December 21, 2010
SERIES Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Christmas: The chef expands his holiday menu with a honey-glazed ham and pumpkin soup in this new episode (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America). Skating With the Stars: A winner is chosen on the season finale of this figure skating competition series (8 p.m. ABC). No Ordinary Family: The Powells must stop using their special powers when Stephanie's (Julie Benz) parents (Cybill Shepherd, Bruce McGill) show up in this repeat (9 p.m. ABC). Independent Lens: The two-part documentary "The Calling" concludes with a new generation of students preparing to become ordained religious professionals (9 p.m. KCET)
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2010 |
A typical American family survives a plane crash and emerges with super powers. Meet the Powells, the title characters of ABC's new action series "No Ordinary Family" and the residents of no ordinary house: With a fireplace and winding staircase as its center, the house spreads out with dramatic trusses, angular windows in unusual places and abundant sightlines. "When you are in the kitchen, you can see down the hall to the master bedroom, into the TV room and upstairs to where the kids rooms are," production designer Maria Caso says of the set, which imitates a 2,600 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath house.
February 22, 2011
The book "High on Arrival"; Glamour magazine's image survey; getting over retirement fears. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth; Max Weinberg; Clinton Kelly. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Nick Jonas. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Kiefer Sutherland; Betty White. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Julie Benz; Jessica Hahn. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Florence Henderson; Oliver Hudson. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Dr. Mehmet Oz. (N)
December 2, 2011 |
The title of the ensemble drama "Answers to Nothing" is certainly truth in advertising. Though this "Crash"-lite intersection of L.A. stories, directed by Matthew Leutwyler from a script he co-wrote with Gillian Vigman, effectively portrays human loneliness and alienation, there's a lack of real conclusiveness to many of the film's characters and situations. The crisscross of Angelenos includes Ryan (Dane Cook), a moody shrink cheating on his fertility-challenged, lawyer wife (Elizabeth Mitchell)
July 19, 1991 |
The goody-goody Nielsens live wholesomely and contentedly in Springfield, USA, a generic sitcom town hermetically sealed off from reality. See Honey, the cheery, fudge-making mom in her pink dress and matching oven mitts (Charlotte Booker); Lloyd, the all-knowing, pipe-smoking dad (Stephen Bradbury); Babs, the bubbly, panty-girdled daughter (Julie Benz), and Chucky, their wide-eyed Boy Scout son (Danny Gura). But what's this?
October 30, 2009 |
Troy Duffy went from a bartending screenwriter to Harvey Weinstein's golden boy in the '90s with his calling-card script "The Boondock Saints" -- a brash action comedy about twin vigilantes. His resulting bad-behavior flameout in Hollywood was humiliatingly turned into a cautionary documentary ("Overnight"). But the best revenge is a fan base. "Saints" took off on home video. Now, 10 years later, Duffy has reemerged with a sequel, "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," reuniting Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery)
March 15, 1999 |
The new CBS sitcom "Payne" is the second ragged attempt by U.S. television to re-create the celebrated British series, "Fawlty Towers." ABC took a stab in 1983 with the deservedly short-lived "Amanda's," which installed Bea Arthur in the John Cleese role as the proprietor of a quaint coastal inn.