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Catching Up With Meredith Baxter

8 July 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Meredith Baxter has been a TV star since 1972 when she starred in a CBS series called Bridget Loves Birney. She went on to become beloved sitcom Mom Elyse Keaton in the long running Family Ties and then followed that by starring in (and sometimes producing) a string of successful TV movies. (My Breast, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story and many more.)

Baxter’s successful career belied a sometimes turbulent personal life. She battled through breast cancer, domestic violence and alcoholism and even navigated a late-in-life realization that she was a lesbian.

We caught up with the actress to discuss her life today as well as her highly anticipated new series, MTV’s Finding Carter, which premieres tonight at 10/9c

TheBacklot: You came out in 2009 and married your longtime partner last year. Any reactions from your family, your friends or your fans either to the marriage or coming out that surprised you? »

- Dennis Ayers

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Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Actor: Jim Parsons, Louis Ck ...?

3 July 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jim Parsons looks likely to tie the record for most Comedy Actor wins at the Emmys, as he leads our odds to pick up his fourth prize this year for "The Big Bang Theory." However, he faces strong challenges from Emmy darling Louis C.K. ("Louie") and recent Golden Globe champ Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine").  -Break- Will Matthew McConaughey continue McConaissance at Emmys? Discuss this year's race with our savvy forum posters After reading our overview, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10. Frontrunners Parsons has won three of his previous five bids (2010, 2011, 2013). A fourth win would tie him with three funny fellows -- Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family," 1972, 1977 - 1979); Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties, 1986 - 198..." »

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Jim Parsons 'astounded' at Emmys for 'Big Bang' and 'intensity' of 'The Normal Heart' (Exclusive Video)

17 June 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

If Jim Parsons claims Best Comedy Actor at this year's Emmys for his work as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" he will be tied for most wins in that race with Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City"). In our recent webcam chat (watch below), he readily said, "I'm still astounded a third one happened. -Break- As he elaborated: "Part of me is still astounded a first one ever happened. It's such a wonderful part of the journey with this TV show. This would be a wonderful journey if we never got to go to the Emmys. The show has been successful, and people really enjoy it. But the added perc of getting to go to this celebration of television... is really hard to put words to." Which "Big Bang Theory" episode should Jim Parsons submit to Emmy judges? »

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Join our live Emmy chat with Jim Parsons ('Big Bang Theory,' 'Normal Heart') this Monday

15 June 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Monday afternoon, we'll talk with Jim Parsons about a pair of Emmy-contending performances: as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" and Tommy Boatwright in the HBO film "The Normal Heart." Join us for our live chat on June 16, at 12:00pm Pt/3:00pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- How many of 'The Normal Heart' supporting actors will earn Emmy nominations? (Poll) Parsons is already a three-time Emmy champ having prevailed as Best Comedy Actor in 2010, 2011, and 2013.  If he wins again this year he'll tie the all-time record in the category currently held by  Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"),  Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City").  And he could win yet another prize on Emmy night, Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, thanks to his role as AIDS activist and sel »

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'Suits' postmortem: Creator Aaron Korsh on the season 4 premiere, what's next

11 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched Suits’ season 4 premiere, stop reading now. Creator Aaron Korsh takes us inside the row between Harvey and Mike, the introduction of multiple new characters, and what’s to come. 

Entertainment Weekly: In our walk-up to the premiere, you said the plan wasn’t always to put Mike and Harvey at odds, which they are now that Harvey’s had to side with a client who’s plotting a hostile takeover over of the same company Mike’s investment banking firm has its eyes on.

Aaron Korsh: We always knew Mike would be a client of Harvey’s. »

- Mandi Bierly

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'Suits' creator Aaron Korsh teases season 4 premiere: Harvey and Mike go toe-to-toe

11 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

If you’ve seen the promo for Suits’ season 4 premiere (airing June 11 at 9 p.m. Et on USA), you know it doesn’t take long for Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) to find themselves at odds now that Mike has left Pearson Specter to become an investment banker at a startup company that retains Harvey as its lawyer. That wasn’t always the plan. “We did think Mike was going to be a client of Harvey’s and they were going to be on the same side, but when I heard those , they felt flat to me, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Summer sitcom rewind: 'The Cosby Show' - 'Theo's Holiday'

11 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. Last week, we did a "NewsRadio" double feature, and today we're going to talk about one of my favorite episodes of "The Cosby Show," called "Theo's Holiday," coming up just as soon as my corporate headquarters has 49 floors but no phone... Periodically throughout the latter half of the 20th century, various TV genres would be declared dead and buried. Some of them actually stayed dead, more or less, like the Western, while others lay fallow, waiting for the right show to bring the public mood back to it. In the early '80s, the sitcom was the genre being put out to pasture, falling behind dramas of various stripes, from the lofty ambitions of "Hill Street Blues" and "St. Elsewhere" to the soapy environs of "Dallas" and "Dynasty" to the comedy/drama/action mix of "Magnum, P.I. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Pride and Glory

4 June 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Family ties reach breaking point when New York detective Edward Norton is ordered by his father - police chief Jon Voight - to investigate the killing of four officers from his brother’s unit. Corruption is to blame - and volatile brother-in-law Colin Farrell is at its dirty core. Armed with a solid cast and co-written by Joe ‘Smokin’ Aces’ Carnahan, this muscular crime drama treads a morally thin blue line. »

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New Suits Season 4 New SEC Investigator To Arrive For Action,New Details

