November 7, 2011
SERIES The Witch Doctor Will See You Now: In the premiere of this new series, Piers Gibbon travels to Hong Kong to study traditional Chinese medicine (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic). The Sing-Off: The groups each perform a rock classic and a country song in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Terra Nova: Maddy and Reynolds (Naomi Scott, Dean Geyer) are stranded in the wilderness as a meteor wipes out all the technology and throws the colony into chaos in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
October 23, 2011 |
The Brooklyn-based writer Jonathan Ames was in Southern California not long ago, not long before the third-season premiere of "Bored to Death," a lovely and good-hearted detective comedy about a Brooklyn-based writer named Jonathan Ames. Ames, who created and writes or co-writes every episode, had come west to appear on Craig Ferguson's talk show, where the two would discuss hair and masturbation. The writer is not shy about airing what for most people would remain hidden desires: "What's Not to Love?
September 21, 2011 |
Well, it's official. At this stage in his career, there is nothing Ted Danson can't do. Including walk into an aging franchise, crash through its calcified conventions and deliver a whole new sort of genius investigator — one who isn't tortured or crazy, one who can ask his wary new team about local farmers markets with the same easy confidence that he uses to dress down a subordinate who thinks paperwork is beneath him. Watching Danson glide...
July 14, 2011
The polygamous family featured on cable television's "Sister Wives" challenged the bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal Wednesday. Attorney Jonathan Turley filed a lawsuit challenging the Utah law in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court. Turley represents Kody Brown and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn. Kody Brown is legally married only to Meri Brown. The Browns belong to the Apostolic United Brethren church, which practices polygamy as part of its faith.
July 13, 2011 |
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Cheers to Ted Danson! The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Damages" actor will replace Laurence Fishburne as team leader on "CSI. " ( Los Angeles Times ) "True Blood" actress Deborah Ann Woll better get used to the sunlight because she, Antonio Banderas and Steve Coogan have signed on to "He Loves Me," Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' follow-up to their 2006 road-trip hit "Little Miss Sunshine. " ( Los Angeles Times )
April 26, 2011 |
"I've always been kind of a shill," says Ted Danson. "The guy out in front of the tent saying, 'Thank you so much for watching "Cheers," come on in and let me introduce you to the marine biologists who have something really important to tell you.'" The former Sam Malone might seem an unlikely environmental activist, but Ted Danson has quietly been advocating on behalf of our oceans for 25 years. Now he has taken his commitment to a new place: bookshelves. His recently released first book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do To Save Them" (co-written with Michael D'Orso, Rodale, $32.50)