Law & Order: Los Angeles
Question: I thought Law & Order: Los Angeles was a fairly good replacement of the legacy L&O franchise. Recently, I read that it was changing gears and removing Skeet Ulrich's character and moving Alfred Molina's ADA back to being a cop and Terrence Howard's character as the full time ADA. What are your thoughts as to why this is? And isn't it a bit odd that a Senior ADA like Alfred Molina's character would be "demoted" back to being a cop? — Teresa
Matt Roush: Have you ever heard the phrase "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?" That's how these desperation moves look to me....
The Black Eyed Pea
At least the Packers and Steelers brought it. If only the advertisers had fought as hard to be worthy of the Super Bowl hype.
In recent years, the cliché of saying "I only watch for the ads" has been supplanted by a new Super Bowl truism: The game on the field somehow upstaged the jousting from Madison Avenue. Even this year's most memorable and charming ad — a bit of wordless magic involving a child in a Darth Vader outfit tricked into thinking he had self-started the family Volkswagen — stole some of its own thunder by being leaked and disseminated online days before Sunday's showcase. For Volkswagen, this extra exposure is likely considered a win. It's the sort of ad you're happy to watch and re-watch — and online it even runs longer. But the surprise factor was gone by Sunday night, robbing the ad of its "event" status...
Shelley Conn and Jason O'Mara
Fox treated its Super Bowl viewers to an early glimpse of the dinosaurs that will be terrorizing the new residents of Terra Nova when the prehistoric time-traveling adventure series premieres May 23.
Though the dino looks pretty similar to the creatures that ripped apart Terra Nova executive producer Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, his colleagues promise that the full spectrum of creatures they are conceptualizing will be unlike anything seen before.
"Steven Spielberg was very adamant about this," says executive producer Rene Echevarria. In place of the overused T-Rex, which has played the villain in nearly every prehistoric representation on film, the show's big bad will be ...
Michael J. Fox
The Chicago Code (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
Perking up what has been a pretty dismal midseason so far, this tough, brisk police drama from The Shield's Shawn Ryan is set and filmed in Chicago, where the city's brash first female police superintendent (Jennifer Beals, cast against type) clashes with a corrupt alderman (Delroy Lindo, savoring his smooth villainy) who holds her department's purse strings. Colvin's eyes and ears on the mean streets is reckless local-legend detective Jarek Wysocki (Brotherhood's Jason Clarke), who's just been saddled with a young, earnest partner (Friday Night Lights' Matt Lauria) who's not as green as he looks. The show weaves each of their points-of-view into a compelling, muscular narrative. Please watch...
When Gwyneth Paltrow's substitute teacher, Holly Holliday, returns to Glee's McKinley High on March 8, she'll be instructing the students in sex education. "All the kids are lost in their sexual knowledge," teases Heather Morris (Brittany).
Expect Holly to enlighten both Brittany — who "still thinks a baby comes from the stork," says Heather — and Finn, who "may finally learn that you actually can't get girls pregnant in a hot tub without intercourse," says Cory Monteith. That stunner could harm Finn's renewed romance with Quinn, who once told Finn that was how she got knocked up...
After eight seasons, TV's No. 1 scripted drama broke records with a whopping 22.7 million viewers on February 1 — prompting CBS to give the long-running blockbuster an early renewal for another year.
"This photo captures perfectly how everyone felt on Wednesday night," NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan says of the exclusive cast shot...
The L Word and The Real L Word creator Ilene Chaiken is expanding her TV series vocabulary.
Chaiken has signed on to serve as executive producer on Hail Mary, a drama pilot recently picked up by CBS. She'll serve along side...
Fox on-field analyst Tony Siragusa owns five restaurants in his native New Jersey and helps design home entertainment meccas on his DIY Network series Man Caves. The retired NFL nose tackle also wears a Super Bowl ring, courtesy of his key role on the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. So, we figured the Goose would be the perfect guy to plan the ultimate Super Bowl party — and we were right. Here's how to throw a bodacious bash...
This was a week where history played out before our eyes, with revolution in Egypt catching journalists — including several of TV's biggest news stars (Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour among others) — in the dangerous crossfire. Another colossal winter storm cutting a swath of snowy and icy peril across the country kept millions glued to the Weather Channel (if the elements didn't knock out your cable). And Charlie Sheen's epic real-time E True Hollywood Story continues, shutting down TV's most popular sitcom and challenging Hollywood's priorities in the process.
But hey, what else was on?
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HUZZAH! The greatest compliment you can pay any TV show is to want to watch it again the second it's over. And once the February sweeps calms down, that's my plan with this week's delightfully inventive instant-classic episode of...
It was a reunion of sorts when, after almost two years of absence, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) appeared on the February 3 episode of CSI, titled "The Two Mrs. Grissoms."
"We had the perfect story," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn tells TV Guide Magazine about the timing of Petersen's return. "The two...