Just when Jon Lovett thought he was out of politics, they pulled him back in. The 30-year-old former stand-up comic toiled over speeches for President Obama for three years before he quit in September 2011 to pursue comedy writing in Hollywood. "The one thing I didn't want to do was a show about the White House," he says. "I was too close to it." But on January 9, Lovett...
The Big Bang Theory and Scandal soared to series highs Thursday.
Despite returning competition, Big Bang drew 20 million total viewers and a 6.3 in the 18-to-49 demographic, rising two-tenths ...
Bill Pullman, Josh Gad
Independence Day. Spaceballs. Lake Placid.
Bill Pullman boasts an impressive and extensive film resume, and no one apparently knows this better than his TV son...
Aidan Quinn, Jonny Lee Miller
"A simple moniker for a complicated monster." That's how a rattled Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) describes "M.," his nemesis from across the pond, whose bloody M.O. is on display in a New York crime scene that threatens to send the genius sleuth off the deep end into rogue vigilantism in a first-rate and pivotal episode of CBS' enjoyable Elementary (10/9c). Even an amateur Sherlock-ian knows what that "M." stands for and signifies: "The greatest puzzle you'll ever come across," taunts an adversary.
1600 Penn is about the First Family, but it's definitely not about politics.
"It takes a little bit of time, but we do quickly [get] to a show that concentrates more on the family dynamics where the White house is just a back drop," executive producer Mike Royce told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter previews. "That's a product of how we have to launch the stories that occur, but as we go along we're able to turn things more inward which I think is a more interesting place to be."
Gossip Girl signed off on a high Monday.
The CW drama hit a season high with 1.5 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. The one-hour retrospective that preceded the finale also performed well, drawing 1.3 million viewers and a 0.6. Together, they gave the CW its ...
Sunday's second-season finale of Showtime's Homeland was titled "The Choice." Which could just as easily have applied to the seventh-season finale of Dexter that immediately preceded it. The ones making the ultimate choice, though, are the viewers, who must decide if they're willing to go where these dark bundles of insanity take them.
I echo Homeland's Brody when I say: "I'm in." I realize it might be hipper to join the Twitter snark parade, especially when it comes to Homeland's giant leaps of credibility-defying faith, but imagine how dull and dreary this fall would have been without this one-two punch of Sunday night high-octane entertainment.
NBC announced a new midseason schedule Tuesday, including Community's much-awaited return and the premieres of three new series.
Josh Gad, Rory O'Malley
A couple of Mormons are on their way to the White House, and I'm not talking about Mitt and Ann Romney (or am I?). NBC's midseason White House-set sitcom, 1600 Penn, starring Broadway's original Book of Mormon star Josh Gad, is welcoming another original Mormon co-star.
NBC's mid-season comedy 1600 Penn, starring Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad, has hired a Secret Service agent to protect the first daughter.
Missi Pyle (The Artist) will play Agent Sarah Harlan in the White House-set series. Agent Harlan will keep a close eye on President Dale Gilchrist's daughter, Becca (Martha MacIsaac).