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...
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa
The race to replace Regis is on. Now that Regis Philbin has given a firm date for his last appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly — Nov. 18 — the show is starting to line up a list of potential new hosts to sit next to Kelly Ripa.
According to executive producer Michael Gelman, the show already has a transition plan in place — starting with the new, temporary title Live with Kelly, which will be used until that ...
Florence Henderson looks back at her enduring and seemingly sunshiny showbiz career in Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond, out September 20. The self-proclaimed "Mother of the Mullet" from The Brady Bunch also gives up some tawdry secrets about her personal life. Here are a few juicy nuggets.
Thomas Dekker, Britt Robertson
Just because a show makes good programming sense doesn't make it a good program. This week's case in point: the CW's dreary and laughably derivative teenage witch-centric The Secret Circle, designed as an overly compatible companion piece to The Vampire Diaries (inspired by a series of books from the same author of the Diaries best-sellers) and produced by the same brain trust led by Kevin Williamson. It's basically the same show, only substituting witches for vamps and lacking (at least initially) the sense of humor and pacing that makes Vampire such a treat most weeks.
You'd think while they were busy cloning, they could ...