Michael Weatherly, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon
One day after ordering three more seasons of The Big Bang Theory, CBS has given early renewals to 18 more shows for the 2014-2015 season.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams
This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."
"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.
The Big Bang Theory
CBS has given The Big Bang Theory a three-season renewal, the network announced Wednesday.
The decision comes after Big Bang's current seventh season garnered its highest ratings to date, averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
Question: When dealing with shows like House of Cards (in which an entire season is available at one time), what's your opinion on how spoilers should be discussed? Is every episode fair to be talked about as soon as the season comes out? Should no spoilers be talked about for, say, a week and then every episode is fair game? Or would you treat it more like a traditional series and discuss only one episode at a time? On the receiving end, do you just avoid all spoilers until you've finished watching the entire season? I'm mainly asking this because I'm only up to episode 6 of the new season of House of Cards and am avoiding any article with a spoiler alert, because I don't know just which episodes they may be spoiling. (Thankfully, so far the biggest spoiler I could have had ruined was a very shocking moment in the first episode. I don't gasp very often at a TV show, but I did then.) — Scott
Saturday Night Live has been on hiatus for a month... and this is the best they could come up with?
The episode that marked the debut of Seth Meyers' replacement Colin Jost at the "Weekend Update" desk was disappointingly low on laughs, featuring one-joke sketches that went on too long (see: Aidy Bryant's hefty Tinkerbell stand-in "Tonkerbell"). Even Kate McKinnon's typically hilarious Ellen impersonation was a bit lackluster. As far as "Weekend Update," there are of course going to be some growing pains in that department but... we miss Seth already.
Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson
The road of great expectations invariably contains its share of potholes. So it is with SundanceTV's The Red Road (Thursday, 9/8c), a lugubrious six-episode drama that's as overwrought as it is underwhelming, representing a rare misfire for the channel that brought us such outstanding originals as Top of the Lake and Rectify last year.
The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik is now quite well known for her less conventional style of attachment parenting, especially after the actress posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, Fred, on a New York City subway in 2011. The picture made headlines and ...
David James Elliott
JAG alum David James Elliott will co-star opposite Jane Kaczmarek in the Fox pilot Here's Your Damn Family, TVGuide.com has learned.
Octavia Spencer has been tapped to star in Fox's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has learned.
In this comedic young soap, a group of teenagers meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and allies. With Fox declaring pilot season dead, Red Band Society is a series prototype with additional scripts ordered beyond the pilot.
The Oscar-winning actress will play...
The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live, NBC announced Thursday.
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The Emmy-winning actor will...