A few nights ago, when Modern Family's Cameron-as-Fizbo tried on a court jester's shtick for size, Mitchell offered this dour rejoinder: "There goes the theory that an English accent makes everyone sound smart." I don't think it's Anglophile snobbery that has me celebrating the return of Being Human to BBC America's lineup Saturday night, while being left as cold as a cadaver by Syfy's spotty remake. The original is simply a much better show.
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Better acted, for sure, and it's not just a matter of dialect. There's an intensity to the British original, even when it's going for droll humor, that's lacking in the shrill and...
How-ard!! With two short but knife-sharp syllables and a whole lot of nosy questions, Wolowitz's overbearing mother on The Big Bang Theory is quickly establishing herself as one of television's great unseen characters. Think Charlie from Charlie's Angels or Rhoda's Carlton the Doorman, but with a Noo Yawk accent and louder. Much louder. We dialed up the actress responsible for the hilarious holler, Carol Ann Susi, whose on-camera credits include Seinfeld's famous episode with Keith Hernandez, "The Boyfriend." And, yes, she really sounds like that in real life.
Discovery has assigned an airdate to Human Planet, its next epic series in the vein of recent hits Planet Earth and Life. The six-part Human Planet will air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on three consecutive Sundays this spring: April 10, 17 and 24. Human Planet, a co-production between Discovery and the BBC, will look at how humans live in a wide variety of habitats — including the Arctic, rivers and oceans, mountains, grasslands ...
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Hard to believe but CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful has had only two different opening title sequences in its entire 24-year history. Now it's about to get a third. Debuting February 21, the new open will feature a flashy Forrester fashion show created via CGI magic — a first for a daytime ...
Cheers to Modern Family for inviting Matt Dillon to the party.
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Dillon's big-screen career careened wildly off course after he unwisely chose to follow up his Oscar-nominated turn in 2004's Crash by taking a backseat to Lindsay Lohan and an anthropomorphized VW in the all-too-prophetically ...
After endless rewrites and false starts, Michael Scott's action thriller, Threat Level Midnight, premieres tonight in Scranton to an audience filled with past Dunder Mifflin friends, including Karen (Rashida Jones), Roy (David Denman) and David (Andy Buckley). "We all play characters in his movie," says Melora Hardin, returning as Jan, who stars as femme fatale Jasmine.
Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
Oh my freaking stars, how great has Fringe been lately? The emotional stakes couldn't be higher as Peter is torn not only between two Olivias, but he's also at the center of the battle between the warring parallel universes. And now there's a baby brewing in Alt-Olivia? Madness! This week, we're back in Our World, as Peter and Real-livia work to repair the recent damage done to their relationship (bringing her the proper coffee would be a good start), and Walter prepares a surprise breakfast for his favorite lovebird agents. Plus, there's a case involving a grieving widow. Hope there are no yucky bugs.
It's the most dreaded part of every American Idol cycle: the group round of Hollywood Week. The pressure cooker of group round forces the 168 remaining contestants to team up with each other, learn a song, and choreograph a routine in just one night. What almost always follows is a sleepless night of tears and a whole lot of drama. And this season lived up to that promise as well.
Some singers couldn't find groups. Some groups became frustrated by their take-charge leaders. One singer decided to swap groups in the middle of the night, and another left her teammates stranded as she decided whether she could even handle the pressure of competing on Idol.
One group did the unthinkable: They made adorable little Jacee Badeaux cry.
So, which singers made it through arguably the toughest part of the competition? Let's find out...