After having fun at the Sundance Film Fest with a Three's Company-themed art installation, unpredictable Oscar host and Lead Actor nominee James Franco is getting more serious about plans for his favorite '70s sitcom.
"When we were accepted to Sundance, we didn't have the series rights, but then the Three's Company estate contacted us," James reports. "At first they were opposed to it, but then ...
The Black Eyed Pea
At least the Packers and Steelers brought it. If only the advertisers had fought as hard to be worthy of the Super Bowl hype.
In recent years, the cliché of saying "I only watch for the ads" has been supplanted by a new Super Bowl truism: The game on the field somehow upstaged the jousting from Madison Avenue. Even this year's most memorable and charming ad — a bit of wordless magic involving a child in a Darth Vader outfit tricked into thinking he had self-started the family Volkswagen — stole some of its own thunder by being leaked and disseminated online days before Sunday's showcase. For Volkswagen, this extra exposure is likely considered a win. It's the sort of ad you're happy to watch and re-watch — and online it even runs longer. But the surprise factor was gone by Sunday night, robbing the ad of its "event" status...
Shelley Conn and Jason O'Mara
Fox treated its Super Bowl viewers to an early glimpse of the dinosaurs that will be terrorizing the new residents of Terra Nova when the prehistoric time-traveling adventure series premieres May 23.
Though the dino looks pretty similar to the creatures that ripped apart Terra Nova executive producer Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, his colleagues promise that the full spectrum of creatures they are conceptualizing will be unlike anything seen before.
"Steven Spielberg was very adamant about this," says executive producer Rene Echevarria. In place of the overused T-Rex, which has played the villain in nearly every prehistoric representation on film, the show's big bad will be ...
Michael J. Fox
The Chicago Code (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
Perking up what has been a pretty dismal midseason so far, this tough, brisk police drama from The Shield's Shawn Ryan is set and filmed in Chicago, where the city's brash first female police superintendent (Jennifer Beals, cast against type) clashes with a corrupt alderman (Delroy Lindo, savoring his smooth villainy) who holds her department's purse strings. Colvin's eyes and ears on the mean streets is reckless local-legend detective Jarek Wysocki (Brotherhood's Jason Clarke), who's just been saddled with a young, earnest partner (Friday Night Lights' Matt Lauria) who's not as green as he looks. The show weaves each of their points-of-view into a compelling, muscular narrative. Please watch...
When Gwyneth Paltrow's substitute teacher, Holly Holliday, returns to Glee's McKinley High on March 8, she'll be instructing the students in sex education. "All the kids are lost in their sexual knowledge," teases Heather Morris (Brittany).
Expect Holly to enlighten both Brittany — who "still thinks a baby comes from the stork," says Heather — and Finn, who "may finally learn that you actually can't get girls pregnant in a hot tub without intercourse," says Cory Monteith. That stunner could harm Finn's renewed romance with Quinn, who once told Finn that was how she got knocked up...
After eight seasons, TV's No. 1 scripted drama broke records with a whopping 22.7 million viewers on February 1 — prompting CBS to give the long-running blockbuster an early renewal for another year.
"This photo captures perfectly how everyone felt on Wednesday night," NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan says of the exclusive cast shot...
This is something worth singing about: The winner of Fox's upcoming singing competition series The X Factor will receive a hefty $5 million grand prize — the largest in television history — the network announced Monday.
"We are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5 million recording contract," executive producer Simon Cowell said in a statement. "I'm doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar."
Friday Night Lights
A closely observed drama about boys becoming men, the comforts and frustrations of small-town life, a family's growing pains, and the lessons learned from football, Friday Night Lights will not soon be forgotten. The show wrapped filming of its fifth and final season in July, and on Wednesday, the lights will go down forever on Dillon, Texas. (For those without DirecTV, NBC will re-air the final season beginning April 15 at 8/7c.)
TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard), and executive producers Jason Katims and David Nevins about the long road to that final Texas sunset. This is the first in a three-part series...