November 12, 2013 |
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit? "Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. It was the worst premiere showing for the series and a 16% tumble in the key adults ages 18 to 49 demographic compared with last year, according to Nielsen. And this week, the CBS sitcom slipped a bit more, to 8.6 million.
November 8, 2013 |
Chuck Lorre of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" must be a demanding boss, if his sarcastic comments directed at Los Angeles workers on the 405 Freeway construction project are any indication. Lorre's "vanity cards" filled with random musings at the end of his shows have become an industry legend -- past examples were even collected into a book -- and on Thursday night's episode of "Big Bang," he outdid himself again, heaving gallons of bile toward the yellow-vested laborers on the long-lasting freeway rehab.
September 23, 2013 |
It does seem odd at first that the new TV season brings a series called "Dads" and another called "Mom. " But TV moves in waves and swarms, and this fall there is an emphasis on family (and on extended family), possibly reflecting the experience of writers who are old enough to have their own parents on their hands. In both the just-premiered "Dads" on Fox and the upcoming Will Arnett comedy, "The Millers," parents move in with their grown kids. "Mom," which premieres Monday on CBS, stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as a daughter and mother whose relationship - strained, estranged - had been clouded on each side by alcohol, drugs and attendant forms of bad behavior.
September 22, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies How I Met Your Mother Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) make a startling discovery about a family matter as they head to Long Island for their wedding. Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor also star in the two-episode season premiere. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS The Voice The singing competition returns for a new season.
May 30, 2013 |
First Charlie Sheen left, then Angus T. Jones, but Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher won't be facing an empty house as "Two and a Half Men" enters its 11th season. They'll be gaining a lady. According to Deadline, the new season will feature a new character, as yet uncast, who will play Charlie Harper's long-lost daughter. (That's Sheen's character). She'll show up at the house looking for her father and eventually move in with the two bachelors. With the complete departure of Jones from the cast (he appeared only sporadically in the last season)
May 25, 2013 |
Charlie Sheen is changing his name to Carlos Estevez in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," according to reports. The actor is going back to his birth name and Latino roots, using the moniker Carlos Estevez in the trailer for action film "Machete Kills," which was shown in theaters this weekend. A screen grab of the thiller's intro shows a crimson and black portrait of Sheen posing with a gun and says, "And introducing Carlos Estevez. " It is said to be the first time in his professional career that Sheen will be billed by his birth name.