AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier is finally speaking out about the backlash against the season finale of The Killing.
The show came under heavy criticism when, after 13 episodes, viewers were left without the answer to the series' most burning question: Who killed Rosie Larsen? Collier tells Entertainment Weekly that AMC was unprepared for the response to the finale, and wishes...
Rhett and Link
In the proverbial So-Bad-It's-Good Hall of Fame, a wing must be devoted to the local commercial. Amateurishly shot, oddly cast and often hawking things you never knew you needed (and, even after the commercial has aired, probably still aren't convinced), these things camp up local TV in a distinctly scrappy way (my all-time favorite: Select Dental). A few years ago, YouTube hitmakers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal hooked up with MicroBilt and began producing commercials for small businesses that would go on to garner millions of views on their YouTube channel. These commercials have all the stiltedness and eccentricity of regular local commercials with an added layer of cleverness (see their SOBERING Tattoo Commercial, in which tattoo artists from Austin, Texas' True Blue Tattoo gravely list the repercussions that come from being inked, like, "Elderly women will be afraid of you"). McLaughlin and Neal achieve an impressive balance, teasing out the weirdness of the businesses they rep without ever coming off as mean.
They're bringing their local-commercial shooting from the computer screen to the flatscreen with IFC's Rhett & Link Commercial Kings, which premieres Friday at 10/9c...
The Glee Project
In a scene from this week's The Glee Project (airing Sunday at 9/8c on Oxygen), the aspiring TV stars perform a rendition of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" (in the style of the remake that Michael Andrews and Gary Jules did for the Donnie Darko soundtrack). They've clearly taken a page from Glee's Lady Gaga episode...
Columbo star Peter Falk, who won four Emmys for playing the absent-minded detective, has died. He was 83.
Falk died at his Beverly Hills home Thursday evening, his family said in a statement. Falk had suffered from dementia, a result of a series of dental operations in 2007.
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A New York City native, Falk was 3 when he underwent an operation to remove a malignant tumor in his right eye that left him with a glass eye. Rejected from the armed forces because of his glass eye, he joined the United States Merchant Marines before becoming ...
Carol Burnett will return to All My Children this September to reprise her role as Verla Grubbs, ABC announced Friday.
Burnett first appeared as Verla, the long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford (Louis Edmonds), in 1983. She returned to Pine Valley 12 years later for the 25th anniversary ...