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William Shatner and Craig Ferguson Complain About the Lack of Network Promos for Their Shows (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 16th 2011 4:35AM
William Shatner, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' '$#*! My Dad Says'William Shatner couldn't have found a better personality to commiserate about a lack of promotion for his show than Craig Ferguson. Ferguson has been lamenting the lack of everything to do with money in regards to 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM on CBS) for as long as he's been host.

When Shatner asked him if the network promoted his show, Ferguson responded, "No, no! They're not entirely sure I'm on."

Shatner said he felt the same way about '$#*! My Dad Says.' "I watched the Grammys and I'm looking for promos."

Alas, Ferguson said they needed to promote expensive shows like 'Hawaii Five-0.' When Shatner argued that his show was expensive as well, Ferguson responded, "Well, you. You cost a lot of money."

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William Shatner on Turning 80, 'Major Tom,' and Fighting Lee Majors on '$#*! My Dad Says'

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 3rd 2011 3:45PM
William Shatner and Lee Majors in 'Bleep My Dad Says' - 'Well Suitored'On the surface, William Shatner seems like he'd be one of those "age is just a number" guys, but ask him what his thoughts are on turning 80, which he'll do in March, and his response is surprising: "I'm appalled."

He goes on to talk about winning a saddle and a belt buckle in some recent horse competitions in the discipline of reining, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winner doesn't mince words about the significance of those awards. "I'm competing against 18-year-olds who were born on a horse. Those are two of the most incredible accomplishments of my life, at my age. I got off three hours of riding hard on Saturday and feel limber on Monday and Tuesday. I can't believe this number (80) is coming up."

Shatner has more energy than people less than half his age, and that energy comes through on the screen in his role as cranky Ed Goodson on the CBS sitcom '$#*! My Dad Says.' Tonight at 8:30PM ET, Ed fights for the attention of his neighbor and new love interest, Rosemary (Jean Smart). Who is he fighting? None other than Lee Majors, the 'Six Million Dollar Man' himself, playing an obnoxious millionaire who paid to import a panda from China to San Diego.

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'The Office' Adds New Characters, Lee Majors to Guest on '$#*! My Dad Says' and More

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 18th 2011 8:30AM
Lee MajorsLast week we reported that Steve Carell will be leaving 'The Office' early. Now we hear that execs are looking to add some new characters to the cast later this season. And the search is on for an actress to play Stanley's previously unseen adult daughter.

According to TVLine.com, exec producer Greg Daniels has confirmed that casting is underway for the recurring role, which may be expanded to a regular spot. "We're trying to take Steve's departure as an opportunity to shake things up and add some new characters," said Daniels.

He added that Carell's exit will give the supporting cast a chance to shine. "For Michael not to take up the A story in every episode means that a lot of them are getting the A stories now."

More casting news, including Lee Majors on '$#*! My Dad Says' and 'Lost' alum Michael Emerson on 'Parenthood' after the jump ...

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William Shatner and Sharon Osbourne Get Flirty on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 12th 2011 6:25PM
William Shatner and Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk'Sparks flew today between William Shatner and Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk' (Weekdays, Syndicated on CBS). Dull, fuzzy sparks.

Shatner was talking about how great his wife Elizabeth is, earning a compliment from Julie Chen for being a good husband. Shatner then plugged his wife's Web site, www.elizabethshatner.com, saying how "promotable" she is. "I wouldn't lead you astray," he said.

Osbourne responded with, "That's not what I've heard," and the flirt-session went from there. Shatner told her that was the old him, but then promptly pulled at her blouse to expose her shoulder, and in his best sexy Shatner voice asked, "Can I drag this down?"

Osourne laughed and lifted her leg, gesturing for Shatner to raise her pant leg. We'll have to wait to see how Ozzy feels about Captain Kirk flirting with his wife, and if we can expect to see an Ozzy-Shatner cage match, brought to you be AARP.

