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5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 That Left Us Wanting More

July 6th, 2014 10:00am EDT
5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 T
The upcoming revival of NBC’s hit series, Community, headed by Joel McHale and Alison Brie makes room for a discussion of what the right time to call it quits for a TV show should be. The question should always be: is there still an audience for this, and has the premise of the show run its course?

There have been several shows in the last 20 years that have towed this line perfectly and ended the show while it was still on top. The hit series Friends from 1994-2004 is one of the perfect examples of this as the characters had all aged to a point that the show was no longer what it starte...
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Mandy Moore To Star In 'Us And Them'

October 19th, 2011 1:13pm EDT
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Singer/actress Mandy Moore is set to star in a TV sitcom.

The Tangled star has landed the leading lady role in upcoming series Us and Them, a light-hearted take on family conflicts.

The show will revolve around Moore's character, a young newlywed named Annie, and her husband Ben, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It's not the first time Moore has appeared on the small screen - she had a recurring guest role on hospital drama Grey's Anatomy and has made cameos in Scrubs, Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.
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Zach Braff's Not Gay Despite His 'Coming Out' Post

July 20th, 2011 2:23pm EDT
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Actor/director Zach Braff's representative has dismissed reports the actor is gay, insisting a statement recently posted on his former website was the work of a hacker.

The note, posted on the Scrubs star's old website on Wednesday, reads, "I have been hiding a secret inside me for too long. The human mind can only bare so much before it explodes in emotions, and well... it is time to let the world know. I am excited and proud to announce that I am an open member of the homosexual community."

However, Braff's spokesperson tells TMZ.com the actor is not gay and was simply the victim of a...
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Spotted: Christina Ricci Looking 1960s Chic For 'Pan Am'

March 16th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Christina Ricci
We spotted Christina Ricci and a cast mate wearing puffer coats to stay warm on the set of their TV pilot "Pan Am," filming on location in New York City yesterday. We love Ricci's retro hairstyle and pearl necklace. What do you think?

ABC's series is based on Pan American Airways during the 1960s when air travel was sexy. The show will revolve around pilots and flight attendants of the iconic airline that ceased operations in 1991 after declaring bankruptcy, according to TVGuide.com.

Michael Mosley ("Scrubs") will play a pilot in the cast.

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Christina Ricci May Fly with ABC's 'Pan Am'

February 23rd, 2011 2:08pm EST
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Christina Ricci is in talks to star in ABC's drama pilot Pan Am, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the 1960s, the project revolves around pilots and flight attendants of the iconic airline that ceased operations in 1991 after declaring bankruptcy. Ricci would join ...

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Amanda Peet Cast in NBC Sitcom Pilot

February 11th, 2011 11:33am EST
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Amanda Peet has landed the lead in NBC's romantic comedy pilot Bent, TV Line reports.

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The single-camera project, from former Scrubs producer Tad Quill, will focus on ...

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John C. McGinley Welcomes Daughter Number Two

July 9th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
John C. McGinley
Former Scrubs star John C. McGinley is celebrating after his wife Nichole gave birth to their second daughter this week.

The couple welcomed little Kate Aleena in Los Angeles on Thursday. She weighed in at six pounds, two ounces, according to People.com. McGinley and his wife already have a daughter, two year old Billie Grace, and the actor also has a 12-year-old son, Max, from his previous marriage to Lauren Lambert.

McGinley paid tribute to his wife following the birth, telling People.com: "While bringing Kate into this world, Nichole's grace and strength was the stuff of heroes. It w...
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Elizabeth Banks Talks Movies Vs TV And Twitter

May 20th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks may be best known as a bawdy film star (Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Role Models) amongst some demographics, but she has had great success crossing over onto the smaller screen in Scrubs and now 30 Rock, as well. Banks took some time out of her busy production schedule (she has three movies readying for releases and six more in development!) to chat with Starpulse about her career, her role as cable news reporter Avery Jessup, and even the benefits of Twitter over Facebook.

