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Q&A: Behind The Badge With 'Psych' Star Timothy Omundson

February 29th, 2012 11:00am EST
Psych
At the beginning of this season of Psych, I chatted with Maggie Lawson -- now, as the show returns, it's time for her partner Timothy Omundson (also known as the infamous Detective Carlton Lassiter) to have his say.

While I enjoy the talents of every member of Psych's fun and funny cast, I have a certain affection for Omundson, who's made Lassiter my favorite disgruntled detective on television. His deadpan delivery and expressions are always spot-on, and he's a great straight man for the oft-hyper antics required of star James Roday.

What you might not know is that in addition to...
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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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What's New On Showtime?

May 12th, 2009 9:51am EDT
Nurse Jackie
Showtime has been around for a few decades, but for some time it never quite managed real competition against its rival, HBO. Things have changed. In the past few years it has definitely blossomed with movies, both famous and independent, and quality television programming.

Past popular shows "The L Word" and "Queer As Folk" paved the way for current programming like "Dexter," "Weeds," and "The Tudors." So what's up for Showtime this year? Let's take a look!

Nurse Jackie

Premiering on Monday, June 8 at 10:30 PM, "Nurse Jackie" stars Edie Falco as the title character. Exhaust...
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Greg Ellis Talks 'Star Trek'

April 20th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Greg Ellis
On the day of this interview Greg Ellis had just learned that his show -- TNT's Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanaugh vehicle, Trust Me -- had been cancelled. Instead of languishing on the demise of his series (in the distance you can hear the sound of about a dozen Trust Me questions being ripped up) we, instead, discussed this upcoming little art-house film he's appearing in, Star Trek. Greg discusses his role as Chief Engineer Olsen -- the man who had the job before a certain Montgomery Scott -- and what it was like working on another small little film, Titanic.

Mike: I've seen every episod...
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A Conversation With Aasif Mandvi From 'The Daily Show'

April 14th, 2009 10:22am EDT
Aasif Mandvi
It's one thing to be hired, right there, on the spot for a job. A strange combination of joy for getting the position and fear because, well, they want you to start right now. Now, imagine the same scenario but it involved going on television in front of a live studio audience and millions of people at home. This is what happened to current Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi the day he auditioned for his job. Aasif discusses in depth his experience on The Daily Show and why he is such a supporter of Kal Penn's recent career change.

Mike: You were born in Bombay, now Mumbai, right?

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TV Shows With The Craziest Fans

March 12th, 2009 10:23am EDT
Roswell
If you've ever been to Comic-Con, the names on this list should come as no surprise. These are the truly dedicated, those who don't hesitate to dress up as their favorite characters, debate for hours on the Internet with faceless strangers over continuity issues, or mail random objects to studio heads when their shows are threatened with cancellation. There's something about sci-fi in particular that seems to encourage its followers to take action. Is it devotion or obsession? Does it matter? Below are just a few of televisions brightest that have inspired some intense fan followings:

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'Battlestar Galactica' Spin-Off 'Caprica' To Premiere Exclusively On DVD April 21

March 10th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Caprica
Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica, will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series' broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010. Caprica is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Remi Aubuchon (24). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the ...
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'Jericho' Reinvented As A Comic Book Series

March 10th, 2009 10:50am EDT
Jericho
Devil's Due Publishing (DDP) has announced a deal with CBS Consumer Products to publish a new comic book series tied to fan-favorite Jericho, the one-hour drama series that garnered critical acclaim and ran on CBS for two seasons, from 2006-2008.

The series centered on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States. The comic book series will pick up where the television program left off, answering many questions for its passionate fans. DDP has teamed up with the show's creators and produce...
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Sci Fi Channel Greenlights 'Battlestar Galactica' Prequel Series 'Caprica'

December 2nd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Battlestar Galactica
Sci Fi Channel has greenlit production on the new original series Caprica, ordering 20 hours of the drama including the two-hour pilot, it was announced today by Dave Howe, President, Sci Fi. Caprica is the prequel to Sci Fi's hit original series Battlestar Galactica and stars Eric Stoltz (Milk, Chicago Hope), Esai Morales (Jericho, NYPD Blue), Paula Malcomson (Deadwood, ER) and Golden Globe nominee Polly Walker (Cane, Rome).

Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families – the Graystones and the Adamas – as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant wo...
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Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More

November 18th, 2008 10:12am EST
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden is a pleasure to talk to about almost anything and everything, which it seems we did. She talked to us about her new role on Fox's "24" as well as previous shows like "Jericho," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Six Feet Under." We also discussed her love of sci-fi and Pez.

We should get this out of the way, since it is probably the first question everyone asks. Your first name is your mom's maiden name, correct? It's very cool.

Yes. Thanks!

So if you have a child, will you maybe name him/her Grayden?

Grayden is a pretty cool first name for a child but I'm going to ...
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Slideshow: Sexy Actors Starting With 'S'

August 18th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Shane West
Sizzling. Sexy. Scrumptious. These are just some of the words to describe the following actors who make our viewing pleasure, well, more pleasurable. Whether it's their beauty or their brains, there's something about these guys that screams sexy.

Sean Penn

Sexy point #1: he married Madonna

Sexy point #2: he punched a paparazzo

Sexy point #3: he speaks his mind

More Sean Penn Pictures

Seth Green

Funny guys are sexy, and he produces the hilarious "Robot Chicken."

More Seth Green Pictures

Scott Speedman

We stil...
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Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...
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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...
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CBS Cancels 'Moonlight': What's A Vampire Fan To Do?

May 14th, 2008 1:37pm EDT
Moonlight
CBS just announced its 2008-09 schedule with one glaring absence: "Moonlight." What are fans of the fanged persuasion going to watch now?

There are rumors the CW may step in to rescue the beleaguered series (which has a corporate connection to CBS), but it's a slim chance. It's happened before - "Roswell" aired on the WB and moved to UPN before cancellation and ABC just picked up NBC castoff "Scrubs" - so it could happen again. Oh, and what about "Jericho?" But maybe that's not a good example. It was canceled. Twice.

So what can a "Moonlight" fan do? Many have already poured thei...
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Back from the Dead: TV Shows That Survived Cancellation

May 8th, 2008 8:22am EDT
Jericho
Shows are canceled all the time. This time the victim was "Men In Trees," a show that jumped timeslots, disappeared for months at a time, and was finally put out of its misery by ABC. It wasn't exactly a surprise the network canceled it. Who knew it was still on? (Fans can catch the final few episodes when it airs again beginning May 28.)

But what doesn't happen all the time is second chances. Once a television show is canceled (a.k.a. axed, yanked, cut, punted, escorted off the premises, etc.) by its network, it ceases to exist. Normally, that is the case...but not always. After al...
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Comic Con Spotlight On 'Moonlight'

April 25th, 2008 12:40pm EDT
Moonlight
The IGN theater at New York City Comic Con was bursting on Sunday, April 20, with two kinds of people: Those who were there to talk about "Moonlight" and those who were waiting for it to be over for "Harold & Kumar." It was clear to see the difference between the two by the sounds of screams in the air when a 12-minute clip show of the new vampire series was shown.

Although still in its first season, "Moonlight" has already managed to secure a group of loyal and intense fans, which is not unexpected for a show romanticizing vampires and the paranormal. The once beloved Joss Whedon sho...
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'Bubble' TV Shows That Should Be Saved (& Safe Shows That Should Be Killed)

April 9th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
With the distant memory that was the writers' strike slowly fading from the minds of TV viewers, everyone is preparing for the return of their favorite shows. Well, you better take the time to enjoy them because they might not all be coming back in the fall.

