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Introducing...Laura Vandervoort

How many gorgeous blondes can come out of Canada? Many, it seems. The latest is 25-year-old Laura Vandervoort, who plays the beautiful extra-terrestrial Lisa on hit sci-fi series 'V'. Vandervoort was born and raised in Canada, and she has had roles in many of the formative TV shows of our youth, including 'Goosebumps', 'Are You Afraid of the Dark', and 'Road to Avonlea.' It seems the young lady has finally come into her own as an alien, and the buzz south of the border is starting to grow....

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New TV on DVD releases today

Every Tuesday morning here on TV Squad we will highlight the week's TV-on-DVD releases. Some noteworthy releases today, November 8, 2005:The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson - The Adventures Of Swiss Family RobinsonBeavis and Butt-head - The Mike Judge Collection Vol. 1Blue Collar TV - Season 1, Volume 1Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Volume 1Degrassi: The Next Generation - Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi (Director's Cut), Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi (Director's Cut: Uncut, Uncensored and Unrated)A Different World - Season 1Doctor Who - Story #057: The Claws Of Axos, Story #105: City Of DeathDuckTales - Volume 1Five Mile Creek - The Complete First SeasonJeopardy! - Jeopardy: An Inside LookThe Kumars at No. 42 -  The Kumars at No. 42Mutant X - Season 3Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Collection: Volume 8The Partridge Family - The Complete 2nd SeasonPopular Mechanics for Kids - Box SetRemington Steele - Season 2Riget - Series 1Road to Avonlea - Tales...

Maureen Stapleton dead at 80

We learned on Monday about the passing of actress Maureen Stapleton from chronic pulmonary disease. She was 80. While Ms. Stapleton was known foremost for her award-winning career in both film (Reds) and theater (The Rose Tattoo, The Gingerbread Lady), she also gained critical acclaim for a number of projects on the small-screen. During the 1950s and early 1960s, she appeared in a number of television plays on such shows as Playhouse 90 and Studio One. In 1968, she won an Emmy for her role in the drama Among the Paths to Eden, where she portrayed a spinster who strikes up a conversation with a widower at a graveyard. She followed with another Emmy in 1975 for the television movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, where she portrayed a middle-aged widow who learns how to live again at the Stardust Ballroom. Ms. Stapleton's last television role was in 1995 on the show, Road to Avonlea. More information on Ms. Stapleton's career in both television and film can be found at IMDb....

Family Guy: Road to Rupert

(S05E09) For the first time in a month and a half, we finally have a new Family Guy. I'm not sure I understand the thought process behind the programming at Fox, but the bright side is it means we'll have plenty of new episodes for the second half of the season. The FG team went back to familiar territory this week, bringing us another "Road to..." episode. If you close your eyes really tight, you can almost see the eventual special edition DVD commercial. Like "Road to Rhode Island" and "Road to Europe" before it, this one was split into two separate stories that had virtually nothing to do with each other. And also like those that came before, I preferred the Stewie and Brian story....

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October Road hits its end

Last week, it was Men in Trees. Now the end has officially come for another ABC drama series. ABC has confirmed that October Road is over. The long and winding road is no more, so to speak. ABC has no room in the fall lineup, apparently, and a plan to move October Road and Men in Trees to Lifetime never panned out. So all the die-hard fans who've been writing the network and crafting petitions can give it up. No amount of peanuts or blood drives -- oh, wait, that was Jericho and Moonlight. The Roadies had a different tack; buy the DVD, donate it to a library to get more people watching and writing to ABC. Despite the sincere efforts, the network still chose to end the road and move on to a newer, different show....

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Lost: Two for the Road

(S02E20) Is it just me, or is it really funny (in a meta-sort of way) that tonight's Ana Lucia-centric episode of Lost is called Two for the Road? I mean, considering that Rodriguez was recently busted for drunk driving, the producers have to be busting her chops with that setup. Maybe it was a clue of things to come in the episode... If you missed the episode, remember, ABC now offers the show for free online viewing (albeit ad-supported viewing). Watch it before you read too much further in this post, or you're sure to encounter a  spoiler or two. As you might remember from the last new episode we had, oh so many weeks ago, we left with Jack and Kate seemingly about to kiss when Michael burst forth from the jungle and passed out. This episode begins at the same point, and the Michael story line is balanced nicely against Ana Lucia's flashbacks and dealings with her anger at Henry Gale, who at the beginning of the episode attempts to strangle her to death. For more details, continue reading after the...