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Henry Finds Out Ed's 'Good Friends' Don't Know About Him on '$#&! My Dad Says' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 7th 2011 1:54AM
'$#*! My Dad Says'Ed isn't known for establishing the best relationships on '$#*! My Dad Says' (Thu. 8:30PM on CBS). In fact, he's far better known for destroying relationships. And yet, he's managed to have one with a store owner for twenty years.

"Carl's my good friend, my confidante," Ed explained to Henry, who'd joined him for the first time on a shopping day. "I tell him everything."

"And how do you know Ed?" Carl asked Henry. Clearly not everything. "I didn't know you had a son," he said to Ed, before asking about Root Beer, the dog Vince (Ed's other son) and his wife.

Carl turned out not to be the friend Ed thought he was either. He'd ordered a ball for Ed, but when he found out it was worth twice what Ed was going to pay, he went and sold it to someone else for even more than that.

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8 Elder Statesmen (and Women!) of 2010

by Kim Potts, posted Dec 16th 2010 3:00PM
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Countdown to Festivus on Dec. 23: On the eighth day of Festivus, TV gave us to ... eight elder statesmen (and women) reigning.

Like fine wine and George Clooney, the TV stars on our list of elder statesmen and women -- statespeople? -- have only gotten better with age. From Tom Selleck entering his fourth decade as one of TV land's sexiest men (and best mustaches) to Betty White entering her seventh decade as one of the tube's most beloved (and energetic) funny ladies, see our picks for TV's most enduring class acts.

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William Shatner Isn't Into 'DWTS' -- But He'll Do a Man-Dance With Jimmy Kimmel (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 28th 2010 4:30AM
William Shatner Isn't Into 'DWTS' -- But He'll Do a Man-Dance With Jimmy KimmelWe're about to boldly go ... where no talk show host and guest have gone before. It's dance ... the final frontier. William Shatner showed up on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC). During the interview, Kimmel suggested that Shatner would make a ideal contestant on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

But Shatner poo-pooed the idea. He pointed out that the show lasts forever, and he's not the youngest guy anymore. "They want four months of your time!" he said.

William is no coward -- after all, he's the original James T. Kirk, heroic captain of the USS Enterprise. Shatner just is too busy to take part in 'DWTS.' Still, in order to prove his dancing bravery, the actor decided to teach Jimmy how to do the waltz. But first, there was a tiny matter to clear up. Which of them would "lead' in the dance? That is, who would be "the man"?

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A Guy-on-Guy Kiss on '$#*! My Dad Says' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 22nd 2010 12:09AM
A Guy-on-Guy Kiss on '$#*! My Dad Says' On '$#*! My Dad Says' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on CBS), husband Vince Goodson (Will Sasso) makes the mistake of interrogating his wife Bonnie about her past lovers. You should never ask a question if you're not ready for the answer.

Vince quickly learns more than he bargained for -- including the fact that Bonnie once swapped spit with Josh (Preston Jones), a local paramedic. Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan) protests that it wasn't really a big deal, and that Josh was a horrible kisser: "It was like kissing a dead fish!" But Vince has to learn the truth for himself.

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

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'$#*! My Dad Says' Moment: Ed Really Doesn't Want the Internet in His House (VIDEO)

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 1st 2010 10:20AM
William Shatner and Jonathan Sadowski in No matter how atrocious a sitcom's pilot is, I always tend to give it a couple of weeks for it to find its comic footing. After all, how many people tuned out after 'The Big Bang Theory''s pilot only to return later that season when the show improved?

Granted, the pilot for '$#*! My Dad Says' was much worse than 'Big Bang''s. But I'm keeping an eye on it to see if the KoMut guys and Justin Halpern can make it into something.

Based on the second episode, though, I'm not holding out much hope. There were a couple of moments that were chuckle-worthy, but most of it was as big a mess as the pilot. And a scene where William Shatner's character Ed holds a shotgun to the cable guy is indicative of why the show needs help.

