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'HIMYM' Star Neil Patrick Harris on What to Expect at The Tony Awards

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 10th 2011 5:00AM
Neil Patrick Harris
Is Neil Patrick Harris now the hardest-working man in show business? These days he's juggling his duties on 'How I Met Your Mother' with a movie career that includes the much-buzzed-about 'Smurfs,' a hosting job with Sunday's '2011 Tony Awards and um, he's got 8-month-old twins.

But don't worry about NPH: He told Popeater little Gideon and Harper (with partner David Burtka) sleep 11 hours a night. We talked with the universally loved 'Doogie Howser' alum about what to expect during the show ("There will be the inevitable 'Spider-Man' jokes"), why he chose to raise his kids in the big city and he reveals details about the 'Smurfs' flick and how playing a coked-up hooker-lover changed his life forever.

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Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Glee,' 'Dr. Horrible,' 'Harold and Kumar'

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jul 2nd 2010 12:00PM
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris is one of the busiest actors in show business these days.

Between TV, awards shows and movies, he's got a full plate. His hit show 'How I Met Your Mother' returns for a sixth season this fall, and he has four movies coming out over the next year.

While he was in New York wrapping up his work on the forthcoming 'Smurfs' movie, Harris sat down with TV Squad to chat about his Oscars stint, a possible sequel to Joss Whedon's Emmy-winning 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,' his recent appearance on 'Glee' and the new 'Harold and Kumar' movie. To quote one of his recent tweets, for the actor, life does not suck.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 16th 2009 6:05PM
Andy Barker, P.I.Here are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Who would buy Hammertime on DVD? I'm actually asking. Is that something that you would actually watch again after you've already watched it on TV?

There are some good complete series sets being released this week, though: Andy Richter's Andy Barker, P.I., a Rome gift set, Farscape, and a new box for The Sopranos.

  • 7th Heaven - Season 9
  • Andy Barker, P.I. - Complete Series
  • Ben 10: Alien Force - Vol. 5
  • Drawn Together - Complete Series

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 17th 2009 6:06PM
Simpsons DVDHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

How can so many TV DVDs be released on one day and still there isn't one that I want to buy? The only one of the below sets that I might be interested in getting would be Simon & Simon. And that's only because it's one 80s action drama that I never got into for some reason but feel I should catch up on. But there's plenty of stuff for fans of every type of show, from Sons of Anarchy to The Smurfs.

  • The Beast - Season 1
  • Cracker - The Complete Series
  • Dexter - Season 3
  • Dirty Sexy Money - Season 2
  • Eli Stone - Season 2
  • Everybody Hates Chris - Season 4

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The Ultimate Kiddie Show Quiz

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 29th 2009 5:00PM
The SmurfsAs kids, we watched the darndest things -- everything from educational series like 'Sesame Street' to shows that would launch some of today's biggest pop stars ('The Mickey Mouse Club').

Looking back on it now, how well do you remember your favorite kiddie shows?

Take our quiz and get in touch with your inner-child.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 2nd 2009 6:03PM
My Two DadsHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I should be happy when there are a ton of new DVDs but nothing I want to buy, because I'll save some money. But this has been happening a lot lately. I mean, there must be something being released soon that I must own. I might have to get the Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie if it wasn't included in the complete series set I have.

Kinda amazed that My Two Dads has been released on DVD, though I shouldn't be because it seems like a lot of shows are making their way to DVD now. It makes me hopeful that other sitcoms from that era will be released too.

  • 7th Heaven - Season 8
  • Chowder - Vol. 2
  • Doctor Who - The Androids of Tara, Key To Time, The Armageddon Factor, The Power of Kroll, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, and The Ribos Operation (all Special Editions)

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On the 10th day of Festivus, TV gave to me ...

by Debra McDuffee, posted Dec 14th 2008 2:49PM
Mad Men lighter DVD case... Ten shows on DVD

Since there are twelve shows a-stinkin' on TV this year (well, that's the low estimate), you might be glad to hear that 2008 brought us some spectacular TV on DVD. You knew there had to be a bright spot, right?

Whether you want to re-watch your favorite classic shows from the '50s or '60s (or earlier), or catch up on one of the hottest shows on current TV (yeah, there are a few) by starting with the first season, they've been released on DVD in 2008. It was actually hard to pick just ten, but for better or for worse, here are my picks:

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And now, a very Betamaxmas

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2008 5:04PM
Pee-Wee's Xmas

This is a really clever idea.

Betamaxmas takes a bunch of Christmas specials and episodes of TV shows that you can find on YouTube and puts them on one site, inside an old-fashioned television. You can even change the channels and adjust the volume on an old remote control.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 6th 2008 6:04PM
Robot ChickenHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Wow, this is quite a list of shows this week, though I think the only one I'm definitely going to buy is the second season 30 Rock set. Maybe the Three Stooges set too. Those are good sets to have. I'm tempted to buy the complete series set for Speed Racer because I remember it from my childhood, but I have a big suspicion that my memories would be better than the show itself.

