Everyone knows Michael J. Fox’s story. The beloved star of “Family Ties,” “Spin City” and the “Back to the Future” movies thought he would have to give up acting all together when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Instead, after taking a few years off to get treatment, he returned to work, winning Emmy nominations […]
Gary David Goldberg, who created the 1980s sitcom hit “Family Ties” and expanded into feature films, has died. Goldberg died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, days before his 69th birthday, The New York Times reported.
The high drama of this political season has been echoed by episodic TV this season. If candidates in real life are often criticized for playing roles and relying on scripts, these TV shows’ pretend politicos make no bones about it.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Michael J. Fox is looking to get back into the TV game full-time. Sony Pictures Television is shopping a single-camera comedy project to networks that would star the former “Family Ties” actor, a spokeswoman for SPTV told TheWrap. The project, written by “Cougar Town” scribe Sam Laybourne and helmed by “Friends […]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. From the Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Lord of […]
Fans of cult comedies like “The State,” “Party Down” and “Children’s Hospital” know Ken Marino as an elastic character actor with the looks of a leading man and goofy demeanor of a Marx brother. Audiences at large, however, probably recognize the 42-year-old small-screen veteran from his numerous recurring roles and guest spots on everything from […]
Charlie Sheen‘s about to get roasted. (Actually, it already happened; they taped the show last Saturday.) Point is, the former “Two and a Half Men” star will be skewered tonight on Comedy Central — and for pretty obvious reason, what with some iffy movies on his resume and that bizarre media tour in early 2011. […]
Dexter The riveting exploits of everyone’s favorite serial killer continue with ‘Dexter‘ Season 5, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall, the fifth season finds Dexter going from happily married husband to guilt-ridden single dad as he struggles to atone for the death of his wife, Rita. But when […]
The changes afoot at “Two and a Half Men” have made the CBS sitcom the most talked-about TV show of the summer. But the question remains: Is Ashton Kutcher a sure thing? If you were to base an answer solely on the hype surrounding his arrival this month to replace Charlie Sheen, then the prognosis […]
Brave Michael J. Fox, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 20 years ago, continues to go right on acting on TV, this time in an upcoming episode of ‘The Good Wife‘ in which his illness is incorporated into the plotline. He’ll play an attorney named Simon Canning who defends a big pharmaceutical company against a class-action […]