August 17, 2010 |
Though last rites have been administered more than once, the situation comedy is the most resilient of television formats. Time-honored and stable, it is also highly adaptable, ranging easily in attitude from the sincere to the ironic, in form from the classical to the postmodern. The sitcom also has the practical merit of being comparatively economical and easy to make (which does not mean, of course, easy to make well), and after having been largely driven from the screen by reality shows and police procedurals, it is creeping back in around the edges.
February 2, 2010 |
A comedy called "Melissa & Joey," starring and produced by Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, received a 10-episode order from ABC Family and will premiere this year. Hart, who starred in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" from 1996 to 2003, will portray the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself and is forced to care for her teenage niece and pre-adolescent nephew after her sister is jailed and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 |
TV and film actor J.K. Simmons , of the police drama "The Closer" and the "Spider-Man" movies, and his actress wife, Michelle Schumacher , have put their Hollywood Hills-area contemporary on the market at $1,795,000. The two-story view home, built in 1999, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One of the bedrooms was converted into a home office.
September 13, 2001
Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin star in the 1996 family film "Fly Away Home" (7 p.m. Disney Channel). Melissa Joan Hart finds romance in the 1999 film "Sabrina Down Under" (8 p.m. WB). SPORTS The Angels and Oakland Athletics were scheduled to open a weekend series in Anaheim (7 p.m. Fox Sports Net). SERIES This is your chance to catch up with the season finales for "Friends" (8 p.m.), "Will & Grace" (9 p.m.) and "ER" at 10 p.m. "Biography" (9 p.m.
September 19, 1998
I would like to thank the academy . . . for the memories. The night of the Emmys was great. Sunday's celebration of 50 years of television moved me as it was meant to. Television has become a part of our lives, and a celebration of its influence over the last 50 years shouldn't go unnoticed. I'm one of those people who believe television can be a good influence in a child's life. My 12-year-old daughter's role model, Helen Hunt, is not a shallow one. She is a strong woman in her own right, who not only acts--and excels at it--but also directs and writes.
October 27, 1997 |
Ever wish that you could just wave a magic wand and--poof!--you wouldn't have to work out or diet? Even witches have to work at it. Melissa Joan Hart does as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (ABC). Hart, 21, does put the whammy on skin problems, though. "Tea tree [oil] I use all the time, like if I get zits or for my scalp if I've had a rough week with blow dryers." * Question: Any other potions? Answer: I put tub tea--they're like big tea bags--in the bath to relax and Ylang-ylang.