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Exclusive: CSI: Miami Vet to Guest-Star on USA's Common Law

Khandi Alexander

Former CSI: Miami star Khandi Alexander will guest-star on the upcoming first season USA's Common Law, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

USA's Common Law hosts a Lost reunion

The freshman dramedy, which premieres Friday, May 11 at 10/9c, tells the story of Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), two sharp LAPD detectives whose partnership becomes so strained that Captain Mike Sutton (Jack McGee) sends them to see  couples therapist Dr. Ryan (Sonya Walger).

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Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's Boss on Seinfeld, Dies at 77

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie, the British stage actor best known as Elaine's boss Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld, has died. He was 77.

Abercrombie died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of kidney failure, according to the Los Angeles Times. He had recently been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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Born in England, Abercrombie started out as a stage dancer and made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 with Jason Robards. After serving in the Army as part of Special Services in Germany, he returned to acting, appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films before a seven-episode arc on Seinfeld changed his life.

"Incredibly so," he told CNN in 1998. "I mean, I have been ...
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Welcome Back, Kotter's Robert Hegyes, Who Played Epstein, Dies

Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter

Robert Hegyes, best known for playing Juan Epstein on Welcome Back, Kotter, died Thursday from an apparent heart attack, The Star-Ledger reports. He was 60.

A New Jersey native, Hegyes studied speech and theater at Rowan University (where he taught later in his career) before finding stage work in New York both on and off Broadway.  In 1975, Hegyes was cast on... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Maura Tierney Burns Bright on Rescue Me

Maura Tierney

Cheers to Maura Tierney for her incandescent performance on Rescue Me.

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The amazingly versatile actress returned to her recurring role on FX's firefighter dramedy as Kelly McPhee, a feisty single woman who warmed the cockles of Tommy Gavin's cold, cold heart. (They bonded over the fact that they had both lost children.) But when Tommy bumped into Kelly in a drugstore, something had changed: She'd been diagnosed with cancer — much like Tierney was in real life — and had lost much of her hair.

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Treme's Khandi Alexander: New Orleans Is in Her Character's Blood and Bones

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When Treme co-creator David Simon approached Khandi Alexander for his new HBO drama, she didn't even have to read the script.

"I said, 'It doesn't even matter what it is, I'm in," Alexander tells TVGuide.com. "It was just the opportunity to work with David again. To be in the company of someone you feel so comfortable with creatively and personally, there was no second guessing. It was a yes before I read the material."

Treme overcomes tragedy, on-screen and off

So Alexander, who played a drug addict in Simon's Emmy-winning HBO miniseries The Corner, was even more thrilled when she saw just what Simon and co-creator Eric Overmyer were up to with their look at post-Katrina New Orleans... read more

NewsRadio The Complete Series — Review

Newsradio - The Complete Series

Tune into NewsRadio for a hilarious look behind-the-scenes at WNYX, the #2 news radio station in New York City. Starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Stephen Root (Office Space), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Maura Tierney (ER), Vicki Lewis (Three Sisters), Joe Rogan (Fear Factor), Khandi Alexander (ER), Phil Hartman (Saturday Night Live) and Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), NewsRadio delivers tons of laughs in this 12-disc set featuring all 97 episodes of the series. Bonus material includes hilarious commentary tracks (some of the best I've ever heard), blooper reels, filmographies, featurettes, and more. The only downside is the packaging; the discs are on a plastic hub. but on the bright side it's only $59.95 (SRP) for the complete series. There's no reason to buy this if you already have the season sets, but it offers fans an opportunity to buy the entire series for a cheap price if you don't already have it in your collection.

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NewsRadio, Blu Brothers and Other Announced Releases

News Radio courtesy Sony Pictures

New releases announced today, August 4:Band of Brothers (Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out November 11 Good Times - The Complete Series will be coming out October 28 NewsRadio - The Complete Series will be coming out October 28 Rules of Engagement - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out October 14 Sanford and Son - The Complete Series will be coming out October 28 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Holiday Gift Guide, Part Deux: The X-Files and Beyond

On the second day of my Holiday Gift GuideThere are more TV shows on DVDThat ya’ll need to find under your tree!Like…The X-Files: The Complete Collector’s Edition—Now, I wouldn’t call myself a collector, but I dug this show in a big ol’ way. And how could you not? David Duchovny has never been cooler, Gillian Anderson gets hotter as the seasons go on (the red hair simmas down, too) and the mythology is relatively easy to follow. And this set? Forget. About. IT! When they say “complete,” they ain’t messin’ around. Each season has a “making-of” featurette, there’s a 60-page episode guide and the deleted scenes are to die for. Oh, and the "Fight the Future" movie is in there, so you get the whole continuity thing. Honestly, this is one of those sets that every company should check out when planning full-show releases. Just be careful. Once you start sorting through the 201 episodes for one of those couch-devouring “f... read more

Commentaries - Useless, or Useful?

I added this topic as a poll, but it's not getting any interest so I figured a blog post was in order.I recently finished watching a DVD set with some horrible, horrible commentaries, and that got me thinking; do people like commentaries?I enjoy a good commentary track, such as the ones on The Shield season 1, or the NewsRadio DVD sets. I asked Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield, if he went to "commentary school" a few years ago; he has mastered the ability to moderate commentaries to make them both fun, and informative. He allowed the discussion to drift off course, then gently brought it back to a discussion of the show. The NewsRadio commentaries were a blast; Any Dick discussed his drug use, while Vicki Lewis talked about the affair she had with a producer. Those commentaries were almost as entertaining as the episodes.But I've also heard some horrible commentary tracks, ones that were more "play-by-play" of the events on screen than informative. I strongly believe that a comment... read more

February 15, 2007: Crisis of Conscience

Thankfully tonights episode brought us back to the interesting cases and patients that draw out the best and the worst in our favorite ER doctors and nurses We were also treated to some more superlative guest-acting Sean Young is certainly no Forest Whitaker but she was poignant and sympathetic in her portrayal of the mother suspiciously dying from liver failure Though I wasnt the least bit surprised that the hateful older son was complicit in her scheme to slowly kill herself without jeopardizing the insurance money for her sons I did think this was an interesting way to once again call Gates moral compass into question Lukas assessment of Gates ability to lie without a second thought was spot-on It was interesting to juxtapose this story against Neelas refusal to participate in Manishs surgey due to her own reservations about his motives for donating a kidney Frankly I was somewhat surprised at Dubenkos pragmatic approach read more

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Premiered: March 21, 1995, on NBC
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Premise: A sharp cast buoyed this underrated comedy about the staff at an all-news radio station in New York City. A midseason offering, it was moved 11 times during its four-year run, which sometimes made it difficult for viewers to find the show, and is likely why it always seemed to be on the brink of cancellation. In May 1998, actor Phil Hartman was murdered, and was replaced in the cast by Jon Lovitz, another alum of `Saturday Night Live.'

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