By Daniel Fienberg

November 15, 11:56 PM

Has anybody seen Michelynne McGuire lately? You remember Michelynne, right? Cute? Ernest? Formerly homeless? Less-than-perfect skin? Won the first and only season of The Starlett and won a single episode stint on One Tree Hill as her prize? I ask,... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 15, 03:41 PM

Okay: I'm starting to think the people at The Office are messing with the folks who do promos for NBC. If you've seen the spots for this week's episode, you probably know two things about it: A) It's super-sized and... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 15, 12:14 PM

The win-a-trip-to-Hollywood TV contest is probably about as old as network TV itself, but until Tuesday night I had never been witness to one. Then again, never before had the contest been a karaoke sing-off to win a walk-on role... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 15, 11:26 AM

As critics, we know we're not supposed to play favorites, but at Zap2it, we know who we like. And we like Paget Brewster. How much do we like Paget Brewster? We felt a swelling of happiness when Huff got a... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 14, 06:48 PM

Well, neither the two finalists nor the judges on Dancing with the Stars made things any easier Tuesday night. Just as was the case last week, the competitors finished the night deadlocked on the leader board, so it's all down... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 14, 05:15 PM

The shorthand everyone's been using for ABC's new series Day Break is Groundhog Day meets Training Day, and to an extent that's accurate. It's about an L.A. detective (Taye Diggs) who's framed for murder and who keeps reliving the day... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 14, 03:18 PM

Many baseball statheads are addicted to a complicated productivity -measurement system known as VORP -- Value Over Replacement Player. I got to thinking about VORP on Monday (Nov. 13) night as I was watching TV and saw a couple very... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 13, 11:27 PM

Last week I griped a little that there wasn't a lot of forward momentum in the episode. This week? Problem solved. Really good episode. I mean, really good. The threat to Claire is becoming tangible, with Sylar just in the... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 13, 06:41 PM

It's possible that you need to watch the same TV shows that I watch, but do you feel like you've gotten a lot of lectures on the evils of gambling recently? Last Wednesday was particularly didactic, starting with a Bones... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 13, 03:39 PM

William Shatner doesn't watch a lot of himself on TV, so he hasn't seen the many promos for his new game show on ABC, Show Me the Money. Told that said promos refer to the show -- which has a... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 13, 03:07 PM

It's going to be a fun game to see how many critics are going to be able to avoid comparing CBS' new pre-midseason drama 3 Lbs. to FOX's established hit House. The similarities are so obvious and intended, plus this... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 12, 06:14 PM

The new trailer for next summer's Simpsons movie didn't tell fans anything new about the big screen effort, nor did this week's episode tell viewers anything new about the politics of the show's writers. Just in case you forgot the... Continue reading »

By Rebecca Baldwin

November 10, 03:16 PM

Is there a better actress than Helen Mirren working today? I think not. And you won't find stronger proof than in Prime Suspect: The Final Act, airing in two parts Sundays Nov. 12 and 19 on PBS. Fans of Mirren's... Continue reading »

By Brill Bundy

November 09, 10:54 PM

I have to say Marc Sloane (Eric Dane) is growing on me. Not because he's just too steamy to resist (there's something about him that screams soap opera actor), but because he's a great catalyst for the show. Even when... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 09, 10:35 PM

You sort of always knew that there was going to have to be some sort of contrivance to bring Jim back into the orbit of Dunder Mifflin Scranton. For that reason, I guess I'm not bothered by the rather abrupt... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 09, 06:05 PM

Thursday (Nov. 9) night's Survivor: Cook Islands is a pretty dramatic episode, with a mutiny twist that has an unexpected impact on the dynamics of both teams and leads to an unexpected elimination and yet another unexpected twist. Whee. Pre-credit... Continue reading »

By Daniel Fienberg

November 09, 04:28 PM

Thursday (Nov. 9) night's episode of The O.C. is the first that FOX hasn't streamed online in advance and even if you haven't tuned in previously this season, now would be a good time to drop by Newport Beach. I'm... Continue reading »

By Hanh Nguyen

November 09, 03:25 PM

Barnacles! What happens when the best day ever goes awry? SpongeBob finds out when his latest all-new episode premieres Friday, Nov. 10 following a 24-hour marathon of the best SpongeBob SquarePants episodes ever hosted by Patchy the Pirate. The absorbent... Continue reading »

By Rick Porter

November 08, 11:09 PM

I'm feeling a little bit used right now. The producers of Lost promised us a cliffhanger before the show went on its three-month-long hiatus, and to be fair, they gave us a cliffhanger, in a pretty pure sense of the... Continue reading »

By Hanh Nguyen

November 08, 09:05 PM

Celebrity Jeopardy! kicked off with a curiously eclectic trio: the ubiquitous Regis Philbin, the flamboyant Carson Kressley (Queer Eye) and Nancy Grace of Headline News and Court TV fame. I admit I was rooting for Carson since I've watched more... Continue reading »