I am very upset to announce that NBC has decided to pull the very funny freshman sitcom "Perfect Couples" from the schedule after April 7th. I have really enjoyed watching this comedy, but based on the ratings I think that I am practically the only one who feels this way about the comedy series.
"Perfect Couples" revolves around three very different young couples who are all messed up in all the normal ways. The comedy will be replaced by new comedy series "The Paul Reiser Show".
So after April 7th, it looks like there will be four unaired episodes of "Perfect Couples". If NBC decides not to bring the series back I sure hope the unaired episodes are eventually posted online.
The Science Channel will run a marathon of all eight episodes of "An Idiot Abroad" episodes -plus a 30-minute preview special from 2:30p.p. to 11:00 p.m. on April Fool's Day.
"An Idiot Abroad" features Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as they send their interesting pal Karl Pilkington on a trip around the world. The show originally aired in the U.K. and is the Science Channel's highest -rated series ever.
The Science Channel is still in talks to acquire the second season of the series, which has already been approved in the U.K
"The Killing" tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl in Seattle
and the subsequent police investigation. Based on
the successful Danish television series "Forbrydelsen," "The Killing"
weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including
the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim's
grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case. As
"The Killing" unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents;
everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved
on, their past still lingers.
Show Description: Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose world is
turned upside down when an accident puts an end to her time in the
operating room. In her new career as a Medical Examiner, she is
determined to solve the puzzle of who or what has killed the victims.
Along the way, Megan finds that their lives and the lessons they hold
can be applied to her own personal journey of redemption and
Principal Cast: Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives, Kidnapped)
Jerri Ryan ( Shark, Boston Legal, Star Trek:Voyager )
Nicholas Bishop (Past Life)
When legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor tragically passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 79, the world said goodbye to a woman whose name was synonymous with glamour, beauty and compassion. BIO Channel takes a two-hour intimate look at the private life of a woman who never got much privacy in BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor premiering Thursday, March 24 at 8PM ET / 7PM CT / 9PM PT.
An unequaled media phenomenon from childhood on, Elizabeth Taylor memorized audiences for over seven decades as the movie goddess who starred in roles like "Cleopatra," "A Place in the Sun" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and won Academy Awards for her roles in "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" She was dubbed the most beautiful woman in the world and one of the most dedicated humanitarians of her time. She captured attention with her roles not only on the silver screen, but in her private life as well as the quintessential survivor of public battles with addiction, health difficulties and infamous love affairs.
This in-depth portrait includes original interviews with lifelong friends and colleagues including Roddy McDowall, Robert Wagner and Michael Jackson as well as memorable film clips and photographs from those who knew her best.
BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor on Thursday, March 24 at 8PM ET / 7PM CT / 9PM PT
ABC has decided to air the second -to-last season episode of "No Ordinary Family" on a Saturday night. The network has pre-empted the the supernatural family drama with an hour special, "Dancing with the Stars: The Story So Far. There are two episodes left so one will air this Saturday, March 26th, at 10pm. The finale will then air on Tuesday, April 9th at its usual time.
As if there weren't enough signals pointing to the end of series before this little schedule flip flop, just days after production wrapped on "No Ordinary Family", Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz both signed on to new pilots. These are technically in second position but it's not a good.sign.
Rumors are circulating that Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) has been let go from the ABC soap"General Hospital" . If true, I am not sure if this has anything to do with his lack of storyline on the soap or the recent pick up of his new pilot "The Lying Game" on ABC Family Channel.
Tyler Christopher's contract with GH was set to expire this June
Update: It's official Tyler Christopher has been let go from "General Hospital" . Tyler has been with show on and off since 1996 and his story lines will continue through most of April.
It's been five years since the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning family comedy 'Arrested Development' left the airwaves, and, though we say this with a little grain of salt, it looks like the long-rumored big-screen version of the series is finally a go, maybe even for later this year.
And while we can't wait to see those wacky Bluths back in action, it's not like the cast members have been sitting around twiddling their thumbs since the 'Arrested Development' finale aired on Feb. 10, 2006. In fact, they've been a pretty busy bunch, including many projects in which they've continued to be co-stars ...
