Michael Cudlitz, Gerald McRaney
Without question, the hour of TV I have been most anticipating — and dreading — this week is the season, and for all we know, series finale of TNT's remarkable, brutal, bleak yet gripping cop drama Southland (Wednesday, 10/9c). Anticipating because each week, this series somehow raises the dramatic stakes for its characters, in a grueling but rewarding tour of duty through the socio-ethnic sprawl of Los Angeles. Dreading because Southland has almost always lived on the verge of ratings extinction, from the time TNT rescued the show after NBC dumped it before its second season could even premiere, and I fear (as do many) that this fifth season could very likely be its last hurrah. (Several of its stars have signed up for new work during this pilot season, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall.)
American Idol topped Wednesday, growing for the first time in more than a month.
The two-hour performance show averaged 12 million viewers and a 3.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up a tenth from last week.
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After a solid start last week, ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (7.3 million, 2.5) fell ...
Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) got off to a solid start Wednesday.
The ABC comedy premiered to 8.4 million viewers and a 2.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, drawing more viewers than and the same rating as Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Parents had the best retention rate of our Modern Family (10.6 million, 4.1) in more ...
In the spy game, intelligence is the most precious commodity. And in the world of fictional espionage, few authors of historical suspense deliver thrills with the crisp and unsparing intelligence of Alan Furst. BBC America's Spies of Warsaw, a two-part miniseries adaptation (concluding Tuesday, April 10) of his 2008 novel, loses none of its twisty allure and passionate urgency in the translation from page to screen (9/8c). Tension comes with the territory of late-'30s Poland, a country harboring refugees and dissidents in a murky culture of political intrigue, as everyone nervously waits for the jackboot to drop as rumors spread of Nazi aggression.
How To Live With Your Parents (for The Rest Of Your Life)
They say you can't go home again. Unless, for instance, you're a recently divorced mom whose only option is to move in with your parents after your ex-husband blows through your savings — which is the case for Polly (Sarah Chalke), the protagonist of ABC's new comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
In the show's pilot episode, which airs Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, Polly shows up on the doorstep of her freewheeling mother and stepfather (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) with her 5-year-old daughter in tow. Here, we've put together a how-to guide of how to get a show like How to Live with Your Parents off the ground:
1. Write and act what you know. The series is based on...
It's no secret that living with your parents past the age of 18 is not exactly considered cool. Yet that is exactly what Sarah Chalke is doing on ABC's new comedy, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
Premiering on Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, the Scrubs alum plays Polly, a single mom who moves in with her mother (Elizabeth Perkins) and...
Sarah Chalke has traded Sacred Heart for Seattle Grace. The former Scrubs star is heading to Grey's Anatomy this spring, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.
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ABC has announced its midseason premiere dates, including those for the new series Red Widow, along with returning favorites Body of Proof and Dancing with the Stars.
When Body of Proof returns on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Emmy winner Dana Delany will be joined by Mark Valley as Det. Tommy Sullivan, a recent transfer to Philly who hopes to rekindle his relationship with Megan Hunt.
Arrow, 1600 Penn
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The CW's Arrow and NBC's midseason show 1600 Penn are currently leading the drama and comedy categories, respectively, on TVGuide.com's Watchlist. Arrow, which stars Stephen Amell as the DC superhero Green Arrow, is ...
"Why just watch if you can feel?" As new-season slogans go, ABC's feels ... well, a bit clingy and demanding. Back off, ABC. I'll feel you when I'm good and ready.
But the proof is in the programming, and ABC's new fall schedule — unveiled during Tuesday's Lincoln Center upfront presentation — feels like something I'll be spending a fair amount of time analyzing, and perhaps even enjoying, in the season to come. (See the full lineup here.)