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CBS Announces Three New Dramas, One Comedy & More For 2009-10 Season

May 20th, 2009 11:11am EDT
Julianna Margulies
CBS announced today the addition of four new series to strengthen its already top rated primetime lineup for the Fall 2009-2010 season.

The new series include three dramas and one comedy. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J star in "NCIS: Los Angeles," a spinoff from the hit drama NCIS; "The Good Wife" stars Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies in a legal drama about a steadfast wife and mother who boldly returns to work as a lawyer when her husband is imprisoned for a high profile political scandal; "Three Rivers," a medical drama that stars Alex O'Loughlin as the head of a renowned transpl...

Actress Kirsten Vangsness To 'Marry' Girlfriend

February 27th, 2009 2:33pm EST
Kirsten Vangsness
Actress Kirsten Vangsness is to wed her longtime girlfriend Melanie Goldstein.

The star, known for her role on the TV drama Criminal Minds, is planning a Texas wedding this spring for her nuptials to Goldstein, an assistant editor on TV show 24.

Same-sex unions are only recognized in two U.S. states - Massachusetts and Connecticut - but Vangsness is hopeful the new government under President Barack Obama's leadership will work to change the law. And Vangsness admits even she is surprised by her own marriage news.

She tells, "I never thought I would want to do i...

Ellen DeGeneres Plays Matchmaker With Jennifer Aniston & Shemar Moore

October 3rd, 2008 2:51pm EDT
Shemar Moore
Ellen DeGeneres wants to play matchmaker for a second time - by introducing heartthrob actor Shemar Moore to her pal Jennifer Aniston. DeGeneres grilled Moore on his love life when he was a guest on her talk show, and he admitted harbouring a crush on the actress.

So the host offered to set the two of them up on a date. Moore was interviewed for The Ellen DeGeneres Show which airs on Friday. When he admitted he was single "all day, everyday", she asked him: "Who can I help you with? What is your type?"

The Criminal Minds actor replied: "There is one particular person in this town ...

New TV On DVD, Sept. 16

September 16th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Private Practice
Miss some of last season's new shows? Check them out on DVD this week, along with some favorites: Chuck season one, Criminal Minds season three, Dirty Sexy Money season one, Private Practice season one, Pushing Daisies season one, Will & Grace season eight.

2008-09 TV Premiere Dates

August 20th, 2008 8:54am EDT
Admit it. You can't wait to see if Meredith and Derek will finally make it work on "Grey's Anatomy." You're dying to know who the new baddie will be on "Heroes." And you wonder if Laurence Fishburne will be able to fill William Petersen's shoes on "CSI." Whatever your TV poison, you won't be waiting much longer. The new television season kicks off in September, and Starpulse is here to provide you with the premiere dates of new and returning shows so you won't miss a thing:

Monday, Sept. 1

Prison Break (8-10 p.m) FOX

Gossip Girl (8-9 p.m.) CW

One Tree Hill (9-10 p.m.) CW


Last Chances Are Hell: 'Saving Grace' Season One Comes To DVD July 15

July 4th, 2008 12:30pm EDT
Saving Grace
A jaded, emotionally complex and brilliant Oklahoma City police detective gets a last chance to reclaim her life in the acclaimed new TNT series Saving Grace, debuting on DVD July 15th from Fox Home Entertainment.

Academy Award® winner Holly Hunter (The Piano) makes her television series debut with the provocative, Golden Globe® nominated role of Detective Grace Hanadarko, a fast-living, hard-drinking, cynical forty-something who, despite being at the top of her field, takes struggle to a new level. It all catches up to her when, after another night of too many drinks, she tragically k...

Our Favorite TV Nerds

June 20th, 2008 8:45am EDT
There are two types of TV nerds, the first comprise many of the Starpulse staff, geeks totally in love with TV. Our biggest conundrums tend to revolve around choosing whether to DVR Bones on Monday or just pay for it on iTunes because Greek and The Big Bang Theory are already set to be recorded.

The second type of TV nerds is the geeky television characters us normal nerds strive to become. Sadly we have no hope of achieving such levels of nerdvana so for now we're just going to look at some of the best TV nerds currently making the airwaves a bit smarter.

