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January 12, 2011 | By Charlotte Stoudt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As fake psychic Shawn Spencer on USA's hit comic procedural "Psych," James Roday uses his keen powers of observation to solve crimes in scenic Santa Barbara, nickname his long-suffering partner, Gus (Dulé Hill), and riff on '80s pop culture. Off screen, the Texas-born Roday acts, directs and writes for Red Dog Squadron, the theater company he founded with fellow New York University alum Brad Raider. Red Dog gave us last year's not-so-tender love story "Extinction" and now serves up "Greedy," a dark comedy about marriage, black market babies and Nazi paraphernalia.
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March 21, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked with innovating while renovating assorted fixer-uppers in this new reality competition. 8 p.m. NBC "Ron White: Salute to the Troops 2014" features the whiskey-sippin' comic and pothers paying tribute to the men and women serving in America's armed forces.
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June 4, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Here's something you likely didn't see coming: James Roday, star of TV's “Psych,” is now the co-owner of Hollywood's El Centro Theatre. Roday, co-artistic director of the Red Dog Squadron theater company, and screen and stage vet Matt Shakman, purchased the historic Hollywood theater last month for $800,000. “Owning [a theater] was definitely on the bucket list -- I certainly didn't think it would happen this soon,” Roday told The Times. “But the fact that this opportunity presented itself and made sense, I took it as a sign that this might be the best deal that would come across my plate.” The new business partners met six seasons ago on the set of the USA crime comedy, which Shakman directs and Roday stars as fake psychic Shawn Spencer.
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December 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Psych: The Musical" is at long last ready for its curtain raiser. Creator Steve Franks and his writing crew are no strangers to bringing the kooky to the long-running USA Network series--who could forget the re-enactment of "Clue"? Now, ahead of the launch of its eighth season (which rolls out next month), fans who have long anticipated hearing their favorite fake psychic detective (James Roday) and his best friend/pharmaceutical salesman (Dule Hill) belt out ditties, can now rest easy.
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June 5, 2012 | By F. Kathleen Foley
From Shakespeare to Tracy Letts, dysfunctional family plays have long been a theatrical staple, sometimes to the point of triteness.  The trick is to give the genre a swift kick and get it going in a new direction.  Playwright Andrew Dolan puts his new play, “That Good Night” at the Road Theatre Company, neatly through the goalposts.  And although Dolan seems overly fond of “surprise” plot twists that would have sent O. Henry back...
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March 7, 2012
SERIES American Idol: Mary J. Blige mentors the finalists in songs by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder (8 p.m. Fox). Are You There, Chelsea? Rick (Jake McDorman) talks Jerry (Ryan Stiles) into letting him manage the bar in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC). America's Next Top Model: The models get makeovers and take part in an unusual photo shoot in this new episode with Kris Jenner taking a turn as guest judge (9 p.m. KTLA). Top Chef: Texas: Andy Cohen and the chefs and judges recall the ups and downs of the unscripted series just finished season in this new episode (9 p.m. Bravo)
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October 9, 2011
SUNDAY Feed me, Elmo: A rumble in the tummy is no laughing matter for the millions of American children who don't get enough to eat. The "Sesame Street" gang takes a kids-eye view of the problem in the special "Growing Hope Against Hunger. " (KOCE, 7 p.m.) How do they do it? The special "The Making of 'South Park': 6 Days to Air" goes behind the scenes to reveal how Messrs. Trey Parker and Matt Stone's crude and crudely animated satirical series manages to stay so very topical.
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June 7, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
In her prologue to Tony Abatemarco's new play, “Beautified,” by the Katselas Theatre Company at Skylight Theatre, the character Candy points out that platonic friendships between women and men aren't traditionally the stuff of great drama. But as at least half of the population didn't need this tenderly nostalgic play to tell us, a woman's bond with her hairdresser can transcend sex, politics and social class, outlasting foreign regimes, fashions, illnesses and marriages -- even death.
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July 12, 2007 | Mark Sachs
ACTOR James Roday is one of the beautiful people. People magazine said so just this year -- not that the Atwater Village resident is complaining. Blushing, perhaps, but not complaining. Yet what he's really proud of is his USA Network series "Psych," which begins its second season Friday at 10 p.m. A quiet start On a Friday night I try to keep it mellow, and that's where the Sonora Cafe comes in. Even at capacity it never feels too crowded or too hip.
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March 21, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked with innovating while renovating assorted fixer-uppers in this new reality competition. 8 p.m. NBC "Ron White: Salute to the Troops 2014" features the whiskey-sippin' comic and pothers paying tribute to the men and women serving in America's armed forces.