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth)
The series' straight man (though he certainly had his share of hilarious moments), Michael was the Bluth family's second oldest son, and, far and away, the most responsible, ethical member of the whole clan. Since the 'Arrested Development' finale, Bateman has been hanging out mostly on the big screen, save providing the voice of gym teacher Larry Littlejunk in 'AD' creator Mitchell Hurwitz' short-lived Fox animated comedy 'Sit Down, Shut Up.'
In movieland, he has starred with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in 'The Break-Up,' and Aniston again in the comedy 'The Switch.' He also co-starred in 'The Ex,' 'The Kingdom,' 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium,' 'The Promotion,' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' 'Hancock,' 'The Invention of Lying,' Extract,' 'Couples Retreat' (again with Vaughn) and 'State of Play,' and had scene-stealing roles in 'Juno' and George Clooney's 'Up in the Air.'Next up, he has roles in the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost comedy 'Paul,' another collaboration with Aniston in the comedy 'Horrible Bosses' and co-stars with Ryan Reynolds in the comedy 'The Change-Up.' In 2010, Bateman and 'Arrested Development' co-star Will Arnett also launched DumbDumb Productions, a company focused on creating cool digital advertising.
Will Arnett (Gob Bluth)
George Oscar "Gob" Bluth, Jr.: Oldest Bluth son, magician, womanizer (and father of teen Steve Holt), author of the "I've made a huge mistake" catchphrase and, of course, Segway rider. Gob was also married, briefly, to a seal dealer played by Arnett's real-life wife, 'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler.
The funny couple have expanded their family with the birth of sons Archie and Abel, while in TV land, they once again co-starred when he guested on an episode of 'Parks and Recreation.'
Arnett has also made memorable appearances on '30 Rock,' as Jack Donaghy's corporate rival Devon Banks, co-starred with Bateman in 'Sit Down, Shut Up,' co-starred with fellow 'AD' star David Cross in the comedy 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' and, earlier this TV season, co-starred with Cross and Keri Russell in the short-lived Fox comedy 'Running Wilde.'
On the big screen, Arnett has been just as busy, co-starring with Poehler in 'On Broadway,' 'Spring Breakdown,' 'Blades of Glory,' 'Horton Hears a Who,' 'The Borrowers' and 'Monsters vs. Aliens,' and also co-starring in the comedy flicks 'The Rocker,' 'Hot Rod,' 'The Comebacks' and 'Semi-Pro.' His distinctive voice has led to voicework in 'Despicable Me,' 'G-Force," Ratatouille' and 'Grindhouse,' as well as commercials for GMC and Lamisil. Up next, he stars in the comedy 'Goats,' as well as 'Space Invaders,' penned by fellow actor Justin Theroux.
Tony Hale (Buster Bluth)
The youngest son of the Bluth clan was also the most babied by mom Lucille, which led to Buster's awkward social interactions. He spent years studying everything from cartography to 18th century agrarian business principles, was a frequent participant in medical experiments and, to finally try to break free from his mother's control, dated his mom's much-older-then-him best friend, also named Lucille (Liza Minnelli).
As for Hale, he has remained busy on the tube and the big screen. He had a recurring role on 'Chuck,' as Buy More corporate toady Emmett Milbarge, and 'Numb3rs,' and co-starred with Andy Richter in the short-lived NBC comedy 'Andy Barker, P.I.' He also guest starred on 'ER,' 'Justified,' 'Community,' 'United States of Tara' and 'Human Target,' in music videos by Fall Out Boy ('Beat It') and Switchfoot ('Awakening') and starred in the NBC Web series 'Ctrl.'
At the movies, he's co-starred in 'RV' with Will Arnett, 'Unaccompanied Minors' with Jessica Walter, 'Stranger Than Fiction,' 'Because I Said So' and 'The Goods,' and next co-stars in the dramedy 'Happythankyoumoreplease,' written and directed by 'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor.
Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth)
Manipulative mama Lucille took advantage of son Michael, tortured daughter Lindsay about her looks, largely ignored son Gob and infantilized son Buster, while always plotting to keep as much of her ill-gotten wealth as possible and abusing drugs, alcohol and her housekeepers.
