With back-to-back Sundays devoted to the Super Bowl and the Grammys, CBS has enjoyed a spectacular February so far. This Sunday, the only week in February with no major TV event — next Sunday belongs to ABC and the Oscars — the network's ratings will no doubt come back down to earth. But two of CBS' Emmy-winning crown jewels take center stage, and in one case shouldn't be missed.
Hitting the 300-episode benchmark is an impressive achievement for any series, but by the standards of the Law & Order franchise, SVU still has a ways to go before it approaches, let alone overtakes, the longevity of the still-missed mothership, which clocked more than 450 hours before NBC's abrupt pulling of the plug two years ago.
There will soon be a new face in the Department of Justice on The Good Wife.
New Adventures of Old Christine star Hamish Linklater has landed a guest spot on the CBS legal drama that could potentially turn into a recurring role, TVLine reports.
Off the Map's Mamie Gummer, The New Adventures of Old Christine's Hamish Linklater and Smash's Brian D'Arcy James will guest-star on The Big C this season, Showtime announced Friday.
Gummer and Linklater will play a young couple ...
Interesting episode title and interesting episode. And by interesting I mean excellent, as usual.I like that we spent some serious time with Olive this week. I know many of you love her, and tonight we got a little glimpse into Olives past. Since shes so short 4' 11" to be exact it would make sense that she was a jockey in a former life. Shes one of the sports best and brightest until a tragic accident brings her career to an end. When Olives jockey friends start going to that big racetrack in the sky, Olive knows she needs Emersons help to discover whats really going on. Shes afraid the ghost of John Joseph Jacobs (Hamish Linklater) is returning to kill every jockey who crossed the finish line in the race that cost him his life. Turns out his witchy (with a b) mother (Barbara Barrie) has been impersonating him on a horse that breathes fire, no less to revenge the earnings and glory her son lost in that race...
Question: Can you please explain to me why Two and a Half Men garnered as many Emmy nods as it did? I tried watching an episode and couldn't even make it through the full 30 minutes! I mean no offense to Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor or Conchata Ferrell, but are we supposed to believe that all four turned in Emmy-worthy performances? I can see why the show has viewers (it's an easy, no-thinking-required program), but all the Emmy attention has me totally perplexed. The show is like macaroni and cheese: comforting and dependable, but you don't give it a gold ribbon. I guess I'm lashing out because Gilmore Girls was consistently ignored, while shows I see as dreck receive accolades. So, Matt, if you could please enlighten me about this issue, I'd really appreciate it — it's just not healthy to be this angry about a TV show.
Answer: This one doesn't bother me so much. I think there should be room on the list for at least one traditionally produced comedy (as in: filmed
I love Hamish Linklater and find him irresistibly adorable, so any time hes on screen is a joy. Tonights episode was particularly enjoyable for me (and fellow Matthew fans), because we got to see him outside of Christines world and in his own social environment. We also got to see Christine in Matthews social environment. The result was a fresh look at this quirky brother-sister relationship, and Christines epiphany that maybe she didnt focus enough on her brother. The episode started with Christine and Matthew at Red Lobster. Christine is working early hours at the gym, so her clock is off. Matthew admits hes not hungry because he ate lunch earlier. When Christine questions him about it, he looks around and announces that its 4:30 in the afternoon, and hes not sure theyre even open. (Helpful hint: eating at Red Lobster at 4:30 does, in fact, avoid the crowds and long waits, even if it makes you feel slightly ag...
Some random TV thoughts:Each week since its overly somber premiere, ABC's Brothers & Sisters has improved, slowly becoming a more entertaining, if not yet compelling, family drama. The most recent episode, involving a series of eventful dates for most of the major characters, had a mostly deft light touch, showing (I think) the influence of Everwood's Greg Berlanti on the creative direction of the show.It's becoming a more suitable companion for Desperate Housewives, which also has improved from last season's doldrums. Housewives is still far from perfect, but give me some Edie Britt bitchiness, a little manipulative scheming from Bree and several mysterious twists (why was Mike Delfino's phone number etched in ink on the season's mystery corpse?), and I'm relatively satisfied. I can even get past the tiresome Gabby-Carlos feuding and Nora meddling in the indifferently plotted Lynette-Tom story line. (Did you notice, by the way, a walk-on by Who Wants to Be a Superhero's Major V...