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Chuck: Chuck Versus Santa Claus

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 16th 2008 9:35AM
Chuck Xmas(S02E11) "This store has a very strict 'no bravery' policy." Chuck to Ned, gun-toting lunatic

Were you expecting a cameo by Bruce Willis on Chuck tonight? I was. The moment I saw Reginald VelJohnson in cop blues as Al, I just expected that John McClane might turn up at the Buy More looking to buy an iPod for his daughter or maybe a toaster for ex-wife Holly.

Yes, the connection to Die Hard was a major theme, especially with the Buy More staff (and Chuck's family) being held hostage by Ned, a supposed down-on-his-luck schlub who ends a high speed chase through L.A. by driving his compact through the entrance of the store.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Monk, Psych, Painkiller Jane

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 13th 2007 5:04PM
  • StandoffAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • CBS has a Jericho recap special at 8, then a regular episode.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Standoff.
  • USA has the season premiere of Monk at 9, then the season premiere of Psych.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • There's a new Paula's Party on Food Network at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Painkiller Jane at 10.
  • At 10:30, BBC America has a new Hollyoaks.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Final episodes of Drive to go online Monday

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 12th 2007 4:20PM
driveFox has announced that the final two episodes of Drive will be on the show's MySpace page starting on Monday, July 16th. The network had originally scheduled those episodes for air on July 4th, then bumped them to July 13th, then flat-out took them off the schedule, much to the frustration of the few surviving fans of Drive.

After you watch the last two episodes, which will likely not provide any sort of closure, check out this post from Isabelle detailing what the producers wanted to happen to the story if the series had lived on. Unfortunately, the producers don't say who would've won... maybe even they didn't know yet.

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Fox takes Drive off the schedule... again

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 9th 2007 2:40PM
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Sorry, Drive fans. It doesn't look good. After promising that it would air the final two episodes of Drive on July 4th, Fox rescheduled them for this Friday, July 13th.

Well, guess what?

They're off the schedule... again. I just spoke to a Fox spokesperson who confirms that they've been pulled (in favor of Bones and Standoff) and he doesn't have any explanation for the change. He also told me that the final two episodes of Drive have not been rescheduled at this point and he doesn't know if they ever will be.

At this point, they should at least put the final two episodes online.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Hot Dogs, Standoff, Painkiller Jane

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 6th 2007 5:02PM
  • Skeet UlrichAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new, two-hour Smackdown! at 8.
  • ESPN has Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at 8, while ESPN2 has the Busch Winn-Dixie 250 race.
  • Fox Movie Channel has the original M*A*S*H movie at 8.
  • At 9, CBS starts rerunning episodes of Jericho.
  • FOX has a new Standoff at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • IFC has the little-seen Ripley's Game at 9, with John Malkovich.
  • At 10, Sci-Fi has a new Painkiller Jane.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Emeril Live, Painkiller Jane

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 29th 2007 5:01PM
  • StandoffAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week and a new Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Emeril has an "Army/Navy Cook-Off" at 8 on Food Network.
  • TCM has Witness For The Prosecution at 8, then Murder on the Orient Express.
  • At 9, FOX has a new episode of Standoff.
  • ABC repeats the latest episode of Kyle XY at 9, followed by a new 20/20.
  • Discover has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • There's a new Painkiller Jane on Sci-Fi at 9.
  • Also at 9: WE has a new Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Stargate, Smackdown, Standoff

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2007 5:04PM
  • Painkiller JaneAt 8, ABC has Seven Nights That Changed New Orleans, followed by new episodes of National Bingo Night and 20/20.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then a new Washington Week and a new Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has the series finale of Stargate SG-1, then new episodes of Stargate Atlantis and Painkiller Jane. (Check back for our live Stargate SG-1 series finale chat before the show!)
  • At 9, FOX has a new Standoff.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • There's a new Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter at 9 on WE.
  • At 10, Sundance Channel has Morvern Caller.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Daytime Emmys, Smackdown, Stargate

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 15th 2007 5:05PM
  • Price is RightAt 8, CBS repeats (from this morning) Bob Barkers final Price Is Right. It's followed by the Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • ABC runs a episode of Kyle XY at 8, then new episodes of National Bingo Night and 20/20.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown at 8.
  • TCM is showing Nancy Drew movies all night.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Stargate SG-1, followed by new episodes of Stargate: Atlantis and Painkiller Jane.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Standoff.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • Hallmark has a new movie at 9, You've Got A Friend.
  • At 10, A&E has a new Intervention.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Ned's Declassified, Stargate

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2007 5:03PM
  • StandoffAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, then a new Washington Week.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Emeril Live at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has the final two episodes of Ned's Declassified at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Stargate SG-1, followed by new episodes of Stargate Atlantis and Painkiller Jane.
  • At 9, Standoff returns to FOX with new episodes.
  • ABC has a new National Bingo Night at 9, then a new 20/20.
  • Hallmark has the new movie Love's Unending Legacy at 9.
  • At 10, A&E has a new Intervention.
  • G4 has a new G4's Free Stuff at 10, then a new Ninja Warrior.
  • TCM has Butterfield 8 (with Elizabeth Taylor) at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Standoff returns on Friday

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 5th 2007 1:12PM
ron livingston; rosemarie dewitt; standoffHey! Do you guys remember Standoff? It had great actors like Ron Livingston and Gina Torres... it just got kind-of stale after, oh, two episodes. Fox is burning off the remaining 9 episodes of the procedural drama starting this Friday. The show was officially canceled on May 17th when Fox announced its Upfronts schedule for next fall.

