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ABC turns to Rebel Wilson and The SHIELD for its Fall 2013 Lineup

May 14, 2013

marvel-s-agents-of-shield-tv-show-picked-up-by-abc-in-the-us-134461-a-1368281360-470-75ABC had some surprises in store for as they unveiled their 2013 Fall Lineup this morning. Among them was the downsizing of Dancing with the Stars (which will now only air once a week with the results included each week), moving The Neighbors to Friday and holding Suburgatory for midseason. One not so big surprise was the inclusion of two new series, the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night getting the plum post-Modern Family slot, and the Marvel comics adaptation The S.H.I.E.L.D. opening up a new programming block on Tuesdays. Both have a great shot at success and we’ll see if the Once Upon a Time spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, can make magic in the somewhat cursed 8pm Thursday slot…. Also of note, many of the dramas like Revenge and red-hot Scandal will run for two 12 episode blocks bridged by new “limited” series. Interesting… For more on these changes, and the new shows head to ABC or And check out the new schedule below.

ABC’s 2013 Fall Schedule~ 

8/7c Dancing With the Stars
10 pm Castle

8 pm MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D (new action series based on the Marvel Comics characters with Clark Gregg.)
9 pm THE GOLDBERGS (new family comedy set in the 80’s with Wendi McClendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin and George Segel.)
9:30 pm TROPHY WIFE (new single camera comedy with Malin Ackerman as a reformed party girl turned trophy wife to Bradley Whitford.)
10 pm LUCKY 7 (new drama about a group of lottery winners)


8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm BACK IN THE GAME (new single camera family comedy with Maggie Lawson and James Caan and a softball team of misfits!)
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 SUPER FUN NIGHT (new single camera comedy with Rebel Wilson and her friends trying to have the best Friday nights ever!)
10 pm Nashville

8 pm ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND (new adventure spinoff series)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm Scandal

8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm The Neighbors
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm 20/20

8 pm Saturday Night College Football


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8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Revenge
10 pm BETRAYAL (a new soapy legal drama with Stuart Townsend, Hannah Ware and Oscar nominee James Cromwell.)

COMING AT MIDSEASON: Suburgatory, The Bachelor, Killer Women (new cop drama about a female Texas Ranger starring Tricia Helfer), Mind Games (new drama with Christian Slater and Steve Zahn), Mixology (new romantic comedy involving ten single people intermixing at a bar), and Resurrection (a new supernatural drama about a small town where dead loved ones return to the living).

CANCELLED: 666 Park Avenue, Don’t Trust the B—– in Apartment 23, Family Tools, Happy Endings (BOO!!!!! But hopefully a cable channel like USA will pick it up…), How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), Last Resort, Malibu Country, Private Practice (Final Season), Red Widow and Zero Hour


My Take on the Best TV of 2012

December 14, 2012

The year is coming to an end fast and that means it’s time for “Best of” lists! I love them and admit it, a lot of you do too… So, in the next Happy_Endings_Season_3_Posterfew weeks, I will be posting about my favorite music, movies, performances and tv shows from the past year. Now, remember these are just my favorites and I do think most of them are darn great shows. So, with that said, today I start off with my “BEST of TV for 2012”. Enjoy!

MY BEST OF TV for 2012

Top Comedies:
1. Happy Endings
2. Modern Family
3. Parks and Recreation
4. Hot in Cleveland
5. Episodes
6. New Girl
7. Raising Hope
8. TIE: The New Normal  & Suburgatory
9. Veep
10. Nurse Jackie
~Honorable Mention:  30 Rock, Web Therapy

Two Favorite Shows that Really Are in a Class By Themselves~ Yes, I love me a Musical Dramedy:

Top Dramas:
1. Homeland
2. Breaking Bad
3. The Good Wifebreaking_bad_season_4_alt_by_truetier-d3o0z5e
4. Game of Thrones
5. Downton Abbey
6. Dexter
7. Scandal
8. Greys Anatomy
9. Fringe
10. Revenge
~ Honorable Mention: True Blood, Damages, Major Crimes

Best Miniseries: Political Animals (It so should’ve been renewed and become a series! Great work from Greg Berlanti, Sigourney Weaver and co.)

