April 3, 2009 |
The star of "ER" has always been the ER itself, and if you somehow forgot that point during its 15-year run, John Wells and his team offered a poignant reminder Thursday night in the final shot of the final episode called, fittingly, "And in the End."
September 19, 2010 |
Welcome, Fall TV Season, already in progress. Despite myself, and knowing that you will let me down at least as much as you might lift me up, I must admit that the big billboards heralding your big new shows raised in me a childlike rush of anticipation. (Though perhaps it is really the memory of "Get Smart!" I am excited for.) I notice that you are especially full of cops and lawyers this year — and superheroes, detectives and spies — which means you are also full of criminals.
December 10, 2001 |
"Enough is enough!" That's the refrain of the activists in "Taking Back Our Town," a movie (9 p.m. Lifetime) based on the true story of the neighborhood women who battled a big corporation planning to build a petrochemical plant in their already polluted Louisiana parish during the late 1990s. It also suggests the central questions posed by the filmmakers: How much can people stand before standing up--or backing down?
February 24, 1997
Here is the complete list of winners of the third annual Screen Actors Guild Awards as announced Saturday night: Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Geoffrey Rush, "Shine." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Frances McDormand, "Fargo." Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Cuba Gooding Jr., "Jerry Maguire." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Lauren Bacall, "The Mirror Has Two Faces."
September 25, 2010
SERIES The Event: NBC encores the pilot of this new sci-fi drama starring Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood and Laura Innes (8 p.m.). 48 Hours Mystery: The true-crime newsmagazine is back for another season (10 p.m. CBS). Saturday Night Live: Former cast member Amy Poehler returns to host the season premiere, with musical guest Katy Perry (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS What the Pope Knew: The sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church is examined (5, 8 and 11 p.m. CNN)
March 29, 2009 |
On the night of Feb. 10, 2000 -- in the pre-spoiler era, when it was possible to watch an episode of television and be wholly surprised -- "ER" viewers found themselves stunned/petrified by its final two minutes. The scene: During a Valentine's Day party in the ER, an annoyed Carter (Noah Wyle) goes looking for his put-upon medical student, Lucy (Kellie Martin), to reprimand her one more time for the day.