Monday, May 31, 2010


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VH1  renewed "Basketball Wives" for a second seasons

"VH1 viewers connected strongly with these three new series this year, and we're so happy that we can continue to share these real-life stories from the worlds of music and celebrity," said VH1 Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, Jeff Olde.

Next season promises to bring some new wives into the arena.  Filming will start this summer in Miami.

VH! will air  a bonus special 'Basketball Wives: The Reunion,'  Sun., June 20 at 10PM.

Friday, May 28, 2010



Released by Comedy Central

Daniel Tosh is back to expose and skewer the endless array of ridiculousness on the Internet. Currently in its second season, "Tosh.0," the weekly, topical, hit series returns with 16 new episodes starting on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.


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"Lie to Me"  returns with new episodes on Monday June 7, The Tim Roth-led drama series has been on hiatus since Dec. 14

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Released by TV Series Finale

Here’s a “quick” listing of shows that won’t be back for the 2010 — 2011 TV season. If your favorite is on the list, you have our condolences. If they’re not, keep your fingers crossed that they won’t soon be joining this little obituary column.

This list encompasses shows that have been cancelled from June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010. In some cases, the last episode of a show aired months before that time but the network didn’t get around to canceling it until later. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try the 2008 — 2009 page or maybe you’ve gotten lucky!

