Kelly Bishop


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  • Birth Name: Carole Bishop
  • Birth Place: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1944, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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ABC Family Cancels Bunheads After One Season

There will be no encore performance for Bunheads.

The ABC Family drama, from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, has been axed more

Sutton Foster and Amy Sherman-Palladino Talk Bunheads Return

Slip on your point shoes, 'cause Bunheads is back! The ABC Family series returns Monday at 9/8c, but will Paradise still live up to its name now that Michelle (Sutton Foster) has left?read more

Ask Matt: The Killing Post-Mortem, Bunheads, Longmire, More

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Question: I've been mulling over the ending of The Killing for a week now. Up until the series finale (which is what it should be), I was convinced that the writers hadn't known who the killer would be when they started the series. This was always a pet peeve of mine with soap operas. How can you plot a murder without a murderer? The main problem with this is that the actor playing the murderer doesn't have the background knowledge to act his or her scenes. Though using twice as many episodes as they needed, I could sort of see in the finale how they were setting things up. To truly see if that's the case, I'd have to re-watch the first couple of episodes, which I don't want to do.

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Friends With Kids: Really Want A Kid
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Friends With Kids: We Can Be Loud Too
Friends With Kids

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2012 Bunheads TV Show Series, Actor - Fanny Flowers
2011 Friends With Kids Movie, Actor - Marcy Fryman
2006 Gilmore Girls TV Show Series, Actor - Emily Gilmore
2000 Wonder Boys Movie, Actor - Amanda Leer
1997 Private Parts Movie, Actor - Ray Stern

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5 Reasons to Give Bunheads a Chance

Yes, we must admit that the first few minutes of Bunheads were a little iffy (Michelle married her stalker! And we're supposed to be OK with that?). But by the end of the first episode, the ABC Family series hit its groove and started focusing on what it does best: heartfelt comedy, drama and dance! Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to give the fledgling series a chance — or at least a spot on your DVR queue. read more

Exclusive: Army Wives Enlists Gilmore Gal and Grammy Winner

Lifetime's Army Wives is recruiting some nifty guest-stars for its third season, which premieres Sunday, June 7.

For starters, Grammy-winning recording artist Shelby Lynne will appear in an August episode, playing ... read more

Mega Buzz on Grey's, Fringe, CSI: NY and More!

Senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich and Mickey O'Connor answer your questions.

What have you got for Grey's Anatomy that isn't about Mer and Der? — BethAnn
Mmmm, this vittle made it to my desk just before deadline, and goodness, it's tasty. What you may know: This week, Sloan counsels the "Mason-Dixon line"-averse Callie on the ways of love. What you don't know: He teaches by doing. What does that mean?!

Fringe is the most addictive new show on television! Give me some scoop on when Olivia and Peter will get all romantic. — Keith
Well, Keith, I hate to disappoint you (perv), but it's going to be a while. This show is so not about sex right now. My Fringe mole tells me ... read more

Exclusive Scooplets (Gossip, Chuck) and Other Random Stuff!

• Ex-Alias techie Kevin Weisman can't seem to shake the spy biz. Sources confirm to me exclusively that the actor has landed a flashy guest stint on NBC's Chuck. He'll play a poisonous (literally) bad guy in the Nov. 12 episode titled "Chuck Versus the Truth." • Know what time it is? It's time for me to put on my Armchair Casting Director hat, that's what time it is. As all you Ausiello Scoop newsletter subscribers first learned yesterday, Gossip Girl is introducing Serena's "wealthy, manipulative and larger-than-life" grandmother — a role that sounds tailor-made for a certain acid-tongued Gilmore Girls matriarch named Kelly Bishop. No worries, I'm on the case. I've already contacted both exec producer Josh Schwartz and Bishop's agent. With any luck, I'll be able to announce something offical in next week's Ask Ausiello.• Was last night's Pushing Daisies pure genius or what? And I'm not just saying that because Kristin Chenoweth practically name-checked me with t... read more

It seems to me that TV is ...

Question: It seems to me that TV is constantly going younger. I greatly miss Jessica Walter on Arrested Development, and now with the cancellation of Gilmore Girls I'll miss Kelly Bishop. While Sally Field is wonderful on Brothers & Sisters, I can't help but wonder what the future holds for older actresses on TV, or if audiences must grow even more accustomed to viewing shows targeted for a much younger audience. Answer: I think you're already seeing it. TV is a demographics game, and the focus on who's winning in the 18-49 sweepstakes has become much more pronounced the longer I've been covering this beat. If we're lucky, the example set by Sally Field will encourage other shows, producers and networks to create similarly meaty roles for veteran actors of both genders. But these stars will rarely be asked to carry a show, it seems. Hard to imagine a network giving a shot to a Golden Girls-style show anymore, which is a real shame ... read more

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