October 14, 2010 |
Homicide detective Jim Longworth was up to his ears in hurricanes, mosquitoes and gators, a constant reminder that he'd traded fast-paced Chicago for a town called Pahokee and other swampy environs. His new stomping ground in rural Florida was only a few hours but a world away from trendy South Beach. As the crime-solving hero of "The Glades," A&E's most-watched show in its first season, Longworth (played by Matt Passmore) waded through muck in sugar cane fields, investigated a community filled with psychics and dug for buried treasure.
May 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Wrapping up a season in which it will finish first in both viewers and the crucial adults 18-49 demographic that advertisers favor, CBS unveiled a fall television schedule with four new comedies and two dramas. For CBS, the win in adults 18-49 was its first since the 1991-92 television season. Although the network's ratings got a boost from having the Super Bowl, it still would have finished first without the big game. The first-place finish in viewers and demographics will give CBS more ammunition when it starts negotiating with advertisers for the upcoming season.
December 16, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Voice: Finalists Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David perform in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Gossip Girl: After six seasons, Serena (Blake Lively) and her high-living Upper East Side friends and relatives bid farewell with the two-hour series finale (8 p.m. KTLA). Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: This newest installment of the kids' news show looks at "Top 10 Annoying Things Siblings Do" (8 p.m. Nickelodeon)
May 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- CBS unveiled its complete fall schedule Wednesday, and the network's prime-time lineup for 2013-14 includes fewer repeats, a trend also seen at Fox and NBC. Known for its stable of high-performing multi-camera sitcoms, CBS is also slowly branching out into single-camera comedy with "The Crazy Ones" with Robin Williams and "We Are Men" with Kal Penn and Tony Shalhoub. "Hostages," a serialized suspense drama from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is set to run for 15 episodes beginning in the fall.
October 1, 2012 |
As an adolescent, Rebel Wilson thought she was destined for a black-and-white existence as an actuary, computing equations in a cubicle. The young Australian was painfully shy, so much so that she recalls her social anxiety as bordering on being a serious disorder. Then one day, her mother, tired of her daughter's isolated behavior, dragged her to an acting class and slammed the door behind her, leaving the 14-year-old to fend for herself among a group of extroverted strangers. "It was so embarrassing," Wilson recalled over breakfast recently near her West Hollywood home.
May 18, 2011 |
Melissa McCarthy is a good friend. After all, for years now, she's been there for the likes of Lauren Graham, Christina Applegate and Katherine Heigl. On TV and in romantic comedies, McCarthy has been quite happy to be the confidant to the star, a character actor frequently called upon for advice or comic relief. "I've always kind of been the supporting person or the friend, which is perfectly fine and fun, but I always want to push that," said the actress, 40, who for years played such a role on the long-running "Gilmore Girls," and in the movies "Life as We Know It" and "The Back-up Plan.
July 11, 2010 |
After years of excavating their alien habits on talk shows, and of turning weight loss into the sort of blood sport last seen in ancient Rome, television has discovered, or remembered, that fat people are human after all, with a panoply of dreams, desires, foibles and stories that often have nothing to do with their weight. Just like all those crazy-thin people we've been watching for years. Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" broke the ice last year. Lit up by newcomer Brooke Elliott, the show wrangled its iffy conceit — an afterlife mix-up leaves a thin girl trapped in a fat girl's body — into a surprisingly edgy comedy.
February 8, 2013 |
Rex Reed, the famed film critic of the New York Observer, is no fan of Melissa McCarthy nor her latest flick, "Identity Thief. " In his review, Reed trashed the zany comedy that costars Jason Bateman as a victim of McCarthy's felonious identity-stealing con artist. But the film wasn't the only thing taking a beating. Reed went on to describe the Emmy Award-winning "Mike & Molly" star as "cacophonous," "tractor-sized," a "humongous creep" and a "hippo" in the review. REVIEW: Laughs stolen in 'Identity Thief' "Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," Reed wrote . "Poor Jason Bateman.
June 20, 2012 |
"Two Broke Girls" may have to be renamed "Two Rich Girls. " The cable channel TBS has agreed to acquire reruns of the CBS comedy "Two Broke Girls" at a price tag industry insiders said is between $1.5 million and $1.7 million per episode -- believed to be the most paid ever for reruns of a comedy by a cable network. "Two Broke Girls," about two Brooklyn diner waitresses struggling to save money to open a cupcake shop, is known for its raunchy humor and sexual innuendo.
September 15, 2012 |
Boot camps before meetings? Yoga classes at lunch? Workouts near or at work are convenient and efficient. But if you happen to be employed at Warner Bros. in Burbank, there's more to it than accessibility. On Fridays when the sitcom "Mike & Molly" isn't shooting, actor Reno Wilson teaches a 45-minute spinning class to anyone on the lot who shows up; many of his students are staff and crew from his show. Wilson leads spinning classes for love. Yes, he has a love of spinning, but it's more about his love for the student who was front and center at one recent class: his wife, Coco Fausone-Wilson, a yoga and spinning instructor at YAS Fitness Centers.