Oh, ABC. How adorable that you felt that your sad new sitcom Man Up! (8:30/7:30c) deserves an exclamation point. As in, maybe: Yikes, this sucks! The network describes this latest "comedy" about male insecurities as being "in the vein of The Hangover." Only in the vein of people who watch The Hangover and think: Boy, I wish I could be that funny.
Having finally solved their comedy crisis, the networks may be about to face a drama drought. Network executives are cheering the launch of several promising new fall sitcoms, such as Fox's New Girl, CBS' 2 Broke Girls and ABC's Last Man Standing. "The story of the fall season is comedy," says Jerry Bruckheimer TV president Jonathan Littman. "Comedy is back, no question about it."
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
She's going from princess to secretary but, hey, times are tough for everybody! TV Guide Magazine has learned that one of the world's most eligible royals, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, will make her American suds debut...
Batman: Year One
Bruce Wayne was a one-man army with the world's greatest detective skills and the dream of striking fear in criminals' hearts. How he went from orphaned playboy to Dark Knight was the basis of a classic 1987 comic book by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli, and is now retold in the faithfully hard-hitting animated film Batman: Year One, which goes on sale today on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and on demand.
What a difference a week makes. In the course of seven days, two very different men have changed the way transgender activist Chaz Bono moves on Dancing With the Stars: the first is former swing dance champion Buddy Schwimmer, dance teacher and father of Bono's partner, Lacey. And the second is fellow competitor J.R. Martinez, who shot to the top of the fifth-week leader board.
When Suburgatory's Tessa (Jane Levy) turns the big 1-6, the ABC comedy borrows a page from MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and throws an unforgettable birthday bash. "She wants to have a low-key party with just two friends, pizza and rent a movie," Levy says.
But when Dallas (Cheryl Hines) discovers Tessa's plans, she takes matters into her own hands to throw the party of a lifetime. "It's over the top," adds Levy, who never had a Sweet 16 party in real life but...
[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]
"I hear we're getting shot," says an actress, smiling behind a mask of rotted teeth. "Awesome!" replies a bloody actor with an enthusiasm that's, ironically, everywhere on The Walking Dead set — from undead extras to lead actors — even after an in-house summer shake-up.
"It's jam-packed, character-wise and action-wise," says Andrew Lincoln, as electrified by the world of hungry corpses as his character, Rick, is terrorized by them. Deeper, darker and (at 13 episodes) more than...
Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson
Spoiler Alert! One of the best General Hospital villains ever is about to die by monkey wrench! The ABC soap kicks off an epic whodunit this week that finds several Port Charles favorites (Patrick, Robin, Matt, Maxie, Elizabeth, Olivia, Steve) celebrating on a rented party boat unaware that the psychotic Dr. Lisa Niles (Brianna Brown), whom everyone thinks is in a coma, is hiding among them in plain sight.
And you thought your family reunions were tense? Supergirl's first meeting with her cousin as an adult results in a seismic showdown in Siberia. In the second issue of DC Comics' new Supergirl series (on sale Wednesday) Kara Zor-El is still unsure of where she is and how she got here. Superman attempts to be a voice of reason but quickly finds himself a punching bag for the so-called Maid of Might.
Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor
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Question: I was wondering what your take is on all the griping and complaining people do about the recent reboots and remakes of classic TV series lately, especially in light of the recent cancellation of Charlie's Angels. I find most of the complaints about plots, writing, acting, story lines, etc., laughable, especially in light of the series most of us are talking about...