CBS has cranked out several programs with broadly drawn characters, some of whom even solve crimes.
Last night, there was a major surprise which set the tone for next season. Hey, it was season finale, after all.
Let the inevitable Twitter battle begin.
Can you match all 10 titles to their corresponding log line (that means “description,” for those of you who aren’t in the biz)?
Last night marked the second to last episode of “How I Met Your Mother” season six. Hopefully it marked the final episode featuring Zoey.
Will you be able to get through an “Emmys” broadcast without falling asleep? Are you… a “survivor?”
The cockamouse is back…this time in .gif form!
It’s trying so hard it’s sad.
Here’s hoping the show is really successful and she has a Sheen-style breakdown.
“Party Down” actor Ken Marino is coming to CBS. Hopefully, it won’t be like when “The State” left MTV for CBS. *Shudders*
Come with us as we decipher the poetry of Charlie Sheen. Winning.
Chuck Lorre just quit the “pukefest that everyone worships” via a rambling, humorless vanity card. His style is consistent if nothing else.
From the morning talk shows, to TMZ, to E! Online, “Good-Time Charlie” has been regaling the common man with tales of his wondrous lifestyle, while at the same time, delivering violent warnings to his enemies.
Since it looks like we won’t be seeing new episodes of “Two and a Half Men” any time soon, if ever (fingers crossed) we decided that now would be a great time to take a look back fondly at the five greatest “Two and a Half Men” moments. Yes, it was difficult, but we actually found five.
At the beginning of the week, we all wondered what caused reporter Serene Branson to sound like a “Twin Peaks” dream sequence during her Grammys recap. Now, Branson describes what happened in her own words. This time in English, please!
Rob Riggle wins the Super Bowl of acting gigs, starring in a potentially very lucrative CBS sitcom.
In Hollywood, you can go to a bank, give them a new sci-fi drama pilot script with J. J. Abrams’ name attached, and the bank will give you money. It’s basically currency.
Deuce Bigalow is ready to get back into TV. I wonder how he got the confidence, with no one around to tell him that *he* can do it.
Charlie Sheen’s reps believe one and a half men will become “Two and a Half Men” again by late February. Damn it, we were just beginning to enjoy the “Men”-lessness.
Bust out your jars of Mentholatum ’cause I’m about to shorten your breath. Everyone’s favorite Tila Tequila, Tila Tequila, will be appearing on this week’s episode of “$#*! My Dad Says.”
The next facet of Conan O’Briens slow, mafia-like revenge on NBC has gone into effect.
On February 21, lock your pies up in the kitchen because Jason Biggs will be broadcast in your living room. CBS’s new sitcom “Mad Love” stars Biggs as a New York lawyer falling in love.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be heading back to your television… twice. Granted, both roles are on the same show.
The playa haters at CBS and Warner Bros still want to get “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen cleaned up. Problem is, how do you clean Charlie Sheen up?
In a move that will surprise no one, CBS has ordered three more seasons of their massively successful 3 camera sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
CBS has a huge hit on their hands with the series adaptation of Twitter sensation “$#*! My Dad Says,” so it makes sense they’d want to stick their fingers in more sticky Internet pies. Enter Antoine Dodson.
Bad news for people who like bad television. CBS has canceled Patricia Arquette’s supernatural thriller, “Medium.”
When screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the new Star Trek movie for J.J. Abrams, Trek fans were like, “How can you build the Enterprise on earth? That makes no sense. And Capt. Kirk in a bar fight? Come on.” Then it came out and fans pretty much unanimously agreed, “Thank you for bringing back Star Trek. You did it right. Now what’s the next one about?”
Now the duo is rebooting “Hawaii Five-O,” a TV series everyone’s probably heard of, that ran for much longer than Star Trek, but people probably don’t remember as well. We know the theme song and “Book him, Danno” but there’s not the attachment. The new version plays pretty much like a straight modern action show, but there are enough references and Easter eggs to make it feel special. If you know the original you’ll feel like they got it. If you don’t know the original, you’ll feel like they’re letting you in on a secret.
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“The Big Bang Theory” brings its A game when it moves to Thursdays. They’ve got an episode that should keep all their fans comfortable with the new night, and it’s broad enough that it won’t scare off the Thursday night visitors.
It comes up with a situation that certainly puts Sheldon (recent Emmy winner Jim Parsons) in a position to let his personality loose. There’s also a technology story that’s a little lowbrow, but in an intellectual context. The A and B story provide a good balance of relationship humor and nerd humor. I’m surprised it took the show this long to go where the B story goes.
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“How I Met Your Mother” is a comedy with as many secrets as “Lost.” I can’t really spoil anything that happens in the season premiere, so I’ll just try to talk about the comedy and tease the cool stuff that develops in the plot.
It opens with something that a new viewer to the show might think is a big reveal. Of course we know they never get right to the point. They like to set up some future event and then go back and slowly lead back up to it until we realize what we thought we were seeing wasn’t actually what we were seeing.
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