Will Arnet, Jeffrey Tambor, Peter Serafinowicz
If there's one man who should play Will Arnett's TV dad on Running Wilde, it's the man who portrayed him before.
Jeffrey Tambor, who played the Bluth patriarch on Arrested Development, will reunite with his on-screen son in an upcoming episode of the Fox series, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The 66-year-old actor will play...
Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv
Let's raise a glass (of something bubbly perhaps) to TV shows gone too soon: Here's to Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Moonlight, Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, My So Called Life... we hardly knew ye. Here we are, just six weeks into the fall season, and we already have two more names to add to that list. (R.I.P., Lone Star and My Generation.) Which shows will be next? These 13 are in the most danger, due to low ratings, poor performances among younger viewers and other typical bad signs. Is your favorite show on the list?
Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Donald Glover
A very selective look at the shows and various other TV odds and ends that stood out for me this week:
STUNT OF THE WEEK: Live from New York, it was 30 Rock. (And the following comments apply only to the early version. Couldn't really imagine sitting through it again to see how and where they tweaked it.) Much as I wrote many years ago when ER pulled off a similar stunt, I hope they take a nice bow and promise never to do it again. There were some inspired moments, as there usually are on this show — and I couldn't get enough of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' surprise cameo as "Flashback-Liz" (as real-time Liz notes, "My memory has Seinfeld money"). But most of what worked had little to do with the thinly sliced meat of the actual episode....
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Question: My current favorite show on TV is Modern Family. How could anyone not love that show? My other favorite show is Friday Night Lights. How it has never been a huge hit baffles me. Both are such refreshing, positive shows about everyday families. There are no other shows that portray families in such a realistic way. Instead of amoral teenagers who have little to no parental influence or just overly dramatic dysfunctional families, these shows celebrate the best of what families are: They fight with and for their each other, but it is because ...
Kanye West, Glee
Television made us rethink what we thought to be true this week. The Event told us that dead people were alive. The Good Wife reintroduced a sex scandal we long thought over. Mad Men's Joan crushed our dreams of seeing her couple up with Roger Sterling. Glee's Chris Colfer reimagined the Beatles. And an artful performance by Kanye West allowed us to reconsider Saturday Night Live as a venue for progressive musical happenings. Welcome to Top Moments: Up Is Down Edition.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
David Cross is a very funny guy — adding him to Fox's Running Wilde was a smart move — but his extreme-geek persona works best in small doses.
In the six-part comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (premiering Friday, 10/9c, IFC), which he created and wrote, Cross grates as a crass Candide...
David Cross, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
In IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, David Cross plays a man whose little white lies snowball to such a degree that in one week he's gone from meek office temp to a criminal on trial for "funding a terrorist organization, possession of biological weapons, possession of child pornography, blackmail, espionage..."
Maura Tierney, Alex O'Loughlin
Now that almost all of the new fall shows have debuted, it's time to weigh in on which ones you like best.
Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?
So far, ABC's The Whole Truth is the most-liked show in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, with 83 percent of voters saying they enjoyed it. If there's a show you liked more, it's time to speak up and vote.
CBS' Hawaii Five-0 is close on Truth's heels with 79 percent of voters saying they liked it. The CW's Hellcats is also in the race with a 72 percent approval rating....
Britney Spears is bigger than Madonna, at least for Glee.
The Fox musical comedy scored its highest ratings ever Tuesday with a Spears-tribute episode, besting Season 1's Madonna special, according to overnight Nielsen estimates. Glee drew 13.3 million viewers and was up 4 percent from the previous week in the 18-to-49 demographic, leading Fox to win the night....
No Ordinary Family
No Ordinary Family
Dysfunctional families will try anything to become close again: Sunday dinners; TV hour; or even therapy. For the Powells, it's a simple matter of harnessing their respective superpowers. Of course, for Jim (Michael Chiklis), Stephanie (Julie Benz) and their two teenage kids, it takes a plane crash in the Amazon for these abilities to kick in, and in tonight's sci-fi drama series premiere, police sketch-artist Jim tests the limits of his immense strength, while his scientist wife measures her amazing speed. — Joe Friedrich
Read on for previews of Inside the Actors Studio, Glee, Baseball: The Tenth Inning, Stargate Universe, Running Wilde and The Good Wife.