A top-notch cast is the main reason to give this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced medical drama, which takes place in a Miami trauma unit, a look. Jeremy Northam stars as a former military surgeon newly arrived in Miami from Baltimore. He's thrown into action in the intense pilot when the unit's chief (Andre Braugher) inexplicably walks off the job during an operation. Rounding out the superb cast are Mike Vogel, Lana Parrilla, Elisabeth Harnois and Omar Gooding. While the series doesn't break any new ground, its compelling, likable characters should provide viewers with sufficient reasons to return to this lively unit.
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Sheree Silver, the woman who lived with the Heene family on Wife Swap, said Richard Heene, the father of balloon boy Falcon, "had the mind of a mad scientist" and a short temper.
"He wasn't very nice to me," Silver told People. "But ... I don't think he would ...
The sheriff investigating the Balloon Boy incident said Sunday it was a "hoax" and a "publicity stunt" the boy's parents hoped to parlay into a reality TV show, and promised that charges would be presented to the local district attorney's office.
Tina Fey, Katherine Heigl
This week TV made us feel things. Trauma panicked us with a disgruntled employee shooting at his co-workers. Modern Family made us squirm and laugh with an off-color wedding toast. The contestants of The Amazing Race made us feel smart. And the idea of a little boy in a balloon crashing to his death made us all hold our breath and pray for his safety... and then puke. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Funny Feelings Edition.
The 6-year-old boy involved in the helium balloon debacle that transfixed the nation vomited in two separate interviews Friday during questions about whether the incident was a publicity stunt and what the boy meant when he said "we did this for a show."
Balloon drama deflates amid intense coverage
During a live interview on CNN Thursday night, Falcon Heene said he heard his family calling his name while millions of people wondered about his whereabouts, but didn't come out of his hiding place because his father "had said that we did this for a show."
Falcon was ...
The Heene Family
The balloon drama that transfixed the nation — and left viewers terrified at the grim possibilities — ended happily and a bit absurdly Thursday with the discovery that the young boy once thought to have been carried across the Colorado sky had never taken to the air.
Cable news channels followed a helium-filled balloon thought to carry the 6-year-old boy, whose family was featured last year on ABC's Wife Swap, and the coverage continued for hours. The balloon landed softly, with the aptly but bizarrely named Falcon Heene not inside. That led to endless vamping and filler as reporters and experts tried to guess where he was, whether he was alive and whether it might have been a hoax.
At one point CNN broke ...
>Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
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The good news for the Connor clan is that they no longer have to figure out what to do with Riley — Jesse was kind enough to fatally shoot her in the last episode. The bad news is that they now have to figure out what to do with Cameron since they think she whacked Riley. Between dealing with the murder of his girlfriend and weighing the fate of his killing-machine roommate, it looks like John's going to suffer some growing pains.
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Surviving the Filthy Rich by Joseph Viles/The CW
In one of those last-minute instances that occur in a network scheduling session, someone at the CW decided to change the title from one of its new series from How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls to Surviving the Filthy Rich.
Dancing With The Stars by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Stars better keep those Dancing shoes shined, and wives better be wary: ABC announced its renewal of five unscripted shows, including Dancing with the Stars. Along with DWTS, the net said Thursday that it's bringing back Wife Swap, Supernanny, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and America's Funniest Home Videos for its 19th season (!). Conspicuously absent from the list was that Dancing-like newbie Dance Wars, which never quite got moving. Don't worry about the mate-seekers being left out following the upcoming season of the Bachelor (with that smokin' British leading man), the show will be swapped out next season with a new version of The Bachelorette.ABC's roster of five confirms the renewal of its veteran unscripteds, and repeats a similar move last year, when it beat its competitors to the renewal-announcement punch. Anna Dimond
Wife Swap courtesy RDF
The when: Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET, on ABC.Why watch?: By swapping the matriarchs of two diametrically dissimilar families, this unscripted "social experiment" teaches us the importance of loving the one you're with and learning from the one you least expect to. Families with opposing values get in the ring together as messy moms get paired with anal-retentives and free-spirits pair with straight-lacers, all while camera crews follow every squabble. Upon arrival, the mothers must get used to living their new families' lifestyles until the tables are turned and the families start living by their new mom's rules, a situation that often brings out the worst in the adults and gobs of tears from the kids. While some of these folks might have initially fantasized about what life with a different spouse would be like, the moral that most couples learn in the end is to appreciate how much their current spouse brings to the table (not to mention that living with a bit of balance, rather ...