Welcome to another set of complete reviews in which I attempt to prattle on about two of the most famous Joss Whedon creations: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Angel (1999-2004).
On the surface of it, a TV series franchise stemming from a so-so movie about a teenage girl who stakes vampires doesn't inspire much confidence. In 1992, the film, Buffy The Vampire Slayer pitted Kristy Swanson as the eponymous heroine against a mean old vampire king called Lothos and his motley crew of blood-sucking fiends. The movie didn't exactly set the world ablaze, staked by lukewarm reviews and moderate box office takings.
Writer Joss Whedon was nothing if not persistent though. Translating the original concept to the small screen was something of a gamble, given the tepid reactions to the preceding film. How could it possibly work?
And yet, sixteen years later, Buffy is still a huge phenomenon. Seven seasons were produced.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will recognize Principal Flutie as Mrs. Wolowitz’s new man. TVLine reported the casting of Ken Lerner as Dr. Schneider, a dentist. And just to be clear,
According to EW, Colbert will guest star on the NBC sitcom as Broccoli Rob, a member of Andy's (Ed Helms) Cornell a capella group. Look for Colbert to pop up in the Halloween episode (Thurs., Oct. 25).
Colbert is just the latest "The Daily Show" veteran to pop up on "The Office." Both Helms and former "Office" boss Steve Carell are "Daily Show" veterans. Colbert's non-"Colbert Report" credits include "Strangers With Candy," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and voice work on "Saturday Night Live."
In other casting news ...
"The Artist" actress Missi Pyle will guest star on "1600 Penn." Pyle will play a Secret Service agent in the NBC comedy. [TV Guide]
"Greek" actor Jake McDorman will guest star on "Shameless." McDorman will play Mike, Fiona's boss. [THR]
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Ken Lerner will guest on "The Big Bang Theory." Lerner will play a love interest for Mrs.
Ken Lerner — whose character, Flutie, was memorably eaten alive by hyena-possessed students on the Vampire Slayer series — will guest-star on Season 6 of the hit CBS comedy, TVLine has learned.
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The actor will play Mrs. Wolowitz’s dentist boyfriend, Dr. Schneider. And even though Howard’s mom (voiced by Carol Ann Susi) famously remains offscreen, she won’t be able to keep her nascent relationship under wraps from her son. Rather, he finds
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