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According to a recent report from TV Line, the Suits season 4 folks have casts former Family Ties dad star, Michael Gross (left), to show up and portray a struggling DVD businessman, named Walter Gillis. Walter is described as being a down-to-earth founder of a groundbreaking DVD distribution company, and is going to find himself fending off takeover bids while he tries to keep his business solvent. Walter is going to be a recurring character, so we'll be seeing him a few times at least. Michael Gross' other acting credits includes previous roles in Last Man Standing, CSI ,and How I Met Your Mother. »
Hey "Suits" peeps. Yep, we're happy to tell you that you guys can totally crack open a bottle of wine to celebrate a new season 4 of Suits as the show was actually renewed way back in October 2013, according to the folks at TV Line. Season 4 is set to air another 16 episodes that will start up in the Fall 2014. USA Network President, Chris McCumber, chimed in with wonderful things to say, stating: "As a leading cable drama, Suits is at the top of its game and continues to grow in the key demographics, drawing a passionate, young and loyal audience. Series creator, Aaron Korsh, consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season." As promised, a season 4 spoiler tease has already been revealed. It turns out that the show is bringing on Former Family Ties' Dad actor, Michael Gross, to play character ,Walter Gillis, »
Michael Gross is “Suit”-ing up. Gross, known as liberal dad Steven Keaton from the classic sitcom “Family Ties,” has signed on for a recurring guest role on the upcoming fourth season of USA's “Suits.” See video: ‘Suits’ Sneak Peek: Harvey Battles His Law School Nemesis Gross, whose more recent roles include parts in “CSI,” “Last Man Standing” and “Psych,” will play Walter Gillis, the down-to-earth founder of a groundbreaking DVD distribution company. As he works to keep his business solvent, he finds himself fending off multiple takeover bids. Series star Patrick J. Adams posted a photo of himself with Gross on Instagram. »
- Tim Kenneally
Though Tom Hanks had been around the block several times before Big hit, it’s the movie that really launched him into a top spot in the cultural consciousness. The awesome, but short-lived, Bosom Buddies managed to get Hanks some guest spots on shows like Family Ties, and 1984 kicked off a string off films that, while perhaps loved by some, didn’t exactly serve to rocket anyone to stardom – Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit. 1988′s Big put Hanks on the map in a big way, and audiences were taken by the charm, depth, and overall impressive abilities Hanks displayed in the film. This carried him through a few years of what we have to now hope were contractual obligation films (Joe vs. The Volcano, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch), to the point that Hanks managed A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, »
- Marc Eastman
And Donner has also revealed that all of the original cast from the cult 1985 movie will "hopefully" be reprising their roles. Relieve your childhood by taking a fond look back at the young stars from the adventure movie - and find out what they have gone on to do since below:
Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.
The 43-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Astin also played Lynn McGill in hit Fox TV series 24, provides the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's TV version »
Feature Louisa Mellor Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:55
Who’s that? What did she just say? Wait, he’s English? Here are the things we don’t admit when watching acclaimed TV shows…
Omission makes the world go round. Without the art of keeping things to ourselves, most social interactions would disintegrate within seconds. Too much soul-baring honesty would snap the taut bonds that keep us all from running screaming through the Toby Carvery of a Sunday lunchtime jabbing family members with corn-on-the-cob prongs. We’re a tightly wound, insular people, the British. It takes court injunctions and Jeremy Kyle to prise loose our secrets.
Every so often though, it does us good to share. It’s cathartic to confess, between friends, that we’re sometimes a little bit lacking or dim. In the spirit of honesty and self-improvement then, here are the things we’d rather not admit to »
Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp.
The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon the reruns of “Step by Step,” “Family Ties” and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” in favor of originals designed to lure kids and families together. The first step in that effort is “Parents Don’t Just Understand,” a 22-episode reality series from Endemol’s 51 Minds Entertainment hosted by Joey Fatone that is slated to debut in the fall. The series will let kids and parents get a peek at what it’s like to live inside each other’s shoes.
