It's difficult to believe that the creators of Showtime's Episodes are not holding a grudge against network TV.
Their last series, the CBS sitcom The Class, was axed after one short season, and their follow-up comedy (for cable, natch) is nothing if not an indictment of how the worst broadcast shows get made, sometimes in spite of a great idea. Just take a gander at Episodes' fictional network honcho, a crass and careless tyrant who transforms an urbane British hit about the headmaster of an elite boys school into a broad comedy for American audiences starring Matt LeBlanc.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the openly gay star of Modern Family, made his first public appearance with boyfriend Justin Mikita, Us Magazine reports.
Ferguson, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Mitchell, partner of Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), on the ABC comedy, was spotted with Mikita (Can't Be Heaven) at...
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It pays to have friends in high places — or in Hollywood's case, in the Screen Actors Guild. Why? Because actors vote for each other at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 17th annual ceremony takes place Sunday (8/7c on TNT and TBS), and as the final ballots are being tallied, let's take a stab at who we think will be honored by their peers. Check out our predictions below and tell us your picks for the big prizes.
TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 6 ET/3 PT with Screen Actors Guild Awards with Chris Harrison. And be sure to tune in to the Red Carpet Fashion Wrap hosted by Lawrence Zarian on Monday at 8/7c.
Check out the full list of SAG nominees
Will win: Mad Men
SAG voters are notoriously repetitive ...
Much of the TV landscape is, and has always been, devoted to comfort-food formula. Some of us, though, live for those moments when a show breaks formula and delivers the unexpected. This week gave us some excellent examples of that in the most popular formula of the moment: the crime/police drama.
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First, TNT's Southland, which really doesn't qualify as a conventional police procedural, its cases often taking a back seat to the personal day-in-the-worklife dramas that unfold with gritty, muted realism. Even so, it was a jolt to witness the death of a major character (Kevin Alejandro's quietly competent Nate Moretta) unfold in the manner of a matter-of-fact nightmare...