  • 30 Rock - Season 2
  • The Beverly Hillbillies - Season 2
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern - Collection 2
  • Brotherhood - Season 2
  • Corner Gas - Season 5
  • Doctor Who - The Brain of Morbius and Trial of a Time Lord
  • Full Circle with Michael Palin
  • Ghost Hunters - Season 4, Part 1
  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 3
  • Johnny Cash & Friends - Christmas Specials
  • Martin - Season 5
  • Midsomer Murders - Box Set 11
  • Mission: Impossible - Season 5
  • The Munsters - Complete Series and Family Portrait
  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Vol. 2
  • Robot Chicken - Season 3
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 1
  • The Simpsons - Season 11
  • The Smurfs - Season 1, Vol. 2
  • The Three Stooges Collection - Vol. 4: 1943-45
  • South Park - The Cult of Cartman
  • Speed Racer - Complete Series
  • Speed Racer: The Next Generation - Vol. 2
  • Wagon Train - Going West

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Coming to the big screen: Magnum, Wonder Woman ... and V?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 5th 2008 2:04PM
Magnum, P.I. castWe all know that studios go ga-ga for big screen movies based on TV shows. Even if they tank, there seems to be an unending appetite to bring a beloved (or even semi-beloved) TV show to a theater near you: The Fugitive, Charlie's Angels, Transformers, The Beverly Hillbillies, Serenity (Firefly), The Simpsons, South Park, The Flintstones, The Jetsons...the list is endless. Now Den of Geek has a list of 23 shows that studios are planning to bring to the big screen.

But this list is really incomplete in so many ways. We've all heard that Magnum, P.I. might get the movie treatment, but this list only says that Matthew McConaughey might star and doesn't mention other people who have been rumored to have been attached to it in the past, including Ben Affleck and George Clooney.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 25th 2008 6:03PM

NewhartHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Season 5
  • B.L. Stryker - Season 1
  • Comanche Moon - Complete Mini-Series
  • Dark Shadows - The Beginning: Vol. 3
  • Extras - Extra Special Series Finale
  • Family Affair - Season 5
  • The Fugitive - Season 1, Vol. 2
  • Ghost Hunters - Season 3, Part 2
  • Highlander: The Source (movie)
  • Hotel Babylon - Season 1
  • The Invisible Man - The Complete Collection
  • The Jackie Gleason Show - The Honeymooners: Collection 2 (color)
  • The Justice League - The New Frontier and New Frontier Special Editions
  • Newhart - Season 1
  • Punky Brewster - Season 4
  • The Red Green Show - 1999: Collector's Edition
  • The Smurfs - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • State of Play - Complete Mini-Series

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Giveaway Monday: The Smurfs season one, volume one

by Keith McDuffee, posted Feb 11th 2008 9:01AM
smurfsThis time we've got three copies of The Smurfs season one, volume one on DVD for three lucky, random commenters. The set is available in stores on February 26.

To enter, simply leave a comment below before 5:00PM Eastern, Friday, February 15, simply telling us who your favorite Smurf is. As always, we'll randomly choose three winners amongst the eligible entries. Some other details:
  • To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating who your favorite Smurf is.
  • The comment must be left before February 15, 2008 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 The Smurfs season one, volume one on DVD (valued at $26.99).
Click here for complete Official Rules.

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Where did Smurfs come from? - VIDEO

by Kristin Sample, posted Jan 29th 2008 10:02AM
Papa SmurfEver wonder where The Smurfs came from? Was Papa Smurf the progenitor of all smurfness? Would Smurfette forever be the only the female sent by Gargamel to cause jealousy and unrest in the otherwise male community?

I certainly have. I love those little forest imps (only three apples tall) and their awesome smurfin' singing. I can hear it now. LA LA La la la laaa... And now you probably will have it in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry about that.

If you want to learn more about The Smurfs, check out the video after the jump. It explains how Peyo, the Belgian cartoonist, discovered the word that made him a legend and other smurfin' good facts.

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Allan Melvin dead at 84

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 19th 2008 8:25PM

Andy Griffith ShowAllan Melvin had so many roles on so many TV shows over the years that it's hard to know where to begin, but I guess the most logical spot would be The Brady Bunch, where he played Sam The Butcher, the guy Alice dated. He was also a regular on The Phil Silvers Show, played Archie Bunker's friend Barney on All in the Family, and also played Rob's army buddy on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He appeared on dozens of other shows over the years, from the Andy Griffith Show (he always played a crook - that's him on the right in the pic) and Gomer Pyle, USMC to Kung Fu and The Banana Splits (he was Drooper).

You would probably also recognize his voice in many cartoons, including Magilla Gorilla, The Flintstones, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, The Smurfs, Spider-Man and Friends, Foofur, Ducktales, Talespin, and others.

He died of cancer in Los Angeles.

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The Smurfs coming to DVD - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 4th 2007 2:01PM

smurfsChoke on hot blue nostalgia, Generation X.

The Smurfs, that popular animated program I and many of my friends watched religiously as children of the '80s, is finally coming out on DVD. The Smurfs: Season One, Volume One is a two-disc set including the first nineteen episodes of the first season, along with "The Smurfs Springtime Special" and "Smurfs: The Music Video." The set comes out December 4.

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