Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are engaged, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Gilbert, 48, the...
Emmy winning actor Timothy Busfield will guest-star on the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor, TVGuide.com reports exclusively. The show has also booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett in a guest role.
When CSI: NY heads to San Francisco for an early October episode, the gang will be joined by a former thirtysomething fave...
Some thoughts on the highs and lows and assorted other TV news that caught my eye this week:
DEAD MAN WALKING: So there I was watching AMC's The Walking Dead last Sunday — the first piece of TV I hungrily consumed after a week of mostly TV-free vacation (except for the Oscars, which I should have passed on) — and as self-righteous Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) yammers on about everyone's humanity being at stake if they execute their prisoner (Randall the Outsider), I start rolling my eyes and going, "Oh, die already, you blowhard."
Brothers & Sisters alum Ken Olin has landed a co-starring role in ABC's drama pilot Americana, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
David Gerber, an Emmy-winning producer and executive behind series such as Batman and thirtysomething, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.
Gerber's work on the small screen dates back to the '70s in the TV division of...
thirtysomething — Season 1
New releases announced today, April 29:
One Foot in the Grave - The 1996 and 1997 Christmas Specials & One Foot in the Grave - The Complete Series will be coming out September 8
thirtysomething - Season 1 will be coming out August 25
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McLean Stevenson (M*A*S*H), Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Leslie Hope (24)
We really should've known better. We waited two weeks for Brothers & Sisters' "shocking death," when all along we should have realized that what the network had been teasing for weeks (months even, among insiders) in the end wasn't all that shocking — especially when it didn't even really happen.
Oh well, maybe we're all patsies. But to make ourselves feel better, after the jump are the TV deaths that actually delivered a gutshot and had us talking about a character's demise the next day — for all the right reasons.
Jon Hamm and January Jones in Mad Men by Carin Baer/AMC
Advertisers do not like controversy. Advertisers have thin skin. Just a few of the valuable observations to be taken from Sundays rich episode of Mad Men, written by Matthew Weiner and Rick Cleveland, which provided a fascinating window into how the TV and ad business worked circa 1962 (and in some ways it hasnt changed that much since then).One major subplot, with surprising personal and professional repercussions, hinged on a controversial episode of CBSs groundbreaking legal drama The Defenders, with a shockingly blunt abortion storyline that was causing sponsors to flee. Schlubby Harry Crane, disgruntled after inadvertently learning how much less he was being paid than colleague Ken Cosgrove ($200 a week to Kens $300), brought the episode to his bosses attention at Sterling Cooperprompting a screening for lipstick client Belle Jolie, the idea being that women would likely seek this episode out, despite the controversy. (Peggy was on hand to he...
Question: I love Brothers & Sisters but cannot stand Holly. I mean, how realistic is it for Nora to invite her late husband's mistress to her daughter's engagement and birthday parties? What annoys me the most about her is that she has no remorse for her actions and basically demands that the Walkers be nice to her. Also, it feels like the writers are making Sarah look like the bad guy sometimes, to make Holly look more sympathetic. In my opinion, the show should write out Holly. What is her purpose, anyway? She has no real storyline.
Answer: She is the odd person out in this series, isn't she? And that's no fault of Patricia Wettig, a fave of mine since her triumph on thirtysomething. What the show needs to do is give Holly more of a purpose — a romantic interest outside the Walker family, maybe? — because the character isn't going anywhere (and not just because Wettig is married to Ken Olin, one of the executive producers). Consider the show's premise, which is all about the Walke ...