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The Top 10 TV Shows That Should Be Brought Back, Rebooted Or Just Re-Run

October 5th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Miami Vice
TV remakes are either hit-or-miss, but with hollywood lacking many new ideas (seems like every other show is a crime drama or takes place in a hospital these days) we've thought of a few classic shows that we think would make the cut and stick around for a while -- if they're done correctly.

There are a number of old shows from the 70s and 80s that have been brought back in recent years, some with all new casts and edgier than their predecessors, and others featuring some of the original cast members. Others were revamped entirely, and some casting decisions killed a couple before they wer...
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Scott Bakula Blames Reality TV For Jobless Rise

October 4th, 2011 1:19pm EDT
Scott Bakula
Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula has taken a swipe at reality shows, blaming them for rising unemployment rates in the TV industry.

The veteran actor admits he enjoys watching several fly-on-the-wall programs but he's adamant there are now so many, they are keeping large numbers of actors, camera operators, and scriptwriters out of work.

He tells British TV show Loose Women, "I enjoy them. I have my favorite shows that I do watch. (But) I'm an actor, and reality shows have put a lot of us and a lot of people behind the cameras out of work. And writers. It's a big group.

"You know, we ki...
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10 Disappointing TV Season Finales

May 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Bones1
May sweeps is coming to an end and many TV shows are concluding the season with shocking and unexpected finales. Season finales are best known for their dramatic moments and thrilling cliffhangers, making them memorable episodes for many viewers. But sometimes they are so disappointing and unbearable to watch, viewers would rather forget about them than to remember their horrible plots or storylines. Here are a list of season finales that have left viewers scratching their heads and trying to figure out what they just watched.

The Sopranos: "Made In America" (Season 6)

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'Men Of A Certain Age' - The Best Humanity Has To Offer

November 17th, 2010 10:37am EST
Men of a certain age
“Men of a Certain Age” must have been a tough sell. I imagine if anyone other than Ray Romano had gone into a TNT pitch meeting and attempted to sell the network on the idea of three middle aged men contending with real life problems, they’d be laughed out of the office and told to come back when they had vampires or singing teenagers.

Men of a Certain Age season one is available now on DVD

Season 2 premieres December 6 at 10/9c on TNT.

Thankfully Ray Romano was behind “Men of a Certain Age” and was able to use his considerable talents to bring this truly delightful show to the airwaves....
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5 TV Shows That (Maybe?) Should Be Made Into Movies

June 10th, 2010 9:13am EDT
5 TV Shows That (Maybe?) Should Be Made Into Movies
Turning classic TV shows into big screen movies seems to be the current forte in Hollywood. Sometimes they work (The Brady Bunch Movie, Mission: Impossible, Charlie’s Angels). Oftentimes they don’t (Bewitched, The Dukes of Hazzard, I Spy, The Honeymooners). In honor of yet another classic TV show being made into a movie (The A Team hits theaters this Friday, June 11), here are five classic TV shows that should have their own big screen adaptations – with all new casts, of course – sometime in the near future. Maybe.

Happy Days: Although set in 1950s and 1960s America, this classic sitcom r...
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Scott Bakula To Guest Star On 'Chuck' This Spring

January 26th, 2009 2:42pm EST
Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula ("Quantum Leap") will guest star as Chuck and Ellie's estranged dad on NBC's action-comedy series "Chuck" (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) in a multi-episode arc scheduled for broadcast later this spring.

In the storyline, Chuck made a promise to his sister, Ellie that he was going to find their dad in time for her wedding. But when he does find him, Chuck discovers that his dad is not necessarily a guy who wants to be found. He's living in a trailer, he's disheveled, he's paranoid and he's claiming constantly that Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase) -- who he used to work with -- ...
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Eli Takes Down A Philanthropist On 'Eli Stone'

December 3rd, 2008 11:13am EST
Eli Stone
It has been a few episodes since Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) and Jordan (Victor Garber) started their own firm, and things have been going anything but smoothly since. The duo lost most of their former employees to Posner & Klein, are having a tough time attracting clients that will pay the bills, and are just finding the San Francisco legal waters to be rough in general. Things pick up right where they left off last time - with Eli having alienated the firm's biggest client by choosing to represent his son in an emancipation hearing.

Emancipating LJ (err…I mean JJ)

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Choosing Sides On 'Eli Stone'

November 12th, 2008 11:18am EST
Eli Stone
When last we saw Eli Stone and friends, Jordan (Victor Garber) had been ousted from the firm that he helped create. He and Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) decided to partner up and create a new, kinder and gentler firm of their own. That means that all of the lawyers and staff of the former Wethersby, Posner & Klein are given a very difficult choice to make - stay loyal to Jordan and leave Posner & Klein, or accept a huge raise from Martin Posner (Tom Amandes). The decision is an easy one for some, more difficult for others, but honestly, the majority of the people who have to make the decision a...
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Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

November 6th, 2007 10:38am EST
Heroes
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 5

March 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Eva Mendes
Happy Birthday to "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" star Jake Lloyd (1989), Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko (1976), supermodel Niki Taylor (1975), "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (1975), "Hitch" actress Eva Mendes (1974), Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (1970), French hip-hop artist MC Solaar (1969), British singer Andy Gibb (1958; d. 1988), comedic magician Penn Jillette (1955), comedienne Marsha Warfield (1954), Electric Avenue singer Eddy Grant (1948), "Quantum Leap" actor Dean Stockwell (1936), and "My Fair Lady" actor Rex Harrison (1908; d. ...
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New TV on DVD, Nov. 14

November 14th, 2006 8:00am EST
Friends
Wow, it's a BIG week for television-related DVD releases. Get started on your Christmas shopping early with the entire seasons of Friends, Six Feet Under or Homicide: Life on the Street. Also on DVD: season 2 of NCIS; season 4 of Lois & Clark and Reba; season 5 of Home Improvement, Northern Exposure and Quantum Leap; and season 6 of CSI, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and The Golden Girls.
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J.J. Abrams Helming Next 'Star Trek' Movie

April 21st, 2006 9:50am EDT
Star Trek
Lost genius J.J. Abrams is to make a new Star Trek movie. The movie - which will be the eleventh in the series - will be go back the franchise's roots and focus on the early days of original characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock. It will include their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first outer-space mission.

The film - which as yet doesn't have a name or a cast - will be released in 2008. It's hoped that Abrams - who is best know for cult shows, Alias and Lost, and the up-coming Tom Cruise blockbuster, Mission Impossible 3 - will be able to reverse the sci-fi franchise's...
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New TV on DVD, March 28

March 28th, 2006 7:59am EST
Six Feet Under
If you can't wait to see episodes air on Bravo later this year, check out the fifth season of HBO's critically acclaimed Six Feet Under on DVD. The series takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional Pasadena, Calif., family that runs an independent funeral home. Also in stores this week: season one of Knots Landing, season three of Degrassi the Next Generation, and seasons four of Quantum Leap and Northern Exposure.
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 5

March 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Eva Mendes
Happy Birthday to "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" star Jake Lloyd (1989), Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko (1976), supermodel Niki Taylor (1975), "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (1975), "Hitch" actress Eva Mendes (1974), Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (1970), French hip-hop artist MC Solaar (1969), British singer Andy Gibb (1958; d. 1988), comedic magician Penn Jillette (1955), comedienne Marsha Warfield (1954), Electric Avenue singer Eddy Grant (1948), "Quantum Leap" actor Dean Stockwell (1936), and "My Fair Lady" actor Rex Harrison (1908; d. ...
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