Tuesday, November 30, 2010


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 Amy Ryan is returning to "The Office" as Holly Flax, the awkward HR employee for seven episodes starting Thursday, December 9.

Her character will return as a favor to Michael from Kathy Bates's CEO character , after he took the public relations heat in a Dunder-Mifflin scandal.

Since Carell has announced that this season will be his last one, maybe with the return of Holly, Michael Scott will finally get his happy ending.

Monday, November 29, 2010


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 TBS has pulled the plug on its veteran comedy "My Boys" after four seasons.
No specific reason was given for the decision, which was confirmed to the various trade publications this afternoon.

Back-to-back episodes (serving as its de facto finale) drew a modest 784,000 viewers this past Sunday - including a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.

The news comes after a storied summer for co-stars Jordana Spiro and Kyle Howard - who had been attached to NBC's "Love Bites" and "Perfect Couples," respectively - but were let go due to their first position status on "My Boys."

Howard was ultimately replaced by Kyle Bornheimer while Spiro's character was written out as part of an overall revamp to "Bites."

Thursday, November 18, 2010


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AMC has decided to cancel the conspiracy thriller after just one season.

"Rubicon" gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we're proud of the series," AMC said in a statement. "This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team." critically acclaimed but low rated conspiracy  thriller after just one season.

 I pretty much bailed on "Rubicon" around the 5th episode, due to its inability in my opinion to move the story along.  "Rubicon" was also a very hard series to get excited to watch, due to its somber subject matters and dreary settings. I swear I don't think I remember ever seeing one character laugh and this  is coming from a person who watches "Criminal Minds" every week.

 The 13th and final episode aired on October 17th


ABC Press Release

President and Mrs. Obama will sit together for a Thanksgiving visit in a joint interview with Barbara Walters, airing as a one-hour special, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC's "20/20," the day after the holiday.

In addition to focusing on some of the major challenges facing the President today, part of the conversation will be a discussion of how the whole family reacted to the President's political reversal. This interview will be Mrs. Obama's first since the mid-term elections. The special marks the second time the President and First Lady have sat for a joint interview with Ms. Walters; the first was November of 2008, immediately following the presidential election. The interview will be conducted in the White House on Tuesday, November 23.


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Lifetime Television has renewed series "Army Wives" and "Drop Dead Diva" for their fifth and third seasons.  Both shows are scheduled to return 2011 with 13 all new episodes.

I am not a 'Army Wives" watcher, but I am a fan of "Drop Dead Diva", so I very happy to hear this bit of news.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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 Rob Lowe ("Brothers & Sisters," "The West Wing") will become a new series regular on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," reprising his former guest-starring role as energetic state auditor Chris Traeger when the comedy series returns in mid-season 2010-11.

"I am beyond thrilled that Rob will be joining the cast for more episodes," said Mike Schur, co-creator and executive producer. "I have truly come to value his fashion sense, grooming habits and workout tips. Also, he is hilarious, and adds a wonderful dimension to the cast. But really, it's the workout tips."


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Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, who portrayed Detective Robert Goren and  Detective Alexandra Eames on Dick Wolf's hit USA Network series LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT for eight seasons, will return for the tenth and final season.

USA will air eight the new episodes beginning in 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010


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Last week marked the 10th anniversary of 'Ed,' which certainly has a plum spot on our list of great shows that were canceled too soon. The fine dramedy that revolved around a barrister/bowling alley proprietor and his quirky fellow Stuckeyville-ians premiered on NBC on Oct. 8, 2000. And though its four seasons whizzed by all too quickly, we can't say we hardly knew ye, 'Ed' ... in fact, we knew ye, and loved ye, quite well.

From Ed's outrageous bets with BFF Mike (Josh Randall) and his long-running romantic dance with high school crush Carol Vessey (Julie Bowen) to the, ahem, industrious Phil (Michael Ian Black) and adorkable Warren (Justin Long) and the revelation that was the funny, charming and adorkable Tom Cavanagh as the titular Ed Stevens, 'Ed' was a delight for every one of its 83 episodes, and culminated in the wacky and wonderful series finale wedding of Ed and Carol.
To celebrate the 'Ed'-ness, here's a little catch-up guide to what the show's stars have been up to since the February 2004 finale:

Tom CavanaghTom Cavanagh
Ed Stevens
Cavanagh, the Canadian actor who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Ed, hasn't had much luck in getting another TV show to stick around, but he does continue to be in demand on the tube. Post-'Ed,' he starred in another cult fave, but short-lived, dramedy with CBS' 'Love Monkey' and the admittedly underwhelming TNT advertising drama 'Trust Me," but he also made scene-stealing guest appearances on 'Eli Stone' and as J.D.'s slacker older bro in a recurring, Emmy-worthy 'Scrubs' guest gig. He also starred in the buzzed-about ABC pilot 'Edgar Floats,' which lost its buzz after most of the cast, including Cavanagh, was replaced, and on the big screen, he was the dad in the movie adaptation of the beloved kids book 'How to Eat Fried Worms,' and plays Ranger Smith in the December 2010 'Yogi Bear' flick. He also returns to the tube next year, playing a golf pro in a guest spot on 'Royal Pains.'
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
Carol Vessey
After playing the eventual Mrs. Stevens on 'Ed,' Bowen played Jack's wife Sarah on 'Lost,' romanced Michael J. Fox and Mark Valley as an attorney on 'Boston Legal,' enjoyed cougar love with Hunter Parrish on 'Weeds' and earned her first Emmy nomination early this year for her role as wild child-turned-uptight mama Claire on 'Modern Family.'
Josh Randall
Mike Burton
Randall, who played Ed's doctor BFF Mike, has also been a busy TV bee post-'Ed,' including a memorable 'Scrubs' guest role of his own, as Jake, one of Elliott's boyfriends. He also played Jenna Elfman's love interest in the short-lived 2006 CBS comedy 'Courting Alex,' and has guest-starred on 'Lost,' 'Private Practice,' 'Men in Trees,' 'Pushing Daisies' and 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' and co-stars with Gary Cole in the upcoming movie 'A Good Funeral.'

Lesley Boone
Molly Hudson
Boone, who played the Stuckeyville High principal and Carol's BFF, has guest starred on 'Medium' and 'Higglytown Heroes,' and most recently played Carlos' employee and ex-lover Lucy on 'Desperate Housewives.'

Jana Marie Hupp
Nancy Burton

Hupp, who played Mike's wife, had been steadily working in Hollywood for more than a decade when she landed the role on 'Ed,' though since the show wrapped, her most notable TV appearance was in an episode of the (thankfully) departed ''Til Death.'

Michael Ian Black
Phil Stubbs
The State and Stella comedy troupes alum played Phil, Ed's Stuckeybowl employee who had a never-ending supply of get-rich-quick schemes. Since the show ended, Black (who replaced Donal Logue in the role of Phil) has starred in his own comedy series -- 'Stella' and 'Michael & Michael Have Issues' -- has guest-starred on 'Reno 911!' and 'Reaper,' written a book of humor essays ('My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face'), penned a children's book ('Chicken Cheeks: The Beginning of Ends') and, as a skilled poker player, has appeared on 'Celebrity Poker Showdown.' Next up, he stars in the Crackle.com star-packed comedy 'Backwash.'

Ed castJustin Long
Warren Cheswick

Aside from his famous Mac vs. PC commercials, Long has been mostly MIA on TV since 'Ed,' spending most of his time on the big screen and in tabloid magazines with on-again, off-again girlfriend Drew Barrymore. The duo has co-starred in flicks like 'He's Just Not That Into You' and the recent romantic comedy 'Going the Distance,' while Long has also had standout roles in 'Dodgeball.' 'Waiting ...' 'The Break-Up,' 'Accepted,' 'Die Hard 4' and provided the voice of Alvin in the 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' movies. He provides the voice of Humphrey in the current animated flick 'Alpha and Omega,' and, next up, he stars in the Robert Redford directed historical drama 'The Conspirator' and may return for 'Die Hard 5' in 2011.
Sadly, 10 years after its debut, fans are still waiting for 'Ed' to hit DVD, and, as has happened with many a TV show-on-DVD project, music rights seem to be among the pesky issues that have held up the release.

