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Jason Alexander Returning To TV

12/9/2010 2:31pm EST
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is set to return to TV - the funnyman is in talks to develop a small screen drama about a struggling actor.

Alexander is in negotiations with CBS network bosses to develop, produce and star in a new hour-long series, according to trade paper Variety.

The as-yet-untitled show reportedly centers around a struggling actor who joins his ex-wife's detective agency, and then becomes an expert in disguise by using his acting skills.

Alexander last starred as a sports show host for Listen Up in 2005 and has since guest starred in programs including Criminal Minds ...

2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

8/28/2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.


Check Out 'The New Adventures Of Old Christine' Season 3 On The WBShop.Com

7/31/2010 7:14am EDT
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues to shine in "The New Adventures of Old Christine" as divorced working mom Christine Campbell, successfully juggling the daily stresses of motherhood and owning a women's gym with her best friend, Barb (Wanda Sykes).

Life got more complicated when she met her ex-husband's new girlfriend, a nice, impossible-to-hate woman also named Christine -- "new" Christine. When "old" Christine sees her ex has moved on with his life, she realizes it may be time to take that same leap.

Season three features recurring guest stars Blair Underwood as Mr. Harris, a teacher at ...

'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

7/8/2010 10:26am EDT
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...

CBS Cancels Six Shows, Including 'Ghost Whisperer' & 'Old Christine' - Which Will You Miss Most?

5/18/2010 12:44pm EDT
Ghost Whisperer
CBS network just canceled three veteran dramas, a freshman comedy, a veteran comedy and a midseason drama.

"Cold Case," "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numb3rs" will not be renewed. Neither will "Miami Medical," "Accidentally on Purpose" or "New Adventures of Old Christine."

Most surprising is the cancellation of Jennifer Love Hewitt's ghost drama, which was expected to return since it consistently won its Friday night time period.

Fans Might Get To See Julia Louis-Dreyfus Naked

5/13/2010 8:49am EDT
Julia Louis Dreyfus
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 49, is just waiting for the right opportunity to bare all onscreen.

She explained, "I would totally take my clothes off. No problem."

The actress was recently honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. However, officials misspelled her name. Organizers were left red-faced after embossing the tribute with the name 'Luis' instead of 'Louis' and omitting the hyphen between her surnames.

She said, "It was absolutely spectacular. I'm not kidding. Julia Luis Dreyfus...! I have to say obviously getting a star on the Hollywood ...

A Starpulse Writer's Pop Culture TV Christmas List

12/19/2009 8:00am EST
Gilmore Girls
Dear Santa:

I don't believe one can ever be too old to believe in the magic and spirit of the holiday season, nor do I believe one shouldn't be able to ask for something they want. After all, if Oprah and The Secret taught us anything, it is that you have to put what you want out in the universe in order to have a shot at getting them. So keeping that in mind, here is my not-so grown-up Christmas list!

Is it just me, Santa, or is it really annoying when a studio puts out the first season or two of a favorite old show on DVD just to see what kind of response it will get but then makes...

Fearless Females in Comedy

11/18/2009 11:23am EST
Leslie Mann
Buried under a mountain of dick jokes and sweaty, hairy men, the one shining go-to for laughs in Universal Studios' "Funny People" was supporting actress Leslie Mann. No stranger to the boys' club, Mann is a graduate of the "Apatow School" but has proved herself to be more than a worthy opponent when stealing scenes - regardless of whether or not the man behind the camera was in her family (the two have been married since 1997). Though she has been in this business for almost twenty years, Mann has only been getting the critical acclaim she so richly deserves in the last few.

Mann can be...

Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

9/21/2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?



The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...

The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

9/18/2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...

Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

7/16/2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...

Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

7/16/2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:



"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"



"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"





"Mad Men"


Bryan Cr...

Fall 2009 TV Premiere Dates

7/1/2009 10:21am EDT
Two And A Half Men
Even though summer has just begun, many TV addicts are itching to know when their favorite shows will be returning and new ones will be premiering. ABC, CBS, NBC, The CW & Fox recently released their schedules, and we have compiled them in one convenient list.

As often is the case, networks revise or tweak their schedules over the summer. So check back often for updates!

New series are in bold. Click on the show's name for photos, cast lists and more!

Tuesday, September 8

8 pm 90210 (The CW)

9 pm Melrose Place (NEW! The CW)

10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Wednesday, September 9


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

5/20/2009 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...

The 7th Annual TV Land Award Show Honorees

3/24/2009 12:31pm EDT
Married...With Children
TV Land announced today that it will pay tribute to "M*A*S*H," "Married...With Children," "Home Improvement," "Magnum PI," "Knots Landing" and "Two And A Half Men" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the two-hour show will tape on Sunday, April 19th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and will air on TV Land during a special presentation of TV Land PRIME on Sunday, April 26th at 8PM ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are cultural icons representing a cross-section of classic and modern television that viewers love. Below are details on this y...

