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Bless This Mess Is a Tribute to the Beauty of Nature and Chickens and Cows. Dax Shepard and Lake Bell are trading city life for country life on Bless This Mess, and it's a big change not just for the characters, but for the actors themselves. "I'm doing a lot of weird things I've never done in real life, like bathe chickens, and care for them," Shepard told E! News when we visited the set of the new ABC comedy. "Lotta chickens in this show!" The series finds Rio (Bell) and Mike (Shepard) as a young couple in their first year of marriage who move from the big city to an old farmhouse in the middle of Nebraska. Bell created the series alongside Liz Meriwether, and Bell also directed the pilot. She says the natural environment of the show made it a more pleasant set to work on. "We are shooting very much entrenched in beauty every day, and I think it does something for our spirit here on Bless This Mess," she says. "It's good for the soul, good for the heart. We're creating something that's very kind-spirited and very generous in our sort of love for humanity, and I think that being in nature definitely feeds into our stories." Shepard also happens to be married to a pretty famous TV star, and since he's guest starred on The Good Place, it's only natural to expect that we might see her show up out on the farm one day. Shepard says that's not likely to happen, but not for the reasons you might think. "I'd love to have her on, but the problem is when she's on, I'm gonna want to kiss her," he says. "We have kind of a pattern of me hitting on her and things and it not going well, so who knows? Maybe. I'm married in this one. It's very tricky!" Bless This Mess made its debut Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

The Bold Type Needs to Eat a Lot More Brunch. For a show about a group of 20-something girls in New York, The Bold Type does not have nearly enough brunch. That's our opinion, but it's also the opinion of star Meghann Fahy, who expressed her desire for brunch when she sat down in E! News' very own fashion closet for an interview, alongside costars Katie Stevens and Aisha Dee. Sure, The Bold Type is all about discussing serious issues that journalists and 20-somethings have to deal with in daily life, but there's one thing that just feels really unrealistic that Fahy would like to change. "Something that we haven't gotten to yet that feels really important is brunch," Fahy said. "We have really talked about it. It feels like an important thing to experience when you're in New York and you're in your 20s. We talk about a lot of socially and politically important things, but I would really like to see an episode where the girls go to brunch, and they wear brunch hats, and they drink mimosas." As Stevens explains, The Bold Type shares a lot with Sex and the City, which worshipped that breakfast/lunch combo. "Their fashion closet was them at brunch and eating brunch, and that's something that girls and millennial women do together," she says. "Like we go to brunch and we talk about things there." She's not wrong. When you think about it, it's actually shocking how little time any of the characters of The Bold Type spend eating brunch together, even if they are busy dealing with a whole lot of important issues. The Bold Type airs Tuesdays on Freeform. (Eonline)

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