Best TV Movie: Game Change

Top 8 Reality Competition Shows:
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. RuPaul’s Drag Race
3. The Glee Project
4. American Idol
5. Project Runway
6. The Amazing Race
7. Top Chef
8. The Voice (the fall season til Amanda Brown got the boot)

Most fun show you should be watching: Arrow

Comedy You Should Give Another Shot: Guys with Kids
(Seriously, the show gets funnier each week with a great ensemble and hello, I’m doing a guest spot on it in January!!!)

Most infuriating show I couldn’t stop watching: The Newsroom

Show that was Gone Far Too Soon: Partners

Dream Team to Host a Talk Show: Cat Deeley and RuPaul

Hottest Male Actor: Matt Bomer (White Collar)bomer-white-collar
Runner Up: Stephen Amell (Arrow)

Hottest Female Actress: Yvonne Strahovksi (Dexter)
Runner Up: Kerry Washington (Scandal)

Best Guest Stars: The Good Wife
Best Twists: Scandal
Best Creative Rebound: Dexter

Biggest Tearjerker: Greys Anatomy
Runner Up: Glee

Funniest Female: Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)
Funniest Male: Max Greenfield (New Girl)

Best Daytime Drama: Days of Our Lives
* and watch for me on the show in a small part in February!

2013 Show I’m Most Looking Forward To: The Following

“Homeland” Dominates the TCA Nominations!

June 7, 2012

Earlier this week, Homeland reaped a bunch of Critic’s Choice TV Award nominations, and now the Television Critics Award nominations are honoring the hot and suspenseful drama. (And yes, these are two different critics groups people.) Homeland picked up a leading 4 nominations including Program of the Year, New Program, Drama Series and Individual Achievement in Drama for star Clare Danes. Nabbing 3 nods apiece were Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad while Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory and Louie lead the Comedy nominations. For more on the TCA’s, head here, and check out all the nominees below.

2012 Television Critics Award Nominations~
ndividual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” AMC)
Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” FX)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)
“Game Change” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
“Sherlock: Masterpiece” (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Justified” (FX)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
Lena Dunham (“Girls,” HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“The Glee Project” (Oxygen)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Phineas and Ferb” (Disney)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program

“Girls” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“New Girl” (Fox)
“Revenge” (ABC)
“Smash” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Community” (NBC)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Career Achievement Award

Dick Clark
Andy Griffith
David Letterman
Regis Philbin
William Shatner

Heritage Award

“Cheers” (NBC)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Star Trek” (NBC)
“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)

ABC Makes Some Big Moves with its 2012 Fall Schedule

May 15, 2012

Despite the departure of Desperate Housewives after 8 years, Sunday nights on ABC will still be full of soapy goodness as their buzziest freshman series Revenge relocates to that 9pm timeslot next fall. It’s one of a couple of big and interesting moves to ABC’s 2012 Fall Schedule. The other big news has one of my favorite comedies on TV, Happy Endings, moving to Tuesdays at 9 followed by Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23. That’s one hilarious hour of comedy. Unfortunately, it will be fighting against comedy blocks on NBC (Go On and The New Normal) and Fox (New Girl and The Mindy Project). I have no idea who will win this time battle, but I will have my dvrs in overdrive for sure! … The network also announced that the fall edition of Dancing with the Stars will be an all-star edition of former celebrity contenders, i.e.: one big fascinating hot mess… New comedies coming from the network include the family comedy The Neighbors which gets the plum post- Modern Family slot and Malibu Country starring Reba McEntire. Midseason brings a slew of new comedies as well with How to Live with Your Parents starring Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett and Elizaeth Perkins and The Family Tools with Kyle Bornheimer.
New Dramas on the schedule include the country music soap Nashville starring Emmy nominee Connie Britton and HeroesHayden Panittiere, Last Resort with Emmy winner Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman and 666 Park Avenue with Emmy winner Terry O’Quinn and Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams. All three look great…. Later in the season ABC will serve up the soap Mistresses with Alyssa Milano, the thriller Red Widow and the mystery Zero Hour plus the return of Body of Proof.
For more on all these new shows, head to Deadline Hollywood here…. With all these additions, several new shows got the axe including my beloved GCB.… Also, getting cancelled were Missing, The River, Man Up, Work It, Extreme Home Makeover, Pan Am, Charlie’s Angels and Cougar Town. However, hurrah, the latter is heading to TBS for two more seasons! … With all of that said, check out ABC’s new schedule below.