The actors from the series have already moved on to other projects. Gina Torres, for example, is preparing for motherhood. She and husband Laurence Fishburne are expecting their first child any day now. And Ron Livingston is currently on stage in the off-Broadway play, In A Dark Dark House, and is still the spokesperson for Sprint Nextel.

Standoff resumes Friday, June 8 at 9 pm on Fox.

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Uh oh: Standoff won't return until the summer

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 28th 2007 8:00PM

StandoffFans of Standoff, the FOX hostage negotiator drama starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, were worried when it was announced that the show was moving to Fridays. Now here's more to be concerned about: the show isn't returning at all until the summer.

It was supposed to return in April, but FOX has decided the show won't be back until after the network announces its fall schedule in May. I wonder how this will affect their decision, since the show has been on hiatus for a while and they're not going to know what the summer numbers are until, well, the show airs in the summer. They insist the show isn't canceled, but this can't be seen as a "good" sign, that's for sure. It got pretty good numbers when it was on.

For the record, I thought the show was so-so.

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Here's a list of shows that might not come back this fall

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 12th 2007 6:20PM

JerichoFor those are you who worry a lot and get all nervous, you might want to skip this story.

Variety has a list of the TV shows that are "on the bubble," the ones that are teetering on the edge of cancellation and might not make it to fall '07. The list includes a few shows that I thought were actually doing well, and that scares me a bit (and ticks me off).

ABC: The Nine and Knights of Prosperity are probably gone, and What About Brian is on the edge too, despite getting a second life a few months ago.

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FOX shakes up lineup to make room for new shows - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 20th 2007 1:17PM
Fox logoFOX really does it up for TCA: there was a Hell's Kitchen omelette breakfast, and the entire ballroom was done up in silver tablecloths and silver chairs. The pages wore parkas, I guess playing up the "winter" theme, despite the fact we're in semi-warm Pasadena.

But the biggest news is the press release they put out announcing some of their schedule changes. In order to accommodate three new series, the network will move 'Til Death will air on Wednesdays at 9:30, after American Idol, starting on March 14 (there will be post-Idol airings on Feb. 27 and 28, as well). The War at Home moves to Sundays at 7:30, starting March 4, and Standoff will air on Fridays at 8, starting March 30.

The new shows: Tim Minear's Drive, which will launch with a 2-night, 3-hour premiere on April 15 and 16 (then take Prison Break's timeslot when its over - thanks, Jefferson!). The Winner, with Rob Corddry, will premiere with two episodes on March 4, then air for 3 consecutive Sundays at 8:30 and 9:30 PM. Finally, The Wedding Bells premieres March 9; there will be a post-Idol sneak peek on March 7.

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A baby for Torres, an engagement for House stars

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 7th 2007 9:39AM
gina torrres; lawrence fishburne; jennifer morrison; jesse spencerGina Torres and her husband, Laurence Fishburne, are going to have a baby. Torres currently plays a supporting role in Fox's Standoff, but she's known to many television fans as the unbelievably tough and beautiful Zoe on Firefly. Torres and Fishburne have been married since 2002. People magazine reports she is due in the summer with the couple's first child. That's going to be one gorgeous baby.

In other celebrity gossip, two costars on House are engaged. Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer got engaged over the holidays while in Paris. Morrison plays Dr. Allison Cameron and Spencer plays Dr. Robert Chase. Would Dr. House approve of this on-the-job romance?

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What's on tonight: Santa Claus, Friday Night Lights, Costas, Victoria's Secret

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 5th 2006 5:03PM
  • StandoffAt 8, ABC has Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, followed by new episodes of Big Day, Help Me Help You, and Boston Legal.
  • CBS has a repeat NCIS at 8, then a repeat episode of The Unit and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
  • NBC has a new episode of Friday Night Lights at 8, followed by repeats of Law and Order: CI and Law and Order: SVU.
  • There's a new Standoff on FOX at 8, then a repeat House.
  • Gilmore Girls is new on The CW at 8. It's followed by a repeat Veronica Mars.
  • ABC Family has Once Upon A Christmas at 8.
  • AMC is showing Miracle on 34th Street a lot this season (that's a good thing). It's on again at 8.
  • At 9, Discovery has a new ep of Dirty Jobs.
  • TLC has a new Overhaulin' at 9, followed by a new Miami Ink.
  • Also at 9: CMTV has A Smoky Mountain Christmas, with Dolly Parton and Lee Majors.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Costas NOW.
  • Also at 10: Nip/Tuck airs on FX.

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