'Arrested Development' Cast: Where Are They Now?

3/7/2009 11:35am EST
Arrested Development
The family that chicken dances together, stays together. With the February 24 announcement that Michael Cera - the lone holdout - had finally signed on for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie, message boards went bonkers for Bluth bananas.

Cera is easily the most successful and visible post-Bluth. With SuperBad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sundance darling Paper Heart, this kid has perfected the tentatively awkward comedic timing that made you root for the love story of George Michael and his cousin Maeby.

Where have the Bluths been since we last laughed a...

TV Year In Review: The Best, The Worst & The In Between

12/26/2008 7:31am EST
Breaking Bad
In a year that saw the writers strike bring forth more reality TV than we ever thought possible and reduce quality drama to a war of attrition, the boob tube still managed to deliver quality drama series at an impressive clip.


5. "BREAKING BAD" (AMC) - The aforementioned strike meant we only got seven episodes of former "X-Files" writer Vince Gilligan's masterful meth-strewn series, but after enduring its visceral fury, could we have really taken anymore?

Unlike another suburban drug dealing series, the torpid "Weeds", "Breaking Bad" offers a modern-d...

Male Celebrities We Want To Kiss Under the Mistletoe

12/23/2008 10:00am EST
Will Smith
We made a list. We checked it twice. Some of these men are naughty (lucky us!) and all of them are nice...

Hugh Jackman - If this thunder from down-under is good enough to be People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man of 2008', he's good enough to make our little list! He sings, he dances and he wades out into the Australian surf wearing close to nothing (sigh). Yep, Wolverine just might trump Kris Kringle when it comes to stuffing our stocking.

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Who Will & Who Should Win An Emmy

9/18/2008 9:22am EDT
30 Rock
Ah, the Emmys, the most entertaining awards show and often the most frustrating. Why is it so frustrating? Because the voters get it wrong. They get the winners wrong more often than casual sports bettors. In fact, they get it so wrong that predicting the winners is often a fool's errand since it's impossible to determine what will strike the Academy's fancy as the reasons for their choices are as mystifying as the results.

Luckily, has one such fool. So it's time for a round of everybody's favorite game: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

Best Comedy Series Nomine...

Underrated & Overrated Returning TV Shows

9/5/2008 9:45am EDT
After a long and painful summer that saw only a handful of new scripted series due to the writers' strike, the fall TV season is finally here. Hallelujah.

In the coming weeks more than 50 scripted programs will return to the network and cable and airwaves with each making millions of people happy to once again hang out with their old friends. Sports fans always talk about the mythical quality of opening day in football, baseball or basketball. For TV fanatics, being able to watch the shows they love once again carries the same weight.

Still, some people are just plain wrong. S...

2008-09 TV Premiere Dates

8/20/2008 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


The Demise of the Black Sitcom

8/13/2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...

Emmy Nominations Reaction: Who Was Snubbed, Who Shouldn't Be A Nominee

7/18/2008 9:13am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
With the writer's strike a distant memory and an exciting new fall season dead ahead, we're finally ready to celebrate TV again. And what better way than with a lavish awards show?

Yes, the Emmy nominations were revealed at dawn in Los Angeles Thursday morning in a delightful little ceremony that saw Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth squeeze about two-dozen jokes in between their reading off the teleprompter.

There were surprises leading to gasps from the press, and plenty of nominations they all saw coming. Newcomer "Mad Men" led the drama category with 16 nominations w...

TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

7/15/2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...

New TV On DVD, June 24

6/24/2008 8:00am EDT
The New Adventures Of Old Christine
In season two of "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" getting along with New Christine has gotten easier. Juggling work, motherhood, friends, an ex-husband, a slacker brother and the meanie moms at her son's school hasn't. Nor have affairs of the heart, as Christine wrestles with romances past, present and, she hopes, future. Also on DVD: seasons one of "Early Edition" and "Evening Shade."

A Memo To Emmy Voters

6/17/2008 10:04am EDT
Big Love
Starpulse writer Andrew Payne is getting sick of the snubs by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. And even though Katherine Heigl doesn't want to be an Emmy contender this year, there are plenty of deserving shows, actors and actresses that should be recognized. Here are Payne's suggestions for those casting their ballots this week:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Emmy Voters:

I am writing because I understand your ballots for this year's nominees are due this week. In the past, you've had quite a difficult time selecting the proper honorees. I'm not blaming you. I completely understa...

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

5/15/2008 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

5/14/2008 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...

'Bubble' TV Shows That Should Be Saved (& Safe Shows That Should Be Killed)

4/9/2008 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...

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

3/31/2008 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...