How Murray Saved Christmas
Tis the season for holiday TV specials, but classic characters like Rudolph and Frosty will have some company this year when NBC premieres the hour-long animated How Murray Saved Christmas on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8/7c.
The Good Wife is adding a bit of Bluth for Season 5.
Jeffrey Tambor, best known as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development, will guest-star in...
Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
Who's that heroic looking interloper muscling into Beckett and Castle's turf? That would be former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar, guesting in a tense two-parter as a fed who takes over a murder investigation that exposes a conspiracy with calamitous implications for the city. (Sounds like a job for Jack Bauer, but those days are over.) In other sweeps stunt-casting news, over on CBS's Hawaii Five-0 in the same hour, Danno's brother comes to paradise, a hedonistic Wall Street broker played by comedian Dane Cook. A mad bomber is also on the loose, which might actually be a welcome diversion if Cook tries to do stand-up.
The Good Wife (Tuesday, 10/9c, CBS)
The great guest stars keep coming, but at least one represents a welcome comeback: Gary Cole reprising his role as Diane's ruggedly handsome and politically opposite sometimes-beau Kurt McVeigh. The ballistics expert returns as her client, after he's sued over testimony he gave in the murder trial of a newly exonerated cop killer. Also on deck in this busy episode: Jerry Stiller as a narcoleptic judge, and Ugly Betty's America Ferrera as the illegal nanny of Peter's campaign rival Wendy Scott-Carr, which puts her on Eli Gold's radar.
In another story ripped straight from the headlines, America Ferrera joins The Good Wife for an upcoming three-episode arc. Ferrera, who first appears in the 15th episode, will play a college student who is an undocumented alien and wants to become an American citizen. "She's only known America, and she may be exposed as undocumented. [The story deals with] what ...
America Ferrera, Jerry Stiller
America Ferrera is heading to The Good Wife for three episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 26-year-old actress will join the CBS drama as Natalie, a graduate student who catches the eye of the much-older Eli (Alan Cumming), Peter's campaign manager. This will be the first post-Ugly Betty gig for the Emmy winner.
Sarah Palin, Kate Gosselin
Our top TV moments of the week:
11. Worst Delivery: During the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon jokes that there's a name missing from the list of TV drama actress contenders: hers. "I'm confident Angie Harmon is in there for Rizzoli & Isles," she says. "I said it," co-announcer Rosario Dawson says, playing along. "Yeah, that's totally fine. It's fine," Harmon says. Crickets.
10. Most Feel-Good Moment: Just when The Sing-Off's Jerry Lawson and the Talk of the Town put on their...
Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara and Ben Stiller
Get ready to meet Ben Stiller's parents — online.
The actor has teamed up with Yahoo! to produce an Internet series featuring his parents, comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, commenting on current affairs, Yahoo! Chief Marketing Officer Elisa Steele told Britain's The Guardian.
"Ben had a great idea, he started to talk to us and it was a good fit with Yahoo!" Steele said. "We intend to launch ...
Leah Remini and Kevin James, The King of Queens
CBS' The King of Queens — which presents its series finale tonight at 9 pm/ET — ruled as long as Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond. Abdicating after nine seasons, Kevin James will match Jerry's and Ray's marks for longevity, even if King never achieved the same critical or ratings success. "We were TV's bitch," says cocreator David Litt. Still, flying under the radar had its benefits. "It helped us because the network let us do our own thing," James says. "We were the litt
Two and a Half Men
9:10 am The session begins, and with Charlie Sheen up there like a sitting duck, I'm bummed that the first question isn't, "So, why did Denise dump you?" Does that make me a bad person? I think it does.
9:19 "We have to have fart jokes [on the show]," reasons Sheen's TV mom, the regal Holland Taylor, "because everyone in the cast farts constantly." Tee-hee. Holland Taylor said "farts."
9:25 A reporter asks another question that isn't, "I have to ask: You. Denise. What's the deal there, huh?" Bummer.
9:40 Scoop! Charlie confirms that his real-life pa, Martin Sheen, will guest-star this season.
9:45 Speaking on behalf of chiropractors everywhere, a reporter informs Jon Cryer — who plays a back-cracker on Men — that "they love the fact that you're giving them a face."