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ABC Plans 'Happy Endings' for Elisha Cuthbert

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 11th 2010 12:00PM
Elisha CuthbertThough her recent venture with ABC, 'The Forgotten,' was short-lived, Elisha Cuthbert is trying again with the network.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC has cast the actress as the lead in its comedy pilot, 'Happy Endings.'

The sitcom, written by David Caspe, centers on a couple who break up at the altar. Though not together anymore, the former bride and groom still want to share their four best friends, which creates a complicated social circle.

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It Looks Like It's Over for 'The Forgotten'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 3rd 2010 3:02PM
The ForgottenChristian Slater needs to pick better TV shows. Or at least pick TV shows that have some sort of chance of surviving. That's easier said than done, of course, or I'd be the most successful programmer in network history. Last year Slater starred in the short-lived 'My Own Worst Enemy' (a show I actually kinda liked) and now it looks like ABC's 'The Forgotten' is going to be short-lived too, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The March 23 episode was supposed to be the season finale, but ABC is pulling the show before then and the March 9 episode will be the season finale instead (no episode on March 16 either). And since ABC doesn't seem to have enough faith in the show to even let a couple more episodes air, we can pretty much bet that those "season finale" tags will be changed to "series finale" tags.

Maybe Slater should star in one of those 'NCIS'/'CSI'/'Criminal Minds' spinoffs that seem to happen every year. I can picture that.

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ABC Forgets 'The Forgotten'

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 3rd 2010 11:45AM
the forgottenFor those of you finding ABC's freshman drama 'The Forgotten' less than memorable, ABC seems to share your opinion.

Rather than letting Christian Slater's new crime procedural run its course, the network plans to pull the March 23 episode, originally designated as the show's first season finale, and has dubbed next week's episode the season (and probably series) ender instead, the Live Feed reports.

This follows the Alphabet's earlier decision to replace the March 16 ep with a 'FlashForward' clip show (ouch).

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Elisha Cuthbert Joins Christian Slater on 'The Forgotten' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 10th 2010 3:12AM
<a href='My Own Worst Enemy' didn't fare so well with viewers, but maybe Christian Slater will have better luck with 'The Forgotten' (Tues., 10PM ET on ABC). He stars as Alex Donovan, an ex-cop who takes on cases after they hit a dead end with the police.

Looks like Elisha Cuthbert doesn't plan on spending too much time as Kim Bauer on '24,' because she's joined The Forgotten Network. All she has to do is "show up," so how hard can that be?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Elisha Cuthbert and Christian Slater on Finding 'The Forgotten'

by Chris Jordan, posted Feb 8th 2010 4:30PM
Come Tue., Feb. 9, Elisha Cuthbert, who's had some memorable scenes in her career, is joining Christian Slater on the ABC mystery drama 'The Forgotten' in a recurring role. It's not the first time the two have worked together -- they paired on the big screen in the 2007 dark comedy 'He Was a Quiet Man,' in which she played a quadriplegic and Slater an office drone with homicidal fantasies.

On 'The Forgotten,' Cuthbert's Maxine Denver joins a team led by Slater of non-professionals who help law enforcement identify Jane and John Does. The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series, which premiered in the fall, marks a new television venture for Cuthbert, who's best known as Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer on Fox's '24,' and for the movies 'Old School,' and 'Love Actually.'

We chatted with Slater and Cuthbert about the similarities between 'Quiet Man' and 'The Forgotten' -- besides the dead bodies -- and about how 'The Forgotten' has started to solve real-life John and Jane Doe mysteries.

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Review: 'The Office' - 'Sabre'

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 5th 2010 12:30AM
The Office: Sabre
(S01E15)
Why has this season of 'The Office' been so off-kilter? There have been promising episodes but very few that hit the mark. In fact, the only episode that can hold its own with classic 'Office' episodes is the Pam-Jim wedding, and I'm starting to fear that the show really is trying to figure out where to go from that high point.

And Jam may be the big problem here. They're not interesting anymore. But I'll get to them later.

So Dunder Mifflin is now owned by a company called Sabre. We don't quite know what they're all about except that they sell printers and they have a feisty CEO played by Kathy Bates. And in exchange for saving the branch's ass, they've asked for a few very reasonable changes. You'd think that even Michael Scott would embrace those changes. You'd be wrong.

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Christian Slater Goes Back to School and Gets GED (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 5th 2010 11:52AM
Christian Slater, star of ABC's 'The Forgotten,' appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and discussed his decision to go back to school and get his GED as a way to show his children the importance of a good education.

"I was working from the time I was nine years old. So, school was not very important to me; it wasn't a great priority," Slater said. "And then, when I had kids, I want them to obviously get a full education ... I didn't want to lose the argument. So, I figured the best thing to do is to go and at least take some action, get the GED."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Elisha Cuthbert Joins 'The Forgotten'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 8th 2009 11:00AM
Elisha Cuthbert, famous for her role as Jack Bauer's daughter (Kiefer Sutherland) on '24,' will be appearing in a six-episode arc on ABC's drama 'The Forgotten.' The Hollywood Reporter says that Cuthbert will take on the role of Maxine Denver, a Chicago professional who is forced to put aside her skepticism when the Forgotten Network helps solve a case.

Cuthbert first appeared on the scene with mini roles in 2003's 'Old School' and 'Love Actually.' She then worked on other film and television projects, including appearing as a judge on the Canadian version of 'Project Runway.' In 2010, she'll breathe life into the animated cat Cleo, a cartoon kitty with wealthy feline parents, in Imagi Entertainment's 'Cat Tale,' along side Jerry O'Connell and Billy Idol.