‘Til Death (FOX)
The Brad Garrett – Joely Fisher sitcom survived to see four seasons thanks to a deal with Sony TV who wanted to produce enough episodes for a syndication package. After lots of low ratings, the show’s luck ran out and it was cancelled. The final episode airs on May 19th.
10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family)
This adaptation of the movie of the same name (which itself was a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew) did well in season one but viewership dropped off in season two. As a result, there won’t be season three.
24 (FOX)
It looks like Jack Bauer will finally get a day off. The network, studio, and executive producers have decided to end the series after eight seasons. Fans can take solace in the fact that there are already plans to make a movie.
Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
We won’t get to see how Billie and Zach do as parents or as a married couple. The sitcom’s been cancelled after 18 episodes.
As the World Turns (CBS)
The network has decided to end the venerable soap opera after 54 years on the air, due to low ratings. Proctor & Gamble has pledged to try to find a new home for the series but hasn’t had success yet. It will go off the air in September. Petition link.
At the Movies (Syndicated)
The movie review show that featured newspaper film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel for many years will be coming to a close in August. After parting ways with Disney, Ebert says that he is working on his own program that will incorporate new hosts and interaction with an online audience.
The Beautiful Life (CW)
This show about young models portrays the cut-throat and competitive world of high fashion. Starring Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Nico Tortorella, and Elle Macpherson, it was the first casualty of the 2009-10 season. The drama had poor ratings and was pulled after two episodes. The series’ five episodes have been posted officially on YouTube.
Ben 10: Alien Force (Cartoon Network)
The animated series is ending after three seasons and 46 episodes. Fans have no reason to worry though, it’ll be replaced by Ben 10: Evolution later this year.
Better Off Ted (ABC)
In truth, ABC probably shouldn’t have given this comedy a second season. Though love it, the series has never caught on with a mass audience. Season two’s ratings were terrible so it won’t be coming back for season three. ABC still has two unaired episodes.
The Bill Engvall Show (TBS)
Comic Bill Engvall plays a family counselor who can’t always figure out his own crazy family. The rest of the sitcom cast includes Nancy Travis, Jennifer Lawrence, Graham Patrick Martin, Skyler Gisondo, and Tim Meadows. The series was cancelled after three seasons and 30 episodes due to a decline in ratings.
Bill Moyers Journal (PBS)
The weekly news program originally ran from 1972 until 1976 and then from 1979 until 1981. Moyers revived the show again in 2007. In November 2009, he announced that he would be retiring from the program as of April 30, 2010.
Blonde Charity Mafia (CW)
This docu-series revolves around a trio of influential young women in Washington, DC. It was initially developed for Lifetime before moving to CW. After delaying its airing, the network has decided to cancel their plans to broadcast it at all. The show may be sold to another outlet.
The Bonnie Hunt Show (syndicated)
This talk show has been on the air for two seasons but hasn’t been a big ratings winner in the competitive daytime market. The distributor decided to cancel it though original programs will continue to be produced until June.
Brotherhood (Showtime)
A gritty drama about two Irish-American brothers; a politician (Jason Clarke) and a thug (Jason Isaacs). Others in the cast include Kevin Chapman, Annabeth Gish, Fiona C. Erickson, Brian Scannell, Kerry O’Malley, Fionnula Flanagan, Madison Garland, and Billy Smith. After three years, Showtime opted not to continue the series. The news broke when the third season was released on DVD as “The Final Season.”
Brothers (FOX)
This sitcom about a former NFL star and his paraplegic brother struggled on Friday nights and then didn’t do any better on Sundays. All 13 episodes aired before the end of 2009 and FOX later decided to cancel it.
The Cleaner (A&E)
This series revolves around a recovering drug addict who helps others beat their own addictions. The drama stars Benjamin Bratt, Brett DelBuono, Liliana Mumy, Grace Park, Esteban Powell, Amy Price-Francis, and Kevin Michael Richardson. The series ended after two seasons and 26 episodes.
Cold Case (CBS)
The investigations are sadly over. Detective Rush and her team won’t be back for season eight.
The Deep End (ABC)
A drama about a group of young and attractive legal eagles didn’t get renewed for another round.
Defying Gravity (ABC)
A group of eight astronauts undertake a mysterious space mission. The sci-fi drama stars Andrew Airlie, Christina Cox, Zahf Paroo, Ron Livingston, Laura Harris, Karen LeBlanc, William C. Vaughan, Malik Yoba, Paula Garces, Florentine Lahme, Eyal Podell, Dylan Taylor, Ty Olsson, Maxim Roy, Peter Howitt, and Lara Gilchrist. ABC aired only seven episodes. The network maintained that they would air the five remaining episodes at a later date but that seems highly unlikely. The sets have been destroyed and the series creator has confirmed the show is finished.
Dollhouse (FOX)
The Joss Whedon series follows a group of people who have their personalities wiped and replaced with other personas for projects-for-hire. Despite low ratings, the series was renewed for a second season but the numbers fell too low for a third year. The show was cancelled and the last episode aired on January 29, 2010.
Eastwick (ABC)
Three women (Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jaime Ray Newman) discover that they have supernatural powers once a handsome stranger (Paul Gross) comes to town. The series didn’t attract enough viewers and was cancelled after 13 episodes. You can read recaps of the two episodes that haven’t run on ABC here and here. Petition link.
ECW (Syfy)
Syfy’s professional wrestling program ran for four seasons and 193 episodes before going off the air. It was replaced by WWE NXT.
Find My Family (ABC)
This reality show helped people to reconnect with their love ones. All eight episodes have aired and it won’t be back for a second season.
FlashForward (ABC)
This drama started out strong in the ratings but viewership kept dropping. Then, ABC put it on hiatus (in part because of the Olympics) and things got even worse. No season two.
Flight of the Conchords (HBO)
A unique comedy and music series, this show follows fictionalized versions of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. After two seasons, they decided to call it quits but may return in a special.
Fly Girls (The CW)
The reality show about five beautiful flight attendants has been grounded after one season.
the forgotten (ABC)
Christian Slater’s second TV series fared only slightly better than his first.
Gary Unmarried (CBS)
A moderate success for the network, the ratings dropped in season two. No season three.
Ghost Whisperer (CBS)
Ratings for this Friday night drama fell significantly this season so it won’t be back, unless ABC picks it up.
The Goode Family (ABC)
An animated sitcom about an overly politically-correct and dysfunctional family that stars the voices of Mike Judge, Brian Doyle Murray, Dave Herman, Linda Cardellini, and Nancy Carell. ABC cancelled the series in August after running all of the episodes. Comedy Central later picked up the series. If it performs well, a second season could have been commissioned but the ratings weren’t there.
The Great American Road Trip (NBC)
This reality show pitted families against one another as they traveled across the country in motor homes. The show quickly ran out of gas and was cancelled after one season of eight episodes.
Guiding Light (CBS)
After 57 years on television, the network decided to end this venerable soap opera. The ratings had been slipping for many years and the curtain came down after 15,762 episodes. Petition link.
Hank (ABC)
Kelsey Grammer stars as a Wall Street CEO who’s fired from his company and returns with his family to live in his small hometown. The rest of the family is played by Melinda McGraw, Jordan Hinson, Nathan Gamble, and David Koechner. ABC shut down production after 10 episodes but only five were shown because of low ratings.
Happy Town (ABC)
Viewers will get some answers before the series finale but not all.
Head Case (Starz)
Alexandra Wentworth stars as an unconventional therapist that helps the Hollywood crowd. After three seasons, the doctor is out.
Here Come the Newlyweds (NBC)
This reality series sought to educate just-married couples by having them take care of babies, toddlers, and senior citizens. It lasted two seasons.
Heroes (NBC)
After seasons of declining ratings, the peacock network has pulled the plug. There are plans in the works to wrap up the series with an event of some kind.
High Society (The CW)
This reality series follows a group of society ladies who attend the best affairs in New York City. The party’s over after one season.
The Hills (MTV)
After six seasons, the reality show is coming to a close. It’s a safe be that we haven’t seen the last of the cast however.
Hitched or Ditched (FOX)
A reality show about long-term relationship couples finally making the leap. It won’t return for season two.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (NBC)
The peacock network revived this ABC reality series that puts a group of “celebrities” in a jungle and makes them compete in challenges. It wasn’t a success in many ways and won’t be back.
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
