Hollywood was stunned by the unexpected death of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker on Saturday night. Walker was involved in a single-car accident that ended in an explosion that claimed the lives of Walker and the car's driver. Here's what Walker's former co-stars and fellow celebrities had to say about his sudden passing:
John C. McGinley, Skylar Astin
The "upstairs downstairs" framework we've come to love on Downton Abbey translates fairly well to the world of corporate workplace romantic comedy in TBS's Ground Floor, a likable if decidedly modest bauble from sitcom vets Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town) and Greg Malins (Friends), working in the too-often-disparaged mode of traditional multi-camera comedy. (The first two episodes air back-to-back Thursday starting at 10/9c.)
Ed Asner, Sarah Michelle Gellar
You can always count on Ed Asner for a good interview. The outspoken seven-time Emmy winner turns 84 on Nov. 15, has two fun TV appearances coming up and couldn't help calling out Hot in Cleveland for recently snubbing him and pal Gavin MacLeod.
Josh Groban is going Crazy.
The singer guest-stars on Thursday's episode of The Crazy Ones as a former co-worker of Sydney's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who still carries quite a torch for her.
"He's a guy who has had kind of a defining moment in his life with Sydney, and he winds up kind of writing a song about her that she finds to be kind of creepy," Groban tells TVGuide.com of his character, Danny Chase. "She didn't really view it as, like, a deep friendship, but [Danny] always kind of thought she was [his] closest friend."
Once upon a very different time, Lisa Kudrow owned Thursday night along with her other TV Friends during NBC's now-distant era of "Must See" supremacy. She's back on the same night, on a different network, but once again she's landed on the buzziest show of the moment: ABC's Scandal (10/9c), where she begins a recurring role as Josephine Marcus, a Democratic Congresswoman — and outspoken critic of the Grant administration — who tangles with First Lady Mellie (the awesome Bellamy Young). What drew Kudrow back to network TV? May have something to do with her longtime friendship and working relationship with producing partner (and guest actor Emmy winner) Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Cyrus's excitable partner James on the show. While she's reason enough to tune in, the Pope & Associates subplot also sounds like fun, as they take on as a client a politician notorious for snapping photos of his unmentionables. (Sound familiar?)
Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar
CBS has given full-season orders to The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom, the network announced Friday.
"We're proud of CBS's leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pick-ups of these three new comedies," said CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler.
Ed Asner is going Crazy.
The legendary actor will guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS' The Crazy Ones, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Michael J. Fox and Betsy Brandt
Are you glad to have Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams back on the small screen?
Now that both of their new shows, The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones, have premiered, we want to know if...
Robin Williams and James Wolk
Comebacks are big news this fall — James Spader enjoyed one on Monday with the splashy premiere of NBC's The Blacklist — and nowhere is this more true than on Thursdays, with three high-profile comedy vehicles for beloved stars from sitcoms past. And while conventional wisdom has long suggested that it's easier to create new stars on TV — Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison, anyone? — than to build new shows around old favorites, what really matters is giving them material that lives up to the billing.
Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar
You might feel like you've just inhaled a 5-hour Energy shot after watching the pilot episode of The Crazy Ones (Thursday, 9/8c), CBS' new comedy that marks the return of Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar to network television. The two play father-daughter advertising team Simon and Sydney Roberts, and in the premiere they're trying to convince their firm's biggest client, McDonald's, not to drop them. Williams brings his typical frenetic energy to the role, tossing off one-liners and impersonations a mile a minute every time he's on the screen. Viewers, not to mention his co-stars, may get whiplash trying to keep up. But that's not the only nutty aspect of The Crazy Ones. Here are...