Whatever the male species did to deserve the recent run of lousy comedies that neuter them into a bland, whiny pudding — the trajectory of Man Up through Guys With Kids to CBS's new and painfully bland smarm-com We Are Men (8:30/7:30c) — can I just collectively say on behalf of the entire gender: We're sorry! Haven't we suffered enough?
Apparently not, because Men hits new lows in bromance abuse, cheapening the whole idea of "band of brothers" with its soggy account of male bonding at an apartment complex for jilted and/or unhappily divorced losers. The new kid on the block, Carter (Chris Smith), is left at the altar in a reverse-Graduate gag that's the cleverest part of the pilot. Such a milquetoast he makes How I Met Your Mother mensch Ted Mosby seem as dangerous as Ted Bundy, Carter is adopted by an unappealing threesome that includes middle-aged horndog Frank (Tony Shalhoub, slumming), sad sack Gil (Kal Penn, who's almost as hilarious here as he was as a wet blanket during HIMYM's dark period, which means not at all) and arrogant Stuart, overplayed by Jerry O'Connell, who parades around shirtless in a rainbow of Speedos that flaunt what some might call manhood. But they would be wrong.
These Men of no certain age and character aren't so much bad influences as terribly unfunny company.
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Sundance Channel's 2010-11 lineup will include more Brick City, some fashionable new reality shows and the network's first foray into scripted programming.
Carlos, a three-part miniseries about terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will kick off Sundance's slate of scripted series this fall. Edgar Ramirez (Che, Domino) stars as Carlos, who's currently serving a life sentence for the killings of two French agents and their informant in 1975.
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Other scripted series in development include Triple Crossing, a crime drama set in South America; The Clinic, a suspense thriller set in the near future; Fear of Flying, based on Erica Jong's novel; and Shutterbabe, which chronicles ...
Isabella Rossellini doesn't know what we can learn from the sex lives of sea creatures, and she isn't particularly worried about it.
"People are so human-centric," she laughs in a recent interview about Green Porno 2, the second in a series of films she writes, directs and stars in this month on the Sundance Channel.
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I miss seeing Jack and Juliet together on Lost. Is there anything to look forward to? — Maria
MATT: It's a good thing spring has sprung, because, I am sad to say, it looks like you won't have any "Jacket" to keep you warm. When I asked Elizabeth Mitchell about what's ahead for Juliet and Jack, she said, "We very rarely have anything to do together anymore, but we do have a few moments, and they are very rich and full." So get while the getting is good, 'shippers.
Are CSI's Wendy and Hodges ever going to get more face time? Together? — Angelic
TIM: They will indeed. In a Battlestar-studded April episode, as they investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention, Wendy and Hodges discover their mutual love ...