Now that the season of giving is upon us, our friends at the TV Guide Network have made a list of holiday humor and checked it twice. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies television has left under the tree over the years. (Catch the full special on Sunday, December 5 at 8/7c)
10. Married...With Children "It's a Bundyful Life" (December 17, 1989)
A despondent Al is counseled by the scariest angel ever (late comic Sam Kinison) in a roasting of the Jimmy Stewart flick.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Shelley Long
Modern Family will be celebrating baby Lily's birthday in early 2011, and guess who will be crashing the festivities? ...
Is Kelsey Grammer resurrecting Frasier Crane?
Contrary to a series of tweets on the actor's Twitter page that suggested a Frasier reunion and spin-off, Grammer's rep, Stan Rosenfield, tells TVGuide.com that no such project — or any project involving Dr. Frasier Crane, the famous small-screen psychiatrist — is in the works. ...
It's called The Middle. It could be called The Forgotten.
"Do I feel like it's forgotten? Yeah, I kind of feel that way," star Neil Flynn tells TVGuide.com. "But that's OK. I feel like it's such a difficult task to get on the air and ...
Chuck: The Complete 1st Season courtesy Warner Home Video
New releases announced today, May 12:Cheers - Season 10 will be coming out September 2 Chuck - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out September 16 College Hill - Season 5: Atlanta will be coming out August 19 Everybody Hates Chris - The 3rd Season will be coming out August 26 Ghost Whisperer - The 3rd Season will be coming out September 2 Las Vegas - Season 5 will be coming out July 22 NCIS - The Complete 5th Season will be coming out August 26 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Ted Danson as Becker courtesy CBS
New releases announced today, January 8:Becker - The 1st Season will be coming out April 1Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 29 Cheers - Season 9 will be coming out April 29 Laverne & Shirley - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 22Martin - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 1Matlock - The 1st Season will be coming out April 8Perry Mason - 50th Anniversary Edition will be coming out April 8Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Volume 3: The Years of Change will be coming out April 29Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
OK, first off, how fun was last weeks interview with Joss Whedon? You guys went to town on that one. Honestly, I havent taken that many hits since high school, if yall know what I mean.Which brings me to this weeks bidness. Being November, the month of Thanksgiving, Ive decided to devote each of the next four columns to shows I am grateful to have on DVD. And since high school is on my mind these daysjust had my 20th class reunion last weekend (and let me tell ya, we still look good!)the first batch are all shows from back when the Bonner boys were wearing our Capezio jazz shoes, thin leather ties and trying to understand why all the Prendie girls thought their massive Aquanetted walls of hair and liquid eyeliner looked good. So for Jerry Leyden, Chuck Wurzbach, Art Hoath and the rest of the crew, I offer you the best of the Class of 1987!The Cosby Show By its third season, Denise was just about to show off her Angel Heart (and more), Rudy ...
Question: First, I just want to thank you for all of the excellent shows you've championed through the years. If it weren't for critics like you, I doubt we'd see half of the great programs we currently enjoy. That being said, I just have to weigh in about the supposedly "struggling" NBC comedy lineup. There are times when somebody just has to stand up and declare, "Who cares what the numbers are?" Sheesh! If HBO had listened to market demographics alone, we wouldn't have The Sopranos, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. If NBC had listened to the Nielsens back in the '80s and '90s, Seinfeld would be a forgotten experiment and so would Cheers. And another thing: Does anyone really believe the accuracy of Nielsen numbers in an age of TiVo and cybercasting? How do you really measure who's watching what and when anymore? It's amazing how "popular" a show can become when a network simply says, "This is fantastic programming, and we're going to air it." Isn't there some truth in the maxim: ...
Richard Dreyfuss is joining Sci Fi Channel's Tin Man, playing a wizard known as Mystic Man, Reuters reports. This leaves the roles of Raw, a wolverine creature, and Cain, a former policeman with a scarred heart, to be cast in the Oz-some miniseries. Exclusive: Clancy Brown (Lost) will play Rudy Blue, "a fallen baseball idol whose all-star career is overshadowed by sketchy investments and sexual indescretions," on the April 9 episode of FX's The Riches (premiering Mar. 12). Big You-know-who has been replaced by... Cliff Clavin. Cheers' John Ratzenberger has claimed Vincent Pastore's spot on Dancing with the Stars, ABC announced on Friday.
Dan Hedaya and Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Although TV lovers sometimes have trouble coming up with his name, they always recognize his face. As one of Hollywood's most prolific character actors, Dan Hedaya has been working steadily since the late '70s, playing a hirsute assortment of cops, lawyers, cheating or cuckolded husbands and, in the underrated Nixon-era comedy Dick, a U.S. president. He adds another eccentric character to his résumé when he guests as Adrian's long-lost truck-driver dad on USA's hit crimedy Monk (Nov. 17, at 10 pm/ET).
TVGuide.com: I was thrilled when I heard that you were going to play Adrian's dad. But then I started to wonder if perhaps you're too young for the part. Dan Hedaya: I had that thought as well. I'm not old enough to be his father, really. I wo