Some thoughts on a few of the shows that got 2012 off to a (mostly) promising start. Which means I've already forgotten that ABC's grotesquely unfunny Work It exists — and if you thought that was bad, wait until you see (or better yet, don't) next week's comedy disasters: CBS' offensively stereotypical Rob and NBC's rancid hangover of a dud Are You There, Chelsea? But for now, let's accentuate the (mostly) positive.
Some like it hot, but more like it funny. By either or any standard, ABC's atrocious Work It fails miserably.
As if the Braverman clan wasn't big enough already, Frances Sternhagen has been cast as Zeek Braverman's mom on Parenthood, TVLine reports.
True Blood's Courtney Ford heads to Parenthood
A casting call for the part describes her as a sassy and...
Jeers to the Screen Actors Guild Awards for overpraising The Closer.
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The Yuletide episodes of The Closer are true standouts every season, and this one's got it all: holiday hilarity, family dysfunction and, of course, murder. The two-parter opens tonight at 9/8c on TNT with a death on Christmas Eve in a case that threatens to dash everybody's holiday plans. "Brenda [Kyra Sedgwick] and Raydor [Mary McDonnell] always fight to gain control of cases, but they're fighting to give this one away," says exec producer James Duff.
Things get even screwier after Brenda's parents (Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin) show up...