Bada bing! The Writers Guild of America has named HBO's The Sopranos, created by David Chase, the best-written TV series of all time. Members of the WGA's West and East coast chapters — folks who obviously know a thing or two about writing TV shows — evaluated hundreds of dramas, comedies, miniseries (six hours or more), daytime serials, animation, variety series, talk shows and kids' programs to come up with an unprecedented, exhaustive list of TV's top 101.
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
After too many years away (and two years in the clink for Saffy), the British boozebags of Absolutely Fabulous returned last night to clink cheers to their 20th anniversary of La Croix and high-grade pharmaceuticals with the first of three special ...
Who says you can't go home again? Not that any of us ever lived in a place as grand and as teeming with character — highborn and low, selfless and treacherous — as Downton Abbey.
Mark your calendars: The Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special will premiere Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c on BBC America and Logo, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The special is one of three the networks are planning with ...
Idris Elba, Luther
Talking to Idris Elba can be disorienting. No matter how often he references his acclaimed roles as Baltimore drug lord Stringer Bell on The Wire ("That part spoiled me and catapulted me onto the radar," he says) or Dunder Mifflin big boss Charles Miner on The Office ("I can't believe I got paid to have so much fun"), it doesn't jibe with the East London inflection coming out of his mouth. Can this be the same actor?
They're back, darlings!
BBC America and Logo plans to resurrect Absolutely Fabulous for three new specials, starring everybody's favorite drunken dynamic duo Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley).
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Brad Rowe courtesy Regent Releasing, Joanna Lumley courtesy BBC, Reichen
Between the apparent pick-up appeal of airport bathrooms, Christian Siriano and his hot tranny messes, Californias same-sex marriage ruling and the new Sex and the City movie, its been a very interesting year for the GLBT scene. And I mean interesting in a cool way. Like somehow the whole all men created equal stuff may start meaning something. So I figured, with gay being the new bitch, which was the new black last Spring (thank you, Tina Fey), and June being Gay Pride Month, I thought it was only appropriate to devote a little time to shows on DVD that are as fabulous as the fans who make them must-see...Dantes Cove Season Three just hit stores and lemme tell you, when I first heard that Amazing Race fame-seeker Reichen Lemkuhl was joining the cast, it was not a good day. The show is campy fun with its mix of island passion and occulty plotlines (and lord alive is there flesh for all walks of life to enjoy), but did it need a realit...
Hotel Babylon, Footballers Wives and Torchwood courtesy BBC America
So, obviously, I watched a ton of TV as a kid here in Philadelphia. But the one thing that had me running for the clicker faster than viewers did from last week's Oscars were those hoity-toity funny-talkin' people on Channel 12 (aka public television). High-button collars. Translucent skin. Questionable dentistry. I just didn't get how anyone would watch a show that didn't have cool, tan cops like the CHiPs guys or glamorous, toothy detectives like Charlie's Angels. I mean really, Doctor Who back then was a fright, with his big scarf and unsettling robotic dog. No thanks! I'd take the original Battlestar's dagget over that mess any day.Now that I'm slightly more evolved in my viewing habits, the idea of international programming is far less off-putting to my ugly American sense and sensibilities. Hell, I'll go so far as to say that the BBC in particular has been schooling some of the major U.S. networks on how to really do culty cool and sexy TV lately. And bless the stars, we've g...
Kiefer Sutherland by Anthony Mandler/FOX
Newly announced releases:24 - Season 1: Special Edition will be coming out May 20Absolutely Fabulous - Absolutely Everything: Limited Edition will be coming out May 27The Magnificent Seven - The Complete Series will be coming out May 13The Rat Patrol - The Complete Series will be coming out May 13Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
As you will see detailed in the Friday, June 29 Interviews & Features column, TV Guide presents the Top Cult Shows Ever, an updated "best of" list that is sure to ignite conversation and debate both of which we encourage at this blog set up just for the occasion.* Denotes a newcomer to the list since our previous 2004 countdown30) Strangers with Candy (1999-2000) *29) Absolutely Fabulous (1994-2003)28) Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) *27) H.R. Pufnstuf (1969-1971)26) Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1975-1978)25) Firefly (2002-2003) *24) Twin Peaks (1990-1991)23) Dark Shadows (1966-1971)22) Doctor Who (1963-present)21) Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)20) The Avengers (1966-1969)19) Quantum Leap (1989-1993)18) Veronica Mars (2004-2007) *17) Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990)16) Babylon 5 (1994-1998)15) Family Guy (1999-present)14) Battlestar Galactica (2003-present) *13) Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1989-1999)12) Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986-1991)11) Jericho (2006-present) *10) Xena: Warrior...