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Claire Danes Contemplates Return to TV, 'Teen Mom 2' Gets New Cast and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 17th 2010 11:30AM
Claire DanesClaire Danes has mostly stuck to movies for the past 15 years, but the actress could once again grace our TV screens.

The former 'My So-Called Life' star is in talks to star in a new Showtime pilot, according to TV Guide. Danes would play a CIA agent investigating a U.S. Marine who went missing during the invasion of Baghdad in 'Homeland.'

Earlier this year Danes won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries Emmy for her portrayal of award-winning author Temple Grandin in the HBO biopic about the autistic animal husbandry expert.

In other TV news ...

Dylan Walsh will go from plastic surgeon to FBI agent. The former 'Nip/Tuck' star is set to play the lead in a new Washington, D.C.-set FBI procedural. CBS just ordered a script. [Deadline]

'Teen Mom 2' will follow new cast members who are being featured on the current season of '16 and Pregnant.' The MTV reality show is also filming with original stars Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood. 'Teen Mom 2' will premiere on Jan. 11. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The former 'Survivor' producer accused of killing his wife while on vacation in Mexico was arrested yesterday. Bruce Beresford-Redman is now in federal custody and awaiting extradition. [E! Online]

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'Temple Grandin' Wins Big at Emmys 2010

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 30th 2010 9:45AM
Temple Grandin, Claire Danes
Temple Grandin was a big winner at last night's Emmy Awards. Yep, both the woman and the film of the same name took home top honors and brought autism awareness to the biggest night in television.

Claire Danes won an Emmy for portraying the well-known autistic professor in the HBO film 'Temple Grandin.' The film itself was nominated for 15 awards and won seven, including the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

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Hot on Inside Movies: 'New Moon' Reviews, Werner Herzog, Best '30s Movies

by Daynah Burnett, posted Nov 19th 2009 5:35PM
It's that time of the day here at Inside TV, when we put down the remote and check in with our silver screen siblings over at Inside Movies.

• You may have heard of a little movie opening up tomorrow: 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon.' You can find out what the critics are saying in the film's review roundup.

• My So-Called Dress: Claire Danes arrives at the premiere of her new film 'Me & Orson Welles' and gives the crowd more than just a smile. Check out the NSFW pics.

• With Werner Herzog's remake of cult classic 'Bad Lieutenant' opening up this weekend, Inside Movies cozies up with the acclaimed director to discuss Hurricane Katrina, new-age humbug and why it's OK with him if you laugh at his films.

• From 'Frankenstein' to 'The Wizard of Oz,' take a trip through Hollywood's Golden age in a collection of best '30s movies.

• Looks like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan aren't the only rom-com pair that audiences love. Take a look at some romantic comedy couples that should consider an onscreeen reunion.

• And finally, a linguist in Minnesota actually taught his son to speak Klingon instead of English, and the results just might surprise you!

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Gone Too Soon: My So-Called Life

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2009 2:40PM
My So-Called Life
With the news coming down this week that MTV is adapting the UK's teen sensation Skins for American audiences, it became obvious which show I was going to do next for this column. The thing about Skins that works so well is that it rings of authenticity, which is rare in teen programming. It also features teenagers who are truly acting their age; no old dudes with male pattern baldness pretending to be high school sophomores.

We've seen all this before. A long time ago, before The WB and UPN built programming models for teen audiences, there was a little show on ABC that nobody really knew what to do with. My So-Called Life tackled teen issues, not in "a very special episode" way, but in a raw, unfiltered way. It was wonderful.

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Stop, Drop and Watch: 'My So-Called Life' Full Episodes

by Kelly Woo, posted Aug 13th 2009 5:00PM
Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano in My So Called LifeIf this blog grinds to a complete halt, here's why: Hulu has made all 19 episodes of 'My So-Called Life' available for streaming. You can now look at Jordan Catalano on your computer every day. Dreams do come true.

