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Who Should Replace Lisa Edelstein on 'House'?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 23rd 2011 4:00PM
Lisa Edelstein, 'House'Cuddy has always been the voice of reason at Princeton Plainsboro, but next season there'll be a new boss on 'House.'

Lisa Edelstein, the actress whose character has bickered with (and eventually hooked up with) Dr. House, will not be returning for the show's eighth -- and likely final -- season. Instead, we just learned she'll be headed to 'The Good Wife.'

We know Huddy fans don't want to think about it, but who could ever replace her? It's possible they could promote from within, but they probably don't want to ruin the team dynamic either. And if they bumped Wilson up to bossman status, that would certainly complicate his friendship with House even more.

So we've come up with a list of strong contenders ... all women, as it turns out, so I guess we like that sexual tension, too. I mean, someone's gonna have to be the soft feminine shoulder for House to cry on when his favorite sparring partner says goodbye, right?

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Amy Ryan Returns to 'The Office' Tonight -- Can She Save It?

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2010 4:30PM
The OfficeIt's a Christmas miracle: Holly (Amy Ryan) is back on 'The Office' tonight! Hopefully she'll be able to work her magic and save the show from the doldrums known as season 7.

It doesn't get much more classic 'Office' than the storyline where she thought Kevin was mentally challenged, so the expectations are high for her return. Just looking at the picture should be enough to excite any 'Office' fan (along with the fact that she's back for at least eight episodes). Plus, with this being Steve Carell's final season, don't you think Michael and Holly deserve to ride off into the sunset together?

One drawback: The episode is an hour. Typically, 'The Office' loses a little bit of magic when it stretches longer then a half-hour. In a season that has had more lows than highs, can it afford many more drawn-out storylines?

Check out the promo below -- it's classic Michael and Holly. Then, head on back to TV Squad tonight to weigh in on our episode recap.

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Casting News: 'Glory Daze' Lines Up Gina Gershon, D.L. Hughley and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2010 11:20AM
Gina GershonD.L. Hughley, Michael McKean and Gina Gershon will guest star on TBS's new series 'Glory Daze.'

According to TV Guide, Hughley will play Coach Franklin, McKean has been tapped to play the head of maintenance and Gershon will play a tough military instructor. 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Brad Garrett and 'Saturday Night Live' veteran Cheri Oteri will appear in the 'Glory Daze' pilot.

Set in the 1980s, 'Glory Daze' follows four freshman as they navigate their new college lives. The series premieres Tue., Nov. 16 at 10PM.

In other casting news ...

David Alan Grier is heading to 'Glee.' The funnyman has been tapped to play Mercedes' estranged father over three episodes. [Twitter]

We've known Amy Ryan is returning to 'The Office,' but now we know when her character will pop up. Ryan's character, Holly, will appear in the Dec. 9 Christmas episode. [E! Online]

Balthazar Getty is returning to 'Brothers & Sisters.' Look for Getty's Tommy to return in time for the show's 100th episode, but he won't be alone. Tommy has a new gal pal. [Zap2It]

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Amy Ryan Returning to 'The Office'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 16th 2010 7:56PM
Amy Ryan (here with Rob Huebel) will return to 'The Office' for season eightIt's going to be an interesting year for Dunder-Mifflin and Michael Scott. NBC confirmed to Zap2It that Amy Ryan is returning to 'The Office' as Holly Flax, the awkward HR employee who seemed to be Scott's perfect match. She had been reassigned to a New Hampshire branch, where she moved on and found another boyfriend (Rob Huebel from 'Human Giant').

Ryan will be back for seven episodes in season 7, brought back by Kathy Bates' CEO character as a favor to Scott for taking the PR heat in a Dunder-Mifflin scandal. Flax was the one person who seemed to get Scott -- she seemed like the female version of him. It was like watching the spaghetti scene in 'Lady and the Tramp' tagged with "That's what she said."