28 May 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the "Suits" season 4 folks have hired veteran actor, Neal McDonough (left), to come on and play a new SEC investigator, named Sean Cahill. He'll be a recurring fixture on the show. Sean Cahill is described as being a bulldog who goes toe-to-toe with everyone at Pearson Specter when Eric Woodall (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) tasks him with uncovering wrongdoing at the firm. Neal McDonough's acting credits includes previous roles in Justified, Mob City ,and Desperate Housewives. He joins other new cast additions: Michael Gross (Family Ties), Brendan Hines (Lie to Me), Db Woodside (24) ,and Melanie Papalia (The Newsroom, Aliens in America). Season 4 is set to debut on Wednesday night, June 11th at 9pm on the USA network. Stay tuned. »

- Chris

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Trailer: Tina Fey and Jason Bateman’s Family Ties

28 May 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In This Is Where I Leave You, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll play siblings reunited for their father’s funeral. They’re convinced by their mother, played by Jane Fonda, to fulfill the pater familias’ final wish for them to sit Shivah for a week, ensuring that they’ll all have to confront their life problems instead of heading back into them immediately. The trailer is filled with the typical elements of a dramedy: broken lives, personality problems, recognition of life’s messiness, potential new beginnings and smiling reconciliations. It also has Driver stealing scenes and Timothy Olyphant looking like a tennis pro. Check it out for yourself: The biggest surprise is that it’s directed by Shawn Levy. That would be tough to guess from the trailer alone (other than the title screen), but it does seem like a natural evolution from the “reconnecting family” motifs of Night at the Museum and »

- Scott Beggs

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7 Question With … Tia Mowry-Hardrict of “Instant Mom”

6 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her identical twin sister, Tamera, had their own hit TV show Sister, Sister, and were two of the ’90s’ hottest child stars. Now all grown up, married and a mother, Mowry-Hardrict plays vivacious stepmom Stephanie Phillips in the Nickelodeon family comedy Instant Mom, airing Thursdays. In a special Mother’s Day episode airing on May 8, Mowry-Hardrict shared screen time with television’s most iconic mothers — Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Jackée Harry (Sister, Sister), Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) — and an iconic TV sister, Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show). Working with such … Continue reading →

The post 7 Question With … Tia Mowry-Hardrict of “Instant Mom” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

23 April 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette. The film opens with 9-year-old Coco singing a song of McDaid's. Later, she briefly appears to spray her father, Arquette, with a hose. As a proud mother, it's Cox's favorite scene. "I couldn't have cut that out," said Cox, who acknowledges their family dynamics are unusually friendly. "If I needed four seconds, that would be the last four seconds to go." Cox will premiere the film, "Just Before I Go," on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's the first stab at feature-film directing for the 49-year-old TV star, who readied herself for the opportunity by directing a short, a Lifetime movie and 10 episodes of her TBS sitcom "Cougar Town." "Just Before I Go »

- AP

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Crosspost: The Time of Her Life

23 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Crossposted with permission from DGA Quarterly. Lee Shallat Chemel was recently directing an episode of the critically acclaimed single-camera comedy The Middle when it suddenly dawned on her how she could squeeze more laughs from a sight gag. It involved a chain of books falling like dominos, culminating with a copy of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea dropping into a character's waiting hands. The setup was designed to be filmed with a wide shot, but Chemel realized that the bit with the actor at the end should be a surprise. "I wanted it to be tighter," she says about her decision to have the camera pan along the row of cascading books and end with a reveal of the actor. "That way it will have more punch." When Chemel opts to rethink a shot, it's a decision with more than 30 years of experience as a director behind it. »

- Margy Rochlin

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USA Summer Premieres: ‘Suits,’ ‘Graceland,’ ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Covert Affairs’ Return (Video)

23 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

USA Network has unveiled the premiere dates for four returning series and two new ones. In June, viewers can look forward to the return of “Suits,” “Graceland,” “Royal Pains” and “Covert Affairs. Then on July 17, USA will debut two new drama series: “Rush” and “Satisfaction.” Also read: ‘Family Ties’ Alum Michael Gross Joins USA's ‘Suits’ “Rush” comes from Fox 21 and “Warm Bodies” writer-director Jonathan Levine. It stars Tom Ellis, who played Robin Hood on ABC's “Once Upon a Time,” as Dr. Williams Rush, a physician and “medical fixer” who caters to L.A.'s rich and famous. A hard-partying guy himself, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Hollywood Sex Ring: Who Are the Latest Alleged Abusers

21 April 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Egan — the man who's suing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually abusing him when he was a minor — filed lawsuits against show-business notables Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard on Monday. In the interest of bringing readers up to speed, here is a breakdown on the latest men accused in the budding Hollywood sex-ring scandal: Garth Ancier: Ancier's decades-long career in television began in the late '70s, when he came aboard NBC Entertainment as a program associate. Eventually, he would supervise the production of hits such as “The Cosby Show,” “Cheers” and “Family Ties.” Also read: Bryan Singer. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Mrs. Brady, Mrs. C, and more classic TV mothers gather on 'Instant Mom' -- Exclusive Photos

21 April 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Instant Mom isn’t going the flowers-and-brunch route to celebrate Mother’s Day next month: The Nick at Nite comedy has signed up classic TV matriarchs Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Marion Ross (Happy Days), and Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) to guest-star in its May 8 episode. To sweeten the cookie jar, they’re also including Jackée Harry — who played Instant Mom star Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s adoptive mother on Sister, Sister — as well as a famous TV daughter, Tempest Bledsoe (The Cosby Show).

You can sneak your first glimpse at the mother of all Instant Mom episodes in the photos above and below. »

- Dan Snierson

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New Suits Season 4 Bringing On New Struggling DVD Businessman For Action,New Details

10 April 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

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. »

- Andre

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New Suits Season 4 Totally In The Works,Plus New Spoilers Already Dished Out

10 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

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, »

- Andre

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‘Family Ties’ Alum Michael Gross Joins USA's ‘Suits’

8 April 2014 6:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Big 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

8 April 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

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

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