Celebrity Poker Showdown

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Thank God the Dave Foley Q&A Is Here!

Dave Foley holds all the power on Thank God You're Here.

One-fifth of the late, great sketch comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, Dave Foley has gone full circle, returning to the unpredictable world of improv playing judge and jury on NBC's Thank God You're Here (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET), an amusing comedy-competition series in which performers act in scenes without benefit of a script. TV Guide: What qualifies you for this? Dave Foley: I think obviously being the wisest of all comedians is my main qualification. Really — if I'm to be honest with you — next to nothing. I have no qualifications for this job or, for that matter, any of the jobs I've ever had. TV Guide: How does it feel wielding so much power over your comic colleagues? Foley: [Laughs] It's od read more

Tom Everett Scott's Life Is Saved

Tom Everett Scott, Saved

Described by some as "Rescue Me for the ambulance-driving set," TNT's Saved (Mondays at 10 pm/ET; the premiere rebroadcasts this Wednesday at 11 pm) stars Tom Everett Scott as Wyatt Cole, a paramedic dealing — or not — with a domineering father, a lady doc "ex," and the dilemma of whether to give med school that one last long-after-college try. Oh, and he also has a gambling problem, one so bad it puts his self-stitching expertise to good use. TVGuide.com read more

Tom Everett Scott's Life Is Saved

Tom Everett Scott, Saved

Described by some as "Rescue Me for the ambulance-driving set," TNT's Saved (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET) stars Tom Everett Scott as Wyatt Cole, a paramedic dealing — or not — with a domineering father, a lady doc "ex," and the dilemma of whether to give med school that one last long-after-college try. Oh, and he also has a gambling problem, one so bad it puts his self-stitching expertise to good use. TVGuide.com talked to Scott about exploring such da read more

SHORT CUTS

The Futon Critic says NBC has given Four Kings the hook and will temporarily fill the Thursday-night void with My Name Is Earl reruns.... Bravo's eighth round of Celebrity Poker Showdown, to air this spring, aims to give New Orleans a morale boost by filming in Louisiana City.... The producers of Bubble next will bring you a "day-and-date" release of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, hitting theaters April 14, then arriving on DVD April 18 and on HDNet April 23.... A correction from the Hollywood Reporter: Shohreh Aghdashloo will play the first cousin of the Virgin Mary in Nativity, due for a December release. read more

Answer: This humble game-show...

Answer: This humble game-show host can bluff at poker with the best of them. Question: Who is Alex Trebek? Too bad that he ultimately lost on, well, not Jeopardy!, but Celebrity Poker. Hey, at least he fared better than Sean Connery in an SNL parody of Celebrity Jeopardy!. Tonight was quite an exciting night: Dave had to call for security when Michael Vartan tried to return to the table after getting his butt kicked by Anthony Anderson's quad five slow play; those same fives reared their ugly heads when Alex landed a set to take a bunch of Anthony's cash; and awesome poker-player Annie Duke (whom I want to be just like when I grow up) dropped by for a short visit. So cool, as she's like, the coolest chick in this often male-dominated game. I think that even though she picked newcomer Amber Tamblyn to win, she'd probably be pretty proud that Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines read more

"It's ladies' night/And the feeling's...

"It's ladies' night/And the feeling's right/Oh, yes, it's ladies' night/Oh, what a night...." With this song stuck in my head, play gets under way with an all-female cast of quasi-celebs who are ready for some cable-approved humor and good, old-fashioned gamblin'. And Dave Foley's goofy humor really seems to go over well with the gals, even when he references his own menstrual cycle. Tonight it was Ricki Lake, Sharon Lawrence, Kathryn Morris, Kathy Najimi and Caroline Rhea in a battle to see who could play her cards right. Now usually there are some overshares in the personal-information arena on this show, mostly in attempts at humor or to distract opponents. But tonight's odd comment comes from poker-pro Phil Gordon, who admitted — jokingly, I think — that he once dressed in drag to compete in a ladies-only tourney. I hope he was kidding, because he would make kind of a terrifying woman with his nearly 7-foot-tall s read more

Dave Foley's Poker Face

Celebrity Poker Showdown has been an interesting gamble for Bravo. The show nearly went bust when Cingular Wireless withdrew sponsorship midway through its run, thanks to all the drinking and profanity. But Showdown still has a bright future in the cards. The second-season finale airs tomorrow at 9 pm/ET, and cohost Dave Foley, 41, says a third season is in the works. Here, the former NewsRadio and Kids in the Hall star dishes with TV Guide Online about the finale, his Will & Grace role and his commentating cohort, poker expert Phil Gordon. TVGO: How did you get this gig?Dave Foley: Bravo called to see if I was interested in doing it, but they wanted to know if I had any poker experience. Coincidentally, at the same time, I had been invited to play in the World Poker Tour's Celebrity Invitational. So I played in that. I had never played [the poker game] Texas Hold'em before, but I was the last celebrity in it. I fin read more

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Premiered: December 02, 2003, on Bravo
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Celebrities compete for charity in tournaments of No Limit Texas Hold 'Em at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Dave Foley (`The Kids in the Hall') took over hosting duties from first-season anchor Kevin Pollak, and pairs with poker commentator Phil Gordon.

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