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TV Cancellations, Renewals And Shocks, Oh My!

May 14th, 2011 3:04pm EDT
The Event
They’re goin’ down like flies.

This week, FOX tear-gassed its on-the-bubble shows, and NBC and ABC have taken similar approaches. Either pilot season has produced some very promising material, or the networks are getting violent. Either way, there are a lot of casualties.

Let’s start with the good news: Among shows in trouble, NBC’s ‘Chuck’ has been renewed for one more season, but the caveat is that it’s just one more season, and a 13-episode one at that. Still, it’ll provide plenty of closure for fans. NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ was also granted another wish from the network’s genie, with i...
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Anatomy Of A TV Season: The Hits & Misses

April 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kathy Bates
It’s almost May Sweeps, and season finales will be upon us faster than the networks can cancel soaps. Let’s break it down, network by network, of what succeeded – and what flopped – this TV season.

NBC

Let’s start with the weakest network. After the ‘Jay Leno Show’ debacle last season, NBC is still scrambling to find original programming that will net decent ratings.

‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ has proved a disappointment, as evidenced by its massive overhaul and return to floundering ratings. The comedy ‘Outsourced’ is on the bubble, and shows such as ‘Chase’ and ‘Undercovers’ bombed ...
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Friends Tease Matthew Perry About His Music Tastes

February 24th, 2011 8:40am EST
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry's musical tastes have always set him up for ridicule because he loves mournful female singer/songwriters.

The "Mr. Sunshine" actor admits he has always been teased about his love for singers like Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.

He says, "If you're a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress at all and you sing a song about it, I will buy it and listen to it over and over again. I got beaten up for this in school."

He reveals his first concert was Culture Club, adding, "If you're a boy, dressed as a woman in emotional duress, boy do I like you."
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Nick Jonas Plays a Very Different Kind of Rock Star on 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 16th, 2011 10:32am EST
Nick Jonas, Mr. Sunshine | Photo Credits: Michael Desmond/ABC
Nick Jonas promises that his upcoming role on Mr. Sunshine, as bratty rock star Eli Water, is not art imitating life. "This is very different from who I am," he says. "I think people have been given an idea of our different personal lives at this point, so I felt like [I can play] a bit of a jerk."

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Ratings: Over 10 Million Viewers Check Out 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 11th, 2011 9:46am EST
Matthew Perry  | Photo Credits: Adam Larkey/ABC
How many friends does Chandler still have? Well, it turns out Matthew Perry had nearly 10.6 million who checked out the premiere of his new series, Mr. Sunshine.

Taking the timeslot (9:30/8:30c) usually occupied by fellow Friends alum Courteney Cox's sitcom, his show greatly improved on her numbers; last week, Cougar Town got 6.6 million. The last time ABC did so well during that half-hour was...

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Allison Janney Goes From Political Heavyweight to Politically Incorrect on Mr. Sunshine

February 9th, 2011 10:15am EST
Allison Janney | Photo Credits: Adam Larkey/ABC
According to Allison Janney, it only took one line of dialogue to convince her to return to series television after a four-year absence.

"'Have you seen a small white pill with some Spanish written on it?'" she said, quoting her Mr. Sunshine character. "I read the first line that Crystal said and I knew I was going to play it."

After playing White House press secretary (and later Chief of Staff) C.J. Cregg on The West Wing for six seasons, the 51-year-old actress says she was looking for a role as far from the morally upright C.J. as possible. Crystal is the pill-popping, narcissistic ow...
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Matthew Perry Talks About His New Show 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 9th, 2011 9:22am EST
Matthew Perry - Mr. Sunshine
Matthew Perry is joining his former Friend Courteney Cox on ABC. His new show Mr. Sunshine premieres this week on the same network as her Cougar Town. Perry plays the manager of a sports arena who’s trying to be nicer. That should be funny for the sarcastic comedian.

Perry met the Television Critics Association to preview his new show. He is writing and producing Mr. Sunshine as well as starring. Now the show is ready to air Wednesdays on ABC, as part of their comedy block.

Do you know any overly Sunshine-y people?

MP: I do have some friends that are remarkably happy and may not just und...
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2011 Midseason TV: Christian Slater Tries Again & A Few 'Friends' Clones

December 29th, 2010 1:04pm EST
Christian Slater
It’s almost the new year – and you know what that means. No, it’s not time to wonder when Dick Clark is going to retire from his New Year’s Eve show. Midseason is almost upon us – and several new shows are set to premiere shortly, while other favorites are slated to return. Here’s a rundown:

'Breaking In’ – FOX – April 6

This is Christian Slater’s third attempt at a series in as many years. This go round, he’s part of a team of tech experts who are tapped to be consultants on cyber security for large corporations. Here’s hoping third time’s a charm.

'Body Of Proof’ – ABC – premie...
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