‘Monk’ Star Shalhoub Happy With Finale

BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – The final episode of ‘Monk’ has some heavy lifting to do: Resolve Monk’s poisoning and whether he survives, uncover his wife’s killer or, just maybe, reveal whether Trudy really is alive after all. Tony Shalhoub, who inhabited the title character so perfectly for eight seasons that he collected three […]

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What To Watch: Friday

TOP PICK: ‘Monk‘ (9pm on USA) After eight years, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to our favorite OCD detective, Adrian Monk. The time has come to finally learn the truth about Monk’s beloved wife Trudy Monk’s death. In the series finale, Monk finally locates her killer. Virginia Madsen, Melora Hardin, and Casper Van […]

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What To Watch: Friday

TOP PICK: ‘Ugly Betty‘ (9pm ET on ABC) Daniel lets the leaders from the Community of the Phoenix call the shots at Mode, and Bennett’s promises to reunite Daniel with his dead wife prompt Betty to action. She schemes with Claire on breaking through to him with an ingenious plan and finds unlikely allies in […]

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What To Watch: Friday

TOP PICK: ‘Medium‘ (9pm ET on CBS) When Allison develops a strange sensitivity to light, the sunglasses she wears reveal mysterious numbers which could tie into people’s life expectancies. Also, Allison’s dream about Joe’s dad causes Joe to start taking better care of his health KEY EPISODE: ‘Smallville‘ (8pm ET on The CW) Tess kidnaps […]

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What To Watch: Friday

Friday, November 6th TOP PICK: ‘Ugly Betty‘ (9pm ET on ABC) Matt asks someone else to be his “plus one” at Wilhemina’s fund-raiser for Tibetan orphans, and Daniel hires his new BFF Natalie as his assistant, making Betty feel obsolete. Amanda keeps a secret from Betty, and Daniel discovers that his mother, Claire, has history […]

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Inside Emmy: Handicapping the Best Comedy Actor Race

This competitive race features three-time winner Tony Shalhoub, in his last go-around as Monk, going against defending champ Alec Baldwin. Look for Baldwin to ride the wave of “30 Rock” industry hype to yet another Emmy. Jemaine Clement – “Flight of the Conchords” (HBO) Why he’ll win: Emmy voters will look for someone fresh (Clement […]

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New On DVD: Pushing Daisies, Prison Break: The Final Break

Pushing Daisies This brilliant series just wasn’t destined to have a long life on broadcast TV, with only 13 episodes produced for its second season. Regardless, existing ‘Pushing Daisies‘ fans (and hopefully new ones) can forever experience the fun with this new DVD set of the sophomore season. The DVD set includes 13 episodes, including […]

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Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

USA Network has another big hit on its hands with the success of the new comedy ‘Royal Pains.’ The Mark Feuerstein-starring freshman show has climbed in the ratings every week since its June 4th premiere, hitting a series high of 6.5 million viewers last Thursday. This was an even bigger audience than its lead-in (the […]

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TV’s Greatest Cops – Will ‘Southland”s Force Rank?

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/Southland/103193/1080499052/Sneak-Peek%3A-Pilot/embed 420 355] . For the first time since CHiPs was on the air, present-day Los Angeles is once again a central character in the new police drama, Southland. The hour-long series created by John Wells, who just bid adieu to producing-writing chores on ER, debuts April 9 on NBC. Gritty, emotional, full of […]

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