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'The Good Wife' Season 3, Episode 10 Recap (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 5th 2011 12:05AM
The Good Wife Season 3, Episode 10 Recap['The Good Wife' - 'Parenting Made Easy']

I'm a sucker for Julianna Maruglies walking down hallways in tears.

What does that mean? A few things first:

Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Carpenter and John Michael Higgins (he was freed from 'Happily Divorced' for a hot second!) all sat around in a room with Alicia for much of the episode. MJF turned in an understated performance, in a good way. Carpenter was pretty convincing as a uber Christian professor trying to get her job back and a far cry from potty-mouthed Deb Morgan. Quite refreshing. JMH fit the role of greedy arbitrator nicely.

For the first time in a while, the case of the week wasn't overly complicated, nor did it have to contend with an action-packed installment of the Eli Gold show. It had space to grow. It wasn't the most compelling, but that's OK.

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Michael J. Fox Returning to 'The Good Wife,' Charlie Sheen Stopping By 'Tonight Show'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 13th 2011 2:15PM
The Good WifeMichael J. Fox will return to 'The Good Wife' for multiple episodes of the CBS drama's third season.

According TVLine, Fox will reprise the role of Louis Canning for at least three or four episodes.

Fox's character was last seen offering Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) a position at his new law firm. She ultimately declined.

The 'Spin City' veteran was nominated for an Emmy for his 'Good Wife' role, but lost to 'Harry's Law' guest Paul McCrane.

Anxious for more 'Good Wife' scoop? Check out this new image from Season 3's new opening credits! Plus, check out other fall TV guest stars in the gallery below.

'The Good Wife' Season 3 premieres Sun., Sept. 25 at 9PM ET.

In other TV news ...

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Susie Essman Says the Real Larry David Isn't Actually a Pain to Work With (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 11th 2011 2:10PM
Susie Essman talks about Larry David and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' on 'Today'Shockingly, the real-life Susie Essman said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that the real-life Larry David isn't nearly as much of a pain in the butt as his character on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' This, despite the fact that the show's annual renewal hinges on David deciding he wants to come back for another season. But Essman is willing to cut 'Curb's' creative genius a little slack on that front.

"You know what, he's really not [a pain]," said Essman. "He's the one that has to come up with these outlines and he's the one that has to do all the work, so he has to decide [to continue the show]." That puzzled Gifford. "How long could it take?" she said, citing a clip where David and Essman argue about dinner. "Larry walks in with a piece of bread and she's unhappy."

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Smallville' and More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 27th 2010 2:00PM
Spoilers Anonymous logo This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by e-mailing us at tvsquad@gmail.com. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Castle,' 'Chuck,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Glee,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Smallville,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' and 'The Good Wife.'

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Michael J. Fox to Guest Star on 'The Good Wife'

by Rich Keller, posted Aug 20th 2010 3:00PM
Multi Emmy-aware winner Michael J. Fox will guest on the CBS drama 'The Good Wife' later this season.Due to his on-going battle with Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox doesn't appear on television too frequently. When he does decide to make a guest appearance somewhere it tends to not only be pretty big news but, in some cases, results in a ratings boost for the show.

This time around, the five-time Emmy winner is appearing on the drama 'The Good Wife.' According to the CBS press release, Fox will appear as lawyer Simon Canning, a cynical litigator who goes against Alicia Florrick -- played by 'Good Wife' Emmy-nominated star Julianna Margulies -- in a class action suit against a large pharmaceutical company. From the network press release, Fox's character will also be a victim of Parkinson's and use it to his advantage during the trial to encourage sympathy for the huge corporation.

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Michael J. Fox on His Parkinson's Symptoms Disappearing in the Himalayas (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 13th 2010 12:55PM
Michael J. Fox has never been shy about sharing his battle with Parkinson's disease, so when he started making self-deprecating joke about it on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated), the hosts weren't surprised.