The network wanted to save money by running cheaper programming five nights a week at 10pm. The official line was that they were pleased with the results but the local affiliate stations, whose newscasts were losing viewers as a result, weren’t. As a result, Leno’s show ended in February and he returned to the Tonight Show on March 1st.
The Jeff Dunham Show (Comedy Central)
The ventriloquist’s show got off to a solid start but the ratings quickly dropped. The series was cancelled after one season but the cable channel intends to stay in business with Dunham.
Joe Buck Live (HBO)
This sports talk show got off to a tough start when Artie Lange essentially hijacked the first episode. Three episodes aired and there won’t be a fourth. Buck is in talks to do a similar show for Fox Sports.
Jon & Kate Plus Eight (TLC)
The marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin fell apart and so did the show’s chances for a sixth season. Kate will continue without Jon for Kate Plus Eight and that’ll start June 6th.
Kings (NBC)
Ian McShane headlines this series about a fictional version of the United States that’s ruled by an absolute monarchy. The rest of the impressive cast includes Christopher Egan, Allison Miller, Susanna Thompson, Macaulay Culkin, Sebastian Stan, Eamonn Walker, Dylan Baker, and Wes Studi. An expensive program to produce, the series didn’t attract many viewers. All 13 episodes were aired.
Law & Order (NBC)
This venerable crime drama was poised to surpass Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime drama in US history. Unfortunately NBC and Dick Wolf couldn’t come to an agreement and the show is ending after 20 seasons.
Legend of the Seeker (Syndicated)
This fantasy series ran for two seasons before the Tribune stations opted not to renew their contract. ABC Studios, which produces the show, tried to find stations to take their place but was unsuccessful. One of the producers and one of the stars have confirmed that it’s dead.
Lincoln Heights (ABC Family)
After four seasons, the story of Officer Eddie Sutton and his family came to a close. The show’s ratings had dropped and the cable channel opted not to bring it back for another year.
The Listener (NBC)
Craig Olejnik stars as a young paramedic who has the ability to listen to other people’s thoughts. Others in the cast include Enis Esmer, Colm Feore, Lisa Marcos, Mylene Robic, Anthony Lemke, Paulino Nunes. NBC pulled the series after eight episodes but all 13 were shown online and in Canada. NBC has cancelled the show but it’s been renewed in Canada. The producers hope to find another outlet in the US.
Lost (ABC)
What began as a “simple” plane crash story has become into one of the most unforgettable series in television history. The large ensemble cast includes Matthew Fox, Naveen Andrews, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly, and Terry O’Quinn. It was announced in 2007 that the show would end after six seasons.
Melrose Place (The CW)
Not even Heather Locklear could save this spin-off. It’s gone after 18 episodes.
Mental (FOX)
This series got off to a slow start last summer and the ratings didn’t get better for subsequent episodes. FOX opted to cancel the show after all of the episodes had aired.
Mercy (NBC)
It looked like this medical drama was going to easily outperform fellow freshman series Trauma. Unfortunately Mercy couldn’t hold onto its audience and both shows have been cancelled.
Miami Medical (CBS)
This Friday night drama took the Numb3rs timeslot but couldn’t beat its ratings. It won’t return for season two.
Monk (USA)
Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is a police detective whose brilliance is only limited by his obsessive-compulsive disorders. Other series regulars have included Bitty Schram, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford. Monk ended after eight seasons and 125 episodes.
More to Love (FOX)
From the creator of The Bachelor, this dating series attempted to match up a bachelor up with a plus-sized mate. It lasted nine episodes and one season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and friends won’t be back for season six, unless ABC decides to save it.
Nip/Tuck (FX)
A show that revolves around plastic surgeons, the series concluded after 100 episodes and seven seasons. The last episode aired on March 3rd. Petition link.
Numb3rs (CBS)
Don and Charlie have finished their cases, after six seasons on the air.
Past Life (FOX)
This drama about a team that try to help people by uncovering past life traumas didn’t make it beyond three episodes before being pulled and cancelled. There are plans to air the remaining episodes this summer.
The Philanthropist (NBC)
A billionaire playboy (James Purefoy) decides to use his wealth and influence to change the lives of others. He’s assisted by his best friend (Jesse L. Martin) and his friend’s wife (Neve Campbell). NBC aired all eight episodes but received low ratings. Though the network hasn’t admitted that it’s been cancelled, a “Complete Series” DVD was released in January 2010.
Raising the Bar (TNT)
A group of former legal students reunite at a law firm and in the the courtroom, often on opposite sides. The series features Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben, Currie Graham, Melissa Sagemiller, J. August Richards, Jonathan Scarfe, Teddy Sears, and Jane Kaczmarek. Ratings were strong for the premiere but quickly fell off and went too low to warrant a third season.
Reno 911! (Comedy Central)
This is a satirical program that follows a fictitious police department in Reno, Nevada. Over the past 88 episodes, the ensemble cast has included Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey. After six seasons, Comedy Central decided to call it quits.
Rita Rocks (Lifetime)
In this sitcom, Nicole Sullivan stars as an over-stressed mom who manages to find time to play in a local rock band. It lasted two seasons and 40 episodes.
Robin Hood (2006) (BBC)
A retelling of the classic legend that stars Jonas Armstrong, Lucy Griffiths, Richard Armitage, David Harewood, Keith Allen, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong, Lara Pulver, and Harry Lloyd. It was announced in August 2008 that Armstrong, who plays the title character, would be leaving the show after three seasons. A creative revamp was considered but a fourth season wasn’t ordered.
Romantically Challenged (ABC)
The Alyssa Milano sitcom had just aired three episodes when the network decided to cancel the show. No word on when/if the remaining episodes will air.
Ruby & the Rockits (ABC Family)
A teenage girl (Alexa Vega) tracks down her lounge singer father (David Cassidy) and the two move in with her uncle (Patrick Cassidy) and his family (Katie A. Keane, Austin Butler, and Kurt Doss). The series started out strong but ratings declined. ABC Family opted not to order a second season but all 10 episodes aired.
The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central)
Season three almost didn’t happen because of money issues. When the show finally returned, the ratings were poor. Sarah and her pals won’t be back for season four.
Saving Grace (TNT)
A hard-living detective, played by Holly Hunter, is set to solver her final case. The series is scheduled to end after four seasons on June 21, 2010.
Scrubs (ABC)
Though Zack Braff and others left last season, ABC wanted to keep it going so they’d have more episodes for the lucrative syndication package. The ratings for the “med school” version were terrible.
Sons of Tucson (FOX)
The sitcom got off to a poor start and was pulled after four episodes. Unaired episodes start running June 6th but there won’t be a second year.
The Superstars (ABC)
The reality competition series paired celebrities with top athletes and pitted them against other teams. The ratings were terrible and the network even bumped the finale for a rerun of The Bachelorette.
Surviving Suburbia (ABC)
A family sitcom that centers around a grumpy dad (Bob Saget), his family (Cynthia Stevenson, Jared Kusnitz, and G. Hannelius), and his sleazy friend (Jere Burns). The show had a decent start following Dancing with the Stars but fell apart on its own. All 13 episodes of season one aired and the show was cancelled.
Survivors (BBC)
Not a remake of the 1970’s series, this show was also based on the Terry Nation novel. It lasted just 12 episodes.
There Goes the Neighborhood (CBS)
The reality show competition that pit neighbor against neighbor won’t be back for season two.
Three Rivers (CBS)
This medical series follows those who help people in need to organ transplants. Starring Alex O’Loughlin, the show never caught on in the ratings and was pulled after eight episodes had aired. Petition link.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
The peacock network wasn’t seeing the ratings that it expected and wanted to push Tonight to 12:05am so that a half-hour Jay Leno show could air at 11:35pm. O’Brien wouldn’t do it so the show was ended and he left the network, presumably to start a new late night show elsewhere.
Trauma (NBC)
This San Francisco-based drama revolves around a group of brave first responders. The show struggled in the ratings from the start and NBC initially decided not to order any episodes beyond the initial 13 installments. They later changed their minds and ordered more. They didn’t do any better and the show was cancelled. Petition link.
The Tudors (Showtime)
The epic drama, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, is ending after four lavish seasons on Showtime. The series finale is expected to air on June 13th.
The Tyra Banks Show (CW)
The diva and host says that she’s decided to cancel the show to focus more on producing. Other reports have indicated that the series was due to be cancelled because of budget issues.
Ugly Betty (ABC)
ABC has decided to cancel the show after four seasons because of declining ratings in both seasons three and four. The series finale aired on on April 14, 2010.
The Wanda Sykes Show (FOX)
The weekly late night talk show didn’t meet the network’s expectations so it’s not coming back.

