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Scrubs was one of NBC’s critically acclaimed, but poorly rated sitcoms of the 2000’s. It was also close to being cancelled every season, but somehow the show would continue to survive. NBC finnally pulled the plug on the series after the conclusion of its seventh season after being ranked the 115 most watched show of the entire 2007-2008 television season. ABC would come to the rescue and pick the comedy up for an eighth season. Scrubs would return for season nine but would only feature J.D. (Zach Braff), Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley), and Turk (Don Faison) teaching at a medical school. During those nine seasons, Dr. John Dorian had many girlfriends. We decided to rank the top 10 for your reading pleasure. 10. Danni Sullivan (Tara Reid) Trust me. I am not a Tara Reid fan by any means. However, she barely makes the list playing Danni Sullivan, Jordan’s younger sister. »
- Tim Gerstenberger
By Anjelica Oswald
Set during the final months of World War II, Fury follows a tank commander (played by Brad Pitt) and his crew as they head into Nazi Germany as part of the Allies’ final push. The film also stars Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, John Bernthal and Michael Pena. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said the film is “a modern version of the sort of movie Hollywood turned out practically every week back in the 1940s and 1950s.” Fury opens Oct. 17.
Could Fury score a best picture nomination at the 87th Academy Awards? Both war biopics and fictional war films — about real wars or battles — have historically done well at the Oscars; however, the current projections show that the race will be a tight one. Here’s a look at some of the fictional war films that scored nominations for best picture:
War-themed best picture winners »
- Anjelica Oswald
Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including The Good Wife
Renowned journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem has been tapped to appear as herself in an upcoming episode, star Julianna Margulies announced Wednesday on Live With Kelly and Michael. Though no further details about Steinem’s cameo are available, Margulies admitted to getting a little too starstruck while filming.
“I made a fool of myself and then had to email her and had to apologize,” she revealed. »
Craig Ferguson tells Seth Meyers: “You’re going to go f*cking crazy, Seth” Meyers admitted to his 12:30 counterpart, “I definitely don’t think I’m there yet” and Ferguson said it usually takes a few years to get the hang of hosting a daily talk show. “I think anyone who does a TV show over and over and over again, you’re going to go crazy,” Ferguson told Meyers. CBS is replacing Rihanna with an 80-person Croatian orchestra CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” will now open with an instrumental theme instead of a song by Jay-z and Rihanna after she blasted the network on Twitter. Report: Joan Rivers’ personal doctor took a selfie before performing a biopsy without her knowledge CNN is confirming a prior report that Rivers’ own doctor, and not a doctor from the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, performed the biopsy on Rivers’ vocal cords without her consent. »
- Norman Weiss
As EW first reported, Miller was slated to play the wife of McGinley’s Mr. Mansfield, but she had to back out because of production demands on the final season of TBS’ Cougar Town.
Ground Floor is slated to return Dec. 9 on TBS. »
- Natalie Abrams
Charlie Carver has been left behind — in Hawaii.
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Carver will play Travis, an attractive young man who is devastated by a crushing recent loss, but finds comfort from an unusual source. His episode is slated to air Nov. 21.
Hawaii Five-0 returns Friday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
Christa Miller has landed a guest-starring role on the TBS comedy as the wife of John C. McGinley’s Mr. Mansfield, EW has learned exclusively. The chic, brassy and artistic Allie Mansfield is the only person in the world who can control her husband.
Ground Floor is slated to return Dec. 9 on TBS. »
- Natalie Abrams
Great news, baby bird!
Oops, (slightly) wrong show. Regardless, TBS has set a Dec. 9 premiere date for Season 2 of Ground Floor, its Bill Lawrence-produced workplace comedy fronted by Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan and John C. McGinley. The series will now air Tuesdays at 10/9c.
Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?
Heelan shared the news via the Twittergram:
As previously announced, joining the ensemble for the 10-episode sophomore run is standup comic Emily Heller as Lindsay, a cute girl from the same small town as Heelan’s Jenny. Fresh out of business school, she is »
Overweight Idaho high school drop out Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown) and his twenty-seven year old buddy Topher (Kenny Wormald) enrol a gang of fellow potheads to start trafficking marijuana across the Canadian border. They soon find themselves grossing a million dollars a week... with the help of quality grass grower John McGinley and Ron Perlman's shady businessman who uses his mobile phone company as a front. »
Laura Bell Bundy is returning home when her new film, ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is,’ is released on DVD on August 19. The movie, which was directed by Rajeev Dassani and written by Conrad Goode, showcases the true meaning of caring for family, especially in times of need. The film also stars Bailee Madison, Conrad Goode, Jonathan Banks and John C. McGinley. The following synopsis for ‘Home Is Where the Heat Is’ has been released: Disillusioned actress Sunny returns to her hometown of Bent Arrow, Texas, to attend her mother’s funeral and provide guardianship for a half-sister she never knew, 10-year old Cotton. The dusty old town is struggling [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Chicago – Zach Braff is an amiable personality, making his mark as “J.D.” on the TV sitcom “Scrubs” and the cult film “Garden State” (2004), which he wrote and directed. For his most recent project, he made show business headlines by using the website Kickstarter to “crowd fund” his latest film, “Wish I Was Here.”
“Wish I Was Here,” like “Garden State,” is a coming-of-age film. But this time Braff – who stars in the film, co-wrote it with his brother Adam, and directed it – portrays a 35 year old struggling actor with a wife (Kate Hudson) and two kids, coming to terms with his father’s (Mandy Patinkin) illness and possible passing. Like “Garden State,” it has a dream-like quality to it, while dealing with a different phase of life.
