Sorry, Walden Schmidt fans. There's still no word if Two and a Half Men or Ashton Kutcher will be back for what would be the series' 10th season.
"I have no idea," Kutcher told fans ...
Chock it up to his induction into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. After a tumultuous year battling his former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, notoriously tight-lipped executive producer Chuck Lorre was in a decidedly chipper mood March 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, cracking Sheen jokes and spilling secrets about his show's upcoming plots.
Nearly four decades after they first sparred as Lou Grant and Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ed Asner and Betty White reunite on the March 14 episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. At Betty's recent 90th birthday bash, Ed, now 82, told me, "I play a man who spurned her." But unlike their flirtatious scenes back in the '70s, their Cleveland characters' ugly history was all business-related. Ed plays Jameson, "a country-club type who...
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Question: Why do successful shows tinker with what is already working? Rules of Engagement has become "The Timmy Show," and The Big Bang Theory has become a show about Penny, Bernadette and Amy. What gives? — Kelly
Matt Roush: The easiest way to answer this question is to state a pretty obvious fact of TV life: If you don't tinker, you risk growing stale. In this case, tinkering means ...
Question: I saw in the Biz column that NBC has not yet decided if they will renew Scrubs. So this leads to a series of questions: Why would a network that has a limited number of quality shows even think about letting one of them go off the air? If the show is struggling, why does NBC refuse to put it on Thursday, where it could become part of a great comedy lineup? Finally, if it isn't renewed by NBC, could it be picked up by ABC? I think I read that someone at ABC was part of the team that developed it for NBC. I really do hope it survives, because it is a shame to see shows go off the air that have some sense of originality and can actually make you laugh. Thanks for the time.
Answer: All are legitimate questions, and most have been asked repeatedly during a season when NBC often treated Scrubs, despite its Emmy nominations and general acclaim, as if it were toxic and contagious. We've speculated before that if NBC dropped Scrubs at this point, ABC might jump at it, given that the