A detective drama set in 1950s England, in a small village of Granchester near Cambridge, sees Anglican priest Sidney Chambers forge an unlikely partnership with the local Detective Inspector Geordie Keating after one of the vicars parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.
The versatile Tony Shalhoub starred in this weekly, hour-long mystery series as Adrian Monk, an unorthodox but undeniably brilliant San Francisco police detective. Quitting the force after the death of his wife, Monk suddenly began developing profound and bizarre obsessive-compulsive tendencies, allowing his many phobias -- including a morbid fear of heights, germs, darkness, crowds, even dairy products -- to compromise his skills as a forensic investigator. Nonetheless, Monk flourished as a private detective with the help of his live-in nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram) and the grudging assistance of his envious former SFPD superior Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). A marvelous blend of high humor and deadly seriousness (in the two-hour opener, Monk had to chase a perpetrator into the sewer system, nearly causing him to go into a hissy-fit when his immaculate wardrobe picked up a stain or two), Monk debuted with much fanfare over the USA cable network on July 12, 2002.
A thriller centered around the search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with Cody's estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to track down the missing girls.
The world of high finance is explored by tracking the approaching collision between a savvy U.S. Attorney and a leading hedge-fund manager. Axe a.k.a. Bobby Axelrod, a hedge fund manager, battles with Chuck Roads, a ruthless US attorney, in a war of outdoing each other in the highly aggressive financial market. Watch all their moves and how they carry out their plans meticulously as they collide.
Dumb Dora was so dumb that...' is a typical lead-in to 'fill-in-the-blank'-style queries asked of contestants seeking to match celebrities' answers. This game show had several incarnations on network TV and in syndication, but throughout it was noted for the double-entendre humor and in-joking byplay among its celebrity panelists (in a stint that launched his kissy-kissy 'Family Feud' career).
The pilot for the long-running CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show was seen on February 15, 1960, as an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, "Danny Meets Andy Griffith." As originally conceived, Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) was not only the sheriff of the sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry, but he was also the mayor, justice of the peace, and newspaper editor. Child actor Ronny Howard (who, as Ron Howard, would in adulthood enjoy a spectacularly successful career as a film director) was seen in the pilot as the widowed Andy's son Opie, but Frances Bavier played an entirely different role than she would in the actual series, while Frank Cady rather than Hal Smith was cast as town drunk Otis Campbell. While there would be changes in concept and casting, the laid-back character of Andy Taylor "clicked" with TV audiences, ensuring that The Andy Griffith Show would join the Monday night CBS lineup come October 3, 1960. Introduced as regulars during season one were of course Andy Griffith, Ronny Howard, and Frances Bavier (now as Aunt Bee, housekeeper for Andy and Opie Taylor), with the significant and salutary addition of Don Knotts as Andy's tightly wound deputy Barney Fife. The rapport between Andy and Barney contributed mightily to the series' success during its shakedown season, with nominal leading character Andy often voluntarily taking a back seat to Barney's overzealous antics. Subsequent additions to the cast included Jim Nabors as bucolic gas station attendant Gomer Pyle (later spun off into his own series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.); George Lindsey as Gomer's cousin, Goober Pyle; Howard McNear as dithery barber Floyd Lawson; and Hal Smith as the aforementioned Otis Campbell. Taking advantage of Andy Taylor's widower status, the series' writers tried to pair the character off with a number of eligible young ladies, beginning in the first season with Elinor Donahue as drugstore sales clerk Ellie Walker. But only when Aneta Corsaut joined the cast as Opie's schoolteacher Helen Crump did Andy find the "right" girl. Indeed, Andy and Helen would become engaged during the series' final season. Conversely, Barney Fife had but one steady girlfriend, Thelma Lou, played by Betty Lynn. Don Knotts left the series at the outset of its sixth season (the show switched from black-and-white to color at the same time); it was explained that Barney had accepted a deputy position in Raleigh, permitting Knotts to make a handful of memorable return guest appearances. Barney was briefly replaced by Deputy Warren Ferguson, played by Jack Burns; later on, Goober Pyle became Andy's unofficial deputy. The post-Don Knotts episodes brought forth several other new recurring characters: Jack Dodson as town clerk Howard Sprague, Paul Hartman as handyman Emmet Clark, and Hope Summers as Aunt Bee's best friend, Clara. During the Emmy-winning series' eighth season, Andy Griffith decided to leave the show. At this point, Ken Berry was added to the cast as widowed farmer and later town councilman Sam Jones, with Buddy Foster as Sam's son Mike and Arlene Golonka as Sam's girlfriend, Millie Hutchins. After the final telecast of The Andy Griffith Show on September 16, 1968, the series continued for three additional seasons under the title Mayberry RFD, with Ken Berry taking over as star and with most of the familiar Andy Griffith Show supporting characters still in attendance. One of the most consistently popular sitcoms of all time, The Andy Griffith Show lasted 249 half-hour episodes, and also spawned the high-rated 1986 TV movie Return to Mayberry.
He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.
The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antique shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They usually have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, like barns or spare rooms in the owners' homes. They are willing to buy.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan and her team work with the FBI to solve murders by identifying victims from their remains in a procedural series inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.
Ice cool, red-hot jazz is the soul of Robert Altman's personal excursion back into the title Missouri town during its seedy Depression-era heyday. With his trademark quickly shifting cross-cut episodes Altman skewers the American institutions of big business, politics and the myth of American honesty, and fortitude in the face of adversity. His 1934 Kansas City is a ruthless place where the struggle to survive drives normally decent people beyond the law's frontiers. The stories begin as feisty, determined Blondie O'Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) bursts into the well-appointed home of local blue-blood Carolyn Stilton (Miranda Richardson), the wife of prominent Democrat Henry Stilton (Michael Murphy). Blondie slips Carolyn some laudanum to calm her and then sets off. Her purpose for the abduction is to somehow use Carolyn to get back Blondie's husband Johnny O'Hara (Dermot Mulroney), a bumbling petty thief who stupidly put on blackface to disguise himself and robbed the biggest mobster in Kansas City, the enigmatic African American crime boss Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte). Seldom Seen runs the riotous Hey-Hey Club where a jazz band ceaselessly jams. He has captured Johnny and now amuses himself by torturing the little hood and manipulating his mind. Meanwhile, Blondie continues searching accompanied by the now laudanum-addicted Carolyn, who stumbles along in a half-blind haze. Blondie speeds things up by forcing her captive to involve her husband, who is busily engaged in corrupting the upcoming presidential election. In the midst of it all, a ruthless mobster (Steve Buscemi) strong-arms innocent people into voting his way.
Children's writer Norman Bridwell's huge crimson canine and his human and animal friends come to animated life on happily diverse Birdwell Island, where good times and good friendships are always the order of the day (as are lessons in life for children ages 3 to 7).