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David Spade Takes A (Hollywood) Minute to Defend Tiger Woods

by Michael Maloney, posted Dec 4th 2009 4:00PM
David SpadeCelebs and the media spotlight that shine on them were skewered regularly by funnyman David Spade in 'Hollywood Minute,' a segment within 'Saturday Night Live's' Weekend Update back in the '90s.

Does Spade miss spoofing the whole celebrity machine? "I do," he told AOL during a recent set visit to Spade's sitcom 'Rules of Engagement,' which will return for its fourth season on CBS at midseason.

So what would Spade say on 'Hollywood Minute' about the whole Tiger Woods brouhaha? "I'd say, 'I saw the new US Weekly magazine poll and I think they were too tough on him," Spade deadpans. "It said, 'Should Tiger Go To Heaven?' 91 percent say no.'"

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Jaime Pressly to Guest on 'Rules of Engagement'

by Allyssa Lee, posted Dec 3rd 2009 4:44PM
Here's some news that'll bring back some Joy: 'My Name Is Earl' star Jaime Pressly is making a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom 'Rules of Engagement,' People.com reports.

The actress will play a potential surrogate mother for long-time marrieds Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price). The series, which looks at different stages of relationships between men and women, also stars David Spade, Oliver Hudson and Bianca Kajlich.

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FOX is bringing late-night texting to TV

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 10th 2009 11:09AM
Texts From Last NightDon't worry, it's not what you think. It's not more of those Twitter-tastic reruns of Glee and Fringe from last week. Instead, FOX thinks they can turn the concept behind the website TFLN (Texts from Last Night) into a TV series. What TFLN does is showcase real texts people sent in the middle of the night, generally with regrets later. It's this generation's drunk dialing.

The problem is that writer Steve Holland (Rules of Engagement) says that while it will feature "crazy stuff from last night, it's a lot more about the group of friends and their lives." Which is great, but it then makes me wonder how it's a dramatic interpretation of the website? If the focus isn't on the regrettable texts, then it's just another comedy about young people.

He tries to reconnect the site by saying, "The show is about twentysomethings in that post-college, pre-the-rest-of-their-lives limbo trying to figure out what to do, and texting is a large part of that." Yes, it is. But so is social networking. Are you going to spin-off a show based on Facebook next?

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What's On Tonight: Chuck, Gossip Girl, In Treatment, Rules Of Engagement

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 20th 2009 4:00PM
  • CastleWE has a Golden Girls marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by new episodes of Surviving Suburbia and Castle.
  • NBC has a new Chuck at 8, then new episodes of Heroes and Medium.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and 24.
  • The CW has a new Gossip Girl at 8, followed by a new One Tree Hill.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8, then a new American Experience.
  • ABC Family has a new Greek at 8, followed by a new Roommates.
  • At 9, MyNetwork TV has Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • HBO has three new episodes of In Treatment starting at 9.
  • At 9:30, CBS has a new Rules of Engagement.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • A&E has a new Paranormal State at 10.
  • Also at 10: History Channel has a new Ax Men.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What to Watch Monday, March 23

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 23rd 2009 5:00AM
'Secret Life of the American Teenager'
(8PM, ABC Family) 1st season finale
Though Amy's been fretting about and preparing for the big day, the actual arrival of her little bundle of teenage pregnancy leaves her reeling, and, understandably, not quite knowing what to do with herself or the baby.

Adding to the upheaval in the Juergens household: Amy's mom, Anne (Molly Ringwald), is shocked when her cheating hubby George takes Amy's little sis Ashley and moves out of the house.

As for Amy's BF, Ben, and her babydaddy, Ricky, the two fellas have decided to become friends for her sake, but, since season two has already gotten a greenlight, it's a good bet that their truce won't last for long.

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Paris Hilton invades your TV screens all night tonight

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 2nd 2009 11:35AM
Paris HiltonI don't usually watch the CBS Monday night comedy lineup anyway (I watch Chuck and Heroes), but even if I did I think I might want to skip tonight's episodes, or at least put the mute on during the commercial breaks.

In a move that is probably more about promoting Craig Ferguson's show during the debut week of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ferguson and Paris Hilton will host the CBS lineup tonight. That means that at the start of (and probably during the middle of) Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and Rules of Engagement, Hilton and Ferguson will be shown sitting on a couch, watching the lineup along with viewers, probably making funny and/or sexually suggestive comments. They're already running a promo that shows Hilton saying "that's hot." Ugh.

Not sure if they're also going to host the only drama in the lineup, CSI: Miami. If you are regular viewers of the comedies, I'd just like to say: I'm sorry.

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2009 Returning Show Season Premieres - Midseason TV

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 24th 2008 6:00AM
Let's just forget that drab fall TV season ever happened and prepare for the stellar lineup ahead.