"I always forget, these chairs you have on your show, they swivel," Fox said. "When you have Parkinson's, it's a fun ride."

Fox also relayed a story about his symptoms mysteriously disappearing while on a trip up in the Himalayas.

"It was a really strange experience," Fox said. "After the second day, I noticed I was not taking my meds as much and then by the third day it was just like a joke, it was just so smooth."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Top 50 Teen Idols

by Kim Potts, posted Nov 10th 2009 6:00AM


You tacked their photos to your wall, faithfully watched their TV shows and bought their records --and you might have even written some of them a mash note or two ('fess up!). These are the AOL TV picks for the top 50 teen idols of all time; the 50 young gents who made us swoon, pledge our undying devotion and join more than one sappy fan club.

Our list includes a pair of real-life brothers, several fellas who played brothers on TV and more than a few double-threat actor/singers (what can we say -- they're double the pleasure). But did your favorite Teen Beat cover boy make the cut? Only one way to find out ...

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What's On Tonight: Smallville, Krod Mandoon, The Fashion Show, Michael J. Fox

by Bob Sassone, posted May 7th 2009 4:06PM
Ugly Betty

  • At 8, ABC has a new Ugly Betty, followed by a new Grey's Anatomy and Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.
  • CBS has a new Survivor at 8, then a new CSI.
  • NBC has new episodes of My Name Is Earl, Parks and Recreation, The Office, 30 Rock, and Southland.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and Hell's Kitchen.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8, then a new Supernatural.
  • Also at 8: TNT has the Hawks/Cavaliers game.
  • At 9, TLC has a new American Chopper.
  • Spike has TNA Wrestling at 9.
  • HBO has the movie Grey Gardens at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has the series premiere of The Fashion Show.
  • Comedy Central has a new Krod Mandoon at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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FX news: Nip/Tuck to end in 2011, more eps for Sunny, guest stars, new series - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 15th 2008 12:46PM
FX logoFOX's second day on TCA was given over to FX, and network president John Landgraf had some news:
  • They are ordering an additional 19 episodes of Nip/Tuck. The show will be end its run in early 2011 with an even 100 episodes. Show-runner Ryan Murphy wil stay through the end of the run.
  • Michael J. Fox will appear on a four episode arc of Rescue Me next season. He'll play Janet Gavin's new boyfriend, who is confined to a wheelchair.
  • Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden will be a regular on second season of Damages.
  • The network has ordered 39 more episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This is in addition to 13 currently being produced for the upcoming season.
  • They are ordering 13 episode of new comedy series Testees, created by Kenny Hotz (South Park - Kenny vs Spenny). Its about two friends in their early 30's who earn living as medical guinea pigs.

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Justine Bateman tries her hand at sitcom writing

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 11th 2008 1:01PM
Justine BatemanGive Justine Bateman credit: She could have been typecast after playing the dippy, fashion-obsessed Mallory Keaton on Family Ties, but she's been able to build a nice career for herself over the last twenty years by playing interesting supporting roles in movies like The TV Set and series like Desperate Housewives. But she's also been -- just like 75% of the people in Hollywood -- an aspiring writer, struggling to get her scripts produced (and you think having connections helps ... she knows Michael J. Fox and her brother is Jason Bateman, and she still couldn't get her scripts produced).

But now she can add "sitcom writer" to her credits; she just wrote an episode of The Disney Channel's hit Wizards of Waverly Place, according to the New York Daily News. Apparently, she's a friend of executive producer Peter Murrieta, and she got to know some of the show's writers during the writers' strike. So, when the strike ended, she was invited to write an episode for the show.

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My TV Crush: Connie Britton

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 16th 2007 12:04PM
Connie BrittonHow can a woman play one gorgeous, mature, intelligent and down-to-earth woman after another for so long and not get more attention?

