Curtis Armstrong Talks Aliens, Nerd Anthems In 'King Of The Nerds' Season 3

1/30/2015 12:06pm EST
Curtis Armstrong Talks Aliens, Nerd Anthems In 'King Of The Nerd
If the phrases "alien costume" and "nerd anthem" mean anything to you, you are likely a nerd. And if you are a nerd, television has a place for you: TBS's King of the Nerds, which celebrates all things nerdy and is overseen by Hollywood's best known nerds - Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.

We spoke with Curtis on Tuesday to celebrate the start of season three of King of the Nerds, and also ask him about how he ended up in that female alien costume.

So when you pit a NASA employee against a Brony and throw a neuroscientist into the mix - just to name three of this season's competitor...

TNT's 'The Librarians' Is Your Next Guilty Pleasure!

11/5/2014 8:08pm EST
TNT - The Librarians
I am a major fan of the original made-for-TV movie series, 'The Librarian' including a post-'ER' Noah Wyle's surprising involvement and portrayal of the multi-degree nerdy slacker, Flynn. The 'Librarians' is a guilty pleasure, but it's a full-hearted pleasure. So, when I heard TNT planned on turning it into a series, OF COURSE I wanted to interview the cast at NYCC.

About the Show
The 'Librarians,' produced by Dean Devlin ('Leverage') and John Rogers ('Transformers'), surrounds an organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Library dedicated to protecting the world from mystical artifacts...

TBS Celebrating 20th 'Friends' Anniversary With Mini-Marathon

9/21/2014 1:00pm EDT
TBS Celebrating 20th 'Friends' Anniversary With Mini-Marathon
Could this be more perfect? As a way to celebrate the 20th premiere anniversary of “Friends,” TBS is throwing a 20-episode marathon.

This coming Monday marks two decades since we first met our favorite Central Perk gang. With that said, TBS will air 10 hours of 20 fan-chosen episodes on Monday, Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. and finishing up by 8 p.m.

“We're thrilled to be celebrating ‘Friends’ 20th anniversary by giving fans the chance to choose their favorite episodes for TBS's 20-episode marathon,” said Phil Oppenheim, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for TBS and TNT....

Bryan Cranston Brings Drama To The Baseball Postseason In Hilarious Short For TBS

9/17/2014 9:22pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Baseball fan Bryan Cranston has done a new commercial for TBS' airing of the Major League Baseball playoffs this fall, in which he does a one-man stage show in order to "dramatize the entire MLB postseason."

Cranston dons the uniforms of several MLB teams, finding his inspiration from a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon in the video, which premiered on website Bleacher Report.com on Tuesday.

"The Bugster. Mister B. Any actor who tells you that he's NOT inspired by Bugs Bunny is a liar, frankly," he says. "Or just a hack."

The "Breaking Bad star then acts out several great moments from classic p...

Conan O'Brien Shaken By Death Of Robin Williams

8/13/2014 12:07am EDT
Conan O'Brien Visibly Stunned As He Breaks News Of Robin William
Conan O'Brien ended his show on Monday night by sharing the news of actor Robin Williams' passing with his studio audience, co-host Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett.

The host learned the news during the taping of the show, which is done hours before it airs, and was visibly shocked by the sad news, feeling obligated to make the announcement to the crowd.

"This is unusual and upsetting," the host began, "but we got some news... during the show that Robin Williams... that Robin Williams has passed away...

"We tape these shows a few hours early," the host added, "and by the time you see t...

Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV: A User’s Guide

7/28/2014 2:00pm EDT
Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV:
As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m drawn to shows about my city, taking comfort in the familiar sights and settings; yet I often find myself asking, “Did the writers of some of these shows ever step foot in Manhattan?”

I can shake off the inconsistencies, but I sometimes wonder about all the people saving their babysitting and paper route money hoping to someday move to the Big Apple hoping to mirror the glamorous life seen on the small screen.

Hence, a guide to separating fact from fiction:

‘Smash’ only lasted two seasons, but it was long enough to get your hopes up that moving here wo...

Jodi Long On 'Sullivan & Son' Season 3: 'The Show's Only Gotten Better'

7/1/2014 12:09pm EDT
Jodi Long On 'Sullivan & Son' Season 3: 'The Show's Only Gotten
TV's funniest mother is back for another season. There's nobody quite like the outspoken Ok Cha Sullivan on TBS's sitcom Sullivan & Son, and veteran actress Jodi Long knows how to deliver all of Ok Cha's punchlines and pointed looks for maximum hilarity.

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jodi for some chat about the third season of Sullivan & Son and what she thinks of her fellow bar regulars (hint: she likes them a lot more than Ok Cha does!)

Flying under the radar in a Tuesday late-night time slot, Sullivan & Son has nonetheless garnered a loyal fan base, but that doesn't...

Steve Byrne Talks Season 3 Of 'Sullivan & Son': 'Everything Just Clicked'

6/24/2014 12:05pm EDT
Sullivan & Son
It's time for Steve Sullivan to get back behind the bar, which means it's time for us to have another chat with Steve Byrne. The star of TBS's Sullivan & Son - the little bar comedy that could - joined us recently to talk about the upcoming third season of the show and hanging out with the guys from TruTV's Impractical Jokers.

"The first two seasons you're experimenting, you're trying things out, you're making mistakes, you're finding successes," he told us. "We've found what dynamics between characters work, and we're going with our strengths into this season.

"We've always teased the St...

Curtis Armstrong On Finding 'King Of The Nerds' And 'Dan Vs.'

2/20/2014 2:15pm EST
King of the Nerds
They don't make nerds cooler than Curtis Armstrong. The actor - pictured above between his co-host Robert Carradine and a dodgeball-playing robot - is host of TBS's King of the Nerds. He also happens to be the voice of one of the best animated characters ever, Dan from The Hub's Dan Vs. BFTV spoke with Curtis last week about season two of King of the Nerds, and if Dan Vs. is really over.

Between season one and season two is when many shows are refined and tweaked, so were things changed up between cycles of King of the Nerds? "A lot, yeah," Curtis told us. "Our producing partners, 5x5 Medi...

5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

11/28/2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...