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Matt's Weekend Picks: March 25-27

Anna Torv

Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
This entire season has been a tour de force for Anna Torv. Doing double duty as dueling Olivias from parallel warring universes, she most recently spent an episode channeling her inner Spock — aka Leonard Nimoy — as the ghostly soul of William Bell inhabited her body for a very clever outing. (In the climax, the dormant Olivia resurfaced briefly, freaking out Peter and the viewing audience.) This week, we're back in alt-world, as the pregnant Alt-livia faces mortal danger from several fronts. It's a very harrowing hour, deserving a far larger audience than it's likely to get, tucked away on Fridays. Fox, stand by this show!

Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up (Saturday, 11:30/10:30c, Comedy Central)
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Christina Applegate to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate will star in NBC's untitled Lorne Michaels-produced comedy pilot, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Written byParks and Recreation's Emily Spivey, the ...
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Roush Review: Being Human and More Weekend TV

Being Human

A few nights ago, when Modern Family's Cameron-as-Fizbo tried on a court jester's shtick for size, Mitchell offered this dour rejoinder: "There goes the theory that an English accent makes everyone sound smart." I don't think it's Anglophile snobbery that has me celebrating the return of Being Human to BBC America's lineup Saturday night, while being left as cold as a cadaver by Syfy's spotty remake. The original is simply a much better show.

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Better acted, for sure, and it's not just a matter of dialect. There's an intensity to the British original, even when it's going for droll humor, that's lacking in the shrill and... read more

NBC Picks Up Lorne Michaels Comedy Pilot

Lorne Michaels

NBC picked up two comedy pilots Tuesday, including one from Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels.

Michaels' as-yet untitled series project is an irreverent look at parenthood from the perspectives of an acerbic working mother, her stay-at-home husband and her outspoken parents. The pilot was written by... read more

Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen to Road Trip in My Mother’s Curse

Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen

Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are hitting the open road together: The two have signed on for the mother/son movie comedy My Mother's Curse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows an inventor (Rogen) who invites his mom (Streisand) on a cross-country trip as he tries to sell his new product while also reuniting her with a long-lost love.

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Oprah Launches OWN: What Do You Think So Far?

Oprah Winfrey

Fans of Oprah Winfrey's brand of feel-good, heartstring-tugging programming got a week-late Christmas present on New Year's Day, as the daytime queen's eponymous cable network, OWN, finally hit the air.

What to watch on Oprah's new network

Winfrey, who will leave behind her No. 1 syndicated talk show this spring after 25 years on the air, hosted the first hour of programming, previewing some of the original series she is most excited about. While continuously reinforcing the network's "live your best life now" mantra, Winfrey introduced gripping and sometimes tear-jerking sizzle reels.

"I wanted to take the... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: November 12-14

Brothers & Sisters

Smallville (Friday, 8/7c, The CW)
Before she was a desperate housewife, Teri Hatcher was a memorably dithery Lois on the mid-'90s hit Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now she's coming full circle in a guest cameo as the new Lois Lane's dearly departed ...
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VIDEO: Jane Lynch’s Saturday Night Live Gig is a Dream, No Really

Jane Lynch

Once again, Saturday Night Live has responded to the power of a Facebook petition.

After thousands of fans persuaded Lorne Michaels to let Betty White take the reins last May, it was only a matter of time before fan favorite (and fellow Facebook petition subject) Jane Lynch got her shot. The Emmy-winning Glee star will take over Studio 8H this Saturday, her first time... read more

Betty White, SNL Stars to Toast Tina Fey

Betty White

Betty White and a handful of Saturday Night Live stars will be on hand to honor Tina Fey when she accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this year.

White will join Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and SNL creator Lorne Michaels at the ...
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What Will Air on Oprah's OWN Network?

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has announced the flagship lineup for her Oprah Winfrey Network, which she'll launch on January 1, 2011. It's a mix of shows that capitalizes on Winfrey's strengths, including programs about spirituality, health, celebrities, children and families, and hard-hitting investigative documentaries. Winfrey herself presented the lineup to advertisers on Thursday. Let's take a look at the 15 titles in the starting lineup:

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