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August 1, 2014

'Justified' Star Margo Martindale on Mags Bennett & What's Really in the 'Apple Pie' Jars

Hands down, 'Justified' gets my vote as the best show on TV this season. The FX drama has shown absolutely no signs of a sophomore slump, with storylines that continue to explore the complexities of life in small-town Kentucky and U.S. marshal Raylan Givens' (the Emmy-worthy Timothy Olyphant) ongoing struggle to find out whether or not he fits in in his old stomping grounds. A couple more...

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'Perfect Strangers' Turns 25! Where Is the Cast Now?

The fact that today is the 25th anniversary of the premiere of 'Perfect Strangers'? It makes us want to do the Dance of Joy! That, of course, is the memorable full-body celebration involving leg kicks, jumping up and down and shouting "Hey!" and ending with cousin Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) leaping into the arms of his Myposian cousin Balki (Bronson Pinchot), whose "Now we are so happy, we do the...

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The 10 Funniest Women in 'Saturday Night Live' History

Before Women's History Month ends, we at TV Squad want to add to our countdowns of the 100 most memorable female characters in TV history and the 16 most accomplished real women currently on the tube by giving a shout out to the funniest women of 'Saturday Night Live.'...

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TV's Greatest Women: 25-1

Now, meet the top 25 female TV characters of all time ......

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Greatest TV Women: 50-26

50. Olivia Benson 'Law & Order: SVU' ( 1999-present) | Played By: Mariska Hargitay The product of her mother's rape, Benson chose to devote her career to working in the sex crimes unit of the NYPD, where she was a sympathetic presence and fierce protector for sexual assault victims, even after nearly being assaulted herself in a season 9 episode....

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Top TV Women: 75-51

75. Edna Garrett 'Facts of Life' (1979-88) | Played By: Charlotte Rae A former housekeeper to the Drummonds of 'Diff'rent Strokes,' Mrs. G became the den mother (and then dietician) at the Eastland Academy for girls. There, she became more like a second mom to Natalie, Tootie, Blair and Jo, and remained such an influential presence in their lives that she would also become their housemate and...

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100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters

March is Women's History Month, which makes it the perfect time for our countdown of the 100 best female TV characters in prime-time history. You may love some of them, you may hate some of them, but it's a sure bet that all of these TV women will spark memories of some of the best tube-watchin' TV land has offered. Don't agree with some of our picks? Then sound off with your own...

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'24' Producer Howard Gordon on His Three New TV Series, First Novel and the '24' Movie

If '24' producer Howard Gordon isn't the hardest working man in show business these days, we don't want to see the schedule of the guy who is. While finishing the final season of the hit Kiefer Sutherland drama last year, Gordon also penned his first novel, 'Gideon's War,' a fantastic political and military thriller that pits Gideon Davis, a pacifist negotiator (yes, the anti-Jack Bauer),...

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Best TV Shows Set in Miami

The 'Golden Girls' lived there (and even penned a song about their hometown), everyone from Crockett and Tubbs to Michael Westen and Sam Axe have battled the city's bad guys and even the 'Jersey Shore' gang left Seaside Heights behind to spend a season on its sunny beaches. Yes, we're talking about Miami, the sunny Florida city that has been the backdrop for plenty of primetime TV action....

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Seven Romantic Cliches on TV

With Valentine's Day almost upon us, we're turning to -- where else? -- the tube for inspiration on all things romantic. Oh sure, love in prime time has always been littered with cliché after cliché, but you have to admit -- TV land's couples also have a whole lot of happy endings under their belts. So here, from odd couples and shrewish women to love triangles and TV jerks and...

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