In real life, Walter, who turned 70 in January 2011, has been just as busy. Since the 'AD' finale in 2006, she starred as grandma Tabitha Wilson on the first season of '90210,' and currently stars as spay mama Mallory Archer on the FX animated comedy 'Archer' and as retired -- and newly separated -- mama Elaine Robbins on the TV Land sitcom 'Retired at 35.'
She's also playing a randy widow who wants to hook up with Leonard on this week's 'Big Bang Theory,' and in April, she begins a stint on Broadway, playing -- what else? -- an overbearing mama, Evangeline Harcourt -- in a revival of 'Anything Goes.'
Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth)
George Michael was the perfect son, student and worker -- he was "Mister Manager" at the Bluth banana stand -- but was plagued by shyness, nervousness and his forbidden-love crush on his cousin Maeby, who he kissed, and then found out he wasn't related to by blood, because her mother, Lindsay, was actually adopted.
Cera's understated performance, especially amidst such a talented adult cast, proved to be a huge breakout role for the Canadian actor, who has gone on to big-screen success in comedies like 'Superbad,' 'Juno,' 'Paper Heart,' 'Youth in Revolt,' 'Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.'
He and best friend and 'Greek' star Clark Duke also created the Internet series 'Clark and Michael,' on which fellow 'AD'-ers David Cross, Tony Hale and Mitch Hurwitz have popped up, provides the voice of P.A. announcer Sal Viscuso on 'Children's Hospital,' and, as a musician, has recorded with Weezer, toured with Mister Heavenly and formed the band The Long Goodbye with Clark Duke.
Up next, Cera is producing a slacker sitcom, '13th Grade,' for FX, and will make guest appearances on the show.
Portia de Ross (Lindsay Fünke)
Lindsay was the shallow, shopping-addicted Bluth sister, who, it was revealed in the series finale, had actually been adopted by the Bluths, who added her to their family only to keep a business rival family from adopting her.
As for her post-'AD' series career, de Rossi (birth name: Amanda Lee Rogers) played Julia's (Joely Richardson) girlfriend Olivia on 'Nip/Tuck' and starred as supercontrolling boss Victoria on ABC's sadly short-lived sitcom 'Better Off Ted.'
De Rossi also married longtime girlfriend and talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres in 2008 (and legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres last year), and, in Nov. 2010, released the autobiography 'Unbearable Lightness,' in which she discusses her bout with anorexia and being diagnosed with lupus.
David Cross (Tobias Fünke)
Lindsay's husband was a chief resident of psychiatry, until he lost his license, then decided it was his destiny to become an actor. Tobias' most hilarious trait was that he was a "never-nude," suffering from a condition in which he was terrified of being naked, and always wore a pair of cut-off shorts, no matter what his activity, underneath his clothes.
Post-'Arrested Development,' Cross published his first book, 'I Drink for a Reason,' co-starred with Will Arnett on 'Running Wilde,' and appeared in the Beastie Boys concert flick 'Awesome; I F**kin' Shot That!' and the Bob Dylan biopic 'I'm Not There.' He also guest-starred on 'Family Guy,' 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and 'Important Things with Demetri Martin,' starred with Michael Cera in the movie 'Year One,' had movie roles in 'Megamind,' 'Alvin and the Chipmuks' and 'Kung Fu Panda,' and did voicework for the Jack Black videogame 'Brutal Legend.'Next up, he again provides the voice
for Master Crane in the 'Kung Fu Panda' sequel.
Jeffrey Tambor (George and Oscar Bluth)
Known as Pop-Pop to his grandchildren, George Bluth was married to Lucille, who committed the business crimes, we learned in the series finale, for which George had served prison time. He escaped rom jail, faked his death and then hid out in a Bluth Company model home; at the end of the series, he joined Michael and George Michael in fleeing the family nest and hightailing it to Cabo.
As for Tambor, he has continued to be a frequent TV presence, co-starring with John Lithgow in the short-lived NBC comedy 'Twenty Good Years' and the short-lived CBS comedy, with Raquel Welch, 'Welcome to The Captain.' He's also Mr. Big on 'WordGirl,' guest starred on 'Archer' with Jessica Walter and 'Running Wilde' with Will Arnett and David Cross and has had roles in big-screen projects like 'The Hangover,' 'Monsters vs. Aliens,' 'Hellboy II,' 'The Invention of Lying' and 'Tangled.'