8 PM “Dancing with the Stars”
10 PM “Castle”

In January

8 PM “The Bachelor”
10 PM “Castle”


8 PM “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
9 PM “Happy Endings”
9:30 PM “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”
10 PM “Private Practice”

In January:

8 PM “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)”
8:30 PM “The Family Tools”


8 PM “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “Suburgatory”
9 PM “Modern Family”
9:30 PM “The Neighbors”
10 PM “Nashville”


8 PM “Last Resort”
9 PM “Grey’s Anatomy”
10 PM “Scandal”


8 PM “Shark Tank”
9 PM “Primetime: What Would You Do?”
10 PM “20/20”

In November:

8 PM “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “Malibu Country”
9 PM “Shark Tank”
10 PM “20/20”


8 PM “Saturday Night College Football”


7 PM “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8 PM ”Once Upon a Time”
9 PM “Revenge”
10 PM “666 Park Avenue”

Weekend Wins Big with the LGBT Critics!

January 16, 2012

The brilliant gay relationship drama Weekend won big with the national Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association today as it was named both the best film of the year and the best LGBT film of 2011. The group made up of over 50 gay and lesbian critics also named Meryl Streep the performance of the year for The Iron Lady and 50/50 as the most unsung film of the year. The documentary, We Were Here, about the origins and the ongoing battle with the AIDS crisis won two awards as well….Check out all the winners, including TV faces like Glee, below.


2012 GALECA Winners~

Film of the Year: Weekend
LGBT Film: Weekend
Performance of the Year: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
We’re Wilde about you Rising Star of the Year: Michael Fassbender (Shame, X Men: First Class, Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method)
Unsung Film of the Year: 50/50
Best Documentary: We Were Here
Best LGBT Documentary: We Were Here
Campiest Film: The Muppets

Drama of the Year: American Horror Story
Comedy of the Year: Glee
TV Performance of the Year: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
TV Musical Program of the Year: TIE~ Glee and Lady Gaga Presents The Monsters Ball Tour
Unsung TV Show: Suburgatory
Wilde Wit of the Year: Kathy Griffin
Timeless Star: Betty White
Campiest TV Show: Revenge

My 2011 TV Recap!

December 21, 2011

Well, the year is finally over and it’s been a pretty good one on the ole boob tube. We had the return of a juicy soap to the airwaves (Revenge), the rise of the resurgent miniseries (Downton Abbey, Mildred Pierce, The Kennedys), and the continuing comedy renaissance (Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, etc). All in all, I had a lot to watch. And here are my rankings of my favorite shows of the year… plus a few musings on 2011’s TV Landscape…

Top Ten Dramas:
1. Breaking Bad
2. Homeland
3. The Good Wife
4. Game of Thrones
5. The Killing
6. Revenge
7. Dexter
8. Fringe
9. True Blood
10. The Closer
Honorable Mention: Southland, Grey’s Anatomy

Top Ten Comedies:
1. Modern Family
2. Happy Endings
3. Parks and Recreation
4. Hot in Cleveland
5. Glee (yes, I still loooooove it and this season has been great!)
6. 30 Rock
7. Cougar Town
8. Nurse Jackie
9. New Girl
10. Raising Hope
Honorable Mention: The Big C, Suburgatory

Top 5 Reality/Competition Shows:
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. RuPaul’s Drag Race
3. Project Runway
4. American Idol
5. Top Chef

Show I should watch but have never seen: Justified … (I know, I’m terrible!)

Most Improved Show: American Idol … (wow, they turned around that sinking ship with good judge additions and, more importantly, some great talent~ Pia, Haley, Lauren… and ok, Scotty was decent too… and he’s turned into a massive music selling machine!)

Most Underrated Miniseries: The Kennedys … (It was super entertaining with great performances by Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle, Greg Kinnear and Emmy winner Barry Pepper)

Most Underrated TV Movie: Cinema Verite… (Diane Lane was simply brilliant in this exploration of the first “reality” TV family)

BEST SNL Host: Melissa McCarthy …. (“There’s a Hidden Valley Ranch Party in my mouth”)

Show I finally quit: Survivor … (the former contestants are annoying and OMG, Redemption Island is neither redemptive, nor an island… buh bye)

Best Reality Host: Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance… (no one even comes close. She shoulda won the Emmy)

Show I really enjoy when I finally get around to watching it: Harry’s Law

Show I just couldn’t get into: American Horror Story (creeeeeeeeeeeepy!)

