Mary McDonnell, Michael Paul Chan, G.W. Bailey
Our summer season comes to an end with what many of us believe is the best episode of Major Crimes so far. I won't go into a long explanation here about the difference between spree killers and serial killers except to say that, usually, spree killers are much more impulsive and lack an exit strategy, while serial killers mainly want to get away with it. Consider the differences between Andrew Cunanan, who buckled under stress and then murdered his way across the United States, and the Zodiac Killer, who has yet to be found.
This week, Breaking Bad was reimagined as a romantic comedy and the cast and crew took fans behind the scenes of last Sunday's premiere episode, "Blood Money." Ashton Kutcher gave an inspiring speech at the Teen Choice Awards, andElisabeth Moss and Melissa Gorga demonstrated their knowledge of TV theme songs on Watch What Happens: Live. A couple also broke the news of their pregnancy to a grandmother-to-be in the best way possible. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Americans like their privacy.
Yes, here we go again with another episode of Major Crimes that was written and produced before a big news story took over the front pages and, once again, I remind our viewers that the show is not about politics. I don't know whether having informers and wires and cameras everywhere is a good or a bad idea, though I will express some pity for those tasked with analyzing American e-mails: after reading the first one hundred explanations of why spouses cheat on each other, I am pretty sure you have read them all. Even sex in the Twitterverse - lit up by pictures of politicians in various states of undress — begins to seem banal after so much...overexposure. Personally, I think a nonporous wall between our public and personal lives is a good idea, and that protections afforded our privacy by the Constitution are central to American liberty. But we live in a complicated age...
Doris Roberts and G.W. Bailey
My first order of business in previewing the next episode of Major Crimes is to thank Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts and Marion Ross for lifting this entry of our series onto the list of our most memorable. Our entire cast of regulars was thrilled to host these legends from, respectively, McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show, Breaking Away and Grace Under Fire, Barney Miller and Firefly, Remington Steele and Everybody Loves Raymond, and Happy Days and Brooklyn Bridge. Also appearing, the dynamic Paul McCrane (of E.R. fame), as an ICE agent with a curious (one might even say horrifying) hobby.
Now to write just a few words about our story, which revolves around an all-too-familiar aspect of an individual's identity. To state the obvious (I am a television writer, after all!), people change...
Below you can find all the scoop on ABC's new and returning shows from the Television Critics Association fall TV previews...
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This week, Kristen Chenoweth weighed in on the Anthony Weiner scandal through song, Chelsea Handler wondered whether she should be insulted by her guest-starring role on Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, and a disabled puppy achieved the impossible. Elsewhere, The Lumineers and other artists covered classic songs for the Grammy Hall of Fame, and a children's choir recorded a stunning take on Crystal Castles' "Untrust Us" at London's famed Abbey Road Studios. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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Kearran Giovanni, G.W. Bailey
When we began breaking stories around the theme of identity this season, no one ever thought we would be plumbing such dark and disturbing places inside the collective unconscious. Yet our next episode of MAJOR CRIMES dives further into the bottomless waters of the human psyche than we have ever gone before, sinking quickly past the (relatively) more common sins of murder, racial prejudice ...