2005, TV Show


March 15, 2007: The Return Home

I remember hearing about this show a while ago. I’m one of those extremely nerdy people who pays attention to all the pilots that are greenlit by the networks as well as those that get picked up to be series. Did I mention I’m a nerd? I was excited about this show in particular for three reasons: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon and Tom Berenger. These three names alone made me want to watch it. I never got into One Tree Hill, but I loved Bryan Greenberg on HBO’s Unscripted. I was so disappointed when it didn’t get renewed for a second season. And Laura Prepon is our beloved Donna or “Big Red” from That '70s Show. And Tom Berenger. I think he’s just a great actor who doesn’t seem to be getting much work. And I have to say that the talents of all three of these actors are underutilized here.But I’m not saying the show doesn’t have potential. I think this is a great concept. I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to get out of my ... read more

I've really been enjoying ...

Question: I've really been enjoying Extras, but it seems like I never hear anything about the show. Why has HBO put so little effort into promoting it? Do you think it's because it's not their own production? Or because there aren't that many episodes? I saw ads for Unscripted and The Comeback all over the place and neither of those shows was nearly as good as this one. Whenever a network attempts to remake a British show, there are always scores of people complaining because they don't just air the U.K. originals. Now that a network finally is, it seems like the show is going completely unnoticed. Answer: It would make sense to me if HBO, as I expect, spent most of its promotional energy this fall, once Rome was up and running, to trumpet the long-awaited return of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I'm loving Extras and agree HBO had some real opportunities to exploit the hilarious cameos by Kate Winslet and Ben Stiller, but much like Ricky Gervais' original The Office, it's still something of a ... read more

I need some House scoop!

Question: I need some House scoop!

Answer: Producers have cast House's parents — and they're two people I've never heard of! Diane Baker (A Mighty Wind, HBO's Unscripted) and R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket) have been tapped to play Blythe and John House. They'll turn up in the fifth episode.

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Premiered: January 09, 2005, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: An improvised blend of reality and fiction follows three actors in Hollywood trying to find work while studying under a no-nonsense teacher. The trio consists of two relative newcomers trying to make a name for themselves, and a third struggling to shed her cheesecake image for more serious roles. The executive producers include George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh.



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