March 16, 2016 |
* CROWDED. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Moves to 9:30 p.m. Sundays on March 20. * CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS. 10 p.m. Wednesday, CBS. Mike (Patrick Warburton, Seinfeld ) and Martina Moore (Carrie Preston, The Good Wife ) want to be left alone in their empty nest, and I want that for them, too. Sadly, their new NBC series, Crowded , isn't going to make that possible. Created by Suzanne Martin ( Hot in Cleveland ), whose own daughters returned home to live after college, Crowded quickly refills the Moores' vacated bedrooms when daughters Stella (Mia Serafino)
March 15, 2016
CROWDED 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10. Moves to 9:30 p.m. Sundays on March 20 This new comedy stars Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld) and Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) as parents ready to revel in their empty nest when their daughters (Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and Mia Serafino) and his parents (Stacy Keach and Carlease Burke) decide to move in with them. AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON 10 p.m. Tuesday, FX Remember O.J. and the glove? Here's the episode in which Simpson's defense team goads prosecutor Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown)
March 13, 2016
And Then There Were None. Fans of British mysteries might not expect to find the U.S. premiere of this two-night adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic on Lifetime, but here it is, with a terrific cast that includes Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill, Charles Dance ( Game of Thrones ), and Aidan Turner ( Poldark ) as characters who find themselves together in a mansion on a remote island. 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Crowded. Patrick Warburton ( Seinfeld ) and Carrie Preston ( The Good Wife )
September 30, 2015 |
* GRANDFATHERED. 8 tonight, Fox 29. * THE GRINDER. 8:30 tonight, Fox 29. MAYBE IT SEEMS silly to worry about flow, in the age of I'll-catch-it-on-Hulu, but some shows just belong together. Tonight, with the premieres of "Grandfathered" and "The Grinder," Fox brings us an hour of handsome, slightly delusional middle-age men teaching, and maybe learning from, their younger male relatives. In the case of John Stamos' restaurateur character, Jimmy, in "Grandfathered," that younger male is Gerald (Josh Peck, "Drake & Josh")
May 13, 2015 |
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
May 9, 2015 |
Hewitt leaves 'Criminal Minds' for new arrival The makers of Criminal Minds on CBS said Wednesday that star Jennifer Love Hewitt has left the show after one season on it. In the finale of Season 11 Wednesday, Hewitt's character, FBI agent Kate Callahan, resigns, saying she wants to concentrate on her coming baby. Which - says showrunner Erica Messer - is exactly what JLH is doing. Jen's second baby with hubby Brian Hallisa y, joining 16-month-old daughter Autumn , is skedded for July.
March 14, 2014 |
AS SOON as Tattle saw that President Obama was guesting on Zach Galifianakis ' goofy Funny or Die Web show "Between Two Ferns," it was quite clear the president's critics would have a field day with his appearance, even if many of them would ask the same questions Zach did: When you leave office, will your presidential library be in Hawaii or Kenya? During the recent Winter Olympics, which country were you rooting for? But the funny six-minute bit, which turned into a commercial for HealthCare.gov, seems to have accomplished its goal, getting more young people in Funny or Die's target demo to think about health care.
August 11, 2013 |
Barely two minutes in, the first episode of Low Winter Sun serves up a cold-blooded murder, all the more brutal because the killers are cops. As is the victim. AMC's bleak, brutal crime thriller premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. with a 10-episode first season. It has received mixed reviews, with some critics praising its uncompromising vision and others faulting it as dark but not deep. Set in a particularly bleak section of Detroit, the first episode opens in an empty restaurant.
August 6, 2013 |
Peter Capaldi is going from spin doctor to Doctor Who . The BBC announced Sunday the Scottish actor, best known as venomous political fixer Malcolm Tucker in the sitcom The Thick of It and its film spin-off, In the Loop , will star in Doctor Who , the famed science fiction series soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor, a galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the TARDIS, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.
November 29, 2011 |
Musical scores are crucial to a host of TV series, but no other show uses background music as extensively as Criminal Minds . It can make a scary serial killer almost unbearably stomach-turning, or transform a brightly lit police station into midnight at Dracula's castle. The show's cues, which is what TV and film people call the individual sequences that play as scenes unfold, may lack the lyrics and catchy melodies of the songs on Glee , and they may not sound like music to most viewers, but they can help define character and mood as much as anything that appears on the screen.