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Give Judy Greer Another Series!

by Joel Keller, posted May 11th 2010 5:04PM
Judy GreerThere are certain actors that you just wish would break away from the steady stream of supporting roles they're getting and become the star of the show. For years, the person most cited in that category was Paula Marshall, who left a trail of memorable supporting roles and failed series in her wake before landing on 'Gary Unmarried.'

Now, I'm afraid that one of my favorite current actresses, Judy Greer, is falling into that category. Since her one and only starring series project, 'Miss Guided,' failed two years ago, we've seen her in a series of supporting roles, in all of which she's been excellent.

Just over the last couple of months, she's played Phil Dunphy's amorous ex-flame on 'Modern Family,' and last night she played Sheldon's super-amorous astrophysicist friend on 'The Big Bang Theory.' And next week, she'll play a (probably) amorous date for the perpetually single Ted on 'How I Met Your Mother.'

Sensing a pattern here, folks?

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Recently canceled shows I mourn

by Debra McDuffee, posted Aug 5th 2008 3:23PM
Alex O'Laughlin as Mick St. John in MoonlightThere will always be Buffy, Angel, Quantum Leap and Magnum, P.I. on my "Oh Man I Want New Episodes of These Shows" list, but what about the more recently canceled shows of the past few years? Are there any worth mourning?

Maybe not in the same way I mourn my culty loves and classic '80s shows, but there are a few worth mentioning....

Moonlight
Yep, I know, I am one of Those People -- a fan of Moonlight. Though I agree it was weak when it returned after the writer's strike, there were lots of things to love about this show: the vampire lore, the episodic mysteries, the way they could have taken the love story (had they not muffed it up in the last four episodes), the actors (Jason Dohring and Alex O'Laughlin; not Sophia Myles). I can't believe that I won't find out more of the back story with Joseph's family and Coraline.

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Hole in the Wall finds its hosts

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 10th 2008 2:00PM
Brooke BurnsHole in the Wall, this summer's latest Japanese game show ripoff, has announced its hosts. Actress Brooke Burns and L.A. weather anchor Mark Thompson will be presiding over Fox's version of human Tetris. Both have game show experience, with Burns having served as the host of Dog Eat Dog and Thompson providing the voiceover for Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Hole is being brought to America by American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and came to be after clips of the Japanese version became hugely popular on YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres also got a kick out of the Japanese competition, not only featuring several clips on her talk show, but even going so far as having audience members participate in her own version.

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The Arrested Development Award Nominees

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 29th 2008 10:41AM
Did your favorite show get canceled? Yeah, mine too. It makes you think twice about investing time into a new show, because you never know how long it'll last. Sometimes even shows with fairly good ratings are sent to the chopping block.

Here at TV Squad, we're doing our part to bring attention to cool shows that were axed in the recent upfront announcements. Last week, I put out a call for considerations for The Arrested Development Award, a.k.a. The Show Least Deserving of Cancellation Award.

You made your opinions known - thank you! - and now we're into Phase 2: The Nominees. The Squad will pick our own winner, but we're giving you the chance to pick a Reader's Choice winner. Here are the nominees, and be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom.

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Miss Guided's Judy Greer gets a new gig

by Allison Waldman, posted May 21st 2008 1:28PM
Judy GreerIf Judy Greer was in tears about Miss Guided not being picked up by ABC for the fall schedule, she can wipe her eyes and blow her nose because something else -- maybe better -- has come along. Greer has been cast as the lead in HBO's Suburban Shootout. This is the same comedy that has already been announced with Kelly Preston, Rachael Harris (Notes from the Underbelly) and Kerri Kenney (Reno 911).

The comedy pilot is being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, best known for features like Men in Black and Addams Family (I'll be kind and not harp on The Wild, Wild West), but on TV is one of the prime players behind ABC's Pushing Daisies (as well as Notes from the Underbelly which is the connection to Rachael). So, you see, Judy may have landed in a project that's bound for glory. Well, we'll see, but it does sound interesting.

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Reasons why I think ABC should renew Miss Guided

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 9th 2008 11:03AM
Judy Greer
TV Squadder Paul Goebel reviewed the series premiere of the ABC comedy Miss Guided. He wasn't sure what to make of the show after the first airing and I must admit that I also had my doubts about this new comedy. Judy Greer is a joy to watch as guidance counselor Becky Freeley but the comedy was predictable and the cast way too beautiful to portray a real high school. However, I decided to stick with it and ended up enjoying the show's storylines and characters as well as the interview-like tidbits.

The series aired its season finale last week and is now awaiting ABC's upfronts to know if it'll come back next season or have to close the books. To help ABC make its decision, here are some reasons why Miss Guided should be renewed.

