Red light, greenlight.
Coming soon: Prison Break: 71 B.C.?
"It's a trick -- get an Axe!"
While many shows try to do very special Thanksgiving episodes, most of them degenerate into a muddle of typical family feuding and melodrama. And if we wanted to see disastrous family meals, we would just tune in to Brothers & Sisters on any given week. But every few seasons, at least one great show gives a holiday episode we can be truly thankful for. Here our favorites from the recent and far past:
Jeez, The X Factor did some serious damage.
Tom Colicchio is my Commander-in-Chief.
So it's official: Warner Bros. is rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a film franchise and Joss Whedon will not be involved. While he was entertainingly glib about it, fans worldwide are losing their collective minds. We here at TWoP agree that Buffy is inextricably linked with Joss' voice and only wish that the studio was revisting one of Whedon's other past properties instead. Folks at Warner's: it's not too late to trade your Buffy reboot for one of the below. We promise we won't mind! (Much.)
Werewolves and rednecks and misfits, oh my! Also: space thieves, performance art, Big Bads, Mark Wahlberg and other scary things.
We're not sure that the world really needs a spinoff to Criminal Minds, but then again, we didn't think sub-divisions of Law & Order were necessary and SVU and Criminal Intent proved us wrong by being far more enjoyable than their mothership. And while spinoffs may not always grab us right off the bat (like NCIS: Los Angeles), sometimes a new series just needs a little time before it starts improving upon its predecessor. Case in point: The City returned this week with new characters and a compelling new focus that made it far more watchable than the now totally contrived LC-less The Hills. But these aren't the only shows that have been better than their originals. Here's our look back at the best spinoffs from the past two decades:
After countless agonizing months of waiting, the first new episode of Glee since its May premiere is finally close at hand, and since next week's kickoff is likely to take television musical conventions into outer space, it made us nostalgic for some of our favorite past musical moments on other shows. After all, it's not like Glee invented music. The concept of "auditioning for the role of kicker," sure, but music's been around at least since these other shows aired. Here are our all-time favorite people-bustin'-out-singin'-on-TV moments.