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VIDEO: Cheers: Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses, Part 2

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Question: I rely on your advice for new shows, so is The Following worth watching? I love Kevin Bacon, but I have given up on The Mentalist because of the whole Red John thing. If they had laid that to rest when it appeared that they did, I would still be watching. It seems like this new show will be very similar, but I haven't heard enough to make a decision. What do you think? — Tom

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Review: Exit The Closer, Enter Major Crimes

One of the things I'll miss most about Brenda Leigh Johnson is her sweet tooth: that secret compulsion and most shameful addiction indulged by the Deputy Chief of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division whenever she reaches for that overstuffed top desk drawer, a Pavlovian response to the nerve-wracking stress of her high-profile job. In a more typical L.A. crime story, the hard-driving boss reveals a weakness for booze. With Brenda, it's the soothing waft of chocolate when she peels back the foil from a Ding Dong, savoring the guilty pleasure.

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And So It Goes
Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia: Love To Eat
Doc Hollywood

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Year Title Description
2014 And So It Goes Movie, Actor - Claire
2009 Julie And Julia Movie, Actor - Irma Rombauer
2007 The Mist Movie, Actor - Irene
2002 The Rising Place Movie, Actor - Ruth Wilder
2001 Four Hands, One Heart TV Show Series, Narrator

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Matt's TV Week in Review: New Year's Edition

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.
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Tuesday in Review: Work It Doesn't, See Jane Yawn

Some like it hot, but more like it funny. By either or any standard, ABC's atrocious Work It fails miserably.
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Parenthood Casts Closer Actress as Great-Grandma Braverman

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... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Closer Gets Another Christmas Present

Jeers to the Screen Actors Guild Awards for overpraising The Closer.

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Christmas Gets Closer

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... read more


Outland [VHS Tape] (1991) Sean Connery; Peter Boyle; Frances Sternhagen
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