Last year, Cavanagh told an interviewer that both 'Ed' and 'Love Monkey' DVD releases were in the works. "That is in the works as we speak," he told a TV reporter in Michigan. "We don't want to, like, jam it down peoples' throats immediately ... we're trying to wait a nice decade before we can present that to the people who want it."
Well, it's officially a decade later now, so let's have those DVDs!
And for all other things 'Ed,' including a complete rundown of Ed and Mike's $10 bets, a guide to the show's music (several playlists on my iPod are made up of music I heard on 'Ed' and 'Gilmore Girls'), a list of Phil's schemes and the "Edcyclopedia," check out the ultimate 'Ed' resource, Stuckeyville.com.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010



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 MTV has decided to cancel the terribly boring "The City"  The reality show starring Whitney Port debuted in December  2008, and followed Port formerly of the California based reality series "The Hills" to New York City to pursue  her dream of becoming a fashion designer.


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 Covert Affairs has been picked up for a second season .  The spy drama stars Piper Perabo as a new CIA field agent. 



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Joanna Cassidy has joined the cast of ABC's new fall drama "Body of Proof".

Cassidy will appear in the third episode and the mother of Dana's Delany's medical examiner, Dr. Megan Hunt.

"I get this weird chill when I write scenes for the two of them, it's a wonderful dynamic," creator Christopher Murphey told TV Guide Magazine. "I think Megan and her mother have a wonderful back story that we will be basically mining over the first few episodes. You're going to be finding out a lot about Megan."

Body of Proof premieres Friday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on ABC.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


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Several woman have played the gun-toting assassin Nikita: first, Anne Parillaud in the original 1990 French film, then Bridget Fonda (as "Nina") in the 1993 American remake, 'Point of No Return' and now Hong Kong star Maggie Q., who is stepping into Nikita's deadly shoes for the new CW series which debuts tonight (9PM ET).

But the actress who embodied Nikita for the longest time remains Peta Wilson, star of the '90s series 'La Femme Nikita.'

'Nikita,' which was made in Canada and aired on the USA network, debuted in 1997 -- the same year as another series inspired by a movie about an ass-kicking babe, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' Wilson, along with Sarah Michelle Gellar, ruled the Internet: Beautiful blondes in love with brooding hunks? Who also kick ass? What wasn't to love?

With the new 'Nikita' debuting September 9, we thought we'd check in on what the old Section One crew has been doing since running their final mission in 2001.

Peta WilsonPeta Wilson
Then: Wilson was a model in her native Australia and in Europe before she moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to study acting. She scored small roles in films, but her big break was beating out 200 other would-be Nikitas for the role of the beautiful spy who works for the ultra-secret Section One and falls for emotionally unavailable fellow spy Michael.
Now: Since bidding farewell to Nikita, she played vampire Mina Harker in 2003's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentleman' and had a small role in 'Superman Returns' in 2006. She's slated to star in the upcoming 'Hellraiser: Revelations.'

Roy DupuisRoy Dupuis
Then: A superstar in Canada (especially among the French-speaking) thanks to several early '90s television roles and the 1991 film 'Being at Home With Claude.' He was introduced to American audiences with a supporting part in the 1995 sci-fi flick 'Screamers,' opposite Peter Weller. In '97, Dupuis landed the role of brooding Michael Samuelle, who had lost his first wife and was then forced to marry a terrorist's daughter as part of his undercover work. And you thought your romance had obstacles!
Now: Dupuis has continued to act steadily, portraying Canadian hockey legend Maurice Richard in the 2005 film 'The Rocket,' which earned him a Genie Award, Canada's equivalent of the Oscar. He also starred in 'Shake Hands With the Devil,' based on a UN official's experience during the Rwandan Genocide. He can currently be seen in the acclaimed French film 'Mesrine: Killer Instinct' as a prison associate of the legendary criminal, played by Vincent Cassel.

Alberta WatsonAlberta Watson
Then: Watson has specialized in playing intimidating authority figures, like the fearsome Madeline, who ran Section One with an iron fist and didn't approve of Nikita's emotional tendencies, especially her romance with Michael. Before that, Watson was best known for the movie 'Spanking the Monkey' as a bed-ridden mother who falls into an incestuous affair with her adult son (Jeremy Davies), a controversial role that both Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange reportedly turned down. She played a much softer role, that of a grieving mother, in Atom Egoyan's 'The Sweet Hereafter.' During 'Nikita's' second season, Watson underwent chemotherapy for lymphoma, which caused her to lose her hair; she wore wigs until her own hair grew back.
Now: Watson's most high-profile post-'Nikita' jobs include playing CTU director Erin Driscoll (the one with the schizophrenic daughter) for the fourth season of '24' and a supporting role in the Canadian series 'The Border' as the Minister of Public Safety. She also played Hansel's mom in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'

