The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory has done what few shows on television have done before: It has actually grown in viewership since its first season by more than 10 million viewers — and it keeps getting bigger.
The CBS comedy closed out last season with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the No. 1 comedy in both measures, a feat unheard of for a show heading into its seventh season these days. The ratings are only topped by the show's eight Emmy nominations, including Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik.
Johnny Galecki has welcomed several of his former Roseanne co-stars, including Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf, into The Big Big Bang Theory universe. However, one...
Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari
Hollywood took Broadway by storm this year, with many familiar faces earning Tony nominations Tuesday morning.
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Kinky Boots, with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, leads the pack, earning an impressive 13 nominations, including Best Musical.
Tom Hanks received a Best Actor in a Play nod for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which was also nominated for Best Play.
Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonists' biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.
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Name: Lynette Scavo
Known For: Being a fiercely independent, meddling, stressed-out working mom
Marriages: Tom Scavo (separated)
Children: Preston, Porter, Parker, Penny, Paige and Patrick (deceased)
Professions: Former advertising executive, former pizzeria manager, interior designer
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CBS' Person of Interest (9/8c) is one of the fall's few new dramas of interest, and it appears to be a keeper. Though not without some formula aspects — this is CBS, after all, so things tend to get wrapped up pretty neatly by the hour's end — the intriguing Interest sends its damaged heroes on their high-tech vigilante missions under a tantalizing cloak of paranoid secrecy. Each week, there's also the promise of heightened and stylized mayhem at the hands of the coolly lethal Reese (Jim Caviezel), who's so unflappably taciturn in his explosive takedowns of rooms full of bad guys he can make Jack Bauer look like a blabbermouth wimp.
Reese's partner in crime-stopping, Michael Emerson as the mousy ...
Matt Roth and Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf and her husband and Roseanne co-star Matt Roth are divorcing after six years of marriage, People reports.
Roth filed papers on Sept. 12, citing "irreconcilable differences," and requested joint physical and legal custody of their children, Will, 17, Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6. He also listed the date of separation as November 2008.
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Even as a high school thespian, Michael Shannon conveyed gravitas. "I would always play the old guy; I guess I had a good old-guy voice," he says. Over the telephone, his gravelly timbre does make him seem older than his baby-faced 36 years.
As Nelson Van Alden on HBO's Boardwalk Empire -- a gritty confection of organized crime in 1920s Atlantic City created by The Sopranos' Terence Winter and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese -- that deep voice serves Shannon well. He plays a federal agent tasked with enforcing Prohibition, the so-called "good guy" whose personal faith and unrelenting drive for justice...
Laurie Metcalf intends to make Strange Brew.
She will star in the Fox comedy pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 54-year-old actress will play...
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Get Mega Buzz on Trace, Kyle XY and more here!Roseanne's sister, Laurie Metcalf, has been tapped to play matriarch to a family of loan sharks in Easy Money, the new hour dramedy premiering this fall and airing Sundays at 9 pm/ET on the CW, says the Reporter.Penned by Sopranos scribes Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Easy Money is part of the Sunday lineup being developed and programmed for the CW by Media Rights Capital. Matt MitovichRelated: Official CW Sunday Sked: Laughs, Love, Loan Sharks CW's "Outsourced" Sunday Lineup Is Set
Drew Carey host of The Price Is Right by Monty Brinton/CBS
Giggling at the antics of the slap-happy contestants who come on down at what he calls the happiest place on Earth, Drew Carey looks like hes having a blast, and looks right at home, on the spiffed-up set of The Price Is Right as he takes over as host today. Theres no fuss and no ceremony, and outside of the introduction telling us were at the Bob Barker Studio in Television City, and that one of the games is still called Barkers Bargain Bar, and that Carey chooses to sign off with the traditional plea to have your pets spayed, theres no actual homage to the former host as the new Price era begins.And yet, probably the greatest tribute to Bob Barker is that the show goes on, and goes on effortlessly with its funny-looking new ringleader, who appears to be genuinely tickled at the breathless excitement of the frantic folks who come to play the game. When one of the contestants does a cartwheel after taking the stage, C...