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'$#*! My Dad Says' Premiere Moment - Ed Opens Up to the DMV Guy (VIDEO)

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 24th 2010 12:51AM
Tim Bagley and William Shatner in the pilot for 'Bleep My Dad Says' on CBSThere are a lot of reasons why the pilot for '$#*! My Dad Says' doesn't work. While this version of the pilot, with a recast co-lead opposite William Shatner and some new jokes, is better than the one we saw in the spring, it's still not good. Jonathan Sadowski, the new lead, is trying to match his famous co-star in the overacting department and finding that only Shatner can do it and get away with it. The couple played by Will Sasso and Nicole Sullivan aren't as cartoonish as in the original pilot, but they're still annoying.

But the main reason why the pilot doesn't work is twofold: a) Shatner is positioned as an inappropriate quote-spewing machine much like the infamous Dad of Justin Halpern's Twitter feed from which this show is based, and b) There is no reason to believe that Shatner's character of Ed Goodson is going to settle into a character that's multi-dimensional and even remotely believable -- or sympathetic.

We see a glimmer of hope in one of the few scenes from the original pilot that made the cut in the remake. In it, Ed fails his written driving test, and after getting no sympathy from the DMV clerk (played by the always-funny Tim Bagley), Ed finally opens up.

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'$#*! My Dad Says' Premiere Review: Don't Do That to the Shat

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 23rd 2010 12:30PM
You know what's funny about William Shatner?

William Shatner being William Shatner.

The Shat uttering contrived sitcom lines, which is what happens on '$#*! My Dad Says' (8:30PM ET Thursday, CBS), doesn't make him funny.

Shatner tries hard to fit himself within the narrow confines of this brittle sitcom, but the entire enterprise ends up working against the enjoyably goofy, spontaneous aspects of his personality.

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William Shatner Talks '$#*! My Dad Says' on 'The Early Show' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 22nd 2010 3:45PM
According to William Shatner, the foul-mouthed father in the new sitcom '$#*! My Dad Says' simply says whatever comes to mind, regardless of how inappropriate. And, this happens to be a trait he shares with the character in real life, he said on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS).

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A Weird Problem Crops up for '$#*! My Dad Says'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 21st 2010 8:05AM
William ShatnerSo, have you tried setting your DVR to record '$#*! My Dad Says' yet? If not, then good luck with that.

It appears that in developing the sitcom based on the popular Twitter feed 'Sh*t My Dad Says' CBS has given the comedy a rather un-DVR-friendly title. Pity the suits at CBS who've been wrestling with the title of this show for months. First, they wanted to call it 'Bleep My Dad Says,' which basically makes no sense, so we came up with a range of alternate titles for them to peruse.

But they settled on the tech-unfriendly '$#*! My Dad Says' instead, which DVR interface designers don't seem to have accounted for when designing the remotes. And so according to The Hollywood Reporter it's well, basically impossible to search for the first word of the title using your remote.

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The 5 Funniest TV Clips of the Week (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 20th 2010 9:37AM
The summer TV season may be winding down, but hilarious moments were in no short supply this past week. We've gathered the five funniest here, including a TMI discussion on an actor's nether region, a plot to stop the Ground Zero mosque by holding the Koran hostage, and an extended game of late-night musical chairs that ends in footsie. Enjoy!

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William Shatner, Craig Ferguson Swap Seats But End Up on the Floor (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 17th 2010 11:00AM
Craig Ferguson Interviews William Shatner on the 'Late Late' FloorEver the amenable host, Craig Ferguson swapped seats with William Shatner when the actor complained of his awkward sitting position on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). But soon he didn't like the host's seat either, so they both moved to the guest chairs.

Ferguson remarked that the setup felt like daytime TV. "I could say, 'Bill when did you realize you were a hopeless alcoholic?'" Shatner said, "And I would say, 'I don't drink,'" as he slithered from the chair onto the floor and landed in a disheveled heap.

Ferguson not only joined him on the floor, he wrapped an arm around his shoulders and hung one leg over his knee. Shatner joked that this was how he and his guests sat on his 'Raw Nerve' talk show. "You feel like maybe you could get to a truth," he explained, stroking Ferguson's knee. But it was Shatner who revealed a truth first.

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