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What's On Tonight: Miss Guided, CSI, Eli Stone

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 3rd 2008 4:02PM
  • My Name Is EarlAt 8, ABC has two new episodes of Miss Guided (including the season finale).
  • CBS has a new Survivor at 8, followed by new episodes of CSI and Without A Trace.
  • NBC has a new My Name Is Earl at 8, then a four episode marathon of The Office repeats.
  • FOX has a new, two hour Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8.
  • HGTV has a new Designed To Sell at 8, followed by a new Myles of Style.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eli Stone.
  • Bravo has the finale of Make Me A Supermodel at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new 'Lil Bush.
  • Also at 10:30: Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: March Madness, Smallville, Eli Stone

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 27th 2008 4:00PM
  • Donald TrumpCBS has March Madness all night.
  • At 8, ABC has two new episodes of Miss Guided.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, followed by the finale of Celebrity Apprentice.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8, then a new Don't Forget The Lyrics.
  • The CW has new episodes of Smallville and Reaper.
  • AMC has Letters From Iwo Jima at 8.
  • At 9, HGTV has a new Divine Design.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eli Stone.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 10.
  • At 10:30, Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes.
  • Also at 10:30: Comedy Central has a new Lil' Bush.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Lost, Reaper, Live From Lincoln Center

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 20th 2008 4:05PM

Eli Stone

  • CBS has March Madness coverage all night. Ugh.
  • At 8, ABC has two new episodes of Miss Guided, followed by new episodes of Lost and Eli Stone.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, then new episodes of Celebrity Apprentice and Lipstick Jungle.
  • The CW has new episodes of Smallville and Reaper.
  • There's a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8, then a new Don't Forget The Lyrics.
  • PBS has a new Live From Lincoln Center at 8.
  • At 9, TLC has a new American Chopper.
  • VH-1 has the premiere of I Know My Kid's A Star (with Danny Bonaduce) at 9.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment (how many episodes of this show are there, anyway?)
  • At 10:30, Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes.
  • Also at 10:30: Comedy Central has a new episode of Lil' Bush.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Miss Guided: Homecoming (series permiere)

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 19th 2008 9:22AM

Judy Greer(S01E01) I'm not quite sure what to make of this show. It's hard to decide what I like and don't like considering that the show is really not that unique. For example, I've always been a fan of Chris Parnell but his work on Miss Guided pales in comparison to the stuff he does on 30 Rock. The same goes for Brooke Burns but if I had to choose, I'd rather see her in those jeans she wore on Dog Eat Dog.

Judy Greer is super funny. Her guest spot on Two and a half Men was brilliant in my opinion. So when she got her own show, I was interested to say the least.

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What's On Tonight: Charlie Brown, Miss Guided, The Riches

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 18th 2008 4:04PM
  • One Tree HillAt 8, FOX has a new, two hour American Idol.
  • ABC has It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown at 8, followed by new episodes of Just For Laughs and Dancing with the Stars, and then the series premiere of Miss Guided.
  • NBC has a new, two hour Biggest Loser at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of Beauty and the Geek and One Tree Hill.
  • TCM has Harvey at 8, followed by What's New Pussycat?
  • At 9, CBS has a new Big Brother, then a new Jericho.
  • BBC America has a new Last Restaurant Standing at 9.
  • Nick's week-long George Lopez Show marathon continues at 9.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, FX has the season premiere of The Riches.
  • Bravo has a new Real Housewives of New York City at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new Life of Ryan.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad previews ABC's new shows

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 22nd 2007 10:01AM
ABC logoIf we've learned anything about ABC over the last couple of seasons, it's that they like to introduce a buttload of pilots at their upfronts every year. But the problem with that is, that leaves critics like us with a ton of DVDs to go through, and not all at once.

We got the first batch of ABC pilots pretty quickly, but we decided to hold off on this post until we got them all in. And since there are so many, we recruited a gaggle of Squadders to tackle them all. So after the jump, Jonathan, Brett, JJ, Jen, Kevin and I weigh in on every ABC pilot except for Private Practice (Grey's fans already saw that pilot in May, remember). Remember that these are early cuts of each pilot; we'll reevaluate when the final cuts of these shows come in later this summer.

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What I'm watching this summer: Joel's list

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 19th 2007 10:19AM
It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaI think I'm the last Squadder to put out one of these lists, and there's a good reason for that. After the crush of the season finales and upfronts in May, I was happy to not be a regular watcher of anything in particular, except for Yankee games, so there seemed to be nothing for me to write about.

But when I really thought about it, that's not even close to being true. Despite the fact that it's summer, there's more than enough quality programming that I'm sure I'll get sucked into some weekly habits at some point. So, after the jump, here's what I plan on watching:

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Rob Thomas to run ABC's Miss/Guided

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 14th 2007 11:01AM
Rob Thomas and Kristen BellLooks like Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas already has a new job. He told E!'s Kristin Veitch that he has been brought on as executive producer and show-runner for the ABC midseason comedy Miss/Guided.

Miss/Guided is a single-camera sitcom staring Judy Greer (Love Monkey). She plays a former high school nerd that comes back to her alma mater as a guidance counselor and finds that high school is still high school, even for the adults. It was created by Caroline Williams, a writer on The Office; I'm guessing Thomas is being brought on to guide this show with an experienced hand, since Williams has never run a show before.

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Watch clips of ABC's pilots on their website

by Joel Keller, posted May 16th 2007 5:23PM
CavemenOn the heels of yesterday's upfront presentation, ABC has put up short clips of its new fall pilots on their website. All of the shows introduced, including the mid-season replacements, have clips on the site (the soap Dirty Sexy Money has two clips), including a brief scene from the much-anticipated and already-maligned Cavemen.

I've got to tell you, that feeling of "blah" I got from the pilot descriptions yesterday didn't go away when I saw the clips. None of them look nearly as compelling as what ABC or the other networks had to offer last year; the clip for Cavemen in particular looked pretty bad. The only one that got me interested in seeing the pilot was the clip for Miss/Guided, which won't even premiere until mid-season.

Oh, well. Like most critics, I'll be getting the rough-cut versions of the pilots soon, so we'll see if my "blah" feeling goes away at that point.

[via Pop Candy]

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