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Season Six

'Weeds' Season 6, Episode 10 Recap

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Oct 26th 2010 9:30AM
['Weeds' - 'Theoretical Love Is Not Dead']

After all the years of watching 'Weeds,' have you ever questioned anyone's lineage?

Silas has been the only Botwin with any sense of responsibility and poise in this family circus, and there might be good reason for it.

He may not be a Botwin.

Why have we not noticed this before? All the signs were there. Nancy and Shane have always more closely resembled members of the Addams Family with their creepy behavior, while Silas mostly moped and got by on his surfer boy good looks.

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No suspense this year: How I Met Your Mother is renewed

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 26th 2010 10:35AM
how_I_met_your_mother_couch_castIf you have ever worried that How I Met Your Mother might be canceled by CBS before the identity of "mother" is revealed, this bit of news should bring you great relief. CBS has renewed How I Met Your Mother for a sixth season. I give all fans of the comedy permission to join me now in a hearty "Hooray!"

In all seriousness, this is great news. Two years ago, a renewal for HIMYM wasn't a sure thing. The decision wasn't made until well into the spring. So, clearly, CBS has a new attitude about the Carter Bays-Craig Thomas creation, not to mention liking their work enough to give Bays-Thomas a rich new contract and the opportunity to make another sitcom.

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MTV Renews 'The Hills' and 'The City'

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 3rd 2009 2:27PM
'Krisin' on 'The Hills'The bitch is coming back for another season of 'The Hills.'

According to Variety, MTV has renewed 'The Hills' for a sixth season, despite a noticeable dip in the ratings. Also getting a pickup is its east coast spin-off 'The City,' which will return for its second.

This would be only the second season for the show's new lead, HBIC Kristin Cavallari, who joined the cast following the departure of the show's original star, Lauren Conrad. Before her stint on the 'Hills,' she had been better known as Lauren's nemesis on 'Laguna Beach.'

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The final season of Lost will premiere on ...

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 19th 2009 5:20PM

Michael Emerson as Ben Linus on ABC's 'Lost.'Looks like the island wasn't the only thing that got moved.

Mark your calendars, set your DVRs, and don't make any plans. The two-hour season premiere (it's called "LA X") of the sixth, and final, season of Lost has been scheduled to air on Tuesday, Februrary 2nd at 9 p.m. ET according to Executive Producer Carlton Cuse via Twitter. Cuse also confirmed that Tuesdays at 9 would be the regular time-slot in subsequent weeks.

There really isn't much to say here except wow. It feels real now, doesn't it? With only 18 hours left in the series' run, there are still so many questions left that need answering and hopefully we'll get some serious debriefing come 2/2/2010.

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Katherine Heigl is leaving Grey's Anatomy!!! (just not permanently)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 2nd 2009 6:01PM

Katherine Heigl
If only it were permanent. (Commence booing and hissing at your leisure.)

Turns out that Meredith Grey's temporary departure from Grey's Anatomy this coming sixth season (Ellen Pompeo is going out on maternity leave) won't be the only character taking leave from the halls of Seattle Grace. Katherine Heigl's chock-full-o'-cancer Izzie Stevens will be going MIA for a few episodes as well.

If you're like me, the how and why doesn't really matter because this is just delightful news (my dislike for Heigl and her outbursts is no secret), but the details and spoilers are after the jump if you really want to know.

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The fire is out: Rescue Me done in 2011

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Aug 29th 2009 1:02PM
Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin on FX's 'Rescue Me.'
The boys of 62 Truck are finally calling it quits. According to TVGuide.com, Tommy, Lou, Franco and the rest of the Rescue Me crew have fought their last fire, polished the rig one final time, and will hang up their boots for good in 2011.

Details on how it'll end, who might be back, and a preview of this Tuesday's season five finale are after the jump.

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Top Chef: Las Vegas (season premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 20th 2009 2:46PM
top_chef_las_vegas
(S06E01) The producers of Top Chef must have listened to the criticism from the last edition of the show, the one set in New York with the contestants housed in Brooklyn. Despite being in perhaps the most exciting culinary city in the world, TC-NY was pedestrian. Well, Top Chef season six, is in Las Vegas and judging by the premiere, the stakes -- as they said a few times -- have been set very high. The round-up of players was filled with James Beard awardees, Michelin star cooks, people who have restaurants already... and a couple of others who have something to prove.

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House ain't crazy - he's got snakes on a cane

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Aug 20th 2009 2:21PM

House - Snakes on a Cane
For those of you who can't wait for the two-hour season premiere of House on Monday, September 21st, FOX is making it easy for you - especially if you can't count. SnakesOnACane.com provides a handy little countdown clock and also features a nifty little picture of our favorite curmudgeon doing his best Superman impression. Plus, you gotta love the play on words and the twist (no pun intended) on the Rod of Asclepius.