- Brian Steinberg
As with Sunday night's "Lost" panel, I stepped in to do a little TV duty this week and attended tonight's "Parks and Recreation" panel at the PaleyFest. I'm not sure there's a group of characters that I like spending time with each week as much as the "Parks" group right now. Pawnee has taken its place right alongside Springfield as one of the most fully-realized comedy communities in TV history. Each year, we learn more about the people of Pawnee and we learn more about the main characters and we just plain dig deeper into the roiling cauldron of weird that is headed up by the great Leslie Knope, played by the also-great Amy Poehler. After a very spirited round of interviews on the red carpet, I headed upstairs where they were just starting to screen this Thursday's new episode, "Galentine's Day." After this, there are only six more episodes this year, »
- Drew McWeeny
The Internet was abuzz Sunday morning with news of the deaths of former Seinfeld star Wayne Knight and Family Ties actor Brian Bonsall. Turns out, both were hoaxes. In the case of Knight, best known as Newman from Seinfeld, pranksters launched a parody TMZ site, TMZ.today, where it was "reported" that he had been killed and two passengers injured "after their vehicle slammed into a disabled semi-tractor-trailer late Saturday night along Route 446 near the Pennsylvania-New York state border in Eldred Township." Story: Secret 'Seinfeld' Project Finally Revealed During Super Bowl A fake Us Weekly
- Kimberly Nordyke
As stars continue to be inspired by the movie almost 20 years on, we take a fond look back at the cast and what they went on to do after Clueless:
Alicia Silverstone (Cher Horowitz)
Prior to Clueless, Silverstone's credits included ABC comedy-drama The Wonder Years and a number of Aerosmith videos. The film propelled her to further fame, and she went on to star in Joel Schumacher's 1997 movie Batman & Robin, crime-comedy Excess Baggage (1997) with Benicio Del Toro and Christopher Walken, and romantic drama Blast from the Past (1999) opposite Brendan Fraser. »
Not Rated, 1 Hr., 39 Mins.
Director Yuval Adler’s Israeli import is a slow-burn police procedural set in the West Bank, where a Jewish agent (Tsahi Halevy) forms a fatherly bond with the younger brother (Shadi Mar’i) of a Palestinian militant. Family ties and clan loyalty are put to the test as the confused teenager questions whom he can trust. The answer, sadly, is no one. B —Chris Nashawaty
The Face of Love
PG-13, 1 Hr., 32 Mins.
If Hitchcock’s Vertigo were ever turned into a Lifetime movie, you’d end up with something like this far-fetched story »
- EW staff
Forgetting stars in the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment is almost as much a tradition as the fashion and speeches. But which stars missed out on live Oscars broadcast in 2014? Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, Sarah Jones and Tom Clancy are among those not memorialized on TV.
Thanks to the Internet, the 86th Academy Awards can claim to honor just about everyone in film who died. Still, there's a bit of a slight felt by fans of those deemed unworthy for the telecast. Here are some of the biggest names left out of the video:
Jonathan Winters -- Died: April 11, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming," "The Smurfs"Gary David Goldberg -- Died: June 22, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Must Love Dogs," sitcoms from "Family Ties" to "Spin City"Cory Monteith -- Died: July 13, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Glee, »
Costume’s big week.
Every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners
We featured this lovely infographic by Mediarun on our Facebook page. Roll on Sunday!
Good article on the classic film by Pamela Hutchinson, including a telling quote summing up just how little Audrey Hepburn really understood about costume design: “His (Givenchy) are the only clothes on which I am myself.”
Bobi Garland is Director of the Research Library and Costume Archive at Western Costume. You are about to find out why she is indispensible to the industry.
Costume Designers Guild Awards
Ladies and gentlemen, the winners.
An enthralling theory on the true identity of Andy’s Mum. It involves hats…
Screening Style: Costume, Cinema and Performance
A ‘Symposium on approaches to the study of costume design, Lancaster University, 15 March 2014’. Sounds good. Would like to have been involved in this.
- Lord Christopher Laverty
After the surprising news that "Heroes" will be coming back with a 13-episode event series titled "Heroes Reborn," it's game on for bringing shows back from the dead. After all, does anyone remember what "Heroes" was like toward the end of its original run? Not exactly something you'd be itching to see brought back to life.
With that in mind, here are five shows we would love to see revived and given a bit of an updated spin by NBC, be it by remake or continuation.