Although television will see more returning favorites than usual come September, there are a few shows in jeopardy. Following are the top five shows with uncertain futures and the already safe shows they should replace:

Save Jericho (CBS)

With a fanbase that literally sent peanuts to save this show, CBS gave it a second cha...
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Leave Them Hanging: Favorite TV Cliffhangers

April 2nd, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Lost
Television is a medium that thrives on manipulating audiences into tuning in, and no narrative device is more effective at accomplishing that task than the cliffhanger. With the end of the 2007-08 season rapidly approaching and new cliffhangers waiting in the wings, we have decided to celebrate our favorites from years past.

5) The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

The Cliffhanger: It didn't provoke quite the fervor of the "Dallas" storyline that it parodied, but this two-part episode did warrant a special "America's Most Wanted" and was discussed often during the summer of 19...
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'Jericho' Series Finale: Second Time The Charm?

March 26th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Jericho
With "Jericho's" second (and likely final) cancellation announced late last week, this week's season finale has suddenly become a series finale. Thankfully for "Jericho" diehards (and CBS execs certainly know that they are out there), The Powers That Be foresaw this turn of events and filmed two endings for the episode - a cliffhanger and a conclusion. Since the show was cancelled, we received the latter. The only question is - does it satisfy?

The Final Beginning

On to the episode. Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and Hawkins (Lennie James) prepare to journey to Cheyenne in order to reacq...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 24th, 2008 8:53am EDT
Britney Spears
Monday, March 24

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - ABC Family's sleeper hit from last summer is back for a new season of college hijinks.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Britney Spears and Scrubs' Sarah Chalke guest star. Anybody who needs a conservator shouldn't be appearing on a sitcom, but we're rooting for you, Brit. It can't get any worse, right?

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John flashes back to the 1960s when he was a crazy alcoholic.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Oh, don't pretend like you don't watch it.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Anjelica Huston's mysterio...
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'Jericho' Episode Recap: Everybody Hates Goetz

March 12th, 2008 9:22am EDT
DB Sweeney plays Goetz in Jericho
In season two, "Jericho" has fulfilled the promise of an uneven first year and become possibly the most gripping and action-packed hour of prime time television. Of course barely anyone knows that because only about 6 million people are watching. Guess the allure of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" is a little too much.

Sad music = sad times

This week's episode begins with the aftermath of an epic shootout at the Richmond farm that left Bonnie (Shoshannah Stern) dead and Mimi (Alicia Coppola) badly wounded. The mood around town is quite somber, and not even an appearance by t...
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'Jericho' Recap: Shootouts & Mystery Men

March 5th, 2008 10:39am EST
Jericho
The explosive second season of ''Jericho'' continues with yet another gripping installment. Big revelations were made about the conspiracy, certain characters’ eyes were opened, and shootout at the Richmond farm claimed the life of one Jericho citizen. Honestly, what more can you ask for? Well, besides more of bumbling deputy Jimmy (Bob Stephenson) that is.

Revolution!

Could a revolution be brewing in Jericho? Many locals are unhappy with the town administrators put in place by Jennings & Rall, and they are complaining about getting used and abused. Talk quickly turns to the Ameri...
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'Jericho' Episode Recap: Welcoming Back Familiar Faces

February 27th, 2008 8:48am EST
Jericho
The gripping second season of "Jericho" continues as citizens of the beleaguered town are forced to deal with the return of Ravenwood, the mercenary group that nearly invaded Jericho months earlier. This time, Ravenwood is not simply a bloodthirsty rogue unit, shooting and looting across the Midwest. Now they are working for The Allied States of America and the country's doughy faced puppet master, Valente (Daniel Benzali).

Needless to say, Jake (Skeet Ulrich), Eric (Kenneth Mitchell) and company are not very pleased to see the return of Ravenwood or its sadistic leader, Goetz (D.B. ...
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'Jericho' Recap: Decline and Fall of the First Republic

February 20th, 2008 9:44am EST
Jericho
Week two of the "Jericho" revival (one that looks to be short-lived if last week's ratings are any indication) starts off with another riveting recap of the story so far. That's all well and good, but unfortunately it seems that the only people watching the series are the diehard fans from last year, so it doesn't serve much of a purpose. Still cool, though.

