Chuck Lorre on TWO AND A HALF MEN’s end – exclusive interview

Ashton Kutcher stars in TWO AND HALF MEN | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

With four hit series on CBS, all of which have won Emmys, Chuck Lorre is the indisputable king of comedy at the network. Yes, TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lorre executive-produces and created with Lee Aronsohn, is finishing its twelve-year run with a one-hour special on Thursday, February 19. This still leaves the other shows Lorre executive-produces: THE BIG BANG THEORY, created by Lorre and Bill Prady, now in its eighth season, MIKE & MOLLY, now in its fifth season, and MOM, created by Lorre, now in its second season. When Lorre is at a party thrown by CBS […]Read On »

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TV Review: MOM – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Anna Farris and Allison Janney in MOM | ©2013 CBS

Stars: Anna Farris, Allison Janney, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano, Spencer Daniels, French Stewart Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker Director: Pamela Fryman Network: CBS, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: September 23, 2013 Painfully unfunny and at times uncomfortable to watch, MOM is one of the most depressing half hour comedies debuting this fall. It comes with a rich pedigree – co-creator Chuck Lorre is the mastermind behind TWO AND A HALF MEN and current mega-hit THE BIG BANG THEORY, great comedienne Anna Farris toplines her first regular TV gig and Allison Janney is excellent as her comedic […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CBS / The CW / SHOWTIME TCA Party

The Originals Cast - Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Phoebe Tonkin at the CBS/CW/Showtime Summer 2013 Television Critics Party | ©2013 Sue Schneider

On July 29th a big party was held by CBS/The CW/Showtime for the Television Critics Annual Summer Press Tour at The Event, which is actually the upper parking lot where the department store Robinson’s/May in Beverly Hills used to be. Taking pictures before heading inside it was quite a turnout of stars from the three networks of their new shows and returning shows of the three networks CBS, The CW and Showtime. I probably missed a few as I went in as soon as the cast from the CW new show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DAIRIES walked […]Read On »

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News: CBS wants more TWO AND A HALF MEN and Angus T. Jones to return – TCA 2013

Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in TWO AND A HALF MEN | ©2011 CBS/Warner Bros./Matt Hoyle

At today’s CBS Winter 2013 press tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the recent rant by TWO AND A HALF MEN star Angus T. Jones and how they would like him back on the show for an eleventh season if it’s renewed. “We would like him to be part of that,” says Tassler. “We’d like him to be part of it next year. I think he would like to come back too.  We would like him to. [Executive Producer] Chuck [Lorre] would like him to.  Warner Bros. would.  He made his public apology, and we’ve moved on.  He’s […]Read On »

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TCA News: CBS on TWO AND A HALF MEN move to Thursday nights after THE BIG BANG THEORY

Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in TWO AND A HALF MEN | ©2011 CBS/Warner Bros./Matt Hoyle

After being one of the anchors on Monday nights for nine seasons, the CBS sitcom TWO AND A HALF MEN is moving to Thursdays at 8:30 after THE BIG BANG THEORY this fall. The series, which stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones alongside Ashton Kutcher (who joined the show last season after Charlie Sheen’s departure) is still considered a very important asset to the network and at today’s Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the time slot change. “We had a very strong comedy development and we had some difficult choices to make,” […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Johnathan McClain talks RETIRED AT 35 Season 2

Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2012 TV Land

On TV Land’s RETIRED AT 35, now in its second season Wednesdays at 11 PM, Johnathan McClain plays the title character, David Robbins, who quits his awful job and returns to his hometown, only to be caught up in quarrels between his strong-willed parents, played by George Segal and Jessica Walter. McClain is a native of South Carolina whose TV resume includes 24, MEDIUM and CSI. This interview was conducted over the phone. McClain sets the stage at his end of the line while he’s on vacation in Italy. JOHNATHAN McCLAIN: I’m sitting here, staring at the Arno River from […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE TELEVISION OUT OF THE BOX exhibit – Part 2 – The Guests

Paul Wesley at the TELEVISION: OUT OF THE BOX exhibit celebrates Warner Bros. Television Group | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media recently held a special event for WARNER BROS. TELEVISION in an exhibit called TELEVISION: OUT OF THE BOX. The exhibit will be on display for the next three years. It was a great turnout as stars from Warner Bros. Television showed their support for this wonderful event and to honor the shows that they appeared in or are appearing in now. The shows, the actors and executives included: 2 BROKE GIRLS – Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris ALCATRAZ – Robert Foster, Jorge Garcia BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – Diedrich Bader CHUCK – Vik Sahay […]Read On »

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Breaking News: CBS announces its Fall 2011 Schedule

Poppy Montgomery in UNFORGETTABLE - Season 1 | ©2011 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

CBS announced its Fall 2011 schedule today and the network made some pretty aggressive moves to its schedule – all of which will strengthen its weak spots and cushion new shows. Some of the big moves include CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION vacating the Thursday at 9:00 slot its held for years and moving to Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm. Venerable comedy hit RULES OF ENGAGEMENT moves to Saturday nights at 8:00 pm in a grand CBS experiment of opening up more original programming on that graveyard of a night. And THE GOOD WIFE is sent to Sunday nights at 9:00 […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: CBS feels THE BIG BANG THEORY will hold its own against AMERICAN IDOL

Jim Parsons in THE BIG BANG THEORY - Season Four - "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved/Monty Brinton

At today’s CBS Winter TCA press day in Pasadena, CA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler talked about Fox moving its AMERICAN IDOL results show to Thursday nights opposite its recent move of THE BIG BANG THEORY to Thursdays in the same timeslot. “It will be interesting to see the new cast and changes this year [on IDOL],” says Tassler. “It’s a powerhouse. The good part, BIG BANG has been a superstar and we’re thrilled how well its done on Thursday. It has a very loyal audience. I don’t know what’s going to happen. In terms of BIG BANG fans, we […]Read On »

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