 Which shows from the list will you miss most? Which ones are you glad to see are gone? Which will be next?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Released by TLC

TLC's hit series TODDLERS AND TIARAS returns for its third season with all-new episodes starting June 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Season three continues to follow young pageant queens in the making and the passionate moms and dads that make it all happen. From swimwear to fake eyelashes, hair extensions to pearl necklaces, the third season showcases some of the most influential and sought-after child beauty pageants in the country.
This season, viewers will witness even bigger competitions and major upsets. TLC cameras go behind-the-scenes to capture the reality of preparing, rehearsing and ultimately taking the stage to win the crown.

The premiere episode follows the "Le Maison de Paris" pageant, where the talent is fierce in this Louisiana competition with $12,000 worth of cash and prizes. Among those in the southern competition - a diva in the making, 4-year-old Makenzie Myers, pageant newcomer 6-year-old Daisy Cutchins and fan favorite 9-year-old Alex Howe. Who will blow the judges away and take home the crown?

Thursday, May 20, 2010


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"Supernatural" is heading to Friday nights as repeats of the series will follow "Smallville" at 9:00/8:00c starting May 28.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010


Released by TV Series Finale

Here’s a listing of NBC TV shows with their current status. This list encompasses shows that have aired from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

30 Rock: Tina Fey and company to return for season five.
America’s Got Talent: The talent competition returns this summer.
The Apprentice: The Donald will be back to bully more potential employees.
The Biggest Loser: More public weight loss in season 10.
Chuck: The adventures of the geeky spy continue in season four.
Community: Chevy Chase and the gang will be back for year two.
Dateline: It’ll be back next season on Friday nights and as needed elsewhere.
Friday Night Lights: It will be back for season five, the show’s last.
Law & Order: SVU: The spin-off will be back for year 12.
The Marriage Ref: Tom Papa comes back next season for year two.
Minute to Win It: Coming back for round two of more quick games.
The Office: No surprise that we’ll get season seven.
Parenthood: One of the few new NBC shows to get a sophomore renewal.
Parks and Recreation: Coming back for year three.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The genealogy show’s renewed for year two.

