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Giving Birth on 'Accidentally on Purpose' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 22nd 2010 1:20AM
Giving Birth on 'Accidentally on Purpose'It's finally happening. Billie (Jenna Elfman) is going into labor on 'Accidentally on Purpose' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on CBS). But Billie is still having trouble with the whole pregnancy thing, and she desperately wishes that she could hear some music while giving birth. Zack (Jon Foster) responds by singing her a song. The song he chooses is... 'Push It' by Salt-N-Pepa. Interesting selection! Although it is kind of appropriate, considering what Billie is trying to do.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Fake Labor on 'Accidentally on Purpose' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 15th 2010 2:40AM
Fake Labor on 'Accidentally on Purpose'What's the best way to get out of a speeding ticket? On 'Accidentally on Purpose' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on CBS), the preferred method is to... fake labor pains during a pregnancy. Billie (Jenna Elfman) and Zack (Jon Foster) get pulled over by a cop after driving too fast, and then the very pregnant Billie spills her soda all over her lap. "Did your water just break?" the confused cop says to Billie. "...Yes," she says.

Watch the video after the jump.

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A Threesome on 'Accidentally on Purpose' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 12:20AM
A Threesome on 'Accidentally on Purpose'What to do when a sexy nurse suggests a threesome with you and your friend? Would you be prepared? How would you handle it? On the most recent episode of 'Accidentally on Purpose' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on CBS), guest star Olivia Munn appears as Nicole, a nurse hired to help out Billie (Jenna Elfman). But Munn has more than nursing on her mind. "So do you guys want to do a three-way?" she says to Davis and Ryan (Nicolas Wright and Pooch Hall). And now, Billie's two male friends have a difficult decision on their hands.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'How I Met Your Mother' Creators Ink Deal With Fox

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 25th 2010 10:10AM
Although we're still awaiting crucial plot details on the popular CBS series 'How I Met Your Mother,' that hasn't stopped show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas from thinking about their next move.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the duo has inked a large deal with 20th Century Fox TV to produce a new untitled comedy series, set to hit the marketplace sometime this week.

What will the show be about? Details are scarce; however, the report says the show will be in the same vain of 'How I Met Your Mother' as it follows a Pittsburgh-based couple and their friends.

"The new show is similar tonally to 'HIMYM' and investigates the next chapter, the next stage of adulthood," Bays said.

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CBS juggles Monday, Accidentally shelved and Rules returns

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 7th 2010 7:30PM
rules_of_engagement_cbsGood news for Patrick Warburton fans; disappointing news for Jenna Elfman fans. And if you have a deep affection for Jeremy Northam, this should make you happy, too. Confused? Don't be. I'm just laying out the essence of the CBS midseason juggle.

On Mondays, beginning February 1, Accidentally on Purpose will be shelved... but only for a few weeks. Taking the 8:30 Monday slot will be the return of Patrick Warburton, the best thing in Rules of Engagement.

That's not all. On March 31, the 8:30 slot in which Gary Unmarried airs, will be assumed by Accidentally. That's not because Gary's being canceled; it will have completed its season order by then.

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Best and Worst TV of 2009: Joel's list

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 19th 2009 2:04PM
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I don't think I did one of these lists last year, and I have no idea why. The election all by itself would have generated a pretty fun best/worst list. Maybe we were all suffering from information overload, and were just exhausted. Not sure.

But 2009 had a lot of interesting TV, too, just not all in one category. As I've done in the past, I'll dispense with the usual "best show" and "worst show" lists and just make up categories:

GOODNESS

Best comeback from a shaky first season: Parks and Recreation. As I mentioned in my "return of the sitcom" story, Parks and Rec has made the biggest improvement from first season to second since... well, since The Office. It's no coincidence; Greg Daniels and Mike Schur's Office experience taught them that patience would be rewarded, both on the part of the writers and the viewers.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Twelve shows a'stinkin'!

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 12th 2009 10:00AM
HeroesOn the twelfth day of Festivus, TV gave to me ... twelve shows a'stinkin'!

Being the endless wasteland that it is, television has no shortage of bad product. Mind you, "bad" is always a matter of opinion. This year saw the end of According to Jim after eight years of decent ratings while in terms of quality it lasted about seven years too long. What follows is my own opinion and at the end of each item in the list, I will quote everybody's favorite critic, Jay Sherman.

12. Heroes – This show was great in the first season, then with only brief glimpses of greatness in the later seasons, the writers and the network proceeded to dump it in the trash, rub it around some sewage and finally make it have a one night stand with Andy Dick. IT STINKS!

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Monday's CBS sitcoms went off the rails last night

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 10th 2009 1:28PM
cbs_logoSo last night I sat down for some laughs with the CBS Monday night sitcom lineup. It's a weekly thing I do with my spouse, a chance to get away from the computer screen and just relax for a while. Normally, I relish this time because -- for the most part -- I love 75% of the shows from eight o'clock till CSI: Miami. (I usually empty the dishwasher during Accidentally on Purpose, sort of half-watching it because, as I've said before, it's just not working for me.)

