and Kira (5). As he embarks on a hilarious quest to be taken seriously as a legit actor, Joey is thrown into the reluctant role of a talk show host at a fledgling cable network called The Comfy Channel. As Joey starts to navigate the talk show circuit, he is joined by his often misguided manager and team played by a hysterical cast, including Adam Ray, Jamie Denbo, Katie Wee, Punam Patel and Jordan Black.
RETURN OF THE MAC is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy and Joey McIntyre, along with Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Paul Greenberg (“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”) and Jenny Daly (“Storage Hunters”).
Return of the Mac premieres Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30P/7:30c on Pop. Learn more about the series and find your channel at

Tension is Mounting on The Good Wife – Season Five: Which Team Are You On?

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The Good Wife is one of the few shows that continues to surprise and delight with delicious twists and turns. I have watched the show from the beginning and now that it is in its fifth season — just when you think you’ve seen it all, this coming episode on Sunday, October 27th, brings another explosive plot twist.

Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies) has decided it is time to leave her current position in the firm Lockhart Gardner and start a new firm for herself. When to do it is another question and when to tell firm partner Will Gardner is even more complicated. This coming episode will show what happens when you-know-what hits the fan and Will learns of Alicia’s plans to leave him high and dry.

Alicia is about to make one of the biggest moves of her life and go out on her own. I say – “DO IT!” I am totally on Team Florrick Agos, which means I would love to see Alicia team up with Cary Agos to start their own business. Cary is young and excited and eager to make new things happen. Will is old news and Alicia’s old fling. It’s over, dude. Get used to it. Alicia is back with her husband and ready to get out of a very toxic environment.


Hitting the FanABOUT THE SHOW:

THE GOOD WIFE stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who reinvents her life following her husband’s sex and political corruption scandal. Four years into her tenure at the law firm of Lockhart/Gardner, Alicia accepts a prestigious partner offer from her bosses, Diane Lockhart, Will Gardner and David Lee. However, a mutual attraction with Will leaves Alicia conflicted after she agrees to renew her vows with her husband, Peter, who has won the gubernatorial election with the help of campaign manager Eli Gold. After much thought, Alicia agrees to leave Lockhart/Gardner to start a new firm with her colleague, Cary Agos, who is unable to convince investigator Kalinda Sharma to join them. Now, Alicia must find a way to balance her evolving career, her new position as First Lady of Illinois and her roles as a wife and mother to her teenage children, Zach and Grace. Emboldened by the prospect of taking control of her future, Alicia bravely ventures into unknown territory.

“The Good Wife” began its fifth season Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 on the CBS Television Network

ON AIR: Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

“Hitting The Fan” – Alicia and Cary’s plans to depart Lockhart/Gardner are suddenly exposed and a desperate battle to retain clients ensues, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Oct. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Follow the hashtag #TheGoodWife  on Twitter to share what team you are behind: Lockhart/Gardner or Florrick/Agos.

Follow The Good Wife on Facebook to see  more comments.

(Will is not looking too happy below. Lovely face, huh?):

(Disclosure: Sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)


My 2 Broke Girls Story

The show 2 Broke Girls, showing at a NEW TIME on Mondays at 8:30/7:30 c on CBS, brings up many memories of my years in college and graduate school when you find yourself excited by the discovery that Ramen noodles and spaghetti sauce actually taste good together and that you can make a meal out of it. And, then there’s mac and cheese with tuna – a complete dish. I know, ugh…

College years are typically when the fun stories really come out. You are on your own, usually no one else to feed, and you need to make decisions on how to make your money last and your food stretch – especially during formal season when you would rather be buying a pretty dress and new heels than eating. I lived for two years in a house of 10 girls and getting that many young women to decide on the temperature in the house is a whole ‘nother story! Up – down- up – down. Oops, who broke the controller? Okay, who is locking the controller? Who didn’t pay the gas bill now that it’s 2 am in the middle of winter with snow on the ground and the gas tank is empty? I was honestly appalled when two girls called their dads and woke them up hours way. I’m like – get off the phone and call the gas man, are you crazy?

Life and finances definitely became more challenging when I moved ten hours from home to go to graduate school far, far away. Other graduate students my age were learning about saving money and being thrifty too. At one point, two students and I took over the rent in a older home in a part of Philadelphia where the houses were still roomy and beautiful inside but the neighborhood was prone to break-ins and characters coming in and out of the rehab facility down the street.

We loved our big spacious house. I was out of the house (cobbling together finances between being a nanny and a babysitter and a secretary in the graduate office) when men broke in during the night. My roommates were in the house at the time and it was scary to hear about the strangers pawing their way through our things while the other girls slept.

It’s not a funny story at all about being broke but where you live is pretty much determined by what you can afford to pay and sometimes being young and innocent doesn’t serve you well in choosing housing. I was engaged and soon on my way to  little apartment in the burbs but my roommates moved out soon after that and found safer housing. It’s a shame since it was such a pretty little part of Philly at one point. Times do change places.

And, now about the show 2 Broke Girls which has the advantage of writers making life appear a lot funnier than it might be sometimes when money is tight and stress is high. Humor is a good thing in all cases.


