Set Decorators Use Decor to Flesh Out Characters

By Kim Cook Our rooms speak volumes about us, and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can say. Using colors, accessories and telling details, set decorators help flesh out a character, whether it’s a working-class stiff in a worn-in apartment or a wealthy doyenne in a slick salon. For Los Angeles-based […]

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Poor Folk Making A TV Comeback

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – What with the usual assortment of doctors, lawyers, ad executives, jingle writers and police showing up on your TV set, you would hardly believe that more than 14 million Americans are out of work. Finally, that tide seems to be shifting. On Fox’s “Raising Hope,” the unabashedly downtrodden […]

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New On DVD This Week: Flashpoint, The Mechanic, The Rite, All in the Family

Flashpoint ‘Flashpoint‘ traces the emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the SRU (inspired by Toronto’s Emergency Task Force). A unique unit of elite heroes, rescuing hostages, busting gangs, defusing bombs, scaling buildings and interrogating suspects is all in a day’s work for the members of this highly skilled […]

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New On DVD This Week: Skins, ER, Dances With Wolves, Greek

Skins The new season of ‘Skins‘ begins with a drug-related suicide at Roundview College. The police question the entire gang, and a new headmaster (Chris Addison) expels Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) for his unseemly connection to the incident. The aftermath leads the friends into darker places than before – Thomas and Pandora (Lisa Blackwell) end their […]

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New On DVD This Week: Monk, The Queen, Bones, Medium

Monk The versatile Tony Shalhoub starred in this weekly, hour-long mystery series as Adrian Monk, an unorthodox but undeniably brilliant San Francisco police detective. Quitting the force after the death of his wife, ‘Monk‘ suddenly began developing profound and bizarre obsessive-compulsive tendencies, allowing his many phobias — including a morbid fear of heights, germs, darkness, […]

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TV’s Top 10 Most Memorable Births

Through the years, we’ve seen plenty of TV babies enter this world—from Lucy’s Little Ricky right up to Jim and Pam’s little bundle of joy, arriving Thursday on NBC’s ‘The Office.’  So to mark the occasion, we’re looking back at the ten most notable births in TV history.  Break out the cigars and join us […]

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