Powered by i.TV
September 20, 2014

the show girl

The Show Girl's Got Scoop on 'Parenthood' & 'Castle' and More Reasons to Watch 'Fringe' & 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 8th 2010 10:00AM
This week, I've got scoop from the set of 'Parenthood,' including what's going on with crazy Kristina (star Monica Potter) and some hints about a big celebration coming soon. I also catch up with 'Castle' star Nathan Fillion to talk about what he thinks of Beckett's new boyfriend, and the return of his ex-wife.

Then I give you even more reasons to watch two of the best shows on television: 'Community' and 'Fringe.' On 'Community,' chicken is front-and-center yet again this week as the Greendale gang gets locked in a KFC 11 Herbs & Spaces Bus. From what I saw, this episode -- an homage to 'Apollo 13' -- is sure to be a fan favorite.

And over on "Fringe,' you can see ... well, me! I know, who cares, you're seeing me now. So what if I told you you'd see Walter Bishop (John Noble) go nuts and drop trou in front of me and some other TV journos? Yep, that's more like it ...

Got questions? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl's Got Scoop on 'Community,' 'Party Down' & the New Cooking Channel (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 14th 2010 9:00AM
Joel McHale, 'Community'This week's show is all about comedy and cooking -- what's not to love? I've got dish on the big 'Community' season finale extravaganza from hilarious star Joel McHale.

I also chat with 'Party Down' funny lady Megan Mullally about the upcoming episode with Steve Guttenberg (playing himself, naturally) and the big return of Jane Lynch's cater waiter character Constance. Then I get a visit from one of the hottest stars of the soon-to-launch Cooking Channel, David Rocco, about his sexy Italian show 'Dolce Vita.'

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks 'Friday Night Lights,' 'True Blood' & 'Hawaii 5-0' vs. 'Lost' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 7th 2010 9:00AM
Friday Night LightsClear eyes! Full hearts Can't lose! 'Friday Night Lights' is finally back on NBC, and it looks like maybe the Dillon Panthers can lose this season, especially with Coach Taylor leading the team over at East Dillon. I've got the scoop on your returning favorites and a new heartthrob.

I also talk to 'Lost' star Daniel Dae Kim who tells me the biggest (and smelliest) difference between shooting the island drama and the 'Hawaii 5-0' remake. Then Merlotte's best waitress Arlene -- a.k.a. fabulous actress Carrie Preston -- gives me a tease of 'True Blood' season 3.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks Conan O'Brien, 'Tacky House, & 'Glee' Rivalries (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 30th 2010 9:00AM
Conan O'BrienThis week, I've got the scoop on Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour (psst! get info here), including the many celebs who popped by to make his L.A. dates even more amazing. Can't wait to have Conan back on TV with his new TBS talk show in the fall.

I also talk to celebrity designer and 'Tacky House' host Thom Filicia about the one supposedly style-savvy celeb he'd love to de-tackify. Then I get the dirt on the rumored 'Glee'-'Modern Family' rivalry straight from 'Glee''s resident bad girl Jessalyn Gilsig.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl's Got Scoop on 'Childrens' Hospital,' 'Happy Town' & 'Top Chef Masters' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 23rd 2010 9:00AM
Rob Corddry in Childrens' HospitalThis week, I check in to see what's happening on 'Childrens' Hospital,' the hilarious Web series-turned-Adult Swim show, and let series creator and star Rob Corddry explain why he's in clown makeup and covered in blood, for those who aren't familiar. (One note: 'Childrens' Hospital' is not actually for children.)

I also have the dish on 'Happy Town,' ABC's new murder-mystery drama, and talk about the pressures of cooking for TV's funniest family -- um, hello? 'Modern Family'! -- with 'Top Chef Masters' contestant Rick Tramonto.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks 'Lost,' 'Bizarre Foods' & New Series 'Gravity' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 16th 2010 9:00AM
Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernWe're getting closer and closer to the end of 'Lost,' and things are finally starting to come together. Of course, when I visited the set in Hawaii before the season premiere, I had no clue what he was talking about, but now Jorge Garcia insight about the end gives me chills.

I also talk to 'Bizarre Foods' host -- and regular on 'The Soup' -- Andrew Zimmern about what he's got in store for Joel McHale to mock this season, and I get the dish on Starz' latest series 'Gravity' from stars Ivan Sergei and Krysten Ritter.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks Love with Alyssa Milano, Flashbacks with Sally Field & More (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 9th 2010 9:00AM
Very few TV freebies could get me to devote a chunk of my weekly talk time to them ... but a personalized Maggie Furlong Adventure Doll? You have to see her in action to believe it. (Thanks CMT's Adventure Country!)

I also talk with 'Romantically Challenged' star Alyssa Milano about which fellow Twitter-happy ABC star she wants as her TV ex-husband on the new show. Then I hit the set of 'Brothers & Sisters' during their big flashback episode to catch up with the show's matriarch, Sally Field. Her comments on the young Walkers, their secrets and her own memories of the '80s will crack you up.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks 'Glee,' 'Party Down' & Being 'Addicted' to 'Vampire Diaries' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 2nd 2010 3:00PM
Party Down'Glee' is almost back -- let the countdown begin! This week, I preview some of the biggest additions and storylines for the rest of this musical season, including Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris and, yes, the birth of Quinn's baby Drizzle.

