October 19th, 2011
12:47 PM ET
On Tuesday night, ABC continued its curious examination of gender norms with another sitcom bemoaning the apparent dearth of "real" men.
Up until this fall TV season, I had no idea that I was living amongst a bunch of "pantywaists," but someone out there in comedy development seems to find that to be true.
If Tim Allen's ranting about being the last rough-and-tumble "Man Standing," he's doing it for the three male stars of "Man Up!": Husband and father Will (Mather Zickel), his brother-in-law Kenny (Dan Fogler) and their friend Craig (Christopher Moynihan), all of whom represent the breed of video-game playing modern guys that Allen's character can't stand.
October 13th, 2011
04:35 PM ET
If you watched last Thursday’s episode of “Parks and Recreation,” you saw the release of Leslie Knope’s complete guide to Pawnee called “Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America.”
We wanted to chat with Knope herself about this extensive text on Pawnee's history and the sites to see, but she wasn't available. So, we went with "Parks and Rec" co-creator Michael Schur.
Schur explained that writing a book about Pawnee "seemed like a natural fit," since they have "a lot of back-stories for different aspects of the town that we don’t have time to put in the episodes."
October 13th, 2011
12:08 PM ET
Just when "X Factor" viewers thought they were maybe going to see the inside of Paula Abdul's house, baseball got in the way.
A two-hour rain delay for Wednesday night's American League Championship game meant Simon Cowell and Co. got the boot from their 8 p.m. time slot. That canceled two-hour "X Factor" episode will now air tonight at 8 p.m. (unless there's a rain delay for tonight's game, but let's not focus on that for now).
To play catch-up, the episode intended to air tonight has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m....as long as there isn't a game seven. If everything goes according to plan, the third part of the "judges' home" round will air next Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.
October 12th, 2011
03:13 PM ET
Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” was exactly what critics promised: a joke for joke, set design for set design, trope for trope revisit of the early ‘90s.
But while ABC's offering is reminiscent in oh-so-many ways of Allen’s former show, “Home Improvement,” it isn’t nearly as funny. There are laughs, but when you chuckle you’ll wonder how you could be so easy.
Allen plays Mike Baxter, a manly man who travels often for his job at an outdoor sporting goods store. He's also beyond cranky about the lack of real men in today’s world.
October 6th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
The show’s star Hank Azaria confirmed the sad news today via Twitter:
“Thanks to NBC for giving us a shot, thanks to all who watched Free Agents, and thanks to all who worked on the show- we had so much fun!!”
September 30th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
With CBS' new comedy, "How to Be a Gentleman," you have a cast best known for appearing in series like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Entourage," "24," "Flight of the Conchords," "NewsRadio" and "Kids in the Hall."
So it can't miss right?
Sadly, Thursday night's series premiere was the biggest letdown of the fall season so far, and a waste of what on the surface appeared to be the perfect companion to "The Big Bang Theory."
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