If you want to maintain the image of Shirley Jones as the wholesome matriarch on The Partridge Family, you probably shouldn't pick up her new autobiography, Shirley Jones.
In the book, Jones, 79, goes into graphic detail about her marriage to late actor Jack Cassidy, whom she describes as a "sexual Svengali," The Associated Press reports.
Hot in Cleveland is welcoming another famous face for its live episode: Shirley Jones!
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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.
Margo Martindale and Jake Johnson
What kind of family must it be where slacker bartender Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) is seen as the responsible one? That answer becomes clear in a sporadically amusing road-trip episode of Fox's New Girl (9/8c) that takes the roomies to Chicago to lay Nick's scoundrel of a dad (former guest star Dennis Farina) to rest. The formidable Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans) presides over the ridiculous antics as Nick's gruff but needy mom, and cable clown Nick Kroll hams it up as his emotionally volatile brother. As usual, Schmidt (Max Greenberg) hijacks the proceedings with his death neuroses, and while he wonders "What's with this open casket thing?" it's his encounter with said coffin and its contents that provides the episode's biggest laughs.
Courteney Cox, Shirley Jones
"I'm the oldest cougar in town," says former Partridge Family mom Shirley Jones, who guest stars as Jules' new neighbor on the March 26 episode of TBS's Cougar Town. "My character and her husband decide to move to an area where they can play and try some new things out."
Susan Luckey, best known for playing Mayor Shinn's daughter in The Music Man, died Thursday, TMZ.com reports. She was 74.
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Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies and Shirley Jones
Art imitates life when The Partridge Family star Shirley Jones guest-stars as a sitcom actress on Victorious.
In an upcoming episode, Tori (Victoria Justice), Cat (Ariana Grande) and Jade (Elizabeth GIllies) travel to San Diego to pay their respects when a classic TV star dies. But the girls soon discover that Mona (Jones) is very much alive — and starring on a new show called The Dead.
A week from now, we won't be thanking Fox for ditching its Tuesday comedy lineup to make room for another displaced edition of The X Factor (which will be shifting its schedule back a day to avoid spoiling our Thanksgiving digestion with another results show).
Lee Majors, Shirley Jones
Raising Hope has cast two TV legends to play the parents of Burt (Garret Dillahunt), TVLine reports.
The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors, will play Burt's dad and...