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14. Worst Exit: Controversial Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu's 12-day winning streak comes to an abrupt end when he answers the final Jeopardy! question with the ...
This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."
"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.
Wife No. 3 is about to have wedding No. 2 — if she doesn't get deported first! Tonight's episode of Trophy Wife, the first of a two-parter, finds Malin Akerman's Kate wanting a real wedding to her husband, Pete (Bradley Whitford), since their first was a no-frills quickie at the local courthouse. Akerman filled TV Guide Magazine in.
TV Guide Magazine: Why does your character so desperately need a traditional marriage ceremony? That's so not her.
With Cinemax's grungy cult hit Banshee preparing to close shop for its second season this Friday, fans of grindhouse pulp may want to go searching for the fledgling cable El Rey Network, where a 10-episode series version of the 1996 crime-horror hybrid From Dusk Till Dawn begins wreaking bloody mischief.
Robert Rodriguez, who founded El Rey, returns to his breakout genre roots, directing and writing the stylized pilot episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Tuesday, 9/8c), which reintroduces the bank-robbing Gecko brothers: the suave Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and psycho loose-cannon Richie (Zane Holtz), who's beset by monstrous visions during a routine stop in a dusty roadside liquor store in Texas, setting off a chain of violent events that will eventually include a run-in with vampires.
Trophy Wife is planning a wedding — and you're invited!
In the first of a special two-part episode of the ABC sitcom (Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c), Kate (Malin Akerman) suddenly decides she wants a proper wedding even though she and Pete (Bradley Whitford) already eloped months earlier.
"Kate discovers Pete's old wedding videos of his marriages to Diane and...