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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'hitRECord' Is Launching A TV Variety Show

Television
by Joe Cunningham
March 28, 2013 5:36 PM
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Don Jon, set photo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Is there anything Joseph Gordon-Levitt can’t do? Or, possibly more accurately, is there anything that any right-minded person wouldn’t want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt do? He’s the anti-Anne Hathaway in the respect that everybody loves him whether they have good reason or not, and the man now looks set to add another string to his bow.

The former “3rd Rock from the Sun” actor is heading back to the small screen to host a variety show based on his collaborative hitReCord site. Going by the name “HitRECord on TV!,” the series will be the pivot of Participant Media’s newly announced cable network and will feature contributions including films, live performances and animation from online community members. JGL will select said segments, piece them together and then present them on-air.

Frankly, it sounds amazing, and it’s more than enough to get us interested in this new cable network. Let’s hope Levitt will perform too, and maybe do some of the excellent singing and dancing we saw from him at this year’s Oscars. As well as this variety show, Participant Media also announced plans for an original period series about William Shakespeare from writer Craig Pearce (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge”). Sounds good, but not quite as good as a JGL variety show, because there’s possible nothing that sounds better than that. [EW]

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3 Comments

  • C.P. | April 1, 2013 5:18 PMReply

    "is there anything that any right-minded person wouldn’t want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt do?"

    Years ago, I might have been able to give some examples. Such as:

    1) Don't headline a romcom.
    But he did in (500) Days of Summer, and it was great.

    2) Don't headline a cancer dramedy starring Seth Rogen.
    But he did in 50/50, and it was great. (And Rogen was good!)

    3) Don't go all ghetto and strip on SNL.
    But he did! And still made me laugh when he dry-humped that "audience member" out of her chair.

    So now I give in. Let the man do whatever he wants, it'll likely be gold. And a JGL variety show sounds like a ton of fun. Ah, but here's one:

    Don't stop acting in great films!

  • KT | March 28, 2013 8:03 PMReply

    "... Or, possibly more accurately, is there anything that any right-minded person wouldn’t want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt do?"

    Anyone besides you guys? JGL is a pretty boring artist across the board...

  • mary j. | March 28, 2013 7:32 PMReply

    Joe, you cannot compare Anne Hathaway to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Generally speaking , most people hate females- whether it is Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Martha Stewart, etc... Human beings ( mostly females ) are truly threatened by highly intelligent, accomplished, and successful women, but men with these qualities are respected. Trust me, Emma Stone , Jennifer Lawrence, and Jessica Chastain will get their backlash haterade. It is awful being a female in the public eye.

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