Cancelled (or ending)
The Great American Road Trip: No season two for the reality competition.
Here Come the Newlyweds: After two seasons, it’s over.
Heroes: No season five but hopefully a wrap-up movie will come instead.
The Jay Leno Show: An interesting experiment that was almost universally reviled.
Kings: This interesting drama didn’t find enough viewers.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! One season on ABC, one on NBC. No more.
Law & Order: The granddaddy show ends after 20 seasons.
The Listener: This drama was renewed in Canada but cancelled in the US.
Mercy: Disappointing ratings meant no season two.
Merlin: The BBC export was cancelled by NBC but picked up by Syfy.
The Philanthropist: “The Complete Series” was released on DVD in January.
Southland: NBC cancelled it but TNT picked it up and later ordered season three.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: It didn’t live up to expectations and O’Brien and the network parted ways.
Trauma: Ended after 18 episodes.


The Vs will be back!

ABC has renewed V for a 13-episode second season, has confirmed.

Fall 2010 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell, the sci-fi show was one of the most-watched series premieres of the 2009-10 TV season when it debuted to 14.3 million viewers in November. V, based on the 1984 miniseries of the same name, will wrap its first season Tuesday.

Besides V, ABC has renewed Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice for full seasons.

ABC cancels Scrubs, FlashForward, Romantically Challenged and Better Off Ted

ABC will announce its fall schedule Tuesday as well.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Released by Jo Garfein/TV Squad

These choices all represent familiar faces and memorable characters with emotional resonance and notable entrances/departures.

Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
'Lost' Character:
Emily Linus, Ben's mother. Although Emily died in childbirth just outside of Portland, she reappeared in ghost form on the island when her young son Ben attempted to run away from his emotionally abuse father. Dressed similarly to Alice from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' she was the white rabbit that Ben was chasing (as opposed to Jack, who was chasing his deceased father).
Where She Is Now: Married to the adult version of Ben Linus in real life (Michael Emerson), Preston plays sassy Merlotte's waitress Arlene on 'True Blood' and is also appearing on 'The Good Wife' right now. Look for her in the film 'What's Wrong with Virginia,' from Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Lance ReddickLance Reddick

'Lost' Character: Matthew Abaddon, Widmore's right-hand man and Jeremy Bentham's chauffeur. Abaddon was the one who put the notion of a walkabout in John Locke's head, setting off the series of events that crash landed Locke on the island. He was responsible for recruiting Charlotte, Faraday, Lapidus and Miles for the freighter mission to the island, and met an unfortunate death while assisting Locke (as Bentham) in his quest to convince the Oceanic Six to return.
Where He Is Now: Reddick played Lt. Cedric Daniels on the critically acclaimed series 'The Wire.' He has since transformed into Agent Broyles on 'Fringe' and will appear in the highly anticipated summer film 'Jonah Hex.'

Katey SagalKatey Sagal

'Lost' Character:
Helen Norwood, the love of John Locke's life. Helen met Locke at an anger management class. They got engaged but she broke it off when he chose his relentless pursuit of a relationship with his estranged father over a healthy one with her. When Locke, as Bentham, attempted to find her a few years later, he was told that she had died. In the Flash Sideways, however, they are still engaged.
Where She Is Now: Sagal, very well known for her role as Peg Bundy on 'Married with Children,' was also on '8 Simple Rules' for three years. She continues to voice Leela on 'Futurama' and star in 'Sons of Anarchy,' which was created and is written and executive-produced by her husband Kurt Sutter.

Fisher StevensFisher Stevens

'Lost' Character:
George Minkowski, the freighter's doomed communications officer. Minkowski's consciousness traveled, and he died shortly thereafter from the side effects and because he didn't have a Constant. He reappeared to chauffeur Desmond around LA in the Flash Sideways.
Where He Is Now: Stevens, perhaps best known for the 'Short Circuit' films, recently won an Oscar as a producer of the documentary 'The Cove.' He also co-directed the 2007 documentary 'Crazy Love' and will be appearing in the upcoming film 'Henry's Crime.'

John TerryJohn Terry

'Lost' Character:
Christian Shephard, father to both Jack and Claire. An alcoholic and gifted surgeon, he passed on both traits to his son Jack, who was responsible for getting him fired and then retrieving his body after he drank himself to death. Although he died in Sydney, Christian's body was missing from his coffin after flight 815 landed on the island, and the Man in Black has allegedly taken on his form to address specific people such as Locke, Jack and Claire.
Where He Is Now: Terry is playing doctor once again, this time on the NBC series 'Trauma.' He was in 'Zodiac,' on '24' for a season, and in episodes of both 'CSI: NY' and 'CSI: Miami.'

Kevin TigheKevin Tighe

'Lost' Character:
Anthony Cooper, Locke's dad and the real Sawyer. Cooper was never a part of Locke's life, and he only appeared later to con his son for a kidney before cruelly dismissing him. When Locke persisted, Cooper threw him out of an eight-story window, leaving his son paralyzed and in a wheelchair. And when Cooper magically appeared on the island, Locke did not have the courage to kill him so Sawyer did his dirty work. As it turns out, Cooper was the real Sawyer who James Ford had been chasing his whole life; he had conned James' parents, leading to their murder-suicide demise. In the Flash Sideways, both father and son are in wheelchairs after amateur pilot John crashed their small plane.
Where He Is Now: Tighe, known for his early work on 'Emergency!,' has appeared on 'Trauma,' 'Lie to Me' and 'Leverage.' He was also in the recent remake of 'My Bloody Valentine.'

