Around here, usually we talk about "shark jumping" in the context of a TV show that's past its prime, but this weekend a very surprised Panama City, Fla., surfer experienced the opposite when a 4-foot-long spinner shark jumped over him. Check out the video:
The Office, Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais may have applied for the top job at Dunder Mifflin, but don't expect to see him on The Office come fall.
The creator and star of the original BBC version of the sitcom criticized the hourlong season finale of the American Office on his blog Friday, writing, "If you're going to jump a shark, jump a big one."
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Gervais, 49, is an executive producer on the U.S. adaptation and guest-starred earlier this season, reprising...
Dancing With The Stars
Bristol Palin's implausible run to third place on Dancing with the Stars surprised us all, really angered one guy and had many fans citing it as a "jump-the-shark" moment for the show. But has Dancing traded ballroom heels for water skis for other reasons?
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Take Sarah Palin's eldest daughter out of the equation (or imagine she wasn't on Season 11 at all!) and you are still left with a season overstuffed with gimmick after gimmick, week after week. Coming off a strong Season 10, producers kept everyone — contestants included — on their toes with new twists, such as Acoustic Week (with a round stage, natch), Rock 'n' Roll Week, TV Theme Week, and the much ballyhooed and successful Instant Dance, in which dancers received their music 20 minutes before hitting the stage.
The new elements all lend themselves to the theme of the season: unpredictability. But did they also take away from — and affect — the dancing? When the pros ...
The TV season is in full swing, and new shows like Hawaii Five-0 and Nikita have really connected with audiences. But have any of your favorite returning shows Jumped the Shark?
Maybe Glee's relentless, preachy theme episodes are starting to get on your nerves? Is Modern Family feeling a little repetitive? Do House and Cuddy together gross you out? Did the Mad Men proposal catch you off guard? Do you wish that ...
Dave Franco, Michael Mosley, Nicky Whelan, Kerry Bishe
Sacred Heart Hospital has closed for good. In fact, it's been leveled. In its place stands a shiny new medical school campus that is the home of the rebooted Scrubs (Tuesdays at 9/8c).
For now, the setting change notwithstanding, things are pretty much the status quo on the ABC sitcom. J.D. (Zach Braff), Turk (Donald Faison) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) — plus former intern Denise (Eliza Coupe) — have all joined the faculty of the new medical school. A very-pregnant Elliot (Sarah Chalke) is waddling through the halls. Carla and The Janitor are no longer on the show, their absences explained tidily early on in the new season.
But things will change soon...
Ever since Project Runway made the move from New York to L.A. — and to Lifetime — fans increasingly have grumbled about the reality competition show. While the Season 6 premiere brought in record ratings for the women-oriented cable channel, it has lost nearly a million viewers, leaving 3.2 million watching the Oct. 29 episode. (The season ends Thursday...
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.
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.