Eugene GlazerEugene Robert Glazer
Then: The enigmatic "Operations" was a formidable boss and frequent enemy to Nikita (and occasional lover to equally ice-cold Madeline.) But he showed he had a heart when he died trying to save Michael's son. Trivia: Glazer's real-life wife, Zenia Gratsos, appeared as Renee in the episode 'Hand to Hand.'
Now: Glazer appeared in Season 2 of '24' as Alexander Trepkos, who tried to start a war between the United States and three unnamed Middle Eastern nations in order to drive up oil prices. He's also guested on 'Charmed,' 'CSI: NY' and 'Cold Case.'

Matthew FergusonMatthew Ferguson
Then: Ferguson starred as Seymour Birkoff, Section One's resident computer genius. As the head of Communications, he supervised all missions in progress. He created a highly advanced artificial intelligence program to take his place, but once it became self-aware, sacrificed himself to stop it. Pre-'Nikita,' Ferguson earned several Genie Award nominations for roles in the films 'Love and Human Remains,' 'Eclipse' and 'Lilies.' He also had a small role in 'The English Patient.'
Now: Ferguson appeared in 'Earth: Final Conflict' in 2001, the Canadian sitcom 'An American in Canada' and the Philip Seymour Hoffman film 'Owning Mahowny.'

Don FrancksDon Francks
Then: Francks played the bandanna-ed Walter, the guy who supplied gadgets and weapons for Nikita's missions. One of Nikita's closest allies, he helped her conceal her relationship with Michael.His resume includes a turn opposite Fred Astaire in the 1968 musical 'Finian's Rainbow' and appearances on such seminal spy series as 'Mission: Impossible' and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Films roles include 'My Bloody Valentine' and 'Johnny Mnemonic.'
Now: The actor is described on Wikipedia as a "a drummer, poet, native nations champion, motorcyclist, author and peace activist," and is an honorary Cree under the name Iron Buffalo. He played "Hobo Joe" in 2007's Bob Dylan biopic 'I'm Not There,' and provided the voice of "Skunk" in in the Gene Simmons' animated series 'My Dad the Rock Star.' (He had provided the voice of Boba Fett in the infamous 'Star Wars Holiday Special' and Sabretooth in the '90s X-Men animated series.)

Carlo Rota
Then: A man of many names, he was known as Mick Schtoppel for the first four seasons, then as the mysterious, all-powerful Mr. Jones, but was really an actor hired as a decoy by the real Mr. Jones.
Now: Rota joined '24' for three seasons as Chloe O'Brian's British ex-husband Morris, a one-time MI-6 agent who returned to CTU during the events of Day 5. He also guested on 'White Collar,' 'SGU Stargate Universe' and 'Castle.' Since 2007, he has starred as Yasir on the CBC series 'Little Mosque on the Prairie,' a sitcom about a Muslim community in Canada.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


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Caprica has been cancelled by SYFY. The final five episodes of the second season will air sometime in the early part of 2011,
to complete the run the series.


Monday, November 1, 2010


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"Life Unexpected" is a great  show currently in its second season on the CW network that needs your support in order to earn a full season pickup. I am truly disappointed that so few people are watching.

 Since my last posting begging anybody and everybody to help save "Life Unexpected", the CW network has given full season pickups for "Hellcats" "Nikita and "One Tree Hill". Unfortunately "Life Unexpected" only received 2 additional scripts.  However, there is still hope and time to increase the ratings and get that full season pickup.

"Life Unexpected" airs every Tuesday night at 9pm. Please watch, and I guarantee you will love this show.

Check out the season 1 trailer below for a quick introduction to show and visit www.imdb.com


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ABC Family has decided to cancel freshman drama "Huge".  ABC originally ordered 10 episodes and decided not to pick up more.

The final episode aired August 30, 2010


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 NBC has given full season pickups for three of its freshman series The Event, Outsourced, and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline,” said NBC president Angela Bromstad. “We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.”

Although the pickups are not really a big surprise, it is also important to mention that none of the three series have performed exceptionally well in the ratings department, but NBC can't get rid of everything.

  No word yet on  NBC's two other fall shows Undercovers and Chase.

"Outlaw" is the only show NBC has cancelled this season

UPDATE:  NBC announced today the full pickup of "Chase and and"Chuck"