Meet the new government

Things start out nice and serene, as Stanley (Brad Beyer) and Mimi (Alicia Coppola) enjoy a quaint breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes (yum-yum) and comment about how calm life has become. Uh-oh. T...
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'Jericho' Season Premiere: New Government, Same Old Jericho

February 13th, 2008 8:54am EST
Jericho
The long-awaited second season of "Jericho" finally premiered, and viewers get to witness the events that transpired after Jake's (Skeet Ulrich) now famous battle cry. It is a well earned victory, one that caused a massive peanut shortage throughout the United States. But enough about the behind-the-scenes drama. What happened on screen? Was it worth the wait?

Where were we?

Things got started with a long but well constructed recap (a recap that was ultimately more exciting than the episode). The recap goes over the basics: 23 American cities destroyed by nuclear weapons. R...
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'Jericho' Season Two Preview: Welcome to the Allied States of America

February 12th, 2008 10:23am EST
Jericho
"Jericho" returns tonight on CBS, 10 p.m. ET. When last we left our intrepid and resourceful post-apocalyptic mid-westerners, they were engaged in an all-out battle with the neighboring town of New Bern. Former mayor Johnston Greene (Gerald McRaney) had died a rather anticlimactic and needless death (as the most beloved character in the series he at least deserved to go out in a blaze of glory).

The tide had turned in favor of New Bern. But would those courageous Jericho folk simply surrender? Would they go quietly into the night? Never! They went back out there, Jake (Skeet Ul...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 11th, 2008 9:11am EST
John Cho
Monday, Feb. 11

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.) - It's a Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle reunion of sorts as John Cho guest stars in this repeat.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Beverly Hills, 90210 alert! Brian Austin Green guest stars as a mysterious stranger with ties to Sarah.

Live From the Red Carpet: 2008 BAFTA Awards (E!, 9 p.m.) - Feeling red carpet deprived this awards season? Get an extra dose with coverage from the British version of the Oscars.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - As the random guy in Pretty Woman ...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'The Sopranos'

February 4th, 2008 9:26am EST
The Sopranos
"The Sopranos" (HBO) - Six seasons, 86 episodes total. Perfect For: Anybody who's never seen an episode of television's finest series.

Everyone already knows how it ended, but accompanying television's greatest family on its journey to the famous black screen is the perfect remedy for the writers' strike blues.

"The Sopraons" hit the airwaves in 1999 to acclaim never before heaped upon a television series. This was the first time something on the small screen garnered critical notice on par with its big-screen contemporaries.

The praise was well-deserved because "The Soprano...
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Power Of The Fans: How Enthusiasts Have Saved Their Favorite Shows

January 9th, 2008 3:02pm EST
Veronica Mars
Every year TV shows come and go, but you don't have to let your favorite show get canceled without a fight. Several series have been saved through fan campaigns, which often include more than just online petitions. From bottles of Tabasco to an air plane banner and thousands of nuts, see how dedicated fans saved their favorite series from being canceled prematurely:

Roswell

The campaign "Roswell it Hot, Hunger is Not" made over $28,000 for a world famine charity (series star Brendan Fehr's favorite charity). That wasn't the only campaign that saved the ratings-challenged WB series. "...
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Hope Still Lingers For '4400' Resurrection

January 4th, 2008 12:05pm EST
The 4400
On July 11, 2004, a six part miniseries named The 4400 aired its first episode on the USA network, and it quickly grew a small but enthusiastic group of loyal fans. The mysterious sci-fi drama was filmed in Vancouver with a large cast of relative unknowns, and the miniseries turned into a full series, airing four seasons before it was announced in December that "The 4400," along with another USA Sci-fi show "The Dead Zone," was canceled.

As with several other canceled cult favorite sci-fi shows, the internet community immediately began circulating 'Save The 4400' petitions in a desper...
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