|Glee's Cory Monteith|
This press tour various things conspired against the effectiveness of this marketing strategy. A wicked flu bug or something whipped through the Langham hotel and by the last days of the tour this "Battan death march with cocktails" was starting to resemble an episode of that AMC series The Walking Dead.
That's one reason I skipped "The CW's Kick-ass cocktail reception," a chance to mingle with such so-called kick-ass stars as Maggie Q from Nikita, Aly Michalka from Hellcats and Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries. I was pretty much walking dead by that stage of the tour and didn't want to breathe all over these poor meatless slim-bots with their greatly reduced immunity systems. The other reason I skipped it was that it was "The CW's Kick-ass cocktail reception."
|Anisha Nagarajan from Outsourced|
The cast of one of my favourite fall shows, Outsourced, was in the house and they were adorable. Calgary-native Rizwan Manji, Parvesh Cheena and Anisha Nagarajan were still pumped about getting to cut lose in an upcoming Bollywood number on the series, which is one of the network comedies moving past 10 p.m. in the coming weeks.
The veteran in the group, Diedrich Bader, who has worked several series, says it is so refreshing to work with the Outsourced cast. They're into it, they're having fun and they all still can't quite believe their good luck.
|Tori & Dean. Yes again.|
Even NBC executives Jeff Gaspin, Angela Bromstad, Marc Graboff and Paul Telegdy made the scene. Talk about the walking dead.
Chatted with Greg Daniels, who writes and produces The Office and Parks & Recreation. He had nothing but praise for Canadian-born writer/producer, Norm Hiscock, a Corner Gas grad who helps pen Parks.
|Gleeks Morrison & Salling|
Saw Matthew Morrison, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Jayma Mays, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr. and Mike O'Malley among the Glee tribe; was sorry to have missed Montrealer Jessalyn Gilsig after getting a load of her dress from the Fox media site photo bank. Stars from Bones, House, Raising Hope and new shows Breaking in and The Chicago Code worked the party, as did talent from FX shows Justified, Sons of Anarchy and new series Wildred. It was wild spotting the Anarchy biker dudes all spiffed up in their party duds.
|House frau Edelstein with Fox boss Reilly|