However, what's most intriguing about the whole thing is the little blue Post-It note.

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Would you watch Lexie Grey's Anatomy?

by Michael Pascua, posted Jul 30th 2009 6:01PM
Chyler Leigh as Lexie GreySeason six of Grey's Anatomy is going to be odd. Getting past the fact that T.R. Knight isn't coming back, Ellen Pompeo is pregnant. Shonda Rhimes has mentioned that Meredith will not get pregnant to coincide with Ellen so we'll either get How I Met Your Mother-esque bump hiding, or Meredith will disappear for a while.

The only Grey left is Lexie Grey, Meredith's half-sister. Although her relationship with Mark is interesting to watch, could she carry the show's title albeit temporarily?

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Entourage, season six -- An early look

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 8th 2009 2:00PM

(L-R): Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, and Jerry Ferrara star in HBO's 'Entourage.'
Like many shows before it, Entourage has officially reached a point where the title of the program doesn't exactly make total sense anymore. Think season two of Prison Break after they had, you know... broken out of prison. In this case, we've spent five seasons watching boys become men, and much like the tagline for Entourage's sixth season plainly spells out, "life changes, friends don't." What exactly happens when Vince no longer has an entourage?

The show gets a helluva lot more interesting is what happens.

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We're getting an extra hour of WTF in the final season of Lost

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 2nd 2009 1:00PM

Michael EmersonThis news is a few days old, but just this morning I found it buried in Ausiello's Twitter feed and I haven't seen it reported anywhere else yet.

The final season of Lost is going to be 18 hours instead of 17, meaning a double episode for the premiere and finale. So figure on an extra 45-ish minutes of head-scratching, "what the hell just happened" moments once January 2010 rolls around.

You may recall that at the end season three, ABC, Damon Lindelof, and Carlton Cuse agreed on the final three seasons of Lost being 16 hours each. But after the WGA strike cut season four back to 14 episodes, those last two hours got dispersed between seasons five and six, bumping them to 17 eps each.

I guess it just goes to show you that even the most well thought out plan can be tweaked, but it makes me wonder ... was this ABC's demand to get a longer season or Lindelof and Cuse's creative decision? I guess we'll know for sure if midway through the season we get "Stranger in a Strange Land, Part 2."

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Check out the new season six poster for Entourage

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jun 10th 2009 7:09PM

Entourage -- Season 6 PosterI've talked at length in the past about how much I've loved all the creative taglines Entourage has featured over it's previous five seasons. They're short and witty, yet the brevity always gets across the point of the season too. The latest promotional campaign for Entourage's upcoming sixth season is no exception:

"Life changes. Friends don't."

When we last left Vinny and the boys, they were gearing up for Marty Scorsese's Great Gatsby re-imagining and it began with moving home to Queens. Speculation seems to be leaning towards Vince finally getting his due and being recognized for what's sure to be a stand-out performance in a Scorsese classic.

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Aqua Teen returns to Adult Swim at the end of March

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 3rd 2009 5:00PM
Meatwad
I'm a huge Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan. It's one of the funniest shows ever created. However, for as big a fan as I am, I never know what's going on with it. Trying to interpret the archaic grid schedule at Adult Swim requires far too much concentration and eye-squinting. I finally gave in, though, and it turns out that the show's sixth season returns on Sunday, March 29th at 11:45PM ET. Don't get too excited - there's one big problem.

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HBO renews Entourage for sixth season

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 6th 2008 1:05PM

(L-R): Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, and Jeremy Piven.Just five episodes into Entourage's long-awaited fifth season, and HBO has already pulled the trigger on a sixth. This morning the pay cable network announced that a sixth season of the popular comedy is in the works with a summer 2009 premiere planned.

So far, season five has seen Vince and the gang head into a downward spiral as he tries to rejuvenate his career in the wake of his last poorly received film, Medellin.

Even though I've seen plenty of positive reviews of the new season (I even gave it one), I still have a bit of an issue with HBO renewing the show. It's not that I disagree with a renewal, but I'm not so sure the timing is right.

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Cheers: The Animated Series - VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 8th 2008 10:03AM

The Cheers gang gets animated, courtesy of The Simpsons.Do not adjust your web browser. You are now entering the Retro Squad, where we are reviewing past episodes of classic TV shows.

Even when it isn't at its greatest (which, for many fans, hasn't been since season 10) The Simpsons has still provided some great parodies of classic movies and television programs. For instance, in the season four episode "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" they did a great parody of the Star Trek movie franchise with Star Trek XII: So Very Tired. I still crack up everytime I see the scene where the severely obese Scotty is telling an aged Captain Kirk that he can't push the warp engines any further.

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