Banks has a knack for comedy, though she has taken a few more serious roles in her day. She admits that ...
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NBC Cancels 'Mercy'

May 17th, 2010 8:41am EDT
Mercy
Michelle Trachtenberg and James Van Der Beek are the latest TV stars looking for work - their medical drama "Mercy" has been canceled after its first season.

Trachtenberg stars as a nurse in the hospital series, featuring Van Der Beek in a recurring role as a womanizing doctor.

But chiefs at NBC have declined to commission a second series of the show, which launched last September.

The news comes after the recent cancellation of a number of high-profile TV shows, including Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter's hit NBC series "Heroes" and long-running cop drama "Law & Order."

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'Heroes' Officially Canceled

May 16th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Heroes has become the latest victim of the ongoing TV cull - the show has been canceled after four seasons.

The hit program, starring Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter, won over audiences and garnered critical acclaim upon its launch in 2006.

TV bosses at NBC have announced the fourth season, which concluded in February, will be the last, although sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Heroes bosses are in negotiations to end the show with a short mini-series or movie.

The news comes after the cancellation of a number of high-profile TV shows including medical comedy Scrubs and l...
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ABC Cancels 'Scrubs,' 'FlashForward' & Other Series

May 14th, 2010 11:41am EDT
Scrubs
Long-running medical comedy "Scrubs," "FlashForward" and Alyssa Milano's new TV series "Romantically Challenged" have been axed as part of a cull by bosses at ABC, according to reports.

Network chiefs have allegedly declined to commission a second series of Milano's comedy, which received mixed reviews after its launch last month.

Scrubs, which was rebooted for a ninth season, has also been cancelled along with sci-fi drama "FlashForward" and sitcom "Better Off Ted," according to Entertainment Weekly.

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff sparked rumors earlier this year that the show would be axed a...
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Mandy Moore To Guest Star On 'Grey's Anatomy'

April 12th, 2010 12:26pm EDT
Mandy Moore
Pop star/actress Mandy Moore is swapping Scrubs for Grey's Anatomy - she's joining the cast of the hit medical drama for a guest appearance this year.

The 26 year old appeared in the hospital comedy Scrubs in 2006, playing a love interest for Zach Braff's character.

Moore will head back to the hospital this year to take part in the two-hour season finale of Grey's Anatomy, according to TVguide.com.

The website reports that the singer will play a patient in the upcoming episode, which is due to air on May 20th.

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Zach Braff: 'Scrubs Is No More'

March 24th, 2010 8:45am EDT
Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff has fueled speculation the hit TV show Scrubs will be scrapped next year - by posting a message on his Facebook.com page saying the series is "no more".

The hospital comedy has garnered a cult following since its launch in 2001, but its future was seemingly left hanging in the balance last year when lead actor Braff announced he was quitting. Show creator Bill Lawrence extended the show with a ninth season, following new cast members as they train to become doctors at medical school.

Braff, who plays Dr. John 'JD' Dorian in the show, signed up to star in six episodes of...
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Why You Should Be Watching 'The Middle'

March 10th, 2010 10:30am EST
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Contrary to modern belief, the sitcom (or “comedy” for those born after 1995) has not been derailed. Yes, that little thing called reality TV has made networks almost forget about that television genre that made the ‘80s, and part of the ‘90s, so great. But, fret not. Networks haven’t completely forgot about sitcoms.

With new favorites like Modern Family and Glee and older favorites like How I Met Your Mother and The Simpsons dominating the ratings, there’s the little-show-that-could called The Middle that may have slipped off the radar.

Set in the small fictional town of Orson, Indiana, ...
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TV Wishlist For 2010

January 5th, 2010 9:30am EST
TV Wishlist for 2010
2009 is officially ending and 2010 is beginning. What this year means for the entertainment world is anyone's guess, but there will probably be some blockbusters, some brilliant indie films, a few surprises and disappointments, and then excitement for the following year. On television there have been some great new shows, such as "Glee" and "Modern Family," and some older shows that are going strong, like "24" and "Criminal Minds." But every once and awhile fans have to think about what little things they'd change in their favorite shows, and here's a look at a TV Wishlist for 2010.

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Q&A With Michael Ausiello: TV Fan, Media Journalist, and Neo-Celebrity (But Don't Try To Tell Him That!)

September 30th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello, "Entertainment Weekly's" TV writer, is the "outbreak monkey" of his field. There is a new virus that is affecting the field of media journalism, and that plague is celebrity. The new neo-celebrity status of these journalists has a patient zero - the person we see as the beginning of it all - and that is Ausiello himself.

The line between celebrity and non-celebrity has blurred in the past 15 years thanks to a change in how we interpret and apply entertainment and media into our daily lives. This change has created a domino effect that has also hit the field of journ...
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Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome

September 29th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Scrubs
Television is one of the world's favorite entertainment pastimes, and every year dozens of networks try their best to win the viewer's hearts and their precious time. The competition gets fierce in the fall when all the major shows come back, and everyone is always looking for the next big hit. In time, however, those shows that we once loved or thought so well of begin to show signs of age and wear. Sure we enjoyed their adventures for the first few seasons, but all good things must come to an end ... some of them sooner than others.

Here's a look at some of the shows that have outstay...
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 25

August 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Thirtysomething
Californication season 2, House season 5, Lie to Me season 1, Life season 2, NCIS season 5, One Tree Hill season 6, Samantha Who? season 2, Scrubs season 8, Smallville season 8, Thirtysomething season 1, and Wiseguy season 1.
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Slideshow: Celebrity Baby Watch Summer 2009

August 13th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Marley Shelton
There's a celebrity baby boom in Hollywood this summer! We've got the latest scoop on who's got a little one on the way. Which stars will the stork will be paying a visit to? Click to find out!

Bill Hader

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The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and his wife Maggie Carey, are expecting their first child together. They will welcome their bundle-of-joy at the end of September.

Ellen Pompeo

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Paging McDreamy! The Grey's Anatomy star, and her hubby Chris Ivery are expecting their first child together. Pompeo's publicist, J...
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Dulé Hill Answers 'Psych' Fan Questions

August 5th, 2009 9:44am EDT
Dulé Hill
A few weeks ago we interviewed James Roday from "Psych" (returning Friday, August 7 at 10pm on USA). And when we say "we," we mean all the legions of dedicated Psych-Os that sent in their questions for Roday via Twitter. Since then, the Psych-Os have been relentless that they want... nay (!), need round two with co-star Dulé Hill. We were determined, no matter how long it took, to give the "Psych" fans exactly what they want. So, yes, Dulé Hill now answers your questions about the upcoming season of "Psych," his time on "The West Wing" and even writes a scene involving him and President Bar...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Big Love
The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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ABC Unveils 2009-10 Schedule; Announces 11 New Series, Axes 'Samantha Who?'

May 19th, 2009 8:46am EDT
Courteney Cox
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2009-10 fall schedule. New fall and midseason series include "Cougar Town," "The Deep End," "Eastwick," "Flash Forward," "The Forgotten," "Hank," "Happy Town," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Shark Tank" and "V."

"Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Scrubs" and "True Beauty" join previously announced returning series "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing With The Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" "G...
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What's On? This Week In Television

May 4th, 2009 2:08pm EDT
Michael J. Fox
The networks continue to vie for your attention and May sweeps wins. Don't miss the special "Adventures of an Eternal Optimist" this Thursday on ABC starring Michael J. Fox, based on his best selling book Always Looking Up. Lots of great competition out there as American Idol is down to four, six castaways remain on Survivor, the NBA and NHL playoffs continue, and Amazing Race 14 concludes.

