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Gwyneth Paltrow to Cover Adele on 'Glee', 'What Not to Wear' Gets Season 9 and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 12th 2011 11:30AM
Gwyneth PaltrowAdele is getting the 'Glee' treatment, but not from a regular New Directions member.

According to Entertainment Weekly, 'Glee' guest star Gwyneth Paltrow will sing Adele's 'Turning Tables' from the British singer's hit album '21.'

When Paltrow debuted on the Fox series she was tasked with belting out Cee Lo Green's chart-topping 'Forget You.'

In other TV news ...

TLC has renewed 'What Not to Wear' for a ninth season. After a move from Friday to Tuesday nights, the series has maintained good numbers, around 1.2 million viewers per episode. Stacy London and Clinton Kelly will return for 26 new episodes starting in August. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jill Wagner is leaving 'Wipeout.' The co-host will leave after this summer's batch of episodes in order to focus on her acting career. She's appeared on 'Punk'd,' 'Monk' and 'Bones.' [TV Guide]

The 'Desperate Housewives' stars have signed a new deal, keeping them in place for a season 8. Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria will all make $325,000 per episode, up from $275,000. The deal is for one year with an option for a season 9. [TVLine]

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'Life Unexpected' - 'Crisis Unaverted' Recap

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Mar 2nd 2010 11:20AM
Life Unexpected (S01E07) Perhaps this episode should have been called 'Comeuppance Received'? Tensions between Cate, Ryan and Baze boiled over and for once, Cate is the one who messed up royally. I've said before that it's been hard for me to connect with Cate and see past her grating Type-A exterior. But even I winced at the epic dumping she got from Eric. It was deserved, but brutal.

And Cate's early attempt to whitewash her whole affair looked even more petty in wake of the serious drama Lux was going through with Tasha. The kid had a tough time this episode, and sadly, only Baze was really there for her in the end.

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CW's 'Life UneXpected' to Premiere January 18

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 10th 2009 5:45PM
The CW's mid-season drama, 'Life UneXpected,' will debut on Monday, Jan. 18 as a temporary replacement for 'Gossip Girl,' in an effort to combat the ratings slump 'GG' suffers during its cycle of post-sweeps repeats.

According to The Futon Critic, the freshman series will moonlight for 'Gossip Girl' for a number of episodes before moving to the 8 PM ET Monday slot, currently occupied by 'One Tree Hill,' to complete its run in the spring.

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Why I'm dropping Justice

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 24th 2006 11:08AM
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Finally! TNT&G loses a case! And the client--a kid, even--is wrongly accused! Unfortunately, it came too late for me. Last night, as I sat down to write my review of "Crucified", I realized that I loathed the idea of watching another episode of this show. Even though it has been on hiatus for three weeks because of baseball, I did not miss it one bit. As I watched, I realized that I hate this show. And I mean hate.

But as an aside-- was the acting and the writing in this episode especially horrible, or what? The parents of the victim were given AWFUL, generic lines that they delivered without emotion ("Have you been driving my car again? I told you not to!") and the attorneys' dialogue between each other was way too expositionary. I think this episode was written to catch up new viewers.

Here's why I'm no longer watching/reviewing Justice:

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Fox orders three more Justice scripts

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 4th 2006 7:23PM
justice castJerry Bruckheimer's newest crime/law drama is not dead yet. Reuters reports that FOX has ordered up three more scripts for the series. Justice, starring Victor Garber, has regularly finished fourth in its time slot on Wednesdays at 9 pm (even behind reruns of Lost- ouch!). Late last month, Fox announced it was putting Justice and Happy Hour on early hiatus ahead of the World Series. That didn't look promising for either show, but at least Justice gets to take another swing at the viewers. No word on the fate of Happy Hour.

Even though I really want to see Kerr Smith and Victor Garber be successful, they can do better. Justice is already predictable... and enough with the handheld cameras!

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Justice: Wrongful Death

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 28th 2006 7:29AM
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(S01E05) This is the last episode of Justice for an undetermined amount of time. Earlier this week, we reported that the show is going on early hiatus (along with Happy Hour) in advance of the World Series. FOX says the hiatus doesn't mean the show is getting canceled or is even in jeopardy, but, quite frankly I think it could be in jeopardy. While I like the gimmick of making us wait until the end of the show to see how the crime was really committed, the procedural is becoming awfully formulaic. How are you guys feeling about this show?