Most Unfortunately Boring Show: The Borgias

Hottest Actor on TV: Matt Bomer (White Collar)
Runner-up: Alexander Skarsgaard (True Blood)

Hottest Actress on TV: Naya Rivera (Glee)
Runner-up: Amber Heard (The Playboy Club… shut up, it was kinda a fun show for a minute!)

Show I will miss even though it was on forever (ahem 10 seasons that is): Smallville

Most Disappointing Show of 2011: The Voice (after a great start with the blind auditions, the show turned into a mess… and the judges were way more interesting than the talent… I am cautiously optimistic for the second season though)

WORST SHOW OF 2011: The X Factor…. (It’s simply a disaster. It’s the most overproduced, manipulated, annoying competition show I’ve ever seen…. These singers aren’t stars and don’t try to act like they are before they’ve proven anything…. The judges are ridiculous. Nicole is a puppet… The host is hot but boring… The dancers, videos, graphics and lights make me wanna shoot myself… And only one of the finalists was any good… They have a lot to fix for next year).

Most Anticipated show of 2012: Smash… (I can’t wait for this new musical drama about the making of a Broadway show starring Oscar winner Angelica Huston, Emmy winner Debra Messing, Tony nominee Christian Borle, Broadway diva Megan Hilty and former American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee).

Smash trailer

Other Shows I’m excited for in 2012: Awake, The Bitch in Apt. 23, and Scandal (yes, I did a little guest spot on that one)

So, what were your favorites on the tube this year? Lemme know below, and here’s to great TV in 2012!

My TV Grades for the New Shows so far this Season

September 30, 2011

Well, one thing can be said for this fall’s crop of new shows~ they’re at least a tiny bit better than last fall’s… In fact, only Raising Hope (which I love) , Hawaii 5-0 (which is pretty to look at but rather pedestrian) and Mike & Molly (which is ok and is greatly benefitting by the amazing Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy) made it to season two from that crop. So far, it looks like several shows could make it at least that and that’s a good thing. Leading the way are the comedies New Girl and 2 Broke Girls and the juicy soap Revenge. However, there is a lot of crap out there too (and after second viewing, pretty much all of the grades remain unchanged). So, check out the grades for the new shows I’ve seen this season…

New Fall TV Show Grades:

New Girl: A- (good comedy with a great lead in Zooey Deschanel)
2 Broke Girls: A-  (Kat Dennings is undeniable in this fun comedy)
Revenge: A- (great soap with a hot cast and scene stealer Madeline Stowe as an ice queen in the Hamptons is delicious)
Up All Night: B (serviceable comedy with the appealing Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, but the standout is the hysterical Maya Rudolph whose crazy talk show host character deserves her own show)
Person of Interest: B (decent procedural that fits perfectly with CBS’s brand and features Jim Cavezial and an impeccable Michael Emerson)
Ringer: B- (it’s a fun mystery thriller soap and it’s great to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back but why am I not thrilled to keep watching?)
The X Factor: B– (it’s an overproduced hot mess and the talent is less than inspiring. But I’m willing to keep watching as it moves past the bad audiitioners and gets to the good stuff. Plus I do love Simon and Paula)
Pan Am: C+ (it’s stylish and could improve, but so far it’s forgettable)
The Secret Circle: C+ (it’s perfect for the supernatural CW, but I don’t need to keep watching these pretty teen witches)
Terra Nova: C+ (the dinosaurs are great, the humans~ not so much)
Charlie’s Angels: C (wow, I wanted to like this. Unfortunately, it’s just average storytelling and execution despite the gorgeous cast)
A Gifted Man: C (Yes, Patrick Wilson is gifted and gorgeous but the show is boring)
Prime Suspect: C- (Maria Bello is good enough, but the show feels dated and worse, it’s annoying despite being decently shot, performed and edited)
Free Agents: D+ (what a waste of Kathryn Hahn and Hank Azaria. I love them but this one’s a stinker. I do hope it improves)
Whitney: D+ (it’s pretty painful)

Up next, I’m planning on watching Homeland this weekend on Showtime. Stay tuned…. Which shows do you like so far?

