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The Unusuals: The E.I.D. (series finale) - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 18th 2009 9:04AM
The Unusuals

Remember when The Unusuals premiered? At first it looked like one of those shows that didn't get gangbuster ratings or critical acclaim, but you sensed that it would be a show ABC would get behind and renew for a second season. Well, that renewal went to Castle. But a lot of people are really going to miss this show.

What did you think of the series finale?

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What's On Tonight: I'm A Celebrity, Japanese Game Show, Meet The Browns

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 17th 2009 4:09PM
The Unusuals

  • At 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, then the season premiere of I Survived A Japanese Game Show, and the series finale of The Unusuals.
  • NBC has a new I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here at 8.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • PBS has a new Great Performances at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has the series premiere of The Othersiders at 8.
  • At 9, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by a new Tattoo Highway.
  • BBC America has the season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's F Word at 9.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef Masters at 10.
  • There's a new Pitchmen on Discovery at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911!

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Red Sox/Yankees, The Unusuals, Top Chef Masters

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2009 4:09PM
  • Reno 911!USA has a new NCIS marathon all night.
  • At 7, ESPN has the Red Sox/Yankees game.
  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Wipeout, followed by a new episode of The Unusuals.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here at 8.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • Discovery has a new Time Warp at 8, then new episodes of Mythbusters and Pitchmen.
  • At 9, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by two new episodes of Tattoo Highway.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Before You Say I Do.
  • At 10, Bravo has the season premiere of Top Chef Masters.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911!

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Delving deeper into the Charlie Pace mystery

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jun 6th 2009 12:03PM
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The Internet has been all atwitter since Dominic Monaghan, aka the dearly departed Charlie Pace on Lost, showed up in a new ABC promo. In it, Dominic/Charlie is playing Foosball with current and upcoming ABC stars, including Patrick Dempsey from Grey's Anatomy and Courteney Cox from the upcoming Cougar Town. Jason Hughes theorizes that this could very well mean that Monaghan is returning to Lost next season.

This of course, is not out of the realm of possibility: death, after all, rarely means goodbye on Lost. On the other hand, it's not unheard of for stars who have exited the island to find themselves on other ABC shows (see: Harold Perrineau on The Unusuals). So which is it? Well, that crafty cad Michael Ausiello thinks he has the answer. See what spoilers ABC execs shared with him after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Goode Family, Law and Order, Reno 911

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 3rd 2009 4:02PM
  • WipeoutAt 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by two new episodes of The Goode Family and a new The Unusuals.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • NBC has a new I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here at 8, then the second part of Inside The Obama White House and the season finale of Law and Order.
  • At 9, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, followed by two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9, then a new Pitchmen.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9, then two new episodes of Tattoo Highway.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • At 10, ESPN has a World Cup Qualifying Match, U.S. vs. Costa Rica.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911!

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Wipeout, George Strait, Meet The Browns, Pitchmen

by Bob Sassone, posted May 27th 2009 4:04PM
Goode Family
  • At 8, ABC has the season premiere of Wipeout, followed by the series premiere of The Goode Family and new episodes of Surviving Suburbia and The Unusuals.
  • CBS has George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • PBS has new episodes of Great Performances and American Masters.
  • Discovery has a new Time Warp at 8, then new episodes of Mythbusters and Pitchmen.
  • Also at 8: ESPN has the NBA Shootaround, followed by the Lakers/Nuggets game.
  • At 8:30, Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay, then a new Dear Food Network.
  • At 9, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, followed by two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • At 10, Spike has a new Ultimate Fighter.
  • E! has a new "10 Greatest Stories" episode of E! True Hollywood Story.
  • TCM has Shane at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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ABC Cancels Five Shows

by Andrew Scott, posted May 19th 2009 1:00PM
According to Jim CancelledABC is saying goodbye to a whopping five series.

Absent from the network's fall schedule launch this morning (see the full schedule at Variety) were a number of freshman series, including 'Cupid,' 'In the Motherhood' and 'The Unusuals.'

'Motherhood' faced a number of hurdles early on, including poor ratings that subsequently caused the series' episode order to be sliced in half. ABC also tried numerous ways to promote 'The Unusuals' -- even airing it twice a week -- but the show never caught on.

Also getting the boot are 'According to Jim,' which finally ends its eight season run, and the previously announced 'Samantha Who?' 'Samantha' was reportedly cancelled when the show failed to come up with appropriate budget cuts.

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Goodbye to The Unusuals

by Bob Sassone, posted May 18th 2009 8:03AM
The UnusualsThe last few days have seen a ton of rather surprising renewals. Just when you thought Dollhouse, Castle, Chuck, Scrubs, and Better Off Ted were dead, they get renewals for another season. But that's not going to happen to another show with a following, The Unusuals.