I also get tales of TV catering gone awry and dream guest stars from 'Party Down' stars Ken Marino and Lizzy Caplan. If you don't already love the show, they just might convince you to. Then former addict-turned-specialist Kristina Wandzilak from TLC's 'Addicted' takes the show in a more serious direction -- sort of. Apparently she still has one addiction she's embarrassed to admit: 'The Vampire Diaries.' (Hey, join the club!)

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl On 'Future Food,' 'United States of Tara' & 'Lost' Geeks (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 26th 2010 9:00AM
Future FoodI'm addicted to cooking shows, but my new fave is so much more than just food and kitchen skills -- 'Future Food' is all about changing the way we approach eating through molecular gastronomy. It's smart, it's fun, it's educational and, yes, it'll make your stomach growl. What more can you ask for?

This week, I also dive a little deeper into two other must-watch shows with scoop on new alters for 'United States of Tara''s second season, straight from star Toni Collette, and a celebrity spewing about why she loves 'Lost' almost as much as I do.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks 'Justified,' 'Minute To Win It' & 'All My Children' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 12th 2010 9:00AM
What do you get when you cross Timothy Olyphant and a supremely cool cowboy cop role? 'Justified,' FX's new drama. I get the scoop on costars (like Walton Goggins from 'The Shield') and dream guest stars (is Rose Byrne busy?) from Olyphant himself.

I also try to keep up with mile-a-minute 'Minute To Win It' host Guy Fieri, who beat me at foosball, then swiftly branded me with the nickname Foosinator. If you think he's funny on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,' just wait till you see him host a game show. Bonus for soap opera fans: I visit Pine Valley to act up with Erica Kane, a.k.a. 'All My Children' star Susan Lucci.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl's Got the Scoop on 'The Pacific' and 'Sons of Tucson' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 5th 2010 9:00AM
Tyler Labine, 'Sons of Tucson'Are you a fan of war dramas like 'Band of Brothers'? What about love stories? According to retired Marine captain Dale Dye, HBO's latest 10-part miniseries, 'The Pacific,' has it all. Dye worked as their military training adviser, and he promises me that 'The Pacific' isn't just for guys. Honestly, I could listen to his stories all day -- the man has lived.

Another guy who tells a mean story? Tyler Labine, formerly of 'Reaper' and now playing leading man and dad-for-hire on 'Sons of Tucson.' Don't know about his new show? I let him give you the scoop.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

The Show Girl Talks 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Guests & 'Southland' Cop Stuff (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 26th 2010 9:00AM
Michael Cudlitz, 'Southland''Curb Your Enthusiasm' is the best therapy ever. No matter how bad your day was or what horrible things you might've done, Larry David can always make you feel like a saint. And now, the show is in syndication -- hooray! Star Cheryl Hines dishes about her all-time favorite episodes.

I also hit the colorful 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' set to catch up with their regular art guru, Mark Mothersbaugh, who'll actually be performing with his band Devo on the show this season. Then I go undercover with 'Southland' star Michael Cudlitz on some unofficial police business -- a.k.a. kicking in doors and blowing things up -- and get scoop on his character's love life.

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

Instant Dharma: Smocke, Wheelchair Locke, the Numbers & Old Friends - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 17th 2010 8:00AM
Welcome to Instant Dharma, where we break down all things 'Lost' every week -- equal parts for our own sanity and for your entertainment.

Please don't watch or read any further
unless you've seen the episode or don't mind spoilers.

This week, Zap2it.com's Rick Porter (@Zap2itRick) and Maria Elena Fernandez from the Los Angeles Times (@writerchica) join me to talk about 'The Substitute,' John Locke's first big episode since Smokey/The Man in Black doppleganged him on the Island. Plus, filthy Sawyer, our old friends popping back up and ... am I forgetting something? Ah yes -- THE NUMBERS!

Watch, share with your friends, send us your questions and tell us what you think in the comments. We'd love for you to geek out with us every week.

Read More

The Show Girl Dishes with Anthony Bourdain, Alex O'Loughlin, JLo & Stephen Merchant - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 12th 2010 2:00PM
Alex O'LoughlinYou've got questions? I've got answers. I'm The Show Girl!

Alex O'Loughlin fans have been begging to get him a new role on TV -- and now, he's booked it, Danno. I've got O'Loughlin's thoughts on taking the lead in the 'Hawaii 5-0' remake. Then I've got his 'Back-up Plan' costar Jennifer Lopez dishing about her stint on 'How I Met Your Mother' and going all Madonna on 'Glee.'

Plus, don't miss a hilarious reveal from no-nonsense 'No Reservations' host Anthony Bourdain, and the scoop on 'The Ricky Gervais Show' from funnyman Stephen Merchant.

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

Read More

Instant Dharma: Fugitive Kate, Sad Sawyer & More Creepy Temple Shenanigans - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 10th 2010 8:45AM
Welcome to our second edition of Instant Dharma, where we break down all things 'Lost' every week. Because we like to. And because hopefully it'll help us all see things on this crazy amazing show a little more clearly.

Please don't watch or read any further
unless you've seen the episode or don't mind spoilers.

This week, IGN TV editor Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) and TVGuide.com editor Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) join me to talk about fugitive Kate -- has she gone soft? Is she even guilty? -- sad, loveless, destined to be alone Sawyer and those linen-clad keepers of the temple who just got a whole lot more interesting.

Watch, share with your friends, send us your questions and tell us what you think in the comments. We'd love for you to geek out with us every week.

Read More

Follow Us

From Our Partners