That's what I keep thinking any time I see Connie Britton on screen. On Friday Night Lights, Britton plays the Tami Taylor, the sexy, no-nonsense wife of Dillon Panthers coach Eric Taylor. In episode after episode, she showed that she is not only a loving mother and a caring school counselor, but that after years of marriage, she still has passion for her husband. But she also knew that she owns her life; in the next-to-last episode of the season, she told Eric that she wasn't going to follow him to a new job in Austin because she liked her job in Dillon.

Of course, this isn't the first time Britton's played the strong, willowy type. Remember Spin City?

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Smallville actor signs on for Teen Wolf remake

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 31st 2007 12:01PM

tom welling

Note that other sites have categorized this as merely a rumor since I first posted this. Update at end of post.

Like most people who wish for dumb things, I've been patiently waiting for someone to remake the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie Teen Wolf, or to at least film my script that re-imagines Beowulf with Scott Baio in the lead role (I call it BaioWolf). Yes, I know Beowulf has nothing to do with werewolves, but in BaioWolf, everyone is a werewolf, something I believe the original epic poem lacked.

Well, apparently it's happening, and Smallville's Tom Welling has signed on for the Teen Wolf remake, but not as the titular werewolf. In this remake, the werewolf will be female. No word yet on who will play the lead, and apparently the filmmakers are still scouting locations.

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Family Ties coming to DVD

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 6th 2006 3:02PM
family tiesThe first season of Family Ties will be available on DVD on February 20 of next year. For those of you who didn't grow up watching this series like I did, it focused on two hippies (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney) from the '60s raising a family in the Reagan era. Michael J. Fox starred as Alex, their Republican son, and their two daughters were played by Justine Bateman and Tina Yothers. The set will include all twenty-two episodes of the first season, including a two-parter featuring Tom Hanks as Elyse Keaton's secretive brother.

The series, which managed to be very smart and funny while also dealing with series subjects, aired on NBC for seven seasons. While it struggled during its first season, the show soon became part of NBC's sitcom domination when it was placed right next to The Cosby Show. I have to say, though, I always thought Family Ties was the better series. It would sometimes cross the line between funny and preachy, but never to the degree that The Cosby Show did. Both shows had lessons to teach, but Cosby sometimes felt more like a half-hour lecture on good behavior.

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TV personalities take on stem cell research

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 25th 2006 12:40PM

michael j foxOur sister sites Cinematical and Ad Jab --that's me who wrote the Ad Jab post, but when I write for Ad Jab I wear a mustache so as not to confuse me with myself-- have been all over this, so forgive us for being a bit behind, but as many of you probably know, Michael J. Fox has been appearing in campaign commercials for people who are running for senate and who support stem cell research. He's appeared in ads for Maryland's Ben Cardin and for Missouri's Claire McCaskill (clip after the jump).

To drive the point home, Fox appears in these ads, sans medication and with the involuntary tremors and shakes that are a part of his Parkinson's made obvious.* Other celebs from television, however, don't share Fox's view, and one of them is Patricia Heaton, who appears in an ad (also after the jump) that opposes the measure in Missouri. I'll let you folks watch both ads and duke it out in the comments, though my friendly advice to anyone is to not get caught up in the politics of this debate and instead read up on the actual science behind it and then make an informed decision. You may not come to the same conclusion I have, but at least you'll be well-informed and not persuaded by actors, or Rush Limbaugh for that matter.

*Fox's tremors are actually a side effect of being on his medication, not off it. Apologies for my assumption.

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Next on iTunes: Bravo

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 23rd 2006 8:55AM
itunes bravoNBC Universal continues to believe in the power of iTunes by putting some of Bravo's most popular programming on the web. Starting on February 28th, you will be able to download this entire season of Project Runway episodes, plus you can see the reunion special before it even airs. iTunes will also have the most popular episodes of Inside the Actor's Studio, including the recent episode with Dave Chappelle and big-time actors like Angelina Jolie and Michael J. Fox. As usual, each episode is $1.99.

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