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The Good Wife Swears In Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

The Good Wife is adding a bit of Bluth for Season 5.

Jeffrey Tambor, best known as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development, will guest-star in... read more

The Office Closes Its Doors: Producers and Cast Reflect on American-izing the British Series

The Office

A single-camera, mockumentary-style comedy following the employees of a paper company in Scranton, Pa.? When the American adaptation of the critically beloved British series The Office debuted on NBC in March 2005, it was a far stretch from the network's glossy, multi-camera powerhouses, like Friends and Will & Grace. Nine seasons and countless "that's what she saids" later, the Scranton party will stop on Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c on NBC. spoke to stars Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly-Halpert), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer), Ellie Kemper (Erin Hannon), Jake Lacy (Pete Campbell), producer and director Ken Kwapis, and executive producers Greg Daniels, Ben Silverman and Mike Schur about The Office's long, strange trip from British underground hit to America's favorite workplace. This is the first in a... read more

Monday Playlist: Silence Is Golden on Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

Alarms are sounded several times, but we never hear them, in a tremendously effective and thematically overdue episode of ABC Family's best-of-network Switched at Birth (8/7c), which unfolds almost entirely in American Sign Language. By necessity, actions speak louder than words — all in subtitles, or sometimes tweets — as the deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Carlton School for the Deaf rally to protest the school board's decision to shutter their campus. (The hearing students, whose integration into the student body has caused some friction this season, also pitch in.)

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Emmy Analysis: Is HBO Losing Its Touch?

Boardwalk Empire

HBO continues to dominate the Emmys, beating all other outlets this year with 19 total wins. But is the pay cable network's Emmy stranglehold on the wane?

HBO's tally was down from last year's 25 wins, and represented the channel's smallest Emmy haul since 2003 (when it won 18). And HBO won just four awards during the Primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday night, compared to eight on last year's broadcast. (It's been more than 15 years since HBO won so few during the telecast.)

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Rescue Me's Peter Tolan Joins Sean Hayes' Sitcom About Two Gay Dads

Peter Tolan, Sean Hayes

Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and his writing partner Michael Wimer have joined Sean Hayes' upcoming NBC sitcom about two gay dads, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The untitled project, which was first announced two weeks ago, will star Hayes as half of the couple raising a 12-year-old. Tolan will serve as ...
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Castle Exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett's New Captain!

Penny Johnson Jerald, Castle

There's a new bosslady on ABC's Castle.

Former 24 and The Larry Sanders Show star Penny Johnson Jerald will join the cast as the new captain of the 12th Precinct, has learned exclusively. Jerald will play Victoria Gates, a career-minded cop who spent much of her early career in Internal Affairs. As we previously reported, she will initially be more interested in getting noticed by her superiors and climbing the NYPD's ranks than doing any real police work.

Exclusive Castle postmortem: Creator on [SPOILER!]'s death and Castle and Beckett's future

Known as "Iron Gates," she's alo going to be a bit tougher on our team... read more

Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have DVDs!

Golden Girls: 25th Anniversary Complete Collection

Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy ($27.99 Blu-ray, available December 21)

Family Guy's first two Star Wars parodies were a perfect mix: one part reverence for the classic sci-fi film series and two parts Seth MacFarlane outrageousness. The latest and final riff-off in the planned trio, It's a Trap, premieres in this box set before making its TV debut next year. May the goof be with you. ...

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Rip Torn Pleads Not Guilty to Bank Break-In Charges

Rip Torn

Rip Torn pleaded not guilty to burglary and gun charges related to his Jan. 29 arrest inside a bank after business hours, according to The Associated Press.

State police say Torn broke into the Litchfield Bancorp branch with a loaded gun because he was so intoxicated that he believed the bank was his Salisbury, Conn. home. The Emmy-winning actor, 79, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, carrying a gun without a permit, and... read more

I was recently rewatching the ...

Question: I was recently rewatching the seasons of The Larry Sanders Show when I couldn't help but notice how many of the featured celebrity guests had tragically passed away — all well before their time — in the decade since the series came to a close. (It was especially difficult seeing Chris Farley do what he did best.) One particular instance of the "show-within-a-show" had John Ritter, Gene Siskel and Warren Zevon appearing as guests on the same night. I know it's a grim topic, but I wanted to ask if you had a particular fallen star from recent memory whose work is never too far from your mind (including the work they might have gone on to do)? I know Bernie Mac will always be at the top of my list. Answer: It's sad when any of these great talents die, but isn't it good to know that TV will always keep their legacies from being forgotten? No question that Bernie Mac was taken too soon, and John Ritter is another very poignant example. But for me, when I think about T ... read more

Jeers: An Un-Welcome Return for Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor by Cliff Lipson/CBS

Jeers to Welcome to the Captain for wasting the talents of Jeffrey Tambor. The guy costarred in two of the greatest sitcoms of all time, Arrested Development (as felonious patriarch George Bluth and his hippie-dippie twin Oscar) and The Larry Sanders Show (as unctuous sidekick Hank Kingsley), but he's stranded in CBS' laugh-free new dud as washed-up ex-Three's Company writer "Uncle Saul." (Captain can't even figure out how to make an in-joke out of the fact that Tambor was on the jiggle-com's spin-off, The Ropers.) But don't lose hope, Tambor fans: Possibly due to the success of the Jason Bateman/Michael Cera vehicle Juno, there's talk of an Arrested Development movie. As Hank Kingsley used to say, "Hey now!"• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Katie Couric's Q&A of Hillary Clinton, Lipstick Jungle and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or i... read more

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