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Amy Ryan to Play Gabriel Byrne's Shrink on 'In Treatment'

by Audrey Fine, posted Jun 3rd 2010 3:20PM
Amy Ryan, best known to TV audiences as Holly on 'The Office' and to moviegoers for her Oscar nominated performance in 'Gone Baby Gone,' is set to shrink some heads on the upcoming third season of HBO's critical darling, 'In Treatment.'

According to Deadline, Ryan will step in as Dr. Paul Weston's (series star Gabriel Byrne) psychotherapist now that Dianne Wiest, who won the 2008 Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her role of GIna, has moved on.


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'The Office' Romance for Michael and Holly Isn't Over After All

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 7th 2010 6:35PM
Michael Scott on 'The Office'Dunder Mifflin is a strange place for romance. Jim and Pam, of course, have been the cornerstone of the show. But we've also seen the rocky relationship between Ryan and Kelly, a love triangle with Dwight, Angela, and Andy (as well as Dwight's baby plan with Angela), the awkward courtship of Andy and Erin and a few doomed dalliances involving Michael Scott.

Michael Scott has moved on to a new love interest this season (played by Amy Pietz), but according to EW's The Ausiello Files, Holly Flax may not be done. Ausiello quotes 'Office' executive producer and co-star Paul Lieberstein (he plays HR guy Toby) as saying he wants to bring Holly (Amy Ryan) back next year.

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Clint Eastwood Teaches Amy Ryan How to Punch (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 5th 2010 7:32PM
The Bonnie Hunt Show, Amy Ryan, Clint EastwoodIt would be one thing to even be in the same room with Clint Eastwood (yes, we're totally starstruck that way), but to have him teach you how to throw a punch? OMG. Awesome.

That's pretty much the reaction Amy Ryan had when Eastwood taught her how to punch on the set of 'Changeling.' Rather than having a fight coordinator come in, Eastwood, who directed the movie, said after a long pause, "I'll show ya."

"I just thought, oh my God, Dirty Harry's gonna show me how to throw a punch!" said Ryan on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated). "I never want it to become ordinary, because it's not ordinary that Clint Eastwood, one, is talking to you, and two, is showing you how to throw a punch."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jane After Dark: The Wire, season five (part two)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 16th 2009 9:02AM
The Wire: Season Five - Omar
And so Jane After Dark has come to the end of The Wire. I need to watch it again to catch more than the one-eighth I caught the first time around. But after watching all five seasons, spanned over most of this year, the thing that keeps popping into my head is that the bureaucratic end of things is really no better than the drug dealer end of things.

In some ways, the drug dealers have more ethics than the suits. At least when a druggie does something that wrongs others in the system, there's no messing around. They're shot. They know they have it coming, and they step up and take it, just like Snoop did, asking if her hair looked ok before being gunned down. Just like Proposition Joe did when he closed his eyes and waited for the inevitable bullet to the head.

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Jane After Dark: The Wire, season five (part one)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 2nd 2009 8:03PM
The Wire, season five, Not For Attribution
Ah, how good it is to get back to The Wire. I've been steered off track by other DVDs landing on my doorstep for Jane After Dark, so season five of The Wire has been a while coming. One again, the show blows me away with the writing, characters, cinematography and realism. I'm just part-way into season one, but I love all of the references to everything that's happened thus far in the series, and the crew's continued attempts to bring down Marlo's organization. And, apparently, Omar is still in the game ...

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Jane After Dark: The Wire - Season two ends, the Sobotka clan crumbles

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 20th 2009 3:16PM
Chris Bauer as Frank Sobotka on HBO's The Wire
As John Howard noted in the comments in last week's Jane After Dark column, I really haven't talked much about Omar yet. I just finished season two of The Wire, and to be honest, most of my thoughts right now revolve around the Sobotka clan.

First of all, how stupid was Ziggy? The guy's always been a live wire, and you could see the bad karma building throughout this season, with him flashing money around, showing off his Italian leather coat, and going a little bonkers with the stolen Mercedes. Things were bound to go bad for him, and they did just that when his deal with Double-G went oh so wrong.