Chuck (Chuck)

Chuck s...

CBS Adds New Night Of Comedy, Not Much Else For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 10:59am EDT
New Adventures of Old Christine
Every year, the upfront presentations have a different theme. Ok, so that's not always the case, but it would be pretty cool if it was, right? This year, however, there definitely seems to be a theme emerging. NBC's presentation in April, which seemed to be heralding in an era of change, proved to be a red herring. As this week has shown us, the theme this year is not change. It is stability.

For CBS, leader in overall viewers for the past several seasons (although it is being challenged by Fox in that category this year), sticking with the status quo makes sense. Due to that fac...

CBS Announces New 2008-09 Primetime Schedule

May 14th, 2008 10:12am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
CBS announced today its 2008-2009 Fall Primetime Lineup, featuring five new series - two comedies and three dramas - and the launch of a new comedy block on Wednesdays.

The new series include "Eleventh Hour," a dramatic thriller from producer Jerry Bruckheimer about a special advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities; "The Mentalist," starring Simon Baker as a former celebrity psychic-turned-detective who uses his gifted skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve crimes; "The Ex List," a sexy comedic drama about a 30-something woman...

Ex-Scientoligist/Actor Jason Beghe Denounces The 'Religion'

April 15th, 2008 3:47pm EDT
Scientologist Tom Cruise
TV star Jason Beghe has slammed the controversial Church of Scientology, branding his former religion "destructive" and "dangerous". The actor, who has appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds, began taking courses in Scientology in 1994 and even appeared in promotional footage for the religion in 2005.

Beghe was considered a 'top Scientologist' or 'OT5', a rank similar to Tom Cruise and John Travolta's standing in the church, but has now released footage on video-sharing website YouTube denouncing the controversial faith.

According to reporter ...

Celebrity Fashion Review: Some Stars Are Good Candy, Others Are Bad

April 7th, 2008 12:34pm EDT
Renee Zellweger
Reviewing celebrity fashion is like being in a candy store. You have your good candy and your bad candy. Good candy like Jolly Ranchers, Starburst and M&M's (with peanuts, of course) makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more. Bad candy such as jawbreakers could make you crack a tooth, and sour candy makes you feel like your tongue might explode. Check out this week's fashionably good and fashionably bad candy:

Good Candy

At the Los Angeles premiere of her movie "Run Fatboy Run" on March 24, Thandie Newton was a vision to behold sporting a beautiful fuchsia colored dres...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 31st, 2008 8:56am EDT
Criminal Minds
Monday, March 31

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Forget basketball. March Madness is all about figuring out, bracket-style, which jilted woman has it out for Barney.

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 9:31 p.m.) - Jury's still out on whether the Seinfeld curse has infected Julia Louis-Dreyfus - her show has yet to be renewed - so she better hope reuniting with Jason Alexander (as her gynecologist!) in tonight's season finale does more good than bad.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - The show wraps up its dark and twisted two-parter about Anjelica Huston's kidnapped daug...

CBS Renews 11 Series For The 2008-09 Season

February 15th, 2008 10:56am EST
Cold Case
CBS has renewed 11 series for next season in a move that will return 10 hours of the Network's primetime schedule and eight of the top 20 scripted series on television.

The 11 series are Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Numb3Rs, freshman comedy The Big Bang Theory, Two And A Half Men and Without A Trace. They join the previously announced Survivor, another top 20 program, and The Amazing Race, which ranks among the top 30.

Grading The TV Networks: It's Report Card Time

February 6th, 2008 2:31pm EST
Ugly Betty
The last two television seasons have had it all. We've seen everything from the birth of a broadcast network (the CW) to the most debilitating industry work stoppage in 20 years. Now it's time to take a closer look at each of the five major broadcast networks and see what they are doing right, what needs improvement, and where they stand.

Like any true report card, we won't be judging the networks on any one category alone. Although overall ratings are a factor, they are not the only factor. Also, we will be looking at the time period from Fall of 2006 (when the CW debuted) to pres...

