Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti
How I Met Your Mother managed to satisfy two groups of fans in one fell swoop.
For years, fans have disagreed about when The Mother (Cristin Milioti) should be introduced and how much we should see of her. Some wanted Ted (Josh Radnor) to meet her early and to see them as a couple, while others preferred the meet-and-cut-to-black series finale route. Last week's season premiere contained the best of both worlds: present-day, lonely, single Ted, who has ...
Lecy Goranson, who played the original Becky on Roseanne, never kept up with the show after she left for good in its penultimate season — and, as a result, she didn't even know that her on-screen father, Dan (John Goodman), died in the series finale.
Matthew Morrison, Sarah Chalke and Cheryl Hines
Sarah Chalke will do anything for a dare. And we mean anything.
On Thursday's episode of Hollywood Game Night (10/9c, NBC), the Scrubs alum reveals that she once...
Reid Scott, Sarah Chalke
Polly (Sarah Chalke) is faced with a dilemma this week on ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Should she go on a date with Scott or stay home with her daughter?
Michael Cudlitz, Gerald McRaney
Without question, the hour of TV I have been most anticipating — and dreading — this week is the season, and for all we know, series finale of TNT's remarkable, brutal, bleak yet gripping cop drama Southland (Wednesday, 10/9c). Anticipating because each week, this series somehow raises the dramatic stakes for its characters, in a grueling but rewarding tour of duty through the socio-ethnic sprawl of Los Angeles. Dreading because Southland has almost always lived on the verge of ratings extinction, from the time TNT rescued the show after NBC dumped it before its second season could even premiere, and I fear (as do many) that this fifth season could very likely be its last hurrah. (Several of its stars have signed up for new work during this pilot season, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall.)
In the spy game, intelligence is the most precious commodity. And in the world of fictional espionage, few authors of historical suspense deliver thrills with the crisp and unsparing intelligence of Alan Furst. BBC America's Spies of Warsaw, a two-part miniseries adaptation (concluding Tuesday, April 10) of his 2008 novel, loses none of its twisty allure and passionate urgency in the translation from page to screen (9/8c). Tension comes with the territory of late-'30s Poland, a country harboring refugees and dissidents in a murky culture of political intrigue, as everyone nervously waits for the jackboot to drop as rumors spread of Nazi aggression.
How To Live With Your Parents (for The Rest Of Your Life)
They say you can't go home again. Unless, for instance, you're a recently divorced mom whose only option is to move in with your parents after your ex-husband blows through your savings — which is the case for Polly (Sarah Chalke), the protagonist of ABC's new comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
In the show's pilot episode, which airs Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, Polly shows up on the doorstep of her freewheeling mother and stepfather (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) with her 5-year-old daughter in tow. Here, we've put together a how-to guide of how to get a show like How to Live with Your Parents off the ground:
1. Write and act what you know. The series is based on...
It's no secret that living with your parents past the age of 18 is not exactly considered cool. Yet that is exactly what Sarah Chalke is doing on ABC's new comedy, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
Premiering on Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, the Scrubs alum plays Polly, a single mom who moves in with her mother (Elizabeth Perkins) and...
This week's Grey's Anatomy featured a harrowing tale of a mother (Sarah Chalke) trying to get her son treatment, even though every time he was diagnosed, it ended up being wrong. The tale was meant to help viewers in case their children were afflicted with the same baffling ailment, Kawasaki Disease — which will hopefully pay off in the long run.
However, it was through this story...
Oy vey. Or as Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton) might mangle her Hebrew-isms: "Molotov! (for mazel tov)." Fox sure doesn't make it easy to say goodbye to Raising Hope as it ends its third season on a new night with back-to-back episodes (9/8c), the sort of treatment you'd normally see from a network burning off a show in which it has lost faith. Thankfully, that's not the case here. Hope has already been picked up for a fourth season, and it goes out on a delightfully deranged musical high, with Burt (the sublime Garret Dillahunt) center stage as he frantically preps for his overdue Bar Mitzvah.