August 17, 2012 |
Eric McCormack's second time on TNT seems to be the charm: The network has renewed the crime-solving drama "Perception," in which he stars, for a second season. The network has ordered 13 episodes for the show's sophomore outing, which is slated to air in 2013. In the series, McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a scruffy, eccentric neuroscientist and paranoid schizophrenic who helps the federal government solve difficult cases. It's McCormack's second series on the network.
August 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Stars Earn Stripes: In this new unscripted competition celebrities are coached by a current or former members of the military or a law enforcement agencies. Contestants include Laila Ali, Dean Cain, Terry Crews, Nick Lachey, Todd Palin, Picabo Street, Dolvett Quince and Eve Torres. Samantha Harris and retired Gen. Wesley Clark host (8 p.m. NBC)
August 12, 2012 |
Like one relay runner to the next, TNT's police procedural"The Closer" hands its baton, or nightstick, to"Major Crimes" Monday night; the latter series will begin just as the former ends, with the briefest narrative gap between them. It was star Kyra Sedgwick's desire to move on from playing Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, the head of a fictional LAPD unit devoted to high-profile crimes, that brought down the curtain on "The Closer. " But why scuttle the ship just because the skipper's left?
August 10, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Jolly good show! The " 2012 Summer Olympics " will say "cheerio" to London with a closing ceremony rumored to include such British rock royalty as the Who as well as singer George Michael, the cast of "Stomp" and the Spice Girls. (NBC, 8 p.m.) Discovery Channel dives into its 25th annual "Shark Week" with the special "Ultimate Air Jaws: Reloaded.
July 28, 2012 |
Armageddon is about to get unprecedented amounts of TV airtime. In the coming months, network and cable channels will use doomsday as a hook to draw viewers to end-times-themed reality competitions, action thrillers, comic-book adaptations and docu-dramas. Blame the Mayans, or mangled interpretations of their hieroglyphics, for the reenergized fascination with the apocalypse, which some 15% of the global population believes could come on Dec. 21, according to a recent Reuters poll.
July 9, 2012 |
Oh, Adrian Monk, what have you wrought? When Andy Breckman nudged his OCD-plagued detective onto the screen in 2002, no one could have predicted the long-term, still-resonating effect Tony Shalhoub's Mr. Monk would have on an unsuspecting nation. Running for eight years, "Monk" not only made Shalhoub a permanent fixture on the Emmy roll call (nominated eight times, won three) but the quirky detective procedural also helped USA, once best known for game show reruns and "Silk Stalkings," become one of the most consistently entertaining and certainly best branded of the basic cable channels.
July 7, 2012 |
For eight seasons, Eric McCormack played jovial gay lawyer Will Truman on NBC's "Will & Grace," a man surrounded by voices competing for his attention: his neurotic roommate Grace, his flamboyantly peppy friend Jack and boozy socialite sidekick Karen. His latest TV role one-ups the babble: In TNT's new summer drama"Perception," premiering Monday, McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a scruffy neuroscientist and professor who helps the federal government solve difficult cases with the help of his own multiple voices.