The 'Justice League of America' Fantasy Casting Call

January 7th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Gerard Butler
When offered a chance to make this list I thought, this is a fan boy's dream come true. I actually get to sit down and share who I think would make the best cast for the upcoming Justice League film. My opinions will be laid before you to judge, critique, and get angry over. On second thought, this might not qualify as a dream come true.

While making this list I followed a few self-imposed rules. First, I included only characters that are confirmed to be in the actual film, including the villain Maxwell Lord. You won't see my choices for Zatanna or the Green Arrow, sorry. Second, I ch...

CBS Details January/February Programing

December 4th, 2007 9:25am EST
The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Game shows, news magazines, the return of two popular reality series, the season premieres of two returning scripted programs and the debut of a new comedy highlight new programing to CBS's prime time lineup in January and February.

Ushering in the New Year is the game show "Power Of 10," reality favorites Big Brother and Survivor, the return of The New Adventures Of Old Christine and Jericho, the series premiere of the comedy "The Captain" and original episodes of "48 Hours Mystery."

"Power Of 10," hosted by Drew Carey, returning Wednesday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is a high...

CBS's Dramas, Comedies & Reality Series Take Center Stage During November Sweeps

October 30th, 2007 9:11am EDT
CBS's hit series, including the first ever CSI/Without A Trace crossover, take center stage in November with compelling episodes of the network's dramas; romance and laughs from its hit comedies; and surprising twists and turns in Survivor: China and Kid Nation, as both reality series near their climactic finales. The month will also include the premiere of the 12th edition of The Amazing Race.

CBS's November sweep highlights: (Warning! Spoilers ahead.....)

Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: CHINA - The seventh castaway is voted the island.

Thursday, Nov. 1 (9:...

Several Primetime Shows Are Honored For Torture Scenes

October 11th, 2007 9:22am EDT
The writers of TV dramas Lost, The Shield and Criminal Minds have been praised for the way they accurately portray torture scenes. New York-based charity Human Rights First has nominated the three shows, together with The Closer and Boston Legal, for the organization's first Primetime Torture Awards.

The bizarre honor will be bestowed on the writers of the drama that best depicts realistic torture and interrogation.

Human Rights First spokesman David Danzig says, "As incongruous as it may seem for a human rights group to honor the depiction of torture, these awards recognize tha...

Frankie Muniz To Guest Star On 'Criminal Minds'

October 4th, 2007 2:12pm EDT
Frankie Muniz
Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle") will guest star on Criminal Minds, Wednesday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

Muniz will play a famous comic book artist who becomes involved in the search for a serial killer in Los Angeles.

He is best known for his role on television as Malcolm in "Malcolm in the Middle." His film credits include "Racing Stripes," "Deuces Wild," "Agent Cody Banks," "Agent Cody Banks 2" and "My Dog Skip."

New TV On DVD, Oct. 2

October 2nd, 2007 8:00am EDT
Star Trek The Next Generation
The complete series of Star Trek: The Next Generation is now on DVD. The series (1987-1994) was set several years after the original Star Trek series and centers on the crew on the new Enterprise. Characters include Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, William Riker, Geordi La Forge, Worf, Data, Deanna Troi, and Beverley Crusher. Also on DVD: season 1 of Jericho and Shark; season 2 of How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, and The Sarah Silverman Program; and season 3 of Numb3rs.

New Actors & Characters Join CBS This Fall In Regular, Recurring & Guest-Starring Roles

September 15th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Joe Mantegna
Following are the new actors and characters that will join CBS's hit series this fall in regular, recurring and guest starring roles.


Emmy Award nominee Joe Mantegna will join the cast of Criminal Minds starring as FBI Special Agent David Rossi, an original member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit who took early retirement to go on lecture and book tours, and has volunteered to return to the unit. Mantegna is scheduled to make his first appearance in the sixth episode of the season. "We are all Thrilled to have Joe Mantegna joining our family. He's an i...

Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....

'Reaper' Debuts Tuesday, Sept. 25 At 9pm On The CW

August 15th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
For the first 20 years of his life, Sam (Bret Harrison, The Loop, Grounded for Life) wondered why his parents went so easy on him. Whether it was school, sports or career choices, Sam's mom (Allison Hossack, "Falcon Beach") and dad (Andrew Airlie, The L Word) always let him get by with the least possible effort. As a result, Sam skipped college, took a dead-end job at the local Work Bench home improvement store and now wastes endless hours playing video games. Everything in his slacker world changed the day Sam turned 21 and discovered the ungodly reason his parents let him slide: they s...