Check out ABC’s New 2011 Fall Schedule

May 17, 2011

With their biggest scripted hits, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy, getting a little long in the tooth, ABC is making a play for some new hits with its just announced fall schedule. They’re looking to big names (Tim Allen), big franchises (Charlie’s Angels) and sexy soaps (Pan Am, Revenge) to jump out of third place in the ratings. Taking a look at the new lineup, it looks pretty interesting and stronger than last fall’s by a mile. But enough of me, take a look at the new list, plus descriptions of the new shows and what’s coming at midseason, and my take on the schedule below.

8/7c Dancing with the Stars
10 pm Castle

8 pm LAST MAN STANDING: a comedy featuring the return of Tim Allen (Home Improvement) to TV as a manly marketing director surrounded by a gaggle of women at home including his wife played by Nancy Travis (Three Men and a Baby).
8:30 pm MAN UP: a sitcom about modern men redefining just what being a man is all about starring Dan Fogler, Henry Simmons, Christopher Moynihan, and Teri Polo.
9 pm Dancing with the Stars Results Show
10 pm Body of Proof

8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm SUBURGATORY: a comedy about a big city single dad (Jeremy Sisto) and his daughter (Jane Levy) moving to the hell known as the suburbs. The show also features Alan Tudyk and Emmy nominee Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm).
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm Happy Endings [new time slot]
10 pm REVENGE: a new drama about a woman (Brothers and Sisters’ Emily Van Camp) returning to her childhood hometown to right wrongs from years past.

8 pm CHARLIE’S ANGELS: a hot reboot of the classic series set in Miami this time starring Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy), newcomer Annie Illonzeh and the fabulous Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights). It will also include a sexier younger and Latin Bosley played by Ramon Rodriguez (The Wire).
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm Private Practice

8 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [new time slot]
9 pm Shark Tank [new time slot]
10 pm 20/20

8 pm Saturday Night College Football

7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm ONCE UPON A TIME: a fairy tale series that updates the classics with a modern spin starring Jennifer Morrison (House) and Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty).
9 pm Desperate Housewives
10 pm PAN AM: a sexy soap set in the 1960’s in the world of air travel starring Christina Ricci and Kelli Garner.

Good Christian Belles: a wicked soap set in Dallas starring Leslie Bibb (Popular), David James Elliott (JAG) and Emmy winner Kristen Chenowith (Pushing Daisies).
Missing: a suspense drama starring Ashley Judd as a mother and former CIA agent searching for her kidnapped son in Europe.
The River: an adventure series about a son (Joe Anderson) and his mother (24’s Leslie Hope) who go searching for their missing father/husband (Bruce Greenwood) in the magical Amazon river area.
Scandal: a drama from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes about a professional crisis manager (Ray’s Kerry Washington) and her dysfunctional staff. The show also features Emmy nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Guillermo Diaz (Weeds) and Tony Goldwyn (Ghost).
Apartment 23: a wacky comedy about a sweet Midwestern girl (The Good Wife’s Dreama Walker) who moves in with a big ole beotch (Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter) in New York City. And in a clever twist James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) plays a heightened version of himself on the show too.
Work It: call this comedy Bosom Buddies 2.0 as it features two guys’ guys dressing as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps and find success. The show stars Ben Koldyke (How I Met Your Mother) and Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) as the men who are gonna have to, ahem, “work it”.

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Better With You, Brothers & Sisters, Detroit 1-8-7, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, The Whole Truth and V.

And here’s my quick take on the schedule…

The Good: Happy Endings was picked up and gets a plum timeslot! Charlie’s Angels will probably give ABC their first hit in the Thurday at 8pm hour in ages.
The Bad: Why are they waiting til midseason to bring out their buzziest show Good Christian Belles (formerly titled Good Christian Bitches, hehe)? Plus no Cougar Town til midseason… And a sad buh bye to the underrated V and the long running Brothers and Sisters
The Blah: A show with Ashley Judd~ yuck, and um, snore… And Jeremy Sisto in a comedy? Not sold on that… Plus do we really need a new Tim Allen sitcom? … And more Bachelor come midseason…