Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling
Having recently been renewed for a third season, disproving TV's usual out-of-sight/out-of-mind policy, Fox's The Mindy Project emerges from a three-month hiatus with back-to-back episodes (Tuesday, 9/8c) demonstrating Mindy Kaling's devotion to screwball comedy. A concept which Amy Schumer would probably find a way to make sound really, hilariously dirty. (Her uproarious Comedy Central sketch-com Inside Amy Schumer returns at 10:30/9:30c, making this an especially happy April Fools Day.)
Hot in Cleveland
At the risk of mixing one's classic-comedy metaphors ... While watching the ladies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show reunite for a chipper if undeniably poignant exercise in meta nostalgia on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland (Wednesday, 10/9c), you might find yourself wistfully recalling the old Carol Burnett Show theme: "I'm so glad we had this time together." This is especially true for the iconic buddy duo of Mary and Rhoda, with Mary Tyler Moore appearing even more frail than Valerie Harper, whose inspiring public battle with brain cancer pretty much defines the quality once attributed to Mary Richards: "spunk."
For many a new show, airing on NBC is its own form of being stranded in Siberia. And so it is with Siberia, a clunky new thriller in the guise of a reality-adventure competition show — take all of the we're-not-here-to-make-friends clichés and add violent mysterious death, shot in a Blair Witch Project-meets-Survivor style. This weird drama/reality hybrid — not as silly as ABC's Whodunnit?, but just as unconvincing — has the terrible luck to arrive on the scene going head to head (Monday, 10/9c) with CBS's Under the Dome, a week after the Stephen King project opened to blockbuster ratings.
Get ready to blue yourself. Arrested Development's long-awaited fourth season is almost here.
Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper
Mary Tyler Moore says she is "absolutely devastated" by former co-star and longtime friend Valerie Harper's cancer diagnosis.
"Valerie has given so much joy, laughter and love to the world," Moore said in a statement to People. "I join her fans and send much love and positive thoughts to her and her family during this difficult time."
Valerie Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has three months to live
On Wednesday, Harper revealed....
Pioneers of Television
If I counted right, you can hear Betty White say "I'm the luckiest broad on two feet" at least three times during the course of the "Funny Ladies" retrospective that kicks off a new season of PBS' Pioneers of Television (check tvguide.com listings). Who could or would want to doubt her? The evidence is right there in clips and stills from this living legend's earliest TV appearances in the 1940s and '50s, establishing her as a versatile broadcaster and gung-ho performer even before Lucille Ball made us fall in love with her — and blazing a trail for all who would follow.
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke will receive the Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual SAG Awards.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment," SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said in a statement.
It's true: Females are funny — and StandUp in Stilettos is about to prove it.
The new half-hour series from TV Guide Network, premiering Saturday at 10/9c, features three comediennes per show. And no, it's not just for females to watch. In fact, men will enjoy it just as much... if not more! Hosted by The Office's Kate Flannery, Stilettos boasts a familiar array of funny ladies, including 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub, Parks and Recreation's Retta and infamous comedy duo Frangela. We talked to Flannery about how women have changed comedy, what she says to people who think females can't be funny and why she doesn't believe next year will be the last season of The Office...
Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker
Awards season is over, but that doesn't mean we have to stop talking about fashion.
Even though Hollywood's biggest stars aren't walking the red carpet every other week, there are still plenty hot looks on your TV screen, thanks to a host of stylish TV characters. So we want to know: Who do you think is the most fashionable TV character ever? ...
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy
Our roundup of the most memorable moments of the SAG awards:
1. Scorsese-est Drinking Game: In showing a highlight from their nominated film Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy talk about devising a drinking game while making the movie. "You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word Scorsese," says Rudolph. McCarthy adds: "You'd be surprised how often that comes up in casual conversation because people just like to throw that thing around." After describing the film, Wiig says: "Do you think that Scorsese saw our movie?" Then they proceed to throw the name around willy-nilly, with Rudolph mixing in "prosecco."