So let's see...
Multi-racial group of charming newbies? Check.
A setting rife with life-and-death drama? Check.
A wise-ass with a deep soul and floppy hair? Check.
Thoughtful voice-over narration by willowy lead with a family history? Check.
Color in the title? Check.
Charm, likeability or original thought? Child, please.
Seriously, shoot me now. Because after last night's debut of this Grey's Anatomy wannabe...
Newly single Jake Pavelka is getting back to his Bachelor roots with an appearance on the upcoming spinoff Bachelor Pad, a series rep says.
"I can't explain everything. It just happened, but Jake Pavelka will definitely play his part...
Boston Med, Futurama
From the never-say-die TV files comes this joyous comeback: the rebirth of the long-ago-canceled animated sci-fi spoof Futurama on Comedy Central Thursday night (10/9c) with an episode not-so-coincidentally titled "Rebirth." As you'd expect, these intergalactic punsters are in on the joke and milk it for all its worth....
Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi
Although they may no longer be on the wings of love, The Bachelor exes Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi will be appear together on-camera at least one more time.
Two days after announcing their split, the former couple will be interviewed on ABC, a network rep says. No specifics have been released on when the interview will take place or...
Jason Lee and Chris Jericho
The good news about this year's bumper crop of new summer TV: There's plenty of it. (I spent much of the last few days wading through a mid-July burst of new crime-drama premieres.) The bad news: There's too much of it, and too little of it — at least from what I've seen so far — is any good. (I'm talking about the brand new stuff here, which keeps on coming whether we particularly want it to or not.) At this point, I'm beginning to pine for good old repeats.
Tuesday night provided two particularly painful examples: TNT's dreary Memphis Beat crime drama and ABC's insipid Downfall game show.
Memphis is particularly disappointing...
I'm pretty sure if we cut Jimmy Kimmel open, we'd find that he is stuffed with awesome. Because the clown prince of late night once again showed us why he rocks last night with one of the strangest, silliest and most inspired talk-show episodes TV has been blessed with since, oh, ever.
Felicity Huffman; Kyra Sedgwick; Anna Torv
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Do you know which Desperate Housewives kid was switched at birth? — Daniel
MICKEY: Our source is saying that the new season will raise several possibilities, and that we shouldn't jump to any conclusions based on this recasting. That said, Lynette's daughter Penny will have more heavy lifting to do this season, acting-wise...