Some of you may be saying, "What is this 'My So-Called Life' you speak of?" To which we reply with a sad face': 'MSCL' was an acclaimed but short-lived series that aired in 1994-95 and starred Claire Danes and Jared Leto. The coming-of-age story focused on sensitive teen Angela Chase and the people in her orbit: her parents, her crush (Jordan), friends and neighbors. It was amazing. We're still mourning the show's untimely death.

But why read about it when you can watch it? Right now! Here are some of the staff's favorite episodes:

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My So-Called Life lands on Hulu

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 12th 2009 6:30PM
my so-called lifeToday I don't feel like Brian Krakow standing sad and alone in the street holding my bike. Nope, today it feels like the Internet is giving me a big warm hug thanks to the debut of My So-Called Life on Hulu. The site is now streaming every episode of ABC's pioneering but short-lived series about a teenage girl growing up in the '90s.

For the uninitiated, My So-Called Life stars Claire Danes as Angela Chase, a teen desperately searching for meaning in her life and balancing new friends, the wild Rayanne Graff (A.J. Langer) and gay 15-year-old Rickie Vasquez (Wilson Cruz), with old ones, nerdy Brian (Devon Gummersall) and cheerleader Sharon Cherski (Devon Odessa). The show also chronicles Angela's parents' (Bess Armstrong and Tom Irwin) rocky relationship and her obsession with the broody Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto).

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My So-Called Life, Complete Series - DVD review

by Jen Creer, posted Nov 16th 2007 3:01PM
MSCL cast"This life has been a test. If this had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do."-- Angela Chase

Say what you will about My So-Called Life: It was a pivotal show in American TV History. Although it was canceled after only two years and 19 episodes, when MTV picked it up and began showing it round the clock, it acquired a cult following that keeps it resonant even today.

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Giveaway Tuesday (yes, Tuesday): My So-Called Life complete series DVDs

by Keith McDuffee, posted Oct 30th 2007 8:58AM
my so-called life dvd coverAs if we didn't already have some incredible things to giveaway here already, here's one that just passed over the TV Squad desk late last night, and it couldn't possibly wait until next week. We've got three copies of My So-Called Life - the complete series on DVD, which is already available in stores today (review of the set coming here soon). All you've got to do is submit a comment below before 5PM Eastern, November 5, and mention why you'd like to own the series. We'll randomly choose three winners to receive the DVDs!

Some other details:
  • To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating why you'd like to own the My So-Called Life series on DVD.
  • The comment must be left before Monday, November 5, 2007 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Three winners will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Three winners will receive a copy of My So-Called Life complete series DVDs (valued at $69.99).
Click here for complete Official Rules.

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The Daily Show: June 28, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 29th 2007 9:45AM
Claire Danes"You Don't Know Dick": Wow, TDS is just full of Dick Cheney fun facts. This one was also a good one... Cheney invented his own secret classification "TREATED AS SECRET/SCI", which is so much better than "TOP SECRET" or "CLASSIFIED". He likes to use it on things that aren't really secret, like press talking points.

"Mexican Standoff": Resident Expert John Hodgman, author of My Grandparents Were Slov or Something (heh), talked about how illegal aliens are bringing over scary diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy. Beautiful choices of footage! I especially liked the Leprechaun goodness from Ellis Island.

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Talk Talk: Robin Williams, George Foreman, Dr. Phil

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 28th 2007 5:58PM
  • Don CheadleCharlie Rose: Paul Simon
  • The Daily Show: Claire Danes
  • The Colbert Report: Doug Bailey
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Robin Williams and Julie Chen
  • Jay Leno: Dr. Phil and Velvet Revolver
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: George Foreman, Jennifer Esposito, and Tiger Army
  • Tavis Smiley: Michael Moore and Don Cheadle
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Jake Gyllenhaal, Lance Armstrong, and Bayside (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ludacris, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Bobby Valentino
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Cheryl Hines and Midnight Movies (repeat)

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