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Goodbye Eastwick (and hello The Forgotten, for now)

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 10th 2009 12:01AM
Eastwick
I don't want to say that I'm psychic or anything (I'm not, though I can bend spoons), but I had a feeling that Eastwick wouldn't last beyond one season after I saw the new shows at the ABC upfront. I don't know why or how I thought that, probably a combination of the plot, the time slot, the network it was on, and how programming on the networks is these days, but I just didn't think it would last.

And now it looks like it won't. ABC has declined to order more episodes of the series. This isn't an official "cancellation" but it's a very bad sign for the show.

There's more news coming from ABC too, and this is actually surprising: they've ordered 5 more episodes of The Forgotten. That's a show I thought would be gone quick too. It still could be, since ratings aren't great (though better than Eastwick's) and it hasn't exactly been critically-acclaimed.

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Subtle Subtitles: Curb Your Enthusiasm

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 16th 2009 2:26PM

If you haven't seen our game before, we give you a picture from a recent episode of a TV series and you provide the caption!

Last week's winner is Jesse with this: "I've won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!"

This week's picture is from Curb Your Enthusiasm:

Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Hot Towel

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 12th 2009 3:20AM
Larry David and Christian Slater
(S07E04) "Was there a stipulation on the gift certificate? Three hundred dollars and "take me"?" - Susie

I was afraid this might happen. As exciting as it is, even the long awaited Seinfeld reunion doesn't have the power to sustain an entire season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. After last week's reunion, I expected a lull and with that in mind, there's really no reason to be disappointed because this episode had some very funny moments. Unfortunately, not even Christian Slater's caviar addiction could save the day with such fond memories of last week's landmark half-hour still on my mind.

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Christian Slater talks about The Forgotten, life at 40, and his love of TV

by Mike Moody, posted Oct 6th 2009 11:00AM
Christian Slater The Forgotten interviewStealing scenes on the small screen is nothing new for Christian Slater. The actor, known for films like Heathers, True Romance and Pump up the Volume, has made memorable guest appearances on shows like Alias, The West Wing and My Name is Earl. His first shot at his own series, the NBC spy thriller My Own Worst Enemy, struggled to find an audience, leading the network to cancel it halfway through the first season.

Slater is back starring in a new series, The Forgotten, produced by CSI head honcho Jerry Bruckheimer. The ABC procedural follows a team of amateur detectives who work murder cases involving unidentified victims, or John and Jane Does. Slater plays former cop Alex Donovan, whose search for his missing daughter inspires him in the field.

I got the chance to talk with Slater about The Forgotten, his new career in TV, and what one of his most famous big screen characters would think about his latest role.

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'the forgotten' Set Visit & Cast Interviews

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 29th 2009 6:05PM
Christian Slater, 'the forgotten'According to Project EDAN (Everyone Deserves A Name), there are approximately 40,000 unidentified people who've been found dead in the U.S. A new John and Jane Doe drama, 'the forgotten' (Tuesdays, 10PM ET on ABC), follows a team of volunteers that attempts to put names to those faces and cases.

After visiting the set of 'the forgotten' on Stage 21 on the Warner Bros. lot in L.A., I got a better sense of the sets -- from Tyler's artist's loft to Lindsey's beautiful home and the industrial police precinct. But I also got the chance to talk to the stars, including Christian Slater, who already shared with us how happy he is to be part of an ensemble, unlike his last blink-and-it-was-cancelled drama 'My Own Worst Enemy.'

"It's not a me show," Slater reiterates with a smile, "it's really a we show." He also admitted that this part is closer to him than any character he's ever played, a fact that the entire cast echoed since their characters aren't superheroes or cops -- they're just everyday people, donating their time to help solve mysteries.

Keep reading to get all the highlights from the set, including who's the funniest, the most painful part of the job, how the show is helping to bring awareness to this issue and -- network tie-in alert! -- the cast's big plans for 'Dancing With the Stars.'

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VIDEO The Show Girl: 'House,' 'Grey's,' Christian Slater, 'The Good Wife' & More!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 18th 2009 10:00AM
The Good WifeYou've got questions? I've got answers. I'm The Show Girl!

Who's kissing in the institution on 'House'? And what's in store for the latest leading lady on 'Grey's Anatomy'? Plus: Christian Slater explains why his new TV role won't be your worst enemy (zing!), and Julianna Margulies talks political scandals and the 'Sex and the City' movie sequel, all in under four minutes. How can you resist?

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com -- who knows, I might just give you an answer on the show. Now watch, enjoy and come back next week for more. Until then, happy TV watching! -- By Maggie Furlong

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It looks like those Heathers are headed to television

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 27th 2009 2:04PM
HeathersMaybe it's because I was a teenager when it came out, but Heathers still stands as one of those few movies that I really remember and connected with. I'm kind of on the fence with this news that Fox and Sony are developing Heathers for television, though.

In the film Winona Ryder's character Veronica goes from being a "Heather," the popular clique in the school, to systematically murdering them and making their deaths look like suicides. Suddenly, suicide becomes the "in" thing. And all of this because she was tricked into doing so by the new "bad boy" in town.

Ultimately standing up to him, Veronica does the right thing in the theatrical ending, but there's lots of death, suicide attempts and darkness along the way. I'm not sure how well that translates to TV, though Buffy the Vampire Slayer had lots of death and darkness in a high school and it did okay. There's a way to do a very serious story about the emotional turmoil and cruelty of high school, but it's a tightrope that has to be walked very carefully.

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