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Learn When Steven Spielberg’s Reality Filmmaker Show
ON THE LOT Premieres!!

I am – Hercules!!
Fox's “On The Lot,” from Steven Spielberg and "Survivor" dude Mark Burnett, premieres May 16. Are you going to sit on your ass and bitch about Spielberg’s level of talent, or are you going to grab a camera and enter? Guess which choice will make hot, needy actresses sleep with you, even if you're a girl. Find the “On The Lot” site here. Thursday morning’s Hollywood Reporter also says “So You Think You Can Dance” is returning May 29, “The Loop” is back June 10 and “Hell’s Kitchen” reprises June 25. Read more of these here.

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  • Feb. 22, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST


    by gotta eat


  • Feb. 22, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST


    by WelcomeToCostco iLoveYou

    and even if i dont get picked... the feeback thus far on the short i made has been decent...

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST

    This one's my favorite...

    by Simon Moon

    Oh yeah. I made it. Run For Your Life

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST


    by JuggFuckler

    I will take every Spielberg orientated article as an opportunity to voice my concern. Shia LeBouf RUINS movies. If he plays the son of Indiana Jones, I'm scared of what I might do to myself. (Hint: It involves Jugg Fuckling)

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I'm feeling pretty good...


    I'm feeling pretty good...

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Not sure if Spielberg's got the

    by veritasses

    personality that'll make a format like this interesting for an entire season. As far as movie geeks go, someone like Cameron might have been more camera friendly. Or at the other end of the geek spectrum, a hyperactive uber geek like Tarantino might work. Spielberg's got the talent and name recognition for sure but in person he's sort of 'meh.' Though I'm sure the contestants will have the egos, attitudes and tantrums to make it worthwhile for at least a few episodes.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Spielberg giving

    by veritasses

    a master class on technique would've been far more interesting.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The contestants for Hells Kitchen UK have no idea whats

    by emeraldboy

    in store for them this time. The chef in charge is Marco Pierre White. I can see and hear it now, the yelling, the berating, the knife throwing, the plate throwing, the insults and most of that came ramsays way when he worked for Marco Pierre white. As for the berg and his new tv show. his underlings will soon discover, spielberg has habit of taking the credit for himself even though its other peoples idea.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Ramsay, while appearing on the godawful late late show

    by emeraldboy

    here in Ireland, exposed himself as an anti-semite. Seriously, One contestant was jewish and was an overweight guy. He was the first to go and while on the late late show Ramsay said he couldnt stand the thought of this jewish guy making food in restaurant because of the sweat running of his big fat nose would make him sick. I amazed that kenny didnt pick up that anti-semetic comment. The last time Ramsay was on the late late show he said it was boring he nearly went asleep. And Ramsay is sexist.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Spielberg lost it years ago.

    by Veraxus

    Speilberg works best when he's not trying to censor himself... that's why movies like Munich and Schindler's List are so good, while movies like War of the Worlds and AI are so lame. Sometimes I think the only reason he has cahones to make those movies serious is because special interest groups will analy violate him if he fucks up. Meanwhile, he ruins the other properties he directs because he simply cannot keep a straight face while telling the stories. He's like a very talented five year old who just happens to direct movies.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Watch this...

    by kidfob

    In other news, watch this:

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    aicners on the lot

    by superschauer

    Cool, some people are double dipping at both sites. Well, I'm a teenager who made a film for On The Lot at http://films.t

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I saw the late late when he was on

    by emeraldboy

    and the person who who reviewed it the paper the following day was shocked becuase kenny let him away with it more then anything. They showed the clip and thats when Ramsay made his remark. It was over a year ago. Ramsay swore that he would never work with celebs again. Marco Pierre White is/was psychotic. Anthony Bourdain said that in order to be a chef you have be prepared to kill people. All Chefs are psychos.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Wonder what Ramsay thinks of the female chef

    by emeraldboy

    who got her third michiline star: Fuck sake, fucking women shouldnt be allowed in the fucking kithcen, come on, what the fuck. Ramsay has a £300,000 kitchen which is pad locked so his wife cant in. His wife tana, who dad runs the entire Gordon Ramsay Company, wanted a kitchen, it is much smaller than gordons and is directly underneath his. I am not making that up. What he makes of His wife's cookbook no one knows but he has made it clear in the past that doesnt approve of women in the kitchen. He doesnt have much time for Ready steady cook, the popular BBC 2 cookery show. He doesnt like Anthony Worrell Thomas and AWT doesnt like him much either. The gordon Ramsay we know was created by Marco Pierre white by way of the rioux bros. He doesnt like celebrity chefs which is odd because he is one.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    The Lot

    by darkkelt

    The submission Deadline was Feb 16, so this is moot. but I just made it :)

