D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson
It's not a wonderful alt-life on ABC Family's Switched at Birth (Monday, 8/7c), as this endearing family drama imagines a "what if" scenario that hinges on Regina having gone public about the switch after she discovered it when the girls were but 3 years old. (The fact that she kept it a secret until their adolescence was the crux of an argument last week between her and John Kennish that ended with him collapsing from what appeared to be a heart attack.)
For many a new show, airing on NBC is its own form of being stranded in Siberia. And so it is with Siberia, a clunky new thriller in the guise of a reality-adventure competition show — take all of the we're-not-here-to-make-friends clichés and add violent mysterious death, shot in a Blair Witch Project-meets-Survivor style. This weird drama/reality hybrid — not as silly as ABC's Whodunnit?, but just as unconvincing — has the terrible luck to arrive on the scene going head to head (Monday, 10/9c) with CBS's Under the Dome, a week after the Stephen King project opened to blockbuster ratings.
It's a bird. It's a plane. Duck and cover! What goes up must come down in a small town trapped — wait for it — Under the Dome, the title of an ingeniously warped conceit from the fertile mind of Stephen King, who believes that ...
Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino
It's Memorial Day Weekend -- the official start of summer! What better way to celebrate than to watch endless hours of TV! Check out your options:
(All times are ET/PT)
Saturday, May 25
Bridezillas (10 a.m.-5 a.m. Sunday, WE tv)
Defiance (4 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday, SyFy)
Hoarding: Buried Alive (7 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Fit & Health)
Iyanla: Fix My Life (10 a.m.-8 p.m., OWN)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, USA)
Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha
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Question: With the introduction this year of new comedies like the promising The New Normal and the dreadful Partners featuring prominent characters who are gay, I was wondering what you think of the current state of gay characters represented on TV. In some ways while I am thrilled to see more representation of the gay community on television, I have to admit I was disheartened by the same stereotypical, flamboyant gay characters once again being represented. Haven't we moved past this? I do think we have some very positive portrayals today in shows like Glee and Grey's Anatomy, but this just seems like a step backwards. What are your thoughts? — Rob
Carlos Gomez, Matt Passmore and Taylor Cole
The Glades has been renewed for a fourth season, A&E announced on Wednesday.
The third season...
Gordon Ramsay; Savannah Guthrie
It was a summer that won't be remembered fondly, at least by the broadcast networks. Despite a flurry of new shows, from CBS' Dogs in the City to ABC's Glass House, there wasn't much to crow about — at least until NBC's Summer Olympics ratings juggernaut came along. Cable fared better, launching new hits like A&E's Longmire and TNT's Perception and opening events like History's Hatfields & McCoys to big numbers. Here are some of this summer's highs and lows.
There's a new doctor in town.
Desperate Housewives' Steven Culp has landed a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy, Deadline reports. The actor will play "top dog" Dr. Parker on the ABC medical drama.
Ted Danson, Mariska Hargitay
Labor Day weekend is known for barbecues, soaking up the last bit of sun and TV marathons of course! So cuddle up to the couch and check out what's on all weekend long.
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Matt Lauer, Al Roker
Our top moments of the week:
14. Mr. Wrong Award: Never go out again with a guy who sleeps with you and then goes MIA for three months. Maura never gets that memo on Rizzoli & Isles, as her on-again beau Dennis (guest star Eddie Cibrian) turns out to be the serial killer that Jane has been tracking. As police burst into his home, interrupting their "date," Dennis takes Maura hostage and explains that she ...