The news won't come officially until ABC's upfront later tomorrow, but creator Noah Hawley says on his Twitter page that the show will not be back next season, and that the final four episodes will start airing on May 27.

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What's On Tonight: Old Christine, Lie To Me, Reno 911, The Unusuals

by Bob Sassone, posted May 6th 2009 4:04PM
  • ScrubsAt 8, ABC has the season (series?) finale of Scrubs, followed by new episodes of Lost and The Unusuals.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • FOX has new episodes of Lie To Me and American Idol.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8.
  • Discovery has a new Time Warp at 8, then new episodes of Mythbusters and Pitchmen.
  • TNT has the Magic/Celtics game at 8, followed by the Lakers/Rockets game.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Law and Order.
  • TV Land has a new episode of The Cougar at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911!
  • TCM has Rio Bravo at 10:30.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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The Unusuals: 42 - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2009 10:08AM
The UnusualsI watched the first ten minutes of this episode last night and that's it, so I'm not sure what the 42 in the episode title refers to. I know that it has something to do with weird happenings/coincidences that happen to Harold Perrineau's character. Can I also assume it's a reference to Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy?

Fox Mulder's apartment number was 42, if I remember correctly ...

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What's On Tonight: Lie To Me, Better Off Ted, Mythbusters, South Park

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2009 4:03PM
  • Criminal MindsUSA has an NCIS marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Scrubs, followed by new episodes of Better Off Ted, Lost (recap episode), and The Unusuals.
  • FOX has a new Lie To Me at 8, then a new American Idol.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • PBS has a new Secrets of the Dead at 8, followed by Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.
  • Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8, followed by a new True Jackson, VIP.
  • TNT has the Hawks/Heat game at 8, then the Hornets/Nuggets game.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Time Warp at 8, then new episodes of Mythbusters and Pitchmen.
  • At 10, CBS has a new Criminal Minds.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, then a new Reno 911!
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • TV Land has a new episode of The Cougar at 10.
  • Also at 10: A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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The Unusuals: One Man Band - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2009 9:03AM
The Unusuals

So, are you into The Unusuals? Or are you avoiding this show because you're still ticked that ABC canceled Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, and/or Life on Mars? Discuss last night's bonus episode or the show, in general, starting ... now! (Note: there's another new episode tonight in its regular time slot.)

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What's On Tonight: Scrubs, Ghost Hunters, Kathy Griffin, The Cougar

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2009 4:05PM
  • Billy MaysAt 8, ABC has a new Scrubs, then new episodes of Better Off Ted, Lost, and The Unusuals.
  • FOX has a new Bones, followed by a new American Idol.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • At 8:30, Bravo has The A-List Awards Red Carpet, then the special Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut A Bitch and The A-List Awards.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Great Performances at the Met.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9, then the series premiere of Pitchmen.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new CSI: NY.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • TV Land has the series premiere of The Cougar at 10.
  • Also at 10: A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Harold Perrineau: The TV Squad Interview

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 15th 2009 11:04AM
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Harold Perrineau is worried. He's worried that viewers won't give his new show, The Unusuals, a chance. He has a valid concern: The Unusuals, which just premiered, is on Wednesday nights at 10, on ABC; otherwise known as the post-Lost timeslot (of doom).

ABC is showing faith in The Unusuals. After all, it's not stuck in the Friday night graveyard or anything. The post-Lost slot is tricky though; shows generally don't do well there. It could be that the minds of everybody who watches Lost are so blown, they can't even stick around for another hour of television. Whatever it is, the quirky cop show Life On Mars recently died a sad death there. Will this quirky cop show do better? Harold Perrineau certainly hopes so.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. We talk about plot points in the recently aired pilot, some spoilers for upcoming episodes, as well as the fate of Michael, Perrineau's character on Lost.

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The Unusuals: Pilot (series premiere)

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 9th 2009 11:38AM
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(S01E01) ABC's quirky new crime procedural is not the brilliant blend of drama and absurd comedy the network might want it to be, but it does have a few good things going for it. First, there's the great cast. It's hard to pick a favorite among these talented TV vets, but series star Amber Tamblyn is genuine and beleiveable as Casey Shraeger, a detective working to weed out corruption in a kooky NYPD homicide unit, one of her first grown-up roles. Jeremy Renner, adding some Nathan Fillion-esque goofiness to his all-around good guy persona, is a good fit for Detective Jason Walsh, Tamblyn's possibly duplicitous partner.

I'm convinced that Lost's Harold Perrineau can do almost anything, even turn a one-note character like Detective Leo Banks, who's obsessed with the idea that he'll die at the age of 42, into something special. Perrineau didn't exactly get the best material here, but he and partner Adam Goldberg, playing a nervous depressive who is actually dying, managed to elevate their short scenes together.

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