If American Idol were an 18-wheeler, then Breaking In would be the Mini Cooper drafting behind it.
The new Fox comedy starring Christian Slater broke out of the gate with 9.88 million people tuning in ...
Bret Harrison, Christian Slater
Seriously Fox, you picked Running Wilde over this? Dag.
Last night, Breaking In, the show that was bumped from the fall lineup by that waste of Will Arnett, finally made it to the air and was able to do in 30 minutes what Wilde barely did in 13 episodes: Entertain us.
Set around the inter-office antics of a ...
On a busy Wednesday of new TV, we hear a familiar sound. It's the numbing drum roll of broadcast-network mediocrity, which beats on into the late midseason as Fox offers up a new comedy titled Breaking In (9:30/8:30c). Because heaven forbid something might actually break out this year.
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This isn't a terrible show, because that might make it memorable. Instead, it falls into that category of being fairly clever without really being funny or all that amusing. A caper series with a high geek factor, Breaking In reminds me of those debates from Chuck's early days...
Christian Slater, Odette Annable, Bret Harrison and Alphonso McAuley
To many, Christian Slater will always be known for his dramatic work in films like Interview with the Vampire and True Romance. But that wasn't the case for Breaking In co-creator and executive producer Adam F. Goldberg.
"I sat down with Christian and I basically told him, for me, I think of him as a comedian. Heathers, Very Bad Things, Pump Up the Volume — those are movies that I grew up on and that were really funny," Goldberg tells TVGuide.com. "He was in our top...
American Idol, Fringe
American Idol will move to Wednesdays and Thursdays next year as part of a major schedule revamp, Fox announced Friday.
Idol, previously on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will kick off its tenth season with two-hour season premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 20. The move allows Fox to leave ratings powerhouse Glee in its same Tuesdays-at-8/7c timeslot through the new year.
The new schedule also appears to renege Fox's announcement last May that the Idol results show would be cut from an hour to 30 minutes.
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In order to make room for Idol on Thursdays, Bones will relocate to 9/8c, while Fringe will move to...
Fox has picked up the Christian Slater comedy Breaking In for midseason, Deadline reports.
The network has ordered seven episodes of the single-camera workplace comedy, which is set...
Christian Slater has been cast as the lead in Fox's untitled comedy pilot about a group of computer hackers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Forgotten and Raising the Bar stars join ABC drama
Slater, who will also serve as the pilot's producer, will play a charismatic renegade, who is the leader of group of twentysomething geniuses who crack security systems...
The last time we saw Christian Slater on TV, he was doing double duty as the good guy and the bad guy on the short-lived Jekyll-and-Hyde drama My Own Worst Enemy. In his new show, The Forgotten, Slater takes a complete 180 to tell the story of a former Chicago police detective and his volunteer group, who solve the cases of unexplained disappearances and unidentified homicide victims. The show might seem like just another crime procedural, but there's more heart and more at stake thanks to Slater's character, Alex Donovan, a man still reeling from his 8-year-old daughter's disappearance two years ago. In an interview with TVGuide.com, Slater tells us about the behind-the-scenes tears, the gravitas involved and the unsung heroes behind The Forgotten.
Larry David, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Meg Ryan and Christian Slater will be among the A-list guest stars on Curb Your Enthusiasm's fall season. In other HBO news, True Blood, Entourage and Hung will all be back next summer.
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Curb, which last saw the light of day nearly two years ago, returns for a seventh season on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c, the network announced at the fall TV previews in Los Angeles. In addition to the previously announced...
Christian Slater replaces Rupert Penry-Jones
Christian Slater has signed on to The Forgotten, a new ABC crime drama from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22 (leading out of the Dancing with the Stars results show), The Forgotten revolves around ...