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May 14, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Arrow Oliver and Diggle (Stephen Amell, David Ramsey) race to stop the Dark Archer (John Barrowman) in the season finale. 8 p.m. KTLA American Idol Finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison perform. 8 p.m. Fox Nature The story of Africa's biggest animal migration is told through the eyes of a single zebra family: a stallion, his three mares and their offspring, in this new episode.
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June 7, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
In her prologue to Tony Abatemarco's new play, “Beautified,” by the Katselas Theatre Company at Skylight Theatre, the character Candy points out that platonic friendships between women and men aren't traditionally the stuff of great drama. But as at least half of the population didn't need this tenderly nostalgic play to tell us, a woman's bond with her hairdresser can transcend sex, politics and social class, outlasting foreign regimes, fashions, illnesses and marriages -- even death.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By F. Kathleen Foley
From Shakespeare to Tracy Letts, dysfunctional family plays have long been a theatrical staple, sometimes to the point of triteness.  The trick is to give the genre a swift kick and get it going in a new direction.  Playwright Andrew Dolan puts his new play, “That Good Night” at the Road Theatre Company, neatly through the goalposts.  And although Dolan seems overly fond of “surprise” plot twists that would have sent O. Henry back...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Here's something you likely didn't see coming: James Roday, star of TV's “Psych,” is now the co-owner of Hollywood's El Centro Theatre. Roday, co-artistic director of the Red Dog Squadron theater company, and screen and stage vet Matt Shakman, purchased the historic Hollywood theater last month for $800,000. “Owning [a theater] was definitely on the bucket list -- I certainly didn't think it would happen this soon,” Roday told The Times. “But the fact that this opportunity presented itself and made sense, I took it as a sign that this might be the best deal that would come across my plate.” The new business partners met six seasons ago on the set of the USA crime comedy, which Shakman directs and Roday stars as fake psychic Shawn Spencer.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2012
SERIES American Idol: Mary J. Blige mentors the finalists in songs by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder (8 p.m. Fox). Are You There, Chelsea? Rick (Jake McDorman) talks Jerry (Ryan Stiles) into letting him manage the bar in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC). America's Next Top Model: The models get makeovers and take part in an unusual photo shoot in this new episode with Kris Jenner taking a turn as guest judge (9 p.m. KTLA). Top Chef: Texas: Andy Cohen and the chefs and judges recall the ups and downs of the unscripted series just finished season in this new episode (9 p.m. Bravo)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2011
SUNDAY Feed me, Elmo: A rumble in the tummy is no laughing matter for the millions of American children who don't get enough to eat. The "Sesame Street" gang takes a kids-eye view of the problem in the special "Growing Hope Against Hunger. " (KOCE, 7 p.m.) How do they do it? The special "The Making of 'South Park': 6 Days to Air" goes behind the scenes to reveal how Messrs. Trey Parker and Matt Stone's crude and crudely animated satirical series manages to stay so very topical.
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July 14, 2006 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
It goes without saying in detective fiction that the hero will always be the smartest person in the room, though lately on television there has been a rage for the super-gifted, even supernaturally gifted (and usually female) sleuth, whose powers of observation and intuition are insisted upon as part of the premise. (See "The Closer," "Medium," "Cold Case," "Bones," "The Inside" and "Criminal Minds."
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May 14, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Arrow Oliver and Diggle (Stephen Amell, David Ramsey) race to stop the Dark Archer (John Barrowman) in the season finale. 8 p.m. KTLA American Idol Finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison perform. 8 p.m. Fox Nature The story of Africa's biggest animal migration is told through the eyes of a single zebra family: a stallion, his three mares and their offspring, in this new episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2011 | By Charlotte Stoudt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As fake psychic Shawn Spencer on USA's hit comic procedural "Psych," James Roday uses his keen powers of observation to solve crimes in scenic Santa Barbara, nickname his long-suffering partner, Gus (Dulé Hill), and riff on '80s pop culture. Off screen, the Texas-born Roday acts, directs and writes for Red Dog Squadron, the theater company he founded with fellow New York University alum Brad Raider. Red Dog gave us last year's not-so-tender love story "Extinction" and now serves up "Greedy," a dark comedy about marriage, black market babies and Nazi paraphernalia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2010
SERIES Tavis Smiley Reports: The talk-show host accompanies Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on a diplomatic mission abroad and to meetings on Capitol Hill in the premiere of this new series (8 p.m. KCET). The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Ken Burns' 12-hour, six-part documentary series, which chronicles the once-radical idea of preserving the nation's most beautiful and unique places for the general public, returns for an encore airing (9 p.m. KCET)
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