What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘Mildred Pierce‘ (Sunday at 9pm on HBO) **Miniseries Premiere** The HBO Miniseries’ ‘Mildred Pierce,’ starring Kate Winslet in the title role, brings to life the memorable character introduced in James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel. The five-part drama offers an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during […]

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Showtime Renews Two New Shows

Showtime has renewed two new series, “Shameless” and “Episodes,” for a second season. The hour-long William H. Macy drama “Shameless” received a twelve-episode order, while Matt LeBlanc’s half-hour comedy “Episodes” episode count is “to be determined.” “The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim that has met both ‘Shameless’ and ‘Episodes’ since their January debuts makes it […]

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A ‘Shameless’ Family Affair Premieres Tonight on Showtime

BY: FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK — The new Showtime drama “Shameless” overflows with its boozy, heedless father and the six unsinkable kids who care for him and one another. William H. Macy (“Fargo,” “Door to Door”) plays the shiftless grifter dad. As Frank, he is abrasive, self-absorbed, manipulative and delusional. “I’m the father, teacher, mentor, […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘Shameless‘ (Sunday at 10pm on Showtime) **Series Premiere** ‘Shameless’ is a new drama series from John Wells (‘ER’) and Paul Abbott (‘State Of Play’) is based on the long-running hit UK series and stars Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy (‘Fargo’) and Emmy Rossum (‘The Phantom of the Opera’). Macy […]

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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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Knepper Talks Of ‘Criminal Minds’ Creepiness and T-Bag’s Return

After playing assorted levels of psycho, ‘Prison Break‘ alum Robert Knepper is anxious to lighten up and make you laugh. But for the time being, he’s got a pair of dark-and-twisted turns with which to haunt you. This Wednesday at 9/8c, Knepper guest-stars on CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds‘ as the son of a bitter former movie […]

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Casting Quickies: ‘Modern Family’s X-Man, ‘Big Bang’ Dad And More

Why is an X-Man baring (almost) all for a ‘Family’ sitcom? Who is Penny’s ‘Big Bang’ daddy? What new trouble is ‘Prison Break’s T-Bag stirring up? We’ve got a round-up of TV’s hottest casting news! ‘X’ APPEAL: James Marsden (‘X-Men’s Cyclops) will guest-star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s ‘Modern Family,’ playing a chiseled new […]

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