Dylan and Becky Ann Baker talk their careers, their marriage, and whether they leave their characters at the door when they come home together.
As the cousin and close pal of Donald Glover’s Earn, Henry so fully inhabits the role of the rapping, usually high Paper Boi, he thoroughly deconstructs the usual pop culture stereotypes of what a hip-hop artist might be like. Hard when he has to be, Alfred — Paper Boi’s real name — is also a sensitive soul and a rigorous thinker. This was made most clear in the Oct. 11 episode “B.A.N.,” Glover’s showcase for Paper Boi as a guest on a Charlie Rose-style talk show, but Henry’s shrewd skills compelled you to watch him in even his smallest scenes or when this Boi seemed to be nodding off.
For their first TV project since the farewell of The Good Wife, co-creators Robert and Michelle King have come up with BrainDead, premiering Monday night on CBS. It’s a satire of current government gridlock, a commentary on the inability of Republicans and Democrats to work together, placed within a farcical sci-fi context. The 1984 hit by the Cars, “You Might Think” runs constantly throughout the series, with an emphasis on its refrain, “You might think I’m crazy.” This is, in other words, a project that is nothing like the courtroom strategies of tequila-tippling Alicia Florrick.
We are gathered here today to pay our final respects to our fallen friends. They have been there for us in good times and in bad. And the cruel hand of fate has decided they will be there no more. So, let’s say fare thee well, cancelled TV shows, with this SuperFan TV: In Memoriam…
While most Mother’s Day celebrations are all about remembering the warmest and fuzziest maternal moments, we’ve decided to give shout-outs to mommies of another kind: TV’s most manipulative mothers. You know the old saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”? These moms take that idea to heart, ensuring that everyone is onboard with what will make them happy… no matter what subtle, and sometimes not–so-subtle, methods they have to employ to make it so.
When 'The Good Wife' ends its seven-season run on May 8, the CBS drama will be remembered for many things: the empowering evolution of Alicia (Julianna Margulies), the continuous delight that was watching Christine Baranski in a role that has earned her an Emmy nomination for every season to date, and some of TV’s best writing.
There is so much talent involved in the new sitcom Crowded, I’m inclined to take its almost total lack of laughs as a fluke, a quirk, a harmless little bump in the road in the careers of stars Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston, creator Suzanne Martin, the likable young performer Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), and the fine actors who help fill out the supporting cast, Stacey Keach and Carlease Burke. The premise: Just as Warburton’s Mike and Preston’s Marina think they’ve got a nice empty nest, their two grown daughters (Cosgrove and Mia Serafino) move back in, and Mike’s parents (Keach and Burke) decide not to retire to Florida.
Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere Review: Killing Zombies, Killing Time You won’t catch me giving away spoilers for the season-six mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday night, which frees me up to make a more general observations about the series.
There was an unprecedented variety of excellent dramas this year… as well as an unprecedented amount of them. But with the range of tone, genre, casting, styles of writing and direction — this was truly a ripe year for drama, spreading across network, basic and premium cable, and streaming as well. Here are my picks for the best of them.
After Alicia signed off on Peter entering the presidential race, Peter not only took Eli’s suggestion to bring miracle worker Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) on to the campaign, he gave her Eli’s job as its manager because of her national experience. Related: Creators Robert and Michelle King Preview Season 7 After binging something involving “snow Nazis” (presumably the Dead Snow films, though I’d hoped it was another classic show-within-the-show from the Kings and a nod to the power struggle on Game of Thrones and its White Walkers), Eli dusted himself off and went to Alicia to apologize for shutting the door on her when she tried to check on him.
The cast of Code Black assembled for a Television Critics Association panel Tuesday, in the hope of sparking interest for the medical drama premiering on CBS in the fall. The cast is a good one, headed up by Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman, and Bonnie Somerville. It’s scheduled to air on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m., after the still-a-success Criminal Minds. Related: Fall TV: Your Calendar of 2015 Premiere Dates The interaction between cast and critics was polite. Everyone on the panel, which included a half-dozen cast members and producers McGarry and Michael Seitzman, was enthusiastic.
Two "Empire" recurring characters recently got the upgrade to series regulars. Here are some of the other familiar faces we'd like to see receive a similar promotion.
"The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King joined stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, and Matt Czuchry on Saturday night for a PaleyFest LA panel moderated by fan James Corden, future host of CBS’s "The Late Late Show."