Eli Baker and J.K. Simmons
Most people love to share stories about their wacky and crazy families. But few experience the reaction comedian and TV writer DJ Nash (Bent, Up All Night) used to get.
"I was telling a story about my dad cutting down a tree with a chainsaw — because I thought that that was not a big deal, I really...
Minnie Driver, David Walton, Banjamin Stockham
This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)
The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.
First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ...
Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of NBC's Growing Up Fisher, the network announced Tuesday.
Growing Up Fisher
NBC has changed the name of its midseason comedy The Family Guide to Growing Up Fisher, a representative for the network confirmed Wednesday.
It's May Day (as in: mayday!) for the Russian spies — and just about everyone else — in the taut first-season finale of FX's emotionally engrossing The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c). Chivalry is not dead, even in the estranged not-quite-marriage of embedded KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), as they prepare for a dangerous mission that could be a set-up, with lots of jockeying and posturing between husband (who wants to protect while serving) and wife (who's adamant about following orders to the letter) about who's going to risk everything, including their "normal" family life, to walk into what might be a trap.
Michael J Fox
The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.
That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.
J.K. Simmons has been tapped as Ben's replacement on Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Calm down, Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) fans! Your favorite civic-minded couple isn't breaking up...
J.K. Simmons, John Michael Higgins
Men at Work's boss is back, and this time, it's for good.
The Closer's J.K. Simmons, who first appeared last season as the intimidating owner/publisher of Full Steam magazine and Amy's dad P.J. Jordan, will return in a recurring role in Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Exclusive first look: Bones' Joel David Moore joins Men at Work
This upcoming season will see Simmons go head-to-head with John Michael Higgins (Best in Show, Happily Divorced), who has been cast as...
One of the things I'll miss most about Brenda Leigh Johnson is her sweet tooth: that secret compulsion and most shameful addiction indulged by the Deputy Chief of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division whenever she reaches for that overstuffed top desk drawer, a Pavlovian response to the nerve-wracking stress of her high-profile job. In a more typical L.A. crime story, the hard-driving boss reveals a weakness for booze. With Brenda, it's the soothing waft of chocolate when she peels back the foil from a Ding Dong, savoring the guilty pleasure.
TNT's The Closer is coming to an end — and perhaps so is Brenda Leigh Johnson's obsession with her work.
In Monday's new episode (9/8c, TNT), the first of the show's final six hours, Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) is still adjusting to the Los Angeles Police Department's newly instated "Johnson Rule." The mandate — which...