Like most Adult Swim fare, there's a manic quality to Rick and Morty, but co-creator Dan Harmon instills an oddly emotional realism to it, helping it stand out amongst the crowd.
The series follows Rick, an alcoholic mad scientist, as he drags his slightly dimwitted grandson Morty on a series of adventures across time and space. While Rick has no qualms roping Morty into his own self-serving schemes and even knocking off a few of his classmates along the way, there's a thrilling freedom to watching Rick indulge in his bad tendencies.
As Harmon explains toTVGuide.com, part of Rick's appeal is the fantasy fulfillment of "wanting to be the smartest [person] in the room and telling everyone else that none of their problems matter ... and just burping and walking away." Though over time, Harmon says, people will start to understand Rick is the way he is because he "has seen a lot of things that would challenge a normal person's ability to continue thinking that certain things are sacred."
Keegan Deane, the character at the center of Fox's new midseason drama Rake, isn't exactly what you'd call the greatest guy in the world.
That's because Keegan, despite being a brilliant defense attorney, is also a gambling addict who owes both the IRS and his bookies more than he has. Throw in a string of romantic affairs and Keegan's generally laid-back, "lovable mess" personality, and it's not so hard to understand why he exhausts his kid and ex-wife.
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Fortunately, the man who plays Keegan, Oscar and Emmy nomineeGreg Kinnear, is nothing like his character. But don't take our word for it! Click play on our exclusive first look at the series below to hear Kinnear's fellow cast members, including John Ortiz, Miranda Otto,David Harbour and Bojana Novakovic, gush about their colleague.
Rake premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water closed out its 27th season on a low note, while Homeland's Season 3 ender hit a series high.
Pending football adjustments, Survivor drew 10.2 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down six tenths from last fall's finale and down a ...
Crystal Hunt, who starred as Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live and Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, was arrested in Los Angeles Friday night after she allegedly smashed a glass in a woman's face, TMZ reports.read more
Another day, another Disney Channel star embroiled in a nude photo controversy.
The latest incident involves The Suite Life of Zack and Cody actor Dylan Sprouse. Two semi-nude photos of the 21-year-old appeared on Tumblr over the weekend, E! Online reports. One features the actor flexing his muscles in a mirror, while the other shows him completely nude and cupping his genitals (though his face is partially unseen in the second), according to E!.read more
On Monday's episode of Mom, Christy's (Anna Faris) worlds collide and her worst nightmare comes true when her recovering alcoholic mother Bonnie (Allison Janney) goes on a date with her sarcastic, hard-partying restaurant colleague, Chef Rudy (French Stewart).read more
The Biggest Loser's David is finally realizing he needs to put himself first for once.
On Tuesday's episode, the teams are disbanded leaving everyone to fight for themselves. Eager to switch things up, the trainers also work with some of the contestants they haven't previously. One player, David, shares an intimate conversation with Jillian Michaels about losing his wife and always caring for others.
"You talk about everybody else and being the man everyone needs, which has gotten you here," Michaels tells him.read more
Kate Meets Castle's Dad
James Brolin returns as Jackson Hunt, the estranged dad of Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion), on the Jan. 13 episode of ABC's Castle. He meets his son's fiancée, Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), but for most of the episode, she's unaware that the CIA operative is her future father-in-law (he keeps his identity secret to protect his undercover work). "That introduction comes later and is far more awkward," says Fillion.read more
Question: Announcing a plan to take their top dramas off the air to avoid reruns is one thing, but how do you think ABC is actually going to fare for the next couple of months while Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Once Upon a Time and Revenge take two-month breathers? I am a fan of the airing-consecutively strategy, but I'm afraid they won't stick to this model, because quite frankly, the new shows they are using as substitutes in these timeslots don't look very good. What happens if something bombs? Will they have no choice but to rush these signature shows back to the air sooner?read more