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Justice: Addicts

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 21st 2006 3:01PM
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(S01E04) I really enjoyed Tom Nicholson's (Kerr Smith) storyline in this episode. We get to see his weaknesses as he loses sight of his job when his relationship with a client clouds his judgment. Plus, someone else gets to try a case for once.

The episode opens with a man falling from a skyscraper and then the shaky camera work begins. This week's victim is Daniel Benson, son of legendary studio head Scott Benson. The victim's girlfriend, Molly Larusa, is missing. The two were dating in rehab, which is where Benson plummeted to his death. TNT&G fits into the equation because the missing girl's father is their client, Frank Larusa.

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Justice: Behind the Orange Curtain

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 14th 2006 7:12AM
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(S01E03) Good opening sequence. We see a guy strangle a girl, then learn it's on a film set, and then we see it's a reenactment for smarmy American Crime. A chick named Beth, who is about to be married, disappears after getting a ride home from a bartender, Jake Garcia.

Garcia has some good evidence against him. He lied to the police about giving Beth a ride home, her sweater is in his car, and so is her blood (which he says came from a cut to her foot). It looks like the cops are going to ambush Garcia at TNT&G offices, but Ron Trott (Victor Garber) turns the tables by parading his client in front of the media and offering a $1 million reward for the safe return of Beth, who may or may not be a runaway bride.

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Justice: Pretty Woman

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 7th 2006 7:32AM
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(S01E02) Oh my God. Did anybody else get dizzy while watching this? Maybe the target audience on this show is the MTV crowd. Jeez. All the handheld camerawork, quick edits and zooms made me queasy. That seemed new. Also new this week were the banners for different times in the case (i.e. 'Self Surrender', etc.). Kinda hokey and unnecessary. It also seemed like Rebecca Mader's appearance had been softened a bit since the premiere-- a positive change if you ask me. She seemed a little scary and inhuman in the pilot.

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Justice: Pilot (series premiere)

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 31st 2006 1:16AM
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(S01E01) This show seems like a regular Jerry Bruckheimer, over-the-top procedural right up until the end, doesn't it? Just like on every version of CSI, the attorneys on Justice have all the coolest bells and whistles to help them do their jobs. Only this time, there's a twist at the end. We spend an hour watching a team of attorneys spin a case in their favor... and then we get to see what really happened. I want to know what evil genius conceived of this show and I want to simultaneously shake his/her hand and slap his/her face for suckering me into an hour of television every Wednesday night. 'Cuz I'm hooked.

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Press Kits Unwrapped: FOX's Justice

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 22nd 2006 2:09PM
justice; press releaseFirst off, let me say that I am very jealous of the sweatshirt that Keith got from the Prison Break press kit. Since I'm covering Justice this season, Keith sent its press kit all the way across the country to my house. FOX didn't quite go all out with this press kit the way it did for Prison Break. No newspaper. Just a stack of office paper with bios for the actors, including a pathetically short bio for Kerr Smith, and a letter from the law firm instructing me to watch the pilot on DVD (also included).

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TV Squad previews FOX's new shows

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 27th 2006 11:49AM
fox logoLast, but certainly not least, we are giving you a preview of the shows that FOX has planned for the fall season. We've already discussed ABC, CBS, and NBC's new shows. Let's just say that our TiVos are going to be working overtime this fall.

For FOX, we're covering comedies Happy Hour, 'Til Death, and The Winner. And the dramas are Justice, Standoff, Vanished, and The Wedding Album. The network was kind enough to send us the DVD screeners but, since we can't technically "review" them, we're just going to give you a short preview and our initial thoughts.

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Here he is! James Van Der Beek returning to TV

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 26th 2006 12:10PM
james van der beekIt looks like 2006 will be the year of the Dawson's Creek kids after all. We've already been hearing plenty about Katie Holmes and MIchelle Williams, and, as I was happy to report earlier this month, Joshua Jackson is starring in a legal drama on CBS (hopefully) next fall. Now comes word that James Van Der Beek (aka Dawson) will also be returning to series television, also on CBS. Van Der Beek has been cast in a comedy pilot, Sex, Power, Love & Politics, a comedy that, like Van Der Beek, has too many names in the title. It's about Capitol Hill staffers in their 30s, and that's about all we know. I'm not sure what role he has, but he'll be acting alongside Ally McBeal alum, Jane Krakowski, a role Adam reported on earlier this month.

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