Up next, he co-stars with 'AD' son Jason Bateman in the March 18 comedy 'Paul.'
Alia Shawkat (Maeby Fünke)
The teen daughter of Lindsay and Tobias, Maeby was given to trying outrageous antics to get the attention of her self-absorbed 'rents, including pretending to be a wheelchair-bound girl named Surely (get it?) to get donations from her classmates and pretending to be a movie studio executive, a fake job that she became successful, and famous, at.
Since 'Arrested Development' aired its series finale, Shawkat has had a recurring role on the short-lived USA series 'The Starter Wife' and guest starred on an episode of FX's 'The League,' and has had an active movie career that included roles in 'The Runaways' and 'Whip It.'
Up next, she co-stars with Ed Helms and John C. Reilly in the big-screen comedy 'Cedar Rapids,' has roles in the comedies 'That's What She Said' and 'The Oranges,' and is co-writing, co-producing and possibly starring in 'Stitch N' B*tch,' an HBO comedy series with friend and 'Whip It' co-star Ellen Page.
Ron Howard (The Narrator)
Howard was the show's executive producer and uncredited narrator, though he often referenced the show and himself while commenting on the Bluth's activities, like when Bluth publicist Jessie (Jill Ritchie) mockingly called George Michael "Opie," prompting Narrator to warn, "Jessie had gone too far, and had best watch her mouth."
In the series finale, Howard made his only on-camera appearance on the show, playing himself during a meeting with teen studio exec Maeby, and cleverly telling her that her life story would make a better movie than a TV show.
Since 'AD,' Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Howard has produced and/or directed flicks like 'Curious George,' 'The Da Vinci Code,' 'Changeling' and 'Frost/Nixon,' and is an executive producer on the TV series 'Parenthood.'
His latest directorial effort, the Vince Vaughn/Kevin James dramedy 'The Dilemma,' hit theaters in January, and up next, he's directing the movie adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower,' is producing 'Cowboys & Aliens' and 'J. Edgar' (with director Clint Eastwood and star Leonardo DiCaprio) and, it was rumored earlier this month, may be interested in directing a '24' movie after serving as a producer on the Kiefer Sutherland series.
Actor and comedian Wayne Brady and talk show host, actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will host the 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Friday, March 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor LL Cool J, Grammy-nominated singer and Emmy-nominated actress Vanessa Williams, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and rising comedy star Affion Crockett are scheduled to appear alongside celebrated recording artists Mary Mary and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
The NAACP IMAGE AWARDS celebrates the accomplishments of people of color working in the fields of literature, music, television and film. The awards also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
The season 12 star-studded cast and their professional partners get ready to break in their dancing shoes on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for the long awaited two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In alphabetical order, with their professional partners, the 11 stars making their dancing debut are:
KIRSTIE ALLEY, television and movie star, joins MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who is back for his tenth season.
"PSYCHO" MIKE CATHERWOOD, radio personality, partners up with LACEY SCHWIMMER, who is back for her fourth season.
CHRIS JERICHO, WWE star, teams up with two-time champ CHERYL BURKE, who is back for her eleventh season
CHELSEA KANE, Disney star, teams up with two-time champ MARK BALLAS, who returns for his eighth season.
SUGAR RAY LEONARD, boxing legend, joins ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, who returns for her seventh season.
RALPH MACCHIO, movie star, teams up with KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her eighth season.
PETRA NEMCOVA, supermodel, partners with DMITRY CHAPLIN, who returns for his third season.
ROMEO, rapper and actor, teams up with CHELSIE HIGHTOWER, who returns for her fifth season.
HINES WARD, Super Bowl MVP, teams up with Season 9 champion KYM JOHNSON, who returns for her ninth season.
KENDRA WILKINSON, reality star, partners with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL, who returns for his eighth season.
WENDY WILLIAMS, talk show host, joins TONY DOVOLANI, who is back for his eleventh season.
All 11 couples will dance for the first time on live national television on MONDAY,
MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), with couples either performing the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha Cha. The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home the following week on the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
"After Lately" follows the lives of the cast of characters in front and behind the scenes of the very successful nightly series "Chelsea Lately". Each show will follow a 30 minute story arc in which staff members reenact some of the insane and hilarious situations that they've encountered over the years.