Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
1985: Finola Hughes debuted as Anna Devane on General Hospital.
1987: Jack Deveraux first appeared on Days of our Lives.
2008: All My Children's Jesse remembered his late friend Jenny."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"
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1957: On As the World Turns, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Pa (Santos Ortega) discussed John Hughes, who ran away from the Hughes farm 18 years earlier.
One of the stars of the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie, where he plays Deadshot, Christian Slater says that he could see himself transitioning to an actual villain to the squad in a live action film.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Slater said: “I think it’s up to the studios and decisions that they make, but I certainly would be open to that concept and that idea. I would certainly want it to be a character that I could identify with. I think the best characters are the one that even when they are seemingly, quote-unquote the bad guy, you can sort of identify and understand and relate to them in some way. You can kind of get a grasp of what their point of view is,
This week’s question: What’s a show you enjoy (or have enjoyed more in the past) that has had a good run, but it’s high time it wrapped up and ended?
(This is inspired by the adorable “New Girl,” which kicks off its final season on Tuesday this week.)
Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine
Someone please stick a screwdriver into the head of “The Walking Dead.” It’s done everything it needs to do and has been excellent at most of it. But my god, enough. And this is coming from someone who watched “Desperate Housewives,” “Glee,” “Teen Wolf,” and “Pretty Little Liars” all the way to their finales.
As admirable as Rick’s crusade to keep hope alive amid all of the sweatiness, no one has come up with an antidote,
Unfortunately for “Ally McBeal,” it was never nominated again and only four hour-long shows since have been nominated for the top honor: “Desperate Housewives” (2005), “Ugly Betty” (2007), “Glee” and “Orange Is the New Black” (2014). It’s Emmy voters’ predilection for traditional half-hour comedies that has 24 percent of our readers thinking that “Mrs. Maisel”’s length will be its downfall.. After all, following the “Orange” placement controversy in 2014, the TV academy ruled that 30-minute shows will automatically be comedies and 60-minute shows will automatically be dramas unless a petition is filed (“Mrs. Maisel” did that and was approved).
See ‘The Marvelous Mrs.
In the absence of “Veep,” “Mrs. Maisel” is currently in second place in our Emmy odds behind “Atlanta.” Coming off a strong awards run with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Producers Guild Awards earlier this year, it has four Experts and five Editors picking it to take home the Emmy. Its eight-episode first season would make it the second shortest season to win Best Comedy Series after “The Wonder Years,” but you can argue that it
According to Deadline, the 51-year-old Friday Night Lights and Nashville actress will be portraying Newell in the two-season Dirty John series on Bravo. Not only that, but the series has also found its titular Dirty John: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword's Eric Bana! We have no doubt the Australian actor will bring the perfect blend of charm and creepiness to the role. As far as what's happening behind the scenes, the series
This week’s question: What is the most surprising TV show hit of a show that you didn’t think would do well?
(This is inspired in part by the “Roseanne” revival but is not confined to just ratings success. Basically, you expected something to do poorly or at best, just Ok, but instead viewers went nuts or it became part of the pop culture conversation.)
Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com
As soon as I saw Shaun’s mental diagrams pop up in the pilot episode of “The Good Doctor,” I thought it would be laughed into a quick cancellation and never spoken of again. Well, I was a dummy.
Many in the TV industry expressed shock at news of the death of Patmore Gibbs, the head of Sony’s TriStar Television banner who died suddenly on Thursday morning. She was 50.
Rhimes, director Paris Barclay and others took to social media to pay tribute to the executive who championed series ranging from “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “Desperate Housewives” to “The Blacklist,
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