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Jane After Dark: The Wire season two - on the waterfront with Amy Ryan

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 13th 2009 2:06PM
Amy Ryan in The Wire
I'm three episodes into season two of The Wire. I tried watching it online as Usama suggested in last week's Jane After Dark comments (thank you for that awesome site!), but decided to just buy the DVDs, because I stop and start a lot and need easy access to it. So I looked around town and found a fairly reasonably priced season two at FYE. It's new; no one seems to have any used sets, which makes me think - as you all have suggested - that no one ever gets rid of their DVDs of The Wire. They keep them around to watch again and again. I'll probably just buy each season as I work my way through the series.

And speaking of starting and stopping, The Wire does not get any easier to watch while doing something else at the same time. Whenever I try to do that, I end up replaying those parts again, because there's way too many subtleties to be only half-paying attention.

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Amy Ryan has no idea if she's coming back to The Office next season

by Joel Keller, posted May 28th 2009 3:02PM
Steve Carell and Amy RyanThis morning, I had a really fun interview with Amy Ryan, who's taking a little time off after a busy couple of years. During the conversation, which mostly revolved around her fantastic guest turn on The Office as Michael Scott's soulmate Holly Flax, I had to ask her the question most Office fans have been wondering about since the season finale: Is she coming back?

Your guess is as good as hers. "They keep that (the plans for Holly) under wraps, if they are indeed thinking of it. There's no plan there." When I asked her if she was under contract for any episodes next season, she said she wasn't.

What is she hoping Greg Daniels and company do with Holly in the coming years? "The viewer in me, the fan of the show, hopes that they (Michael and Holly) get together. The actor in me would love to see that there's still conflict along the way. That's where it's fun."

I'll have the complete interview with Ryan next week.

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May Sweeps Guest Stars

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 23rd 2009 6:00AM
Jodie FosterMay sweeps has officially arrived. For TV fans that means a full month of explosive season finales, jaw-dropping cliffhangers and -- best of all -- a long list of famous guest stars from both the big and small screens.

Among the A-listers you'll see this season: a daytime TV queen (Elisabeth Hasselbeck), a 'Star Trek' icon (Leonard Nimoy) and a two-time Oscar winner (Jodie Foster) who will finally let Maggie Simpson do the talking.

Check out our guest stars gallery to see when all of Hollywood's finest will be sweeping their way onto your favorite TV shows.


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Amy Ryan bringing Holly back to Michael on The Office

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 16th 2009 12:02PM
The Office
There's good news for fans of Michael and Holly on The Office, and potentially even better news. When Amy Ryan first stepped in to fill Toby's shoes as the HR rep for the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin, I wasn't sure how well she'd fit with the regular cast. The last time we got a massive infusion of new blood on the show via the branch merger, we wound up losing every one of the new cast members except for Andy (Ed Helms).

But then her wacky synergy with Michael really clicked, and suddenly I was happy for the both of them. And it was genuinely painful when she had to leave. I'm pleased to see that Greg Daniels, who steers The Office ship, really does get it. In the release announcing the return of Amy Ryan to The Office this season, he stated "I don't think she can blow in and out every so often. It would be too hard for [Michael] as a human being." He barely survived her leaving the first time, so it's good to see that Daniels has too much respect for the characters to just bring her in when convenient for ratings, or whatever.

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All Kona wants for Festivus

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 19th 2008 7:29PM
Since I'm still new enough at TV Squad not to exist on the "Meet the TV Squad" page, this is my first Festivus. It's nice to be able to dig deep into my heart for all of my TV wishes in hopes that some internet fairy will grant them and make the television landscape just a little bit more awesome... for me, at least.

Without further ado, here is what I want for Festivus:
  • Christina Hendricks and the rest of the Mad Men cast should guest-star on more shows. Ever since I started watching Mad Men, I've noticed Hendricks popping up places. She's on an episode of Without a Trace here, an old episode of Cold Case there... I love me some Joan Holloway and Mad Men isn't returning soon enough. I loved seeing Jon Hamm host SNL, and I'm super excited about his upcoming guest stint on 30 Rock. More please!

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