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Josh Charles Returns To 'The Good Wife' As Director

April 27th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Josh Charles Returns To 'The Good Wife' As Director
Just a few weeks after Will Gardner's exit, Josh Charles is returning to The Good Wife - but it's behind the camera. The former series star is the director of tonight's episode, "Tying The Knot," which also sees the return of Dylan Baker as recurring client Colin Sweeney.

It's the second episode Charles has directed in Season 5; he previously helmed the season's eighth installment, "The Next Month", which aired back on November 17. He made his directorial debut with another segment of The Good Wife, Season 4's "The Art of War."

Earlier this year, Charles won a People's Choice Award for hi...
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How Many Sharks Have Your Favorite Shows Jumped?

April 19th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Supernatural
In the fickle word of entertainment, it's rare when a television show makes it through its first season. For the lucky shows that do, they risk jumping the shark, Hollywood's term for a show's cringe-worthy decline due to over-the-top or nonsensical plotlines. Has your favorite long-running series like "Supernatural" or "The Good Wife" made the leap? Read on to find out...

"Supernatural"

It's a little baffling that the CW's sci-fi show is bringing in some of its best ratings yet in its ninth season. It's mind-boggling to realize that after nearly 200 episodes, "Supernatural" is s...
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5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar

March 17th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar
There are a lot more great actors than ever get the spotlight they deserve. For every A-list star, we'd wager there are three underrated ones. That's why we at BFTV put together a new list to start your week: the five actors who should definitely be on your radar.

Five actors who are - in our opinion - the best actors we've ever seen, yet none of whom are necessarily Hollywood heavyweights. These are the five people that we absolutely have to watch in everything they do, no matter the project or the size of the part. Read on to familiarize yourself with our favorite five.

Josh Charles

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'The Good Wife' Scores At People's Choice Awards

January 9th, 2014 8:32am EST
The Good Wife
Let's hope the Golden Globes take note: CBS's top-shelf drama The Good Wife won twice at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, hauling in more hardware for one of the best shows on television.

Star Julianna Margulies accepted the trophy for Favorite Network TV Drama, which The Good Wife scored over Chicago Fire, Grey's Anatomy, Nashville and Parenthood.

Margulies was nominated for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, but lost that category to Castle star Stana Katic.

Meanwhile, Josh Charles was named Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, beating out Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest), Kevin Bacon (The...
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Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

December 30th, 2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...
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'The Good Wife' Scores Three Golden Globe Nominations

December 13th, 2013 6:52am EST
The Good Wife
It's a good day for The Good Wife.

As the CBS drama enjoys its best season yet, it was rewarded Thursday morning with three Golden Globe nominations: Best TV Series (Drama), Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama) for Julianna Margulies, and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Movie for Josh Charles.

The show will be up against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards and Masters of Sex for the Best TV Series (Drama) trophy, making it the only network TV series to receive an nod in that category. It was previously nominated for the award in 2010.

This is the fifth straight B...
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Whatever Happened To The Cast Of 'Sports Night'?

December 2nd, 2013 10:10pm EST
Sports Night
As we mentioned recently, this year marks the 15th anniversary of Sports Night going on the air. So when The Powers That Be asked for 'where are they now' pieces, we couldn't resist checking up on the members of our all-time favorite ensemble cast.

From the stars to the guest players, there hasn't been a roster that's ever captured our hearts in the way that the Sports Night crew has. What have they been up to since the show ended? Read on to find out.

Peter Krause

Played: Casey McCall, Sports Night's co-anchor.

Now: He's deservedly become a mainstay on TV. After Sports Night wrapp...
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5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

November 28th, 2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...
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Josh Charles Directs Sunday's Episode Of 'The Good Wife'

November 15th, 2013 12:10pm EST
The Good Wife
As if we needed another reason to be impressed by him this season, Josh Charles directs this Sunday's episode of The Good Wife.

In "The Next Month," Alicia (Julianna Margulies) finally gets her new firm into office space and out of her apartment, while representing an undocumented immigrant who must choose between testifying against a drug cartel or being deported. Elsewhere, when Eli (Alan Cumming) reconnects with Natalie Flores (returning guest star America Ferrera), that raises the eyebrow of ethics consultant Marilyn Garbanza (recurring guest star Melissa George). Plus, Will's new girl...
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Is 'The Good Wife's' Josh Charles Finally Breaking Out?

November 10th, 2013 12:10pm EST
The Good Wife
Season 5 of The Good Wife is the show's best yet. But might it also be the year Josh Charles becomes the breakout star he really deserves to be?

Charles has always been a phenomenally talented actor. 15 years ago, he was one of the best things about Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night. As cable sports anchor Dan Rydell, he demonstrated a tremendous awareness of everything around him, never once underplaying or overplaying a moment. He could turn a scene on a dime, able to find the humor in one line and the hurt in the next, and the transition was seamless.

Most remarkably, we saw the astounding a...
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Best of 2012 - Brittany's Top 10 in TV, Film, Music and Other Entertainment

December 23rd, 2012 12:15pm EST
The Voice
It's that time of year again: time to look back on the things we enjoyed the most in television, film, music and other entertainment. For your reading pleasure, here are my '10 in 2012' - ten categories of awards handed out to my personal favorite things and people from the last year.

- Brittany Frederick's 10 in 2012 -

Best Unscripted Entertainment: There was a lot of fun to be had in the world of unscripted TV this year. NBC ran not one, but two seasons of The Voice this time around, and for the most part, the network's gamble paid off. We were introduced to plenty more great talents...
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Ten Films I Love That You've Never Heard Of

September 9th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Crossworlds
Brittany's Blog: This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this weekend, I'm busy re-organizing my DVD collection. All 3,000-plus of them. But while I own my fair share of blockbusters, I also have a special place in my heart for lesser-known movies. A lot of great films fly under the radar, and as I'm moving a few of them around on my shelves, I thought I ought to share them with you.

In alphabetical order, here are ten of my favorite flicks that you probably didn't know existed, and links so you can pick them up for yourselves (which you should).

1. Archangel (2005): Eve...
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The 10 Television Characters I Still Miss

March 28th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Line of Fire
There are lots of TV shows I miss. But then there are the characters: individual performances so good they came alive, and I still wonder about them. It's one thing to mourn a show for awhile, another to ask yourself years later, "Whatever happened to...?" as if that person was real.

Here are ten TV characters that I still think about, in (almost) chronological order of their departures.

1. Jennifer Sampson in Line of Fire, as played by Julie Ann Emery (2003)

I'm putting this one first because this is the character that gave me the idea for this piece. Sometimes I feel like I was the o...
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Blu-ray Review/Interview: Actor Kurtwood Smith Talks Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams And Robocop

January 23rd, 2012 12:45pm EST
Kurtwood Smith photo
Two films opposite when it comes to story, but still share a connection in the form of a five-star layered and inspired performance by the great Robin Williams. We’re talking "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" (both out now on Blu-ray from Buena Vista/Touchstone Home Entertainment) - two movies with equal parts drama and comedy that leave a lingering impact. We’re celebrating their release on Blu-ray with a review of each, plus we’re giving fans a little "Dead Poets Society" insight via a chat with the devoted heavy-handed father of Robert Sean Leonard’s character Neil Mr. P...
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'The Good Wife' Star Josh Charles & Others Trapped In Elevator Fall

October 30th, 2011 11:41am EDT
Josh Charles
Stars including The Good Wife's Josh Charles, actor Alessandro Nivola and director David M. Rosenthal were left fearing for their lives at a movie party in New York as their hotel elevator plummeted from the 16th floor.

The group, which also included British actor Guy Burnet, actress Rosie Fellner and comedian Seth Herzog, was leaving the afterparty for new movie Janie Jones at the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday night.

They got into an elevator and headed down from the rooftop terrace, but when another couple got in on the 16th floor, the compartment dropped and plummeted ei...
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What Happened To The Emmy Nominations?!

July 14th, 2011 2:07pm EDT
Justified
What happened to this year's Emmy nominations? They're...actually pretty great.

I normally can't stand TV's big awards show; it seems like the same people and series get nominated all the time, with the occasional "why did that get nominated at all?" head-scratcher for variety. But the 2011 nominations were announced early Thursday morning, and while it's still a little puzzling (though let's not name names), there's a bevy of deserving names on that big list.

Here are some of my favorites:

Finally, some love for Justified: I still maintain that star Timothy Olyphant was robbed l...
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Season Finales: The Good And The Bad

May 31st, 2011 1:22pm EDT
The Good Wife
Another television season has come and gone with the usual blitzkrieg of shocking deaths, double-crosses, surprise pregnancies, and aggravating cliffhangers. It was a varied batch of season finales: some were amazing; others were lackluster; and a few finales left me counting the jumping sharks. I can’t watch every finale, but here’s a sampling of the awesomely good and the appallingly bad.

Let’s break it down.

The Good:

“The Good Wife” CBS

Julianna Margulies is fantastic as Alicia Florrick, the scorned wife trying to rebuild her life after her husband’s famed infidelities. The seco...
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Reigning Men: Five Favorite Male TV Characters

May 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin
The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. The temperatures are rising. All these wonderful changes herald the most beloved and bittersweet time of year for this lover of pop culture: May sweeps. While I’m all atwitter with excitement about the final episodes of my favorite shows (Seriously, I tweet about it.), I’m almost inconsolable over the impending loss when regular season shows go into hiatus. And I’m not talking about nuanced plotlines or even the hook-up no one saw coming. No, what I will miss the most are the pecs and abs, the swagger and snark of my favorite male char...
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'The Good Wife:' Another Piece of Kalinda's Secret Past and Alicia's Big Question

February 16th, 2011 10:24am EST
The Good Wife  | Photo Credits: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals major plot points of Tuesday night's episode of The Good Wife.

The Good Wife didn't have to step into the courtroom once Tuesday night to provide some major intrigue for viewers.

On the Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) versus Blake (Scott Porter) front, the dueling investigators got as close as they probably ever will to doing the deed. Right after Kalinda received tempting personal (and professional) offers from FBI agent Lana Delaney (Jill Flint) in a dark hotel room, Kalinda only had to walk down the hall to...

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Aaron Sorkin Says He's Returning To TV With New Series For HBO

January 26th, 2011 9:36am EST
Sorkin,_Aaron
He's got a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination for The Social Network, but he's not done yet. In a recent interview with BBC Breakfast, Aaron Sorkin revealed details of a project that's sure to sound familiar to any of his fans: a series set behind the scenes in television.

This time - his fourth television series - Sorkin is turning his eye toward cable news for HBO. "I've written the pilot episode and we're casting it right now," he says in the interview, though the premium network has made no official statement regarding a future project. Of course, writing and casting a pil...
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Dress Battle: Julianna Margulies In Red Vs. Julianna Margulies In Black

September 22nd, 2010 8:25pm EDT
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies showed up to the "The Good Wife" TV series season premiere party in New York City on Monday wearing a striking red dress. She also posed for pictures on her way to the 22 Ways To Say Black Party in NYC. Two parties in one night! Which dress looks better? We like the black one! No, the red one! No, the black one... well, you decide for us - vote below!

The actress didn't win an Emmy for her series (she lost to "The Closer TV series" star Kyra Sedgwick), but we still love watching her in the law drama.

Michael J. Fox will face off against Julianna in an upcoming episode o...
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Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

September 8th, 2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...
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The Right People At The Wrong Time: A Look at CBS' New Fall Shows

September 4th, 2009 9:06am EDT
Accidentally on Purpose
Accidentally on Purpose creator Claudia Lonow describes her new fall show, a comedy based on a memoir of the same name by Mary F. Pols, as being an unconventional romantic comedy. Jenna Elfman's character is a 30-something - well actually 37 as the pilot is quick to constantly point out - newspaper woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a 20-something (the adorable Jon Foster) who lives in his van. From there, the two move in together because the guy is determined to do what he can to be a good dad, despite being scared to death and not really having a frame of reference on ho...
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'In Treatment' Features Stellar Writing, Directing & Performances

March 21st, 2008 9:06am EDT
In Treatment
In Treatment, the powerful HBO series, stars Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Westin, a middle-aged therapist who runs a practice out of his home, and it's probably the best thing on television. Although the series is nearing the end of its first season, it's something you should watch on demand, next season, or if and when there is a DVD release.

There are no car chases. There are no scenes at the 'Bing with strippers on poles perved on by older, Italian Americans. There are no sex scenes or ones with Sharon Stone crossing her legs with the guy who played Newman on Seinfeld squirming in h...
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