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September 18, 2010 | By David A. Keeps, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
December 2, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein
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)
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)
October 30, 2009 | Robert Abele; Kevin Thomas
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)
July 19, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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?
March 6, 2010
SERIES Survivors: In this new episode, Abby (Julie Graham) leaves her new friends to visit a nearby mansion called Waterhouse, where she hopes to find her son (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back : In its 23rd season, the reality series that has led to the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives, marks its 1,000th episode. With host John Walsh (9 p.m. Fox). SPECIALS The First Australians: This one-hour special takes a comprehensive look at the tumultuous past of Australia, which has been marred by extensive conflict between the white man and the Aborigines (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic)
April 5, 2011
SERIES Visiting ... With Huell Howser: This new episode features the 75th Anniversary Historical Photo Exhibit, which can be seen on board the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, through the end of May (7:30 p.m. KCET). No Ordinary Family: In a tense season finale, Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless) kidnaps JJ (Jimmy Bennett) and forces him to solve an enigma that could make the trilsettum's effects permanent. Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Romany Malco and Josh Stewart also star (8 p.m. ABC)
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.
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