The '90s NBC sitcom Blossom may have seemed like a blip on the TV radar, but the show was responsible for launching a few major careers, is remembered for being way ahead of its time, coining a few catchphrases and singlehandedly putting the flower hat on the map.
Debuting July Fourth weekend of 1990, Blossom starred the 15-year-oldMayim Bialik as a precocious teen adjusting to life and coming of age with her mom out of the picture. Her dad Nick (Ted Wass) was a musician sometimes on the road, her oldest brother Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) was a recovering alcoholic and her brother Joey (Joey Lawrence) was the stereotypical dumb jock. Jenna Von Oy played Blossom's fast-talking best friend.
Fans of NBC's The Office may remember how Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott, was enamored by improv sketch comedy. He'd probably also be a fan of Fox's Riot, a new improv show from Carell's production company, Carousel Television. Based on a French format, Riot requires its seven featured players and guest stars to play in song, dance and sketch challenges — frequently on a set that has been titled at a 22-degree angle.
The Big Bang Theory and newcomer Masters of Sex leads this year's Critics' Choice Award nominations.
Big Bang scored five nods including Best Comedy Series. Star Jim Parsons is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Kaley Cuoco for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Mayim Bialik for Supporting Actress and James Earl Jones for Best Guest Performance in a Comedy series.
Leonard and Penny may have finally gotten engaged on The Big Bang Theory, but bigger developments are in store for Thursday's Season 7 finale (8/7c, CBS).
"There are a lot of moves made by different people in the finale," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "This season is more of a cliff-hanger ... and what happens affects everyone, not just one person."
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But the focus will be Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who, unsurprisingly, is struggling with ...
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik has become as famous for her non-traditional parenting philosophies as she has her acting. In the latest issue of InTouch, the proponent for attachment parenting once again defended her decision to breast-feed her son until he was 4.