Well, it seemed like last night's CBS comedies went off the rails. They strained to be funny, in all the wrong ways. Here are my thoughts, show by show -- including Accidentally (which I did watch):

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CBS Orders Five More Episodes of 'Accidentally on Purpose'

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 4th 2009 11:58AM
Accidentally on PurposeThere are at least five more episodes of CBS' 'Accidentally on Purpose' in the oven.

The Jenna Elfman comedy, which centers around an accidental pregnancy, received the vote of confidence after a strong showing in the ratings on Monday, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. The five episode are just shy of a full-nine, which would have made it a full-season pickup.

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CBS orders a bit more Accidentally on Purpose

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 4th 2009 9:02AM
jenna_elfman_accidentally_cbsCBS Monday night comedies have been doing pretty well so far this season, as far as the ratings are concerned. The Big Bang Theory is challenging Two and a Half Men for top Nielsens for a sitcom; How I Met Your Mother is doing as well or better than last year, and the new kid on the block, Jenna Elfman in Accidentally on Purpose, has benefited by being smackdab in the middle of all that established comic success.

CBS has ordered five additional episodes of Accidentally on Purpose. It's not a ringing endorsement, but it does give the show a chance to improve on what it's done thus far.

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Back in the Primetime Saddle

by Stephanie Earp, posted Sep 30th 2009 5:00PM
This season, some of TV's heaviest hitters have resurfaced with new roles and new shows. How will it pan out for our small-screen darlings? Will it be a full-fledged comeback (Alec Baldwin), a nice way to make a living for a few seasons (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) or a mere blip (Matthew Perry)? Here's my handicap.


Patricia Heaton returns in 'The Middle'
(Premieres Wednesday September 30th, 8:30 pm, ABC)

Type Cast? Heaton plays a flustered, harried mom in small town America, with a husband who helps out mostly with cutting remarks. And yet, this role is a big improvement over Debra on 'Raymond'.

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The women of Cougar Town are obsessed with sex

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 24th 2009 11:01AM
Courteney_Cox_Cougar_TownSome of you may think that TV Squad is filled with cheerleaders, that we all love TV so much that we rarely pull out our swords and skewer a show. Well, this should change your mind. I tuned in to Cougar Town last night and, I have to say, I was appalled. I thought I had seen what is likely the worst sitcom of the season -- Accidentally on Purpose -- but Cougar Town has surpassed it in badness.

Let me preface the rest of this criticism by saying that I was a loyal viewer of Friends. I liked Bruce Springsteen's video Dancing in the Dark. Scream was a hoot! I've been following Courteney Cox's career for years and I think she's terrific. She's funny and pretty and self-deprecating. I went into Cougar Town with high hopes. In other words, I have good will for Courteney Cox, like Jenna Elfman.

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Accidentally on Purpose: Pilot (series premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 21st 2009 9:02PM
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(S01E01) Watching Accidentally on Purpose, thoughts of Seth Rogen danced in my mind. Not Seth, actually, but the film Knocked Up. This is the second year in a row that CBS seems obsessed with that film. Last season, it was Worst Week, with a schlubby Kyle Bornheimer channeling Rogen's goofy lack of grace. It didn't work and Worst Week bit the dust. Now we have Jenna Elfman in the Katherine Heigl role, knocked up by accident after a one-night stand, albeit with a twist. Instead of a schlub, Jenna's fling is a boy-toy named Zach.

And there you have the premise of Accidentally on Purpose. Are you ROFL? Will you LOL? Read on after the jump.

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Jenna Elfman is pregnant on TV and off

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 17th 2009 9:00AM
Jwnna Elfman in Accidentally on PurposeOn her new CBS sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose, Jenna Elfman plays a woman who picks up a guy, has a one-night stand and winds up pregnant. It may be a case of being overly practical, but in real life Jenna Elfman has gotten pregnant because, as she put it, "My character's pregnant the whole first season, so I said, 'It's a good time to have another baby, because we won't have to hide it."

Isn't that a good reason to have a baby? Elfman, who's married to actor Bodhi Elfman, is already a mommy. She and Bodhi have a two-year old son named Story. Hmm, you think they're ever tempted to sing, "Here's the story of a kid named Story..."?

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Jonathan Coulton weighs in on Fall TV

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 16th 2009 11:03AM
jonathan coultonLike most people in this world, I often turn to master geek musician Jonathan Coulton when I'm trying to figure out how I should feel about something (you can smell hair burning when I try to think for myself).

So imagine my horror when the Fall schedule started filling out and Mr. Coulton was still dealing with strictly music-related matters. Well, I can finally have a restful night of sleep, because John Sellers of True Slant has gotten Jonathan Coulton's take on Fall TV.

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