A year after originally developing a comedy pilot starring The Office alum Craig Robinson, NBC has picked up a new version of the show. The Peacock Network has given a six-episode order to Mr. Robinson, starring the comedian as a musician who winds up taking a job as a middle school music teacher.
Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (farewell, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
What were the best TV shows of 2013?
Here are Episodes 10-6. (Catch up with Episodes 25-21, Episodes 20-16 and Episodes 15-11.)
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera
Our top moments of the week:
10. Strangest Showstopper: On The X Factor, it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys." Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...
Josh Groban is going Crazy.
The singer guest-stars on Thursday's episode of The Crazy Ones as a former co-worker of Sydney's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who still carries quite a torch for her.
"He's a guy who has had kind of a defining moment in his life with Sydney, and he winds up kind of writing a song about her that she finds to be kind of creepy," Groban tells TVGuide.com of his character, Danny Chase. "She didn't really view it as, like, a deep friendship, but [Danny] always kind of thought she was [his] closest friend."
Strong female characters are rarely allowed to be nuanced on TV. They don't get to be brilliant, vain or funny. They get to be strong (and maybe sexy, if they're lucky). They kick a--, overcome obstacles and rarely display any signs of feminine vulnerability. Often times, their strength is framed as the result of some "issue," (SVU's Olivia Benson troubled childhood, Sonya Cross' Asperger's on The Bridge), as though the women are only strong because a catalyst forced them to be this way.
But Mindy Lahiri doesn't have issues (well, she has issues, but not in that sense). She's a strong, well-developed comedic antihero on par with Michael Scott. But many Mindy Project viewers didn't warm to Mindy as quickly as they took to the equally offensive Office boss. "I think that [Mindy] is very resilient and very confident and until you see her display kindness or show rapport with other people, it's hard for an audience just to decide they love her," Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com, recalling the initial reaction to the character.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... USA's new comedy Playing House?
In the new half-hour comedy created by and starring Best Friends Forever's Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, a...
Tina Fey is returning to NBC — behind the camera at least.
NBC has given a 13-episode order to a new comedy from Fey and her fellow 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock. The series will star Office alum Ellie Kemper as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. The series is slated for a fall 2014 debut.
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Character actor Ed Lauter, who appeared in films including The Artist,The Longest Yard and Born on the Fourth of July, died Wednesday, The Associated Press reports. He was 74.
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
It's the battle of the biopics!
Last fall, Lifetimes premiered Lindsay Lohan's "comeback" film Liz & Dick, chronicling Elizabeth Taylor's romance with Richard Burton. Now BBC has responded with its own version of the couple's tumultuous relationship, Burton and Taylor. So is the latest take on the infamous couple actually any better than the Lifetime bomb? Let's take a look: