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Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

November 8, 2014


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Since “Friends” ended its wildly successful run a decade ago, the six castmates have taken various tracks, with pit stops in traditional sitcoms, rom-coms and Off-Broadway plays. But it was Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow who embarked on the quirkiest an...

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

November 5, 2014


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By Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — At the end of the night, Nik Wallenda’s real-life death-defying walk across a tightrope in Chicago couldn’t loosen the grip of the gory, make-believe zombies that dominated Sunday’s cable TV ratings. The Discovery Channel is calling the Wal...

John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in ‘American Horror Story’

John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in ‘American Horror Story’

October 15, 2014


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) You’ve seen him as the duck-painting husband of Police Chief Marge Gunderson in “Fargo,” Drew’s cross-dressing brother in “The Drew Carey Show” and the suspected serial killer Arthur Leigh Allen in “Zodiac.” Now if only you could remember h...

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

October 10, 2014


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By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) When we last left the heroes of “The Walking Dead,” things looked especially dire. Six-and-a-half months later, things haven’t changed much. Locked in a boxcar with few options, save for waiting to become dinner to a community of non-zombie canniba...

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

October 10, 2014


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By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Under The Dome” and “Extant,” two of CBS’ marquee summer dramas, have been renewed despite less than winning seasons. “Under The Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel about a community trapped under a transparent dome that seals it off from th...

The serious side of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Seinfeld’

The serious side of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Seinfeld’

September 30, 2014


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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (MCT) Twenty-five years ago — in 1989, to save you the math — two situation comedies premiered, each destined to become American institutions, even as each regarded American institutions with a jaundiced and ironic eye. One was a cartoon, set in a midsized An...

Disney empire strikes back with ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Disney empire strikes back with ‘Star Wars Rebels’

September 30, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) LOS ANGELES — December 2015 seems light years away, especially to “Star Wars” fans eagerly awaiting the seventh feature film in the popular sci-fi series. Disney will fill a little of that dark void with the new animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” T...

Around the remote: Television picks for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Around the remote: Television picks for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 28, 2014


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(BS check your local listings ) By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: “The Simpsons” & “Family Guy” — Woo-hoo! The first families of TV animation launch their seasons in rousing style this week. First, on “The Simpsons,” a familiar character bites the dust. An...

‘Black-ish’ Celebrates Black Culture

‘Black-ish’ Celebrates Black Culture

September 25, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Network executives have talked for years about the need for more diversity in their programming. But all you have to do is watch TV to realize how far off they are from reflecting the real ethnic makeup of this country. Larry Wilmore, executive produ...

‘Modern Family’ Actress Alleges Ex-boyfriend Choked Her

‘Modern Family’ Actress Alleges Ex-boyfriend Choked Her

September 25, 2014


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By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES—“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill her, court records show. A Los Angeles County judge issued the order days before her ex, 24-y...

‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Mostly Mum About The Cliffhange

‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Mostly Mum About The Cliffhange

September 23, 2014


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By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal (MCT) Fans of the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” have been anxiously awaiting Tuesday’s third-season premiere, to see who survived the explosion that had almost the entire cast in danger in the second-season finale. You can rest more easily about Christopher...

A Tiresome ‘Utopia’: They Argue, They Make Rules, They Argue Some More On Fox’s New Reality Show

A Tiresome ‘Utopia’: They Argue, They Make Rules, They Argue Some More On Fox’s New Reality Show

September 9, 2014


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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (MCT) In “Utopia,” which is not an adaptation of Thomas More’s 1516 work of philosophical speculative fiction but a reality show from the creator of “Big Brother,” 15 people volunteer to live together for a year without indoor plumbing. As is the custom, th...

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