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Didn't This Guy Do TROOPS?

    by Alen Smithee There's a film on his profile, but it doesn't seem to be working right now.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by Alen Smithee

    I pasted it wrong.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    by sevadro

    Check it out.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Screwed it up

    by sevadro

    This is the link.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Spielberg's Catchphrase?

    by blackmantis

    You're Off the Lot! seems the obvious one...You'll Never Work in This Town Again!...You're gonna need a bigger boat!

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Should Be Fun

    by Evil Chicken

    After reading about this project right here on Ain’t It Cool News, I sent a filmmaker friend of mine the link. Low and behold he done went and made a film. Thanks AICN! Getting onto a show such as this is like hitting the lottery – still… you will miss 100% of the shots you never take. As you probably know by now it’s a 5-minute film competition. All submissions should have a plot and said plot should have a beginning, middle and ending. Filmmakers were reminded that since it is a primetime show language should be kept to FCC standards. This being said, man there’s a lot of filmmakers who are completely ignoring these rules. Boggles the mind. If I had a film entered into this competition I would most certainly play by the rules handed down by the show’s producers. If you can’t tell a 5-minute story due to your pride, ego or vision then you are in the wrong contest. There are many cliques for voting however the voting as it stands now – and fortunately I might add, is for naught; the final 16 will be chosen by the producers and not a voting block of friends, family and co-workers. Boo-ya. No doubt I’ll be watching.

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Re: Spielberg's Catchphrase?

    by Alen Smithee

    "Who do I have to fuck to get off this picture?" or "That's a wrap."

  • Feb. 22, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Wanna see an indy, fantasy adventure film trailer?

    by filmakr1 For my film, "The Exiles". Looking for investment funds to complete the project in 35mm. Trailer was shot in 16. You don't see many attempts of this genre at this buget level. Yeah, we're missing all the big CGI sequences cause of money, but I think we have nice start now. And this is the second movie of an 8 part series. It's a franchise called, "The Cycles of Exile". Go to for the full deal. Thanks for looking.

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Spielberg and Flavor Flav do a trade..!

    by workshed

    Spielberg with fifty hoes even more desperate than the ones on 'Flavor Of Love'.? Amy Irving get to the back of the audition queue. NOW!

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    This is NOT the best possible title for this show.

    by Frietag

    (Even though I "get" it -- that was always Spielberg's thing, to get "on the lot." To the point where he snuck on to the lot and set up shop without authorization, the story goes.) But it's still not a good title -- it doesn't tell the whole story of the show in a single phrase, like HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER or SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. "ON THE LOT" is way too generic.

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The perfect title: THE NEXT SPIELBERG

    by Frietag

    Now THAT sums it up. Everything you need to know about the concept in three words. I'm sure Spielberg wouldn't have approved that title, but that's the title they should have used.

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Someone please vote for me!

    by MattAttic My mom won't even vote for me, she thinks this is a piece of shit, but at least I got my friend Hockster to laugh at it

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST


    by MattAttic

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Hey Frietag...

    by Zarles

    How about "This is the show where people who like making movies come on the show and make movies and if they're good we give them a prize"? Is that good? Then after four or five seasons, they can move it to New York and call it "This is the show where people who like making movies come on the show and make movies and if they're good we give them a prize: New York". Man, I'm a goddamn genius.

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Wow Zarles...

    by Alen Smithee

    Someone should give you a million dollar development deal, or at least a network VP position!

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Dogme Kung Fu! On The Lot

    by clench

    Be a pal and check it out at

  • Feb. 23, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    I made a movie.

    by mrfan

    Unfortunately the only place to show it is in some back deserted building with stick stuff everywhere. Only costs a quarter for a few minutes to watch. Ah, good times in filmmaking.

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    my entry to "On the Lot"

    by sharad

  • Feb. 24, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Run For Your Life

    by Simon Moon

    A secret organization. A man on the run. Lethal bananas. Please watch and review. Thanks!