Joe Mantegna Fills Mandy Patinkin Gap On 'Criminal Minds'

August 14th, 2007 8:55am EDT
Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna has joined the cast of Criminal Minds, just weeks after Mandy Patinkin quit the TV drama. Patinkin left Criminal Minds after not showing up for a script read-through when he realised his case-cracking character, Jason Gideon, was being written out of the show.

To fill the void left by Patinkin, producers have now hired veteran star Mantegna, who has appeared in movies including The Godfather: Part III and the TV series Joan of Arcadia, to play a new detective character.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

CBS Announces 2007-2008 Premiere Dates

July 18th, 2007 2:08pm EDT
CSI: Miami
CBS today announced plans for the premieres of its new and returning series which includes the early debut of its freshman reality series "Kid Nation," as well as "Survivor: China" and most of its Sunday lineup during the week of Sept. 17. The Network will launch the remainder of its schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 24, the official start of the 2007-2008 season.

CBS's new reality series "Kid Nation" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) followed the next night with the debut of "Survivor: China," Thursday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Premiering on Sunday, Sept....

Mandy Patinkin's Alleged 'Minds' Games Could Cost Him TV Role

July 15th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Mandy Patinkin
Actor Mandy Patinkin has caused controversy on the set of U.S. TV drama Criminal Minds by failing to show up for a script read through. Sources at TV network CBS, which airs the weekly show, claim executives could write the actor out of the upcoming third season on the series as a result of his reluctance to join his castmates.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Patinkin chose not to show for the read-through meeting after realizing his case-cracking character, Jason Gideon, was being written out of the show.

This follows friction between the star and producers last summer over alleg...

Shemar Moore Charged With DUI

June 22nd, 2007 3:40pm EDT
Sherman Moore
American actor Shemar Moore has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI). The 37-year-old, who is currently on the TV series Criminal Minds, was arrested in the early hours of June 1 after being pulled over by Los Angeles police for reportedly speeding near Santa Monica Boulevard at 1:30 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Moore "displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted". Moore was arrested and taken to a local police station, before being released after posting $5,000 bail.

He is due in court on Tuesday. If found guil...

Actor Shemar Moore Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk-Driving

June 4th, 2007 3:37pm EDT
Shemar Moore
American actor Shemar Moore was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of drunk-driving. The 37-year-old, who currently stars on the TV series Criminal Minds, was pulled over by Los Angeles police for reportedly speeding near Santa Monica Boulevard at 1.30am.

According to the arrest report, Moore "displayed signs of alcohol impairment, and a driving under the influence (DUI) investigation was conducted". Moore was arrested and taken to a local police station. He has since been released after posting $5,000 bail, reports website

-Check out Shemar Moore'...

CBS Picks Up 3 Dramas, 1 Comedy For 2007-08; Drops 'Jericho', 'The Class'

May 16th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Jimmy Smits stars in Cane
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 fall primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup.

The five new series feature bold and creative concepts, including "Viva Laughlin," where drama is accented by iconic music; "Cane," starring Jimmy Smits as the head of a powerful South Florida Cuban-American family; "Moonlight," a romantic thriller with a new twist on the vampire legend; "The Big Bang Theory," a comedy about genius geeks from "Two and A Half Men" co-creator...

CBS Announces Dates & Plot Lines For Season Finales (Spoiler Alert!)

April 2nd, 2007 2:40pm EDT
The King of Queens
CBS in May will feature the unpredictable finales of the Network's hit series along with a royal farewell to The King of Queens when the comedy ends its nine-year, 200-plus episode run with a special one-hour finale.

Also in May, the winner of Survivor Fiji will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast, and the final three teams dash to the finish line and the $1 million prize in The Amazing Race: All Stars.

The following are CBS's May sweeps season finales:

Thursday, May 3

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Shark -- Still reeling from the acquittal of serial killer Wayne Ca...

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