This time around, it's about a gay couple who, back in college, when they were both still in the closet, slept with the same woman. Now said woman has died and left her 13-year-old daughter to this couple that is used to their lives as fashionable DINKs (double income, no kids) -- but which one is the father. Dick Butkus »
The Following, Season 2, Episode 4
Written by Brett Mahoney
Directed by Marcos Siega
Airs Mondays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
“Scars make people more interesting”
Family seems to be the driving force of The Following this season. There’s Mark and Luke’s (Sam Underwood) unhealthy obsession with a proper family, Emma (Valorie Curry) has always desired a place where she belonged, and Lily (Connie Nielsen) has created a family for herself, all of whom seem as transfixed with Joe (James Purefoy) as she is.
The Following has been on a roll this season. It’s been quick, smart, dark, and witty. In a lot of ways (with all the followers split up, Ryan struggling with the loss of Claire, and Joe slowly coming out of hiding), this is a rewrite for the show. So far it’s been working exceptionally well. “Family Affair”, though, is a misstep. It seems like filler, »
Many of us are burned out on endless remakes of shows and movies we once loved. In a way, the entertainment industry thrives on this form of syndication. We put up with remakes that are terrible, for whatever reason, television seems to have a difficult time rewriting shows. With the exception of shows that are technically ongoing, such as Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and every soap opera that airs before 3pm, older TV shows end up being abysmal misfires when they try to make a comeback.
Good examples include V and Knight Rider, two beloved shows from the 80s that didn’t catch on when they were remade in recent years. Of course, there are better shows from the 80s that deserve a victory lap, and we’re confident that their return would be fan fulfilment to the highest degree…if done correctly. »
- Jon Negroni
After crawling through 15 depressingly low-rated episodes of its first season, The Michael J. Fox Show, once viewed as NBC’s most promising new fall sitcom, has been yanked off the air.
The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters the show faced an “uphill battle” at last month’s Television Critics Association press tour. He noted considerable disappointment with the show’s ratings, which at the time had dropped to an all-time low .6 in the key adults 18-49 demographic. Given how The Michael J. Fox Show was hyped as the Family Ties and Spin City actor’s triumphant return to television, Greenblatt was certainly expecting much more.
The Michael J. Fox Show‘s cancellation comes just a few weeks after NBC dropped the cancellation axe on fellow sitcom Sean Saves the World, a similarly anticipated comedy that completely tanked in the ratings. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Update: Michael J. Fox’s TV hot streak seems to have ended: The Michael J. Fox Show has been pulled from the NBC schedule and replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Night, EW confirmed Wednesday night.
The actor, who was on Family Ties in the ’80s and Spin City in the late ’90s, hasn’t yet made it through one season of his anticipated return to television; 15 of the show’s 22 episodes have played so far, and there’s no word yet when or if the rest will air. Sean Saves the World, which NBC had already announced was canceled, »
- Katie Atkinson
Michael J. Fox’s return to the small screen is over. At least for now. NBC has pulled “The Michael J. Fox Show” from its Thursday night schedule. ”Hollywood Game Night” will air in place of the series, which also starred “Breaking Bad” alum Betsy Brandt, in the network’s Thursday-night slate. Also read: Jason Bateman-Produced Comedy Pilot Ordered by NBC Production on all 22 episodes of the season has wrapped, with 15 episodes already airing. The remaining episodes will air at some point in the future. Also read: TCA: Michael J. Fox – ‘We All Get Our Own Parkinson’s’ The series, »
- Tim Kenneally
Michael J. Fox’s return to television appears to have been short-lived. NBC has yanked the struggling comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show” from its Thursday lineup, effectively pulling the series from its schedule after 15 episodes.
“Hollywood Game Night” will take its place in the Thursday slot beginning Feb. 27. The Winter Olympics will air on the first three Thursdays of the month.
NBC shot a total of 22 episodes of the half-hour Fox skein this past year, but it never caused much of a ratings ripple. In its final Thursday airing, on Jan. 23, “Michael J. Fox” pulled a mere 0.7 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers overall.
It was believed that NBC might stick with “Michael J. Fox” a bit longer, »
- Variety Staff
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