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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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TV Review: V – SEASON 2 – “Red Rain” – Season Premiere

Logan Huffman and Elizabeth Mitchell in V - Season Two - "Red Rain" |©2011 ABC/Marcel Williams

Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Morena Baccarin, Laura Vandervoort, Scott Wolf, Logan Huffman, Charles Mesure Writers: Scott Rosenbaum and Gregg Andrew Hurwitz Director: Bryan Spicer Network: ABC, airs Tuesdays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 4, 2011 I had high hopes for the reboot of V when it aired last year. The classic series was fun and had some great moments but it was always cheeseball with lousy special effects and props. However, what made up for it was great storytelling and of a resistance that actually was organized, motivated and did something. The first season of the […]Read On »

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The X List: Assignment X’s Best of 2010 – Albums and Singles

Gaslight Anthem - AMERICAN SLANG

10 FAVORITE ALBUMS (in alphabetical order) Daft Punk – TRON: LEGACY soundtrack There were some great soundtracks this year, but damn, these techno boys created the best John Carpenter/Alan Howarth score that the never wrote. The movie may be polarizing, but this soundtrack will make you appreciate being a user. Frightened Rabbit – THE WINTER OF MIXED DRINKS A wonderful, alternative rock find. A group whose music seeps with angst and emotion, while not sounding mainstream. This is everything Arcade Fire’s THE SUBURBS album should have been. Gaslight Anthem – AMERICAN SLANG A Jersey band with a heavy Boss influence, […]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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EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES names Ignatiy Vishnevetsky as new co-host

Co-host Ignatiy Vishnevetsky from EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES

The shape of the new EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES just added the final piece of its puzzle with the announcement of its second film critic today. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (from Mubi.com and a contributor to THE CHICAGO READER) will partner up with the ASSOCIATED PRESS critic Christy Lemire to co-host the new program which will debut on January 21st on public television stations across the U.S. Roger Ebert serves as co-producer on the show and will also be part of a special segment each week. The famous “Thumbs Up” system Ebert made famous with Gene Siskel when they top-lined their […]Read On »

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The X List: MACHETE is one of the Highlights to DVD and Blu-ray Titles This Week

(c) 2011 Fox Home Entertainment. MACHETTE

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Happy New Year! But, unfortunately, for DVDs and Blu-ray titles, this time of year it’s slim pickens. However, each week something is always interesting. Here’s what I think you might enjoy. Movies: MACHETE – They called him Machette … what began as a simple one-shot trailer as part […]Read On »

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In Memorium: THE TOWN and IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER actor passes away at 64

Pete Postlewaite in THE TOWN | ©2010 Warner Bros.

Popular British character actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was recently seen in the Ben Affleck directed drama THE TOWN, CLASH OF THE TITANS and INCEPTION, passed away over the weekend at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. Postlethwaite performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as becoming a solid character performer in numerous films over the years, but it was his role in the Jim Sheridan directed IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER that garnered the notice of Hollywood in 1993 and the actor has been working non-stop ever since. Roles in USUAL SUSPECTS, JAMES AND THE […]Read On »

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In Memorium: FORBIDDEN PLANET star Anne Francis passes away at 80

Anne Francis in FORBIDDEN PLANET | ©Warner Bros.

Actress Anne Francis passed away at the age of 80 over this weekend after a battle with lung cancer. Best known for her role in the classic 1950’s science-fiction film FORBIDDEN PLANET, Francis also appeared on TV in the private detective series HONEY WEST. In PLANET, Francis played Altaira, one of two surviving humans on a mysterious planet and has admitted in interviews no one ever expected that science-fiction film to have the longevity it did. In the intervening years, Francis became a staple of television, starring in many crime dramas throughout the ‘60s, 70s and ‘80s. The actress was […]Read On »

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