12 items from 2012
Chicago – I wasn’t a big fan of “Last Man Standing” when it premiered over a year ago but it looks like a landmark program when compared to the vastly inferior new sitcom with which it has been paired, the new “Malibu Country” with Reba (who apparently goes by one name now) and Lily Tomlin. Both shows hearken back to the old-fashioned Tgif brand of programming, complete with laugh tracks and borderline offensive cliches. Do you miss “According to Jim” and “My Wife and Kids”? ABC has a couple of shows for you.
And I don’t mean that to sound as cynical or negative as it might. The fact is that sitcoms have come a long way in the last decade and what used to be passable in the genre looks cliched now. I have no problem with a well-done family sitcom (“The Middle” borders on being a great »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The "Paranormal Activity" movies are credited with taking the terror out of art-directed dungeons and dilapidated bathrooms and putting it right smack dab in the middle of our bedrooms. The "Saw" series raised a white flag of surrender after "Paranormal Activity" took most of the Halloween box office dollars in 2009, bringing an end to Jigsaw's legacy and returning us to the land of lo-fi horror.
Since then, the "Paranormal" series has become something of its own "Saw"-sized franchise, with the fourth installment set to hit theaters this Friday. Somewhat unfortunately (though probably inevitably), the more this decades-spanning haunted house tale expands and explains its increasingly silly mythology, the less scary and interesting it becomes — though we have to give props to the producers for maintaining the low-budget, "found footage" aesthetic that the first film incorporated so brilliantly.
Here's a refresher on all the bumps in the night (and, sometimes, »
- Bryan Enk
Tim Allen's family sitcom Last Man Standing has found a UK home on Sky1. TV schedules have revealed that Allen's new series will launch on Tuesday, October 2 with a double bill at 6pm. The series will then be stripped across weeknights in the 6pm timeslot. Co-starring Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever, the show follows Mike Baxter (Allen), a director of marketing at an outdoor sporting goods store, whose home life is dominated by his wife and (more) »
- By Alex Fletcher
Alexandra Krosney has departed ABC sitcom Last Man Standing. The recently-renewed comedy stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, an old-fashioned male whose world is dominated by women. Krosney played Baxter's eldest daughter Kristin in the first season but will not return to the series, according to TVLine. The actress is said to have been let go "for creative reasons" and the role of Vanessa will now be recast for season two. Nancy Travis (Three Men and a Baby), Molly Ephraim (Paranormal (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
On the ABC comedy series Last Man Standing, actor Tim Allen (Home Improvement) plays Mike Baxter, world voyager and one daredevil of a marketing director who must spend more time in his female-dominated household after his wife (Nancy Travis) receives a promotion at work. Not the best at finding common ground with 20-year-old Kristin (Alexandra Krosney), who’s trying to raise her own son, celeb-obsessed Mandy (Molly Ephraim) and sporty Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), his old-fashioned, hot-headed ways create all kinds of friction for the family. During a recent visit to the set, Tim Allen (best known as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story features and shorts) talked about how much of what’s on the show resonates with his own life as a dad, what it’s like to work with girls this time instead of the boys his character on Home Improvement had, whether being an outdoorsman comes naturally for him, »
- Christina Radish
Watch a clip from Kim's guest appearance on the Feb. 7 episode! Kim Kardashian may not have been able to save Tim Allen's ABC comedy Last Man Standing from being criminally unfunny, but she was able to do exactly what she does best: She got totally mobbed by crazed fans! In this clip from the Feb. 7 episode, Mandy (Molly Ephraim) literally jumps over a table to get a hug from Kim -- and things don't quite go according to plan. Watch Kim's appearance on Last Man Standing below, then vote: Do you think Kim should get her own scripted show?
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- HL Staff
Kim Kardashian appeared on ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" last night ... but the role wasn't much of a stretch.The reality TV star played herself on the show, where overzealous fan Mandy Baxter (played by series regular Molly Ephraim) trips on her during a book signing.Kim poked fun at herself during the episode, later visiting Mandy's house because her producers thought it would be a good idea for the reality show.Te show also referenced her failed marriage to Kris Humphries, with Mandy telling Kim "You don't understand what I've been though, I've been publicly humiliated, do you even know what that's like?"Kardashian actually did a pretty good job with the material, a good sign considering she'll also be acting in Tyler Perry's upcoming flick, "The Marriage Counselor."Check out more reality TV stars who have tried out acting in the gallery below: Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Everybody’s favorite reality television star, Kim Kardashian, has a cameo in next Tuesday’s episode of Last Man Standing, titled “Tree of Strife.” As far as I can tell, her role is limited to a single scene wherein she plays herself. Not exactly the most riveting cameo, but it has a purpose and it serves it well. Unfortunately, the success of the cameo has little to do with Kardashian in my opinion. Any celebrity could have done it and the effect would have been the same.
E! Online had a video of Kardashian’s cameo, which we’ve embedded below. As you can see, Kardashian is making a public appearance in the Last Man Standing universe and Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is waiting in line like a mad animal. I can totally relate to her insane excitement. I get that way every time I see Jensen Ackles strolling through Vancouver. »
- Brody Gibson
Surprise! ABC is adding a whole lotta woman to the already female-heavy show Last Man Standing (we're sure Tim Allen doesn't mind) by having Kim Kardashian guest star on next Tuesday's episode, "Tree of Strife." So was her character's role extremely challenging?! Well, she plays herself, so it couldn't have been that challenging. Whether it's pivotal, well, that's on you, but per usual, K.K. brings the glamour to the small screen, and that has some people super excited. Mandy Baxter (Molly Ephraim) finally gets to meet her idol (Kardashian) at a book signing, and when asked for her name, she blurts out, "Fandy, I'm your biggest »
Kim Kardashian will make a guest appearance on Last Man Standing. The reality star will play herself on an episode of the Tim Allen comedy airing in February, confirms The Hollywood Reporter. The storyline centres on reality TV addict Mandy (Molly Ephraim), who happens to run into Kardashian while out in Los Angeles. Kardashian follows in the footsteps of Nick Jonas, who made a guest appearance on the show just before Christmas playing the father of Kristin's (Alexandra (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Perhaps hoping to distract from the wave of controversy surrounding the quick dissolution of her marriage to New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries last month, reality star/"actress" Kim Kardashian will be guest-starring on ABC's hit freshman series "Last Man Standing" starring Tim Allen in an episode to air sometime in February. Kardashian will be playing...well, herself, in a storyline that will have Allen's reality TV-obsessed daughter Mandy (Molly Ephraim) unexpectedly running into the tabloid magnet. Super-hilarious shenanigans ensue. The news was broken by TVLine. This isn't the first time Kardashian has set her sights on actual acting (as opposed to the »
- HitFix Staff
3 January 2012 3:33 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Kim Kardashian is headed into the scripted game. The reality television star will make a guest appearance on ABC's Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Photos: 2011's Biggest Rule Breakers Kim Kardashian, Netflix's Reed Hastings, Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher Kardashian, newly single, will be playing herself in an episode scheduled to air some time in February, as TV Line first reported. The episode sees reality TV addict Mandy (Molly Ephraim) running into her idol, Kardashian. In November, ABC officially ordered a full season of the freshman half-hour sitcom, which marked Allen's return to the
- Philiana Ng
12 items from 2012
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