Courtney Thorne-Smith Returning To ‘Two and Half Men’

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Having lined up an ex for Ashton Kutcher’s character on the upcoming season of “Two and a Half Men,” the show’s producers have now made sure that Jon Cryer’s character will have his own former flame to torment him. Former “Melrose Place” and “According to Jim” star Courtney […]

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CBS Cancels ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff, Plus Three Others

There are at least four series you won’t see on CBS’ 2011-12 TV schedule. The network has now canceled four freshman shows, as it prepares to present its new fall schedule to advertisers at Wednesday’s Upfronts in New York. Here’s what’s a goner: ~”Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” the disappointing spinoff starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘Mad Love‘ (8:30pm ET on CBS) **Series Premiere** ‘Mad Love’ is a new comedy about a quartet of New Yorkers-two who are falling in love and another two who despise each other (at least for now). Ben, a lawyer, is a hopeless romantic trying to build a relationship with Kate, a beautiful, smart […]

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Midseason Report Card: Kathy Bates Soars as Others Struggle

TV’s new midseason shows aren’t exactly getting off to a flying start, with one exception: “Harry’s Law.” The Kathy Bates legal drama from David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) is turning out to be much more of a hero for NBC than the title character of “The Cape,” another midseason newbie that’s […]

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Why Do All The Networks Have New Romantic Comedies?

With midseason TV in full swing, all of the major networks are seeking success with new romantic comedies. There’s NBC’s “Perfect Couples,” which launched last week, Fox’s “Traffic Light” (Feb. 8), CBS’ “Mad Love” (Feb. 14), and ABC’s “Happy Endings” (April 13). So why the trend? And why now? “Comedy started to get harder, mean […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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