Expectant parents Jim and Pam are set to walk down the aisle Thursday in an hour-long episode of The Office, but will it be happily ever after for them and the show?
We all know romantic "I do's" and impending tots spell more doom than bliss for veteran shows and with The Office attempting a jump-the-shark double here (Pam is due in February), the Dunder Mifflin crew seems closer to strapping on water ...
When Elisabeth Hasselbeck said Kate Gosselin should "get the camera off the kids" and "get a job," she didn't mean her job.
But desperate times call for desperate hosts, and The View says Gosselin will serve as a fill-in host for Hasselbeck ...
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
With critical praise, a growing audience, and plenty of awards, Mad Men is going strong now. But no show is safe from jumping the shark. Here are just a few developments that could end Mad Men's smooth ride:
1. Flash-forward to 1986
2. Season 4 is about Betty's attempts to perfect her three-bean casserole
3. New client: Crocs
4. Theme song is replaced with "Eye of the Tiger"
See the entire list after the jump.
Don't worry, we cringed too when Steven Pasquale burst into song in the latest episode of Rescue Me.
But once the shock wore off — and we realized that Pasquale could still make Sean Garrity hilariously stupid while singing — it became apparent that creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan had put some thought into the song-and-dance routines. (That's right, routines; there are more to come.)
"Those would be my fault," Tolan told TVGuide.com. "We were sort of looking for a way to showcase Steve's singing, and this seemed like the most natural way — these fantasies while he was being prepped for surgery or after. The good thing is they're all on story. The first one is more naturalistic — there's sort of an MTV feel to the second half of it, but it feels a little more grounded. Then they just spin out of control."
Pasquale has a history with ...
Hugh Laurie and Olivia Wilde
House received the most votes — 33 percent — in a TVGuide.com poll about what show most jumped the shark this past season. The poll, which included the four shows that drew the most mentions when we asked what shows jumped, drew more than 5,000 votes.
Olivia Wilde, Patrick Dempsey
We asked which shows Jumped the Shark this season, and TVGuide.com readers told us. By a wide margin, they pointed most often to Heroes, House, Bones and Grey's Anatomy. Some even snickered and laughed while doing so.
So now we need help again. Vote in our poll on which of these shows is the biggest Shark Jumper of this past season.
Do we smell blood in the water?
With the traditional fall-to-spring TV season over, it's time to look back on which shows have jumped the shark. Lost is often listed as a show that's never jumped, but did it retain the honor this outing?
Show minus stars equals different show: It's one of the mantras of Jump the Shark, and it's true — unless, maybe, the show is The Tonight Show.
The Tonight Show is an institution that has had only four full-time hosts in more than half a century. Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno all made their own imprints on the show, but in the way a minister does a church. Whether or not congregants like his or her personality or jokes, the basic religion stays the same.