February 25, 2013 |
Amy Sherman-Palladino is trying to get a scene just right. She is directing the season finale of her show "Bunheads," an episode that could determine whether the ABC Family network returns the series for a second season. "Bunheads" is a sweet drama about a Las Vegas chorus girl starting over in a small town by teaching ballet. Sherman-Palladino, a classically trained dancer turned television writer, is trying to start over too. The pivotal scene of this episode, which airs Monday night, is being filmed on location in Hollywood.
March 13, 2013 |
CBS' acclaimed legal drama "The Good Wife" will have multiple partners in syndication. Reruns of the Sunday night program, which stars Julianna Margulies, have been sold by CBS to Amazon's Prime Instant Video platform as well as the Hallmark Channel and local TV stations. Hulu Plus, the subscription arm of the online video service, will also get episodes as part of a previous deal with CBS. The unique agreement could mean an even longer life on CBS for "The Good Wife," which wraps up its fourth season next month.
January 24, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Nikita: Nikita (Maggie Q) joins forces with Owen (Devon Sawa) to bring down a rogue "cleaner" (Pedro Pascal), while Michael (Shane West) assumes a new position at Division and where he watches Nikita and Owen work together in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Shakespeare Uncovered: In this new six-part series the story behind Shakespeare's greatest plays is presented by celebrity hosts.
September 17, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Voice: Auditions continue in a new episode (8 p.m. NBC). So You Think You Can Dance: The top dancers are chosen in the season finale (8 p.m. Fox). Go On: Ryan struggles to keep the group separate from his personal life in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC). 20/20: In this new episode, "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Show of Our Time," the newsmagazine pays tribute to the best shows in multiple categories.
December 17, 2012 |
Has "Homeland" redeemed itself? It's tempting to say that the second season finale has put the show squarely back on its feet. After the rat-tat-tat high jinks and wild terrorist plots of the last few episodes, this episode managed to balance finely tuned character moments with explosive plot twists. By the end, it seemed that "Homeland" had definitely gotten its groove back. The first half of the episode was quiet, the dust still settling from Jess and Brody's split. Carrie and Brody head up to the cabin where their romance first sparked, and for a while, it seems like the couple might actually work.
December 5, 2012 |
The fifth season finale of FX's outlaw motorcycle gang drama "Sons of Anarchy", which aired Tuesday night, scored one of its biggest audiences, cementing its status as one of TV's most elite and popular dramas. The episode of the series, which is the cable network's top-rated show, drew 4.67 million viewers -- its highest rated finale ever and the third-most watched episode ever. While longtime fans expressed enthusiasm over the numerous twists, turns and betrayals in the episode, some also noted that the level of graphic, horrific violence reached new heights this season, rivaling Martin Scorsese movies or other critically acclaimed series such as "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire".
January 10, 1988
The Dec. 15 episode of "thirtysomething" was really something! And every one of the previous shows was also well thought out and acted. Milton F. Zimmerman, Pacific Palisades
November 30, 1988 |
Neal Marlens and Carol Black, the creators of ABC's "The Wonder Years," had plenty of time last season to hand-craft each episode of the nostalgic comedy, which reminisces about life in suburbia circa 1968 through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy. After all, there were only six episodes. The run was short but sweet--the show won favorable reviews, was picked up for fall and netted an Emmy Award as the season's best comedy series.
May 30, 2013 |
"Love Thy Neighbor," which premiered Wednesday and is Tyler Perry's second contribution to the oeuvre of OWN, revolves around a shrill, invective-spewing granny and the family she delights in continually abusing. It is a comedy, and to ensure that the television audience understands that comedies exist to make people laugh, Perry has thoughtfully and thoroughly seeded it with a laugh track so intrusive it becomes a character in itself. Most of the show's attempts at humor spring from an emotionally abusive little old lady -- her full name is Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely)