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7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage

4/5/2014 7:00pm EDT
7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage
When How I Met Your Mother ended this past week after nine seasons, reaction among fans was somewhat mixed. Some fans said that Ted and Robin belonged together, just like other long-time TV couples like Ross and Rachel or Carrie and Big. But other fans resorted to throwing a tantrum on Twitter, saying the show essentially ended right back at square one, nine years later.

Whether you loved or hate the How I Met Your Mother finale, it just proves that we can all get a little too attached to our favorite shows sometimes. When the producers pull the rug out from under viewers in a much anticip...

Our Favorite Child TV Stars- Where Are They Now?

9/28/2010 9:00am EDT
Saved by the Bell
Don’t pretend you don’t still think about how dreamy Zack Morris was ladies, or how all of you guys loved how much Sam loved sports on Who’s the Boss. I still lie awake at night wondering what Malcolm-Jamal Warner from The Cosby Show is up to these days. Love them or not, the shows we grew up with were a part of our childhood that we will never be able to shake. If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite childhood stars are up to post 80’s fame, we did a little digging and found out for you, are they still acting or did they return to the "normal" life?

Saved By the Bell – Lisa Turtle "...

Writer's Viewpoint: The Overwrought, Weighty Melodrama Of Tyler Perry's Movies Is Abysmal

3/31/2009 1:19pm EDT
Madea Goes to Jail
Coming across the occasional blind spot is inevitable in the world of popular culture. You may know everything there is to know about "Lost" but when it comes to talking about Twilight, you're completely clueless. Tyler Perry movies are like that for me. His name floated around in my head for years, but I knew next to nothing about his work. I knew that he was a director and a playwright. I knew that his DVD sales were astronomical. And I knew that all of his movies reminded me of Big Momma's House or Honky Grandma Be Trippin'.

I always assumed that Perry was a bit of a DVD phenomenon ...

Out Of This World: Top Alien-Centric TV Shows

3/18/2008 2:33pm EDT
TV has often succeeded with shows that focus on the fish out of water. Whether it's an awkward youth in high school or a maverick attorney/police officer, nothing provides the character depth that new circumstances and surroundings can provide.

In some cases a character's defining trait might be minor (a hair color or accent), but in other situations it becomes more important - like, perhaps, being from another world.

Not counting sci-fi heavyweights such as Star Trek and The X-Files, the following shows provide a rich tapestry of different cultures and societies. That's right, ...

Check Under Your Bed & In Your Pillowcase: Evil Little Film Creatures

2/27/2008 1:50pm EST
Scary movies serve their purpose, don’t they? Jason Voorhees has been terrifying people for decades now and so have Freddy Krueger and a vast multitude of other larger-than-life monsters. But many are a little more freaked out by the little guys. You know, the things that could crawl into your bed or hide in your hampers. The ankle biters on this list could get you when you least suspect it.


These guys may have known how to have a good time but they certainly got rowdy, didn’t they? Spawned from slimy cocoons if the explicit rules for taking care of Mogwai are not adhered to...

Best Of The Furry & Fuzzy: Top Supporting Animal Characters On TV

2/14/2008 12:00pm EST
Spot from Star Trek TNG
Expressive, talented and (relatively) well-behaved animals have held an important place in American television since its inception. Most of the time, these animals make guest or recurring appearances, although there have been a few shows that focused on a non-human main character.

Shows that instantly come to mind in the latter category include old favorites like "Lassie" and "Mr. Ed." This particular list will not include the title characters from those two shows, nor will it include any other animals/shows where the "star" of the series was not human.

No, instead we have d...

'Eli Stone' Recap: Biplanes, And Choirs, And Bad Lawyers! Oh, My!

2/8/2008 9:20am EST
Eli Stone
After a pilot featuring a drug company whose vaccinations caused Autism (an episode that collected quite a few complaints), what issue did the writers of "Eli Stone" tackle this week? Illegal immigration, of course! Creator Greg Berlanti sure does love controversy.

Where were we?

At the end of the pilot, Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) was off in the Himalayas, leaving his father's ashes in their final resting place. Episode two picks up at that point, with a satisfied and relieved ex-prophet. He has won a lawsuit, discovered a brain aneurysm and made peace with his long dead father....

New TV on DVD, September 5

9/5/2006 8:00am EDT
TV fans have a bunch of new DVD releases to choose from this week. Before the fall 2006 season begins, catch up on Lost season two or Supernatural season one. Or kick it old school and check out Fraggle Rock season two, season four of Alf and The Bob Newhart Show, Silk Stalkings season five, or season six of Oz and The Flintstones.

New TV on DVD, May 30

5/30/2006 8:00am EDT
The third season of Alf is now on DVD. Known on his home planet Melmac as Gordon Shumway, ALF crash-landed in the earthbound garage of the Tanner family: dad Willie, a social worker, mom Kate, and children Lynn and Brian. ALF moves in with the family and has a bad habit of breaking things, poking his huge nose into other people's business, and doing his best to make a meal of the family's pet cat. Also out this week: Numb3rs season one, Queer as Folk season five, and Dukes of Hazzard season six.