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Question: I've noticed the last few years that shows that were "summer shows" started bleeding into the fall or having new episodes in the winter. I think season 1 of Damages was one of the first. It started in the summer but did not end until the fall, which made it hard to stay with once the regular shows started up. But now other cable shows are doing this, including splitting their seasons and airing them at other times. The Closer, White Collar, Burn Notice, and now Royal Pains, which started as ...
Sit back, grab a glass of wine and get ready to laugh as Cougar Town star Busy Philipps visits Cubicle Confessions! Busy shares details about her time as a waitress for California Pizza Kitchen, drinking on the set of Cougar Town and why she doesn't believe in the term "guilty pleasure." Check out the exclusive video after the jump...
After two and a half seasons of banter, bullets and bad guys, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) finally lock lips on tonight's Castle (10:01/9:01c, ABC). And, according to exec producer Andrew Marlowe, it was the crime drama's passionate....
Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
Two things happen this week that fans have been long awaiting: First, a new twist in the very cold case regarding who killed Beckett's mother. Second, and a much bigger deal to many, a kiss between Castle and Beckett, taking all that unresolved sexual tension to a fever pitch. It all begins when the now-retired detective on Beckett's mom's...
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
After a hilarious guest spot on Modern Family last fall, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cameron and Mitchell's flamboyant party thrower pal, Pepper, in a spring episode.
This time, "Mitch [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cam [Eric Stonestreet] go out for a boys night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends," Modern Family executive producer Steve Levitan told me at Saturday's Producers Guild Awards, just before going on stage to accept the award for Best Comedy Series. The plot...
Mary Tyler Moore
The more things change, the more they sound the same. And so it was as American Idol returned this week — with shiny new judges, a flashy new opening, but the formula pretty much intact from before. (Delusional tone-deaf losers? Check. Precocious talents? Check. Inspirational sob stories? Name that tune, repeatedly.) One essential ingredient is, of course, missing: the curmudgeonly and biting snark, but also the tang of weary boredom, that was the hallmark of Simon Cowell. In his place, two charismatic supernovas who represent flip sides of the Paula coin: the ditsy loose cannon (an electrifying Steven Tyler) who blurts things like "I think you got the what-is-it-ness" when he's not leering at a parade of nubile Disney Channel refugees or drumming along to the groove of the better talents; and the beatific cheerleader (a luminous Jennifer Lopez) who's quick with the goosebumps and moist eyes and hates to say no. "I'm not in the business of crushing spirits," says J-Lo, who goes on to protest too much: "This is awful. I hate this! Why did I sign up for this?"
So sayeth Leslie Knope and so be it. Last night, Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler's adorably entertaining civil servant-com made its long-delayed return and — no offense to the mustachioed magnificence that is Leslie's boss — it has earned a spot at the top of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness.
There's no football in Hawaii Five-0's special Sunday post-AFC Championship Game episode, but it does start out with extreme surfing. Well, more like some extremely uncomfortable surfing as Kono (Grace Park) gives Danno (Scott Caan) board lessons so he can impress his daughter. "It's fun because Danny's obviously averse to water," says executive producer Peter Lenkov. The waves get a whole lot bigger as a major tsunami warning sends islanders evacuating to higher ground, while our team stays in town to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Tsunami Warning Center.
Medium has taken its fans on some intensely crazy rides over the course of seven seasons. Why should the finale be different? The CBS fright series — the victim of low ratings — will end its run tonight with the episode "Me Without You," which starts with psychic Allison Dubois and her family in the present day and follows them 48 years into the future.
Young Justice, Jesse McCartney
Pop star Jesse McCartney is proving he's not just another pretty face by expanding his voice-over résumé. The 23-year-old heartthrob has already racked up several video game credits and provides the high-pitched squeals of Theodore in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies. Now he's now suiting up as Batman's crime fighting apprentice, Robin, in Cartoon Network's Young Justice. The new series (which had a sneak preview in November and now airs weekly), features a team of second-generation heroes from the pages of DC Comics, including Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Miss Martian (who is the focus of this week's episode, "Welcome to Happy Harbor").