2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over their dream of one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing stands in their way – they’re broke. Sarcastic, street-smart Max Black met the sophisticated, school-smart Caroline Channing when the uptown trust fund princess was having a run of bad luck due to her father’s Wall Street scandal, which caused her to lose all her money and forced her to give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as an entitled rich girl, but she’s surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max’s knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she visualizes a lucrative future for them and they begin to save money to reach their start-up money goal of $250,000. As the girls’ cupcake tally expands week-to-week, they become closer to their goal and to each other.

Follow conversation about the show by using & searching the hashtag #2brokegirls



Here’s a sneak peek: 2 BROKE GIRLS



(Disclosure: Those post is sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All thoughts opinions and stories are my own.)




MODERN DADS Tour Comes to Ocean City Boardwalk TODAY/ Camden TOMORROW

Modern DadsModern DadsThe MODERN DADS Tour will be rolling into our area  TODAY AND TOMORROW!

 TODAY, you can catch the tour:

In Ocean City, NJ on the Boardwalk 

The Music Pier @ Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace; Friday, August 16th; 3pm-8pm



Camden Riversharks vs. Southern MD Blue Crabs @ Campbell’s Field, Camden, NJ

Saturday, August 17th

3pm-End of Game

Facebook: /ModernDadsAETV

Twitter: /AETV

Instagram: /AETV



MODERN DADS features four stay-at-home dads who may be a little unconventional, but they get the job done. Banding together, their “guys club” is a tribe of suburban, child-rearing dudes who are just trying to do their thing… with a kid (or four) on their hip. This new series will follow their exploits as they navigate their lives; juggling the requirements and social expectations of being both a `modern man’ and ‘modern dad’ while their significant others are off at work.


Don’t forget to tune in to the series premiere of MODERN DADS on August 21st at 10:30/9:30c.




Guest Post: Relationship Lessons from How I Met Your Mother

How I met your motherLife’s little lessons don’t always come in a pretty package, just waiting for you to unwrap them and learn something valuable. Sometimes, they come in the form of a failure, or sometimes (hopefully more often than failure), they come in a funny one disguised as a situation comedy.

“How I Met Your Mother” is entering its ninth and final season. That’s the bad news. The good news is companies like Direct Start TV are offering a free HD DVR upgrade in epic preparation of the finale.

The entire show is based around a father telling his teenage children how he came to meet their mother. Each episode, in essence, is a lesson he learned along the way. Remember your 20-something years and catch up on some of the relationship pearls of wisdom offered in the love trials of HIMYM’s five characters as you wait for it’s final episodes.

“How I Met Your Mother” image by shdowchsr via Flickr.

Resist your Hermit Couple Tendencies

This is what happens when a couple enters that settling down stage. It comes after the “I can’t stop ripping your clothes off” stage, but before the “I am so sick of looking at you” stage. This era might be more appropriately named the “Let’s just stay in and cuddle” period. In season two of HIMYM, Ted and Robin get to this place right around episode 10.

Self-appointed best friend Barney starts to lose it when he notices all his couple friends want to do is snuggle and watch movies while wearing sad-looking PJs. Finding out his “I got a party in my pants” brother is in a serious relationship too just sends Barney over the edge.

Lesson: Don’t get so lost in the cuddle phase that your single friends mistake you for bedridden senior citizens. Everyone needs to “Suit up!” occasionally just to maintain their friendships and sanity.

Lose the Love Tidbits

You know all those little gifts and mementos you shove in a drawer during the big break up scene? Stop it. In episode 16 of season two, the little mementos that mean absolutely nothing to Ted get discovered by now steady girlfriend Robin. Ted is a good sport about it, though. He does what he should have done in the first place — he gives everything away.

Seems like the perfect solution until he finds out Robin has all her past love life tidbits too. Payback is a… you get the idea.

Lesson: This one is twofold:

  • If you are going to be a hoarder, stay single or get a padlock.
  • Check your panty drawer before you begin to torment your boyfriend about his mementos from previous relationships.

Just because Jesus Waited Three Days…

In season four, episode 21, fans learned an important, if not slightly fallible, lesson from Barney. Ted gets the phone number of a hot girl at a bar. His first instinct is to call her right away to make a love connection. Barney intercedes with his infamous rule: One must wait three days before contacting a potential love interest. After all, Jesus waited.

Ted, not one to give in to fake authority, tries to get around the rule by texting (smart move because it didn’t actually violate the bro code). The problem is he ends up texting his boys accidentally instead of the hot girl, making a total fool of himself.

Lesson: Three day rule is meaningless. Ted didn’t wait three days when he met Robin, so what does that tell you? If you like someone, life is just too short to wait around.


15 Seconds of Fame – Celebrity Interviews

Red CarpetPast Interviews & Events with Celebrities:

(Sadly these blog posts are on my old site that was hacked and trashed so these interviews are in a garbled pile of digital dots. Maybe someday I’ll do some digital forensics to unearth them but not right now.)

Selena Gomez re: Monte Carlo Movie Release

Exclusive Interview with Chris Wedge, Director of 20th Century Fox’ EPIC

Molly Ringwald & Ragu

Bobby Flay & Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

Billy Ray Cyrus & Feeding  America