Sonya WalgerSonya Walger

'Lost' Character:
Penelope Widmore, Desmond's Constant and daughter to wealthy Daddy Widmore. Despite daddy's best efforts to keep her away from Desmond, Penny did not give up hope when Desmond vanished after taking off on a race around the world (sponsored by Widmore Industries). For three years, she searched for Desmond and finally made contact with the island when Charlie turned off the jammed signal before he drowned. Penny and her crew rescued Desmond and the Oceanic Six, they got married and had baby Charlie. In the Flash Sideways, Penny only just met Desmond.
Where She Is Now: Walger plays Dr. Olivia Benford on ABC's Thursday night thriller series 'FlashForward,' along with fellow 'Lost' alum Dominic Monaghan (Charlie). Previously, Walger was in two HBO shows, 'The Mind of the Married Man' and 'Tell Me You Love Me.' She will appear in the 2011 film 'The Factory.'

Cynthia WatrosCynthia Watros

'Lost' Character: Libby Smith, Hurley's crazy lady love. Although they aren't aware of it, Libby and Hurley were both being treated at Santa Rosa at the same time before crashing on the island. Libby's husband died and she then gave his sailboat to Desmond. On the island, they were an unlikely pair but it was never to be, as Libby was murdered by Michael. In the Flash Sideways, Libby is a voluntary patient at Santa Rosa but Hurley has never been there. She has memories of their time on the island, and when they kiss he remembers as well. Thus, neither is actually crazy.
Where She Is Now: Currently appearing on 'House' as Wilson's ex-wife and rekindled flame, Watros was a series regular on 'Titus' and 'The Drew Carey Show.' She is also in an upcoming film titled 'Calvin Marshall.'

Kim DickensKim Dickens
'Lost' Character: Cassidy Philips, Sawyer's long con and single mother to their daughter Clementine. Sawyer took her life savings and left despite obvious feelings for her and with no idea that she was pregnant. While in prison after she turned him in, Cassidy revealed that they had a daughter. She coincidentally met Kate during a con, and helped her visit her mother. After being rescued and returning from the island, Kate went to see Cassidy to give her money for Clementine (as instructed by Sawyer, who chose to stay behind on the island).
Where She Is Now: Dickens played the no-BS madam Joanie Stubbs on 'Deadwood,' and was Matt's mother on 'Friday Night Lights.' She was in 'The Blind Side' and is now on the new HBO series 'Treme.'

John HawkesJohn Hawkes

'Lost' Character: Lennon, Dogen's Temple translator and sidekick. Although his time on 'Lost' was short, he died a memorable death at the hands of newly infected Sayid and his blade of darkness.
Where He Is Now: Hawkes was Sheriff Bullock's best friend and right-hand man on 'Deadwood,' as well as one of the town's only honest businessmen. He appeared in an episode of 'Psych' and can be seen on the HBO series 'Eastbound & Down.'

Paula MalcolmsonPaula Malcolmson

'Lost' Character: Colleen Pickett, married to fellow hothead Other Danny Pickett. Colleen met her match on Desmond's sailboat when Sun surprised her with a kill shot to the gut. Although it was subtle, Colleen appeared to be jealous of Juliet, or at least of her proximity to their leader Ben.
Where She Is Now: Malcolmson played the foul-mouthed, street-smart prostitute Trixie on 'Deadwood,' and she currently co-stars on 'Caprica.' She is slated to appear in seven episodes in season three of 'Sons of Anarchy.'

William SandersonWilliam Sanderson

'Lost' Character: Oldham, the Dharma torturer. Although he was touted as Dharma's version of Sayid, it turned out that Oldham was nothing more than a hippie in circus tent with psychotropic drugs on the outskirts of Dharmaville.
Where He Is Now: Sanderson was slimy E.B. Barnum, the self-appointed mayor of and hotel proprietor in 'Deadwood.' Known for his role as Larry on 'Newhart,' he currently plays the sheriff on 'True Blood' and appeared on a recent episode of 'Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'

Robin WeigertRobin Weigert

'Lost' Character: Rachel Carlson, Juliet's sister. After fertility specialist Juliet injected her sister with drugs that enabled her to miraculously conceive after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, Juliet was lured to the island for a six-month stay to perform similar miracles. Ben Linus blackmailed Juliet into staying by telling her that Rachel's cancer had returned but Jacob would heal her. He then allowed Juliet to see a video of a healthy Rachel with her son Julian, named after her absent sister.
Where She Is Now: Weigert played the incredibly inebriated and loyal Calamity Jane on 'Deadwood,' and was on recent episodes of 'Private Practice' and 'The Mentalist.' She also appeared in the series 'Life' and the film 'Synecdoche, New York.'