Follow our midseason guide to find out what happened -- and what's going to happen -- on '24,' 'Battlestar,' 'Scrubs' and all your returning favorites.


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Worst Week -- An early look

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 19th 2008 11:04AM
Worst Week cast
Sam Briggs is a schlemiel. Everything that can go wrong in his life, every dumb thing a guy can do while trying to do the right thing, happens to Sam.

The preview of Worst Week (premiering Monday at 9:30 PM ET on CBS) has not changed dramatically from this ready-to-go pilot. The premise is simply this: can a good guy like Sam overcome all the stupid things he does and find happiness with the girl he loves and her family that loathes him?

For the pilot, Worst Week works really well as broad farce. The situation of this situation comedy goes from bad to worse to worse still. It's funny. It's over the top. It's very, very outrageous. Whether or not they can sustain this level of silliness and maintain some semblance of believability week in and week out is the big question for Worst Week.

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What's On Tonight: American Gladiators, Bones, Samantha Who, The Hills

by Bob Sassone, posted May 12th 2008 4:02PM
  • Gossip Girl adAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by a new episode of Samantha Who? and the season finale of The Bachelor.
  • CBS has a new Big Bang Theory, then new episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has a new, two hour American Gladiators at 8, then a new Medium.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and House.
  • The CW has a new Gossip Girl at 8, followed by a new One Tree Hill.
  • There's a new Antiques Roadshow on PBS at 8.
  • TNT has another NBA Playoff game at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour, also at 9.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • MTV has a new episode of The Hills at 10, then a new episode of The Paper.
  • HBO has a new Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Actually, Rules of Engagement is a funny show

by Bob Sassone, posted May 1st 2008 5:23PM

Rules of EngagementI didn't want to like Rules of Engagement. I like The New Adventures of Old Christine, and I thought that if I watched and liked Rules of Engagement (which has pushed Old Christine to the back burner at CBS for now) it would be like endorsing that show over Old Christine. It would almost be like cheating on Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and I did that once before years ago and she has never forgiven me.

But this past Monday I found myself wanting to watch a comedy at 9:30, so I turned it on. You know what? It's actually a good show.

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending April 27

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2008 8:09AM

Rules of EngagementHere are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

OK, can someone explain to me why Lost, which returned after several weeks away with an important (and great) episode, only came in #15 in viewers this week? This season it has been showing up in the top 10 a lot, sometimes even in the top 5 or 6, and now it slips to 15? Gah.

In other news, I finally watched Rules of Engagement this week. It's actually a funny show.

1. American Idol - Tues (FOX)
2. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
3. Dancing with the Stars - Mon (ABC)
4. Dancing with the Stars - Tues (ABC)

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 16th 2008 3:38PM
Spoiler Anonymous
This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we'll supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479 - your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: 24, CSI, Gossip Girl, Lost, My Boys, NCIS, One Tree Hill, Pushing Daisies, and Rules of Engagement. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Is Christine joining Scrubs on ABC?

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 4th 2008 10:24AM
christineIn a TV Guide exclusive, Michael Ausiello reports that The New Adventures of Old Christine could be moving to ABC if CBS doesn't give it a third season pick up. The way I see it, this is great news for ABC. They seem to do great at one-hour dramedies -- Ugly Betty, Pushing Daisies, Desperate Housewives -- but just swing and miss when developing good sitcoms. Only Samantha Who has been a winner this year; its most recent effort, Miss/Guided, has left me cold.

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How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory are switching slots

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 20th 2008 12:26PM
Mother at barInteresting news out of CBS this morning. On the heels of renewing The Big Bang Theory last week, the network has now announced that when Bang returns with new episodes on March 17, it will be leading off the night. How I Met Your Mother, in its third year, is also returning with new shows that night, but will be taking over Bang's 8:30 slot. On a side note, The New Adventures of Old Christine will be replaced by new episodes of Rules of Engagement on Monday, April 14.

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Update - CBS renews a slew of shows

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 15th 2008 4:20PM
bigbangFans of the Tiffany network can do the happy dance. CBS has renewed 11 scripted shows for the 2008-2009 TV season. The lucky 11 are: CSI; CSI: Miami; CSI: New York; NCIS; Criminal Minds; Cold Case; Without a Trace; Ghost Whisperer; Numb3rs; Two and a Half Men; and The Big Bang Theory.

There are not a lot of surprises in this bunch, although it's great news that The Big Bang Theory, CBS's rookie Monday-night sitcom from Chuck Lorre's stable, made the cut. Still in limbo, however, are three other Monday-night comedies from the network: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. The story speculates that Mother will get the greenlight for a fourth season soon, but Rules and Christine seem to be in competition for the 9:30-10:00 half-hour slot.

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