The Producers Guild of America named The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the best movie of the year Saturday at its annual kudosfest. Last year, Chicago nabbed the Guild's top honor and then went on to win the Oscar for best picture. (You do the math.) HBO was the big winner on the TV side, with Six Feet Under and Sex and the City taking home trophies for best drama and comedy. In other awards news, Cold Mountain scored a field-best 13 nods for the annual BAFTAS Britain's answer to the Oscars. LOTR was next with 12.
Two and a Half Men received an early vote of confidence from CBS over the weekend in the form of a second season pick-up. Renewals were also issued to fellow freshman hits Joan of Arcadia, Cold Case and Navy NCIS. Les Moonves, meanwhile, confirmed to TV Guide Online that two more editions of Survivor have been ordered for next season.
The just-announced third installment of CSI to be set in New York will be spun-off from a May sweeps episode of CSI: Miami, CBS confirmed over the weekend.
Quote of The Weekend:
"It's bad enough being a fugitive in North Korea, now I have to find
out you slept with Will."
Vaughn (Michael Vartan) to Sydney on Alias,
after finding out about her intoxicated hook-up with her previously
AFC Championship: Indianapolis Colts at New England
I'm from Boston, so let me say that the New England sports fan
mentality runs deep. Even though the Patriots were ahead throughout
(winning 24-14), I was nervous until the very, very end. Unlike other
fans, I feel like we're less about the thrill of victory than just
avoiding the continuing agony of defeat. It's an overwhelming mindset
of "Please don't screw this up... Please!... What? They won?! Oh,
thank God!" When Greg Gumbel kept saying things like, "The Patriots
[are] 15 minutes away from Houston... " I was like, "Shut up! Don't jinx
I bet the game looked like q
Charlie Sheen will reunite with former Spin City co-star Heather Locklear on an upcoming episode of his CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. "She plays Alan's (Jon Cryer) divorce attorney who has no sexual boundaries and gets involved with Charlie," says exec producer Chuck Lorre."And when he breaks it off with her, she takes it out on [his brother's] settlement." That's so Amanda Woodward of her.
Will Smith will reprise his role as Jonny in a special one hour episode of his UPN comedy All Of Us on Feb. 17, the network announced Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Hollywood, Calif. UPN also unveiled plans for a summer reality show that follows Amish teenagers having their first experiences with modern conveniences such as booze, cars and Paris Hilton.
For those of us who hold fast to impossible dreams, VH1 presents Bands Reunited, a beyond-cool new series that brings back together defunct '80s acts for one-night-stand mini-concerts. In its auspicious debut episode (airing Monday at 10 pm/ET), it even allows Berlin founder John Crawford to bury the hatchet with Terri Nunn, the charismatic front woman from whom he had long been estranged.
"We hadn't spoken in six years," the singer tells TV Guide Online. "In fact, the last time we talked was a fight [over putting Berlin back on the map]. I wanted to be 50/50 partners with him, and he didn't want that, because he'd always run the band before. I just thought, 'I'm too old, and too good, to do that again.' So for me to have that healing with him was a life-changing thing for me."
Although Nunn still records and tours with a rad, revamped Berlin lineup, she shared Crawford's fear that they and their cronies wouldn't be able to pull it toge
CBS has nixed a Super Bowl commercial from PETA that would have featured scantily clad vegetarians, saying it will not run spots on "controversial issues of public importance." The network has also rejected an ad from a liberal group that would have attacked President Bush.
ABC confirmed Thursday that it has begun talks to bring The Practice and NYPD Blue back next season. Speaking of Blue, which returns from hiatus on Feb. 10, Gordon Clapp's character will expose his rear in a March episode that ABC says is "shrouded in secrecy." When the time comes, someone please remind me not to set my Tivo. Thanks.