Titus WelliverTitus Welliver

'Lost' Character: The Man in Black, Jacob's island nemesis and the infamous Black Smoke Monster. The MiB is allegedly trapped on the island and represents Evil Incarnate. He is able to take on other human forms, and is now stuck in the body of John Locke, attempting to kill off the remaining Candidates to take over Jacob's leadership.
Where He Is Now: A heavily bearded Welliver played Swearengen's smarter henchman Silas on 'Deadwood,' and he is currently appearing on 'The Good Wife.' He will be appearing in the pilot of the new ABC series 'True Blue' along with fellow 'Lost' alum Eric Lange (Radzinsky).

Thursday, May 13, 2010


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Congrats to my all time favorite soap opera "Genral Hospital" for nabbing 18 well deserved Emmy Awards nominations.  The ABC soap has won outstanding drama series more times than any other show. If anyone is counting and I am the number is 10.

I have watched and loved this soap opera for more than twenty years.  General Hospital abilty to never bore and stray into the absurdity that most soap operas tend to do is what makes this show a must see if you are a fan of the genre.  Now don't get wrong there is plenty of lying,backstabbing,crying, deaths and sleeping with the wrong people, I mean it is a soap opera..

My only issue with yesterdays announcement was the lack of acknowledgement shown to the amazing cast.  The absents of the magnificent Laura Wright(Carly) and Steve Burton(Jason) was very disapointing, but I am still happy for the other nominees from the show. I also feel that the show should have received a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series Writing category.

 A win by Drew Garrett (Michael) in the outstanding younger actor category will be quite interesting, considering his surprise firing and eventual replacement by Chad Duell.

Here are the major soap categories. (The full list of nominations can be found here.)

 Outstanding Drama SeriesAll My Children, ABC
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
General Hospital, ABC
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Crystal Chappell, Guiding Light
Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless
Maura West, As the World Turns
Sarah Brown, General Hospital
Bobbie Eakes, All My Children

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
Jon Lindstrom, As the World Turns
Michael Park, As the World Turns
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless
James Scott, Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Beth Chamberlin, Guiding Light
Julie Pinson, As the World Turns
Carolyn Hennesy, General Hospital
Arianne Zucker, Days of Our Lives
Bree Williamson, One Life to Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless
Bradford Anderson, General Hospital
Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital
Ricky Paull Goldin, All My Children
Brian Kerwin, One Life to Live

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless
Marnie Schulenburg, As the World Turns
Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives
Shelley Hennig, Days of Our Lives
Julie Berman, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Drew Tyler Bell, The Bold and the Beautiful
Drew Garrett, General Hospital
Dylan Patton, Days of Our Lives
Scott Clifton, One Life to Live
Zack Conroy, Guiding Light

Outstanding Drama Series Directing
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live

Outstanding Drama Series Writing
All My Children
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless


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Comedy Central has cancelled "The Sarah Silverman Show" after three season on the air.

I must admit I was never a fan of this show, after watching  four or five episodes from season one I bailed and never returned.  The show just wasn't funny or entertaining to watch and I say this as a fan of Sarah Silverman.

The sitcom debuted in February 2007 as one of Comedy Central's biggest premieres to date and garnered itself a season two renewal.  After season two ended there was some behind the scenes drama when when executive producers Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, and Rob Schrab  threatened to quit after the network asked them to cut the TV show budget .   A deal was eventually cut with MTV's Logo channel to rerun the episodes and a third season was announced.

However, it took a year for the series to return and the ratings suffered, which prompted the network to move the show from its 10:30pm to midnight. This move I am sure marked the beginning of the end of the show.

Are you sad to see "The Sarah Silverman Program go?


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Kelly Rowland of Destiny Child fame has been replaced by international supermodel Iman on Bravo's "The Fashion Show".

Iman will join designer Isaac Mizrahi for hosting duties when the series returns later this year.

"We are happy to welcome Iman to the Bravo family," stated Frances Berwick, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Bravo Media. "Breaking barriers in the fashion industry, Iman is a true pioneer and her unparalleled credibility will inspire the contestants and be a perfect match to the always exciting, Isaac Mizrahi."

Bravo is currently holding open calls for fashion designers interested in competing in the second season of "The Fashion Show." Additional casting information for "The Fashion Show" is available at  Upcoming cities include:
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
450 W. 15th St.
NY, NY 10011
Formula Studio A and B

Date: Saturday May 22, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Location: Columbia College
The Conway Bldg.
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, 60605


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Fox has decided to renew "Lie to Me" and "Human Target" according to the Hollywood Reporter.  "Human Target" has been picked up a 13 episode second season."Lie To Me"  has also been renewed for a 13 episode  third season .

This news  comes as a surprise to some who thought that Fox would  choose one of the two, not both.
In addtioon to the renewals, Fox picked-up the police drama Ride Along (starring one of my favorites Jennifer Beals) and the con-man drama Midland (starring Jon Voight). The network has also ordered two comedies Traffic Light and Keep Hope Alive.


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These choices all represent familiar faces and memorable characters with emotional resonance and notable entrances/departures.

Andrea GabrielAndrea Gabriel
'Lost' Character:
Nadia, Sayid's lifelong love. From a daring rescue in Iraq to a tearful reunion after Oceanic Six rescue and a horrific hit-and-run death, Sayid and Nadia are the doomed version of Desmond and Penny. In the Flash Sideways, Nadia was married to Sayid's brother, and it remains to be seen if Sayid will ever live happily ever after with his Constant.
Where She Is Now: Gabriel started her career in episodes of soap operas like 'All My Children' and 'Another World.' She recently had a guest stint on 'House' and will appear in the pilot of the new TBS series 'In Security.'

