TV's 50 Funniest Phrases
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How sweet it is! Here it is, your moment of Zen: Television's 50 wittiest and most memorable catchphrases are counted down in this entertainment special, a really big show featuring dyn-o-mite clips and interviews with the stars who delivered the indelible lines. Among those featured: Heeere's Jeremy Piven, Dana Carvey, Neil Patrick Harris, Jean Stapleton, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Jackie Gleason, Regis Philbin, Bob Newhart, Penny Marshall, Polly Holliday and Redd Foxx. And that's the way it is.
Read on for previews of Reaper, Mental, Hitched or Ditched, Rescue Me and My Boys.
Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Josh Holloway (Lost) and T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy)
Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know you guys have some hints about Lost's finale. Don't hold out. — Joseph
TIM: ABC's promos spoil that Sawyer, Kate and Juliet return to the island, so we asked Patrick Fischler (aka the Dharma Initiative's Phil) what could possibly turn the sub around. "Let me see, how do I put this? Sawyer," he said. Fischler says Phil plays an "interesting part" in a season finale that answers lots of questions, but ends with a game-changing cliff-hanger. Might Phil face the music for belting Juliet last week? "I think Sawyer may have to have a little payback," says Fischler. Look for our full Q&A with the actor, whose credits also include Southland and Mad Men, next week.
What can you spill about the Grey's Anatomy season finale? Are we definitely saying goodbye to George and T.R. Knight? — Kellie
MATT: Yes, there are rumors swirling that the finale not only paves the way for George's departure ...
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Save! Idol history was made last week when Simon and Co. used their sole judges' save on Matt Giraud, rescuing the contestant from elimination. Tonight the still-standing Matt joins his six fellow contestants to render songs from the disco genre. (Polyester leisure suits, platform shoes and an overgrowth of chest hair are permitted.) The stakes are high: Because of last week's save, two finalists will be eliminated in tomorrow night's results show. Tomorrow night also features Season 7's David Archuleta performing "A Little Too Not Over You," plus disco luminaries Harry Wayne "KC" Casey (of KC and the Sunshine Band), Thelma Houston and Freda Payne delivering a medley of genre gems.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
TV Guide's Senior Critic Matt Roush takes your TV questions. Have a rant, rave or burning question about your favorite show you'd like addressed? E-mail him here!
Question: Sometimes I ask God why it was decided that I should be a sci-fi geek. I don't know about anyone else, but I have been impressed with the character development on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It is clear that Fox asked the producers to cut back on special effects to save money, so the writers had to actually (gasp!) write. I think they've done a wonderful job. I am enjoying the development of John and Cameron the most, but also of Sarah, Derek and Ellison. And then Fox pulls a Firefly on me and moves it to Friday along with Dollhouse. I don't understand how Fox and other networks cannot get this ...
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My Boys will be back in town. The critically acclaimed sitcom has been picked up for a third season by TBS.
My Boys by Ben Watts/TBS
Cheers to TV's most underrated comedy: My Boys. In its just-completed second season, TBS' sitcom about a Chicago sportswriter (Jordana Spiro) and her gaggle of pals wisely cut back on the hackneyed sports-metaphor voiceovers and focused on its strength: an ensemble with genuine, Friends-level chemistry. With the exception of standup genius Jim Gaffigan (who plays Spiro's goofy brother), none of the actors were previously familiar to me. But with their snappy timing and breezy camaraderie, they've become great TV company. If My Boys were on CBS, it'd be a How I Met Your Mother-sized hit. Instead, it's still waiting for a third-season order. Time to step up to the plate, TBS. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
This week in "The Shirt Contest" (airing Thursday at 9;30 pm/ET), the Boys get embroiled in another one of their competitive moods. Let's just say Project Runway comes to Chicago. It was really fun shooting this one. I got to show a little more flesh than normal. As a redhead, it's always great to show the world a little more of my pasty white skin (note the heavy sarcasm). I'm almost as white as Jim Gaffigan, but my skin is covered with freckles and red fur. All of you redheads out there know what I mean. Nudity is not one of our strong suits. Even if I was Mr. Olympia, people would still scream, "Put your shirt back on. You're burning my eyes out!" It would be nice to go to the beach without wearing SPF Infinity!OK, enough of the "ginger" talk. It's depressing me, and when you see my bare skin this week, just remember that I didn't write the episode. It wasn't my choice for you to see my bare flesh. I am merely a pawn in a greater scheme. And at this point, I think the writers are...
Ahhhhhhhhh, My Boys is back! Yes, I know the answer to the question that has been hounding us all since we last saw you. Who is on the plane? And the answer is still what we all knew last season
Not me! Thats all I can tell you or I will be killed. I don't think any of you will want the surprise ruined anyway
except for you sick, instant gratification types who will sneak a peek under the wrapping on your Christmas presents two weeks before the actual date. But I think youll be pleasantly surprised.I would like to use this forum to address another issue concerning this matter. As some of you may or may not know, I am a stand-up comic and have been performing around the country during our hiatus. And everywhere I go, you have all told me who youd like to have on the plane. "I like Thorn, that Jeremy Sisto is such a real man. "I like the baseball player. Hes rich and dreamy. A couple of you nerdy tech types even wan...
My Boys by Ben Watts/TBS
To help mark Thursday's Season 2 premiere of TBS' My Boys, you are invited to "get your grade schooler on" and play a game of M.A.S.H. (aka Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House).Using this new Facebook app, you can choose from a list of possible paramours possible paramours (including My Boys' P.J., any of her guy friends, and anyone on your Friend list), a variety of places to live, dwellings to inhabit and such, then have the computer autogenerate that which is "your romantic destiny."At the very least, I can report, the app features some cool sound effects (though I am not entirely thrilled with whom it paired me and under which environs). But hey, Facebook tells no lies! — Matt Mitovich
Nia Vardalos by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
Nia Vardalos, star of the monster hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, has joined the cast of the TBS comedy My Boys for a three-episode arc.She'll play the "work wife" to Andy (played by comedian Jim Gaffigan), whose close friend is a twentysomething female sportswriter (Jordana Spiro) and the focus of the show, which returns to the TBS lineup on June 12. J.R. Whalen