Monday

Pick of the Night: House FOX 8/7c, "Under my skin." House continues to hallucinate seeing Wilson's dead fiancé Amber.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c...
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'Scrubs': To Renew Or Not To Renew?

May 4th, 2009 12:03pm EDT
Scrubs
With news last week that ABC was considering carrying on Scrubs for a ninth season, the question buzzing around Hollywood was: Can Scrubs go on without J.D.?

The eighth season was supposed to be the last. After NBC decided not to renew the show last year, ABC, which had been producing the show since its premiere in 2001, took up the option to air the series, with the expectation that it would be the final season. Most of the main cast members have either stated that they wouldn't return for another season (Zach Braff, Judy Reyes) or have been cast in new television pilots (Donald...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 4th, 2009 9:03am EDT
Star Trek
In the second week of our summer movie season, we have a lull in the number of films coming out. There are just three movies being released, and of those, two are premiering in mainstream theaters. Despite being a quiet week though, we have the release of "Star Trek," one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer, as well as "Next Day Air" and "Rudo y Cursi."

STAR TREK

In this re-imagination of the "Star Trek" franchise, the story chronicles the early adventures of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the other characters aboard the USS Enterprise from the original series. ...
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What's On? This Week In Television

April 27th, 2009 2:12pm EDT
Chuck
Lots of new television this week! Nearly all of your favorite shows are new as the networks vie for May sweeps victories. Between dramas, comedies, reality, and sports, you'll be sure to find something you'll enjoy watching this week.

Monday

Pick of the Night: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, "The Vegas Renormalization."

Leonard, Howard, and Raj go to Vegas. Sheldon gets left behind in L.A., and quickly realizes he is locked out of the apartment.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c, How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, Two A...
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What's On? This Week In Television

April 20th, 2009 2:52pm EDT
American Idol
This Monday starts off a new week of television with a lot of reruns. If you're a sports fan, there will be plenty else to watch, as the NBA and NHL continue their first round playoff matchups.

Monday

Pick of the Night: NBA Playoffs on TNT 7/6c

Chicago looks to follow up on their surprising game 1 win as they take on Paul Pierce and the defending champion Boston Celitcs.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c,

Rerun alert: How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, Two and a Half Men CBS 9/8c.

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Scott Adsit Talks With Starpulse About His Show, '30 Rock'

April 16th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Scott Adsit
In the pilot episode of the Emmy Award winning 30 Rock, Scott Adsit's character, Pete Hornberger, is fired. In an example of art imitating life, Scott himself was, at least at first, also being cut from the show. While Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was trying to save Pete's job from Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) on camera, Tina Fey was trying to save Scott's job in the cast from Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, off camera. Scott was nice enough to discusses with us that very incident along with his roots at Second City, his time on Mr. Show, his favorite moments on 30 Rock and answers some reader qu...
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What's On? This Week in Television

April 13th, 2009 2:36pm EDT
CSI
The week kicks off with new episodes for most of your favorite Monday night shows and wraps up with a Sunday that will include NBA and NHL playoffs and the Miss USA pageant.

Monday

Pick of the Night: House FOX 8/7c, "Saviors."

House takes on the case of an environmental activist after he collapses at a rally. The team continues to cope with the sudden loss of Kutner.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, 24 FOX 9/8c, Two And A Half Men CBS 9/8c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c, CSI: Miami CBS...
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If You Work In R&D You Are 'Better Off Ted'

April 1st, 2009 10:42am EDT
Better Off Ted
There are flashes of manufactured goods and a gentle female voice-over advertising a company called Veridian Dynamics. The commercial claims, "What we make, makes life better….usually," as video of missile destroying a bunker comes across the screen. The ending tagline says "Veridian Dynamics, Life. Better."

At first you think you are watching a really bizarre advertisement, then you realize that you're actually watching ABC's new comedy "Better off Ted." Each episode begins with an advertisement for the company prominently featured in the series, based on the theme of the episode...
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