Jon GriesJon Gries

'Lost' Character:
Roger Linus, Ben's miserable father and Dharma janitor. Forcing his son Benjamin to grow up on the island while he consumed Dharma beers and blamed him for the death of mother Emily, Roger was never a candidate for Father of the Year. Sayid shot young Ben during a time shift back to the 1970's Dharmaville, and Roger later shot Sayid when he tried to escape. In the Flash Sideways, Ben takes care of his father and they seem to have a far better relationship.
Where He Is Now: A regular on the now-defunct series 'The Pretender,' Gries appeared on 'Supernatural' and 'Cold Case' but will always be known as Uncle Rico from 'Napoleon Dynamite' (not to mention Lazlo in 'Real Genius').

Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg

'Lost' Character:
Seth Norris, the original and Flash Sideways pilot of Oceanic Flight 815. Although Frank Lapidus was supposed to captain that flight on Sept. 22, 2004, Norris was fated to fly that plane, crash on the island and be the first victim of the Black Smoke Monster.
Where He Is Now: In addition to his real-life role as J.J. Abrams' BFF, Grunberg plays Matt Parkman on 'Heroes' and is the drummer in a charitable jam band full of television stars called Band From TV. Grunberg rose to fame in 'Felicity' and 'Alias,' and recently joined the cast of the new NBC series 'Love Bites.'

Evan HandlerEvan Handler

'Lost' Character:
Dave, Hurley's imaginary friend from the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute. In season 2, Dave appeared on the island to play mind games with Hurley and convince him that everything that has happened is all in his head.
Where He Is Now: Handler, who co-stars in 'Californication' on Showtime, returns to the big screen soon as Charlotte's husband in 'Sex and the City 2.' He is also the author of the book 'It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive,' an autobiographical look at his successful journey to overcome acute leukemia.

Zeliko IvanekZeljko Ivanek

'Lost' Character:
Dr. Edmund Burke, Juliet's ex-husband. Before being literally thrown under the bus after Juliet's vocal wishful thinking ... and a little help from Richard Alpert and Ethan Rom ... Edmund wanted to share credit for Juliet's medical breakthrough. It is safe to say that Juliet's romantic choices drastically improved after that, from Goodwin to Sawyer.
Where He Is Now: Ivanek is a chameleon actor and and has recently appeared on 'Big Love' and 'Damages.' He is also part of the ensemble cast of the new NBC series 'The Event.'

Swoosie KurtzSwoosie Kurtz

'Lost' Character:
Emily Locke, John's mother. Teenage Emily abandoned John at birth, giving him up for adoption only to find him as an adult in order to scam him for a kidney donation to his long-lost father. In addition to Hurley and Libby, Emily Locke also spent time at the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, and was treated for schizophrenia.
Where He Is Now: Kurtz was on 'Sisters' for five seasons and played Lily Charles on 'Pushing Daisies.' She recently made a guest appearance on 'Chuck' and was just cast on the new Chuck Lorre show 'Mike and Molly,'

William MapotherWilliam Mapother
'Lost' Character:
Ethan Rom, Claire's kidnapper and the last known baby to be conceived on the island and survive the birth. Parents Horace and Amy Goodspeed were in the Dharma Initiative, but at some point during his later teenage years, Ethan broke away to be with Ben and the Others. He became a surgeon and was tasked with kidnapping Oceanic 815 crash survivor Claire because she was pregnant, but lost his life after her friends refused to let him take her for a second time.
Where He Is Now: Mapother gained acclaim in the independent film 'In the Bedroom' and was recently in episodes of both 'Human Target' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' He was in 'The Burrowers' with his Dharma dad Doug Hutchison. And yes, Mapother happens to be Tom Cruise's cousin.

Cheech MarinCheech Marin

'Lost' Character:
David Reyes -- Hurley's dad. While he abandoned his son at a young age, he resurfaced after Hurley won the lottery and attempted to reconnect. David helped Hurley and Sayid when they were in danger after being rescued as two of the Oceanic Six.
Where He Is Now: One half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Marin was recently in Robert Rodriguez's 'Grindhouse' along with Jeff Fahey, and will also appear in Rodriguez's film 'Machete.'

Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino

'Lost' Character:
Jacob, the island's spiritual leader. Although the epic battle between Jacob and the Man in Black has been toted as good vs. evil, it is still unclear exactly which side Jacob is playing ... even from the great beyond. He was killed by Ben Linus at the behest of the Man in Black (in the form of dead John Locke, his newly acquired body and soul). At various points in the lives of those on Oceanic 815, Jacob visited a select few to make contact and ensure that they follow their destiny. One of them will be the final Candidate, and replace him as the island's true leader.
Where He Is Now: Pellegrino played Rita's ex-husband on 'Dexter' and recently appeared on 'The Mentalist.' In juicy opposition to his current role on 'Lost,' Pellegrino is Lucifer on 'Supernatural.'