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TCA 2011 Exclusive: Specific Details on the HOT IN CLEVELAND/ALL MY CHILDREN crossover

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Suzanne Martin, executive producer and show runner of TVLand’s hit series HOT IN CLEVELAND, is in a hurry, but she takes time (at this Winter’s TCA press tour) to answer a few questions about the second season of her show, starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as L.A. transplants and the indefatigable Betty White as a Cleveland local. In addition to having some amazing guest stars from the regulars’ pasts – Mary Tyler Moore and Bonnie Franklin, to name two – this season features a crossover with ALL MY CHILDREN, as Malick’s actress character Victoria Chase lands a […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Ray Romano’s wife says “We have enough money”

Scott Bakula, Ray Romano and Andre Barugher in MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE - Season Two | ©2010 TNT

While speaking at the Winter TCA press tour in Pasadena, CA, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE star Ray Romano spoke glibly about what his wife thinks of his new role. “Every time she sees me doing a kissing scene, she says, ‘this is bullsh*t, we have enough money,’” he says. On a more serious note, he says MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, which returns in the summer, has both a strong female and male audience. “It’s not just a guy show,” says Romano. “The women are strong characters on the show too. The guys are real, so it’s not just […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 Exclusive: LOVE THAT GIRL! star Phil Morris says he’s hopeful Martian Manhunter will return for SMALLVILLE’s final season

Phil Morris in SMALLVILLE - Season 9 - "Absolute Justice" | ©2009 The CW Network/Jack Rowand

While talking about his new sitcom LOVE THAT GIRL! set to debut January 10 on TV One, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with star Phil Morris to chat about the new series as well as his character of John Jones/Martian Manhunter on the CW’s SMALLVILLE. Currently in its final year, we asked Morris if he’d like to return to SMALLVILLE and wrap out his arc, which he admits he’d love to do. “I’ve called them a few times,” he admits. “They love my character and love me. I’m not an integral part of that show as far as they’re concerned. After […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Are aliens going to invade? NatGeo reveals they won’t be friendly

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The National Geographic Channel (NatGeo, for short), will be debuting two specials this Spring – ALIEN INVASION and AREA 51 DECLASSIFIED that deals with the oft covered subject of what if aliens were among us. ALIEN INVASION talks about how earth should prepare if there were an alien attack, while AREA 51 DECLASSIFIED deals with information finally being released from the government about this top secret facility rumored to be in the Nevada desert. At today’s Winter TCA in Pasadena, CA, S.E.T.I. astronomer Seth Shostak says that history shows, if aliens are out there, chances are they’re not going to […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: TOSH.O star Daniel Tosh goes viral – on himself!

Daniel Tosh in TOSH.O | ©2011 Comedy Central

First THE SOUP took to task talks shows and reality TV, now Daniel Tosh is doing the same for viral web videos with his hit Comedy Central series TOSH.O which begins its third season on January 11. Setting it apart is Tosh’s ability to poke fun at himself, while also doing self-deprecating skits with the stars of some of these web clips. “We don’t see ourselves as making fun of people who come on the show,” says executive producer Charlie Siskel speaking at today’s TCA Winter 2011 press tour. “Daniel is always making fun of himself. These people have heard […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ONION SPORTSDOME sends up sports news shows

Matt Oberg and Matt Walton in ONION SPORTSDOME - Season One | ©2011 Comedy Central

One of the most influential satirical forces has been THE ONION newspaper and website and now Comedy Central is bringing the news organization’s comedic bent to the small screen with ONION SPORTSDOME. Making its debut on January 11, the series is a weekly send-up of the latest sports news, analysis and more featuring actors Matt Walton and Matt Oberg playing fictitious anchors Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard, respectively. While speaking at today’s TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, executive producer Will Graham says the same team that puts together the online sports web videos, are also part of the […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: WORKING CLASS star Ed Asner still thinks Betty White is hot

Ed Asner and Melissa Peterman in WORKING CLASS - Ed Asner and Melissa Peterman | ©2011 CMT

While speaking at today’s TCA Winter 2011 press tour, Ed Asner, while promoting his new CMT sitcom WORKING CLASS (which premieres January 28) admits that his former THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW co-star Betty White is still hot (she was on the previous panel for her TV Land sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND). “I just had cataracts, still adjusting, but what I see is looking pretty good,” says Asner with a laugh. WORKING CLASS is the first scripted sitcom for CMT and stars Melissa Peterman as a single mom striving for a better life with her kids and befriending a cranky […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Mary Tyler Moore and an ALL MY CHILDREN crossover on HOT IN CLEVELAND

HOT IN CLEVELAND - Season Two poster

The second season of TV Land’s hot new sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND will get even hotter with the addition of some cool crossovers and guest stars. While speaking at today’s Television Critics press tour, TV Land President Larry W. Jones announced that there will be an ALL MY CHILDREN crossover with an appearance by Susan Lucci. The show features Wendie Malick as soap actress Victoria Chase. “Last season ended where my character won her first Emmy on a soap opera, unfortunately we had a tornado [and I couldn’t attend],” says Malick. “Susan Lucci accepted it on behalf and she’s my […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: RETIRED AT 35 brings back the old-fashioned sitcom (with a modern twist)

George Segal and Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2011 TV Land

Today’s TCA press tour event kicked off today with TV Land bringing out their latest sitcom RETIRED AT 35 which debuts on January 19th. Hot on the heels of the success of HOT IN CLEVELAND, RETIRED AT 35 is a sitcom about a 35 year old (Johnathan McClain) who quits his job and moves in with his parents (George Segal, Jessica Walter) in Florida. Of course, he’s arrived just as his parents are breaking up. The show is also shot in the multi-camera format that many networks have since abandoned for the single camera. “People miss this form,” says executive […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CAPRICA’s Sasha Roiz gets into mob mentality

Sasha Roiz in CAPRICA - Season One | ©2010 Syfy/photo by Jeff Weddell

The storyline is blowing up – literally – on Syfy’s CAPRICA, the prequel series to the network’s acclaimed remake of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. There are monotheistic terrorists from Gemenon running amok, the persona of one dead girl wandering through cyberspace as an immortal, another girl in the giant body of a prototype Cylon – and then there are the Adama brothers, Joseph, played by Esai Morales, a very conflicted lawyer (and father of young William, who will grow up to be played by Edward James Olmos on BSG), and his brother Sam, played by Sasha Roiz, who is a professional mobster. […]Read On »

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