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TV's Six Most Satisfying Finales

May 20th, 2010 11:13am EDT
TVs Six Most Satisfying Finales
While ABC’s claim that Sunday’s LOST finale is “the Television Event of the Decade” may be a bit hyperbolic, there’s no denying the excitement... and anxiety… that surrounds the final episode of a beloved TV show. Rabid fans of any series demand not just closure, but emotional resonance. After all, we’re saying goodbye to good friends here, not just clearing space off the DVR schedule. With that in mind, here’s our list of the Six Most Satisfying TV Finales of All Time.

SEINFELD “The Finale” (1998)

Granted, the much-maligned two-part ending to the legendary show about nothing is not the f...

Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...

Jeffrey Tambor To Be A Dad Of Twins

June 4th, 2009 11:59am EDT
Jeffrey Tambor
Comedy actor Jeffrey Tambor is to be a father again at the age of 64 - his wife Kasia Ostlun is expecting twin boys.

The new arrivals will be little brothers for the couple's four-year-old son Gabriel. Tambor, the star of Arrested Development and The Larry Sanders Show, made the big announcement on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday night, admitting, "I'm very excited."

And he revealed the moment he discovered Ostlun, 41, was expecting twin boys, telling show host Ferguson, "They are boys. She called me, and all I heard was 'two pee pees'."

However, Tambor...

Most Underrated & Overrated HBO Shows

May 23rd, 2008 10:17am EDT
Big Love
For the last two decades, HBO has been considered the gold standard for television quality. The network routinely receives more Emmy nominations than any of its competitors, despite fielding a drastically smaller roster of programming.

HBO practically reinvented what could be done on the small screen. Each episode now had the same production values as a feature film, and the way the pay network could deal with risqué content led to a wide array of groundbreaking programming.

A quick glance at the roster of original shows produced by HBO over its first 25 years is almost like look...

Jenna Fischer Moved By Braff's Cupcakes

May 31st, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Jenna Fischer
The Office star Jenna Fischer was touched when actor Zach Braff sent her cupcakes the day after she fractured her back in four places while falling down a flight of stairs earlier this month. Braff witnessed Fischer's accident at New York club Buddakan on May 15 and decided to send the actress some sweet treats to cheer her up.

She says, "Zach Braff was at the party when I fell. And bless his heart, the next day he sent a big tray of cupcakes to my hotel. In those first few days, all my husband and I did for pleasure was watch a Larry Sanders DVD and eat those cupcakes."

Fischer, ...

Sharon Stone Rekindles Romance With Garry Shandling

July 28th, 2006 8:28am EDT
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone has found love again with old flame Garry Shandling. The couple briefly dated in the early 1990s and remained friends after their split, and now comedian Shandling is wooing his ex all over again. The couple has been spotted dining in Hollywood and holding hands in public.

A source says, "Sharon thinks Garry is the funniest man on the planet - and he thinks she's the most beautiful woman. They're keeping the relationship low-key, but Sharon and Garry are loving one another like never before."

Stone and Shandling originally started dating after the actress appeared ...

Jon Stewart To Host Oscars

January 5th, 2006 12:28pm EST
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart has been selected to host the 78th Academy Awards telecast, making it his first stint as Oscar host. According to producer Gil Cates, "My wife and I watch him every night. Jon is the epitome of a perfect host — smart, engaging, irreverent and funny."

Academy President Sid Ganis echoed Cates' enthusiasm. "I'm very excited," he said. "Stewart is a superb choice — witty, current, intelligent and charming. What a terrific addition to our roster of great hosts!"

The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Stewart has transformed “The Daily Show" into one ...

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Air on CBS

October 17th, 2005 4:17pm EDT
Heidi Klum
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," featuring some of the world's leading supermodels, including Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima, will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will mark the final "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" appearance for Tyra Banks and the first post-pregnancy runway appearance for Heidi Klum.

The fashion show will also introduce the next generation of Victoria's Secret "Angels," including new modeling sensations Selita Ebanks and Izabel Goulart, who will be making their fashion sh...

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