Posts tagged "TV"

40 Best Gifts for TV Fans -- 2014 Edition

Let's kick it off with the Big Bang Theory. CBS's website has one trillion pages of gifts for the BBT fan in your life.

<a href="http://www.cbsstore.com/the-big-bang-theory-pink-soft-kitty-snuggler/detail.php?p=464506&v=cbs-thebigbangtheory">Like a Soft Kitty slanket</a>.
With time to spare before Black Friday, here’s my list of the best gifts for TV fans (2014 edition). I scoured the internet, typed in the names of TV shows, and hand picked the stuff I’d like to see under my tree this year (like that *cough* sweater *cough*). I tried to keep it light... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society
RED BAND SOCIETY Airs: Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX Premise: The Fault in Our Stars meets Glee. Kids with terminal illnesses live in hospital; hijinks ensue. Behind the Scenes: Stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She had been lined up for a Murder She Wrote reboot; but when that fell through, she read the pilot script... Read more »

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura
THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA Airs: Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC Premise: Cop Mom, Mom Cop. Debra Messing is (you’ll hear me say this a lot this season) a woman with a VERY IMPORTANT JOB and a VERY MESSED UP PERSONAL LIFE. Behind the Scenes: Debra Messing stars (in this remake of the Spanish show, Los... Read more »
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New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams
Last night on New Girl, Jess decided that she wanted to become better friends with Coach, who had recently moved back into the loft. Coach’s one great love is basketball, specifically the Pistons; and Jess figured that if she pretended to love” basketsball” and the Pistons, Coach would want to hang out with her. The... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms
With 30 Rock and The Office out of the picture, and CBS adding a 2-hour comedy block to its schedule, Thursday nights are wide open for a new batch of sitcoms.  And, that’s exactly what the networks are offering.  5 new sitcoms join the likes of Big Bang, Parks & Rec, and 2.5 Men.  Are... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside
IRONSIDE Airs: Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on NBC Premise: Brash detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) solves tough crimes and outsmarts criminals, all while confined to a wheelchair! Behind the Scenes: This is a remake of the Raymond Burr-starring series that aired from 1967-1975.  Subject of some controversy given the fact that producers cast Underwood in the role... Read more »
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Fall TV Pilot Review: Super Fun Night

Fall TV Pilot Review: Super Fun Night
Airs: Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30 Central on ABC Premise: A group of friends go to piano bars and sing for no reason. Maybe they go to other places in the future. I don’t know and I don’t know if I’ll stick around long enough to find out. Behind the Scenes: The show was created by Rebel Wilson,... Read more »

7 Other TV Shows That Went Down in Flames

7 Other TV Shows That Went Down in Flames
With all the talk about Breaking Bad this week, it got lost in the shuffle that another critical darling ended its run on September 22. Showtime’s Dexter sailed off into the sunset to groans, complaints, and a whopping “F” grade from the A.V. Club. Dexter’s failure served as a good reminder. For every Breaking Bad,... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Airs: Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Premise: Picking up where The Avengers left off, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is resurrected from the presumed dead to lead a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) agents to handle a series of strange cases involving people with super powers. Behind... Read more »
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Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7

Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7
LUCKY 7 Airs: Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC Premise: A group of gas station employees find their lives changed after they win the lottery.  Money changes everything. Behind the Scenes: Steven Spielberg, who doesn’t have the greatest track record on TV, is an executive producer. The Good: Brought back fond memories of Hurley and Lost.  Isiah Whitlock Jr.... Read more »