Daniel Frankel

Faison On ‘Scrubs’: “It Really Is A New Show”

“It really is a new show,” says actor Donald Faison, describing ABC’s overhauled comedy ‘Scrubs,’ which will kick off its ninth season with a retooled cast and tweaked story arcs Tuesday at 9 p.m. For his part, Faison says the decision to return full time to his character, Dr. Christopher Turk — series co-star Zach […]

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‘Modern Family’ Star Having The Time Of His Young Life

It has taken only a few short months for most of us to love ‘Modern Family’s’ 11-year-old Colombian-American schoolboy, Manny, an intrepid, huge-hearted romantic following the, er, passionate footsteps of his mother. So it’s no surprise that a brief interview with the 11-year-old actor who plays Manny, Texas’ own Rico Rodriguez, quickly reveals a charming, […]

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Ratings Report Card: CMA’s Make Sweet Music This Week

Finally, with baseball out of the way, and key shows like ‘House’ back on the schedule, order was restored last week. The usually dominant were dominant as usual, with ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘NCIS’ and ‘House’ all finishing atop the ratings. Meanwhile, ABC saw its miniseries-remake sensation ‘V’ cool down considerably in week two, but any grief […]

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ABC Yanks ‘Hank’

ABC has canceled the Kelsey Grammer comedy ‘Hank.’ Network sources confirmed Wednesday that the 10th episode of the series, which wrapped Monday evening on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., will be the series last installment. Starring Grammer as a former Wall Street high-flyer cut down to a more humanized size, the show averaged […]

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‘Lopez Tonight’ Hits 3.2 Million Debut

If the goal was to take on Jay, Conan and Dave, a lot of work still needs to be done. About 3.2 million viewers tuned into Monday night’s premiere of ‘Lopez Tonight.’ That’s a decent-sized audience, comparable to, say, the 4 million-plus viewers ‘Letterman’ averages, but it’s probably not one that ‘Lopez’ can be maintained […]

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George Lopez Starts Nightly Party

There’s been a stir recently about the new diversity in late-night, with three comedians of varied ethnic and social backgrounds, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Monique, each simultaneously launching talk shows. However, for those who are interested in truly seeing the long-dominant hegemony of Jay, David and Conan actually challenged, ‘Lopez Tonight,’ which premieres tonight […]

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The Ultra-Green Lifestyle Of Ed Begley Jr.

As impact-makers in Hollywood go, Ed Begley Jr. ranks way down there. And that’s just the way he likes it. Indeed, environmental footprint-wise, they don’t step any lighter than Begley, who is in the midst of shooting season three of his Planet Green nonfiction series, ‘Living with Ed (Wednesday at 9 PM ET),’ which profiles […]

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