Scorpion is not The Big Bang Theory, but it doesn't mind comparisons to CBS' wildly popular hit comedy.
After all, both series seem to share the same DNA: Socially awkward nerds get help relating to the world from a beautiful waitress who joins their group. "The truth is while breaking the show and the characters and coming up with ideas that kind of all came together, it was brought up at some point by someone at CBS who said, 'Oh, wow, this is like Big Bang Theory in the field," executive producer Nick Santora said during the Television Critics Association fall previews. "And so I went, 'Yeah, it is.' [I was] smart enough to fake it and lie."
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Eddie Kaye Thomas was forced to call 911 on an unruly houseguest who pulled a knife on the actor and barricaded herself in his Los Angeles home, E! News reports.
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Bryan Greenberg and Lake Bell
Viewers may recognize him from more lighthearted fare like One Tree Hill and October Road, but these days Bryan Greenberg is hustling as a fashion-school dropout on HBO's new series How to Make it in America (Sun, 10/9c). Greenberg, who calls the series "very timely with the economy," talked to TVGuide.com about why he responded to the project and how his musical background affects his roles.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved in the show?
Bryan Greenberg: I actually knew Ian Edelman, the creator of the show, through basketball and a mutual friend, but I had no idea he was...
Eddie Kaye Thomas by Scott Schafer/Fox
'Til Death's Eddie Kaye Thomas is a fiancé with a furry problem in Nature of the Beast, an ABC Family movie debuting Oct. 21 as part of the cabler's "13 Nights of Halloween".... HBO has acquired Molotov's Dispatches in Search of the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey, a documentary about the virtual online world.... ABC has ordered a script for The Fixer, a pilot about "the most powerful woman in New York City" (à la Jodie Foster's Inside Man character).... CMT will premiere this October I Want to Look Like a High School Cheerleader, in which Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders trainer Jay Johnson whips 10 women back into pompom-shaking shape.... Starz has started production on Hollywood Residential, a comedy about a faltering home-makeover show.... FX has set an Oct. 30 launch for Season 5 of Nip/Tuck.
This weeks episode of 'Til Death is called The Bachelor Party. Eddie (Brad Garrett) finds out that Jeff (Eddie Kaye Thomas) never had a bachelor party and decides to throw him one. So Eddie, Jeff, Cofeld (Anthony Anderson) and Stan (Jerry Lambert) go out to a strip club to celebrate Jeffs bachelorhood even though hes been married to Steph (me) for six months.So when I walked in Monday morning for the table read, I couldnt help but notice that the set of our strip club was fully equipped with a beautiful, shiny brass pole, situated at the end of a glossy black catwalk. On a whole third of our stage, a large and well-appointed strip club had been expertly replicated by our fantastic Til Death set-design and set-decoration team. The club is called Flesh Gardens.We did the table read and it went great the script is fantastic but secretly there was a part of me that couldn't stop thinking about the stripper pole. I just ...
Candace Kroslak, American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Premiering today on DVD, American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile upholds the franchise's legacy for overdoing outrageousness by following Erik Stifler, a younger cousin of the original films' Steve (Seann William Scott), and a virgin above all else — unheard of within the clan of bad boys. As Erik braves college and an annual event called the Naked Mile (in which the student body's collective bare body streaks 'cross campus), he draws the interest of comely coed Brandy, played by Candace Kroslak. TVGuide.com quizzed Kroslak about the Pie series' juiciest (and unrated) entry.
TVGuide.com: So how are you summing up Brandy for prospective American Pie 5 viewers?Candace Kroslak: She's pretty much the college sorority girl t
There was a comment left on last week's blog that it should be a requirement to be married to review this show. Well hey, I'm engaged so that will have to count for now. I can certainly relate to a diamond ring in the middle of a cantaloupe, though. I mean, I shoved it deep inside a watermelon when I proposed and that worked out well. OK, I'm just kidding about that ? it was actually a pineapple. Seriously though, most of you seem to think this show is crap. For some reason I think it's getting funnier. Maybe I'm demented (and maybe so are the four of you who said you liked it last week, too), but I think the five of us are right. This is really a quality comedy if you like lowbrow put-downs for 30 minutes. How about Eddie throwing the engagement ring at Joy? When she complains about the ring hitting her in the boob he compares it to "pitching softball to a slow kid." Ha. The way he proposed the first time around was better, though ? straight out of Top Gun when he asked her to "rid...
Here are several updates on stuff I reported in this week's Ask Ausiello as well as some new scoops mixed in. Enjoy! I can now confirm that Marlee Matlin has signed on to appear in 11 episodes of Showtime's The L Word. The deal just closed and, even though this drama is so far off my radar it's virtually undetectable, I wanted to bring you the official word ASAP. The Oscar winner will play a deaf artist who takes a shine to Jennifer Beals' Bette. She'll first show up in the fourth-season premiere in January. Speaking of shows I probably should be watching, Disney's teen phenom Hannah Montana has reeled in a pretty big fish. I'm told Dolly Parton will make a guest appearance this summer. I'm not sure who she's playing, but very reliable sources say her character will have huge knockers. Regarding the fate of The King of Queens, another source told me yesterday that "the show is definitely dead." Still no confirmation from CBS. My Eric Balfour mole (yes, I now have a mole assigned sp...
Onetime West Winger Matthew Perry stars on Aaron Sorkin's Strip.
Television's new fall lineups won't be unveiled until May, but Hollywood is already making predictions about which pilots will become full-fledged shows. Here are some projects that are generating heat.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip NBC has penciled in this drama from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin about the backstage doings of a famous sketch-comedy show à la Saturday Night Live. Sorkin's mighty pen, and a cast that
Jesse Bradford (Happy Endings) will star in the ABC drama Twenty Questions, about a State Department newbie who uncovers a major conspiracy.... Should Crumbs crumble, Eddie McClintock will join Bruno Campos in NBC's comedy about brothers on opposite sides of the law.... Colm Meaney and Sarah Jones will appear in ABC's David James Elliott-fronted Sixty Minute Man.... Gerald McRaney will star in CBS' postapocalyptic drama Jericho.... Eddie Kaye Thomas has newcomer Kat Foster for a wife in Fox's 'Til Death.... Justina Machado and Scott Holroyd will helm the NBC comedy Alpha Mom.... and Michael Cassidy and Amber Heard will copilot CW's Kevin Williamson-penned drama Palm