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January 18, 2011
SERIES Life Unexpected: Base considers a future with Emma, not realizing she has a secret about her romantic past in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA). No Ordinary Family: When a gang of thugs takes over the police station, Jim (Michael Chiklis) is the only hope of getting everyone out of the situation alive, even if it means outing his crime-fighting alter ego, in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). Pioneers of Television: The season premiere of this documentary series remembers such iconic shows as "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone" with reminiscences from William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and others.
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January 18, 2011
SERIES Life Unexpected: Base considers a future with Emma, not realizing she has a secret about her romantic past in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA). No Ordinary Family: When a gang of thugs takes over the police station, Jim (Michael Chiklis) is the only hope of getting everyone out of the situation alive, even if it means outing his crime-fighting alter ego, in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). Pioneers of Television: The season premiere of this documentary series remembers such iconic shows as "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone" with reminiscences from William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and others.
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November 16, 2006 | Mark Sachs
IN "For Your Consideration," opening Friday, John Michael Higgins and the rest of director Christopher Guest's company of chameleons return with a jab at self-congratulating Hollywood. "They're a blast," says Higgins, who gained fame playing David Letterman in the HBO film "The Late Shift." "He makes movies that are fun to be in as well as fun to watch." He and actress-wife Maggie Welsh and their kids Maisie and Walter are proud to be Eagle Rock Eastsiders.
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November 16, 2006 | Mark Sachs
IN "For Your Consideration," opening Friday, John Michael Higgins and the rest of director Christopher Guest's company of chameleons return with a jab at self-congratulating Hollywood. "They're a blast," says Higgins, who gained fame playing David Letterman in the HBO film "The Late Shift." "He makes movies that are fun to be in as well as fun to watch." He and actress-wife Maggie Welsh and their kids Maisie and Walter are proud to be Eagle Rock Eastsiders.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2007 | Ron Magid
Making Santa's brother (Vince Vaughn) and an elf (John Michael Higgins) fit proportionally when slow dancing was no small feat for "Fred Claus" visual effects supervisor Alex Bicknell, especially because the actor playing the elf was a full-sized man. Director David Dobkin insisted that Vaughn and Higgins shoot their scenes together, so Bicknell had to reduce Higgins' scale while enabling him to improvise. Bicknell had Jorge Rodero, a little person, portray Willie the elf from the neck down.
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November 23, 2005
Looking to add a bit of intrigue to the Thanksgiving menu? Santa Monica-based KCRW-FM (89.9) will be dishing up a new drama series: "Mean Streets USA: A Collection of Short Crime Fiction." The program consists of 10 short stories by writers such as Ross Macdonald, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley and Sue Grafton, read by John Michael Higgins, Tate Donovan, Sharon Lawrence, Meshach Taylor and other performers.
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April 13, 2005 | Don Shirley
Keith Carradine, whose previous portrayals of historical figures include Will Rogers ("The Will Rogers Follies") and Wild Bill Hickok ("Deadwood"), will play George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens" at the Mark Taper Forum, opening June 5. Among the other actors in David Hare's play about the decisions that produced the U.S.
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June 3, 2010
SERIES Community: John Michael Higgins ("A Mighty Wind") guest stars in this repeat (8 p.m. NBC). So You Think You Can Dance: Auditions continue in this new episode of the reality competition (8 p.m. Fox). Weird, True & Freaky: Bizarre rituals involving all manner of creatures are examined in this new episode (8 and 11 p.m. Animal Planet). Burn Notice: The espionage-themed series starring Jeffrey Donovan is back with new episodes (9 p.m. USA). Mall Cops: Mall of America: Security guards have their hands full with an appearance by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and throngs of "Twilight" fans in back-to-back installments of this reality series (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC)
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April 5, 2002 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
During the Oscar telecast, Nathan Lane delivered a crack about the Weinstein brothers of Miramax and then mock-apologized. "The rich and powerful," he said. "We make fun of them because we love them." Maybe it's true, because there's a whole lotta love in "Teddy Bears' Picnic."
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September 25, 2003 | Susan King
A Mighty Wind Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy Warner Home Video, $28 Though "Mighty Wind" is not as strong or innovative as Guest's other improvised mockumentaries, "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show," the comedy is still witty fun, brilliantly performed by Guest's stock company of farceurs that includes Levy, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Parker Posey and Bob Balaban. "Mighty Wind" revolves around a reunion concert of '60s folksingers.
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October 29, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's young. She's emotional. She's talkative. She's a bit of a ditz on the street but canny in court. And she's stuck working with a man she used to love. She's ... Jenny Shaw, the newest member of the Boston law firm of Cage/Fish & Associates. Are you ready for Ally McBeal, mentor? In a strange twist befitting the reputation of creator David E. Kelley, "Ally McBeal" launches its fifth season tonight (9 p.m.
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