Photo credit: Focus Features
Zach Braff is best know for his lead role as John “J. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Here we are, at the top of the mountain. We’ve had plenty from every war imaginable, some supportive of war efforts, some not. But the more interesting war films really focus on the people; the internal struggles those men and women have about what they are doing. Whether made in America, Germany, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else, war is not just a battle between good and evil. It’s a life and death struggle between opposing sides that may not be that different. The movies at the top of this list may be subtle or straightforward, but each of them is a clear snapshot that lets audiences see what it means to fight, so they don’t have to.
10. Paths of Glory (1957)
Directed by: Stanley Kurbick
Conflict: World War I
- Joshua Gaul
Previously, on a very special episode of Clone High...
“Way, way back in the 1980s, secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies and made amusing genetic copies. Now the clones are sexy teens and they're gonna make it if they try.”
So goes the theme tune to Clone High, the MTV animated series that ran for one season from 2002 to 2003. As a concept for a TV series goes, there's a hell of a lot of mileage in doing a teen drama featuring the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Joan of Arc, John F Kennedy and Cleopatra in school together.
The series was animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky’s hand-drawn animated series, such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, with stylised character design and slightly more limited movement, making »
22 Jump Street is in theaters this weekend, and its one of the few TV-to-Movie franchises that has gotten it right. This comes after so many have gotten it really wrong! Adapting a hit television show to the big screen seems like it would be an easy thing. The source material is great, there's an existing audience, it should be money in the bank. But bigger does not mean better. There's more than enough examples of great TV turned into garbage cinema. So much so, there was a fair amount of difficulty and debate narrowing it down to ten, epically awful movies. Criteria had to be established. There must be a method to this madness. Terrible films like The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, or The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas still has an appeal to younger audiences who might actually be entertained by it. It does have some value. Once »
I interviewed "Undateable" executive producer Bill Lawrence and Adam Sztykiel at a noisy bar in Pasadena shortly before a press conference in mid-April. Going back and transcribing the 35-minute interview is bittersweet. At the time, Lawrence had two shows in limbo -- TBS' "Cougar Town" and Fox's newly premiered "Surviving Jack," which he EPed along with creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. While Lawrence wasn't directly involved with "Enlisted," he has a close relationship with "Enlisted" and "Cougar Town" creator Kevin Biegel, whose comedy was newly shelved. Since that time, "Enlisted" and "Surviving Jack" were both cancelled. "Cougar Town" was renewed for a final season on TBS. At the time, Lawrence also wasn't feeling especially confident about "Undateable." The multi-cam sitcom, which features Chris D'Elia as seemingly cocksure ladies man Danny, who mentors the less confident Justin (Brent Morin) and his group of allegedly "undateable" friends. "Undateable" had been »
- Daniel Fienberg
Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Oscar® and Emmy nominated Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenage kids, Zoe (Madeleine Martin) and Jack (Devon Graye), on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis's estranged father Stanley (Emmy® Award-winning Stuart Margolin) goes Awol on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west. We have two exclusive The Discoverers featurettes. Watch as Griffin Dunne takes us behind-the-scenes for a look at this road trip comedy, and then discover the history behind the handmade score. In select theaters May 16.
We love a good indie project and from this full trailer for The Discoverers, this one looks every moment the perfect concoction.
The story goes that washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne), decides to take his kids – Zoe (Madeleine Martin) and Jack (Devon Graye) – along on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley (Stuart Margolin) goes Awol on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour.
The Discoverers is the debut feature from writer/director Justin Schwarz, with an impressive ensemble cast that also includes David Rasche, (In The Loop), Dreama Walker (Compliance), Ann Dowd (Compliance), Cara Buono (Mad Men), Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), and John C. McGinley (Scrubs).
Watch the great little trailer below, and scroll down for those images:
If you like what you see, »
- Dan Bullock
Closing with N.W.A.'s anti-authority anthem "Fuck tha Police," Kid Cannabis celebrates drug dealing via the real-life story of Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown), an overweight, nerdy teenage high-school dropout who, in 2005, teamed up with best friend Topher (Kenny Wormald) to smuggle ungodly amounts of marijuana across the Canadian border into Idaho.
Nate does this because he loves weed and hates being poor, and John Stockwell's film endorses his decision, not because of pot-legalization convictions, but because it sees Nate as a daring entrepreneur assured enough to partner with both a talented supplier (John C. McGinley) and an intimidating investor (Ron Perlman), as well as run his own motley crew of mules. Narrating his saga with grating clichés — "E »
Christopher Meloni has had the kind of varied, almost schizophrenic, and very vivid acting career in which the first thing you see him in would likely color your perceptions of him for years to come. I first encountered him in the sixth season of “1st & Ten,” a raunchy ‘80s HBO comedy about a pro football team whose cast at various points included Delta Burke, Shannon Tweed, O.J. Simpson and, for a season — as an ex-con quarterback calling himself Johnny Gunn — a young Meloni. (Here’s the opening credits for that season.) As a result of that and a few other sitcom roles immediately after, I thought of him as a comedy guy and was thrown when he would pop up playing intense dramatic roles in the ‘90s on shows like “NYPD Blue,” “Homicide” and, for a long and memorable stretch, “Oz,” HBO’s first original dramatic series, in which Meloni »
- Alan Sepinwall
TBS has picked up a second season of their original sitcom, Ground Floor. The office comedy debuted in November and wrapped its first season in January. Season two, which will also have 10 episodes, will start airing later this year.
Here's the official press release:
TBS has renewed its new sitcom hit Ground Floor for a second season. Created by Emmy(R) nominees Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Clone High) and Greg Malins (2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother), the series stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) and John C. McGinley (Scrubs). Lawrence, Jeff Ingold (upcoming Surviving Jack, Undateable) and Jeff Astrof (The New Adventures of Old Christine) serve as executive producers on Ground Floor, which is being produced for TBS by »
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