Cheers to Steven Bauer for bringing his professional life of crime to Breaking Bad.
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The Cuban-born tough guy, whose primetime rap sheet stretches back to The Rockford Files and Hill Street Blues (when he was billed under his original surname Esteban "Rocky" Echevarria) brought a high-caliber verisimilitude to the part ...
If only we didn't have to sit through an Emmy show to appreciate the Emmy winners.
This year's labor of laboriousness, hosted by a game but ultimately defeated Jane Lynch (revealing that even this versatile talent couldn't rise above such mediocre material), was thankfully enlivened by a number of surprise ...
Two and a Half Men
This being such an epic week in the TV business, with the majority of new and returning shows premiering in the kickoff to the official TV season, I'm adjusting my "guide to the week" format all week to focus separately on each night as a whole: analyzing the programming strategies and showdowns while previewing the pilots and season openers I've seen in advance.
Monday in a Nutshell: ABC and CBS should continue to dominate. Dancing With the Stars has once again cast a buzz-worthy group — though some are wondering if they've overstepped and alienated their more mainstream fans with lightning-rod contestants like Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace. (Get over it, folks. It's a dancing show, all for fun.) And Castle makes for a fine nightcap. CBS' popular comedy lineup includes one new winner (Two Broke Girls) and one show in transition (Two and a Half Men) that's more talked about than almost any new fall series, while Hawaii Five-0 more than holds its own. Fox is shaking things up with its big-budget fantasy spectacular Terra Nova (which bows next week), which should open big at the very least. We'll see if its family-friendly tone attracts a broader-than-cult following. A Cuddy-free House (premiering Oct. 3) may be on its ...
Emmy Weekend kicked off with the Performers Nominee Reception, hosted by the Television Academy, on September 16. The honored actors were so thrilled to be part of the group they couldn't help but share some scoop.
Mary McDonnell said the remaining episodes of The Closer's final season are going to be intense. "I think it could get very, very heavy. Peter Goldman seems to have some kind of vendetta. He has too much information on Brenda that could be seen through a negative lens. And for some reason he's going at it.
The Emmys are the big draw this weekend — my predictions (a combination wish list/analysis) can be found here — but here's a look at some of the other TV this weekend that stands out.
Cartoon Network is back in action tonight — literally. After a lengthy delay, the channel's Friday-night action shows are finally returning with original episodes. Leading off the night is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which begins its final run of new installments, starting with "Scorn of the Star Staphire!" (originally slated to air in May), guest-starring Green Lantern and Wonder Woman (in an awesome opening segment).
Forget Detours and Roadblocks: The Amazing Race is teaming up with with social network foursquare to debut a new online destination for all your globetrotting needs. Smartphone users can check into the Amazing Race branded foursquare page (https://foursquare.com/amazingrace_cbs) to receive travel advice and show trivia, including exclusive tips from the most recently eliminated duo.
"I've been fortunate to travel all over the world ...
Rob McElhenney, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
They may be "the gross crew," but they're our gross crew.
Last night, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returned for its new season and as usual, the comedy's crassest laughs were as plus-sized as star/series creator Rob McElhenney, who has famously packed on 50...