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Bridgestone: "Squirrel in the Road"

Took awhile to get there, but nevertheless a squirrel in the middle of the road, having just chased a nut there, screaming as a car is barreling down on it, followed by various other animals screaming in the forest until we ultimately get to the female passenger of the car screaming. The driver, however, simply maneuvers around the small animal and carries on his way. Good tires give you that kind of control. Great commercial, gets your attention, screaming animals are always funny and you'll remember it's all about the tires. Video coming soon after the jump......

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Jon Stewart on the road

I met Jon Stewart in the late 90s, when he was on his book tour for Naked Pictures of Famous People. Helluva cool guy. He's a funny stand-up performer in addition to his Daily Show work so good to know that he's back on the road once in a while too. This interview in the Indy Star, a day before his show at the Murat Theater, touches on everything from politics to stand-up to who he hangs out with. He's also doing a show in Columbus, OH, but beyond that I can't find any listing for any other shows he might be doing so maybe these are just individual random gigs and not a complete tour....

ABC orders October Road

October Road, a new drama about a famous novelist who returns to his hometown to teach at a university and confront the people he left behind, didn't make the ABC lineup for May, but the network has decided to order six episodes of the series that will air this spring or this summer. The idea of a famous person returning to the place he grew up isn't exactly a new idea, but I'll withhold judgment until I see it. Besides, a lot of shows have turned out something unique while using premises that have been done before. The show will star Bryan Greenberg as the famous writer, along with Tom Berenger, Laura Prepon and Geoff Stults. The show is being produced by Alias producers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemic....

Top Chef going on the road

American Idol does it. So You Think You Can Dance does it. Dancing with the Stars does it. And now, Top Chef will hit the road on a nationwide tour. Top Chef? Really? It's true. Beginning June 21st, the popular Bravo show will embark on a twenty-city tour. The tour will begin on Long Island at the Whole Foods market in Jericho. Top Chef on wheels will feature a customized 18-wheeler semi-truck and "will offer Bravo's passionate fans and cable affiliate partners with the unique opportunity to experience the hit series in their hometowns." Here's how it will work. In each city, select "chef-testants" from the hit show will do cooking demonstrations, give out gourmet tips, share show secrets and offer food tastings all from the monster truck which includes a state-of-the-art kitchen and can accommodate 38 guests per seating. Every one else can watch from HD screens. Tour dates are after the jump. Top Chef might be pulling up to a farmers market or food festival near you. What do you think? Does this sound like...

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History Channel keeps on Ice Road Truckin'

One of my favorite series this summer has been Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel. If you haven't seen it, a quick synopsis: truck drivers in northern Canada haul critical supplies hundreds of miles across frozen lakes to diamond mines owned by DeBeers and other corporations. Ice Road Truckers is the kind of reality show I can dig, because it features real people with an extraordinary occupation. There's some drama, but it's never contrived or played up for the cameras. I stopped watching Dog the Bounty Hunter because I got sick of egregious musical cues dictating when I was supposed to feel something, and Ice Road Truckers is mercifully void of such manipulation. The fact that these men are driving heavy rigs with only a few inches of ice between themselves and the water is dramatic enough....

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October Road duo signs deal with ABC

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the creators of the ABC drama October Road, which was recently renewed for a second season, have singed an overall development deal with ABC, according to Variety. The article doesn't go into much detail about the deal, except that ABC had essentially negotiated with Appelbaum and Nemec about developing new shows before October Road's renewal was set in stone. ...

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October Road: Pilot (series premiere)

(S01E01) I went into the series premiere of October Road with very low expectations. The reviews, by and large, ranged from "this show is so-so," to "this show blows." But still, something made me want to watch. It was set in the greater Boston area. (I live in the Boston area.) A character wears a Boston Red Sox cap all the time. (There are many different kinds of Sox caps in my house.) The main character's a writer . . . you get the idea. With the gift of the time slot after Grey's Anatomy -- but the curse of being up against the NCAA first round games -- October Road was given a golden opportunity that many new series aren't. And it kind of faltered. But, if ABC gives it enough time (a precious, almost non-existent commodity in today's primetime environment), I think there's a chance that, like the freshman series Brothers & Sisters, it could, repeat, could right its ship. If it stops being so heavy-handed that is. ...

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Ice Road Truckers iPhone app lets fans hit the frozen road

It's doubtful the tough guys (and gal) driving north to Alaska on the current season of Ice Road Truckers are big video game players. They're too busy staying alive while driving tons of cargo over roads would keep sane people home from school. But, that's not stopping The (former) History Channel from launching its first paid iPhone and iPod Touch game with an application that allows users to command 18-wheelers across Arctic roads. Fans of the show -- and of snowy truck driving in general -- can download a free, "lite" test version of the game now through Apple iTunes....

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