Kathy Griffin's televised skewering of the royal wedding, Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding, will air the same day as the nuptials, Friday, April 29, at 8/7c on the TV Guide Network. The self-appointed Princess of Inappropriate took a few minutes to fill us in on the dressed-down vibe of her Take, the expert panel that will accompany her and why Prince William's male-pattern baldness does nothing to thwart his hotness...
All four living former U.S. presidents will come together for NBC's special All Together Now: A Celebration of Service, the network announced Thursday.
George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will honor the importance of American service and volunteerism. It will also include...
Per Variety, Bradley Cooper will topline Clive Barker's Midnight Train, playing a photographer on the trail of a New York City subway-based serial killer.... Jonathan Demme is lensing He Comes in Peace, a documentary about Jimmy Carter, as the former president embarks on a book tour he started last month.... Pedro Almodovar's next film, El Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) will (surprise!) star Penelope Cruz, and "be totally different from my previous 16 [films]," he tells a Spanish daily. "It's a very tough story about revenge."
Michael Davis and Mark Nollinger, two dads who write and edit the family page for TV Guide, got to talking recently about the state of teen TV, the importation of Canadian angst, bikini shows and snow parkas.
Michael Davis: What do you think is the best show for teens on TV? My favorite, Everwood, got killed when WB merged with UPN to form CW. So CW is dead to me, even though it hasn't signed on yet.
Mark Nollinger: Yeah, it's too bad about Everwood. I think Smallville and Veronica Mars are pretty cool, too. But speaking as a parent, my favorite show — for older teens, anyway — isn't aimed at teens at all:
Question: Do you remember a show with, I think, the guy from Highway to Heaven and a black actor that was sort of a comedy version of In the Heat of the Night? It's driving me nuts.
Aaaah, you didn't really think I was gonna stop at being a wiseacre and answer your question with one word, did you? You'll never so easily curb my urge to babble, Joon.
Funny you use the word "nuts," since the show in question, ABC's Carter Country, bore the name of former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter, who was president at the time it debuted in September 1977. As you say, it bore a strong resemblance to In the Heat of the Night, which 10 years later would be a hit TV series itself.